Sheriff David Clarke and Democrat strategist Mark Hannah appeared on The Kelly File to discuss the shooting of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who pointed a pellet gun at police officers who then fired and killed him.
Two separate expert reports concluded that the police officers actions were ‘reasonable.’
Despite those conclusions, Hillary Clinton couldn’t help but tweet her support, not for the officers, but rather playing the race card by suggesting there is still racism involved in the shooting of blacks by police officers.
After the ruling she tweeted this:
Sending support to Tamir Rice’s loved ones. Too many black families are mourning the loss of a child. We need to change that reality. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 12, 2015
Just prior to that, she lamented how racist America is and has been:
Racism is America’s original sin. To those I met with today, thank you for sharing your ideas. -H https://t.co/ICqYepExxB
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 9, 2015
Sheriff Clarke and Hannah took turns debating Clinton’s actions, with the former suggesting that she was “prostituting herself” for the black vote.
It really got heated when Hannah said that Clarke probably would agree with Clinton’s sentiments, and would likely find it true that there is still systemic, residual racism in the U.S.
That’s when Clarke unloaded.
Via Fox News Insider:
Hannah said that he doesn’t think Clarke would disagree with Clinton’s statement or the assertion that there is still some systemic, residual racism in the U.S.
“I would disagree wholeheartedly,” Clarke responded. “Don’t put words in my mouth.”
He argued there is no data to prove that law enforcement officers use an inordinate amount of force against black males in the U.S.
“There is no doubt in my mind that these officers will be cleared of any criminal wrongdoing,” Clarke said. “This is a tragic situation, no doubt.”
Watch the entire segment below …
Hannah for some reason suggested that everyone should “ignore certain legal information in this case.” What a typical stance from far-left extremists – Ignore the evidence and instead trump up the race card!
Comment: What is your feeling about the Tamir Rice case? Did officers act reasonably? Did Hillary Clinton play the race card against police officers with her comments?