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Wed Nov 26, 2014, 01:58 PM

Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting

Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/283896031.html

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is suggesting that President Barack Obama encouraged rioting in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of a grand jury's decision Monday not to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Clarke made the comment in an interview Tuesday afternoon on Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

"When I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people," Clarke said. "And so, I think when he called for calm after the rioting started, I believe it was done with a wink and a nod."

Cavuto did not follow up on the comment.

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Reply Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting (Original post)
Miles Archer Nov 2014 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace Nov 2014 #1
riversedge Nov 2014 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #3
arcane1 Nov 2014 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #11
noiretextatique Nov 2014 #9
kelly1mm Nov 2014 #13
noiretextatique Nov 2014 #14
kelly1mm Nov 2014 #16
Faux pas Nov 2014 #4
Wellstone ruled Nov 2014 #6
louis-t Nov 2014 #7
noiretextatique Nov 2014 #8
kelly1mm Nov 2014 #12
bigdarryl Nov 2014 #10
DisgustipatedinCA Nov 2014 #15
lpbk2713 Nov 2014 #17
PeaceNikki Nov 2014 #18

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:00 PM

1. getting really angry again

not good for my blood pressure

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:03 PM

2. Why would Clarke be on Fox anyway?? national TV?? uga uga

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:04 PM

3. Yes, because when he tells people to remain calm, he's actually telling them to riot.

Because apparently it's Opposite Day at the White House.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:08 PM

5. Yes, but he said it WHILE BLACK!!!

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:25 PM

11. To them, it's been Opposite 6 Years at the White House. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:22 PM

9. he's just whitesplaning for the masses

of brain-dead idiots looking for any excuse to remain brain-dead idiots.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:55 PM

13. Who is "whitesplaining"? Both the President and the Sherriff are black. nt

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:57 PM

14. the sheriff, of course

playing to his audience.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 03:01 PM

16. Isn't the term "Whitesplaining" generally when a white person explains to non-white

persons some issue concerning non-white people's lives?

Maybe I am confused .....

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:06 PM

4. Too pissed to write more

than this.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:12 PM

6. Anyone familiar with the Milwaukee County

 

or City is well aware of the Race Baiting that this a--hole is capable of spewing. Hate runs deep in Brew town.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:13 PM

7. I remember wincing when Obama calmly, and slowly..

said the words 'breaking windows, burning buildings, throwing bottles' and paused before saying 'is not helpful' or whatever it was. I was waiting for fox to cut off the last part and show the loop 24/7. "See, he wants people to riot!!1!1!1"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:21 PM

8. you are an idiot, and unfit for office

and a paranoid racist freak who the fuck is "playing the race card" here? certain not Obama.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:54 PM

12. The Sheriff who is being quoted is black. Thus (according to some) he cannot be a racist, but can

be bigoted.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:23 PM

10. If Obama said nothing this idiot would complain he was silent

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 02:58 PM

15. Is this the same standard he applies to doing his job?

 

does he just kind of get a "feeling" one way or another when it comes to charging or releasing a suspect? I question his competence to do his job.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 03:02 PM

17. Thanks Obama









OMFG

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 03:50 PM

18. He's a well-known jackass in these parts. He stomps around in cowboy boots & a huge cowboy hat.

He thinks he's in Texas.

We wish he were. Clarke is a special kinda crazy.

Another Right Wing Sheriff Threatens America With Armed Rebellion

The Decline of Sheriff Clarke
But in the last year or two, Clarke seems to have gone off the deep end. Perhaps nothing is more illustrative than this Journal Sentinel headline in February: “David Clarke accuses Chris Abele of ‘penis envy’ in latest rant.”

The comment merely made Clarke look childish. And since County Executive Abele isn’t really seen as a liberal (county board members have called him “Scott Walker lite”), Clarke’s feud doesn’t play to his classic storyline, that he’s smiting those silly liberals. Perhaps worst of all, the headline dubbing this Clarke’s “latest rant” helps cement an image of him as a crackpot.

In particular, JS columnist Dan Bice is having a field day covering Clarke, with several columns noting the public money the Sheriff is spending on ads telling people to arm themselves or handle intruders by being “ruthless,” and a column about Clarke’s agreement with a crazed conservative who believes the federal government is a greater threat than terrorists.

Clarke is now accusing the Journal Sentinel of suffering from “Clarke Derangement Syndrome.” Bad move. You never pick a fight with the state’s largest newspaper, it will only hurt you. A narrative is beginning to set in, that Clarke is losing credibility in the community, as this op ed in the Biz Times suggests.

Besides Abele, Clarke has picked fights with county board members, Mayor Tom Barrett, Police Chief Ed Flynn and various other officials. Meanwhile, Clarke is taking weird stands that leave him as an island unto himself. The legislature’s proposal to bring back private bail was opposed by everyone in the criminal justice system, including the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, all 47 Milwaukee County judges and all 10 of the state’s chief circuit judges, not to mention the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association, police chiefs and clerks of court. Only Clarke has publicly favored it.

And what exactly is the record Clarke has to run on for reelection in 2014? His opponents can note his department does little to combat serious crime, handling just one-fifth of one percent of all major property and violent crimes in the county, as I’ve reported.


One of my favorites is when he decided to change the sheriff's emblem from a 7-pointed star to a 5-pointed one (reputedly matching his tatoo). That meant changing all the badges, stationery, squad car logos, and so on. How much taxpayer money was spent on this whim? He is a darling of the Tea Party, but not for fiscal responsibility.

He was also criticized for ties to group that sided with Nevada rancher

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