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While former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke continues his career as a rightwing noisemaker, three officers at the jail he ran like a medieval horror chamber have been charged in the 2016 death of an inmate whose water was turned off for over a week to punish him for having flooded his previous cell. The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail, Sheriff’s Maj. Nancy Evans, is the highest-ranking person charged; two of her officers, Lt. Kashka Meadors and correctional officer James Ramsey-Guy, were also charged. No, not with negligent homicide, silly. Evans is facing a felony charge for misconduct in office and with “obstructing an officer” for trying to cover up her role in the inmate’s death, and the other two were charged with neglecting an inmate, also a felony.

The inmate, Terrill Thomas, was arrested in April 2016 after shooting a man and later causing a disturbance in a casino where he fired a gun, yelled at others to “get out,” and started filling his pockets with poker chips. When police arrived, he tossed his gun into a trash can and was taken off to jail. His family believes he was suffering a psychotic breakdown and said he had bipolar disorder. Once in jail, he flooded his first cell by stuffing his mattress cover into the toilet and flushing it.

When he was moved to a new cell, Meadors ordered Ramsey-Guy to turn off the water to the cell, and the water was never turned on again. Thomas was left alone in the cell with no water until he died.

“He was literally punished for the manifestations of his mental illness,” said Erik Heipt, a lawyer for Mr. Thomas’s estate who has filed a federal lawsuit against Milwaukee County and jail officials. “He was not in his right mind. You don’t take someone like that and then punish them by turning off their water.”

After Thomas died, Maj. Evans got right to investigating, kind of: She had a guard review the previous week’s security video showing Thomas’s cell and the controls outside; that confirmed the water had never been turned on again, but oopsies, Evans didn’t do anything to preserve the video evidence, and it was eventually recorded over. Evans is accused of lying repeatedly during the investigation — to her supervisors, to investigators, and even during an inquest into Thomas’s death that was held last year. That’s the “interfering with an officer” charge. Yr Wonkette is not a lawyer, but we’re wondering why she didn’t also catch a charge for obstruction of justice, and maybe perjury, too, since the inquest was a formal judicial process. In any case, she could face up to four years in prison, where she would actually be provided with water and other luxuries, like food.

For her part, Lt. Meadors said during the inquest that she’d only meant for the water in Thomas’s cell to be shut off until he had calmed down; she later testified that she’d only wanted the toilet water shut off, yeah, that’s it:

“I was under the impression that it was taken care of, and as well, I briefed my supervisor,” Meadors said at the inquest.

Ramsey-Guy testified he only shut off Thomas’ cold water and left on the hot water — even though investigators found the entire water system off. Ramsey-Guy said he expected another officer on the jail wing, John Weber, to document the shutoff.

“I was the one that turned the water off, so the officer at the desk was the one who was supposed to log it,” Ramsey-Guy said.

Weber, in turn, testified he didn’t know who issued the order or cut off the water.

Oh, those wacky little comedies of errors that leave someone dead. Things happen, you know? Let he who hasn’t absent-mindedly caused a mentally ill inmate to die of slow painful dehydration cast the first stone, we say. Thomas’s family has said since shortly after his death that when he acted erratically, jail officials punished him instead of getting him mental health treatment.

Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt, who took over after Clarke abruptly resigned last year, suspended the three with pay Monday; they had already been shifted to desk duties prior to that. Schmidt said a decision on discipline against them — separate from the criminal charges — would likely be made as soon as Friday. He also said that since Clarke left, he’s “very confident” new leadership at the jail has “transformed” the place, where seven inmates (and one prisoner’s newborn baby) have died since Thomas did, most during Clarke’s tenure. You have to understand, though, he was very busy bringing Law and Order to the world by being on Fox News all the time.

The complaint against the three jail officers says that while cutting off water to inmates’ cells violated written jail policy, it was a common practice, and even in the weeks after Thomas died, water to two other inmates’ cells was shut off. The complaint called punitively depriving troublesome inmates of water a “pattern and practice” at the jail, which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes is “often used to refer to potential federal civil rights violations.” So it’s not inconceivable that’s a little hint to the feds.

Asked Monday if any jail staff are still in the practice of shutting off water to inmates, Schmidt said: “That deals specifically with this case so I think we’ll pass on that particular question today.”

