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(NBC News)   GOP civil war is threatening to enter new heights as Sheriff Joe threatens to shoot militia members patrolling for Mexicans on sight if they point a gun at his militia patrolling for Mexicans   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 241
    More: Followup, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, GOP, Mexico, foreign exchange reserves, splinter groups, free country, remote sensing, semi-automatic rifle  
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2013-08-21 08:02:15 AM  
Normally I deplore gun violence, but in this case I really don't see much of a downside.
 
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2013-08-21 08:12:43 AM  
That would be totally cool!
 
2013-08-21 08:20:09 AM  
Can't we just kill that potatoman already? I'll pay to run ads for jury nullification to get you out.
 
2013-08-21 08:49:07 AM  
I think I'm rooting for the bullets in this fight.
 
2013-08-21 08:52:04 AM  
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2013-08-21 09:07:10 AM  
Malley claimed "he had the right to point his rifle at the individual because he had reasonable suspicion to believe a crime was occurring," according to the probable cause statement. He identified himself as a "militia Minuteman."

He was just standing his ground.  Maybe your guys should show better ID.

Arpaio, whose county doesn't run along the border but has seen an increase in drug and human trafficking, warned there will be "chaos if you're going to have private citizens dressed just like our deputies taking the law into their own hands."

Well, Joe, if you and your government agency is failing to protect citizens from threats from over the border, they have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.
 
2013-08-21 09:08:09 AM  
Ordinarily I would not care, I just don't want any people shot cause Wrong Place Wrong Time Wrong Color.
 
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2013-08-21 09:15:09 AM  
The derp heard round the world...
 
2013-08-21 09:15:18 AM  
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2013-08-21 09:16:37 AM  
So, a "No, I Wanna Shoot the" Mexican standoff?
 
2013-08-21 09:17:22 AM  
Dear Sheriffs:

Any dumbass can buy a patch that says "SHERIFF" and stitch it onto a bulletproof vest.

http://www.patchsupply.com/Police-and-Sheriff-Front-and-Back-Patches -w ith-Velcro.html

That's one website out of a thousand.

Thousands of people impersonate the police every year.

Not only that, you did give this guy probable cause to believe you were a dangerous smuggler or drug dealer, because that's exactly what you were trying to mimic.  You went out there to convince people you were a smuggler or drug dealer.  When you do that, you're going to run that risk.
 
2013-08-21 09:17:23 AM  
Machete waits for the survivors.
 
2013-08-21 09:18:23 AM  
I like it.

GO
 
2013-08-21 09:18:55 AM  
Man there is a lot of self correcting problems this morning
 
2013-08-21 09:21:03 AM  
A firefight between armed racist hillbillies and Sheriff Joe's men who are, likely, armed racist hillbillies?

Wheres the problem?
 
2013-08-21 09:21:55 AM  
I just have one thing to say, to both sides:

You're in the right, here. Don't be a pussy.
 
2013-08-21 09:22:13 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I think I'm rooting for the bullets in this fight.


yup...this is going to be fun
 
2013-08-21 09:22:48 AM  
Shootouts between Sheriff Joe's Derp Brigade and those asshole Minutemen militias.

Yeah, I'm not really seeing any downside here.

As long as they go out to the desert and shoot each other away from normal people, sounds like a win-win all around.
 
2013-08-21 09:23:21 AM  
Who are the good guys in this scenario?
None of the players - cops, illegals and vigilantes - have a very good PR department so I'm guessing none of them. So if there's no good guys then I don't really care what happens.
 
2013-08-21 09:23:26 AM  
"Father accidentally shoots drunk teen son he thought was an intruder" - U.S. border edition
 
2013-08-21 09:24:05 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I think I'm rooting for the bullets in this fight.


/hot

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2013-08-21 09:24:15 AM  
It sounds like these cops were out of their juristiction while 'impersonating drug smugglers'.
Maybe, just maybe, these fine patrolman had a little business on the side?
 
2013-08-21 09:24:29 AM  
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2013-08-21 09:25:29 AM  
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2013-08-21 09:25:49 AM  
It's be a shame if any of them missed their shots.
 
2013-08-21 09:25:50 AM  
As much as I despise Arpaio, I agree with him in this case.  People trying to "play cop" can lead to very bad outcomes.

There may have been a recent incident supporting this, but I'm sure it was just brushed under the rug by the news media.
 
2013-08-21 09:26:58 AM  
Unfortunately, I don't think this is part of any proper GOP meltdown. This is  regional dick-waving. Could still bring the lulz, sure, but it's no GOP meltdown. It's more of ...an appetizer.
 
2013-08-21 09:27:11 AM  

Almost Everybody Poops: People trying to "play cop" can lead to very bad outcomes.


No shiat, even when it's the actual cops.
 
