Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio, Richard Malley, Robert Crooks, Harry Hughes and Rusty Childress' New Nativist Group "Remember 1986"

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Read the MCSO's probable cause statement for Richard Malley.

Arpaio told the Associated Press that, if the minutemen keep this up, "there could be some dead militia out there," and that Malley's "lucky he didn't see 30 rounds fired into him."

The geezer lawman also expressed concern over ordinary citizens "taking the law into their own hands."

Predictably, the media regurgitated this Clint Eastwood-wannabe blather without noting that Arpaio has been in bed with what remains of the minuteman movement, as well as the entire nativist movement, for several years now.

Part one of a pseudo snuff film, reportedly shot by "Mountain Minuteman" Robert Crooks

Arpaio has accepted awards (yes, more than one) from alleged child molester Chris Simcox, once leader of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, with whom Joe long maintained a political alliance.

Malley is a nobody in minuteman circles. Not so one of the other two men out with him the night of the incident -- Robert "Lil' Dog" Crooks.

Crooks has his own group, dubbed the Mountain Minutemen.

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