Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke lambasted both President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch over the weekend for not taking steps to safeguard police officers in America.
Clarke took to social media to respond to a Daily Signal article that called out the Obama administration for not taking action in the aftermath of two New York City police officers being killed in a 2014 ambush.
More from the Daily Signal:
A clarion call was struck for Congress to enact the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015, a nationwide infrastructure of alert systems similar to the type employed in a variety of states throughout the country.
Much like the Amber Alert or Silver Alert systems, which inform the public of incidents of child abductions and missing or at-risk elderly individuals, respectively, the Blue Alert system was meant to alert members of the law enforcement community to threats seen as particularly important for the safety of police officers nationwide.
The hope was to allow information to be disseminated quickly enough that officers could protect themselves against oncoming threats.
Congressional support for a nationwide Blue Alert system was near universal and the legislation easily passed both chambers and Obama signed the bill into law on May 19, 2015.
“Now, more than a year after the Blue Alert Act was signed into law, it continues to languish in a sea of bureaucratic inaction, without implementation,” wrote Daily Signal’s Scott Erickson.
And Clarke, as he is known to do, pulled no punches in offering a reason for the delay, posting on Twitter: “Safeguarding police not a priority for cop-loathers Obama or Loretta Lynch… To busy commuting prison sentences.”
Safeguarding police not a priority for cop loathers Obama or Loretta Lynch. https://t.co/xQ0V3i9ioo To busy commuting prison sentences.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) September 17, 2016
The reaction on social media showed that many agree with Clarke’s take on the administration… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@SheriffClarke They are both fraudulent .. I wonder how Lynch feels about the OATH she took?
— skeets2086 (@skeets2086) September 17, 2016
@SheriffClarke Thank you for your open sharing of what is really going on, you are doing a great job!
— Bodacious2012 (@bodacious2012) September 17, 2016
— B.C. (@BC4040) September 17, 2016
@SheriffClarke It’s pretty easy for Obama and Lynch to criticize the police, after all they don’t rely on the police for their safety. We do
— Michael Saia (@mikemusicman78) September 17, 2016
— Bonnie L Bryan (@BonnieLBryan1) September 18, 2016
— Carolyn Bailey (@Carobailey864) September 17, 2016
@SheriffClarke and giving felons the right 2 vote..and we are deplorable.
— john garisek (@tfromc) September 19, 2016
— FriendsofJimmys (@FriendsofJimmys) September 18, 2016
@SheriffClarke Why don’t the departments make a phone app for this? Admin isn’t going to do it.
— El Pocho (@TheJoshuaJoshua) September 18, 2016
— Connie Basham (@ConnieBII) September 18, 2016
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