David Clarke: The Truth

David Clarke
David Clarke

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David Clarke is a Milwaukee County Sheriff who is a frequent guest on Fox News to discuss justice issues. He is a conservative.

David Clarke’s Background

Clarke Threatened Armed Revolution Against The U.S. Government. “While Fox has been praising parts of Clarke’s address, they haven’t mentioned his warning to NRA members during the same speech that, “If you’re going to stand with me, you have to be willing to resist any attempt by government to disarm law-abiding people by fighting with the ferociousness of a junkyard dog. For it says in the Declaration of Independence that it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for our future security.”” [Media Matters, 4/28/14]

Clarke Said 6 Cops Charged With Murder Of Freddie Gray In Baltimore Were “Political Prisoners.” “‘These cops are political prisoners. I’m calling them political prisoners because this state’s attorney stood up there and made a political statement at the end talking about how she hears the voices and no justice, no peace,’ he told Fox News.” [Daily Mail, 5/2/15]

Clarke Is The Subject Of A Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit. “Tanya Weyker says all she ever wanted was an apology. Instead, the 25-year-old Franklin woman is now the plaintiff in a federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, three of his deputies and one sergeant.” [WITI, 7/14/14]

Clarke Lied And Said President Obama Had Encouraged Violence In Ferguson, Missouri. [Media Matters, 11/25/14]

Clarke Received “Sheriff Of The Year” Award From Anti-Government Group. “Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. recently announced that he had been named the “sheriff of the year” for 2013 by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.” “the sheriffs association is the brainchild of Richard Mack, a former Arizona lawman who says he wants to organize sheriffs who understand their primary duty is to protect local citizens from the tyranny of the federal government.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/15/13]

Clarke Told Citizens To Get A Gun Instead Of Calling 911. “Milwaukee city and county leaders, the Greenfield Police Department and the president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association criticized a January radio spot in which Clarke suggested that calling 911 and waiting are not the best options when it comes to personal safety and that residents should consider taking firearms classes.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/1/13]

Clarke’s Department Cost The County Millions Over Its Budget. “A surge in overtime costs for Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.’s office has pushed the tally over the past two years to almost $12 million, new figures show. Almost half that amount — $5.8 million for 2011 and 2012 combined — exceeded the sheriff’s budgeted amounts for overtime for those years.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/29/13]

Clarke Promoted A Captain After Probe Found She Committed “Clear Act” Of Misconduct. “Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. recently promoted Nancy Evans to the captain overseeing airport security, even though Clarke’s own internal investigation found she had committed a “clear act” of misconduct in office just 18 months ago.” [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 3/10/14]