Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed the NAACP as “irrelevant” after the the president of the Tulsa branch of the civil rights organization said that recent body camera footage of a police shooting in Muskogee, Okla., was proof of a “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality.
“This once proud organization that was a force for good has relegated itself into irrelevance,” Clarke told Brian Kilmeade on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, calling the organization a “political propaganda entity” for liberals.
“I challenge anyone to name the last significant accomplishment that the NAACP has achieved in the United States for people of color,” he explained.
The suspect shown in the body camera video was carrying an illegal firearm and threatening an ex-girlfriend when a church pastor called the police because of his behavior.
“Let’s break this down in terms of what the NAACP should be focused on — and they can get this discussion started in the black community because we need to have it — and that’s the behavior of our young black men,” Clarke said.
According to Clarke, the single-most important causal factor associated with violent behavior in the black community is the lack of fathers in black homes.
“So what are we going to do in terms of having more effective parenting, more role-modeling, more engaged fathers in the lives of these young black men?” Clarke said. “The behavior is what we need to be talking about.”
He also defended the actions of the officer in the video, saying it looked to him like a justifiable shooting.
“This is unfortunate this had to happen,” he concluded, “but let’s focus on the behavior of our young black men and not the police.”
Watch the video from Fox News here:
How anyone can look at this video and say that the officer should have stopped to ask questions before opening fire on what is obviously a dangerous suspect is beyond me.
The only explanation I can think of is that the NAACP wants to see more law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, as that would likely have been the outcome here had the officer in question not taken swift action to protect his own life and those of others nearby.
Either that, or they simply don’t know what they’re talking about.
Or, both. I suppose it could be both.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune