Clarke: Obama ‘Lacks the Courage’ To Tell Black Community ‘To Look In the Mirror’

Milwaukee Co., Wisc. Sheriff David Clarke (D) argued President Barack Obama “lacks the courage to look at the black community and tell them to look in the mirror as the source of their problems” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Clarke stated, “Well, there is no way to understand this nonsense, first of all, Sean. The claims made by Tarantino, he’s a limousine liberal. He’s a one percenter, and the claims made by President Obama that this is not based on emotion, it’s real, it’s just plain wrong, these claims are based on fiction. Once you strip away the myth, the lie, the propaganda, all that remains are the facts, lies put out and repeated over and over again by the president of the United States are not a substitute for empirical research. The facts are these, in a three-year period, ’09 to 2012, there were about 1,491 uses of force — deadly uses of force by police officers. Sean, 61% of the people involved in those — that use of force were white males, 32% black males, an almost 2:1 ratio. If there’s anybody that’s got a claim on police use of force, it’s white males. The other thing is this, again, data and research, 0.04% of perpetrators of black homicide are police officers. Less than 0.1%, and on the other hand, 93% of perpetrators of black homicide were committed by other black people. The president of the United States lacks the courage to look at the black community and tell them to look in the mirror as the source of their problems. Most of these people that police come in contact with, are engaged in some sort of criminal behavior, a call for police. If you look at the other data, their participation rates in violent crime are off the charts…compared to their rates within the population of the United States, which is about 13%.”

Clarke added, “Well, you know, the whole Black Lives — which I’ve renamed Black Lies Matter movement, is based on a lie itself. It is the bastard child of the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot,’ which we know is a lie. And so that’s why I said that this movement is illegitimate.”

He concluded, “A recent Harvard study, no lover of cops, that shows when you look at the police use of force, and you enter race, you know what you get, according to a Harvard research, a recent one? You get a random distribution. You get no pattern of any racism by the American police officer. Again, all I ask, Sean, is someone show me a study, a peer-reviewed, empirical study that says anything otherwise, and I’ll take a look at it. But to date Sean, for the last year, I have not been shown any research that supports that lie.”

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