STATEMENT OF NAACP MILWAUKEE BRANCH REGARDING MILWAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID A. CLARKE

November 12, 2015

Statements recently made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke are inaccurate, divisive and disparaging of African Americans.

Sheriff Clarke has stated, among other things, that:

  • There is no police brutality in America, as it ended back in the ‘60s

  • The Black Lives Matter movement will join forces with ISIS, and the demonstrators are sub-human creeps

  • Blacks sell drugs because they are lazy, uneducated and morally bankrupt

These and similar remarks made by Sheriff Clarke are inaccurate, irresponsible and racist. These comments are counter-productive and are not representative of the interests of those he is elected to serve. Moreover, these types of remarks render Sheriff Clarke or anyone making such remarks unfit to serve as an elected public official.

The NAACP Milwaukee Branch finds Sheriff Clarke’s comments deplorable. We urge all citizens of good will to reject such vile invective and we encourage the voters of Milwaukee County to hold him accountable at the ballot box.

Fred Royal, President
NAACP – Milwaukee Branch

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