Outrage Abounds as 'Unconscionable' Wisconsin Sheriff Takes DHS Job

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Photo: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

From Common Dreams:

by Nadia Prupis

Controversial Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke confirmed on Wednesday that he would be joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), prompting a chorus of outrage from those who say the cop who once compared Black Lives Matter to the KKK is unfit for the job.

Clarke told a Milwaukee radio show that he would be appointed as assistant secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement, where he will pressure local police departments to enforce President Donald Trump's tough immigration rules. The post does not require Senate confirmation.

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