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August 3, 2010

Mexican Drug Cartel Puts Million Dollar Bounty On Sherriff Arpaio’s Head

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If it’s not Jihadis and their fatwas, it’s Mexican drug cartels and their bounties.  I can’t tell which is worse.  Why is it that only Rightwingers are the ones taking this kind of heat?  Is it because they’re the ones doing the heavy lifting?  Where are the Libs?  What kind of heat are they taking for speaking truth to power?  Nobel prizes, Academy awards, must be nice!

PHOENIX – The audio message in Spanish is a bit garbled, but the text is clear.  It’s offering $1 million for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s head and $10,000 for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel. A man who wants to remain anonymous says his wife received the text message Tuesday evening. It also included an international phone number and instructions to pass the message along.

Although the Sheriff has received numerous death threats in the past, they believe this threat is credible because of its timing.  “Arpaio gets threats pretty routinely, but obviously with this heightened awareness of his role in the immigration issue we’ve got to take this one a little bit more seriously with a million dollar contract out on him,” said Allen.

As for Arpaio’s reaction to the threat, “It’s a little bit like water off a duck’s back for him, but you never know if it’s that sense of false bravado with just can’t read it, I’m sure he’s concerned, I’m sure he’s concerned for his family more than anything else,” said Allen.  The Sheriff’s office says investigators are trying to trace exactly where the text message came from, but because it did originate from an international number, that will be difficult too.



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