Sheriff Clarke Schools CNN’s Don Lemon: Media Stirring Anti-Cop Sentiment, Ignoring Black-on-Black Violence

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke didn’t mince words just hours after yet another police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — where three more law enforcement officers were murdered.

CNN’s Don Lemon hosted Sheriff Clarke to discuss the surge in anti-cop rhetoric and shootings that are spreading nationwide.

After refusing to back down from CNN’s Don Lemon on the issue of anti-cop violence and rhetoric, Sheriff Clarke was cut off and his interview abruptly ended.

Sheriff Clarke has strongly condemned the Black Lives Matter rioters for helping create the anti-cop rhetoric, which he believes has led to the ambush-style murders of multiple law enforcement officers over the past few weeks.

Lemon and the CNN network have been accused of routinely sympathizing with Black Lives Matter rioters.

At the beginning of the interview, Lemon asked Clarke to describe his message to the American people in the midst of the Baton Rouge police murders, which occurred less than a week after the attack in Dallas, Texas.

Lemon claimed to have spoken with the Baton Rouge police department and sheriff’s department.

“[BLM’s] message is peace and coming together in the country.  What’s your message?” Lemon asked.

Clarke, clearly not amused, challenged Lemon’s statement and immediately turned the tables on him.

“You don’t believe that for one minute, do you?”  

Lemon, obviously caught off-guard by Clarke’s refusal to accept his side of the argument, stuttered, “Uh, that’s what they said to me…Yeah, I believe them.”

Clarke stared a hole through Lemon and asked, “Any protests over the deaths of these cops today in Baton Rouge?”

“I don’t know,” Lemon responded.

Clarke continued to press Lemon, “Any riots or protests over the officers in Dallas, Texas?”

Realizing that Sheriff Clarke wasn’t going to back down, Lemon refused to answer the question:

“What are you asking?”

And that’s when Sheriff Clarke dropped the hammer of truth on CNN’s Don Lemon:

“It’s a pretty simple question.  My message has been clear from day one, two years ago.  This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called Black Lives Matter has fueled this rage against the American police officer.  I predicted this two years ago.”

Failing to appear unbiased, Lemon disputed Sheriff Clarke’s statement by asking if he knew the shootings happened because of Black Lives Matter anti-police rhetoric.

Sheriff Clarke continued blasting Black Lives Matter as a hate organization and then called into question why the media refuses to report black-on-black violence:

“Yes I do.  I’ve been watching this for two years. I predicted this. This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that our now playing themselves out on the American police officer. I wanna know, with all of the black-on-black violence in the United States of America — By the way, when the tragedies happened in Louisiana and Minnesota, do you know that 21 black people were murdered across the United States? Was there any reporting on that?”

Without any facts or truth to back up his own argument, Lemon deflected from Sheriff Clarke’s response and told him to “keep the volume down”.  He then claimed that black-on-black violence was a “separate topic”.

The sheriff pressed forward and refused to compromise his argument that Black Lives Matter is an anti-cop organization and not about racial equality.

Realizing the argument was lost, Lemon cut Clarke off and quickly ended the interview.

You can watch the whole exchange unfold here, and please share your thoughts:

  • government watchdog

    CNN is a network based on liberal crap. They could take Ailes along with O’Reilly, Hannity and Van Susteren and make a billion dollars for the parent company. But they just want to continue being a second rate fake news station and support Hillary and the democrat party. When it comes to liberal garbage, money does not matter. It goes back to the old days of Ted Turner when he owned CNN and gave billions to the United Nations and accomplished nothing but dumbly giving away his money.

    • JoeyTheChin


  • Gumby

    Sheriff David Clarke for attorney general.

  • GlobalThinkTank

    I tweeted a couple weeks ago the following;

    We Don’t Have Wide-Spread Domestic Terrorism in America; We Have ‘Media Hysteria’ That Creates It … via @HuffPostWomen


    This man is going to continue to be a pain in the arse for the liberal/progressive/socialist/communist community in this country far into the forseeable future. You go, Sheriff Clark!

