It sounds like somebody needs to get over himself.
David A. Clarke Jr. — Milwaukee County’s globetrotting sheriff — says the University of New Haven rescinded his upcoming speaking engagement because of his criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Clarke is now urging people to contact the university president directly or to sign a petition demanding the president of the Connecticut school bring Clarke in for a speech and apologize to him. More than 2,500 people have signed the petition.
“Ask the President for the truth about why my invite was rescinded,” Clarke wrote in a blog post Thursday. “Ask him what he knew about this and when he knew it. Ask him if he approved it and — if so — why.
“Tell him Sheriff Clarke sent you.”
But university officials say they never reached an agreement or signed a contract with the Milwaukee sheriff, adding that he priced himself out of the engagement by demanding rock-star travel arrangements.
Specifically, they say Clarke, who is spending much of his time on the road, asked for first-class airfare, a presidential hotel suite and transportation from the airport in a black SUV. He did not request a speaking fee.