Gary Rabine hosted a Trump rally at his Bull Valley Country Club Sunday afternoon.
There were a plethora of speakers, including Republican congressional candidates Jeannie Ives, Jim Oberweis (introduced by Catalina Lauf), Sargis Sangari and Jesus Solorio.
McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Buehler and District 3 candidate Mike Shorten also spoke, Shorten drawing chants from the crowd of perhaps a thousand.
In addition, Jeanette Ward, running for Oberweis’ State Senate seat addressed the crowd.
The man speaker was former Milwaukee four-term Sheriff David Clarke.
He delivered advice that every police chief in the country should follow.
The key to protecting a city from rioting is “controlling the perimeter.”
When that did not happen in Ferguson, Missouri, Clarke waited for someone else to point out the continuing mistake.
When no one did in the week following the incident, he stepped forward and received nationwide attention.
The advice he absorbed came from the retired CIA employee author of a 1970 book entitled, “Riot Makers,” Eugene Methvin.
He called Clarke with advice on what to do in Milwaukee.
“They use the same playbook over and over,” Clarke said.
After the police shooting in Ferguson they created a slogan (“Hand up, don’t shoot”) and spread it though the neighborhoods.
“After a week I got involved.
“Using stuff I had been taught,” Clarke told his commanders to “reestablish law and order in this damn city.
“You tell me what you need.
“You have all the authority to use all necessary force.
“As long as you stay with policy and the law, I’ll back you to the wall.”
He went on TV and told residents, “What you saw happen in Milwaukee last night will not happen tonight.”
And it didn’t.
“We backed up out word,” he said.
That’s when he pointed out Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Kenosha police did not “establish a perimeter.
“I’m seeing the same mistakes by law enforcement all over.
“They will not set a perimeter.
“They will not provide the resources.
“You have to protect critical infrastructure, those government buildings, retail [stores].
“Nobody in, nobody out.
“Keep ’em back. Keep ’em out.
“I find it downright unconscionable that a political commander would send his men out in harm’s way without an ability to defend themselves.”
They are failing, he said, because “cops are being told to stand down.”
That means “authority is [gone].”
Clarke then told of his advice to Milwaukee families.
“Your duty is to protect yourself and your family.”
He said he put that in a 30-second ad about which “the Left went ape shit.”
Clarke pointed out the deleterious effect on police officers includes 218 suicides in 2019, but there were “no cries for mental health for cops.”
“In 2019 there were more suicides than killed in the line of duty,” he pointed out.
He expressed his disappointment that “after Ferguson, the political class [didn’t] side with the police.
“They got in bed with the devil.
“I play smash mouth.
He label Black Lives Matter “Black Lies Matter” and referred to them as “scumbags” and “a hate-filled group.”
Clarke argued for police to be police, instead of being charged with curing “urban pathologies.”
He argued that “ghetto reform in the United States” was more important than police reform.
“We will make arrests and keep the peace and do nothing more.
“No engaging in dialogue.
“When you get an order from a police officer, you have a duty to follow that command.
“Get social workers out there if you think this is so damn easy.
“That’s policing David Clarke style.”
Returning to Ferguson, he pointed out, “Mike Brown did not have his arms up.
“Eric Garner (in New York City) weighed about 350 pounds and was in bad health.
“Eric Garner died of a heart attack on the way to the hospital.
“It wasn’t the fault of the police.”
Turning to Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Clarke related that the same State’s Attorney who indicted the cops had told the police “to go to that area [which was drug-infested) and clean it up.”
Gray was “struggling in the ambulance.”
He told of being on some talk show with an attorney who claimed it was “not unlawful to flee from the police.”
Having done his homework, Clarke cited a U.S. Supreme Court case that originated in Illinois in which one Justice noted, “Fleeing from the police is the height of suspiciousness.”
Clarke mocked the Mayor of Seattle calling her “Mary Poppins.”
he pointed out she “let these insurrectionists take over a complete area.”
She called this the “Summer of Love. I called it the Summer of Rage.”
He urged those attending to challenge Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
“Have some big guys,” he suggested. Weight lifters, bikers (many of which were in attendance, so that got a cheer).
If police discourage your group, he advise, tell them, “You have a duty to protect us expressing our First Amendment Rights.
“These people are cowards. They’re expecting you to flee.”
Clarke came up with this:
“‘Defund the police’ is buffoonery.
“No. Defend the police.
“The enemies are domestic.
“They are domestic terrorists.
“They use fear and intimidation to [change] government policy.
“That’s what Al Qaeda and ISIS does.”
Clarke then held up his pocket Constitution and said, “Somebody’s got to enforce that. That’s the police officer.
“You have prosecutors who refuse to prosecute these rioters.
“They’re in bed with the Devil.
“Kim Foxx [Cook County State’s Attorney) is a loser.
When Clarke is confronted by a reporter or commentator with the question of how he can defend the Constitution when he ancestors were enslaved, he replies, “They put a mechanism in here (holding up his Constitution) to change it.”
He pointed out that 500,000 white deaths led to a Constitutional Amendment to free his ancestors.
“Where’s the freaking gratitude from Black Lives Matter?
“The Constitution ended slavery, not the Courts,” he said.
“You women didn’t get the right to vote from the courts, you got it from the Constitution.”
He said he would give up none of his right without a fight.
“God gave me today.
“He didn’t say, ‘See you on Monday.'”
Then he read a swearword-filled email he received that very day threatening his life.
“Be not afraid.
“These folks are cowards.
By return email, Clarke wrote, “Be sure you eat first, because it will be your last meal.”
He attached a photo of himself with a gun with the taunt, “Come and get me..”
“Don’t get in defensive positions.”
If called a “racist,” don’t say, “I’m not a racist.”
Go back to point you were making.
Turning to this year’s election, Clarke pointed out, “To the Left, every election is the most important election.”
He urged people to run for school board.
“Our schools have been taken over.
“They’re nothing but liberal indoctrination centers.”
He urged people have a sense of urgency about every election.
He noted that this year, the Democrats don’t worry about their candidates, they worry about the organization.
He pointed out that Donald Trump carried Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan by on 77,000.
He urged the activists to find new voters.
“Yard signs measure enthusiasm.
“The only thing that counts is voter turnout.”
Clarke argued Donald Trump deserves another term because he lost two and one-half years to “a Russia hoax.”
With that host Gary Rabine said, “Next [rally], four weeks away.”