After violent rioters physically assaulted Trump supporters in San Jose, Calif. last week, Sheriff Clarke is “ticked off” with the DOJ.
CLARKE: 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’s happening because these people are white and they’re Trump supporters.
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Clarke said the police need to be more proactive in thwarting these perpetrators.
CLARKE: When you see people outwardly attacked like that, they have visual evidence. They should be down there putting those stills on the news, broadcasting it and putting up rewards for the identity of these perpetrators.
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