Sheriff David Clarke: Milwaukee riots caused by single mothers

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On Monday morning, Sheriff David Clarke gave interviews on Fox News and Fox Business Network suggesting that the riots in Milwaukee after an officer-involved shooting were caused by liberalism.

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“What causes riots are failed liberal urban policies in these ghettos,” Clarke told Fox Business. “Milwaukee has inescapable poverty. We’re like the sixth poorest city in America. They have failing public schools… You have massive black unemployment… You have dysfunctional families, you have father-absent homes, you have questionable lifestyle choices.”

“Those are the ingredients for for a riot,” he insisted. “And then a police shooting comes along and just acts as an igniter to an already volatile situation.”

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In the interview, which was given just hours after he called for help from the National Guard in dealing with the riots, Clarke also cited “tribal behavior” in explaining the riots.

“I feel for these individuals,” he said. “They might be unemployed but they’re good law-abiding people and they need help. But they’re not getting it from this Democrat [SIC] liberal class of politicians who have reigned over this thing for decades.”

“Like I said, the economic state in Milwaukee today wasn’t like this when I was growing up as a kid here. This happened over time under their watch, pushing the growth of the welfare state.”

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