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isla
05-26-2017, 06:45 PM
On a flight to Milwaukee Dan Black saw a man he thought was Sheriff Clarke. After asking "Are you Sheriff Clarke?", Dan Black shook his head when Clarke answered in the affirmative. Clarke asked if Black had a problem. Black said no. Arriving in Milwaukee Black was met by six deputies who questioned him and escorted him out of the airport.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2017/01/17/bice-man-accuses-clarke-harassment-airport/96639472/

Dan Black's formal complaint..
http://graphics.jsonline.com/jsi_news/documents/danblack_clarkecomplaint.pdf

Responding to the complaint Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page..
"In an act of political grandstanding, the political witch hunt continues by Democrat politicians and operatives," the sheriff's post said. "This is nothing more than an attempt to harass and bully Sheriff Clarke. This is fake news."

Sound familiar?

johnw
05-26-2017, 07:00 PM
On a flight to Milwaukee Dan Black saw a man he thought was Sheriff Clarke. After asking "Are you Sheriff Clarke?", Dan Black shook his head when Clarke answered in the affirmative. Clarke asked if Black had a problem. Black said no. Arriving in Milwaukee Black was met by six deputies who questioned him and escorted him out of the airport.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2017/01/17/bice-man-accuses-clarke-harassment-airport/96639472/

Dan Black's formal complaint..
http://graphics.jsonline.com/jsi_news/documents/danblack_clarkecomplaint.pdf

Responding to the complaint Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page..
"In an act of political grandstanding, the political witch hunt continues by Democrat politicians and operatives," the sheriff's post said. "This is nothing more than an attempt to harass and bully Sheriff Clarke. This is fake news."

Sound familiar?

Accusing others of things you've done yourself? Very familiar.

CWSmith
05-26-2017, 07:06 PM
Accusing others of things you've done yourself? Very familiar.

If just half the stories are true, this guy is a pathetic and empty shell of a man.

skuthorp
05-26-2017, 07:27 PM
Progressing nicely towards a police state I see. He likely was fortunate he wasn't 'disappeared' for a few weeks whilst he was 'investigated'.

sharpiefan
05-26-2017, 07:47 PM
If just half the stories are true, this guy is a pathetic and empty shell of a man.

Maybe that's why he wears the fake medals.

SMARTINSEN
05-27-2017, 07:07 AM
I cannot i.agine that the current occupant of the oval office would appoint a person with such glaring character defects to a position of authority...

Hallam
05-27-2017, 07:48 AM
I cannot i.agine that the current occupant of the oval office would appoint a person with such glaring character defects to a position of authority...

Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the greatest character defects of them all?

PeterSibley
05-27-2017, 07:51 AM
Gratuitous cartoon.

https://blogofthebeardedone.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/trump-hair-force-one.jpg

Osborne Russell
05-27-2017, 12:00 PM
A real pig.

Notice the reliance on pre-emption. Where have we heard that before? When the United States used it on Iraq. When it became the permanent policy of the United States: the "global war on terror".

An unmistakable step in the United States' descent into fascism, as I said at the time.


After the flight landed at Mitchell International Airport, two sheriff’s deputies confronted Black. They questioned him about the exchange and, eventually, escorted him directly out of the airport.

But the incident didn’t end there. On its Facebook page, three days after the incident, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office posted a link to Black’s account and responded to it:


Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The Sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault.

The next day, the same page posted a meme featuring Black:

https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/16142185_10154663044105189_7982979664965190436_n.j pg?oh=4b1fc17055b89b34436adf6fa69bd695&oe=59A2B233

Reynard38
05-27-2017, 12:03 PM
Is this guy elected? If he is then shame on the voters.

George Jung
05-27-2017, 12:25 PM
Appointed , I believe

Canoeyawl
05-27-2017, 12:45 PM
More about the bling...

“Look at this f‑‑‑ing guy’s uniform,” Charles Clymer wrote (https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/864954073174482944) on Twitter. “You see all that s‑‑t pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That’s not supposed to be there.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/26/heres-what-the-pins-that-sheriff-clarke-wears-actually-mean/?utm_term=.5c78a254fd45

