Sheriff Joe Arpaio Foiled by “Bohemian Rhapsody” at School Talk (UPDATED)


Joe Arpaio — the sadistic sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona who has instituted a female chain gang, cut prisoners to two meals a day, and is contemplating a run for Governor — was invited for some reason to respond to questions by professors at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Tempe, Arizona last night. After 45 minutes of Q&A, he was confronted by “a group of protestors [sic] singing to the tune of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,'” per East Valley Living, whereupon the sheriff and the professors evacuated the stage.

Arpaio was recently in the news for defending a detention officer who, caught on tape snatching documents from a defense attorney, refused a judge’s order to apologize.

UPDATE: For a full report on Arpaio’s speaking appearance and the protest, check out this account from our sister paper, Phoenix New Times.

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