George Gascon Invites Arpaio to Dinner in San Francisco; Arpaio Calls Feds' Conduct in Sweep "Deceptive"
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Twitter Watch:
Arpaio tweets today that he received an invitation to dinner from one of his political enemies, former Mesa Police Chief George Gascon. Arpaio includes a picture of the card (above), which has a pre-printed religious message and handwritten note from Gascon inviting the sheriff to an Italian dinner if he ever comes to Gascon's new home port, San Francisco.
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Arpaio quips that he's not sure who should pay the bill if he accepts.
We wonder who would throw the first meatball.
In another tweet, Arpaio refers to a news release his office put out today in response to the actions of federal officials during last week's immigration/crime sweep in Mesa. As New Times columnist Stephen Lemons reported last week, Arpaio's ticked at the feds for allegedly demanding the sheriff's office release a few illegal immigrants picked up in the sweep.
The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is on record as saying the release of the immigrants was a call made by deputies, but a taped phone conversation between an ICE official and a deputy seems to bolster Arpaio's side of the argument.
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