Twitter, the powerful social media outlet, suspended the account of former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, temporarily this week, but backed down after a huge push-back by Clarke and his supporters. Here’s the story, as written in Newsweek:
“Twitter reversed its ruling over the holiday, banning former Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke from tweeting on New Years Day because he had threatened to make journalists “taste their own blood.” The rarely seen Twitter-turnaround took Clarke and the twitterverse by surprise after Twitter had earlier rejected complaints by many of its users. Clarke’s now-deleted tweet vowed revenge over end of year news headlines—which he calls “Fake News”— revealing that the FBI has obtained a warrant to search his emails.
After an enforced Twitter time-out, Clarke is now crying censorship, tweeting his latest shot Tuesday afternoon: “I will not be intimidated into silence by LYING LIB MEDIA.”
The recent tweets by Clarke mocked the media to “bring a hard hat, some aspirin and your veggie wrap because it’s going to be a long day and I’m going to smack you around until you crawl back to your mom’s basement.”
In another, Clarke threatened to poke the media “in the eye with a sharp stick and bitch slap these scum bags til they get it.”
Sheriff Clarke is a CSPOA member and former Sheriff of the Year Award recipient.