Man Shows Joe Arpaio Copy of Constitution -- Then Gets Violently Tackled by Law Enforcement Goons (VIDEO)

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There's a video applauded in the Conservative blogosphere of a man showing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio a copy of the Constitution as the sheriff rants, raves, and pats himself on the back for his crusade to rid stock rooms at retail stores of illegal immigrants.

Despite doing nothing to warrant such behavior from law enforcement officers, the man promptly was tackled and led away by some over-zealous cops.

See for yourself in the video below (to spare you having to listen to Arpaio's BS, the tackling begins about the seven-minute mark).

The video is a big hit amongst far-right-wing-nuts. On the website Rightnetwork.com, it's prefaced with the headline "Crazed Leftist Slammed to Ground and Arrested for Harrassing Joe Arpaio at Tea Party," as if violating someone's right to free speech is a good thing.

Arpaio, as you can see in the video, is more pissed that the "crazed leftist" is stealing some of the attention from his anti-immigrant ramblings than he is about a guy -- whose only crime is holding a copy of the Constitution in the air -- getting assaulted by police for no apparent reason.

"Don't worry about him, look at me," America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" pleads with the audience as the man is led away in cuffs.

Also featured in the video is our pal Art Olivas (he's the one in the brown shirt with the "PC" badge standing in front of the assaulted heckler). Art stages protest rallies in front of the New Times building on occasion, calling us out for being a "communistic" publication with no "itelligence," but is otherwise a hell of a guy.

We called Art to get his take on what happened at the rally -- but his phone was disconnected. 

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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

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Concerned Citizen 

Mick
Mick

Love him or not!!! He does do his job, which is more than I can say for the Feds. By the way Univited illegal alien squatters are not Immigrants. The come here for the freebies and have the unmitegated nerve to inform US that they are entitled to them.

jenna
jenna

POS and his POS goons.

Powell Gammill
Powell Gammill

Any follow up? Name? Charges? Booking agency (MCSO)? Current status (released on bail)? Bike? Was it held as evidence? It has been a week. Did the assaulted cop have a history of being "assaulted" after he moves in close to the person he wants to arrest?

Danielmey
Danielmey

Typical New Times selection of facts---headline says tackled for showing Constitution, but even the guy yells a couple times "I didn't mean to do that", meaning even he knew his action (whatever it was, couldn't see from angle) was wrong. And I don't even like Arapaio!

Mjstraus
Mjstraus

this guy is so full of himself. a hitler wantabe

Shotashooter
Shotashooter

I hate to say it but SOMEONE has to do freaking SOMETHING about illegal immigration! I support the hell out of the constitution but if we just ignore illegal immigration we are not going to have a constitution left to be able to display at protests.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Someone IS doing "freaking" something about illegal immigration. President Obama FINALLY has started a real effort at securing our border - more so than any President since Bush. Estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center show the number of illegal immigrants in the US has declined to 11.1 million in March 2009 from a peak of 12 million in March 2007. In any case, the amount of people here illegally is inconsequential in the overall picture of the U.S. economy.

In other words, there is no problem that needs us to waste valuable taxpayer dollars on preventing. It is typical of right wingers to want to waste money on making themselves feel safer and ignoring the log in their eyes. The main problem we have in the United States is the support, in the form of tax dollars, we give to major corporations, especially in the defense industries. This IS having a major effect on our economy. Building products for war is not productive to our economy, especially when there is no war. As a percentage of GDP, defense spending (and subsidies to major industries like oil, coal and nuclear) is greater now than at the height of World War II - WITH NO WARS OCCURING on the scale of World War II by any sense of the imagination.

The U.S. will follow the lead of other great nations into empire building and then demise if we don't follow our constitution. It is the constitution that Joe Arpaio is harming when he violates citizens rights to privacy and free speech as he did in this video.

I applaud what President Obama is doing to secure our borders but I wish you would put all this in perspective.

Not Me
Not Me

Obama had nothing to do with the the decline, Fear of cartels=death/rape/kidnapping/robbery and our declining economy have everything to do with it! Saying our borders are more secure than they ever have been isn't saying much when you still have 3 out of every 4 people making it across the border!

Jerry Cobb
Jerry Cobb

Their all a bunch of pigs......and Big Joe is the leader.......

Not Me
Not Me

Joe is a hero to citizens and the devil to illegals and their supporters.... Most people want to see every law enforcement officer to act like he does!

Giovanni
Giovanni

Disgusting use of force.

