David Clarke, who says he’s taking a top post at Homeland Security, thinks marijuana is gateway to heroin

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has built his career on talking tough on crime, drugs, and illegal immigration, says he’s accepted a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The Associated Press has reported. DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke issued a statement that “such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the Secretary. Clarke frequently appears on conservative talk shows and Fox News to state his views on crime in the United States, and doesn’t shy away from controversial statements about crime and African Americans. Clarke said in an interview with WISN-AM on Wednesday that he will work as a liaison in the Office of Partnership and Engagement, coordinating with state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. I won't let them have it both ways. — David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) December 22, 2015 In April 2016, Clarke posted a sarcastic tweet critiquing recreational marijuana legalization, in response to a New York Times article on Ohio murders connected to an illegal marijuana grow operation: https://t.co/KNwxEQ4hXp Just a little recreational marijuana.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has built his career on talking tough on crime, drugs, and illegal immigration, says he’s accepted a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The Associated Press has reported.

Clarke said in an interview with WISN-AM on Wednesday that he will work as a liaison in the Office of Partnership and Engagement, coordinating with state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Clarke frequently appears on conservative talk shows and Fox News to state his views on crime in the United States, and doesn’t shy away from controversial statements about crime and African Americans.

A vocal critic of former President Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement, and a strong...

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