‘A True Fascist’
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke will become an Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, according to reports including an announcement from Clarke himself.Â
Sheriff Clarke, a very vocal supporter of PresidentÂ Donald Trump, has made his positions on a wide range of issues crystal clear. As a result, groups like GLAAD and the progressiveÂ One Wisconsin Now have responded with long lists of Clarke’s vitriol.
Calling it a “marriage equality meltdown,”Â One Wisconsin Now says that “Clarke took to social media to post, ‘Next is rage, then revolt,’ in response to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. Not content to stop there, ClarkeÂ in a media interviewÂ pondered, ‘â€¦ who would have thought that in the 21st century homosexuality would come out of the closet and churches would be forced to go into the closet?’ and opined, ‘If we donâ€™t resist, we can see what is happening before our eyes â€¦’ It was also reported thatÂ in his radio showÂ he advocated for, ‘pitchforks and torches’ and that, ‘If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court.’ Clarke also took to social media withÂ the call for ‘pitchforks and torches.'”
GLAAD notes that Sheriff Clarke wrote on Twitter “that a supportive mother of a transgender elementary school student is guilty of ‘child abuse,'” and that he said “transgender people ‘suffer from mental disorders’ and are ‘freakish,'” and pointed to this quote from Clarke:
“Folks, more evidence that transgender persons suffer from mental disorders more than physiological disorders…Too often in this assault on the First Amendment, and this very totalitarian attitude from the left that any freakish lifestyle, any marginal lifestyle, is now considered part of the norm, and they’re shoving it down our throats. So if you’re not careful when you engage in this conversation, they’ll look for the trap, and they’ll catch you saying something that’s clumsy or not well articulated, and then they’ll just attack you – they’ll attack you with it. ‘Transgender phobic’ and all this other nonsense.”
One Wisconsin Now says that “Clarke advised Milwaukee County residents that 9-1-1 was not their best option and instead encouraged them to pursue vigilante style justice. InÂ taxpayer-financed radio ads, Clarke urged citizens to arm themselves and shoot people whom they felt threatened by, calling 9-1-1 only after potentially shooting and killing someone.”
The group adds that Sheriff “Clarke was nowhere to be foundÂ when one of the worst tragedies in state history struck in Milwaukee County, when a mass shooting occurred at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. Clarke was notable in his still unexplained absence in which six innocent worshippers were killed and four wounded by a white supremacist madman. When One Wisconsin Now requested records of his whereabouts, Clarke provided a calendar which was almost completely redacted.”
New York Magazine writerÂ Jonathan Chait today calls Clarke a “fascist.”
â€” Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) May 17, 2017
There’s a wealth of information about Sheriff Clarke, so much so it might make your head spinÂ â€“ then make you ask, “How is this guy in uniform?”
Here’s more: There have been four deaths in Sheriff Clarke’s jail, including the death of a intellectuallyÂ disabledÂ 38-year old man,Â Terrill Thomas,Â whoÂ was deprived of water for a week as punishment for bad behavior. Also among the four deaths in Clarke’s jail, a baby.
“According to a federal lawsuit filed on March 14, plaintiff Melissa Hall was shackled before, during, and after childbirth at a local hospital in 2013,” ThinkProgress reported in March.
A â€œbelly chainâ€ was allegedly wrapped around her waist when she needed to use the restroom, and she had â€œher wrists attached to the waist and her legs attached to one another by leg-irons.â€ Hall claims the jail deputies also denied medical providersâ€™ request to take the chains off her during childbirth, which made it difficult for those providers to give her an epidural.
Here’s Clarke speaking at an NRA convention about liberals:
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Highland Park Shooting Deaths Include Both Parents of Two Year Old Found at Scene of July 4th Massacre
On Twitter Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the July 4th Highland Park mass shooting a photo of a young boy appeared in several tweets. He was described as lost, good samaritans assumed he had become separated from his parents in the mayhem of the massacre, and people were trying to reunite him with his family.
CBS Chicago reporter Marissa Parra now reveals the boy’s name is Aiden, but he won’t be reunited with his parents: both were shot dead by the Highland Park gunman.
Remember this little boy found wandering alone after #HighlandPark parade? We’ve just found out why… both his parents were killed💔
A fundraiser has been started for Irina and Kevin McCarthy’s 2-yo son Aiden as he grows up without them
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 5, 2022
“Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people [who] were killed during the mass shooting,” CBS Chicago reports.
“We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family,” reads the story on a GoFundMe page hoping to raise money for Aiden.
“Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help,” it adds. “At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” it adds. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving grandparents, Misha and Nina Levberg, and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows.”
About $475,000 has quickly been raised with more than 7600 people contributing. The top donation is $5000.
‘Invasion’: Texas Lt. Gov. Likens Border Crossings to Attack on Pearl Harbor – ‘These People Are a Danger to America’
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a far-right Republican, is comparing migrants crossing the border into Texas to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2335 people. He is calling it an “invasion” and says that gives the state the right to “put hands on people.”
Patrick, who because of Texas’ unique structure is more powerful than the governor, told Fox News on Tuesday, “we are being invaded, and if we’re being invaded under the constitution I think that gives us the power to put hands on people and send them back. Put hands on people and send them back,” he said repeatedly.
“These people are a danger to America,” Patrick said in a rant. It was unclear if he was referring to migrants or President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The Lt. Governor, who has hawked the racist “great replacement theory” repeatedly, and used the term “invasion” repeatedly, told Fox News that Texas is now spending $4 billion annually on the border, while Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers complain of being called up to serve, having to abandon their regular jobs, for no apparent reason.
“This is the biggest danger we have, to your family,” Patrick says of the fentanyl crossing the border. “It’s all on Biden,” he claimed.
Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott drew extensive criticism for using the deaths of more than 50 migrants packed into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer as a political opportunity to attack President Biden. Even some conservatives attacked Abbott for his inhumane remarks..
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick repeatedly says the state’s declaration of an “invasion” of migrants means they can “put hands on people and send them back.”
He then says “we’re being attacked just like we were on Pearl Harbor.” pic.twitter.com/kmcPakR43Z
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 5, 2022
7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies
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The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.
Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.
Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.
“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”
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