NM Gang Task Force stands by controversial choice of keynote speaker

The New Mexico Gang Task Force continues to stand by its controversial choice to give a keynote address at an upcoming conference, even after he advanced a conspiracy theory about the survivors of a recent school shooting. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke will give the keynote address at the task force’s upcoming 20th anniversary conference. Earlier this week, Clarke sent a tweet about the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who have become leaders in advocating against gun violence. https://twitter.com/SheriffClarke/status/965962123535966208

This is one of a number of conspiracy theories advanced in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The conspiratorial criticisms of the survivors have themselves received criticism, even from conservatives, like the National Review.