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August 02, 2010

Mexican Drug Cartel Puts $1 Million Bounty On Sheriff Arpaio's Head

Playing with dynamite.

The United States once -- under a very different president* -- had an idea of how to deal with that kind of arrogant banditry.

He's been at the center of the discussions and controversies surrounding illegal immigration enforcement in Arizona for quite a while.

On the day parts of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news for another reason: there's a price on his head - allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel.

The audio message in Spanish is a bit garbled, but the text is clear.

"It's offering a million dollars for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head and offering a thousand dollars for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel."

A man who wants to remain anonymous says his wife received the text message Tuesday evening. It also included an international phone number and instructions to pass the message along.

Were anything like that to even be attempted... well, nothing would happen exactly under President Apology Tour.

But after.

* Hah, I just realized -- Woodrow Wilson. Not really a "very different president" at all, in many respects, as Glenn Beck will tell you. But definitely was pretty free and easy about sending US troops into war.



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