WHY TRUMP IS WINNING: Clay Higgins, outspoken sheriff, made to resign by the ACLU, by Michael Walsh. How do you vote against the ACLU and the politically correct?
Clay Higgins, the brash, outspoken captain of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office, resigned Monday after he appeared in a viral video calling a group of predominantly black gang members “animals.”
Higgins, a God-fearing man of the law with a deep southern drawl, had appeared in a series of widely popular “crime stoppers” videos that drew in millions of viewers. His tough-talking, straight-shooting approach made him a folk hero in Opelousas, La., and earned him a cult following online.
“You can run but you can’t hide,” Higgins said in one video, addressing his quarry with a hand resting on the grip of his pistol. “We will find you.”
Higgins’s resignation came 10 days after a video circulated online through the Acadiana, La., ABC affiliate KATC in which he called for wanted members of the Gremlins gang to turn themselves in.
Addressing the suspected criminals, Higgins called the alleged gang-members “thugs,” “heathens,” and “animals.”
Higgins’s tough talk quickly attracted criticism from the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU].