VIDEO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries dismantles Sheriff David Clarke on police reform & equal protection

During a recent appearance by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries confronted Sheriff Clarke over the blue wall of silence, the need for equal protection under the law for everyone and the unjust death of Eric Garner.

Considering how little Sheriff Clarke’s agency does to actually combat crime in Milwaukee County, it’s curious to see him testify before Congress as if he’s an expert on how to fight crime. After all, this is the same “crimefighter” who once tried to help a drunk driver get back on the road after that drunk driver drove off the freeway and into a ditch.


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2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries dismantles Sheriff David Clarke on police reform & equal protection

  1. What a bunch of dumb comments. Milwaukee is becoming the worst violent city in it’s size in country. Clarke, who spent over 20 years as Captain, starting on beat in MPD, is only one to offer a solution along with another captain, Glenn Frankovis. We are all waiting for the Left to come up with solution to crime wave in the cities that the Left controls before DOJ takes them all over. If you notice DOJ is taking apart the police dept.s of cities that the Left controls. Baltimore is huge mess. they need a Clarke.

    1. WI Con,

      Where’ve you been?

      I’ve missed the free entertainment, such as “…city in it’s size in country,” and “who spent over 20 years as Captain….”

      Better tell wikipedia they’re wrong. “The next step was becoming Captain of Police for the MPD in 1996. In 1999, Clarke took over the post of Commanding Officer for MPD’s Intelligence Division. Clarke then became Milwaukee County Sheriff in 2002, currently holding the same post.”,_Jr

      Is Mike Tate paying you to make Republicans look bad?

      WI Con, the numbers don’t lie, “Sex, Drugs and Poverty in Red and Blue America.”

      “In the fall of 1969, Merle Haggard topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks with “Okie from Muskogee,” the song that quickly became the anthem of red America, even before we called it that.

      “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee, we don’t take our trips on LSD, we don’t burn our draft cards down on Main Street, we like livin’ right and bein’ free,” Haggard declared. “We don’t make a party out of lovin’, we like holdin’ hands and pitchin’ woo.”

      Times have changed.

      Today Muskogee, Okla., a city of 38,863, has nine drug treatment centers and a court specifically devoted to drug offenders. A search for “methamphetamine arrest” on the website of the Muskogee Phoenix, the local newspaper, produces 316 hits.

      In 2013 just under two-thirds of the births in the city of Muskogee, 62.6 percent, were to unwed mothers, including 48.3 percent of the births to white mothers. The teenage birthrate in Oklahoma was 47.3 per 1,000; in Muskogee, it’s 59.2, almost twice the national rate, which is 29.7.

      Muskogee County voted decisively for Ronald Reagan in 1984 and for Republican presidential candidates in the last three elections. In 2012, Romney beat Obama 57.4 to 42.6.

      Why am I talking about Muskogee? Two reasons.

      The first is that the Baltimore riots have become a vehicle for conservatives to point to the city as an emblem of the failure of liberalism and the Democratic Party. The current state of affairs in Muskogee suggests that the left does not deserve exclusive credit for social disorder.

      The second reason is that worsening conditions in working-class white Republican communities indicate that the conservative moral agenda has not decisively won the battle for the hearts of America’s youth.”

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