Ex-Milwaukee Sheriff Says Juries In Both The Arbery, Rittenhouse Trials Made ‘Just’ Decisions

Sheriff of Milwaukee County WIsconsin, David Clarke Jr. addresses the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016

According to ex-Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, the juries who participated in both the high-profile Rittenhouse trial and the Arbery case “made a just decision, and that’s all we ask them to do.”

“In both cases, the jury came through,” Clarke remarked during a conversation with the hosts of Newsmax’s “National Report.” “The integrity of our jury system is still strong …┬áit is still there and that’s a very good thing.”

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And that means that rather than saying the juries reached a “right” or wrong decision, in both cases, they made a “just decision” based on the evidence, not the politics that creep into the criminal justice and prosecution levels, said Clarke.

In the Rittenhouse case, the jury was able to “block out all the pretrial publicity” and the “blowhard political activists” who were trying to seek a particular outcome, said Clarke. However, the jury in that case “stuck to the law” and the evidence and acquitted Rittenhouse of the deaths of two people during a police protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Meanwhile, all three defendants in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia were found guilty of his murder, and that came despite the “political activists” who claimed “Black people can’t get justice in the court system,” said Clarke.

“What I’m talking about is that the integrity of our jury system is still there, and that’s a very good thing,” the former sheriff added.

Clarke then stated that the “liberal corporate media” in a lot of these cases creates a narrative that when the jury comes back with a verdict, people have a “false” sense about what actually took place.

“As for the political class, look, these individuals they seize on these things for to score some cheap political points,” said the ex-sheriff. “These political hacks, you know, they ought to just stay out of it, too, and pray for and ask for justice … all these states should be looking for is justice, not achieving a political agenda, but sadly, like I said, politics has creeped in.”

Clarke then commented that most folks here in the U.S. believe in equal justice, however neither of these two cases will do much to change the minds of “blowhard political activists.”

“This isn’t going to prove anything for them,” he continued to elaborate. “They’ll just wait around for the next case that fits their political agenda, and they’ll seize on that opportunity as well. Our court system is not perfect. It can’t be perfect because it involves human beings and human beings are imperfect, but more times than not they do come to a just verdict like they did here.”

“But I’m happy to say that most Americans, they get this, they understand,” he finished.