"War has been declared" on police officers in the United States, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said this weekend, and he blames that on President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice.
"I'm too [furious] tonight to be diplomatic about what's going on," the sheriff told Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro on her "Justice with Judge Jeanine" program
Saturday night, just hours after a Houston-area deputy sheriff was murdered
while putting gasoline in his police cruiser.
"I'm not going to stick my head in the sand about it."
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Clarke said he'd pointed out last December that war had been declared on the country's police departments by Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder, and now, he thinks "it's open season."
"Any time a law enforcement officer is killed, a little of every police officer in America dies along with them," the sheriff told Pirro.
The African-American sheriff said he's also tired of hearing people involved in police protests labeled as "black activists," as "they're not activists. This is black slime and it needs to be eradicated from the American society."
Clarke called for all law-abiding Americans to stand up and "start pushing back against this slime, this filth, this disparaging of the American law enforcement officers within these communities," especially when "these ugly people" come out and start talking on social media.
"Demand people that belong to these organizations to get out of their towns, because there's no room for them," Clarke said.
He said he's renamed the "Black Lives Matter" movement to "Black Lies," because it's "all based on a lie" based on the Ferguson shootings.
Meanwhile, assaults on police officer are attacks on the American way of life, and if police decide to back out of service because of the threats they face, "we're all in trouble," said Clarke.
'The American police officer is strong," Clarke said. "We will continue to fight back, and we will continue to sacrifice ourselves for the good law-abiding people in every community."
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