There’s been a lot of talk about guns in Milwaukee, after a photo of three sewer workers openly packing heat on the job went viral (above). Make that former sewer workers . . .
American Sewer Services, the subcontractor doing the dirty work for the city, fired two of the men and suspended the third for violating company policy prohibiting employees from carrying weapons on the job. Yes, well . . .
According to onmilwaukee.com, “Legislative Reference Bureau statistics that show the area around 19th and Meinecke — about a three-quarter mile radius — has been the scene of eight homicides and 37 nonfatal shootings in 2017.”
The fact that the sewer workers were white men in a largely black neighborhood has added a racial component to the “debate” over the incident.
Be that as it may, the City of Milwaukee is “directing the Department of Public Works to develop a policy prohibiting contractors from allowing employees to carry weapons while working for the city.”
Disarm Americans working in high crime areas because…? Are these people insane?