Front Page Magazine has named Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke as its “Man of the Year” for 2015.
In a Christmas Eve article, journalist Daniel Green talks about Clarke, his background and his battle against liberalism and political correctness.
[Clarke] is a law enforcement professional with a degree in Criminal Justice Management¸ who has passed through training and leadership programs at Harvard and Quantico. … [He] knows both the theory of law enforcement and its grim reality at every level.
Impressive credentials indeed, but it’s the sheriff’s straight-talking manner that has endeared him to millions of Americans. Among his “greatest hits” of 2015:
Speaking about the events in Ferguson, Missouri:
“Anytime a law enforcement officer uses force that takes a life, it deserves a thorough, transparent vetting–investigation. We all agree with that. But then some groups began to converge on the small town of Ferguson, Missouri, like vultures on a roadside carcass… people like Al Sharpton.”
Referring to #BlackLivesMatter on the first anniversary of Ferguson:
“They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps, criminals, race-hustlers…converged in this area and ripped the town up. I would like to think that this phony movement would have come back to Ferguson one year later to apologize…”
In response to being called an “Uncle Tom” by New York Daily News columnist Sean King:
“That crap doesn’t bother me. It’s designed to get me off message.”
But “get him off message” it doesn’t. He explains why he continues to speak out:
“In the early days of this cop hating we didn’t have a voice to counter that message: we are racist, blood-thirsty. We didn’t have a counter narrative which is why I stepped up and tried to be that counter narrative.”
Love him or hate him, one thing is certain: you never have to wonder what’s on Sheriff David Clarke’s mind.