1. Clarke’s four-star epaulets are standard for a chief of police or sheriff.
2. This is a pin that reads “Sheriff” made and branded by the Harley-Davidson (http://www.wisconsinharley.com/harley-davidson-sheriff-antique-nickel-pin-1-9-16-w-x-1-1-2-h-p1264064/)motorcycle company (http://www.wisconsinharley.com/harley-davidson-sheriff-antique-nickel-pin-1-9-16-w-x-1-1-2-h-p1264064/). (Thanks to Charlie Deck for spotting it.)
4. A U.S. flag lapel pin.
5. A “thin blue line” pin (https://www.amazon.com/Thin-American-Police-Support-Lapel/dp/B01L9KARUW/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_197_tr_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=5CQYMJY1BZMH2AZ2T640). The expression “thin blue line” is meant to evoke the role of police in society: a thin blue line of people willing to stand between us and them. This pin mirrors similar others that are popular in the United Kingdom (http://www.thinbluelineuk.com/).
6. This is a pin for the Israeli civil guard (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Guard_(Israel)), a branch of the Israeli police that serves as a sort of neighborhood watch since terrorist attacks in the mid-1970s. (You can see a more clear version of it here (http://allbadges.net/uploads/2015/09/06/3f090aac7724fa424f721ccf499aa1af-800x370-resize.jpg).) At other times, Clarke has worn a badge for the Israeli traffic police (http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/unfiltered/why-does-sheriff-david-clarke-sport-an-israeli-traffic-police/article_8332aa64-3fe5-11e7-8c75-d32d933b403e.html). (Much thanks to Naomi Fry, Jacob Kornbluh and Noga Tarnopolsky for their help tracking down this badge.)
This was a particularly tricky badge to identify until we found this tweet in which it’s more clearly identifiable.

Flash back to #policeweek2016 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/policeweek2016?src=hash) Met the best sheriff ever! @SheriffClarke (https://twitter.com/SheriffClarke)pic.twitter.com/9mrrKNZkK1 (https://t.co/9mrrKNZkK1)
— LEO Wife (@Robin_in_Kansas) January 3, 2017 (https://twitter.com/Robin_in_Kansas/status/816431444239204354)


7. Clarke’s actual sheriff’s badge.
8. A 9/11 memorial pin, presumably of the sort Clarke mentioned in the interview above.
9. This appears to be a small lapel pin that says “WTC” (like this one (http://www.citationbars.com/WTC--World-Trade-Center-Mini-Lapel-Pin_p_118.html)), a reference to attacks at the World Trade Center. (Thanks to Ryan Shyffer for helping identify this.) Pins similar to this were given out to New York Police Department officers who helped in the aftermath of the attacks.
10. Almost certainly a badge for the General Mitchell International Airport division of the Milwaukee County Sheriffs Department. A source who wished to remain anonymous sent a photo of a similar badge, depicting a five-pointed star on a background of extended wings.
11. A pin from the National Rifle Association. Clarke has been a proponent of the organization for some time, including starring in an ad (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiv3L7lo47UAhWpx4MKHbLNCvYQtwIIKzAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZD e5HWbGoyk&usg=AFQjCNGCtu-EGVaCAo48W_i9-a6n6B1jOA&sig2=a5HOYFko1k3ksDd0KO--uA) for the NRA.
12. A U.S. flag bar pin.
13. A small replica of a 19th-century U.S. Secret Service badge (like this one (https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-u-s-secret-service-badge-1875-90-1)). (Steve Hager identified it as being a souvenir given out to those who help out with a presidential visit. Thanks to Johanna Farkas for finding the original.)
14. A 75th anniversary FBI National Academy (https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/national-academy) pin. The academy provides professional training on intelligence, terrorism, management and forensic science. You can see a more clear version (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__i.ebayimg.com_thumbs_images_g_PBYAAOSwnHZYjozW _s-2Dl225.jpg&d=DwMFAw&c=RAhzPLrCAq19eJdrcQiUVEwFYoMRqGDAXQ_puw5tYjg&r=C-JzY0Wq5sP99j6n1y_PqzbE-ruzoo--E7IPvnFE2Sc&m=kebK1btwGMrB-fqJE4XWYnT51N4yHbwC3dd9vl2lwJg&s=_E8mAnCPZ3OyjOEsjab3L5B4WvioQ54gtPiv1c-83KA&e=) of this pin here. (Thanks to Kyle McAllister-Grum, who identified this.)
15. Clarke’s name tag.
16. A “thin blue line” ribbon from Concerns of Police Survivors (https://www.nationalcops.org/), an organization for the family members of law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty.
17. An FBI National Executive Institute (https://www2.fbi.gov/hq/td/academy/nei.htm) pin. The institute trains law enforcement executives in leadership.
18. A pin labeled “NSI,” perhaps for the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative of which Milwaukee is a part (https://nsi.ncirc.gov/about_nsi.aspx).
19. An FBI National Academy completion pin. Clarke’s relationship with the FBI over the years means that one can stumble across politically interesting photos like this one.

