Univ. cancels Sheriff Clarke speech over BLM, Trump
Even though the outspoken sheriff from Wisconsin was not scheduled to speak on politics or race relations – but on forensics to share his insight from a life in law enforcement – university officials announced that “circumstances” have precluded them from continuing to extend him their invitation to speak.
It is contended by Townhall that the “circumstances” have everything to do with Clarke’s conservative worldview that is leading him to vote against the pro-abortion, pro-immigration and pro-LGBT Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and for pro-cop, pro-life, pro-defense, and pro-border control Trump. The vocal sheriff’s harsh criticism of Black Lives Matter – which also goes against the progressive campus politics in the New England school – is also considered to be one of the “circumstances” that ended up making him an uninvited guest speaker.
The price for not adhering to campus politics …
According to Sheriff Clarke, the university blacklisted him and gave him the cold shoulder, going as far as to ignore him and not even contact him to let him know that he should no longer prepare for traveling to the Northeastern campus to speak on forensics.
“We accepted, began planning for the trip – my assistant exchanged over a dozen emails in July about booking flights and hotel,” Clarke shared on his blog. “Then a lull – nothing. No communication, no hotel room reserved, no flights booked.”
It was not until the following month that the university extended him the “courtesy” of letting him know that it had reneged its invitation to speak because Clarke did not share its support for the controversial and racially divisive Black Lives Matter movement that has recently incited the killing of multiple police officers across the nation.
“On August 3, my assistant had a conversation with Mr. Malloy, who was extremely apologetic and embarrassed to have to rescind the offer,” Clark informed. “Apparently, the higher-ups did not want me to speak on campus due to my remarks about #BlackLivesMatter.”
Clarke soon understood that his own politically incorrect views about the group – that is infamously known for inciting violence and racial hatred – would not be tolerated on the New England campus that prides itself as open-minded and tolerant.
“What did I say that was so controversial?” Clarke pondered on his blog. “I’m not sure what specific remarks drove them to uninvite me, but anyone who listens to me for five seconds knows I prefer to drop the ‘v’ and call them #BlackLIESMatter.”
Campus thought police
Clarke’s straightforward depiction and negative portrayal of the group was not appreciated by school officials, meaning that he was no longer welcomed on campus – even though Black Lives Matter was not a topic upon which he intended to speak.
“They terrorize the police, lie about their true mission, promote anarchy like the old Black Liberation Army, and released a list of ‘demands’ that included releasing known cop killers,” the conservative sheriff continued. “So, yeah – I’m going to keep speaking out against #BlackLIESMatter – but apparently that means I’m not going to be speaking about forensics at the University of New Haven anytime soon.”
Ironically, officials at the University of New Haven are trying to save face and maintain the academic institution’s reputation as a tolerant higher learning institution that “fully supports free speech.” They are making efforts to explain away their decision as not being politically motivated, in an attempt to remain ambiguous about their repugnance for Clarke’s Right-leaning views on politics and race relations.
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