You might think it stupid to burn down your own neighborhood, but that’s just what happened once again this past 2 days. This time it was Milwuakee. And the “ignitor” was a police foot-chase where a black officer was forced to defend himself and shoot a black suspect who apparently pointed a gun at him.
According to Newsmax.com, “Proclaiming that it is the ghetto that needs to be fixed and not the police, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Sunday at a press conference that a repeat of the violence that plagued the city Saturday night cannot be allowed to happen. Rioting overnight in the city was sparked when a police officer fatally shot a black suspect who was trying to flee from an officer who had stopped his car. Police said the officer, who also is black, appeared to have acted lawfully after the suspect turned towards him with a gun in his hand.”
“The sheriff emphasized that the shooting of the suspect only ignited a situation that already existed, and it is failed urban policies that are to blame. These conditions include failed public schools, homes without a father, inadequate parenting and the presence of gangs and drugs in these neighborhoods, along with massive unemployment.
” Clarke said that these conditions fuel resentment, anger and frustration, which boils just beneath the surface before an incident ignites it, and then it is hijacked for political reasons.”
It is worth noting that at lease 4 other people were shot and killed in Milwaukee in the 48 hours preceding the police shooting. But there is no outcry over these deaths, because there was no police involvement. It was blacks killing other blacks, just as it was in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other cities in the past. For further reading, here is the link to the Newsmax article http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Milwaukee-Sheriff-David-Clarke-Blames-Culture-Not-Cops-for-Shooting/2016/08/14/id/743545/
CSPOA applauds Sheriff Clarke, who is black, for his leadership in working on the core problems in America.