Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke sat down with the Washington Examiner for an interview. Full article here:washingtonexaminer.com/milwaukees-sheriff-clarke
Washington Examiner: What’s the status of unrest in Milwaukee?
Clarke: The rule of law, law and order, has been restored. When the social order collapses, which is what happened in Baltimore and Ferguson and Milwaukee a few weeks ago, tribal behavior takes over.
When tribal behavior takes over, the law of the jungle replaces the rule of law, and it’s utter chaos. So the objective for a public safety executive is to restore law and order as soon as possible. Job one is to preserve life and property. In order to do that, you have to quickly marshal your resources. We did that. We put together a comprehensive plan. It was a joint operation with the Milwaukee Police Department…
So the state of things today, we’re monitoring it, we’re monitoring social media. The guy who was shot by the Milwaukee police officer, who has a criminal past, doesn’t mean he deserved to die, but at the same time, he engaged in behavior that contributed to his own death. I suppose now Jesse Jackson is coming to town. He’s got to get in here and get his face time. So there’s potential agitation that could still pick up. We’re still monitoring the situation. We’ve got some people deployed. Only time will tell.
The problem that I have, it didn’t take 48 hours for the political class here to deflect from the conditions that lead to riots. I’ve pointed those out. The urban pathologies, they don’t cause riots, but that is the volatile mix. The spark comes along, it can be anything, and it sets that volatile mix on fire