David Clarke: Police Have Their Hands Tied, Don’t Have Backing of Political Community
Sheriff David Clarke weighed in on “The Kelly File” about the homicide rates spiking in a number of large cities across the country.
Clarke said that if you look at the crime rates in cities like Chicago and Baltimore, there isn’t a strong police presence.
“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. They’re told not to enforce the quality of life enforcement.”
He explained that the quality of life enforcement includes arresting individuals who urinate in public or are acting disorderly in public.
Clarke said that police officers are being told to stand down and not enforce those quality of life violations.
“That’s going to lead to more crime and disorder in cities across America,” Clarke stated.