Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio's Fake Lawman Steven Seagal Slammed by Ex-MCSO Lawman Brian Sands

Here's one for the irony-bin, none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio's stone-faced ex-Deputy Chief Brian Sands is acting as if he's acquired a sense of ethics since saying sayonara last year to a nearly 30 year career with the Sheriff's Office.

Nah, he's not objecting to the policy of prejudiced policing toward Latinos, which he helped form and implement during his time as an Arpaio henchman, a policy that the MCSO recently revealed will cost the county at least $21.9 million to correct per a federal judge's order.

Rather, Sands supposedly is rankled by ham-actor Steven Seagal's high-handedness and egocentric antics in dealing with actual sworn lawmen of the MCSO. This, while Seagal played at being a member of the sheriff's posse for Seagal's defunct series on A&E, Steven Seagal: Lawman.

In an interview with Channel 12's Joe Dana, Sands related an incident where Seagal supposedly berated a sheriff's deputy after a member of the bloated, decrepit action hero's entourage was stopped for speeding in Cave Creek.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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