Abele: 'An act of extreme violence...an act of evil'

Abele: 'An act of extreme violence...an act of evil'

By Matt Montgomery. CREATED Aug 5, 2012

MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee County Executive Abele released this statement today in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek:
This is not only an act of extreme violence, it is also an act of evil. It is beyond the power of words to fully express our sorrow this afternoon. Our prayers and condolences go out to those killed and injured, and we share the grief of everyone affected by this senseless event.

We are grateful for the bravery and immediate work by local, state and federal law enforcement. Residents of Milwaukee County have an amazing ability to support one another in times of crisis.

This is one of those times. The Sikh community is an important part of what makes that happen in Milwaukee County, with a long tradition of standing up for and supporting others.

Now we need to stand with them.