Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support
In a week in which Clarke made another string of hateful comments, he also sent a fundraising letter on behalf of Rebecca Bradley
Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, has called on Justice Rebecca Bradley to publicly disavow the support of Sheriff David Clarke, who sent a fundraising letter for Bradley.
“Sheriff Clarke has a long history of taking positions that are demeaning, divisive and destructive,” Judge Kloppenburg said. “He’s called for citizens to arm themselves instead of calling 911 and he’s urged people to revolt because of the US Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. Rebecca Bradley’s use of Sheriff Clarke as such a visible part of her campaign aligns herself with those positions which are contrary to the rule of law and the basic tenets of American democracy. No sitting Supreme Court justice should place herself or the Court in that position. Rebecca Bradley should immediately reject Sheriff Clark’s endorsement and end any association with him.”
A look at what Sheriff Clarke stands for:
Called President Obama…”that heartless, soulless bastard who wastes no time taking to the microphone to stick up for a criminal creep like Mike Brown, like Eric Garner, like Freddie Gray, like Trayvon Martin and communicating empathy for those goons…”
October 30, 2015
“Let me tell you why blacks sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior, instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle — because they’re uneducated, they’re lazy and they’re morally bankrupt. That’s why.”
October 27, 2015
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The day he sent the letter backing Bradley, Clarke posted a message on Twitter contending the Black Lives Matter movement — which he calls Black Lies Matter — would join with the Islamic State to ‘(bring) down our (legally) constituted republic.’”
July 4, 2015
Sheriff Clarke: “If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court…. Yes, pitchforks and torches.”
Story in Politico 1/28/2013
“Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said on Monday a radio ad in which he urges residents to take a safety course in handling firearms because ‘calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.’”
Press Releases by JoAnne Kloppenburg
“The Court of Appeals followed the law, the lower court followed the law and a man convicted of a crime has never left prison.”
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Endorse Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme CourtMar 3rd, 2016 by JoAnne Kloppenburg
Judge Kloppenburg has also been endorsed by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association.
“I am honored by Justice Butler’s support”
“Judge Kloppenburg is the most qualified candidate in this race,” Judge Joe Donald said.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 159 Endorses Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme CourtJan 21st, 2016 by JoAnne Kloppenburg
“Judge Kloppenburg’s background and experience are impressive and broad,” said Robert Doyle, IBEW Local 159 Business Manager.