August 7, 2010
Joe Arpaio, America’s self-described “toughest sheriff,” is back in the headlines, a location from which the Arizona lawman never strays far.
The sheriff of Maricopa County just conducted a two-day sweep for illegal immigrants through a Hispanic neighbourhood of Phoenix, despite a federal court ruling days earlier that stripped the state’s controversial new immigration law of its key sections.
The blitz had barely finished when word got out he was the target of a US$1-million bounty issued by a Mexican drug cartel, via cellphone text message.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm