Wow… Sheriff David Clarke is a hero – a policeman speaking the truth, asking for objective non-inflammatory non-political conversations about police shootings of black men. Oh, and not that it matters, but Sheriff Clarke is black.
I was surprised, to put it mildly, to hear Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke disparaging Mayor de Blasio and President Obama and Obma pal Al Sharpton last week when I happened to catch Clarke’s post-Christmas appearance live on cable news. It’s not that Sheriff Clarke hasn’t distinguished himself as a voice of truth and common sense on matters of race and law enforcement. It’s that he was saying these things on CNN to CNN correspondent (and Twin Cities native) Poppy Harlow.