The threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from some guy with a keyboard in Tennessee was apparently so serious that the sheriff's office says he was sentenced to probation.
Arpaio has claimed Adam Eugene Cox is an "Obama fanatic" -- intel the sheriff says came from evident from what he posted online, and according to the 33-year-old's mother.
After tracking down what the guy actually wrote, he doesn't claim to be an "Obama fanatic," but says Satan "ordered" him to kill "birthers" to spark a war between political parties in order to decrease the population in America.
Arpaio was actually first in line "to die," according to Cox's posts, but he changed his mind in a later post and opted for Alan Keyes first, and Arpaio second.
Also in the mix "to die" were other political figures who never put out a press release about it, including Herman Cain and Michael Savage.
Here's what the comment said about Arpaio, from a thread on a "birther" conspiracy website:
I plan to kill Joe Arpaio first.. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out., I promise you this. He won't fuck with Obama.
He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.
Don't like it? Come stop me. Come die before me.
The posts also dropped the n-bomb on everyone he was referring to, including Arpaio, apparently.
Here's what was posted about Savage:
Actually, Michael Savage is another nigger who needs to have a gun placed to his wife and kid's temple and the trigger pulled so the world can see his slime family dna splattered all over his nice furniture.
You hear that Savage? Your family is dead. We will let you live and suffer.
You hear that Michael Savage? You have fucked with us for the last time. We are going to point blank murder your entire family. AMEN. Come on you birther radio punk, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! ... You will have nothing left before the year is up.
"We" apparently refers to his sidekick Satan, which he refers to in the following post, explaining his depopulation orders from the pitchfork-man:
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The only side I have is Satan himself and my death sentence he ordered me to fill toward you.
My hope is that you will take out revenge on the left and this country will be destroyed as a consequence... Right vs left killing each other and humanity dwindling in size is my ultimate goal.
Since the "birther" website is hosted on Google's blogging platform, Arpaio sent his boys out to California to serve two different search warrants -- one for this case, and one for the "cop-killer" website.
After all this, Cox gets probation on a harassment charge.
Arpaio also made sure to thank the Knoxville County Sheriff's Office for
doing his bidding its assistance in arresting Cox.