Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio Tries Diverting Media from Guilt Admission, ACLU Still Wants April Hearing

So what do you do if you've just undercut more than two decades of selling yourself to the public as "America's Toughest Sheriff" with a groveling admission to a federal judge that you're guilty of civil contempt and are ready to bend over for punishment?

If you're Sheriff Joe Arpaio, you raid a cat lady's house and blow out of proportion a few cockamamie death threats against you.

It's a classic move by ol' Joe, one he and his top flack Lisa Allen have pulled so many times over the years that you'd think the local media would see it coming.

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