2013-08-21 09:27:44 AM  
Nominally, the "GOP civil war" is just a way for the congresscritters to come to the bargaining table about the debt limit and protest that they're being reasonable despite all of the pressure they're facing in their constituencies. The tea party remains, as ever, an uncritical instrument of partisan hacks and 'news' folks.

That doesn't have much to do with Sheriff Joe.
 
2013-08-21 09:28:37 AM  
This is why I wanted someone (not me!) to go to the repub Convention in 2012, scream "Allahu Ackbar!" and light off a pack of firecrackers. The resulting self-inflicted carnage would have been both amusing and educational.
 
2013-08-21 09:29:11 AM  
What a second... Maricopa isn't a border county.
 
2013-08-21 09:29:38 AM  
This is gonna be great!
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2013-08-21 09:31:03 AM  

clambam: This is why I wanted someone (not me!) to go to the repub Convention in 2012, scream "Allahu Ackbar!" and light off a pack of firecrackers. The resulting self-inflicted carnage would have been both amusing and educational.


Would the DNC have worked any differently?

It's not like westerners, Jews, or gays are exactly popular with the Ackbar set. I've noticed very few planes have been crashed into red states.
 
2013-08-21 09:31:48 AM  
Non story. Overzealous border patrol. Doesn't sound as if anything of value is at risk anyway.
 
2013-08-21 09:31:53 AM  
I recommend giving all parties involved a one way ticket to Somalia.
 
2013-08-21 09:32:31 AM  
a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy he apparently mistook for a drug smuggler.


Now there's an editor who may know more than he's telling about whether the deputy was a Mexican drug smuggler, even though Phoenix is about 100 miles from the border.  That's a nice little operation you've got there, Lou.
 
2013-08-21 09:32:36 AM  
Sheriff Joe has a slave army in pink uniforms that he can muster any time that he wants.
 
2013-08-21 09:32:39 AM  
Ah. Finally a reality show I can enjoy.
 
2013-08-21 09:32:49 AM  

This text is now purple: What a second... Maricopa isn't a border county.


Shh. You'l spoil the fun.
 
2013-08-21 09:33:35 AM  
Darwin moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.
 
2013-08-21 09:33:40 AM  

lilplatinum: A firefight between armed racist hillbillies and Sheriff Joe's men who are, likely, armed racist hillbillies?

Wheres the problem?


Turf wars have a lot of collateral damage, that's the problem.  But hey, Wayne wanted it, so we got it!
 
2013-08-21 09:34:33 AM  
"The deputy, illuminated by Malley's flashlight at this point, identified himself as law enforcement, pointing out the "word sheriff across his chest," and ordered Malley to drop his weapon.
"You aren't taking my weapons," replied Malley, who was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a .45 caliber handgun and a knife, according to court records.
Another deputy eventually arrived and arrested Malley for aggravated assault
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It's  beautiful. *sniff*
 
2013-08-21 09:34:51 AM  
If there is a god in Heaven this stand-off will end like a Peckinpah film
 
2013-08-21 09:34:57 AM  

This text is now purple: What a second... Maricopa isn't a border county.


Shh he's on a role.
 
2013-08-21 09:35:08 AM  
This is like rooting for injuries when the Redskins, Giants and/or Eagles play each other. I don't give a rats ass who wins.
 
2013-08-21 09:35:10 AM  
People are playing cop because the government isn't doing it's job  At least that's what they say to justify these groups.  So I can only assume that Sheriff Joe is falling down on the job.  Maybe if he spent less time looking for Obama's real birth certificate and dressing up inmates in cute little outfits he'd have time to do his farking job properly.
 
2013-08-21 09:36:10 AM  
Richard Malley, 49, was heavily armed with two others dressed in camouflage Saturday night along Interstate 8 near Gila Bend, a known drug-trafficking corridor in the desert about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, when he confronted the deputy who was on patrol conducting surveillance, authorities said.

these sick assholes are going out there in the hopes that they'll be able to kill a mexican. that's the only reason they're there - to play soldier boy with live ammunition and live targets.
 
2013-08-21 09:36:25 AM  
If the militiamen and sheriffs could all agree to dress like Lt. Dangle it would be easy to identify the smugglers by their cantaloupe sized calves.
 
2013-08-21 09:36:39 AM  

This text is now purple: clambam: This is why I wanted someone (not me!) to go to the repub Convention in 2012, scream "Allahu Ackbar!" and light off a pack of firecrackers. The resulting self-inflicted carnage would have been both amusing and educational.

Would the DNC have worked any differently?

It's not like westerners, Jews, or gays are exactly popular with the Ackbar set. I've noticed very few planes have been crashed into red states.


Nothing much of value to crash in to.
 
2013-08-21 09:37:05 AM  
But but but... Doncs assured me the police would never do such things!
 
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