Trump’s New DHS Appointment Previously Called For Rounding Up Protesters

By Derrick Broze

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said he will be accepting a job as assistant secretary in President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security. 

On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke – an advocate of indefinite detention of domestic “extremists” –  announced that he plans to accept an offer to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The Hill reported that Clarke discussed the matter with conservative radio host Vicki McKenna during an interview on 1130 WISN.

“I’m both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position by Secretary Kelly, working for the Trump administration,” Clarke told McKenna. He said he plans to leave Milwaukee County in June to work with Office of Partnership and Programs as “a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement.” The DHS has not confirmed Clarke’s new position, but in a tweet they did acknowledge that the job does not require Senate confirmation.

Clarke has been mentioned as a possible appointment to the DHS since the moment Trump was elected. However, the possibility of Clarke working with the feds has not been without controversy. The Human Rights Campaign blasted the news, calling Clarke’s appointment “a grave mistake.”

“His homophobic, transphobic, racist and sexist views have absolutely no place anywhere, including and especially in law enforcement agencies or the federal government,” the HRC wrote.

What makes Clarke so dangerous? For starters, Sheriff David Clarke is responsible for a prison in which four people have died and been tortured. At least one prisoner died of dehydration after the water in his cell was shut off for seven days. New York Mag also reported that Clarke previously called for the DHS to round up hundred of thousands, possibly millions of people who he labeled as domestic extremists.

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“I suggest that our commander in chief ought to utilize Article I, Section 9 and take all of these individuals that are suspected, these ones on the internet spewing jihadi rhetoric … to scoop them up, charge them with treason and, under habeas corpus, detain them indefinitely at Gitmo,” Clarke wrote in his book Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America. Clarke says this may require rounding up hundreds of thousands or “maybe a million” people. How would he do this?

He believes the DHS would “hold them indefinitely under a suspension of habeas corpus.” Habeas Corpus, also known as the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding suspects indefinitely. Americans are guaranteed this freedom under the U.S. Constitution, Article One, Section 9, clause 2,  which states that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.” The idea that Clarke would suspend habeas corpus and call in the police to round up dissidents is not far off from reality considering the Sheriff requested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker send in the National Guard after a riot in August 2016.

Clarke has also been criticized for comparing Black Lives Matter to terrorists, stating that the activist group may one day “join forces with ISIS.” Clarke also displayed his ignorance for political philosophy by claiming that BLM has a “radical ideology of terrorism: anarchy.” However, anyone who has spent more than ten minutes researching Anarchism knows that the philosophy is about removing the statist, authoritarian power structures and allowing free people to self organize.

In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Clarke seemed to call for violence against BLM and activists who opposed Trump’s election.

They only understand one thing, Tucker. And that is force. And I am talking about reasonable force by law enforcement. But I’m also talking about law-abiding citizens standing up for their constitutional right and not have their constitutional right trampled on at these rallies. I’m not encouraging them to start the fight, but I’m one of those that comes from the school, if the fight is inevitable, hit first, and hit hard.

NY Mag and other critics of Clarke are right to call him our for his authoritarian vision. The man who claims to be about law and order seems to want to use the state’s law in attempt to establish totalitarian order that will repress freedom of speech and legitimize violence against political opponents. If President Trump truly cares about freedom, or is an outsider to the totalitarian New World Order/Deep State vision, why is he surrounding himself with banksters, globalists, and tyrants?

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact [email protected]

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22 Comments on "Trump’s New DHS Appointment Previously Called For Rounding Up Protesters"

  1. This ass wipe is a danger to the American people, but that is just what the NWO wants and Tramp is kissing their ass.

    • You are confused, bud. The NWO is Europe invaded and culturally destroyed by Muslim migrants, and it is spreading here by “CAIR” and other Islamist front organizations bent on taking down our Constitution and moral values…..Clarke is on the side of restoring our American safety and moral values.

  2. ActaNonVerba | May 21, 2017 at 8:39 am | Reply

    Dont get it twisted braz. The violent-law breaking-car burning- window breaking- illegally impeding highway traffic- scum is who he’s REFERRING TO!! Braz youre no different than crap news network. Throwing up lies!

    You’d rather Mr. Clarke lock their ass up instead of me having them in my crosshairs, im sure. Douche

  3. Apparently Clark is too stupid to understand that ISIS and BLM are deep state creations.

    • ISIS is the legacy and creation of the “prophet” Mohammed, they are doing exactly what the Koran tells them to do…and Obama is who aided and supplied them, because he is Muslim. BLM is infiltrated by the Islamic radicals, who were inmate conversions, often….your simplistic explanation of the “deep state”…..pray tell us who are the deep state? The radical Dems are indirectly the deep state, are they not? They are the Islamist enablers.

    • William Burke | May 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm | Reply

      What appears “apparent” to you or me is not necessarily the case.

    • Clark is not stupid! He knows who is behind it and how the game is played. You are underestimating a person whose been in the law enforcement for years unlike you. You are the stupid one for even making a statement like. Clarke is right, those groups are terriost groups. Black Lives Matter has been infiltrated by LGBT people, anarchists, and not about blacks.

      • I’m gonna copy and paste what this guy from Milwaukee told me in the comments about SC. I agree about BLM but its also a creation of Soros and the CIA or wherever entity. Checkout Darren Seal regarding BLM.

      • I can’t send it now I have to get on the desktop.

  4. The guy commenting on the Sheriff’s qualifications for the job isn’t worth listening to. He’s another part of and is just using FAKE NEWS to…bolster his left wing snowflake position. Why Activist Post listens to and posts these turd-bird obstuctionistic and left wing positions seems beyond what’s normally posted here…

  5. It is one thing to have your Collar felt by a member of the Law. However, it’s quite another thing to see a member of the Law being caressed into a Political Post. Perhaps his grooming for the DHS has something to do with his callous opinion of the Citizens. When you all start getting rounded up and led away. You will know this to be true.

    • William Burke | May 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm | Reply

      Perhaps you are fatuous in expecting someone from outside Law Enforcement to be appointed to a Law Enforcement position, HMMM? Ya think?

  6. I watch this man, he is reasonable, what Is dangerous are paid disruption, Soros agents, who shut down free speech, carry pepper spray, stop traffic, use violence, in their intolerance, and these are leftist radicals, not supporters of law and order as Mr. Clark. The illogical radicals , what did they say when Obama passed laws to allow holding people without charges? These have rarely said a word about the severe wrongs done by Obama, like ‘fast and furious” which funneled AK 47s to Mexican drug gangs, then Holder got away with it, yet these will jump on the smallest thing Trump does, in their political bias.

  7. Kick some keister Clark!!!

  8. The guy wears his uniform like a third world dictator. Aside, maybe he’ll get his chance when Soros’ thugs hit the streets this summer.

  9. Johnny Love | May 21, 2017 at 8:20 pm | Reply

    The HRC believe’s Clarke to be just another White Supremacist !

  10. Yep, they also had Arab and Turkish SS units and mixed units, while the Americans had segregated black, white and Asian units.

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