Judge: Defend Yourself Because the State Can’t Defend YouMonday, April 12, 2010
In Ashtabula County (Ohio), the Sheriff’s Department has been cut in half, and the jails are full with a waiting list for bed space. One man made sense.
Ashtabula County Common Pleas Judge Alfred Mackey was asked what residents should do to protect themselves and their families with the severe cutback in law enforcement.
“Arm themselves,” the judge said. ”Be very careful, be vigilant, get in touch with your neighbors, because we’re going to have to look after each other.”