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University Disinvites Sheriff David Clarke Because of ‘Politically Polarizing’ Views on BLM

Campus Reform
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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has been disinvited from speaking about forensics at the University of New Haven because his conservative views were deemed too “polarizing.”
UNH initially denied having invited Clarke, but later admitted that it had cancelled his invitation because his views on the BLM movement were deemed “politically polarizing.”

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has been disinvited from speaking about forensics at the University of New Haven because his conservative views were deemed too “polarizing.”

Clarke had been scheduled to speak at the 25th Annual Markle Symposium, but claimed in an op-ed last week that he had been disinvited for making controversial tweets regarding the Black Lives Matter protests.

Clarke, who is black, said the university did not discuss the specific comments that led to their decision, but he assumed it is because he likes to take out the “V” in “Black Lives Matter” to change it to “Black Lies Matter,” because the individuals in the movement “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 university released a statement in response to Clarke’s op-ed claiming it had never extended an invitation to him and that he was not brought to campus because they could not reach agreement on his requested accommodations, but later backtracked on that statement, telling Campus Reform that “we decided not to finalize his arrangements to visit campus when it was determined his appearance could potentially become politically polarizing in light of the imminent presidential election.”

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“Sheriff Clarke conveyed he would require first-class airfare, a presidential hotel suite, and transportation from the airport in a black SUV,” the statement asserted. “The faculty member engaged in these negotiations told Sheriff Clarke’s assistant on August 3 that we could not meet these requirements.”

Clarke said on Twitter that the university is “lying,”noting that he has emails that prove he was…

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