In the days since Donald Trump supporters were assaulted outside his rally in San Jose last week, the city’s mayor seemed to point a finger at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as bearing some of the blame.
And the city’s police chief later said there was concern the violence could worsen in the face of a physical law enforcement response.
But for outspoken Milwaukee Co. Sheriff David Clarke, the violence — and the response to it — was reminiscent of how southern blacks were treated in the Jim Crow era.
Here’s what Clarke had to say on “Hannity” Monday night:
Well, this is premeditated organized violence and these are riot-makers that show up at these events. What the mayor said was obviously ridiculous. But Sean, what I’m ticked off about right now is why Attorney General Loretta Lynch has not dispatched the FBI and dispatched lawyers from the Civil Rights Division to investigate and prosecute and identify people who are using the same type of tactics that were used in the Jim Crow South to frighten and intimidate blacks from participating in the voting process. That’s why this is done — to strike fear and intimidation in the hearts of these people who want to come and hear the candidate of their choice. This is constitutionally protected. This is a Civil Rights violation, and they are entitled to that same equal rights protection under the law as anybody else or any of the other protected class. It appears to me that the United States Department of Justice doesn’t care what happening because these people are white and they’re Trump supporters.