Sheriff Clarke: Real Problem Facing African-Americans Is Black-on-Black Crime
African-Americans face a greater threat from black-on-black crime than they do from law enforcement, Sheriff David Clarke said on "America's Newsroom" today.
He argued that police use of deadly force against African-American citizens is an "aberration," while gang and drug-fueled violence in black communities in cities like Chicago is an epidemic.
"If they really took a look at what was going on around them, what they'd be railing against is not the police and the police use of force," Clarke said.
"Their biggest threat [is] criminal gangs, and it's other black males who are involved in this crime and violence in numbers that are disproportionate to their numbers in the population."
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