Sheriff David Clarke Becomes An Internet Joke For Threatening To Poke People ‘In The Eye’

On Friday, it was revealed that former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who was being considered for Homeland Security Secretary in Donald Trump’s administration, has an email scandal of his own.

In January, there was a brief run-in on a plane between Clarke and fellow passenger Dan Black, who he later had detained by the police for no reason whatsoever, except that maybe his feelings were hurt. Clarke messaged the police to stop Black after he deplaned, and now, a search warrant has been executed by the FBI to see the exchanges.

Clarke is calling it fake news even though copies of the search warrant are on the Internet.

“I am UNINTIMIDATED by lib media attempts to smear and discredit me with their FAKE NEWS reports designed to silence me,” the former sheriff tweeted. “I will continue to poke them in the eye with a sharp stick and bitch slap these scum bags til they get it. I have been attacked by better people than them #MAGA”

He didn’t stop there.

The internet called him out.

Terrill Thomas, the 38-year-old black man who died of thirst in Clarke’s Milwaukee County Jail cell this April, was a victim of homicide. We just thought we should point that out. It can’t be repeated enough.

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