PragerU: Cops Are the Good Guys

"The police aren't the problem."

Prager University gives a stalwart defense of our fine men and women who serve in law enforcement in their newest video, “Cops Are The Good Guys,” hosted by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

“For over 39 years, I was a police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For 15 of those years, I was the Sheriff of Milwaukee County,” Clarke says. “I’ve done everything you can do as a cop, from walking the beat, to investigating murder, to running the agency. I’ve met a lot of cops of every race, ethnicity and background," Clarke says.

“Here’s what I can tell you. Cops are not perfect. That’s not a news flash. But this might be: They don’t have to be perfect. They have to be excellent. And most officers reach excellence every single day, and often under very difficult circumstances . . . circumstances you can’t imagine, and wouldn’t want to if you could.”

Clarke discusses how “perfection is an unattainable goal” when it comes to law enforcement, but over the last 50 years police departments have become more advanced and professional.

“You wouldn’t know it, though, if you listened to self-serving, self-righteous politicians and activists. In their version of history, the police are the villains of the story, not its heroes. Like everything else this crowd does, they’ve got it all backwards.”

Clarke adds, “The police aren’t the problem. The politicians and activists are. The police didn’t create the failed urban policies that have locked people into generational poverty. The police aren’t responsible for fatherless homes, failing schools, and bad lifestyle choices.”

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