Man Shows Joe Arpaio Copy of Constitution -- Then Gets Violently Tackled by Law Enforcement Goons (VIDEO)

There's a video applauded in the Conservative blogosphere of a man showing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio a copy of the Constitution as the sheriff rants, raves, and pats himself on the back for his crusade to rid stock rooms at retail stores of illegal immigrants.

Despite doing nothing to warrant such behavior from law enforcement officers, the man promptly was tackled and led away by some over-zealous cops.

See for yourself in the video below (to spare you having to listen to Arpaio's BS, the tackling begins about the seven-minute mark).

The video is a big hit amongst far-right-wing-nuts. On the website Rightnetwork.com, it's prefaced with the headline "Crazed Leftist Slammed to Ground and Arrested for Harrassing Joe Arpaio at Tea Party," as if violating someone's right to free speech is a good thing.

Arpaio, as you can see in the video, is more pissed that the "crazed leftist" is stealing some of the attention from his anti-immigrant ramblings than he is about a guy -- whose only crime is holding a copy of the Constitution in the air -- getting assaulted by police for no apparent reason.

"Don't worry about him, look at me," America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" pleads with the audience as the man is led away in cuffs.

Also featured in the video is our pal Art Olivas (he's the one in the brown shirt with the "PC" badge standing in front of the assaulted heckler). Art stages protest rallies in front of the New Times building on occasion, calling us out for being a "communistic" publication with no "itelligence," but is otherwise a hell of a guy.

We called Art to get his take on what happened at the rally -- but his phone was disconnected. 

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