The Right-Wing Extremist Who’s Fanning the Flames in Milwaukee
“Stop trying to fix the police, fix the ghetto,” he said during a press conference. “We have a growth of the underclass here in Milwaukee. And we saw some of their behaviors on display (Saturday) night.” Clarke also claimed that the protests weren’t spontaneous, and pointed out that homicides in the city happened on Friday and Saturday.
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The county sheriff has long been a staunch opponent of Black Lives Matter and critics of the police more generally. He called Ferguson protesters “vultures on a roadside carcass” and has gone so far as to say that Black Lives Matter would eventually team up with the terrorist group ISIS. He described the decision to charge the six Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death as a “human sacrifice,” and frequently spouts the debunked myth that people have launched a war against cops.
“Americans watching the news of the murders of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are observing a civil war unfold within our borders. A war between rule of law and anarchy-seeking hate,” he wrote in an article for The Hill last month, referring to attacks on officers as “guerilla warfare.” “It’s time to reclaim our future and it begins by condemning Black Lives Matter, organizers and inspiration for hate, friend to enemies of law and order.