Fox News brought on its favorite sheriff, David Clarke, on Monday to take on what he called the “subhuman creeps” in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade argued that activists protesting police brutality in New York City over the weekend were a “slap in the face” to the NYPD because an officer had been recently murdered.
Clarke insisted that demands to end abuse of force were just “crazy talk”.
“That’s ignorance in its purest form,” the Wisconsin sheriff opined. “They’re not protests. Those people advocate for the overthrow of our legally constituted government.”
Clarke suggested that officers should stop protecting Black Lives Matter protesters so that business owners and people in the community could “clash” with them.
“Then the police can show up and arrest these subhuman creeps for creating a disturbance,” he recommended.
“The president of the United States knows better, he’s playing the race game, he’s playing race politics,” he added. “He has been a nightmare and I cannot wait until January 2017 so that America’s nightmare can be over.”
“Show me the data, show me the research that demonstrates that supports that lie that law enforcement officers use and inordinate amount of force against black people!” Clarke exclaimed. “Black people use an inordinate amount of force against themselves and each other in the American ghetto.”
“There are no valid arguments! There is no police brutality in the United States!”
While research on police brutality is lacking, studies show that officers threaten to use force in about 20 percent of arrests. A 2014 McClatchy report found that young black males were 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police that white males.