Sean
Sean

On the one hand I do understand people see the Emperor's New Clothes. You watch a lot of TV. There is an Evil White Person hiding under your bed. I understand all that. But, there is also the real world. Whites don't form gangs. A white gang is a moron having a tantrum that the MINORITY of whites in every prison try and survive. White rape of black women, is about the rarest violent crime in America. Almost unheard of. When you staged that rape by the college kids? It was a lie, now the woman is going down for murder. This is 2011, the era of SEVEN WARS IN SEVEN YEARS FOR ISRAEL. The Era of AIPAC, the Era of Israeli Wallstreet, The Era of Too Big Nosed to fail. I understand you want me to fear the STREET ARMIES of shaved white people? But - they don't actually exist. I don't want America to be the RESTROOM of Mexico. That is INSANE to you. That I don't want America to be a LESSER PROVINCE OF MEXICO, where Mexicans get come in and do as they please as illegal criminals. and Mexico DOES ARREST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Mexico DOES ARREST non citizens protesting. All the laws you say are HATE here, Mexico DOES HAVE ALL THOSE LAWS, and more. Jesus covered what you do: PRAY TOO LOUD IN PUBLIC, for the self important drama. You can stop rescuing me - from the Tsunami white street gangs. There has not been a white street gang since the movie WESTSIDE STORY. Try and grow up. And YES! I am not guilty of hate, because I can't see your pretend KKK attack. I can't see it - because it don't exist.

Cnot_craig
Cnot_craig

like to see those punk bitches try to touch and take me down - bullet in the head

Fukprc
Fukprc

He was arrested for hitting a cop with his bike wheel, after minutes of shouting -- including calling the speaker a liar and a thief, which could be slander, btw -- and ignoring polite requests to stop being so disruptive.

The same thing would happen at a Democrat rally. Both dems and reps are just Jews' whores anyway.

It looks like they definitely over-reacted to me, but if I was in a dispute with police, after causing a disturbance, I would have stood next to the bike, and have been morre careful not to hit anyone, even by accident.

teobuneo
teobuneo

Really illustrative of the complete and utter hypocrisy of Tea Baggers! The rightwing are nothing but racist fascist knuckledraggers. The mindless stupidity of Arpaio's supporters is demonstrated when they buy his pink underwear. And these morons wear it proudly. How fucking stupid can you get?

NowDumber
NowDumber

That guy is really lucky. He almost sat through another 5 minutes of that awful, rambling, incoherent, disjointed, mumbling rot. Best part is the host at the end: "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for everything you've had to endure." Perfect.

robbie
robbie

he's a piece of s!@#$%

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Alialibubu
Alialibubu

Der Fuhrer Joe speaks! $150,000,000 Million Dollar Laters Section 1070 Arpaio 4th Aveneu Reich is empty! So what we will talk about the $100,000,000 Million Dollars later because I can't get a steak, or a two tacos, rice and beans in a Mexican Restaurant, I'm from Massachussets you guys stole our TEA, MINUTEMAN, and ME! ME! Der Fuhrer Joe! Pink Underwear for you, and Hendershot TOO! Stop! Stop! Arrest that man! Too much "Freedom of Speech" in America. Stop that man! The Underwear is for him too! They might like Pink in California. Did you see my underwear! I got two pairs of underwear! Brock and Scott! Poor Russell Pearce has been taken a lot of heat! He'll survive! Hey we got Montgomery in the house! That's worth $3,000,000 Million More Arpaio Bucks for me! Brock! Scott and Joshua too! No need to fear! Der Fuhrer Joe and the TEA PARTY NATION is here! It's the Big Payback! The GOP GETBACK! Ladies and Gentlemen thank you so much for the $100,000,000 Million dollars and just go home go back to sleep, take your 16 meds and just get slap happy drunk! No jail for me! Just those people! Drink the TEA! Let's Partaay!

GOJOE
GOJOE

Its only the people that want to break laws that dont like him!

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Funny how the guy in the video didn't break any laws....

Fucking dipshit. Did you skip all 12 years of school? It's people who appreciate this country and what it was built on that can't stand Arpaio.

TerryB
TerryB

I don't break any laws and I think I'm a very law abiding citizen of this country who works very hard, pays my taxes to the government without any complaints and loves my country.....but I don't like this jackass for a Sheriff because of who he is. I support the Sheriffs department and it's members but I don't support Sheriff Joe. Never have and never will.

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MikeyD
MikeyD

There's something we aren't seeing here.The guy knows he said or did something wrong. Listen @7:26.He says "I'm out. (pause) No, no, I didn't mean to do that!"

I don't know if he pushed the officer standing next to him or made a threatening gesture or something, but I think there's more to this story.

TerryB
TerryB

Or maybe he jerked his arm away in a reflex motion when the cop grabbed him for no reason and provoked the situation. As you see, it could be either way but the betting money would be the cop provoked the situation.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Yeah, his "Threatening gesture" was opening his mouth to criticize Rpiehole.