Hmm. That’s a transformation? Might want to be a little more definite about following your own rules.

Since charges were announced Monday against his former jail staff, David Clarke has been busy Tweeting about the evils of rap music, liberals accusing conservatives of “hate speech,” and the Democrat Party’s cruelty in “keeping black kids shackled to failing K-12 ghetto public schools” by opposing school choice. He also attended a White House celebration of Black History Month.

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  • ManchuCandidate

    Good.

  • therblig

    i hope they roll on that flaired up motherfucker.

  • TJ Barke

    Fuck the police.

  • ArgieBargie

    “He also attended a White House celebration of Black History Month.”

    He was there to advocate for the celebration of a White History Month.

    • Bill D. Burger

      He’s great on Token Day if Mental Ben Carson isn’t available, and now, more than ever, after OhMyRosa’s hood rat ass was dragged out.

      • george lastrapes

        Hasn’t she become Grand Duchess Omarosa yet?

    • Stable Uniomist Raan

      In November.

      • theblackdog

        Aw hell no, do not screw with my birthday month

  • calliecallie

    A Trump White House celebration of Black History Month sounds like an oxymoran.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      I dunno. Thanks to them, more and more people are recognizing Frederick Douglass.

      • “Unpresidented” Linda

        Yeah, I saw those guys in concert. They were great, man.

      • little miss high and mighty

        Actually, true, Douglass stocks are spiking ! (hits, anwayze)

      • calliecallie

        He has quite the twitter following, it’s true.

    • Blockhead Squared

      A Trump Presidency sounds like one too….

  • Christopher Story

    I’ve delt with the violence and dehumanizing stigmatization of mental illness my whole life. This shit, I take personally. It still amazes me that humanity’s capacity for humanity stops at humanity.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Once again, the opportunity for a hearty, “Thanks, Ronnie!” He shoved all the mentally ill people into the streets to become the police’s problem while not providing said police with any training on how to deal with them.

      • Christopher Story

        We’re utterly expendable.

  • Forrest Trump

    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s hard, real hard, to not do so when you look at this bellicose, brain dead, emotionally stunted thug.

  • goonemeritus

    Why isn’t the sheriff already in jail for threatening someone on a commercial flight?

    • Anna Rompage

      Um, cops pretty much get a free pass to kill innocent people…

      You expect them to be brought up on charges for something as minor as using their position to intimidate someone?

    • Bill D. Burger

      Clarke phoned ahead and had the man detained by Milwaukee police when the plane landed. The passenger, whose crime was looking at Clarke in a mean way and shaking his head, was detained and interviewed. He was a victim of unlawful stop and arrest and has sued Clarke. The case is still in court.

      https://www.salon.com/2017/05/25/milwaukee-sheriff-david-clarke-got-police-to-detain-passenger-who-questioned-him-on-flight/

      • goonemeritus

        Thanks, I hope the passenger is generously compensated for that outrageous abuse of power.

      • little miss high and mighty

        go plaintiff! fight , fight, fight.

      • Querolous

        The DOJ lost the case. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/civil-rights-trial-against-david-clarke-milwaukee/1053473001/ Several high profile cases have been lost recently, including the Malheur occupation and the and the Cliven Bundy case in NV. I wonder if they are suddenly incompetent or have been intimidated by the powers that be in DC.

        • OldWhiteLies

          Chilled free speech? Hmm. I always drink mine at room temp.

          On a serious note – was there no “abuse of power” case to be made? Even if just to the guys who did the detaining on Clarke’s bidding?

  • The Wanderer

    Speaking for my own agency, I can tell you that these three would have been bounced out on their asses as soon as it was determined that they lied. In our agency, lying is the unpardonable sin.
    Criminal charges should start at negligent homicide, at the least, and trend upward.

    • OutOfOrbit

      i fear the arch is tending the other way

    • Parakeetist

      Manslaughter?

      I watch lots and lots of detective shows, and I’d like to guess, too.

  • OrG

    Can sherrif bling be charged also too?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    OT: Looks like Trey Gowdy is concerned the White House is too dumb to properly cover this up without his help

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/watch-rep-trey-gowdy-reveals-congress-investigating-rob-porter-scandal/

    • Stable Uniomist Raan

      This is just a stupid, stupid attempt to smear the FBI, isn’t it?

      • TJ Barke

        Probably.

  • ken_kukec

    Let’s hope Milwaukee’s thirst remains unslaked until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

    • Stulexington

      Yeah, we don’t wanna see the trickle down sort of justice, a yellow stream of cowardice.

  • ((( Augustus )))

    “That deals specifically with this case so I think we’ll pass on that particular question today.”

    No. No it doesn’t. See, there’s this thing called “the passage of time,” which tells us that conditions today can be separate and different from conditions in the past.

    So you actually can comment on the conditions today, which have no impact or connection to the conditions that existed at the time of the events in question.

    It’s pretty simple, really! Time passes, and through that passage, events and conditions can occur and evolve independently of one another!

    • RickyG

      Tide goes out, tide comes in. You can’t explain that!

    • little miss high and mighty

      Does that mean the DH rule and Miley and Justin will someday be just bad memories?

    • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

      Time is a liberal socialist construct.

  • Scooby

    Why didn’t they provide him with beverages at meal time? Were they even feeding him?

    • Petunia Cat

      Yeah, I was wondering that too.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      It’s like that Flair guy from Office Space’s idea of what a military guy looks like.

      Let’s see. Medal bigger than the Medal of Honor, 4 stars on the shoulders (which says he’s a full general), various and sundry shit scattered haphazardly all over the place instead of in order.

      It should say something that one of the smallest things on there is the only one he’s entitled to, his actual badge.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        ‘Full General’ or a fool generally?

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Sadly the only stars you get for that are of the sticker variety.

      • The Wanderer

        Police chiefs and county sheriffs will usually carry four rank stars, depending on the size and depth of the executive staff of their agency.

  • “Unpresidented” Linda

    Is this the American tradition of Anglo Saxon sheriffs?

    • ((( Augustus )))

      Shire reeves

    • Stable Uniomist Raan

      No, but it is the American tradition of having a horribly fucked prison system.

    • johnnysandiego

      Sessions referred to
      Anglo-American: English-American, but there’s also
      Anglo-Saxon: Germanic inhabitants of Old England and
      Anglo: English-speaking Americans of white European ancestry. Anglo’d that for ya

  • little miss high and mighty

    cell flooding gets you a death sentence there?

  • MynameisBlarney

    turmps bad habits are spreading throughout the WH and the GOP.

    https://politicalwire.com/2018/02/14/trump-habits-spread-white-house/

    • TJ Barke

      Naw, those have been republican habits for years.

    • OutOfOrbit

      they extend much further than that. lying is the new norm’

    • Stulexington

      Party over Country has become self over party.

      • OutOfOrbit

        self over party over country

        FIFY

    • The Wanderer

      Fish rotting from the head, with all that that implies.

  • “Unpresidented” Linda

    He’s not wearing nearly all his fake medals in that pic. Did he send some of them to trump?

  • IMPOed
    • OutOfOrbit

      why do peeps wonder why some peeps shoot pigs?

      • Parakeetist

        WITH VOTES

        RULES PLZ

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    In any case, she could face up to four years in prison, where she would actually be provided with water and other luxuries, like food.

    But no tampons!

  • Crystalclear12

    Anything I want to say would get ban hammered so I will twiddle my thumbs aggressively and think bad things loudly.

  • Daniel Hooper

    “Oh, those wacky little comedies of errors that leave someone dead.”

    Oh sure; that happens all the time. Like in the classic documentary, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

    https://youtu.be/j0hJSCqqIs4

    • MynameisBlarney

      That movie was hilarious!

    • shivaskeeper

      Well hidey-ho officer. It’s been a doozy of a day.

      • Daniel Hooper

        “Doozy of a day, officer!”

  • theblackdog

    How the fuck did they get away with allowing this kind of punishment for so long?

    • shivaskeeper

      Who cares what happens to a bunch of prisoners? If they were good people they wouldn’t be in prison so anything that happens to them is justified because they are bad people. QED.

      • Grokenstein

        If FOXHenhouse can “justify” Travon Martin being stalked, attacked and murdered on his way home from the store for the crime of “not looking like he belongs in that neighborhood,” then people in jail are a SNAP. /s

        • shivaskeeper

          That’s it right there.

  • Holly

    When are all the morans who are under indictment or have already been charged with various and sundry crimes going to start singing like the little canary’s they are??? These are the fools that I am counting on to bring the REALLY BIG FUCKERS down. Come on already, and start the opera.

  • Very Stable Bozi
    • Snowbound Ron

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    • Shawn Charniga

      She reminds me of my daughter…all the boys in her class are petrified of her.

      Folks say she’ll be President one day.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • IMPOed

    Makes me wish there really Was a Hell, a Really NASTY Fucking Hell!!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Altogether now: she seems nice!

  • IdiokraticKulturKommissar

    Following the incident, Sheriff Clarke has added this bit of flair to his uniform: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00c3e5e22897c62073d595affa2074d9b5c43858f18a628bd9b5c375fb34cb8b.jpg

    • NotDarkYet

      Funny how the new nazis always forget that the old nazis wouldn’t allow many of them into their clubhouse unless by way of the sarin showers.

      • Bobathonic

        Zyklon B libelz!

        • NotDarkYet

          Oops–you are right! I keep mixing up my weapons of final solutions. Speaking of which: is anyone following the Tesla’s Death Ray “docu” series on History/Discovery (not sure which)?

      • As I mentioned re: Michelle Malkin elsewhere: David Clarke is sure that if he agrees with and sucks up to the Nazis, when they take power he won’t be put in the showers, in fact he’ll be given “honorary white man” status and be appointed Gauleiter of the Ghettos.

        • NotDarkYet

          I truly can’t fathom the amount of self-hate (and I am not even sure that self-hate factors into it; I simply can’t account for it) and/or delusional thinking Clarke/Malkin and co generate in order to

          1) arrive at thinking (and ultimately a whole philosophy) like that
          2) execute on said thinking with obviously harmful consequences to fellow humans

  • ibwilliamsi

    Don’t be silly. In the Prison for Profit world of the USA, jail IS mental health treatment.

  • Cogswell that ends well

    That asshole clarke is ultimately responsible for what happened on his watch in the Milwaukee County jail and should be held accountable but repukes never are.

    • doktorzoom

      Well JUST WAIT til the Department of Justice’s civil rights division goes after… Oh, sorry, wrong president and AG.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Maybe we’ll get lucky and Clarke will spark up a joint- THEN Sessions would care- a blah guy with the devils weed would give him a serious elfin woody…

        • Lordpnut

          Elvinwood is rare and highly prized among practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. So if you know where we could poach some…

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            if you’re suggesting checking Jeffy’s crotch, you’re on your own…

          • Lordpnut

            I know this guy who knows a guy from Norway who’ll do anything for a bag of bitcoin.

  • If you’re mentally ill in this country, you can get a gun, but you can’t get treatment. You can get thrown in jail and executed, but you can’t get an appointment with a psychiatrist. Greatest country on Earth, right?

    • Grokenstein

      Exceptional!

    • george lastrapes

      Would you at least say, better than Russia?

      • george lastrapes

        I think patriotism is not when you know, or think, perhaps mistakenly or even very mistakenly, that you have the greatest country on earth, it isn’t patriotism, it shouldn’t be that easy.
        When you know your nation is grievously flawed, has been forever, and probably will never get better but you hope so anyway and still love her

      • That’s the definition of putting the bar so low it’s actually underground

        • george lastrapes

          We’re supposed to love Mother Earth, it’s the right thing to do.

    • USA! USA! USA!

      CLAP HARDER!!!

      USA! USA! USA!

  • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

    Can the Wonkette lawyerly types explain to me why Clarke isn’t being charged for allowing all this to happen?

    • Parakeetist

      I am not A Loyer, but he sucks

    • JustDon’tSayCAPSLOCK!!!

      I’m guessing plausible deniability. But IANAL.

  • Relativicus

    “*snrrrrk* Huh? Hmmm? What? ‘Civil Rights Division’? Hummm… oh, yes, right through that door.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea1c2c52604e976fd837cf61db86721edf2e788ace11254a056a19a5e14a13fc.jpg

  • NotDarkYet

    All that bling will protect Clark. Not to worry.

    • george lastrapes

      My theory is that his body armor in the chest region is magnetic and picks up bits of metal.

      • NotDarkYet
        • Cat Cafe

          That cat is sooooo pissed. “Do something, servants!”

        • george lastrapes

          That technology could only have come from planet Styro

        • george lastrapes

          Technology from Planet
          styro?

      • Lordpnut

        That’s why you gotta skip-round him – and hope his jock isn’t armored as well.

        • george lastrapes

          What wouldn’t he give for mu TiTular Head Helmet! I must have a rendering done, or an actual model!

          • Lordpnut

            Indeed. Such a portrait of would instill in us the ambition to go down to the corner store and buy a beer to toast our glorious leader.

          • george lastrapes

            Toast him– with a beer— I’d at least think a rotisserie or an incendiary—Oh, never mind. Instead of glorious leader, could we call him ‘dolorous bleeder? He doesn’t look very happy these days.

          • Lordpnut

            Perhaps I was unclear. I meant to toast the TiTular Head.

          • george lastrapes

            I am —honored —-beyond my power to snark. And besides, the TiTular Helmet is fireproof to 4000 C!

          • Lordpnut

            Please tell me that it has a natural heft and sway, with just a slight sag.

          • george lastrapes

            EW. You make it sound like my nutsack.

          • Lordpnut

            No. That would be the saCular head – not entirely rational, but makes most of the decisions anyway.

          • george lastrapes

            It feels magnificently fleshly in the hand! And when I place my thumb just so, a feature comes into view which I can only describe as … nipplelike, as improbable as that sounds…. Biotechnology a half a milleneum ahead of the best our science can offer!

        • george lastrapes

          If his magnets are strong as we suspect, a trip to a hardware store- to the loose screw department,shall we say, where screws are sold singly— would be a bloodbath such as happened to Bonnie and Clyde! And we would not want that on our consciences or our white unitards.

  • Snowbound Ron

    Sheriff Clarke’s contribution to ‘black history’ seems unlikely to be remembered with the fondness that, say, Dr King’s is.

    • JohnC44

      So no Dodge ads then? I’ll buy that.

  • george lastrapes

    OT, as usual One day I’ll be run outa town for bein OT.
    But the Cox family put up an anti-white-supremacy sign and got in bad trouble with RWNJs and ordinary white folks, even though they’re white. So this means—- that a superior sort of white folks oppose white supremacy, even as an inferior sort–of white folks— favor it–white supremacy.
    No wonder the poor racists are confused.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    I actually have views on the death penalty that are at odds with some of my beloved fellow Wonkers. But I tell you one thing – I am profoundly anti-torture. The only time you should even consider torture is as a last resort in a true ticking-bomb scenario. Outside of that limited (and usually hypothetical) circumstance, it is NEVER OK. These fuckers – and Clarke, if it can be proven he knew – should rot in jail for YEARS.

    P.S. – extended solitary is also a form of torture. And it needs to go away forever.

  • Wookie Monster

    “He also attended a White House celebration of Black History Month.“

    Wonder what that was like. Did several White House staffers put on a minstrel show? Did Jeff Sessions host a showing and panel discussion of Birth of a Nation?

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Perhaps this has been addressed, but even if they turned off the water, wasn’t he given food and beverages? I don’t understand.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      I wondered that too.

  • Bitter Scribe

    This is why mentally ill people don’t belong in jail, even though they make up a huge proportion of prisoners. At best they never get the help they need; at worst they get killed.

    • Shawn Charniga

      It’s Reagan’s fault.

      • sarafina

        YES, BUT:

        a) I think he had a Democratic Congress when he did that, and

        b) That was a LONG time ago. You can’t really blame the kid for leaving the door open for an hour when you can’t be bothered to get off your ass and shut it yourself.

        • Shawn Charniga

          a) So? Scared rabbits are scared rabbits.

          b) When was the last time you heard a candidate even MENTION reopening federally-funded sanitariums to get the mentally ill out of our prisons? Last time I checked more than 50% of prisoners were mentally ill.

          • Cat Cafe

            And it IS Reagan’s fault–he started by doing it when he was Gov. of CA, and we’re still paying the price. He insisted that locking people up was inhumane and instead there should be community mental health centers. Then threw everyone out on the street and NEVER FUNDED ANY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS. We STILL don’t have these “mental health centers,” anywhere in the country. Only when Obama included parity for mental health/substance abuse, has any of this even been covered by insurance, and even then it’s a huge fight to get coverage.

