Arpaio Launches Operation Desert Sky - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to hold another one of his controversial crime suppression sweeps, but this one has a twist.
It's called Operation Desert Sky, and it'll last for several weeks. It'll also cover a much broader area and use fixed wing planes to spot smugglers from the air.
Arpaio said he wants to seal the Maricopa County border from drug and human traffickers, and he's confident the operation will lead to arrests.
Arpaio promises that this operation will not disrupt normal law enforcement operations because armed volunteers and deputies from the human smuggling and drug enforcement units will work it.
Deputies and qualified volunteers will carry M-16s and other guns, including a 50-caliber machine gun.
wingnutt-GO SHERIFF JOE.....EXTERMINATE THESE COCK-ROACHES.
THEY... ARE ILLEGAL PILLAGERS, ILLEGAL TRASHERS OF U.S. SOIL, ILLEGAL MURDERERS SETTING UP DRUG HOUSES AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOUSES.........ILLEGALS COSTING THE U.S. TAX-PAYER BILLIONS PER YEAR.....We are broke.... We can't afford our OWN insurance, WE WILL NOT PAY FOR ILLEGALS, TO LIVE OFF OUR, OVER - TAXED DOLLARS, ANY LONGER.