  • Eleanor Cummings

    Well, folks guess I’m kicked off FB again although I’ve never used foul language or race baited not once. Got meal from Eric Troup asking for support for his ad, the following email is self-explanatory:

    Trying to access Facebook to continue campaigning for your father but FB claims I have Malware, although my Bitdefender Complete Security 2016 says my computer is clean. Perhaps I campaigned too much for Trump against Clinton?? Too many people claimed there was a lot of stuff they didn’t know and were changing their votes from Clinton to Trump. You can check this out, as you are a friend on my site and so is Ivanka and Dave. Or will they let you access my FB Timeline??

    • Palomar Jack

      I don’t waste valuable bandwidth or time any of those left wing loser controlled social sewage pits. Hell, the bacteria found in a septic tank is more useful and honorable than they could ever hope to be.

      • Eleanor Cummings

        Well, we know Washington, DC is one big cesspool of corruption!So all the information I dig up I’ve been posting on my FB Timeline, along with source and links so everyone can check out the facts for themselves. Lots on Clintons, Obama’s, the Bush family etc. Someone must have taken exception to some of my postings. But I can still post on other sites, no problems, as long as they don’t link back to FB.

  • StoopidObama

    Don Lemon can’t stand talking about the facts. He likes to control the narrative and is definitely pro “onlyblacklivesmatter”…you can tell that Lemon thinks black lives only matter when that life is taken by a white guy or cop. When a black takes another blacks life, it’s called “another conversation”. Lib.tards….can’t live with them, and can’t shoot ’em.

  • ahufekim

    Sheriff David Clarke should be honored for his honesty.
    As for CNN, it should be recognized for what it’s acronym stands for:
    the Communist News Network. It is anything but American.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      Huh? I thought it stood for CLINTON News Network!!

  • Jay Crossbow

    Sniveling little presstitute this Lemon character is, isn’t he.

    • Palomar Jack

      Just another skank-as media-whore.

  • Jay Crossbow

    At the least Clarke got the sniveling little presstitute to admit the Hands Up Don’t Shoot narrative was false. So the whole foundation of BLM is based on a lie.

    What we need is a conversation on who is funding BLM and why they are being allowed to fund a group who is promoting violence and asking for the murder of Police.

    • William Ingram

      Black Lives Matter is just a Bigoted Black response to the issue. Blacks can be just as biased as any other race and in the right neighborhoods they are almost exclusively responsible for all of the racial problems.
      Blacks can be just as bigoted as anyone else and in the right environment they are even worse……!

    • Palomar Jack

      Trust me, this has george soros’ greasy little fingerprints all over it. Any time there’s problems like this any where in the world that skank-ass political money-whore’s behind it.

      • Eleanor Cummings

        So who funds the increasingly militarized BLM movement? According to Politico it’s “some of the biggest donors on the left.” Democratic financial heavyweights that include:
        Tom Steyer,
        Paul Egerman,
        Steve Phillips,
        Susan Sandler,
        Rob McKay
        George Soros.

        Phillips acknowledged the funding was for “shutting down freeways and disrupting rallies.” And they were not disappointed when BLM activists consistently delivered on “disrupting rallies” by bringing violence wherever and whenever Donald Trump appeared.
        Soros has rented 3 floors at the Hilton for the Cleveland Convention for his “Summer of Chaos”

  • Evy

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio and sheriff David Clarke are two of my heros. Sheriff David Clarke said this,’’ I’m too pissed off to be diplomatic and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand. The president of the United States started this war on police.’’ Sheriff Clarke is 100% right. Obama is fueling this war on our police officers. Obama’s message gives blacks permission to act out and kill them. If you’re an informed person you already know what Obama said against cops. Police officers are dying thanks to Obama and She Devil Hillary says very little. America show your support for our men/women in blue. God Bless our police officers and may God keep them safe. Go, Trump!

