Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke, is delusional. The African American law enforcement celebrity was asked by CNN’s Poppy Harlow about the recent controversies surrounding policing in America. His answers raised more than a few eyebrows, even from many who are not traditionally highly-critical of law enforcement officers.
The 30-plus-year veteran cop denounced protesters who have turned out en masse across the nation as “anarchist groups exploiting tragic situations to create chaos.”
When asked if there was any merit at all to the protests against police accountability, Sheriff Clarke stood firm…
“None whatsoever. Unequivocally. None whatsoever. These things that happened with law enforcement officers… tragic. No doubt about that. But they are a sliver of what’s going on in America’s ghettos today, and it’s the black on black crime. So if we wanna have the discussion, let’s have an objective one.”
Proving Mark Twain’s assertion about “lies, damned lies, and statistics,” Clarke offered bizarre data which we have not found documentation to support anywhere. He, of course, did not identify the source of these statistics during the interview.
“Since 1999, police deadly – use of deadly force against black males is down 75 percent. In 2011 and 2012, 386 white people were killed by police officers, 140 black people were killed by police officers in that same time period. So I’m just saying, let’s put the data out there and let’s have an objective discussion minus the emotion and the rhetoric.”
This data is actually quite different than the recent FBI statistics which say that African Americans are being killed by law enforcement at an alarmingly higher per capita rate than their Caucasian neighbors.
But Sheriff Clarke wasn’t done yet. Perhaps the most audacious thing he said was the following…
“When I hear these things that black lives matter… the only people who really believe that statement are American police officers who go into American ghettos every day to keep people from killing each other… The abortion… black lives, if they really mattered, that’s where the outrage would be, that’s what we’d see protests about. But when we see the black on black homicide that happens on a very frequent basis, we don’t see protests, we don’t see marches, we don’t see demand for change. So this has been a one way conversation that I’m just trying to present a counter-narrative to balance this thing, so that we can have that discussion.”
Watch the video below and see for yourself…
(Article by Moreh B.D.K.)