David Clarke, America’s other death-camp sheriff, resignsOn September 1, 2017 by Kenna
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark, facing multiple federal lawsuits over deaths in his prisons, has unexpectedly resigned. He hasn’t said what he’s doing next, says the Washington Post, but has long been tipped for greatness in the administration of President Donald Trump.
“As far as his rationale,” Christenson told The Post, “I don’t believe I can comment on that. … I was not given any advance notice of this, as you can imagine my phone has been ringing off the hook.”
Earlier this year, Clarke withdrew his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security.
With four suspicious deaths under his watch and a taste for shiny regalia, Clark is popular among authoritarian conservatives. But he’s an amateur compared to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in whose self-described ‘concentration camps’ some half of all deaths went unexplained.