Most people don’t know what celebrity status does to a person. I’m not saying Sheriff David Clarke went all Hollywood. What I am saying is that we have witnessed enough of a pattern of violence by leftists and protesters turned rioters that it now seems like it’s commonplace. And these folks love to take their fight right into the limelight wherever a limelight can be found.
Sheriff Clarke is on Fox News a lot, usually whenever they ask him to talk about race relations with police. He is a known figure around the country, and I am sure he gets his fair share of harassment himself from those who don’t technically agree with his stance on law and order.
With that said I think a man can be a little edgy when constantly having to be on guard while working in a profession that is considered public enemy #1 by certain leftist media types, Black Lives Matter and their affiliates, and the last administration that thought the police act stupidly. There’s a fine line between being edgy and being protectively cautious for a man in Sheriff Clarke’s position after some of the threats he’s received over the years and in part due to his celebrity status.
Though there are still millions of us out there who love the man for who he is and the job he is doing, there are always going to be detractors as well. It goes with the territory. And then you might get the occasional snowflake who doesn’t like it when a conversation doesn’t go the way they expected and someone didn’t kiss their ass.
(As reported by: US Herald)
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is an easily recognizable figure as his strong features, trademark cowboy hat and no-nonsense demeanor seen in cable television news interviews have made him a visible champion of law and order.
In fact, Clarke is now so familiar to strangers that he is having to respond to a formal complaint filed with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office after an interaction with a 24-year-old Milwaukee man who claims the sheriff
Dan Black was on a Milwaukee-bound plane from Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport when he spotted the sheriff, who was wearing Dallas Cowboy fan apparel, and asked if he was Sheriff Clarke.
Black said the sheriff responded affirmatively and then asked if that was a problem for Black.
The sometimes-controversial lawman is a popular presence in the Milwaukee community and is a frequent guest on Fox News commenting on current events involving race relations and violence directed at law enforcement officers around the nation.
The complaint alleges that he merely shook his head in a negative response to Clarke’s question and moved on to his seat, only to be met by “about six cops and drug/bomb dogs who questioned me for about fifteen minutes before escorting me out,” when the plane landed at Mitchell Airport.
Black said the police asked him “why I was in Dallas, what my views of Sheriff Clarke are. What I said to him. What remarks I made to him.”
Clarke fought back on the accusations by posting a meme on the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page that some local media are calling “threatening.”
The text of the post accompanying a photograph of Black reads:
Sheriff Clarke regrets he cannot attend this juvenile, leftist, anti-cop tantrum. He is pleased that he has their attention however. The Sheriff is in Washington to witness the swearing-in of our next President Donald J. Trump as we embark on a mission to MakeAmericaGreatAgain! Fox6 continues to be snookered into fake news. Milwaukee deserves better.
Black “snapchatted” images showing him with the police to use as proof in case he was accused of fabricating the incident.
Clarke has not softened his stance, adding another posting on the department’s Facebook page that Black, in turn, called, “unprofessional.”
“Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault.”
The incident “intimidated” him, said Black, adding that he reported it to the Sheriff’s Department because it made him feel like, “a victim of the sheriff’s abuse of power.”