Good show, Sheriff Joe (no pun intended).
“In a stretch of barren desert alongside Interstate 8 near Gila Bend that has become a corridor for human and drug smuggling, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and about 100 men staged a crime-suppression operation Thursday.
Arpaio brought with him a belt-fed .50-caliber machine gun that can shoot accurately up to a mile as a display of the kind of force he would use if anyone hurts a deputy.
‘I am trying to send a message to Mexico,’ he said. ‘We will not take anyone hurting our deputies. We will fight back…”