            Exactly as you say, Shawn, mentally ill (and addicts who are mostly also mentally ill) folks, by default end up in jail. And their families are often even relieved because “at least they’re safe” (unless they’re in one of Sheriff Clarke’s jails).

            In what fucking insane universe is it a good idea to have the mentally ill/addicted locked up in punitive jails? It would cost less, and be infinitely more meaningful and useful, to have them locked up in facilities where they are safe, but are also getting the HELP THEY FUCKING NEED.

            Putting them in jail is not only completely absurdly cruel and inhumane, it also overcrowds the jails, meaning more prisoners necessarily get released, making our streets less safe; it also puts mentally ill people among hardened criminals, which both victimizes them and puts them at risk for being swayed towards a life of crime themselves. It’s medieval, and disgusting, cruel and counterproductive in every way.

          • Shawn Charniga

            {applauds wildly}

          • this country says it’s about

            ” Then threw everyone out on the street and NEVER FUNDED ANY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS. We STILL don’t have these “mental health centers,” anywhere in the country.” After this action by Reagan was the first time I ever started seeing stories about the “homeless crisis” in the MSM.
            He used the same tactics in his so called “tax cuts.” Programs that were nationally mandated for the states to administer had their funding cut without the obligations of those programs being cut back – that left the states stuck with the bill.

          • Cat Cafe

            Yes, exactly. He was a wretched, terrible person who started the downward spiral we’re reaching (hopefully) the bottom of now. Well, I suppose you’d have to go back to Nixon, really….

          • JohnC44

            Not to mention 75% of Republicans.

    • Zyxomma

      Thank St. Reagan. Ronnie dumped the mentally ill out of institutions and onto our streets, where they could be jailed, or left to die on the sidewalk or under bridges (if they were lucky enough to be dumped near a bridge).

      • TundraGrifter

        Slightly off topic. During the early days of World War II many conscientious objectors (members of the American Society of Friends – Quakers) were sent to work in mental hospitals as “alternative service.” The people who sent them there figured it was terrible work and would be a suitable punishment for such cowards.

        Conditions were horrible. Many of the CO’s were intelligent, college-educated, and articulate. They began to write about and photograph what they saw – and bring to the attention of America what awful places these were.

        And because they did that, changes for the better were made.

        Proving that out of something bad, something good can happen.

    • LadyLaz

      Um… actually no. Despite some horrific cases, in general often the very first regular health and mental health treatment these people receive is in prison. Please do not confuse this with me condoning the criminalization of mental illness or saying prison is somehow “good;” rather, our safety net outside of prison is so tattered.

  • watch disgraced former sheriff Clarkski (R-Moscow) pull a Steven Seagal.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      As a Milwaukee native I say they can have him and good fucking riddance.

      • and the horse he rode in on.

      • this country says it’s about

        Why does he always look like someone is holding a turd under his nose?

    • TundraGrifter

      He’s going to make some shitty movies?

  • Celtic_Gnome

    South Park is more intellectually honest than the Republican Party. They named their only black character Token.

  • Pity Sheriff Bling-Bling couldn’t be in the audience for Jeff Sessions speech.

  • LadyLaz

    Um. So wait. Did the guy die of dehydration? Did he not get his three a day with water? Did not the medicos get called?

  • this country says it’s about

    Black folks in the old days had a term for guys like him – the sanitized phrasing of that term would be “house slave”.

  • Deborah Ujevich

    WV jails & prisons do this, too – the practice is known as a “dry cell.” The rationale is that it prevents people from flushing drugs or other contraband. It’s sometimes done facility-wide, such as after the annual Family Day. In other cases, it’s done to individuals who are confined to their cells for disciplinary purposes. I’ve known it to last for as long as 3 days. It’s under challenge, but this state really doesn’t give one good goddamn about Constitutional rights.

  • phoenix00

    > David Clarke has been busy Tweeting about the evils of rap music,
    > He also attended a White House celebration of Black History Month.

    These two ideas are not compatible. Here’s some evil evil rap music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoHezlA0a0

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