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Monday, February 20, 2012

Arpaio throws fellow AZ sheriff Babeu to the wolves

Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu, two Arizona sheriffs who promote their hard-line nativism. 

"...it's up to him to face his issues, not me."
--Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

"All I can say is he's the sheriff of Pinal County, and it's up to him to face his issues, not me," Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Arizona Republic regarding fellow Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu. Sheriff Babeu is embroiled in a scandal that began when a Latino boyfriend publicly accused Babeu of threatening him with deportation if he did not keep their gay relationship secret.

Arpaio added that Babeu has been "begging" for an endorsement in the congressional primary. "I don't even think I'm going to get involved," Arpaio said. "We'll see what happens with Babeu."

So much for one fellow lawman covering the other's back. Looks like Sheriff Arpaio has thrown Sheriff Babeu to the wolves.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez