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Trump administration eyeing notorious Sheriff Clarke for Homeland Security post

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Sheriff David Clarke, the controversial Milwaukee County sheriff whose jail had a prisoner die on its watch after cutting off his water supply for days, may soon be getting a job in the Trump administration.

Politico’s sources claim that the Trump administration is eyeing Clarke for a position at the Department of Homeland Security. The position in question will not require Senate confirmation, and one source tells Politico that it is “not a done deal” at this point.

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Hiring Clarke to any post at the Department of Homeland Security would ignite a firestorm of controversy, as the sheriff has become known both for his controversial statements and for having a jail where prisoners regularly wind up dead.

In the past, Clarke has accused Black Lives Matter of being responsible for the murders of police officers, while also blaming riots in his home city of Milwaukee on the “questionable lifestyle choices” of black residents there. This past November, a former inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail filed a lawsuit alleging that her baby died after guards there refused to give her help as she went into labor.

In total, four prisoners died under Clarke’s watch in 2016.


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Texas man stalks and harasses Black teens over Black Lives Matter shirt – then opens fire

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A 69-year-old man in Houston, Texas, was recently charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly shot at two teens after confronting them over a Black Lives Matter shirt, according to ABC 13 Eyewitness News.

Investigators said that the suspect, Santiago Fernandez, questioned two Black teens about the shirt as they were going home from a corner store.

"He asked us if we believed in Black Lives Matter... he kept on harassing us and he told us we don't belong in the neighborhood," one of the victims told ABC 13.

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GOP lawmakers are about to start throwing Trump under the bus because he can’t hurt them anymore: conservative

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In his column for the Daily Beast, conservative commentator -- and Never-Trumper -- Matt Lewis said Americans are likely to witness GOP lawmakers not only moving away from Donald Trump but also openly criticizing him because his influence is at an all-time low and he can't hurt them with voters as he could in the past.

With the president's poll numbers spiraling downward and the likelihood that he will be re-elected slipping away, Lewis claims that, while he doesn't expect Trump to quit the race, he does expect endangered Republicans to quit the president.

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WATCH: Raging white woman charged with child abuse after attacking Black teen jogger

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A woman was recently caught on video attacking a Black teenager with her bag on the San Francisco peninsula. The victim says the incident started as he was stretching for his daily jog.

"There's this lady coming behind me, she's getting like really loud and yelling belligerent things at me, telling me to get out of the way,” 17-year-old Steve Johnson Jr. told NBC Bay Area.

The teen started filming the incident after another woman said he should capture the incident on video.

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