Target: President-elect Donald Trump
Goal: Do not nominate Sheriff David Clarke, who runs a jail that has had four deaths this year, as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
A potential nominee to President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential cabinet runs a jail that has seen a high number of deaths this year, including one of a baby. This man is not fit to serve in the presidential cabinet. Demand that the president-elect does not nominate this man as the head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Sheriff David Clarke runs the 960-inmate Milwaukee County Jail where four people, including a newborn, have died this year. This is an unusually high number for the size of the jail. One of the people who died was a man with mental health issues who died from extreme dehydration. A report found the jail is understaffed, especially with medical professionals.
To make matters worse, Clarke doesn’t believe criminal justice reform is needed and denies racial issues exist. He has called black Americans uneducated, lazy and morally bankrupt and has compared Black Lives matter to the KKK. He also thinks police brutality is a nonexistent issue.
Clarke is a bigot who is unqualified to run the Department of Homeland Security considering he can’t even run a jail without people dying. Demand that the president-elect does not nominate this man to serve in the presidential cabinet.
Dear President-elect Trump,
There have been reports that you are considering Sheriff David Clarke to lead the Department of Homeland Security. This man has the deaths of four people on his hands, including a newborn child and a man with mental health issues, this year alone. The jail he runs is understaffed and in bad condition.
This is not a man who should head up a large and important operation like the Department of Homeland Security. He is unqualified and morally bankrupt. I urge you not to nominate Sheriff David Clarke to your presidential cabinet.
[Your Name Here]
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