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Sunday, August 01, 2010

They ought to think twice before fucking with Sheriff Joe. . .

Fox Phoenix:

Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Puts a Price on Arizona Sheriff's Head
$1M offered for Arpaio, $1K to join cartel
Updated: Thursday, 29 Jul 2010, 6:48 PM MDT
Published : Thursday, 29 Jul 2010, 6:48 PM MDT

PHOENIX - He's been at the center of the discussions and controversies surrounding illegal immigration enforcement in Arizona for quite a while.

On the day parts of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news for another reason: there's a price on his head - allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel.

The audio message in Spanish is a bit garbled, but the text is clear.

"It's offering a million dollars for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head and offering a thousand dollars for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel."

A man who wants to remain anonymous says his wife received the text message Tuesday evening. It also included an international phone number and instructions to pass the message along.

"She showed it to me..I was kind of disgusted..I reported it to the Sheriff's department yesterday..they said they were going to direct the threat squad on it."

Lisa Allen of the Sheriff's office says they believe the message originated in Mexico.

Although the Sheriff has received numerous death threats in the past, they believe this threat is credible because of its timing.

"Arpaio gets threats pretty routinely, but obviously with this heightened awareness of his role in the immigration issue we've got to take this one a little bit more seriously with a million dollar contract out on him," said Allen.

But she says what really concerns investigators is how quickly the message may have been spread. "It's going so many different places that our folks are looking at it and thinking well at any given point in time it could land in front of some crazy person who thinks I can do that."

As for Arpaio's reaction to the threat, "It's a little bit like water off a duck's back for him, but you never know if it's that sense of false bravado with him..you just can't read it, I'm sure he's concerned, I'm sure he's concerned for his family more than anything else," said Allen.

The Sheriff's office says investigators are trying to trace exactly where the text message came from, but because it did originate from an international number, that will be difficult too.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Silverfiddle said...

This is why Tom Tancredo is not so far fetched in calling for Obama's impeachment.

A serious government would have a serious military presence at the border to snuff this threat to our nation and its citizens.

Monday, August 02, 2010 1:00:00 am  
Anonymous revereridesagain said...

I can think of few things that would trigger a real uprising along the border than someone whacking Joe Arpaio. That would put a screeching halt to claims that the Mexican drug war has not crossed into US border states.

If something happens to Arpaio, if we lose someone like him in the face of all the warnings Obummah has been given then Zero will deserve whatever blowback somes his way 10 times over.

The OTHER SIDE are supposed to be the ones worried about US whacking THEM.

Monday, August 02, 2010 1:21:00 am  
Blogger Damien said...

Midnight Rider,

I hope these guys get to spend some "quality" time in Sheriff's Joe's Prison.

Monday, August 02, 2010 5:05:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio should counter offer a bologna sandwich for the head of each member of this drug cartel

Monday, August 02, 2010 5:30:00 am  
Blogger midnight rider said...

Leave the gun. bring the bologna.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:29:00 am  

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