By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 24, 2016
Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Fynn fold Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) during a roll call at the 2700 block of W. Center St. that he didn't know if local neighborhood citizens have resorted to open carry assault type weapons in the neighborhood for self-defense. HNNUSA received information that male Afro-American citizens have been seen and approached by police after being spotted with assault type weapons in public on what is known as "Open Carry" in Wisconsin. Apparently, police can't even question the open carry citizens and confirm, if any are actually felons under state law, according to a commanding police supervisor. Police officers patrolling the area, which to a neighborhood citizen in the vicinity who didn't want to be identified called the area a "War Zone," he says the young males do open carry in that area. HNNUSA went to N. 23 St. and W. Locust St. to check out open carry citizens, but was unsuccessful in locating those believed to be open carrying in public. In Wisconsin, citizens can legally open carry loaded weapons, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
HNNUSA learned that police officers assigned to the area don't get assigned assault rifles as a routine and most officers are White. Chief Flynn was at the location holding a press conference to introduce a new member of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), a K9 named Nando, a two year German Shepherd. Funding for Nando was provided by Stan Kass, owner of Skylark Automatic Vending who has bought 29 K9s for area law enforcement agencies, according to MPD.