Sheriff David Clarke: Black “Lies” Matter
By: Alex Nitzberg | Accuracy in Media
The Black Lives Matter movement “…doesn’t care any more about the lives of black people than the Ku Klux Klan…” Sheriff David Clarke asserted during an interview with Accuracy in Media. Clarke is the Sheriff of Miwaukee County, Wisconsin.
“Black Lives Matter, which I have renamed ‘Black Lies’ L-I-E-S Matter, it’s nothing more than an astroturf operation, it’s just the latest shallow disguised, confederation if you will, of community organizers and leftists that specialize in fostering disorganization and rebellion in ghettos and other struggling areas throughout the United States of America.”
Sheriff Clarke cited “a study done by Dr. Timothy Johnson of Toledo University…” that invalidates the widespread claim that police officers practice racial discrimination. He said the study found that twice as many white men “…are killed in police use of force situations” than black men.
“There is no research, there is not one bit of research or data that supports their lie—which is why I call them ‘Black Lies’—their lie about police use of force in the United States of America.”
Sheriff Clarke calls Black Lives Matter a “hate group,” saying, “These are nothing more than riot makers and they stoke up bitterness and resentment in people; and they use the police as a distraction from the staggering failure of liberal politicians in these large urban areas where these ghettos are contained.”
Comparing Chicago’s crime-ridden culture of death to “… some war-torn, sub-Sahara African nation that’s constantly under civil war with a tribal mentality,” Sheriff Clarke confronted the movement’s passivity on this issue.
“Where is Black Lies Matter? If they cared about the lives of black people they would be marching against the liberal establishment in these large urban areas and demanding a better quality of life and a better way of life. But no, that’s not what they’re doing. They’re instead using the police as a straw man…”
Describing Black Lives Matter as a “…political construct that’s developed and really turned out to be a get-out-the-vote and voter registration drive for the Democrat party…” Sheriff Clarke noted that while the Democrat Party did not found the group, the party views it as an “…opportunity…to enrage and energize black people to come out and vote…”
When questioned about the movement’s chief aim, Sheriff Clarke stated that “Their ultimate goal is to try to extract from…government, things that they have not earned…political power, they’re looking for money…and they’re trying to do it by force, by threats, by rioting, and other, I think, tawdry tactics.”
In an unequivocal denunciation of the “Black ‘Lies’ Matter” movement, Sheriff Clarke declared, “…I don’t support anything that this fraudulent movement proposes.”