Arizona Protest

Claim:   Photograph shows a demonstrator at an immigration protest threatening to "shoot more Arizona police."


Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, May 2010]

The Media will never show this but this is Arizona going down for the count.

I know john personally! THIS IS LEGIT! The photo was taken at a protest 5/1/10 in Phoenix!

I for one am OUTRAGED by this photo, taken the next day after a Pinal County Sheriffs Deputy was shot by Mexican Drug Runners with an AK-47 just a few miles from my home. THIS CRAP IS TAKING PLACE "IN MY BACKYARD"! YOU PEOPLE in other states Need to shut the hell up, and actuall READ THE PROPOSED LAW for yourselves, and NOT LISTEN TO THE RACEBAITERS like Sharpton and OBAMA! READ IT FOR YOURSELF THEN DECIDE IF IT IS RIGHT OR WRONG

I have about had enough.

Picture taken by one of my friends in Phoenix yesterday when all the illegals were protesting. This is shocking! Just keep poking us with those sticks, you bastards. We're fed up.


Origins:   The above-displayed image, reportedly taken at a protest in Phoenix, Arizona, on 1 May 2010 (in response to that state's passage of a controversial immigration law), purportedly shows one participant holding a sign which threatens the "shooting of more Arizona police" if the protesters are not afforded free health care, no-tax jobs, housing, and food. (On 30 April 2010, Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll was wounded in a shooting by suspected illegal immigrants.)

We don't yet know whether this image is an authentic or a manipulated one, but it appears to have been taken in Los Angeles, not Phoenix, during a similar 1 May demonstration in the former city, as indicated by the presence of the Los Angeles Times complex in the background.

Last updated:   18 May 2010