Is It Surprising to Hear Joe Arpaio Pointing Out the Stupidity of Minutemen?

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Before this week, it's hard to imagine why Sheriff Joe Arpaio would ever talk down the Minutemen, seeing as he always seems to be the one to back some sort of controversial fringe movement.

However, he's now talking about how lucky a Minuteman is to not get shot 30-or-so times.

Of course, that's after 49-year-old Minuteman Ronald Malley allegedly pointed a rifle at a sheriff's deputy, because he confused him for a drug smuggler.

Arpaio, in a moment of sanity, remarked that there are going to be some problems if, while deputies are trying to combat drug-smugglers, there are just civilians with guns playing Cowboys & Indians in the middle of all of it.

Arpaio even commended his deputy for not blasting 30 rounds into Malley, as cops are certainly entitled to do after getting a gun in the face.

He further said that the militias' games could have "disastrous personal and public safety consequences," according to the Associated Press.

Now, if Arpaio would have said this while guys like Chris Simcox were grabbing national headlines during the immigrant-hating heyday, that would have been one thing. But is it still surprising to hear Arpaio chop down the minutemen?

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IdontRecall
IdontRecall

When that Min man was showed in ithe news, Arpayaso said that the Minute Man thought that the MCSO officer was a drug smoggler, so D min. man pointed the weapon at the officer. IMO the minute man could've been part of a "rip crew" looking 4 drug smugglers 2 rob them of the drugs, therefore he thought that D officer was a smuggler, and since nobody keep an eye on them, who knows what kinds of atrocities they commit out there. If the OLD FART is so concerned about immigrants (border crossers) as he lately has claimed, -to the point of putting white crosses as a beacon-he should keep track of the Min. Men actions and whereabouts, put all those posse members 2 do something useful.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

he should send Seagal out there to straighten those guys out. unfortunately the only way to keep Seagals attention is to  coat them in a sugar glaze 

Johann Casper
Johann Casper

We can't have citizens closing the drug corridor. That would be embarrassing to law enforcement and the prison industrial complex needs inmates to keep the beds full in order to line their pockets.

dkessler4
dkessler4

It really is amusing to watch two racists argue with each other when it is abundantly clear that neither can claim any moral high ground.  They are like a couple of alcoholics fighting over the last beer after drinking all day long.  They're right!  There really is no cure for stupid.

Onthetake
Onthetake

If Arpaio has acess to even one mirror he should be an Expert at "Pointing out Stupidity."

This Sheriffs best freinds seem to be Fellow Crooks, Fellow Racists, Minute Men  Child Molesters, even J.T. a Minute Man Child Murderer?!

How Smart is this?!

Arpaio should be awarded an Honorary Degree in "Stupidity."

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

Statement, what statement?  I have the flu.  I can't recall.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Arpaio having a moment without spewing bullshit? I never thought I'd see the day....

rickaz59
rickaz59

Speaking of pointing guns at suspected drug smugglers, what's happening with that case involving the guy who worked in the jail kitchen?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I'm wondering if today, the Joker will claim "I can't recall" when asked about the statement.

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

Like hes smart enough to point something out. Ha. I dont agree.

Taft Prentice
Taft Prentice

Arpaio even commended his deputy for not blasting 30 rounds into Malley, as cops are certainly entitled to do after getting a gun in the face. So when a cop puts a gun in your face it's ok to blast 30 rounds into them? Shouldn't we all have the same entitlements..

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

What's really surprising is that Joe can form a coherent sentence.

Timothy D Little
Timothy D Little

most of them seem to be support guys with only minimal combat training if even any real combat experience. Let's just say that weapon control is drilled into you.

James L. Crabtree
James L. Crabtree

Talk about an idiot slugfest. Let them punch each other out............FOR JESUS!

Connie Harrington
Connie Harrington

No, nothing this idiot says surprises me. Uhhh, such an embarressment he is...... pls make him GO AWAY ALREADY !!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

To people who think that Joe is effective against illegal immigration, amateurs in the desert with guns seem like real heroes, so they're stealing his spotlight.


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@IdontRecall  to be quite honest, the idea of them possibly being out there to rip off the smugglers never occurred to me. thats a very interesting tthough.  no way of knowing if its true or not, but it is something to think about and to look into

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