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ACLU Demands Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief and County Sheriff

HeadlineAug 28, 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis, who on Wednesday blamed curfew violators and not militia members for Tuesday’s deadly violence. The ACLU is also demanding Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth step down, as video resurfaced of racist remarks he made in 2018. During a news conference that year, Beth described Black people accused of shoplifting and crashing a stolen car as “garbage people that fill our communities that are a cancer to our society.”

Sheriff David Beth: “Let’s put them in jail. Let’s stop them from truly — at least some of these males, going out and getting 10 other women pregnant and having small children. Let’s put them away. … We put them away for the rest of their lives so that the rest of us can be better.” 

In a statement, the ACLU said the actions of the sheriff and police chief “uphold and defend white supremacy, while demonizing people who were murdered for exercising their First Amendment rights and speaking out against police violence.”

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