Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Disrupted By Protesters At Arizona State (Video)

Arpaio is rumored to be a gubernatorial candidate in AZ.

Sheriff Arpaio cut short by protestors at Cronkite School

Tempe, AZ – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio left the stage Monday during a Meet the Press style interview Monday after being interrupted by singing protesters.

As a part of The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Must See Monday series, Sheriff Arpaio agreed to come address students and faculty about his relationship with the media.

Roughly 48 minutes into the conversation, Sheriff Arpaio was cut short while talking about his stance on immigration by a group of protestors singing to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

After efforts to quell the crowd failed, Sheriff Arpaio and the panel of journalists interviewing him promptly removed their microphones and exited the stage of the First Amendment Forum.

As soon as the protestors were exiting, Dean Christopher Callahan of the Cronkite School took to the stage in an attempt to calm the crowd.

“I understand your passion about this issue,” Callahan said, “But it seems to me, misplaced.”

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