Last week Arizona officials went to Google to find out who created the website “Targeting Cops” that displays death threats against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
His threat reads in part: I plan to kill Arpaio first. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this. He won’t f**k with Obama. He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.
The website said things like he’s going to fill Arpaio, his wife and kids, and his deputies with 100 bullets.
Detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants on Google Wednesday in an effort to find out who created a website displaying death threats against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The website in question is blog titled “Targeting Cops” and it lauded cop killers, calling them “heroes.” Last week, there was a photo of Deputy William Coleman, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month, with “Officer Down, LOL” (laugh out loud) emblazoned across it.
While calling the deputy a “Gestapo pig,” the author or authors of the blog praised Drew Maras, the man who shot and killed him, as a “hero.” The site later had a photo of Arpaio with the words “Wanted: Dead or Alive” with the “dead” underlined and the “alive” crossed out. According to MCSO, the blog also said, “You’re next Joe, watch your back, [expletive deleted].”
Hat Tip Mara
Officials today announced that they arrested a Knoxville, Tennessee man in an internet death threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Adam Eugene Cox, 33, was arrested by officers in Knoxville Friday.
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