Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump-loving sheriff body-slams man for pestering him on two-hour flight — and heckler gets arrested

Published

on

Trump-loving “People’s Sheriff” David Clarke, the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, aided in the detention and arrest of a passenger who heckled him, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed. According to reports published in the Charlotte Observer and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,  Preston Bluntson recognized Clarke while aboard an American Airlines flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte.

ADVERTISEMENT

The plane was small — only “about 12 rows” — and passengers said that Bluntson could be heard making comments almost from the moment the plane took off from Milwaukee. During the course of the two-hour flight, Bluntson became “very abusive” according to a witness who did not want to be named. The witness said that for the last 20 minutes of the flight, Bluntson escalated his remarks, directing them at Clarke.

Bluntson, who is black, told Clarke, who is also black, that he “was not one of us” and he berated Clarke for “closing our parks.”

At the end of the flight, Sheriff Clark used bodily force to restrain the man before Charlotte-Mecklenburg police could board the airplane to arrest Bluntson. The Charlotte Observer printed the account of what happened next from the press release put out by the sheriff’s department:

“The sheriff left his seat…and told the man to ‘chill out.’…The man continued his obnoxious behavior and on approach to landing he got out of his seat…While the plane taxied to the gate he began taunting the sheriff, asking him what he was going to do about it,” said the statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

“Clarke ordered him to sit down and when he refused, Clarke shoved the unruly passenger face down and pinned him against the seat and held him there until the flight arrived at the gate.”

Bluntson was taken into custody and charged with “intoxicated and disruptive behavior.” He was later released on bond after spending 36 hours in jail.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

Ed. note: An earlier version of this article referred to Clarke as the self-declared “America’s Sheriff.” He actually refers to himself as the “People’s Sheriff.” RS regrets the error. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Watch Anderson Cooper use the long-form of ‘BS’ while shutting down Rod Blagojevich on CNN

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly angered by claims made by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a Friday evening CNN interview.

Blogojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption while in office that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created when Barack Obama was elected president. His sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Cooper lectured Blogojevich for getting sued while governor over a backlog of 3,000 clemency cases.

The CNN anchor described it as "a little ironic and frankly a little sad and pathetic and hypocritical."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Judge rules against Devin Nunes in $9.9 million lawsuit over the salacious Steele Dossier

Published

on

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suffered a legal setback after losing a major lawsuit he had filed.

"A federal judge has tossed out a racketeering lawsuit House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes filed last year against the private investigation firm at the heart of the Trump-Russia saga," Politico reported Friday evening.

"Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady's two-page order made short work of Nunes' suit, which sought $9.9 million in damages from Fusion GPS, its founder Glenn Simpson and a nonprofit watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability," Politico explained. "The judge also signaled that pressing on with the legal battle could result in sanctions against Nunes and his attorney, Steven Biss."

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Devin Nunes is livid at report he helped Trump’s White House: ‘Who the hell is leaking this?’

Published

on

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing Washington, DC's hometown newspaper.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he was suing The Washington Post during a Friday appearance on Fox News.

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image