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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘Not Buying One Word’ of Eric Holder’s Ferguson Report

Calling the new Department of Justice investigation on widespread discrimination in the Ferguson, Mo., justice system a “witch hunt,” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said he was “not buying one word” of the report.

Released on Wednesday, the report alleges that Ferguson police routinely targeted African Americans for traffic stops and other small infractions, charging detainees with multiple crimes in the process. But in an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto, Sheriff Clarke rejected the department’s findings.

“Two words: witch hunt,” he began. “The pattern is there — some of the inflammatory rhetoric we’ve heard from the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder.”

Clarke accused Holder of having a “predetermined mindset going into this investigation,” adding that “he’s not buying one word of his conclusion.”

“I think it’s a sad day, I really do,” he continued. “I think that Eric Holder has an animosity, a genuine hostility toward local law enforcement – specifically toward white police officers. He truly believes that every white police officer is a stone-cold racist.”

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