“The last time Tom Barrett showed up at a crime scene he got his ass kicked"

A day after being chided by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for being largely missing in action, Clarke responded with a rant on his county Facebook page mocking Barrett for the time he was beaten severely while trying to protect a grandmother and her 1-year-old at Wisconsin State Fair Park in 2009.

“The last time Tom Barrett showed up at a crime scene he got his ass kicked by a drunk, tire-iron-wielding man who beat him within inches of his life,” Clarke said in the lengthy post. “The milquetoast mayor trying to play cop foolishly thought he could simply talk the man who beat him senseless into backing down. Bet he won’t try that again!”

Clarke then ends the post with a threat.

“If you had to call for help, who would you rather see show up, me or timid Tom?” Clarke asked. “Time to crawl back into your hole Tom, unless you want some more of this because I have some.”