Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Clarke's jail deaths reported on MSNBC Tuesday night

Journalists Roland Martin (right, below) and Lawrence O'Donnell discussed Tuesday night the recent deaths in Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's jail as disqualifying Clarke for nomination to the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. 

Glad the word is getting out.

They also predicted a rough confirmation hearing should Clarke get the nod, because, as O'Donnell pointed out, a nominee testifying before Senators at a Cabinet confirmation hearing can't refuse to answer questions about the jail deaths as Clarke has done to date:

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...
The county jail is overseen by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. did not respond to a request for comment.

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