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Friday, October 30, 2009

MCSO Responds To 5 Investigates Story
After 5 Investigates presented its story about allegations that Sheriff Joe Arpaio abuses the power his office gives him, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released a statement on its Web site:
...Rather than dignify the reporter and his piece with a lengthy response to assertions made, we will simply respond with a few ‘facts’ of our own.

Their expert interview who insisted that an indictment be sought against Sheriff Arpaio also said that no where in America should Arpaio’s tactics ever be tolerated. His name is David Iglesias. This is the same attorney who was fired in 2006 by the US Attorney General for several different reasons.

Iglesias was criticized for looking the other way in an investigation involving ACORN, an organization that embraces illegal immigration and is currently under intense scrutiny and investigation by the US government for fraudulent schemes.

Paul Charleton, a colleague of Iglesias and was often quoted in the Channel 5 piece, was also a U.S. Attorney fired in that same 2006 house cleaning by the U.S. Attorney General. Now he is the attorney of record for Don Stapley in his fraud investigation which obviously leaves Charleton as an impartial and bias observer of the facts... Read more
In the fall of 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice released the results of its investigation into the firing of multiple U.S. Attorneys, including Iglesias and Charlton, and determined "the process used to remove the nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006 was fundamentally flawed." (Read full report (.pdf))



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that the issues about the sheriff's department NEVER get addressed, instead they try to tarnish whoever speaks up against the abuses of power that sheriff joe continues to take. It proves the point of the entire article. If you mess with joe hell comes with him.

October 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Resign Joe, it is the only way to restore the honor and integrity of MCSO.

As a voter and taxpayer in Maricopa County, he cannot be allowed to abuse his authority. This is the United States of America, we do not use our offices for political games and vendettas.

October 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO 5 your bias is showing. All of the people you listed as being harrassed by the Sheriff are in fact being investigated for other agencies. Mayor Gordon, the slime-ball that he is being investigated for some shady deals he was involved with yet he has the guts(or lack of) to say it is for him standing up against the Sheriff. Rose Wilcox is being investigated by the FBI, County Manager David Smith for over stepping his boundaries (sounds familiar?), Judge Barbara Mundel, under investigation for the Court towers, the same for Rose Wilcox and the whole damm Country board of Supervisors, oh and by the way, so is Terry Goddard, bless his little heart. Chief of Police of Mesa was just as bad, he wanted Mesa to be a Sanctuary City, could this possible be why he was requested to resign??? This person,who supposidly is an expert is as noted having problems of his own. Give me a Break, Pleeeeeeeeeeeese.

October 30, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If channel 5 was so bias then why is there a link to their website on Sherrif Joe's page?

No, I don't think he should misuse his power. I think he has.

However, I do like that he doesn't tolorate these Mexican's coming here and contaminating our country with their diseases. (Swine flu, anyone?) They're a strain on our economy.

If we go to Mexico, will they speak English for us? I think not.

Speak English, this is America!

Sherrif Joe keeps getting elected because he must know what he is doing. If he didn't then why does he keep getting elected?

October 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the blog comments from last night?

October 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO you are very courageous in your special report on Sheriff Arpaio. Watch your back. You could be next! See Sarah Fenske's "Enemies List", Phoenix New Times archives.

October 30, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Excellent reporting by KPHO 5 News! Morgan Loew please keep up the good work stirring up controversy about Joe Arpaio! Your reporting, using sources that have criminal backgrounds, to criticize Sheriff Joe simply reveals to KPHO viewers just how good a job the sheriff is doing!

The politicians or other public figures he has arrested for breaking the law prove he isn’t a racist! Sheriff Joe will arrest anyone who breaks the law! Joe Arpaio, and the MCSO, is the main law enforcement group who is actually doing something about illegal immigration and crime at all levels.

Sheriff Joe, finding time to arrest high profile, political, public officials, who break the law, along with murders, rapists, animal abusers, and other criminals proves he is doing a good job for Maricopa County!

October 30, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother worked for the sheriffs dept in az, he was well aware of what goes on in the small circles of the depts few proud "american" officers. There will always be a bias in any dept of law enforcement, Cbs 5 you got it right go for the gold and kick him in the balls. HAHA THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!!!
NICK Shannon

October 30, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely you jest...Inglesias doesn't have a reason to abuse his power while investigating Joe Arpiao? I have been watching channel 5 and enjoying it but your "investigation" of Arpiao while doing the job for which he was elected definitely changed my opinion of Channel 5. You're just a shill for the present washington Administration.

October 30, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In watching KPHO it is my opinion that the News people of this station probably received there degrees from some online college or maybe just made them up. They can do a much better job with some integrity in there reporting. Lets look at the County Board more than Sheriff Joe. They are much more interesting. Look at Wilcox and her sweetheart deal with the airport???? take about questionalbe ethics and Stapley with his realestate deals??? spend more time there.

October 30, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is the only one enforcing our laws..........isn't that a sad state for our county !!! We have a sanctuary city here in Phoenix.........and Americans are paying the price !!!....emergency rooms wait; accidents w/illegals w/o insurance who are released w/o even a ticket; crime; we subsidize their housing, child care, food; they get gov money to buy homes; they take American jobs !!!........what is wrong w/this picture ?
Illegals are illegal..........Sheriff Joe seems to be the only one here that understands what a negative impact they have on America !!!
I have always watched Channel 5 news but will find a new station!!!

October 30, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous PATRICK CHANEY said...