Psycho_shawny
Psycho_shawny

It's pretty ironic that you spelled intelligent wrong. Hoping that was purposeful....

sanity
sanity

The Constitution of the United States is for Americans.

Charles 'Bruce' Cobb
Charles 'Bruce' Cobb

How does Arpaio and get away with this. Just reading the news and watching TV, it seems pretty apparent to me that a lot of laws are broken and it is not from someone exercising his right to free speech holding a copy of the constitution in his hand. Is the whole state government crooked goons?

Frank Roman
Frank Roman

Glad to see it. Leftists getting a taste of their own medicine.

Minuteman
Minuteman

Their own medicine? Please enlighten us all as to what 'medicine' of the left was used in this situation. Personally, I find your post as ignorant and pointless as your POV. One doesn't need to belong to any particular party to see clearly, meanwhile, most who belong to a particular party are not likely to see clearly, but be blinded by partisan views. Independent thought is the only way. When will people realize that partisan politics only split the vast majority giving the power to corrupt politicians who use propaganda to keep them divided? Probably never; and the dream of reason continues.

Frank Roman
Frank Roman

Partisanship has nothing to do with this situation. Just exactly what was this clown trying to accomplish, holding up the Constitution--defending the massive importation of Third World dregs who somehow, miraculously, deserve, to be pampered and petted because we have a 'constitution?'

You want independent thought? How about going against the politically correct grain and flatly say they ALL got to go?

http://www.wvwnews.net/story.p...

sanity
sanity

Nothing is real . . .

Minuteman
Minuteman

Power creates corruption. The people have given far too much power to thier law enforcement agencies because they are fearfull and helpless. They desire all things to be handled by someone else. Protect me from the scary drugs, I can't possibly teach my children right from wrong. Please pass a law. Protect me from the terrorists, I can't protect myself. Take my rights and pass your patriot act. Who needs search warrants anyway? Such a hassle. Protect me from the scary illegals! I can't possibly refrain from hiring them for a rediculously low wage because no American will work for so little. I'm trying to get richer here, not pay a decent wage. There are even people who allow these abuses of power against their own best interests because they are so scared of the unknown and/or conflict. 100 people stood around and did nothing as a fellow citizen was roughed up for not agreeing. There are even idiots on here applauding these actions. The officers crowded around the man in close proximity and then acted as if they had been assaulted by the man as he tried to vacate the scene, effectively halting the situation from being able to come to a peacefull resolution despite the fact that the man stated that he was desisting from his protest. Wake up people, grow a pair and take your freedom back before it's too late. The PHX police departments are corrupt to an extreme most seem oblivious to.

Brokergrlfl
Brokergrlfl

Unbelievable. First Amendment first!

Tim Coomer
Tim Coomer

Yeah, 4th amendment, the one that provides us with protection against illegal search and seizures... I asked the arresting officers if they got the irony or if they even knew what irony was as we sat in the capital rotunda.Most accurate coverage yet but New Times reporters need to do their leg work.Former and current canidate for Sheriff,Tim Coomer

Magellancr
Magellancr

Why was the guy even arrested???? It didn't seem like he was doing anything illegal. He was simply practicing his right of free speech. I guess your not allowed to speak out against Arpaio in public huh? I can't believe the people were clapping as he was wrestled to the ground.

XSoldier
XSoldier

I'm surprised Joe didn't have the people who were clapping arrested. After all, we all know what he's capable of........

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Most of you may not know that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office can create laws as needed. In fact, this man clearly violated MCSO law number 15.85.121 which states in part. It is a Class 4 misdemeanor to show disrespect for the Sheriff or to allow journalistic disrespect of the Sheriff. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor to show PUBLIC disrespect for the Sheriff. It is a Class 4 felony to show, exhibit, or contemplate contempt for the Sheriff. Further, Biblical Scholars have found a third tablet with 5 more commandments. Commandment number 11 states "Thou shalt not disrespect the Sheriff."

I don't know what this guy was thinking waving the constitution in Arpaio's face. What disrespect! What part of illegal did he not understand?

Native Guns
Native Guns

"I don't know what this guy was thinking waving the constitution in Arpaio's face. What disrespect!"

Tell me you didn't just say that? WTF are you thinking? Are you fucking out of your mind? I SALUTE THE MAN FOR DISRESPECTING THE SHURF. The guy's got a backbone for taking a stand against the most evil being in the county! Praise the man who waved the U.S. Constitution in the face of evil!!

Toadman87
Toadman87

ummm i think constitutional rights might be just a little more important than disrespecting an old fat sheriff.... smh...

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