Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke weighed in on the decision to invite the mothers of black men and women who were killed by police to attend the Democratic National Convention, but no mothers of slain police officers were invited.
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“It is a slap in the face of the American police officer,” Clarke told the FOX Business Network’s Trish Reagan.
Clarke questioned the decision to have the mothers of these individuals attend the DNC.
“The theme tonight, with this group that’s going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest.”
Clarke then called for a greater discussion on the issues within American families that lead to violence.
“Here’s the question I have, where are the dads? When there are no fathers around to raise a young black boy to develop into a healthy human being what you end up with, when that fathers not there to shape behavior, you end up with a young man who is unmanageable, and he ends up being a misfit that the law enforcement officer has to deal with aggressively unfortunately.”
According to Clarke parenting in America needs to be addressed, not the issue of police force.
“What we need to do is to stop all this nonsense in the black community, take hold of our families, start having more effective parenting, stop with the charade about the police use of force when in fact underclass behavior is at the forefront of a lot of what’s going on in the American ghetto.”