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Sheriff Claims That Black Single Moms Are “Number One Cause” of Police Shootings

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When it comes to black men being gunned down in the street by police sheriffofficers, one sheriff says the fault does not lie with cops, but with the black women who raised these young men.

David Clarke, sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, said on Tuesday that black single moms are to blame for police shootings and the NAACP is wrong to blame police officers.

A body camera video showed an Oklahoma officer fαtally shοoting Terrance Walker after the suspect appeared to have dropped a gun.

Tulsa NAACP chapter President Pleas Thompson told KTUL that the shooting was part of a “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality, but Clarke vehemently disagreed.

“I think emphasis should be placed on trying to take those people alive,” Thompson said.

During an appearance on Fox and Friends, the sheriff blasted the “irrelevancy” of the NAACP.

“This once proud organization that was a force for good has relegated itself into irrelevancy, and I challenge anybody to name the last significant accomplishment that the NAACP has achieved in the United States for people of color,” Clarke asserted. “This organization has become nothing more than a political propaganda entity for the left.”

Clarke says it’s time to start a conversation about the behavior of young black men, not police officers.

“The discussion we need to be having and the NAACP can lead it — stay off the police — is why is the stuff happening, and what are we going to do about it,” he continued. “The number one cause of this is father-absent homes. So what are we going to do in terms of having more effective parenting, more role modeling, more engaged fathers in the lives of these young black men so that we don’t have this behavior.”

When a Fox News host informed Clarke that the mother of the deceased didn’t think the police had to shoot her son, Clarke wondered whether the father was available for comment.

“Well, what did his dad say?” Clarke laughed. “You know, we always hear what his mom says. You know, look, mom loves her son, we all get that. But shoot first and ask questions later — anytime a law enforcement officer is in a situation where a gun is introduced by a suspect, yeah, it’s shoot first, stop the threαt, and then ask questions later.”
To be fair, it should be noted that teens like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, killed by vigilantes as opposed to police, both had active fathers in their lives. And after 12 year old Tamir Rice was gunned down by Cleveland police, his father was among the first to speak out on his son’s deαth.