A 'protester' - read invader - at a recent protest against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and enforcement of immigration laws was detained when he was found to have a loaded 9mm, black ski mask and a sign which said "Death to Arpaio equals freedom for America,". This is to be expected when after a long period of lawlessness, someone actually attempts to enforce the laws. Police said the suspect resisted when he was cornered in his vehicle, but amazingly according to the story below this person was not taken to jail.
As for the sign, really? "Freedom for America" when someone who is enforcing laws is prevented from doing so? How the hell is that freedom?
Sheriff Joe has received many death threats over the years and it hasn't deterred him from doing his job and I don't think this one will either. We should all be thankful for true Americans who are looking our for their fellow citizens like Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
At about 9:30 a.m. Saturday,Veterans Affairs police spotted an unidentified man wearing a black ski mask, a black law enforcement-style raid T-shirt and rubber surgical gloves preparing to march Saturday in a protest against Arpaio and his immigration enforcement, said Deputy Doug Matteson, a sheriff's spokesman.
The man was carrying a loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol handcuffs, and a sign with the statement: "Death to Arpaio equals freedom for America," Matteson said.
Veterans Affairs officers saw the man attempt to park in the hospital lot at 650 E. Indian School Road and blocked him.
Matteson said the protestor didn't cooperate, so police confronted him and he fought with them.
The unidentified protestor was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and possession of a concealed firearm. He was not taken to jail.
Officers confiscated the man's pistol, a mace canister filled with dye and a money clip that appeared to be a Los Angeles Police Department badge at first glance, Matteson said.
Tipped by: Reader P Wagner