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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 44
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2013-08-21 08:02:15 AM
12 votes:
Normally I deplore gun violence, but in this case I really don't see much of a downside.
2013-08-21 09:37:20 AM
6 votes:
Mexican Man Arrested For Mass Murder
Police Officers, Minutemen Found Dead Near Border

PHOENIX - A Mexican man claims he did not murder anyone after he was arrested for being spotted near over two dozen bodies near the Arizona-Mexico border, authorities say.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that the man was crossing into the country illegally and had killed about 30 police officers and minutemen, whose bodies were found in separate groups in a portion of the barren lands between Arizona and Mexico. Shell casings, empty clips, Glocks, and AK-47s riddled the area around the corpses, suggesting that "the Mexican man had gotten into a firefight with the two groups, who were obviously working together to catch this madman," Arpaio said.

Forensic ballistics reports were "lost, and we are trying to recover them," Arpaio said.

The Mexican man had only this to say: "Me llamo Nestor de la Cruz. Tengo mi ciudadanía el año pasado. No he matado a nadie. Acabo de ver los cadáveres y traté de informar a la policía lo más rápido posible," which according to a Maricopa County Sheriff Department-supplied translator means "I used to assassinate politicians for drug cartels, so 30 gringos with guns was easy work for me." Arpaio says that the man will be dealt with appropriately. "I've got a prison tent with Jose Lopez written all over it," he said before dismissing the press conference. "There is much work to be done now, if you'll excuse me."

A representative of the Arizona Minutemen for Border Protection said to us anonymously that they will also be doing all they can to keep Mexicans from killing them in the future, and warned against Mexicans dressed as police officers in order to get through the border and into America. "Those Mexicans are sneaky. It is their nature," he told us. "We are just trying to protect the country and the jobs from these smelly, sleazy [not-racist term involving the moistness of the opposite of a front]. It's not about race, it's about safety."
2013-08-21 09:07:10 AM
6 votes:
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 08:49:07 AM
6 votes:
I think I'm rooting for the bullets in this fight.
2013-08-21 09:36:10 AM
5 votes:
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 09:35:10 AM
4 votes:
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 09:24:15 AM
4 votes:
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 09:21:03 AM
4 votes:
A firefight between armed racist hillbillies and Sheriff Joe's men who are, likely, armed racist hillbillies?

Wheres the problem?
2013-08-21 09:17:22 AM
3 votes:
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 08:20:09 AM
3 votes:
Can't we just kill that potatoman already? I'll pay to run ads for jury nullification to get you out.
2013-08-21 11:49:53 AM
2 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it, though. I've met more great people in Arizona than I've met assholes that might agree with Sheriff Arpaio, then again, my circle of influence in Arizona is Nogales, Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff, so it's rather limited. Why is this guy still in charge of Maricopa?.



Because of people from OUTSIDE of Arizona. Snowbirds can vote. I think they only have to be in the state 3 months of the year(Maybe 4) to vote in Maricopa County elections. What happens, is your Great Aunt Betty up in Moosefart, Minnesota watches Fox News all day long, hearing about how "scary" all of the big cities are. She comes to Az in the winter, because nothing beats having snow like the same farking weather day in and day out... When she comes to Mesa, Sun City, Gilbert, Phoenix, wherever, she notices that she hasn't been carjacked, beaten, robbed, raped, or kidnapped, so she makes the ASSumption that it is because the County Sheriff is doing his job, when in reality, he has about 50,000 felony warrants gathering dust and his department ignored more than 400 sex crimes in El Mirage while their boss made it in front of every news camera he could.

She casts her vote, goes back to the motorhome and has some mimosas, and when March comes along, she goes back home, with not a single thought about what might have happened as a result of her misinformed voting practices.

That's how he keeps getting elected. Hundreds of thousands of clueless blue-hairs.
2013-08-21 10:32:35 AM
2 votes:
LEOs are civilians.
2013-08-21 10:23:28 AM
2 votes:
Malley claimed "he had the right to point his rifle at the individual because he had reasonable suspicion to believe a crime was occurring,"

Cops don't like it when you use their own bullshiat lines against them.
2013-08-21 09:46:09 AM
2 votes:
For the record, almost all of these volunteer militia border patrol groups are out there to rob drug smugglers. That's pretty much their only real motive, and everybody knows it.
2013-08-21 09:26:58 AM
2 votes:
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 09:22:48 AM
2 votes:
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 09:08:09 AM
2 votes:
Ordinarily I would not care, I just don't want any people shot cause Wrong Place Wrong Time Wrong Color.
2013-08-21 01:26:36 PM
1 votes:
I think the desert is a better place for crazies to play with guns than subdivisions or schools.
2013-08-21 10:53:57 AM
1 votes:
And nothing of value would be lost.
2013-08-21 10:50:46 AM
1 votes:

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.