FBI Dir. James Comey met WI law enforcement, incl. Sheriff Clarke today.Spoke on adding staff, violent crime, heroin. pic.twitter.com/fFgILB26Mc (http://t.co/fFgILB26Mc)
— Milwaukee Sheriff (@MCSOSheriff) April 15, 2014 (https://twitter.com/MCSOSheriff/status/456208597366497280)


20. Pin for the CeaseFire crime reduction program of which he was once a liaison (http://county.milwaukee.gov/MeettheSheriff9152.htm) for the Milwaukee Police Department.
21. A pin depicting a baby’s feet (“the precious feet” (http://www.40daysforlifestore.com/default.aspx?pageNum=3&groupID=141)), signifying support for the antiabortion movement.
22. Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club (http://www.blueknights.org/) pin.
The ones we don’t

There were several pins that we were unable to identify, either because they were too small or too vague to pick out. We’ve looked at a number of other images to determine what they might be, without success. If you know the significance of one of these pins, let us know (philip.bump@washpost.com). (Of the six unidentified badges when this article was posted, only one remains unidentified.)
3. A five-pointed star inside a circle. Existing theories are that it is from the U.S. Marshals or Texas Rangers.
Again, we did reach out to Clarke to help explain the significance of these pins that are so important to him. Eventually, he offered a lengthy explanation of why he declined to do so, assuming that the intent of this article was to show that he was wearing fake military medals — one of the critiques that emerged, and the focus of the Snopes debunking.

Reynard38
05-27-2017, 12:51 PM
Appointed , I believe

Well then whoever appointed him needs to be recalled.

Canoeyawl
05-27-2017, 12:57 PM
David Alexander Clarke Jr. is the current Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. In 2002, Clarke was appointed sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum, and later elected that same year to his first four-year term. Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Clarke_(sheriff))

Osborne Russell
05-27-2017, 01:46 PM
"You won't be around . . ." hm, very Red, very Trump. No mention of religion, therefore it's not a Muslim ban. Perfectly legal to fire Comey.

What is the distance between, or perhaps better, what is the time of travel between:

A: You won't be around.

and

B: We'll kill you.

johnw
05-27-2017, 03:06 PM
David Alexander Clarke Jr. is the current Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. In 2002, Clarke was appointed sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum, and later elected that same year to his first four-year term. Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Clarke_(sheriff))

What do you reckon are his chances of re-election?

Canoeyawl
05-27-2017, 04:03 PM
What do you reckon are his chances of re-election?

I wouldn't gamble on that, Winconsin has gone bannanas.
Provincial fools, easy to sway with simple propaganda, and way too close to the brothers Grim.

http://realkochfacts.com/the-koch-brothers-and-americans-for-prosperity-in-wisconsin/

Osborne Russell
05-27-2017, 04:50 PM
“Look at this f‑‑‑ing guy’s uniform,” Charles Clymer wrote on Twitter. “You see all that s‑‑t pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That’s not supposed to be there.”

The idea of a dress uniform for policemen is antithetical to the idea of community policing, which is supposed to prevent the cities from being burned down.

And Sheriff Clarke's dress uniform is of course straight tin-horn goon squad.

Osborne Russell
05-27-2017, 05:07 PM
BTW the outfit that paid for Sheriff Clarke to go to Russia with Michael Flynn is run by a Russian, based in D.C. and is no doubt a tax-privileged "non-profit social welfare" organization.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/23/the-kremlin-and-gop-share-a-new-friend-and-boy-does-she-love-guns

Abolish this privilege or continue to watch your government be corrupted with your money.

isla
05-27-2017, 06:42 PM
Perhaps Mr Clarke and his team would benefit from a visit by someone like Jack Reacher.

isla
06-19-2017, 10:17 AM
Look like he has dropped out of the DHS job..

“Late Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary,” Craig Peterson, spokesman for Clarke, told the Washington Post on Saturday.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/david-clarke-no-position-dhs

Ian McColgin
06-19-2017, 11:10 AM
Clarke claims he dropped the DHS job he claims he was offered. No one else has said there even was an offer, not DHS, not Trump, not any one. Given Clarke's record, there is not just no reason to believe him; there's abundant reason to assume he's lying.

George Jung
06-19-2017, 11:48 AM
They're everywhere:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/michelle-oconnell-jeremy-banks.html

David G
06-19-2017, 11:50 AM
Just another symptom --

"When there is an accumulation of money and power into fewer and fewer hands, people with the mentality of gangsters come to the fore. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" -- Lord Acton