Hundreds Rally to Back Hard-Line Arizona Sheriff

Tim Gaynor, Yahoo! News, April 28, 2012

As many as 200 activists, some chanting “go Joe, go Joe,” rallied in Arizona on Saturday to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is facing a federal racial-profiling probe for his police sweeps against illegal immigrants.

“Sheriff Joe is one of the very few guys who will enforce the immigration laws across this nation,” said Randy Hatch, who used a megaphone to rally supporters of Arpaio at a park in this northeast Phoenix valley city.

“Every constitution and country that has ever existed has had to have sovereign borders,” he said to cheers from the crowd, some clutching placards reading “Sheriff Joe keeps us safe” and “illegal is illegal.”


Earlier this month the Obama administration said it was preparing to sue Arpaio and his department “for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos.”


Arpaio supporter Buffalo Rick Galeener slammed the probe, which began under former President George W. Bush in 2008, as “politically motivated.”

“For me it’s just a big waste of money and all political,” Galeener, who had a .38 revolver in a holster on his hip, said at the rally.

“It’s been going on for three and a half years . . . they’ve been digging and digging and digging, and they still can’t find anything to charge him with,” he added.


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  • ed91

    expose the fraud! 

      let the sunshine in!

  • Media claim 200, so there were probably more like 1,000 there.

    Media claim 200 show up to a rally to oppose Arpaio, that means there were more like 50 there.

    • Rocky Bass

       You forget whom you are dealing with. If they said 200 in opposition, there were 20 paraded in a circle around the fixed camera location. Community ORGing 101

  • Detroit_WASP

    I certainly hope Obama is foolish enough to put his foot in this mess.  It will backfire on him next November.  If Obama gets re-elected, sheriff Joe will be in a cell between Ted Nugent and George Zimmerman!

  • Hirschibold

    National Review take note: If you stand your ground and stick by your principles through the assault of our enemies, you will grow stronger and attract more loyalty. If Rich Lowry were in charge of Arizona, it would be run by La Eme and MS-13

  •  The probe, which began under former President George W. Bush in 2008
    is yet MORE proof of “conservative” stupidity.

    Maobama won’t even THINK about his chief law “enforcement” officer trucking guns off to Mexican drug gangs.

    That’s why they win – and will continue to.

  • ed91

    I’m hearing more and more about the fraud being exposed……

    keep up the good work Sheriff Joe!!

  • JohnEngelman

    Immigration restriction is an idea whose time has come. The easing of restrictions that followed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 have not been good for most Americans who were born here. 

  • Church_of_Jed

    The sheriff will die of a sudden heart attack soon, just like Breitbart and the coroner did.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      There’s a tear in my beer,
      For you are right I fear.

  •  So simply enforcing our immigration laws is described as “hard-lined.” This is indicative what we are dealing with regarding our corrupted, pro-illegal invader MSM.

  • 2573366

    Joe Arpaio IS, and has for some time, been an American hero. God Bless Him & his!

  • Rocky Bass

     Yes, but this was not conducive to permanently explosive  government growth. Gov wanted more and more tax base, industry wanted labor competition from turd world immigrants.  Mussolini said fascism was the melding of government and industry, we are just a pretend “republic”. Our government serves it’s own interests exclusively. The pain or will of “the people” is not in the least even relevant. How many times have we been told about about poll results showing 80% or so desiring immigration limits, yet decade after decade all we get is the same old open border BS.    

  • ed91

    Go Sheriff Joe Arpaio——–

    keep up the good work.  expose the corruption of our government

  • The__Bobster

    Mostly from European nations, not the turd world.