Sheriff David Clarke weighed in on "The Kelly File" tonight about the homicide rates spiking in a number of large cities across the country.  

Clarke said there isn't a strong enough police presence right now in cities like Chicago and Baltimore.

"The police have their hands tied. They don't have the backing of the political community," Clarke stated. "They have gone through six, seven, eight months of constant bashing."

He explained that police officers are being instructed not to enforce quality of life violations, like arresting people for public urination or disorderly conduct.

"That's going to lead to more crime and disorder in cities across America," Clarke said, adding that once authorities "lose control of these great American cities, it's very hard to get them back."

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