The difference being, if you pulled that stunt at the DNC, you would probably be shot by security.  Pull it at the RNC, and you will have a lot of poorly trained but armed people in the middle of a crowd shooting and hitting other people in the crowd.
2013-08-21 10:46:25 AM
1 votes:

Almost Everybody Poops: As much as I despise Arpaio, I agree with him in this case. People trying to "play cop" can lead to very bad outcomes.


If his deputies when outside of their jurisdiction when they were "impersonating drug smugglers", then they were "playing cop" too.  Assuming they weren't actually smuggling drugs, that is.
2013-08-21 10:43:53 AM
1 votes:
"It's a free country. They're not violating any law. They're not trespassing," said Spencer

I don't think the "it's a free country" defense is valid after like the 3rd grade.
2013-08-21 10:30:50 AM
1 votes:

kidgenius: You are a civilian, not a law enforcement. You do NOT have the right to point a rifle at anyone unless you are under the threat of bodily harm.


To be fair, with Sherrif Joe's goons around, you probably are under threat of bodily harm.
2013-08-21 10:27:42 AM
1 votes:

Big_Fat_Liar: Best to keep a shovel in the trunk just in case.


This is good advice and just can't be repeated often enough.  The desert can swallow all kinds of "problems".

(From Lawrence of Arabia)
Jackson Bentley: What is it, Major Lawrence, that attracts you personally to the desert?
T.E. Lawrence: It's clean.
2013-08-21 10:22:10 AM
1 votes:
Arpaio is clearly a liberal RINO trying to seize the legal guns of downtrodden citizens.
2013-08-21 10:19:06 AM
1 votes:

Billygoat Gruff: How dare they keep more entitlement junkies and potential democrat voters out of the country!

/nice to see the anti-violence and hugs fix everything crowd being so classy on here by praying for violence. Hate is still hate voting democrat doesn't absolve you of that



For me it's not hatred, it's apathy.  If these assholes wanna go out in the desert and shoot each other, I don't care.
2013-08-21 10:10:33 AM
1 votes:
Oh jesus christ there are really people with little enough going on in their lives that they have to vigilante patrol the US border? Everyone needs a good dose of mind your own farking business.
2013-08-21 10:08:41 AM
1 votes:
Would anyone be surprised is Sheriff Joe were running a drug and human smuggling ring?
2013-08-21 09:56:02 AM
1 votes:
I swear to god, only you folks could turn the idea of two poorly trained militias accidentally shooting eachother into a problem that "Democrats" have.
2013-08-21 09:54:50 AM
1 votes:
How dare they keep more entitlement junkies and potential democrat voters out of the country!

/nice to see the anti-violence and hugs fix everything crowd being so classy on here by praying for violence. Hate is still hate voting democrat doesn't absolve you of that
2013-08-21 09:50:28 AM
1 votes:
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/would be the best thing to happen in AZ in a long time
//Number of Arpaio goons goes down and a number of J.T. Ready's get eliminated.
2013-08-21 09:47:30 AM
1 votes:
I route for both sides on this one. It's a win, win for the rest of us if they all turn in to sieves.
2013-08-21 09:46:09 AM
1 votes:
SisterMaryElephant: "but the private 'volunteers' in Joe's little militia are OK?"

He's not telling them to go home.
He's telling them *he's in charge* if they want to play soldier.

It's just an authoritarian pissing match.
2013-08-21 09:43:01 AM
1 votes:

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.


Why would they? They share the same political platform!
2013-08-21 09:36:39 AM
1 votes:

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 09:32:39 AM
1 votes:
Ah. Finally a reality show I can enjoy.
2013-08-21 09:32:31 AM
1 votes:
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 09:28:37 AM
1 votes:
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 09:27:11 AM
1 votes:

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 09:21:55 AM
1 votes:
I just have one thing to say, to both sides:

You're in the right, here. Don't be a pussy.
2013-08-21 09:17:23 AM
1 votes:
Machete waits for the survivors.
2013-08-21 09:16:37 AM
1 votes:
So, a "No, I Wanna Shoot the" Mexican standoff?
2013-08-21 09:15:18 AM
1 votes:
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2013-08-21 08:12:43 AM
1 votes:
That would be totally cool!
 
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