David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County | 2016 Republican National Convention
[ cheering and applause ]>>Announcer: please welcome
Milwaukee — David A. Clark, Jr. [ cheering and applause ]>>Thank you.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to make something very
clear. Blue lives matter in America!
[ cheering and applause ]>>David: I stand before you
tonight with a heavy heart. As the law enforcement community
prepares to bury three of
Louisiana’s finest, but there is some good news out of Baltimore,
Maryland. Lieutenant Brian was acquitted
on all charges. [ cheering and applause ]
>>And the malicious prosecution of activists activist state
State’s Attorney Marilyn Moseby.
Now, I want to talk to you something important.
Indeed, a concept that five law enforcement officers were
murdered and nine more were wounded for earlyier this month,
and for three more were murdered two weeks ago in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. And that is the importance of
making America safe again. [ cheering and applause ]>>David: you see, I believe
that this noble mission is not just a requirement, but a
re-requisite for achieveing this campaign’s goal of making
America great again. [ cheering and applause ]
>>David: We cannot be great. We do not feel safe in our homes
homes, our streets, and in our schools.
I see this every day at street level, where many Americans
American’s increaseing unease ness uneasyiness about the ability
of their familyies to live safe ly
in these times transcend race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age
, and lifestyle.
[ applause ]>>And if you don’t believe it,
a recent Gallup poll conofficials it. confirms it it.
More than half of Americans worry a great deal about crime
and violence, up consistently and dramatically from just a few
years ago. And for African Americans, that
number is 70%. Sadly, for a growing number of
communities, the sense of safety that many of us once took for
granted has been shattered. MeshesAmericans don’t always
feel safe safe, no matter if they are working in a big city,
liveing in a suburb, or rural areas all around this great
country. I often tell residents of
Milwaukee, city and towns, I say say, that safety starts with the
acceptance of people to play by society’s rules, a code, if you
will, where we collectively agree upon that ensures
stability, fairness, and respect.
It is built on a foundation across — and each other ,
administering society’s rules, in which that foundation is the
rule of all. [ cheering and applause ]
>>David: In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote about the
interrelatedness of all communities and states, and
about our inescapable network of mutualuality tying us in a
single role of destiny. He spoke of the basic mortal of
the rule — morality of the rule of law, provideed it is applied
equally to the wealthy and impoverished, men and women,
majority and minority people. [ cheering and applause ]>>Witnessed in Ferguson,
Baltimore, Baton Rouge, was a collapse of the social order.
So many of the actions of the Occupy movement and Black Lives
Matter transcend peaceful protest, and violate the code of
conduct with erely — we rely on .
I call it anarchy. [ cheering and applause ]
>>David: American law enforcement officers understand
that race has been a heated issue in the country.
Most appreciate the vital need for thoroughness and
transparency in pursuit of the greater good in their actions
and in their investigations. These are self-evident.
And they are the truths that Donald Trump understands and
supports. [ cheering and applause ]>>CrutchDonald Trump is the
steadfast leader our nation needs.
He has spoken passionately to me of his belief in our American
system of justice, and he speaks to the values that are the
foundation of our social contract.
Throughout his campaign and over many years before, he has
consistently and constantly raiseed his voice not only in
defense of the character of the American police officer, but the
need for all people to feel that they are being treated fairly
and respectfully by law enforcement.
[ cheering and applause ]>>DAVID: You see, Donald Trump
understands that what can make our nation safe again is a
recommitment to a system of justice in which no government
official, not even those who fought their way to the marble
and granite halls of Washington Washington — no private citizen
citizen, no elected official, even Hillary Clinton, and no
group of people, despite the fervor with which they press
forward with their grievances, can claim privilege above the
law. It can not happen in the United
States. [ cheering and applause ]>>DAVID: The tradition of the
policy of law in America is strong.
It is in those simple facts and in our acts we will move forward
toward making America safe again again!
God bless you, and may God continue to bless these United
States of America. [ cheering and applause ]