Sheriff David Clarke: How Is Al Sharpton Not in Federal Prison? (Video)
Two months ago after the grand jury verdict on Ferguson Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said Al Sharpton:
“I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton… He should go back into the gutter he came from.”
On Friday Sheriff Clarke told Neil Cavuto, “I’m trying to figure out why Al Sharpton isn’t in federal prison.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) wondered how Al Sharpton has avoided going to prison for tax evasion on Thursday’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“I’m trying to figure out why Al Sharpton isn’t in federal prison for tax evasion,” he declared.
Clarke then blasted Sharpton’s call for a national police force, saying that national police are a bad idea because of civil liberties and states rights concern, he added “I find it interesting he has so much faith in the federal government, when in the 1960s the FBI surveilled Dr. Martin Luther King during the civil rights movement, and then went on a smear campaign to discredit him, now all of a sudden he trusts the federal government.” And “I bet he wouldn’t make this recommendation if a Republican president was in the White House, and who had appointed a more conservative United States Attorney General.”
Clarke then stated that Sharpton was attempting to politicize policing and, “we have 50 different states in this country, and they’re all unique, that’s why I say it’s a states rights issue. They know how to police their communities best. The guiding principle for all 50 states, and every law enforcement agency in the United States, is the United States Constitution.”