Sheriff Clarke: ‘Black on Black Crime’ ‘Much Bigger Problem’ Than Community Policing

By Penny Starr | March 7, 2016 | 11:10 AM EST

Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wis. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – David Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wis., said on Thursday that black on black violence is a much greater problem in the United States than the much rarer incidents of police using deadly force in the line of duty.

“You know when they talk about black lives matter, black lives really matter, they’d back off the police, and they’d focus their efforts on things like black on black crime, which is a much bigger problem in the black community than the few instances – fortunately – few instances of police having to use deadly force, you know, to save their life or somebody else’s,” Clarke told CNSNews.com at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

 

 

CNSNews.com asked Clarke about the focus by federal law enforcement on community policing policies.

“When you try to weaken the institution of policing, you know who pays the highest price for that? Good, law-abiding black people, because they need the police in their neighborhoods more than their counterparts – the wealthy,” Clarke said.



“You know when they talk about black lives matter, black lives really matter, they’d back off the police and they’d focus their efforts on things like black on black crime, which is a much bigger problem in the black community than the few instances – fortunately – few instances of police having to use deadly force, you know, to save their life or somebody else’s,” Clarke said.

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