Milwaukee County Sheriff Suggests President Obama Encouraged Ferguson Rioting!

Sheriff David Clarke (D) is not happy with President Obama’s response to the unrest in Ferguson. Specifically, he believes that President Obama’s calls for calm were “done with a wink and a nod.” He was speaking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News last Tuesday when said,

“I heard some of the president’s comments last night, he said that what we need to do is try to understand them and he said that the anger was an understandable reaction, and I was just floored by that, because it’s not an understandable reaction. People have to come up with a more socially acceptable way to deal with anger and frustration. This is totally and unequivocally intolerable… Once the decision was rendered, then, you know, the rioting and the looting started. That’s not peaceful protest, it didn’t start off as peaceful protests…so when I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people, and so I think when he called for calm after the rioting started, I believe it was done with a wink and a nod.”

Oh. Snap.



He also had some criticism for Attorney General Eric Holder, who has spent his years in the Obama administration playing racially divisive politics. Of Holder, Sheriff Clarke said, “one of those that was in a very visible position to have talked reasonably and to kind of quell this thing early on, and instead he engaged with inflammatory rhetoric. So, for him to come on and announce what he’s going to [do] today, look, justice is about due process. You’re not guaranteed a result. You’re guaranteed due process. Due process played it[self] out at the state level. If he wants to start a federal probe, he’s entitled to do that, but that’s just going to prolong this thing. Unless he thinks or he believes that there’s something nefarious that went on here with the grand jury investigation, I think you ought to reconsider that…let’s say he comes out with some indictment of his own, and is thrown out at the federal level, because in the end I don’t see a judge in this country, upon appeal that would uphold any kind of conviction here against the officer, and then we’re going to have to re-live this all over again.”