Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio Won't Do His Job, So Marshal David Gonzales Does It for Him

What would it be like, I wonder, if Maricopa County had a sheriff who just kept his head down and did his job, rather than what we currently have, a corrupt gasbag who only cares about getting his corpse-like mug on the boob tube?

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Well, it might be more like the U.S. Marshals Service recent "Operation Grinch Stopper," which targeted fugitives from justice mostly wanted for property crimes, like robbery, larceny, and burglary.

According to the Marshals Service, in the span of three days, from December 11-13, the operation cleared 265 warrants statewide, resulting in 143 arrests, 82 of which were in Phoenix.

"This operation is strategically timed around the holiday season when property crimes typically increase, with the interest being to provide the community with a sense of safety and security for not only their belongings, but also for themselves and loved ones," David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona, stated in a press release about the operation.

One (alleged) scumbag they netted in Chandler had two stolen motorcycles in his garage when law enforcement came a-callin', bikes that had recently been pinched from their owners. Another upstanding citizen wanted for theft and child abuse here in Sand Land was caught hiding out in South Dakota.

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