Recently a man named Dan Black had the misfortune to interact with Sheriff David Clarke:
According to Black, he asked the sheriff, who was dressed in Dallas Cowboys apparel, if he was Sheriff Clarke. When Clarke said yes, Black noted in his original viral Facebook post that "he shook his head at him and moved on." Clarke then asked if Black had a problem, to which Black claimed he shook his head no. When the plane landed, however, Black says he was greeted by "about six cops and drug/bomb dogs who questioned me for about fifteen minutes before escorting me out." [source]So obviously Clarke has a thin skin and has no problem abusing his power (just like his hero Donald Trump).
Black has since filed a harassment claim against Clarke.
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.Clarke has also taunted Black in a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Facebook post:
Is Clarke, in the Facebook post, threatening to kill Black? WTF?!
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has commented and apologized to Black on behalf of the County:
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele blasted Clarke for posting the meme and making a “juvenile” threat.Looks like Wisconsin has its own Joe Arpaio.
“Most cops, most deputies, most law enforcement officers don’t pull stunts like this,” Abele told Fox6. “I’ve already apologized to Dan Black on behalf of the county.”
Welcome to the era of Donald Trump. Abuse of power, racism, sexism, crony capitalism, class warfare and nepotism.
For Further Reading:
More Than Just A Wingnut Sheriff
Unfit For Office
Crazy Clown Time
Sheriff Wingnut At It Again
Wingnut Sheriff Encourages More Violence