Murderer claims Trump tapped him for Homeland Security position
Following the news, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele put out a statement reading, “I’ve said repeatedly that Milwaukee deserves better than Sheriff Clarke”. No such announcement w/ regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made. “I think that a decision was made clearly that he should not require confirmation by the United States Senate because I think that that would be very hard to achieve given what’s going on with the investigations at the Milwaukee County Jail”.
“Sheriff David Clarke’s unconscionable record makes him unfit to serve”. While it would be wrong to call him a self-hating, shucking-and-jiving sellout-so we won’t-Clarke believes that he is a living testament that white people are no longer racist but that young black males have “no care whatsoever for their fellow man“. Thousands of protesters marched there earlier this month, speaking out against the sheriff and his support for Trump’s immigration policies. He advocated for mass indefinite detention of American citizens suspected of terrorism, according to Mother Jones.
In one of those cases, from 2014, Clarke and his department were sued by a woman who was injured, then falsely accused of drunk driving, after a deputy crashed into her auto. “It’s time to move on to my next chapter in law enforcement”.
Rumors have been swirling since Donald Trump was elected president even as recent as last week when Clarke’s name was mentioned for a Federal Bureau of Investigation director. He has also been a vocal supporter and fierce defender of Trump.
Clarke has called in the past for the jailing of “sanctuary city” mayors, arguing that such cities are “havens” for “criminal illegal aliens”, as well as a broader “zero-tolerance” approach to unauthorized migration. Clarke says he would be serving as a liaison to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
“To me, that sounds like a significant security breach, and it’s something that shouldn’t happen”, said Martin Drapkin, who trained jail officers for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections before retiring in 2010. “Given the past, it’ll be a challenge to develop a working relationship”.
One Wisconsin Republican who knew Clarke told the Daily News he’d be a “disaster”, and said he hoped the new hire would be be “far removed from any substantial decision making”. “Hiring Sheriff Clarke for a leadership position in the Department of Homeland Security is a slap in the face to the family and friends of Terrill Thomas”.
The Milwaukee County jails Mr Clarke oversees are now under investigation for four deaths transpiring in 2016.
Mr Clarke’s DHS role, unlike a Cabinet nomination, will not require Senate confirmation.
The Milwaukee Sheriff received support from Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker, even after four inmates died in Milwaukee county in just six months.