    • JoeyTheChin

      TRUE,TRUE!!!! IT MADE ME SICK, to hear Obama PRAISE the black youth of Baltimore for tearing up sections of neighborhoods, in response to the police shooting of a known felon who possessed a stolen gun and was shooting at Police!!!

    • Palomar Jack

      Of course there’s no way to prove it, but I would not be surprised about some back-channel used by him to communicate with them. Hitler did the same kind of crap. Then, after he no longer needed them they were liquidated. It was called Night of the Long Knives. If these fools think it’s any different for them and he wouldn’t throw them under the bus, they’re as stupid as the brown shirts were.

  • chuckabunch

    What do you expect from the Clinton News Network? They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on the ass.

  • Peter W

    I absolutely love Sheriff Clarke, he has quickly become one of the most sane voices on the American stage! Not hard to do since there are so many idiots out there chirping but Don Lemon could not be exposed any more than he was there as a spineless loser. First he claims he is a journalist so it is not up to him to judge or condemn anyone and then a few seconds later he says he condemns all violence, what a total ass-clown!

  • mikegru

    don lemon is a DFI Sheriff Clarke you rock

  • A. Jay

    Sheriff Clark is one tough cop! If i had an emergency situation, i could only hope for one as fearless and smart as him.

  • Daniel

    That’s very typical…the left doesn’t want to listen to anything but their own agenda.

  • JoeyTheChin

    Don Lemon, PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS!! Of ALL of the Police Shootings so far THIS YEAR; 52% have BEEN WHITE PEOPLE,WHILE ONLY 13% HAVE BEEN BLACK!!! Do you know WHY THAT IS YOU STUPID FUCK?,, LOOK BACK AT THAT THUG MOTHERFUCKER MICHAEL WHOEVER IN MISSOURI!!! He got shot while CHARGING AT THE COP!! The Coroner of MO said it and so did the FEDERAL FORENSIC EXPERT FROM WASHINGTON, SAME STORY! Then a bunch of lying assholes tell tall tales about “HE HAD HIS HANDS UP” that started the “HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT CHANT!!! The BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT are nothing but a big bunch of folks who want to KILL COPS AND WHITES!! I BET A GOOD PORTION OF THEM WERE RUNNING AROUND PLAYING THAT KNOCKOUT GAME, LONG BEFORE BLM!! I WISHED FOR SO LONG that some joker tried running up on me to try and knock me out! He would have been fuckin surprised as Hell when I took that shot and turned around and tore his eyeballs out!! Obama is doing EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SEPARATE THE RACES AND HAVE US FIGHTING EACH OTHER SO HE CAN IMPOSE MARTIAL LAW HENCE SAYING THERE IS A NATIONAL CRISIS AND THEN STAY IN FOR A THIRD TERM OR INDEFINITELY!!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP DON!!!!!

  • jim jones

    David Clark is a black man, the fools calling themselves black lives matter are Niggers!

  • Awaitingtherapture

    People like Don Lemming live inside the liberal bubble and refuse to even peek out at the real world.

  • jkthomas97

    Classic progressive logic. I don’t agree with you, therefore “you are a (fill in the blank)”

  • nanblan

    I almost felt sorry for Lemon during this interview. Either he’s totally inept at being able to answer any questions/issues Sheriff Clark raised, or he’s such a flaming liberal that he couldn’t consider being honest about the reality of the situation they were discussing.

    My guess is that it is both. While it’s hard to believe, it appears that CNN has become even more liberally biased than MSNBC .

  • nanblan

    Since I don’t believe he’s an attorney, a better fit would be for him to run for a Congressional or Senate seat in the state of Wisconsin.

    He would be awesome in such a capacity!

  • Justin Davis

    Don Lemon in one video clip stated that as a journalist he doesn’t have to condemn anything and instead, just reports the news. Within a minute or so he stated that he condemned . . . When you are attempting to control the conversation as he did you are not a journalist. Instead you are a cheerleader for your point of view and that makes you a commentator. In Don’s case he is masquerading as a journalist and that is deception at its finest.