Friday, July 8

Sheriff David A. Clarke: "Barack Obama poisons the well instead of calming the waters" UPDATED

Here are the times at the podcast for the two interviews on Mark Levin's show last night that I mentioned (see below):

18:13 mark - Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr

50:49 mark - Heather MacDonald

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr spoke to political Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin tonight about issues connected with the shootings in Dallas. This was the first time I'd heard Clarke speak. He has so much intellectual and moral clarity that practically every sentence he uttered was a notable quote; he didn't waste a single word. Everything he said should be heard. 

The podcast of the discussion isn't posted yet but that part of it started in the show's second or third segment. Here's the link to the podcast page; later on I'll find exactly where Clarke began to speak and post the time:

And here is the link to Clarke's Facebook page. Here is a photo of Clarke, so let's hear Obama's spin doctors say he's a racist. 

I don't care for Mark Levin's style of Conservative politics but I will quote words he spoke tonight: "Obama is a political arsonist."  

Sheriff Clarke was even more to the point at his Facebook page:  "The President of the United States started this war on cops."

Tonight Mark also interviewed Heather MacDonald, author of  The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe (published June 21, 2016). Heather made an appearance on John Batchelor's radio show on June 24 and gave his audience an illuminating introduction to her book. During her interview with Levin she went down the list and shredded the distorted or outright phony statistics that President Obama and his spinners have cited to portray American police forces as racist and stoke racial division in the United States. So that too is worth the listen when it's posted to Audio Boom, and meanwhile here is the podcast of her discussion with John Batchelor. 

From the Batchelor June 24 show schedule, here are quotes about the importance of MacDonald's work and her latest book:

“Heather Mac Donald is an unsung hero in the transformation of New York into the safest large city in the United States. Her essays helped to lay out the rationale that gave me and my police commissioners guidance during the largest continuous reduction in crime ever accomplished in our city and nation. This book is a necessary read for anyone wondering what is happening in ‘the capital of the world.’” —The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City

“The War on Cops" is an important and timely book. MacDonald's clear-eyed analysis separates fact from fiction and provides keen insights into the politics at play and the consequences for law-enforcement officers and the communities they are sworn to protect.” —Ray Kelly, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department

“If you have heard the rhetoric on all sides of the issues involving the police, and would like some facts to put that rhetoric to the test, there is no better source than The War on Cops. Whether you want facts about the explosive events in Ferguson, Missouri, or in Baltimore, or you want to know why murder rates in New York City fell sharply in the 1990s, this is the place to find solid information. If you want to understand the role of race in all this, that, too, is documented with data. This is a book that can save lives.” —Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“Heather MacDonald has made an indispensable contribution to our public debates with her incisive and critical reporting on the thorny issues of race, crime, and policing in America’s big cities. Time and again, I have found myself turning to her writings for guidance. While I do not always agree with what I find, I often do. Moreover, I am invariably edified. All serious students of urban America today should read this book and reckon with its arguments.” — Glenn C. Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University



bdoran said...

Heather MacDonald is the Priestly Class blessing on Cops updated for Millenials.

She's Intellectual Class aka Priestess and bless common fu-- sense.

It would satisfy the 90s Clinton's. It won't work now - too little, too late and there's no money left to spread around..just consequences of debt driving this conflict.

I must observe you don't interface with Black Americans much Pundita. Or it appears so.
The black, educated successful middle class is on board with BLM.
That means this will probably have to run it's course.

Pundita said...

Ah. I see you completely missed my point. So now I might have put up a second post on the topic; this on the speculation that you're not the only reader who has no idea what's going on. Of course you would've had an idea if you'd paid attention to my earlier posts. But the odd thing about moderns is that because they don't mean what they say, they assume nobody else does either.