The FOP has come out solidly against volunteering for this short-notice detail in Milwaukee after approximately 100 different police agencies withdrew their offer to assist MPD at the democratic national convention.
If our advice and the FOP advice doesn’t sway you, take this into consideration:
- the 100 agencies that withdrew support did so after the Milwaukee City Council banned the use of tear gas and pepper spray as crowd control tool, even in the event of a civil unrest (a riot);
- Wisconsin State law is written to forbid outside agencies from using Force of any sort either on-or-off duty because your agency’s rules might not align with Wisconsin policy. In other words, what is proper and legal in Illinois might not be in Wisconsin;
- democrats have been advocating “defunding” for how long now? You think you’ll get any sort of fair shake if it goes south?
And can you imagine how hard the “protestors” are going to come after a Chicago cop, out of state, in a foreign jurisdiction, with these sorts of rules? We’ll bet money that (A) Wisconsin pols would push for you immediate arrest and (B) the CPD brass wouldn’t even try to get you proper representation. Hell, we can name three that would put the cuffs on you and hand you over without even breaking a sweat.
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