Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, now in the spotlight amid civil unrest in Wisconsin, previously called five Black people arrested for felony shoplifting “trash” who should be locked in a “warehouse.”
The racist rant in January 2018 led to a meeting with the NAACP and an apology issued four days later.
“Let’s put them in jail. Let’s stop them from truly, at least some of these males, going out and getting 10 other women pregnant and having small children,” he said in video posted by WTMJ-TV.
“Let’s put them away. At some point we have to stop being politically correct. And I don’t care what race, I don’t care how old they are, if there’s a threshold that they cross, these people have to be warehoused, no recreational time.”