Friday, October 28, 2016

4th death in 6 months at Milwaukee jail run by Trump booster

[Updated] Will the fourth death in six months at the Milwaukee County jail run by outspoken GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump booster and frequent Fox News conservative mouthpiece David Clarke be enough to force Clarke off the campaign trail and speaking tours and spend more time managing the facility?

Clarke runs as a Democrat but behaves like a Republican.

David Clarke by Gage Skidmore.jpg

One inmate died of dehydration; that death has been ruled a homicide, and reports indicate some water in the inmate's cell had been shut off by deputies.

This is in the year 2016, I remind you, in a publicly-owned and operated under the direction of the Milwaukee County Sheriff - - an elected official - - whose political statements are filled with homilies about his absolute authority over his sphere as permitted, he says, by the US Constitution, and also about others taking personal responsibility.

As the Journal Sentinel reported:

The death of an inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail has been ruled a homicide, four months after corrections officers reportedly cut off his water supply for an extended period of time.

The cause of death was dehydration, with other significant conditions including bipolar disorder, according to autopsy results released Thursday by the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office....

Testing after Thomas died revealed "profound dehydration," according to the medical examiner's office.


my5cents said...

He is NOT a Democrat!!!

Anonymous said...

Speaking from personal knowledge, the water had to have been shut off for more than just a day or two. This level of dehydration is extreme and doesn't just happen in a short time. Clarke and his jailers are lying. It doesn't matter to them however because the person who died had mental health issues. That puts you lower than human in their book.

Anonymous said...

He IS a democrat and the party DOES NOTHING to tell the truth about him. Blame Clarke all you want -- he is an abysmal @sshat, but even more so are the small people in charge of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Don't let them lie that they are powerless to do nothing -- they own David Clarke and the abuse he dumps on the party across America. Deaths in his jails? He has more important things to do like steal money from taxpayers to be a republican rock star while wearing the DEMOCRATIC PARTY banner! He was even at the Republican Convention last summer.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is more responsible for the Republican take-over of a former progressive state than the buffoons you see on TV. Scott Walker and the 2010 sweep of our elections by Republicans was entirely based on a putz who was fraudulently placed at the top of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin -- a man with no record of achievements and no credibility to lead the state's party.

This man was the son of a Democratic Party of Wisconsin big-wig so was catapulted into the Governor's mansion, creating an ideal strawman for Walker and friends to kick to the curb. People can wring their hands and complain about everything Republican all they want, but they will be in power forever here because the Demcoratic Party of Wisconsin is so inept -- don't even get me going on the current party chair. She is no different than the last one -- incompetent and only at the top of the food-chain their because of cronyism.

P. Dayton said...

Sadly, this is spot on, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Memories of Jim Doyle and 2010:

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you privatize jail services and continually return a clown to the office of Sheriff year after year. Clarke has not met a T V CAMERA THAT HE DOESN'T LIKE.