Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke blames 'liberal policies' for riots

The pro-gun, pro-Trump Milwaukee County sheriff, David Clarke, penned an op-ed for The Hill and proceeded to destroy myths about the reasons for the Milwaukee riots while putting his finger an the real reason they occurred.

Here are the facts: Milwaukee is run by progressive Democrats. Their decades-long Democrat regime has done nothing to reduce these urban pathologies, in fact, their strategies have exacerbated the situation by expanding the welfare state.

That things have not improved and in fact worsened in the American ghetto after eight years ofBarack Obama is remarkable only to those who have not been paying attention to our nation’s cities.

There’s only one answer, which is for the citizens of America to expose and heap scorn on this lying and dangerous triad of big government, liberal mainstream media, and the lost souls of the urban ghettos both these institutions feed upon for their power.

A self-examination and self-criticism by the underclass is in order as well - as is an admission by Progressive Democrats that they have failed Milwaukee would be the first step in reversing this urban decay and reversing the growth of the underclass and their accompanying cultural rot.

What happened Saturday night and again Sunday night had little to do with police use of force – it was a collapse of the social order where tribal behavior leads to reacting to circumstances instead of waiting for facts to emerge. The law of the jungle replaced the rule of law in Milwaukee Saturday night over an armed career criminal suspect who confronted police. Four other people were murdered in Milwaukee in separate incidents before the cop shooting and no riots ensued.

The actions were the manifestation of a population with no hope, no stake in the American dream that could provide advancement and purpose and pride of self. They are the ones lied to, exploited by and ultimately manipulated by the Democrats who claim to care. They are victims of the left, but they are not without blame. It’s time for them to remember their own humanity, their own dignity, and to fight for that return to the American Dream that the left would withhold from them.

It is rare that a public figure especially a black public figure like Sheriff Clarke exposes the left and their complete failures with regard to dealing with poverty.  The result of liberal policies is hopelessness and even rage, which we saw on display in Milwaukee.  As Clarke points out, government programs are no substitute for restoring the dignity and humanity of the poor.  Only then will they make the effort to dig themselves out of poverty.

Clarke is also one of the few blacks who sees through Black Lives Matter and their anti-police agenda.  He also has the courage to call them out for it. 

We need more public servants black and white like Sheriff Clarke.

The pro-gun, pro-Trump Milwaukee County sheriff, David Clarke, penned an op-ed for The Hill and proceeded to destroy myths about the reasons for the Milwaukee riots while putting his finger an the real reason they occurred.

Here are the facts: Milwaukee is run by progressive Democrats. Their decades-long Democrat regime has done nothing to reduce these urban pathologies, in fact, their strategies have exacerbated the situation by expanding the welfare state.

That things have not improved and in fact worsened in the American ghetto after eight years ofBarack Obama is remarkable only to those who have not been paying attention to our nation’s cities.

There’s only one answer, which is for the citizens of America to expose and heap scorn on this lying and dangerous triad of big government, liberal mainstream media, and the lost souls of the urban ghettos both these institutions feed upon for their power.

A self-examination and self-criticism by the underclass is in order as well - as is an admission by Progressive Democrats that they have failed Milwaukee would be the first step in reversing this urban decay and reversing the growth of the underclass and their accompanying cultural rot.

What happened Saturday night and again Sunday night had little to do with police use of force – it was a collapse of the social order where tribal behavior leads to reacting to circumstances instead of waiting for facts to emerge. The law of the jungle replaced the rule of law in Milwaukee Saturday night over an armed career criminal suspect who confronted police. Four other people were murdered in Milwaukee in separate incidents before the cop shooting and no riots ensued.

The actions were the manifestation of a population with no hope, no stake in the American dream that could provide advancement and purpose and pride of self. They are the ones lied to, exploited by and ultimately manipulated by the Democrats who claim to care. They are victims of the left, but they are not without blame. It’s time for them to remember their own humanity, their own dignity, and to fight for that return to the American Dream that the left would withhold from them.

It is rare that a public figure especially a black public figure like Sheriff Clarke exposes the left and their complete failures with regard to dealing with poverty.  The result of liberal policies is hopelessness and even rage, which we saw on display in Milwaukee.  As Clarke points out, government programs are no substitute for restoring the dignity and humanity of the poor.  Only then will they make the effort to dig themselves out of poverty.

Clarke is also one of the few blacks who sees through Black Lives Matter and their anti-police agenda.  He also has the courage to call them out for it. 

We need more public servants black and white like Sheriff Clarke.