By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a black conservative who last year called African Americans “lazy” and “morally bankrupt,” criticized the FBI for investigating the Flint water crisis.
“FBI is stretched thin keeping up with US radicalized terror subjects but is sending agents to investigate Flint MI lead in water. Priorities,” Clarke tweeted Wednesday.
Clarke is known for his incendiary, attention-grabbing comments about Democrats, African Americans and progressive issues.
FBI is stretched thin keeping up with US radicalized terror subjects but is sending agents to investigate Flint MI lead in water. Priorities
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) February 3, 2016
His tweet about Flint caught criticism – and some praise – from his Twitter followers.
@SheriffClarke TAKE OFF YOUR GUN. PUT YOUR BADGE AWAY. I WOULD LOVE TO BEAT YOU TO DEATH WITH MY BARE HANDS.
— A Soft Bulletin (@C1TYofFL1NT) February 3, 2016
— Earl Flynn (@earlflynn) February 3, 2016
@SheriffClarke what a fucking asshole you are. Poisoned kids not your concern huh? Do your fucking job you lazy ass taxpayer mooch.
— jeff mossberg (@jeffmossberg) February 3, 2016
@SheriffClarke that water will probably do more damage then any “radicalized terror subjects”
— CognitiveDissonance (@J5WADE) February 3, 2016
Clarke is a notorious racial agitator and frequent guest on Fox News.
In a podcast on a conservative website, Clarke blasted African Americans.
“Let me tell you why blacks sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle — because they’re uneducated, they’re lazy, and they’re morally bankrupt,” Clarke said. “That’s why.”
Clarke also said the Black Lives Matter movement “will join forces with ISIS to being (sic) down our legal constituted republic. You heard it first here.”
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.