Today’s read is from David A. Clarke Jr, former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, WI and Distinguished Chair of American Law and Culture at the Capital Research Center in Washington D.C.
Clarke reacts to a Washington Post article that reported in the past decade, nearly 26,000 murders have gone without an arrest in major American cities. Here’s an excerpt:
The Post intimates that Black Americans have long contended that the criminal justice system devalues black lives by allowing black killings to go unpunished. I disagree. I’ll offer that it is the black community itself that devalues black life with high rates of abortion, by settling disputes with violence, taking property by force and intimidating the neighborhood to protect gang and drug turf all the way to not cooperating once police arrive. The better question for the Post to have pursued would have been to ask what kind of human would witness a murder and not be able to appeal to their better angels and assist police in the apprehension and prosecution of the suspect?
Read Clarke’s entire column here.