No doubt you’ve seen Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Fox News before. He also spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention and verbally kissed Donald Trump’s ring, probably hoping he could ass kiss his way into a position in a Trump Administration.
To put it mildly, Sheriff Clarke is a disgrace to humanity in general. His idea of justice is shooting a suspect first and asking questions later. But what Clarke posted today on Twitter is beyond all bounds of decency.
Some background: The other day on CNN, commentator Marc Lamont Hill criticized Donald Trump for meeting with Steve Harvey and other black celebrities instead of leaders in the African-American community, commenting:
“It was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people.”
Here’s Clarke’s incredibly offensive response to Hill:
I am tired of this jigaboo telling black people who they should be, what they should do. He's a lackey for Democrats https://t.co/XRI5bEPo0F
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) January 17, 2017
Since I grew up in the South, I’ve heard the word “jigaboo” before. If you aren’t familiar with it, Dictionary.com describes “jigaboo” as an “extremely disparaging and offensive” term for black people. It originally comes from the 1800s and was used to describe slaves as they danced.
But what makes the tweet from Sheriff Clarke so incredibly ironic (not to mention hypocritical) is this fact: David Clarke runs in his county as a Democrat because he knows if he runs as Republican he’ll lose. Also, for a black person to apply such a horribly racist word to another black person is beyond horrible.
Also, let’s consider that David Clarke has let people die in his custody. In 2016, an inmate died of thirst while serving as an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail. The man who died, Terrill Thomas, was heard begging for water before he died. By my calculations, this makes Clarke an accessory to the death of a human being. And that means that Sheriff Clarke broke the law and should be incarcerated for his negligence.
David Clarke is what is known as an Uncle Tom. He’s also a lowlife scum, as his tweet proves.
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