Radical Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to Take Homeland Security Post

HeadlineMay 18, 2017

In Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Wednesday he has accepted an appointment as assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke has called on local police to work as immigration officers in partnership with ICE. He has also declared there is “no police brutality in America,” and has called members of the Black Lives Matter movement “garbage,” “black slime” and “subhuman creeps.” Clarke’s appointment comes as his Milwaukee jail remains under investigation after prisoner Terrill Thomas died of extreme dehydration when guards reportedly cut off the water in his solitary confinement cell for seven days. Thomas is one of four people who died at the Milwaukee County Jail over a six-month period last year.

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