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Milwaukee Sheriff Blames Failed ‘Progressive Policies,’ Absent Fathers for Violent Protests

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said in an interview with Fox News on Monday that failed liberal polices are to blame for the violent protests in Milwaukee over the weekend.

He said that police shootings act as “an igniter” that set off riots, but that progressive polices created the "ingredients" for unrest, including poverty, black unemployment, and single-parent households.

“You know what encourages this? The growth of the welfare state," said Clarke. “I look at the progressive policies that have marginalized black dads. They’ve pushed them to the side, said you’re not needed. Uncle Sam is going to be the dad. He’s going to provide for the kids… But Uncle Sam’s been a horrible father. Uncle Sam has not loved these kids."

“You have all the ingredients for this sort of thing,” he went on. “Here’s what causes riots: We have inescapable poverty in the city of Milwaukee... You have massive black unemployment. I think it’s at 32%. You have a failing K-12 public education system. It’s one of the worst in the nation. You have questionable lifestyle choices. Some of this is self-inflicted – all of these kids with no fathers around.”

“When fathers aren’t around to shape the behavior of young men, they oftentimes grow up to be unmanageable misfits,” Clarke argued.

Listen to a clip from what Sheriff Clarke had to say below.

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