Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that new anti-racial profiling guidelines announced by Attorney General Eric Holder “aren’t going to mean anything to me” on Tuesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“Those guidelines aren’t going to mean anything to me. He’s not in a position to tell local law enforcement anything about training or standards. That’s nothing more than a scurrilous charge. I’m not going to let him get away with it. I’m going to continue to push back on behalf of the men and women all across this country who go out and risk their lives in service to the community” he stated.
Clarke continued “the criminal element has to understand that pretty soon we’re going to have local law enforcement officers on their heels as they go out there and police and that these criminals realize that they’re going to be do[ing] whatever they want and that any time they get stopped by the police they’ll just yell ‘racial profiling.'”
He also said of Holder “he’s got every officer in America painted as a racist.”
Clarke further argued “when we get complaints of such a thing I investigate it and guess what, Neil? Every complaint that I’ve ever gotten that suggests that an officer is out there making stops and making law enforcement decisions based solely on race, has turned [out] not to be true.”
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