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    Regular Member HandyHamlet's Avatar
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    Milwaukee's "gun grabbing" Police Department refuses to return Armed Citizen's gun.

    Cops won't return gun to man who shot robber in Aldi store

    By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel

    A gun rights advocacy group has taken Milwaukee police to task for refusing to give back a gun used in an Aldi grocery store shooting that was ruled justifiable and legal.

    Police say the gun is still evidence in the case.

    Email from WCInc.

    On January 30th, 2012 a law-abiding Wisconsin concealed carry license holder, Nazir Al-mujaahid, used his sidearm to shoot a shotgun-weilding armed robber who had entered a north-side Aldi's grocery store in Milwaukee and threatened the cashier and customers. As is standard protocol, the armed citizen's holster, gun, and ammunition were taken into evidence by the Milwaukee Police Department.

    A few days later the Milwaukee District Attorney's office cleared the armed citizen of any wrong-doing and declared the shooting justified.

    Despite being exhonerated by the DA, making repeated attempts to obtain the return of his firearm from Milwaukee Police, and sending a letter to the DA's office requesting assistance in the return of his property, Mr. Al-Mujaahid's gun remains in Police possession.

    Wisconsin Carry, Inc. has observed what appears to be a pattern of civil-rights infringing behavior from the Milwaukee Police Department. The Milwaukee Police Department appears to have a practice of concocting baseless reasons to seize any and all guns they come across in the City - even when those guns have never been used in connection with a crime. The Police Department also appears to have a practice of refusing to return firearms or unduly delaying the return of firearms that were seized incident to an arrest despite the fact that no charges were brought or when the gun owner is exonerated by the court system.

    WCI believes that these acts by the Milwaukee Police Department represent violations to law-abiding citizens constitutionally guaranteed right to be free from illegal seizures of their private property and their Constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms.

    As Wisconsin Carry considers whether legal action against the City of Milwaukee is justified or required to correct this apparent illegal and immoral behavior, we call on the Milwaukee Police Department to return Mr. Al-Majaahid's gun to him without delay.

    (end or press release)

    Today Wisconsin Carry would ask that our members begin making contact with the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and demand that they take action and have MPD return Nazir's gun to him to prevent Milwaukee from exposing itself to possible litigation from Wisconsin Carry, Inc. Milwaukee just paid a settlement to Wisconsin Carry this past fall that the Common Council had to approve because of MPD's actions and refusal to return property to a citizen who was cleared of any wrongdoing yet his gun never returned. They should be familiar with our organization and our propensity NOT to make idle suggestions of filing litigation against the city.

    Ask Mayor Tom Barrett and the members of Common Council Public Safety to side with the law-abiding citizen who defended himself and others from a shotgun-wielding thug and implore Milwaukee Police to return the "Aldi's armed citizen", Nazir's gun to him immediately.

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett:

    (414) 286.2200

    Milwaukee Common Council Public Safety Committee:

    The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments.

    Ald. Robert G. Donovan, Chair
    (414) 286-2221 E-mail

    Ald. Robert W. Puente, Vice Chair
    (414) 286-2221 E-mail

    Ald. Terry L. Witkowski
    (414) 286-8537 E-mail

    Ald. James N. Witkowiak

    Ald. Joe Davis, Sr.
    (414) 286-2221 E-mail

    Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use an "all of the above" approach to advancing and protecting the right to carry of law-abiding Wisconsin residents. This approach will include civil litigation, public relations, grass-roots legislative activism, and education/training.

    Carry On,

    Nik Clark
    Chairman/President - Wiscosnin Carry, Inc.
    Last edited by HandyHamlet; 03-06-2012 at 07:48 PM. Reason: Update
    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
    Abraham Lincoln

    "Some time ago, a bunch of lefties defied the law by dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, resulting in their arrests. Last week, a bunch of them pulled the same stunt and - using patented Lefist techniques - provoked the Park Police into having to use force to arrest them."

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    Have they seized the ambulance that transported the robber to the hospital? Sealed up the emergency room where he was treated?

    Each of those bears as much evidence in the robbery charges, as the gun used to shoot him.

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    Someone else asked if the store was still roped off by crime scene tape, closed for business.
    That has just as much to do with the robbery as the gun.
    If the scene has been released...
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    Boycott City of Milwaukee Businessess

    How about a boycott of city of Milwaukee businesses? If people would stop spending money in Milwaukee and it being made publicly aware of why.Maybe the business owners could put pressure on the city to do what is the right thing to do.

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