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Sheriff Dept. Spokesman

Rips Fiona Apple

'Just Shut Up and Sing'

9/24/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fiona Apple is an ignorant fool who should stop criticizing law enforcement and "just shut up and sing" ... this according to the spokesman for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Dept.

HCSD Public Information Officer Rusty Fleming is firing back at the singer after she publicly blasted 4 officers for allegedly mistreating her during her arrest for possession of hash and marijuana at a Texas border patrol stop last week.  In a rambling statement at her concert following the bust, Apple had threatened to make the cops "f*cking famous" as a punishment for their inappropriate actions.



Fleming has personally responded to the accusations with a letter to Apple ... and it's AWESOME.

It starts off ... "First, Honey, I’m already more famous than you, I don’t need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine."

The letter continues, "Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say, -- now that you’ve been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don’t worry Sweetie, I won’t bill you."

"Next, have you ever heard of Snoop, Willie or Armand Hammer? Maybe if you would read something besides your own press releases, you would have known BEFORE you got here, that if you come to Texas with dope, the cops will take your DOPE away and put YOU in jail."

"Even though you and I only met briefly in the hallway, I don’t know you but I’m sure you’re an awesome and talented young woman and even though I’m not a fan of yours, I am sure there are thousands of them out there, and I’m sure that they would just as soon you get this all behind you and let you go back to what you do best—so my last piece of advice is simple “just shut-up and sing.”

Sincerely
Rusty Fleming"

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Rusty called in to "TMZ Live" today where he continued to put Fiona on blast.

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136.

Sarah     

Does anyone get the part about this so called Police Officer/Community service/wait no, I mean Volunteer whatever is a Film director wanna be, and this all might be a set up? isn't it odd to you that he is a FILM Director /wanna be; and Fionna is a Wanna be Famous singer. Yes, 2+2 folks. Publicity set up, beyond words, I mean come on. This guy used to be a drug addict, he is not a cop! He is a wanna be film maker!!! We are not fools!!

737 days ago
137.

Big D    

He really thinks his famous, because he arrest Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg. Who have medical cards by the way. That cop is a dick and full of himself

737 days ago
138.

Me    

An accurate representation... If there are implications of "heavy handed-ness" in the authorities handling of this traffic stop, this attitude confirms it. "hey Officer Krumpkee, krump you"

737 days ago
139.

Sapphiegirl    

JUST SHUT UP AND SING FIONA!!!!! BIGGER FISH HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THIS DRUG NET BEFORE YOU. WILLIEY NELSON AND SNOOP DOGG! BOTH ARE WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY BIGGER CELEBS THAN YOU ARE!!!!! SHUT UP & PAY THE EFFING FINE! OR MAYBE THEY WILL JUST TAKE THE CASE TO THE LIMIT THAT MAY INVOLVE JAIL TIME FOR YOU.

737 days ago
140.

loveapples    

i hope she opens up the box.

737 days ago
141.

Lawdawg16    

Please don't refer to Gary Rusty Fleming as any type of peace officer. The only thing Rusty can be called is a leach on Hudspeth County. He has never been a peace officer or worn any badge. For him to say anything about anyone's drug abuse or drug use is simply outrageous. This man has spent more time in jail for drug abuse or drug use, and still get stopped at the same check point at Sierra Blanca from time to time. Rusty and Sheriff West are only using this for their own 15 minutes of fame. Just like they did after Willie Nelson was arrested. Poor Willy had to play for the Texas sheriffs Association convention in Houston. (look it up) another fact is it was not the sheriffs department who made the arrest, but instead it was the border patrol who just handed the arrest over. Rusty Fleming is a joke, and insult to any hard-working peace officer. Prior to hooking up with Sheriff West, the only police Fleming knew was the one taking him to jail. To hear this POS referred to as a police officer makes my blood boil.

737 days ago
142.

Lawdawg16    

Please don't refer to Gary Rusty Fleming as any type of peace officer. The only thing Rusty can be called is a leach on Hudspeth County. He has never been a peace officer or worn any badge. For him to say anything about anyone's drug abuse or drug use is simply outrageous. This man has spent more time in jail for drug abuse or drug use, and still get stopped at the same check point at Sierra Blanca from time to time. Rusty and Sheriff West are only using this for their own 15 minutes of fame. Just like they did after Willie Nelson was arrested. Poor Willy had to play for the Texas sheriffs Association convention in Houston. (look it up) another fact is it was not the sheriffs department who made the arrest, but instead it was the border patrol who just handed the arrest over. Rusty Fleming is a joke, and insult to any hard-working peace officer. Prior to hooking up with Sheriff West, the only police Fleming knew was the one taking him to jail. To hear this POS referred to as a police officer makes my blood boil.

737 days ago
143.

RG    

First of all... this letter is sexist and misogynous. Second... to all of you thinking that Fiona Apple is an entitle celebrity, you must be out of your ****ing mind. She is one of the most underrated artists of our time. She dedicates herself to make music, and rarely appears in the press. Granted she committed a crime, but seeing the way this douche from texas handled this, it makes me think that her allegations seem true.

737 days ago
144.

janie    

Honey?? Sweetie?? **** him... old, ugly fatso

737 days ago
145.

DDDDUNK    

I'm sure Fiona Apple's career was just fine as it was. Driving up and down the country being paid just to play tunes and smoking doobies along the way sounds like quite the life. As for Rusty Fleming, he is just some fat pig who probably thinks it's okay for cops to act criminally towards people, as was the allegation. In fact, why are so many of you Americans such ****ing red faced fat fascist bozos anyway?

737 days ago
146.

the man    

I have been a Fiona Apple fan for years. I really dont think this is what she wanted anyways. so she had weed was it hers maybe, maybe not. she's not a 19 year old dip **** kid from nick.Faced with the situation it was her bus what is she going to say it's not mine and rat out some one on the bus she took the blame. did she handle it well? Probly not. But she retracted her comments on stage if the cops did anything maybe they should come and own up too!

736 days ago
147.

DKMays    

Hey Rusty you're not famous! You're just a bloated attitude with a badge. STFU and do the job the tax payers pay you to do. Some people shouldn't be heard or seen...and you're one of those people.

735 days ago
148.

hatterasjeepguy    

Fiona Apple is a nobody these days. She had her fifteen minutes of fame many years ago. Sorry, but I am with the Sheriff. Way too many of these celebrities believe that they are above the law. Their pathetic ignorance blinds them to the fact that the very drugs they are using are like "blood diamonds" and that most likely innocents died at the hands of drug cartels so that these morons like Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog, etc, etc can get themselves high in order to perform. With every toke they take, somebody died at the hands of the drug cartels. If it was a tree or a whale, these pathetic celebs would be all over it. We aren't talking about trees or whales. We are talking about innocent human lives being lost so that morons can get high for a little while. Morons like Fiona Apple and the people supporting her.

733 days ago
149.

GreyTreed    

http://www.facebook.com/rustyfleming1?fref=ts


tell him how you feel!!!

708 days ago
150.

Alex B.    

**** Rusty Fleming AND **** texas!

644 days ago
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