Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio's Top 10 Outrageous PR Stunts

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4.) A forced march of 200 undocumented Hispanics into a segregated area with an electric fence.

For pure medieval spectacle, it's tough to top Arpaio's 2008 forced march of 200 Hispanic illegal aliens into a segregated area of Tent City ringed by an electric fence. Disgusting? Sure, but Arpaio scored big time with the press, and that's all that matters to Joe and his crew. Nowadays, Arpaio wants to make nice with Hispanics. Every time he "reaches out" to Latinos, trying to convince them the MCSO is changing its ways, they need to remember this bigoted stunt.

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