When he’s not busy squeezing out liberal-baiting tweets so tired and by-the-numbers they make Rush Limbaugh look like Oscar fucking Wilde, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. is keeping Milwaukee safe making headlines by saying really outlandish shit. Recently, the troll to end all trolls compared the Black Lives Matter movement to ISIS, and denied the existence of police brutality. Then, he took to his “People’s Sheriff” podcast, on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze Radio Network, and grunted out this corn-speckled turd:
“Let me tell you why blacks sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior, instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle: because they’re uneducated, they’re lazy, and they’re morally bankrupt. That’s why.”
Cool story, bro, which brings us to the part where Sheriff Clarke parked in a handicapped-accessible spot at the Milwaukee County War Memorial on Veterans Day and blamed it on someone else. Why? Because he’s lazy and morally bankrupt. That’s why.
As reported by TMJ4, Clarke was at the War Memorial on Wednesday afternoon for a Veterans Day event. He illegally parked his squad car in a handicapped-accessible spot, and, according to a statement by Clarke, “directed a Captain to move the vehicle and properly park it.” That order apparently wasn’t followed. So, as Clarke was busy inside, several veterans also attending the event contacted TMJ4 to report the sheriff’s illegally parked ride—a.k.a. his criminal behavior.
Buy hey, at least Clarke ended up taking responsibility for his actions—even if he still kind of blamed an underling. Following TMJ4’s coverage, the sheriff released this statement:
I pulled up in front of the War Memorial, got out of my squad car and directed a Captain to move the vehicle and properly park it. That order was not followed. When I came out of the Veterans Day event and noticed the vehicle still there and found out that my order was not followed, I ordered a county citation be written on the vehicle. Citation # 755472.
I paid the fine of $35 and since the city parking fine exceeded that ($200) I made a personal donation to an organization that works with the disabled. That $235 total exceeds the city parking violation. I would rather the money go to a private org working with the disabled than to government. I have copies of all receipts.
The rules are the same for my squad as any car except in an emergency or official business but not in a handicap area.
In addition I ordered an internal investigation for my order not being followed.
That is inexcusable.
Yes, even in a sorry-not-sorry apology, Clarke manages to paint himself as a martyr, take a shot at the government, and pass the buck to a subordinate who didn’t follow orders. Inexcusable? Nah. It’s just the kind of red hot truth and analysis we’ve come to expect.
Locked, loaded and ready to be fired. New podcast is ready for listening! PC crowd cover your ears. pic.twitter.com/lIMDHv4uQc
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) November 7, 2015