LAMAR advertising billboard company promotes hate towards the Hispanic community with alt-right propaganda
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 5, 2017
Milw., WI – Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. billboard ad appears in Milwaukee’s Southside, in the heart of the Hispanic community at the 1600 block of W. Greenfield Ave. and S. César E. Chavez Dr. It appears that it is only a U.S. Senate draft campaign by an anti-immigrant and alt-right White nationalist group who has raised funds to attempt to persuade Sheriff Clarke to run for the U.S. Senate.
The alt-right White nationalist ad includes the phrase “He Protects Citizens…not Alien Criminals” are they trying to indicate that UFO aliens are committing crimes in Milwaukee too?
So Sheriff Clarke, according to the White nationalist group sponsoring the ad believes that undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be protected by Clarke, which by federal law and Constitutional rights are actually protected and includes due process as well whether they are U.S. Citizens or not.
The White nationalist group lacks any knowledge of what the U.S. Constitution stands for, means and who it protects including Civil Rights.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is under investigation for the homicide of Terrill Thomas who died of thirst after he was denied water for seven days. Recently, a Milwaukee County inquest jury found that seven county officials may now face criminal charges in connection with Thomas death for withholding water are Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, James Ramsey-Guy, John Weber and Dominique Smith. Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm will now determine whether to file criminal charges against the seven county officials. Also, Milwaukee County Corrections Captain George Gold resigned during an inquest to the dehydration death of Thomas at the Milwaukee County jail. Gold’s name was not included in the inquest jury list for criminal charges, but Gold is being investigated, if he had any connection to the case as well.
Clarke had attempted to keep multiple inmate deaths at the jail quiet under internal investigations until the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the deaths. Clarke criticized the medical examiner for informing the public of the pending death investigations by the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Clarke is expected to resign at any day to take a position as assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Partnership and Engagement in Trump’s regime, according to Politico.
On Friday, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. contacted LAMAR executives and staff via e-mail concerning the controversial ad and a request to remove it due to its racist content that targets the Latino immigrant community and promotes hate. None of the LAMAR executives or staff responded, but will update once they do decide to deal with the matter. It seems LAMAR executives are putting profits first instead of condemning such advertising content and lack of sensitivity toward a large immigrant segment of the Milwaukee population.
The Latino community shouldn’t allow this type of self hate promoting ads to be placed in their neighborhoods. The Hispanic community and allies should boycott LAMAR for accountability.