Monday, May 4, 2015

Sheriff Clarke Calls Accused Baltimore Cops "Human Sacrifices"

The crazy Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke, favorite of Faux News and gun nuts, just had to spout off about the six Baltimore cops arrested in the murder of Freddie Gray:
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared the charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray “George Zimmerman and the Duke Lacrosse case all over again” and said “these cops are political prisoners,” offered up as human sacrifices, thrown like red meat to an angry mob” on Friday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Clarke said of the charges, “it’s a miscarriage of justice. This neophyte prosecutor stood up there and made a political statement, Neil, and I say that because she’s chanting or voicing some of the chants from this angry mob. Her job is to tune that out. She said, I hear the voices. She’s not supposed to hear anything as she reviews this case that is not consistent with the rule of law and our system of justice. Look, I’m an experienced and a veteran homicide detective. I’ve had — I’ve participated in charging conferences. There is no way I have ever gotten a criminal charge within 24 hours after taking over all the reports and evidence to a prosecutor. A prosecutor who is thorough needs several days to sift through hundreds of pages of reports. They usually want to interview some of the witnesses themselves, in person, and they have to sift through all of the evidence, piece by piece, and they have to wait for some of the forensics evidence to conclude, to come back and that’s why I say on a minimum, three to four days. She just got this case yesterday. This is political activism. She’ll never prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, and I’m not going to silently stand by and watch my brother officers, offered up as human sacrifices, thrown like red meat to an angry mob, just to appease this angry mob.” And that “she rushed this thing through.”
After a break for a statement from the police union, Clarke repeated himself in case someone might have missed his absurdity:
He added that “there may be and probably are, some civil torts here, but what little I know, and I don’t know all the facts, but I’m listening to the emotion in their voice, and listening to those political statements that she made at the end of that news conference, that’s political activism, it’s wrong, it’s probably in violation of her code of ethics as a lawyer. And again, I’m going to take my time with this, but I’m not going to sit idly by, and I want to call out to every law enforcement officer in the country to pay attention to this. Because, I see a pattern, at least demands from an angry mob, that we be offered up as human sacrifices. We don’t do that in our system of justice in the United States just to please an angry mob. And I sense from what I heard her say, Neil, that that’s what is going on here.”
But there's more. There's always more.

Clarke, who has been known to use taxpayer money to tell people to buy guns because they can't rely on the police, was not making outlandish statements.

He followed up the above inanity with a tweet that sure sounds like a call for retaliation by the police:

Well, isn't that great? Not only does Clarke tell people that they shouldn't expect help from the police, but now he wants to police to take people out as revenge.

I'm sure that will go a long way to help police/community relations.


  1. I agree with Clarke, the DA is acting politically with her statements, and the rapid charges against the officers. We should never rush to judgement to appease protestors.

    The tweet appears outrageous at first, but it isn't if viewed through a law enforcement officers perspective, and that is the problem with this tweet; it goes out into the public that doesn't understand the what and why of what Clarke is communicating. His deputies would understand what he means and what he expects, and it wouldn't be taking people out in revenge. His last sentence confirms that he isn't going to tolerate any excessive use of force.

  2. This is just more of Clarke's cowboy hat & boots, egoistic tough talk to promote the NRA's mantra of vigilanty rebellion in defense of the Constittution of Murica. It's aimed at other blowhards like himself that are, without their guns, really cowards at heart, and truely fearful of the changing demographic of America.

    He's playing the Victim card, and the Fear card.