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Joe Arpaio's Geriatric Goon Squad in You Write the Caption

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In honor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 20th "crime suppression" sweep, we've chosen the above photo of the sheriff's youthfully challenged goon squad we snapped yesterday as the sheriff announced his raid on southwest Phoenix.

To be fair, not all of the henchmen Arpaio picked for his sweep were of retirement age, but the crowd of beige-shirted bullies was slightly less impressive than we'd anticipated for a raid of such a heavily Hispanic area -- it seemed like a mishmash of the sheriff's silver-haired, Sun City posse-men and actual cops.

You Write the Caption's pretty self-explanatory. Here's how you play: we show you a picture, like the above photo of Arpaio's aging goon squad.

You -- in the comment section of this post -- then write what you think would be an appropriate caption for the photo.

On  Monday, we'll announce the top-five reader captions and put them to a vote. The winner will receive a pay-your-own-way trip to the historic New Times building, a firm handshake, and a lukewarm glass of municipal Phoenix tap water.

Do your worst, New Times readers -- and let's try to keep things somewhat polite (in other words, let's keep the death threats to a minimum).

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