• Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying To Fix The Police, Fix The Ghetto’

    The federal government, from President Barack Obama on down, is calling for reforming policing practices in the United States. But the outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says police reform is not the answer.

    Clarke says Obama’s call for reforming the police is weakening “the institution of policing” and the real solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.”

    Clarke, during his appearance on Fox and Friends, was asked about his reaction to the execution of Deputy Goforth in Texas last Friday.

    The headline of the story should be “Black Man Shoots White Defenseless Police Officer,” Clarke said.

    “I get sick and tired when it’s the other way around, when an officer defends his life, they always point out that it’s a white officer shooting an unarmed black suspect,” he said. “President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement and it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.”

    “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now have to counter this slime, this filth coming out of these cop-haters.”

    Host Brian Kilmeade contended that some observers believe President Obama “shed light on a problem.”

    “That is a lie,” Sheriff Clarke fired back. “President Obama didn’t shed light on anything. This is nothing more than an attempt to weaken the institution of policing.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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