Sheriff Arpaio-Type Character is Child Rapist/Murderer on CBS' Medium

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Scene from last week's Medium episode, which featured a fictional sheriff who's just like Sheriff Arpaio -- except for the rapist/murderer part

A fictional sheriff whose policies bear an uncanny resemblance to those of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was featured as a child rapist/murderer last week on CBS' Medium show.

At least one Arpaio-lovin' blogger blew a gasket over the depiction, which comes a few weeks after news that a racist character in the movie Machete might be based on the sheriff.

According to conservative writer Warner Todd Huston:

Guest star Tom Wopat portrays a sheriff that is dismissive of the health and welfare of his prisoners, he's a man that snickers at them, and treats them as less than human. This sheriff makes his prisoners wear -- gasp! -- pink jumpsuits and work on chain gangs! Oh the horrors.

We won't assume the "oh the horrors" comment was reserved only for the pink jumpsuits and chain gangs. Huston apparently is for treating jail inmates "as less than human" -- just like the real-life sheriff here in Maricopa.

Surprisingly, Arpaio's office hasn't issued a news bulletin condemning the show. Usually, any news is good news for that office, but perhaps the whole child-rapist/murderer angle has left Arpaio speechless, for once.

It must suck getting depicted as the type of evil scumbag whom society fears the most. We're proud to say we've never seen one episode of Medium. But judging from Huston's write-up, the producers and writers of the show didn't pull any punches.

Still, Arpaio has made his name by glorifying his poor treatment of inmates, bashing "liberals," and targeting Hispanics in his, um, push to enforce federal immigration laws.

At this point in his career, Arpaio can't expect to be showered in kindness by the very "liberals" he disses.


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Dontgiveanymoreattentiontothis
Dontgiveanymoreattentiontothis

treating humans less than human will come back to bite him, hopefully soon. He is NOT a judge and has no business dishing out the punishment. shame on him and all guards who do this behavior. You are there to do a job , protect the public so far doing everything else , very sad state of affairs. fo anyone to think any of it normal is crazy. pink under wear "cause they steal them " how can they ? if you are doing your job watching prisoners , you are there to protect them as well. !!!

Pinkunderwearisnuts
Pinkunderwearisnuts

think you got one in tucson, little joe wanna be (elected all the time) that is. why on earth would soemone want to emulate that thing???

when the medium dreams about this it is really a night mare!!!uh!!!!

Mymovie1111
Mymovie1111

Great Comment Concerned Citizen. TV exploiting the Unjust System of Maricopa County is just the start. Facts of human lives detroyed by a business of Power, Money & Control needs to be EXPLOITED & EXPOSED.Alison A. Hicks

Anon
Anon

It's hard to have respect for law enforcement when sheriffs like this have been allowed to run out of control for decades. We have no respect for arpaio and his enablers. If the movie industry didn't think there was a story here they would NOT cover it.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Great article and great TV show! These Arizona law and order people have a pattern of shouting out and going after child molesters as the first words out of their mouths -- insures "easy" convictions, filling the jails and obscene money for those who profit from all this. Many innocent people men/women and children have been harmed by the lack of due process and presumption of innocence. So when it is turned in their (the law and order types) they don't like it. Good job producers in putting the shoe on the other foot!!

david saint
david saint

lol, i just read an article that had the comment....oh boy are these people deranged. lol, i guess they just take everything Faux news tells them as truth without ever looking at those things called FACTS...ps its joes egotistical, "Im above the law" attitude that has EARNED him these negative portraits, not some liberal minded media...

Anon
Anon

these "good ole boy" sherriffs have been around way past their time and created the culture of hatred and bigotry that now plagues Arizona and the nation.AMERICAN VIOLEThttp://www.americanviolet.com/

Anon
Anon

ps - watch the early '90's "Witch Hunt" the award winning documentary which started us down this path... of an innocent man, John Stoll, who spent 20 years for a child molest crimes he did NOT commit. So out of control law enforcement in Bakersfield, CA joined at the hip with DA Ed Jagels, created dozens of wrongful convictions and damaged many children in the process -- helping financial ruin in California today. Jagels, the powerful prison union guards support the three-strikes laws that have failed the citizens of California --- with Arizona competing to out do DA Ed Jagels and others in powerful positions. "Witch Hunt" http://www.witchhuntmovie.com

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