“America’s toughest sheriff,” Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, has long been a controversial figure in law enforcement. Arpaio’s dessert reign has drawn much national attention and criticism for his hard line stance on the rights of inmates. He’s also made news within the past year for his public appeal to have Paris Hilton serve the remainder of her DUI sentence in Maricopa.
With this weekend’s Super Bowl headed towards his jurisdiction, “Nicklebag” Joe (a D.E.A. nickname bestowed upon Arpaio for his litany of small-time arrests) has come out with antagonistic comments towards the celebrity fanfare, most specificly quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning. Arpaio boasts that he has a â€œpair of pink underwear, a bologna sandwich and a spot in a dirty old prison tent for Tom Brady, Eli Manning or, most certainly, Paris Hilton.â€
GIVE ME A BREAK. Tom Brady? Eli fucking Manning? These are pretty boys, clean as they come, who would never, ever find their way into the trouble with the law, let alone before the Super Bowl. Arpaio brings three words to mind: ludicrous, shameless and malicious. When checking Nicklebag’s history of violation towards constitutional rights, I suppose though that it is not surprising such comments would be made. This is a man that dreams of having Maricopa County be home to the largest collection of inmates in the country. This is the type of heavy handed law and order that fosters every type of brutal stereotype hung on cops across the nation. Joe Arpaio is the kind of guy that takes great pleasure in the pain of others.
Here is a website with much information, dedicated to Joe Arpaio’s removal from law enforcement.