The “Black Lives Matter” crowd held an anti-police demonstration in New York City last weekend. Movie director Quentin Tarantino was among the so-called protesters. Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke called him a “limousine liberal” and a “one-percenter.”
Sheriff Clarke said the protests aren’t based on facts, contrary to President Barack Obama’s claims. “Once you strip away the myths, the lies, the propaganda, all that remains are the facts. Lies put out, over and over again, by the president of the United States. They’re not a substitute for empirical research.”
The sheriff laid down some inconvenient-for-the-narrative facts. In a three-year period (2009-2012), there were 1,491 deadly uses of force by police officers in the U.S. Sixty-one percent of the people involved were white males, and 32 percent were 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.”
He shared a statistic about black-on-black crime and said the president “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 the people police come in contact with are engaged in some sort of criminal behavior.