Following the violent riots from paid Marxist thugs in Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore, MD, the false narrative spun by Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder, and professional racial grievance profiteer Al Sharpton, as well as the leftstream media, is that the Obama Regime must takeover local police forces in order to turn around the problem of blatant racism.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Obama White House report on “21st Century Policing,” and blasted with facts the narrative that black males are being widely discriminated against by local police.
And he did it using facts obtained by studies conducted by the Obama Regime, making him very difficult to argue with.
“So much for the myth of black males filling our prisons merely for drug convictions,” Sheriff David Clarke stated after pointing out that while black males make up 37.5% of the prison population, releasing all drug offenders would only reduce the number by 1/2 of one percent, to 37%.
“Police use of force should be scrutinized, locally that is,” Clarke asserted. “It should be examined in terms of factual data and circumstances that led to the police action and not from the emotional foundation of false narratives or catchy slogans like ‘Hands up, don’t shoot,’ ‘No Justice, no Peace’ or ‘Black lives matter.’
Let’s leave that conduct for the public to engage in, not the mainstream media or those elected officials who can’t resist the opportunity to exploit the emotions of an uninformed or misinformed public simply for political gain.
Clarke pointed to research and data obtained through studies conducted by the Department of Injustice by former attorney general Eric Holder (“might be ugly to some”) which indicate that the disparity in the higher arrest rates among black males is attributed to black males committing a much higher percentage of crimes than whites or other races.
“The study showed that black drivers violated speeding and other traffic laws at much greater rates than whites. That conclusion of the study under Eric Holder-led DOJ might be ugly to some, but is what the data and research have found.
That same study found that three out of every four black drivers said the police had a legitimate reason for stopping them.
The same is true of arrested incarceration rate for African-American males. Participation rates and violent crime explain the disparity why so many black males are locked up in prison.
Black males are disproportionately involved in violent crime, explaining the disparity why so many black males are locked up in prison. Black males are disproportionately involved in violent crime, and this violence is predominately perpetrated against other black people.”
“It is not the result of a discriminatory criminal justice system,” Sheriff Clarke contended.
Moreover, Clarke said it was a “myth” that more blacks than whites die in altercations with police. Again, he used statistics to make his point.
“A recent study that looked at the police between 2009 and 2012 showed this breakdown: 61%, or 915 of the 1,491 people who died from police use of force were white males, while 32% — 481 were black males,” Sheriff Clarke reported. “It is a myth that police kill black males in greater numbers than anyone else,” Clarke said.
“Black-on-black crime is the elephant in the room that few want to talk about,” he continued. “We could talk about the police use of force, but it doesn’t start with transforming the police profession. It starts by asking why we need so much assertive policing in the American ghetto,” he proclaimed.
Clarke said that rather than wasting time discussing fundamental transformation of local police at the direction of the federal government, the real focus should be on “transforming black underclass subculture” and “addressing the behavior of people who have no respect for authority.”
Clarke called cop-bashing “low hanging fruit,” saying that it’s much easier to talk about the rare killing of a black male by police, “because emotion can be exploited for political advantage.”
Which, one could easily argue, is exactly what is taking place at this very moment by the Obama Regime and its race-hustling minions like Al Sharpton.