Frequent Fox News Guest: ‘Black Lives Matter Will Join Forces With ISIS’

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A Wisconsin sheriff who is a frequent guest on Fox News predicted Tuesday night that the anti-police brutality organization Black Lives Matter will eventually join forces with the Islamic State terror group.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tweeted from his verified account:

The sheriff has a long history of outlandish remarks, and has been particularly outspoken in his efforts to debunk police brutality. In a recent appearance on Fox, Clarke accused President Obama of “playing the race game” and said “there is no police brutality in America. We ended that back in the ’60s.”

Shaun King, an activist with Black Lives Matter, said Clarke is like “a fictional TV villain” for the remarks, which he called “complete and utter buffoonery” in a column for the New York Daily News.

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