Joe Arpaio, Richard Malley, Robert Crooks, Harry Hughes and Rusty Childress' New Nativist Group "Remember 1986"
YouTube From the video that made Robert Crooks infamous, which you can watch below...
The extent to which the media rolls over for Sheriff Joe Arpaio never ceases to astound.
Take Joe's recent comments following an August 17 incident in the desert, where Glendale resident and self-identifying "militia minuteman" Richard Malley allegedly pointed an AR-15 at an MCSO deputy.
The incident is described in the probable cause form (see below) for Malley's arrest for aggravated assault, which also indicates that Malley, 49, lives with his mother.
Additionally, the box indicating whether Malley is employed is unchecked,
Malley's out on bail. Ironically, cleaning ladies busted by Sheriff Joe's deputies for working while undocumented can't make bail, due to Arizona's Prop 100 and overcharging by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office. But that's another story.
Arpaio told the Associated Press that, if the minutemen keep this up, "there could be some dead militia out there," and that Malley's "lucky he didn't see 30 rounds fired into him."
The geezer lawman also expressed concern over ordinary citizens "taking the law into their own hands."
Predictably, the media regurgitated this Clint Eastwood-wannabe blather without noting that Arpaio has been in bed with what remains of the minuteman movement, as well as the entire nativist movement, for several years now.
Part one of a pseudo snuff film, reportedly shot by "Mountain Minuteman" Robert Crooks
Arpaio has accepted awards (yes, more than one) from alleged child molester Chris Simcox, once leader of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, with whom Joe long maintained a political alliance.
Malley is a nobody in minuteman circles. Not so one of the other two men out with him the night of the incident -- Robert "Lil' Dog" Crooks.
Crooks has his own group, dubbed the Mountain Minutemen.