August 29, 2016: 1:38 p.m.

An Attention-Getting Choice

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch presents the union’s Person of the Year award to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. Sept. 1 at its annual convention in Albany. Sheriff Clarke was honored as ‘a passionate and vocal defender of police officers,’ but his strident criticism of President Obama as a ‘race-hustler’ made his selection raise some eyebrows. Richard Steier in his column calls it another example of the union creating an ‘us against the world’ mind-set.