I am a senior citizen that moved to Maricopa county from Louisiana when I retired in 2003. My name is Patrick Chaney, and the main reason I moved here is because of my respect and admiration for Sheriff Joe. My opinion of him and his service to his community , the state, and his nation, goes far beyond that of 99.5% of all the elected officials in this nation. He has proven beyond a shadow of doubt, by his actions, that he is a dedicated and effective individual. I would stake my life on his integrity, and his honesty.
Now on the other hand, we might consider the trend of television "news" programs to spin the "news" in any manner that might increase ratings, and omit or neglect the complete truth. It has reached the national news editors and has slanted news reports that we all know are simply an agregious try for better ratings. If any censures are in order, I say that televison is more guilty of twisting the truth than any other form of mass media.
I say we need a lot more people like Sheriff Joe in charge, and a lot less guff from the TV personalities who could care less about the truth in their stories.

October 30, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is becoming more obvious by the day that Sheriff Joe Arpiao is one of the few in office that is taking his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America and uphold our laws seriously. It is about time that the political jerks (Yes, the FBI political cronies and hacks too) just do their jobs by doing the main thing, not what some socialists in Washington want, like Janet N. Also, it is also about time that News 5 stops making the news and starts reporting it objectively! Boy, would,nt that be something to write home about!!

October 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These illegals must be working for someone, it is interesting the number of employers of these illegals that have been arrested to date. What 1 maybe 2 in the past couple of years? Why? There is a law against people hiring illegals in this State. Could it be that our Sheriff doesn't want to upset his campaign contribution base?
The Sheriff uses fear to keep the negative emotions stirred but has no intentions of ever 'cleaning out' all the illegals; job security. Apparently between chasing illegals; intimidating and threatening others including those in the government and keeping fear and panic among the weaker public; and being on TV at least once a week, Sheriff Joe doesn't know law enforcement. No robbers chased nor caught; no car thieves; drug dealers are too dangerous for him to handle they have guns and might shoot at him, ding one of his 87 pretty leased vehicles.
Time for him to go and take his troopers with him.

October 30, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it would be best for all of Marcipoa tax payers to have Sheriff Joe removed from office. I moved here to AZ in 2004 and I cannot believe how much of our tax payers money goes to the Sheriff's, the police depts and the corrections. But very little goes to Education.
Remove Sheriff Joe, he's a liar, a thief and a narcissist and we all know it. He is breaking the law and I come from a family of Judges and Lawyers out of state and they can't believe that Sheriff Joe gets away with the laws he breaks and NO ONE does anything about it. I think we all need to fight back and maybe our taxes would go to more important things like our education for our kids instead of going to a corrupt Sheriff Joe and his deputies. Resign Sheriff Joe and to all who commented against him watch out, he could find out who you are and investigate you and come up with fraudulent charges, that is how he earns the majority of his paycheck

October 30, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Arpaio thinks that he's above the law. Arizona is under neo-nazi rule enforced by Joe A. He has said that he worked in South America and Mexico where he has learned all his tactics on how to oppress people. He has many backers like bigots,neo-nazi, skin-heads, the KKK,and ignorant Arizonans. People need to wake up because he is violating citizen's rights. I agree on enforcing the law but profiling is not the way. If we approve he's tactics what other rights as Americans are we willing to surrender. If the Federal Government would have done their jobs we wouldn't be having this problem to begin with. But greed allowed them to have a blind eye because their constiuents were lining their pockets. Our government officials need to be held accountable but as long as they are greedy it will never happen. I am not adding my name to this opinion because anyone who speaks against Joe has his civil rights violated, especially since I'm a Hispanic.I'm not a coward but cowards who back Joe strike when one is most vulnerable.

October 30, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is doing a fine job in Arizona. He is the only member of law enforcement who really wahts to follow all laws, not some. I empathize with people from Mexico, China and other countries who want to come to USA, but they MUST DO IT LEGALLY! How does a country know who's in their country unless they have a way Arizona to become California. Pretty lawless. As a US citizen I can't break laws, why should others here illegally be given a pass. Laws don't work this way. Joe keep up the great job. Ycb

October 30, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest that Sheriff Joe simply be deported to Mexico.

October 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM  
Anonymous Sabrina Watson said...

I am sick and tired of hearing everyone claim that Sheriff Joe is targeting them for no reason. There is always a reason. So I want the people claiming they are targets to show proof that they were being investigated for no reason. There has to be a reason for investigating something or someone. Also I am tired of hearing people saying they are being treated unjustly. Illegals saying that they have rights when they don't because they are not US citizens. When prisoners in the jail saying that Sheriff Joe is unfair to them, they are in there for a reason and that means they committed a crime. Sheriff Joe meats all the standards in he prisons. They all have a place to sleep, a roof over their heads, food and something to keep them busy during their time in jail. Unless people can prove they're being targeted without any reason they can leave Sheriff Joe alone.

Sheriff Joe is the only person who is upholding the law of this state. It is against the law to come to the United States illegally and he is getting dirt kicked in his face for doing his job. The illegals have no rights in this country and people who say they do are sadly mistaken. They say it is wrong of us to keep people from crossing the boarder but if you look at mexico's southern boarder they have military protecting it trying to keep Mexicans in the south from crossing so why can't we do the same. I am a tax payer and here I am paying for them to live without honest work like the law abiding citizens of this state. NO MORE!!! They are not the minority and yet they play that card every time they want something and don't get it. Stop kicking dirt in Sheriff Joe's face and let him do his job. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!!!

October 30, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I admit that the Sheriff has instituted some wonderful programs, his abuse of office goes well beyond these few civil rights violations. What about the DUI accident his deputies covered up for him? What about his budget? Where is the investigation into the millions of dollars paid out in lawsuits against him? Our tax dollars! He has cut costs in the jails, positions and benefits for his employees to fund his raids, agendas and lawsuits. I am glad there is an investigation...finally but, who will pick up the tab? I will, along with all the other local taxpayers. I would prefer he be removed or suspended from office during this investigation to prevent further abuse and use of my tax dollars in his defense.

October 31, 2009 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya ch 5 must think that it is ok to have illegals here in this country. maybe someone better check to see how many are working on thier turff

October 31, 2009 at 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have little effect in our city police responses...I think when Arpaio is wrong, (he's a big man who has taken a lot of verbal beatings) he is simply responding to those. Why try to weaken someone who is so effective in apprehending criminals? Recently I tried to reason with someone who thinks we have room for everyone ~ That it takes billions to set up communities, provide hospital care, food, schools,etc. We are not God or Big Brothers to them...Simply in their way of getting USA tax-paid living almost free.

October 31, 2009 at 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sherrif will be removed out of office and soon. one way or another, remember the eye for an eye law. he will get his someday and then he will just be a bad memory. He can't investagate anyone 6 feet under. It will happen and soon.

October 31, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to continue, of course the illegals don't like what he is doing, now our government is supporting the illegals.

October 31, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's the best Sheriff in this country. We need about 10,000 more like him. At least he doesn't and hasn't cowed down regardless if its Democrats or Republicans, who seem to do that with Obama.

October 31, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I read into sheriff Joe I feel he is a jerk. Everyone comments on the illegals but the story was about his abuse of power. My belief is he is way too old to be doing his job and he seems like some of those cops in the south in the 50's who hated blacks and helped the KKK. Maybe he was one. He is not a good Sheriff or is he a good Man. As an afterthought I work at a resturant in the city that he goes to sometimes he is rude and he never tips the servers. He acts like he is better than anyone else. My only hope is that all of his so called supporters wake up and see him for the egotistical man that he is. I hate watching the news because he is always on his soapbox about something. Retire Joe, it is time.

October 31, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amazed at the lack of professional jounalalism and judgement displayed by the management of Channel 5, KPHO, through their lead anchor people at 10PM Catherine knows better, Sean might not. Last time I went to Journalism School, we were taught to report the news without editorial comments, especially in a biased manner. Sheriff Joe has achieved so much in his career by being a major factor in crime prevention and treatment of criminals. Those that think criminals should be treated with kid gloves are only kidding themselves. The criminals themselves should not want to ever come back to prison after a stay with our Sheriff.
Rethink the "investigation" and let the law offices and courts decide if there have been any crimes commited by our Sheriff. Donna

October 31, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that most of the Media Hates Republicans. Channel five is no Exception. Our Sheriff is a Republican. It comes with the Territory. Bias in the Media unfortunately is normal. Democrats don't recognize "Bias" unless they are needlessly complaining about "Fox News", which is still #1. They just can't see it in the Alphabet networks.

It's a shame when right versus wrong doesn't matter anymore, just what Political Party you are a member of. Hopefully Mayor Phil is just an unpleasant memory after the next Mayors Election. Sheriff Joe will carry on his duties like he is paid to do, like he was Elected by the "Majority" to do! To keep America and Maricopa County as safe as possible.

Mexican Rights only Exist in Mexico. As Americans, our Rights come first in America. The Constitution belongs to AMERICANS.

October 31, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is a hero who stands up to all of the uber Liberals.

October 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Rudy Soto said...

I do not mind going after criminals, I do not mind getting tough on crooks. I do mind that someone using their power to screw with others. If it comes to pass that Sheriff Joe has abused his power, than he should paid the price. Abuse of any elected official is wrong.

October 31, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is a good man that, to say the least, is standing for our Constitution and defending our laws, even though the Feds want to unwind it! After reading some of the comments it seems rather apparent that News 5 drwas the liberal leftists which can be compared to bad food attracting flies! What is it that you people do not understand about illegals. They are VIOLATING our laws by criminally trespassing into the USA. That makes them a felon. If you don't like it you should try going into Mexico they way they come here and see what happens! At best, you will disappear or be found gutted along some roadside. God bless the USA! By the way, I expect this comment to be short-lived by a liberal network!

October 31, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more like him. Enforce the laws. Illegal means illegal.

October 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is doing a GREAT job. Keep up the good work.

October 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Joe Joe, what an a@#.

October 31, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What part of ILLEGAL do you not understand? Breaking the law? They are here and they are not supposed to be! There are legal procedures to follow just like anybody else coming in to this country. They come in here. They have their babies. They get welfare. Take AMERICAN jobs. Someone has to do something!! Go Joe!!!

October 31, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

Speaking out against Terrorism.. Would you risk it? Sheriff Joe is trying. And the first thing an illegal alien does after crossing the border is Identity Theft. Something I'm familiar with.

October 31, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


October 31, 2009 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully support Sheriff Joe. He is the only one who is upholding the law against illegal immigrants. Someone has to do it. The Federal government does nothing. Illegal is illegal.

October 31, 2009 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to know Channel 5 is as corrupt in "journalism" as the others. I'll stick to FOX !
Thanks for enforcing our laws, Sheriff Joe.

October 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whom do we trust?
Obama? Napolitano? Mayor Gordon? Goddard? Gascon and Harris? LaRaza? THEY ALL SUPPORT SANCTUARY CITIES and ILLEGAL ALIENS! They don't support our laws!

This is not a piece of journalistic investigation. This is simply propaganda being slung from the left (again).

I am ashamed that Sean is part of this. As an Iowan, I am deeply ashamed!

October 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ILLEGALS do contribute to America. Drugs, crime, overcrowding our hospitals, schools,identity theft, jobs, just ask my family and friends. We all have been victimized in our own country. You go Joe. Your ego could never match the egotistical politicians in office straight to the white House! Channel 5 your bias is showing. Shame on you.

October 31, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an attorney in practice for over 27 years, I was appalled by KPHO's grossly biased attack on our elected sheriff. Why were there no questions of the credibility of Phil Gordon? Why no questions about the influence of Janet Napolitano in starting the "federal investigation" of the sheriff, or her involvement in the decision to revoke the ICE relationship with the sherrif's office? Why did you not even mention the most fundamental requirement of any "investigation": that the target is PRESUMED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT? Why no perspective
on the scope of the crime and taxpayer expense resulting from the illegal
immigration swamping our state & citizens? Why no disclosure of the politics
of Gordon, Goddard & others relating to this ILLEGAL immigration? Why
didn't KPHO do a SERIES that fairly prestented all these issues, instead of
the short, attack story designed NOT "to tell it like it is," but to just try to
damage the sherrif as much as possible? After seeing your "story," I'm more
concerned about incurring the wrath of KPHO than I am concerned about the
sherrif's office. KPHO should be ashamed. Signed, DWK (disgusted with

October 31, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the various cities in Maracopa County adopt a law similar to Denver. It would eliminate Sheriff Joe's head aches and attackers because the law would be written for everyone, and noby could accuse the Sherrif of profiling. The Denver Law is called I-100, and it's working so well that I-300 should be passed on Nov 3...I've included a link to a recent article that will allow everyone to read it first hand, it's a fabulous, well thought out initiative they have in place. Go get'm Sherrif Joe!

October 31, 2009 at 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 4 out of every 10 traffic stops have a non-valid ID, we need to get these illegals off our streets, tow the cars if they are driving without a valid ID. Like Denver, make it expensive if caught doing so. Denver requires immediate towing of the vehicle, and a $2,500 bond to get it out of impound, or, they auction off the vehicle! Those auction funds can pay for many Sheriff or city items within the budget once sold. in suburban Denver a small town has allready towed over 6,500 vehicles in 2009. These are the same people who have hit and run accidents, alcohol related accidents, and leaving the scene of the crime, and many times fleeing by foot!Your insurance rates will go down once we get these idiots off of our streets!

October 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO, Kudos! You did an outstanding and courageous job! I've watched for too long as more and more people have been steam-rolled by the Sheriff and his enablers and their 24/7 grandstanding in the media. It was refreshing to those who've been attacked, brought together in a single piece. Brilliant!!

October 31, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was refreshing to SEE and HEAR, those who've been attacked, brought together in a single piece. Brilliant!!

October 31, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was refreshing to see and hear those who've been retaliated against, brought together in a single piece. Brilliant!!

October 31, 2009 at 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO, You've flung the flood gates wide open for all to see. We will be forever grateful. We must work hard to get these thugs out of office and restore Arizona to calmer and quieter days without Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa County A. Thomas, his enabler.

October 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a lot of slurs and slanderous comments being spewed here. Even a threat (six feet under one way or another), no wonder they want to remain anonymous! I would be more afraid of them then I would be of Sheriff Joe.

What do you think when a car has been stopped for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign or having a broken windshield and the driver has no driver's license, no car registration and cannot speak English? Oh let me think...must be racial profiling. BS


The officer that shot the home owner holding the crook even though they had been told by the 911 call that the crook was being held for the police. The woman high on drugs and alcohol at the Phoenix airport, her family is suing. They will get money, is this Mayor Gordans fault?

This whole investigation and report is nothing but a smear job. Mary Rose Wilcox and Phil Gordon should be investigated! Goodbye to you KPHO, I don't need the biased garbage!

November 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Barb Heller said...

How many more years will we as citizens stand for the waste of time and taxpayer money. This WITCH HUNT needs to be stopped! We as the voters of Maricopa County have sent a clear a precise message time & time again that we are sick & tired of the Federal abuses within our state & this county.
Several years ago we started passing many strong laws to enable our law enforcement to try to control the continued violations of federal & state immigration. It was taxpayer money who paid for the 287G training of 160 our officers, it was our taxpayers money who paid these officers while they attended the training. This has been done not only here but across the nation. Basically giving DHS thousands of additional trained eyes & ears in the streets.
These FALSE allegations of racial profiling have been alleged for the last couple of years. But to date there has NEVER BEEN ANY PROVEN CASES under the 287G agreement!
This is nothing but a clear tactic by the open border supporters to get the public outraged over nothing but propaganda and out right lies.

1.I want to see ACLU charged to file these so called cases, I want them to pay not only court cost but investigation & defenses cost on these failed cases and you will see them stop. Put your money where your mouths are. File lawsuits against MCSO not taxpayer financed investigations. There has been too many already to no charges being filed.
2.I want Janet N. stripped of her position & power! This is about our Nations security and you don't strip one department (this was not done across the board, but only to MCSO) of 287G authorization based on unproven allegations. She should be investigated herself along with her own departments and officials at every level for dereliction of duty.
3.These crime suppression sweeps are no more different than DUI check points. In fact they have been requested by the businesses, citizens and taxpayers in these areas. They stop ANYONE who violates a driving law! Now that they are filming these stops you will see that. You will also clearly see the open border people & the news reporters who follow MCSO put down the cameras when it is a stop that doesn't fit their claims of racial profiling. I have seen this at numerous sweeps.
4.Try to remember that one of the 9/11 attackers was stopped for just this type of traffic stop! Had all law enforcement been required to take this type of action all along very well it may have stopped 9/11 from happening.
Barb Heller, Proud U.S. Citizen & Maricopa County voter.

November 1, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Barb Heller said...

This should have been done and over with when the Sheriff was re-elected once again. The LEGAL VOTERS clearly spoke and want him as Sheriff enforcing all our laws. His officers should be commended for the work they do. Their lives and innocent people are now being put at risk as these imbeciles now follow & try to film operations (including outside of these crime suppression sweeps) that deal with other areas of law enforcement. This is risking other lives and should be considered an obstruction of justice.
It really is amusing that we put more weight on those who enforce our laws than those who break the law! How many more American lives will be taken and entire families destroyed by those who break the law. We know for a fact that these Crime sweeps have brought in numerous outstanding wants & warrants. They even captured home invasion suspects at one sweep! But we may never know the countess lives that may very well be saving.
I think even one life is enough to enable our officers and all law enforcement to do their sworn duty!
A week ago many of us stopped to remember such a victim. 25 year old Shane Figueroa was just one of these victims, let us also remember Nick Erffle, Kris Eggle, Robert Sitek, Marc Atkinson, Kenneth Collings, James and Emilia Lee, Tanee Natividad, Luis Aguilar just to name a few. See so many more .

I say those of you who don't like or fear the laws of Arizona and our elected Sheriff please
1.feel free to move to San Francisco to Gascons territory, especially the spineless person who said this: Anonymous said... "He can't investagate anyone 6 feet under. It will happen and soon."October 31, 2009 7:41AM Clearly you should be investigated for this threat!
2. Call an illegal alien, crack dealer or any criminal the next time you need help!!!

To Sheriff Joe and all the fine men & women who work for MCSO THANK YOU and we support you, please keep up the great work you do!

Barb Heller, Proud U.S. Citizen & Maricopa County voter.

November 1, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is far beyond the time that channel "5" shuts down it's transmitter, packs up their hardware and gets the hell out of Arizona. Channel "5" has been on the air in the Phoenix area far to long, as witnessed by their high tolerance of the illegal Mexican population. An illegal Mexican is a criminal, no ifs ands or buts about that! The good sheriff, Joe Arpaio is a criminal catcher, that's what he does, "BECAUSE" that's what we pay him to do. Now! if you second rate twits at channel "5" just can't seem to grasp the meaning of the word illegal, which obviously you cannot, then I would be very happy to explain it to you in detail, OR!! perhaps it is merely a case of the management at channel "5" not wishing to understand the term illegal! because you may have a few ( illegals ) working on your staff, cameras, lighting, stagehands, etc. The Honorable, J.W. Simms.

November 1, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Sheriff Joe and all the fine men & women who work for MCSO COUNTY. THANK YOU and we support you, please keep up the great work you do!
When Sheriff Joe was running the pink, tint jail and saving money on lodging and food, you all were 100% for him, and when he was trying to keep illegals from taking the jobs you are your kids needed, you were 100% for him, but now that this investigation is taking place, every one of you want to "HANG HIM HIGH." Remember, what you get after Sheriff Joe may make you sorry you didn't support him when he needed your support. You better think before you react.

November 2, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its time for Joe to retire and let someone that knows the job.
The sheriff job is difficult,but Joe's time is up.

November 2, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to be a huge supported or Sheriff Joe but now that I have a family member that has gone thru his system I am not so positive. The medical services and the programs that are there supposedly to support the inmates are a joke. Not only should he be investigated for the intimidations that were reported the entire tent jail system should be investigated for their failure to provide medications to those who are in need and investigate why inmates that are on daily medications don't consistantly receive those medictions. Also the Alpha program which to help people with drug or addiction problems is nothing more than a joke as they do not fulfill what is stated on the program. I do agree with the crime surpression sweeps and his work with illegals as someone has to make a stand but my overall opinion of Joe has hit an all time low after supporting him for over 20 years!

November 2, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is doing his job. The people of the U.S.other than Arizona see him as a hero. Stop complaining. He's trying to keep us safe. If I do something illegal, I expect to pay the cousequences, they should expect no less!

November 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Dee said...

Why doesn't everyone just leave you alone Sheriff Joe and let you do your work. You are fantastic!!!!!!!! Go Go Sheriff Joe. I Love You!!

November 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the sherrif on illegal imigration sweeps, if people want to enter this country, they should do it the legal way, but I dont agree with the cruel and unusual punishment that is being dealt out at TENT city, it might be okay for our soldiers, but they are trained as well as provided good medical care. tear down the tents Joe , you know its wrong and sadistic, these are people, not animals.

November 2, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had more sheriff's like Joe the United States would be a better place to live. Joe, come to San Diego and help clean up this dump.

November 2, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think people need to leave the man alone and let him do his job!! Tent city is a PRISON...not a hotel. You don't want to live there...don't break the law. That's the problem with this country...the law breakers have more rights than law abiding citizens.

November 2, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He may be tough and hard, but we need more people like him to look at our 'best' interests.

Without border control we are all doomed.

Way to Go Joe!

November 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Sheriff Joe is crazy! His abuse in power is beyond belief. Breaking up a car wash with some illegals!! Wow! What does that prove.

November 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Posseman with MCSO, I am also an Ex-Cop. I have worked hand in hand with our Human Smuggling Unit. I have transported, booked and assited in the arrest of people on warrants & other various crimes.

At NO time have I ever seen a MCSO Deputy conduct a traffic stop on the basis of color or creed. Race is NOT a factor in these stops or initial contacts.

A licenese plate light defect, cracked windshield or even inproper display of a license plate is reason enough to conduct a stop.

Alot of people love to point fingers and pass the blame, if you want to see what LACK of enforcement does, drive through most Calif. cities and see for yourself!

I am proud to work with MCSO, I risk my life for free every week. I don't just work these details, I work on Patrol assisting our understaffed Deputies so that they can have a safer place to work. I do it because I believe in it and I want my community to be safer and I want my kids to have a safe school to attend.

I can speak for most Posseman and say that it's the love of the job & helping that drives most of us to work for free with MCSO.

I do it because I care. What have you done
for your communities ? Do you risk your life
for free.... ?



November 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a resident of Texas that has followed Sheriff Arpaios work for some time it is hard for me to make a judgment.I do know
however that several criminal presentments/indictments for "election fraud" has been served too the good sheriff by American Grand Jury and as of this date there hasn't been any mention of these indictments.To know whether Sheriff Arpaio
is a stand up Lawman or just another elected official who subscribes to smorgasbord enforcement ruled by cronyism remains to be seen.Bill Davis Houston,Texas

November 2, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get has the guts that no one else had. Keep up the good work

November 2, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no question Arpaio is abusing his authority. Joe's gonna look adorable in one of his pink prison jumpsuits.

November 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger NOPAIN said...

Sheriff Joe has proven throughout his career that it is his way or no way, his M/O is confrontation and certainly no cooperation,his tactics and personality has been counter productive and to the point of going to all lengths to settle a score of retribution...I have voted for him several times in the past but he has lost my vote because of the reasons I stated.At age 77 I think he is suffering from a illness that most often affects elderly people (NO HUMANITY)He should ride off into the sunset of SunCity...good riddence!!!

November 2, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forced to move out of my neighborhood I lived in for years, because loud hispanic music at nights into the wee hours. Mail and trash thrown over the fence with Mexico return addresses. Two and three large hispanic families in a single family home who no savvy the english. Things now being stolen on a regular basis. The helicoptor flying over repeatedly, druggies knocking on the door for hand outs. I'm sure one house on my block turned into a coyote holding place for at least 3 months. My window broken with a rock. As A women alone I didn't dare ask questions after I tried to find out who stole my grandsons baseball card s off our front porch no speak a english. Oh well I'm profileing I guess even though my Mexican realatives have yet to accuse me of that. No name please. A ex realative hires illegals.

You go Joe I can't afford another move.

November 2, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is in power because he needs to be there. He is doing exactly what this country needs, he is not afraid of offending these things that go elsewhere because they are too incompetent to fix their own country. Or are they intentionally sent here by their country. It needs to stop and the sheriff is doing an excellent job

November 2, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's doing a great job.

November 2, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Anonymous JUSTICEFORALL said...


November 3, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Conversation between American Grand Jury foreman,Bob Campbell and AGJ volunteer Bill Davis:

Bob,I absolutely agree with you,and yes,I realize a man(Sheriff Arpaio) of his age and duties has a lot of weight on his shoulders,but I don't know of any manager of ANYTHING that can operate without delegating some responsibilities to his staff.The only difference
between you and he is that his staff is being paid by the citizens of Arizona and yours is strictly based on volunteers which
many in AGJ have accepted the challenge.There must be a jury member there in Maricopa county(or close proximity)that could make an appointment to see Sheriff Arpaio for fifteen minutes to hand these presentments to him personally give an explanation and request to forward these documents to the proper officials and then depart.The only opportunity we have is finding that one individual who can and will.I also agree if Sheriff Arpaio would change his defense to an offense,the feds would think twice about jerking him around.Just my thoughts anyway.Thanks for your leadership until you are better paid.

November 3, 2009 at 4:23 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

As a retired Chief of Police from New Jersey,I have to commend Joe and his department for doing an outstanding job..Keep up the good work.

November 3, 2009 at 5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the media go back to reporting news, and get off of his back! He is the only onw doing anything about the illegals. Don't people realise that the illegals are holding jobs that belong to us.

November 3, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Phyllis Hansen said...

I think in the beginning Joe Arpaio was good for the county, but once he started getting media recognition from across the country, he became abusive with his power. It is past time for him to go and I for one hope that he doesn't make the run for governor. The racial profiling done by his office is a disgrace. Why do people assume that the only illegal immigrants are from Mexico? Yes, it is true that the majority are of Hispanic descent, but they are also from other countries including Canada, Africa, New Zealand and others.

November 3, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion I have no problem with Sheriff Joe at all, all the people in the past had to come into this country legally, with green cards and pass citizenship test and speak english, so what makes the immigrants of today any different or better? Why should we allow them to come into this country illegally and take all of our work and charity and make us learn their language? If they want to come here and become a citizen the do it the proper and legal way as they are no better than anyone else.

November 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who believe Sheriff Arpaio is wrong,try this.Next Monday morning when you leave for work,
that is if you are lucky enough to have a job,toss you house keys to the first passerby
while pointing out your house and tell them to make themselves at home.Are you crazy !?!? you will ask ,I have no intention of ever doing that!
Well Sheriff Arpaio and his officers are the men who are the gatekeepers who protect all of your homes as best they can and should they ever stop you folks could come home to an empty house.Lots of our illegal alien friends are sure hoping you will shut Sheriff Arpaio down.

November 3, 2009 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hendershott/Arpaio Machine is for real folks. They are BOTH empty suits, AND they are dangerous. Two words that describe their character at most is, Vindictive and Retaliative; digest this information from someone who had such a personal experience.

November 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is simple; the Sheriff has been returned to his post time and again to enforce the laws of the State of Arizona. He does what he is supposed to as a law enforcement officer. There are those in our community who want to look the other way when the crime is illegal immigration. Those people who want to give a green light to this crime don't like the idea that the Sheriff is getting in the way. It flies in the face of their agenda. For that reason, they oppose the Sheriff and want him out of their way. In the meantime, a new study finds that 45% of illegal immigrants arrested by ICE for immigration violations also have existing criminal records; 45%!!!
That should be of real concern to all law-abiding Americans. Thank you Sheriff Joe for what you do. Those who obey the law and believe in law enforcement are on your side.

November 3, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As part of the legal immigration process, the person coming into the United States has to have a criminal background check and a medical exam.
My wife went through this procedure as part of the immigration process. When an illegal comes into the country, we know nothing of the illnesses they may have or the extensive criminal record they could have in their native country. Both of these things jeapordize Americans. This is never discussed when the topic of illegal immigration comes up. Just two more IMPORTANT reasons for LEGAL immigration. We need Sheriff Joe. Without law enforcement's intervention, we would never know about the people who ignore rules set up to protect us all.

November 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 3, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Sheriff Joe! People, don't let yourselves get caught up in political bs. Don't convict before the cart. I admire the fact that Sheriff Joe stands on the principal that the law is the law and is one of the only people willing to enforce it. He has not been charged or convicted of any wrong doing yet some of you say he should resign? He has a responsibility to the citizens to do his job, even when the task if unpopular, and he does it! Before deciding if any wrong doing has occurred, I'd like to know more than the small tidbits that were released on the news. There are always two sides, and I've only heard one! I think Joe has been under constant watch because he pissed off the democratic leadership of the state simply by insisting that he and his officers continue to do their job, even if unpouplar. If you get rid of him, the next Sheriff better keep up with the task at hand. I applaud Sheriff Joe!

November 3, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since crime is on the rise in Maricopa County, what exactly is Sheriff Joe accomplishing by focusing so much on illegal aliens??? I am a supporter of those who enforce the laws equally across the board; not those like sheriff Joe, who appear to be focusing on the "flavor of the week or month".

November 4, 2009 at 4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sheriff Joe is a menace. Get rid of him, please.

November 4, 2009 at 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Bob T said...

It seems like we have lost sight of our morals and ethics. These values have been the foundation on which this country has built the greatest name and status it once used to have. We have lost our use for: “Common Sense” and have become one of the most “Greediest” nations and state in the world.

It’s a pleasure having someone in authority with Ba__’s big enough to stand up for what's right and not allow himself to become intimidated like so many other politicians we put in office that are demonstrated followers. Arpaio is a true leader and has my unconditional support.

November 4, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I think I have said just about all I need too in support of Sheriff Arpaio and here is probably my last post,I leave you with what
Sheriff Joe is contending with.

November 4, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous gman said...

people are so upset about his actions. yes it seems at times he oversteps his authority but historically "real change" comes with conflict. We've got complacent in allowing illegal immigration to occur, the state supports illegals(welfare), the business's nationwide support illegals-more and more products have spanish text on them-why not any asian text? As far as him targeting illegals if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck-it's probably a duck! Personally i believe If law enforcement went after illegals more aggressively you would see crime across the board drop drastically-think about it their here illegal, they cant get a legit job, if i were in that situation and needed to survive i would probably sell drugs and rip people off too--its not like all of them are just day laborers-think about it---dont like the laws fine change em............................................................................................

November 4, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People usually dislike someone who has the guts to do their job and not fall in "lead me by the nose line". Crime is crime, and if a country has no laws then what is the use of having a country. Society is so funny. When someone wants something to effect them positively then change the law, make it okay. I dare anyone who hates Joe A. to go to Iran and cross the border and see what happens.

November 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had more Sheriff Arpaio's in this country there would be less crime and more common sense solutions to our problems. And that would include much more than just the Illegal Aliens! I wonder if the people who holler and complain are either convicts or politicians who want the vote from people they promise a free ride to but never deliver! Go Sheriff Joe!!!!!

November 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all he is really doing is HIS JOB........ if you don't do anything illegal you don't have anything to worry about.........if people want to come into this country do so legally...and pay taxes....why should hard working people pay for someone who is breaking the law and wanting health care that we have to pay for....go sheriff Jo we are all behind you and the polls show it..........anyone who does not think he is doing a good job will never get my family's vote...ever.......

November 4, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is doing his Job, leave him alone

November 4, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yahoo for Sheriff Joe!

November 4, 2009 at 7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Sheriff Joe should run for Governor of this state. He is about the ONLY official we have who really does try to do his job. I agree, if you haven't done anything illegal, you don't have anything to worry about. It is unfortunate that what you call "racial profiling" has to be used but let's face it, nearly all of our illegal immigrants are of one ethnic background and there is no way to tell legals from illegals without asking them. If most illegals were from Norway, I am sure he would be looking for tall, pale blondes. Use a little logic!!!

November 4, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if more sheriff's were like Joe,, we wouldn't have nearly as many problems in this country.

November 4, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a question to ponder, if Sheriff Joe has so much room in his jails then why are they releasing child sex offenders left and right and allowing them to leave Maricopa County while pending trial? A County 4 hours away on a monitoring device without even notifying the county that they have a newly released defendant in their county who should be monitored? This is 4 hours away from Maricopa. So the question must be asked is there really room at the Sheriff's jails for the offenders of serious crimes or is it just certain crimes that Maricopa County is interested in. In my opinion the Sexual assault of a child is much worse then say a jaywalker or less serious offense. So why again are we not able to keep track of Sex offenders in Maricopa County?

November 4, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Shaun Attwood said...

The conditions in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail system are extremely dangerous and are often in violation of federal law. I was there for 26 months, and began the blog Jon's Jail Journal. Click on my name to read more.

November 5, 2009 at 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a 25 year old Hispanic woman who was recently given another reason to send all the aliens back to mexico. My spouse and I were robbed by three wetback men at gun point. I am 1oo% behind Joe and am happy that he is only doing what the law states. BEING HERE ILLEGAL IS A CRIME!!!

November 5, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Joe! I support him 100%. He is doing a job no one else seems to want to do.

November 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact, here are the 18 best lines Arpaio peeled off will in CA speaking for Bill Hunt running for sherrif in Orange County. Please take note on what he thinks of the people in Scottsdale...

1) "I apologize for the protesters outside. They go wherever I go, If you know a good Mexican restaurant, go and tell them where it is. I know in Phoenix I can't go to a Mexican restaurant. When I walk in, most of the workers run out the back door or spit in my food."

3) "I'm a senior citizen. Sometimes I pick up a lot of votes because of that, especially in Sun City. When I talk in Sun City, I always tell them my age. In Scottsdale, which is snotty, kind of like Orange County, I tell them I'm 45."

5) [Looking around for Hunt while talking about the candidate] "Where's Bill? Is he trying to get votes outside? I hope he speaks Spanish."

6) "We got Army tents from New Mexico. We made a midnight requisition. We set them up at a waste disposal plant. A half million people have gone through the tents. We only put the convicted people there. The 8,000 innocent people are in jail."

9) "I'm tough on animal abuse. If you abuse a dog, cat or horse, you are put in pink handcuffs. You go directly to jail. I don't care who it is. We just arrested a 61-year-old lady. She had all these animals. I had a nice jail that was empty and air conditioned because the inmates are in tents. So that's where we put the animals. But I put my foot in my mouth. I said we paid more to feed the dogs than the inmates."

10) "We have 300 dogs. They'll spend 20 years behind bars, then we'll euthanize them. We have a special area for the cats. Someone called it Sheriff Joe's Cathouse."

13) "I spent 25 years in drug enforcement. I'm one of the people who knows what a border is. Most politicians wouldn't know where to find it."

14) "Nine [federal] attorneys came after me, investigated me, because I enforce all of the laws. Sad, very sad. So I kicked them all out. I gave the FBI director pink underwear. They got very quiet."

16) "I've been sheriff for five terms. . . . I could be governor, but I don't want to be governor. I want to be sheriff. I get more press in one day than the governor does. And, two: I can lock up the governor."

November 6, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for standing up KPHO. I have only had one experience with Sheriff Joe. At a church festival. I was with a handicapped man with handicapped plate. Sheriff Joe's Limo driver parked his car in the only Handicapped spot. The Sheriff got out. The handicapped vehicle had to park 2-1/2 blocks away. After helping my friend in, I put a note on the limo stating that this was in a handicap spot. Later on the way out, I witnessed limo driver remove the note, read it, crumple it and throw it on the ground. Since then, I knew Sheriff Joe doesn't believe the laws are for him and I am grateful that I didn't put my name and number on the note. PS The limo was not moved before I left. There was no commotion. The Sheriff was just "enjoying the festival"

November 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support Sheriff Joe completely. Yes, sometimes he seems abrubt. He believes in his cause, and so do I! He's doing his job and he does it well! Let him do it! I would vote for him in again in a heartbeat. We have been taking care of too many for too long that have gotten a "free ride". My daughter, who is 25 doesn't have near the benefits as those who walk illegally into our system. Thank you Joe for what you do!

November 6, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Not my real name (wanna keep my job) said...

As a news photographer for one of the valleys most watched stations, I'm shocked that MCSO would lump us photographers in with the drivel that most of the really obviously bias and lame reporting that goes on by most of the "journalists" here in the valley.

I do feel that they (for the most part, and I see it every day)get very lazy and continue to roll over and play pawn to a lot of local "activists" here in the valley. And do feel that a more balanced roll should be taken by the reporters here in the valley.

Every supporter of the MCSO is not a right wing National Socialist.There are a good deal of supporters that are not even remotely associated to such a group. Or for that matter not an outright bigot. The current MCS is an elected official. He is enforcing laws. The news organizations here in the valley need to step up to the challenge of REPORTING the news and stop trying to create it by giving extremist organizations on both sides of the SUPPORT OR DO NOT SUPPORT the MCSO a free hand to spout their usually over stated and usually undereducated time. I do not blame reporters for this lack of enthusiasm for this story, it's the "easy way out" and get's the story in on deadline. But, I blame the leaders of these organizations for not insisting a better and more thorough job be done. It's a disservice to their audiences and the communities and to the truth of what's really going on here. Wake up News Directors!!! And do your jobs!

November 7, 2009 at 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

First, I think the Sheriff's response to the news story on him just proves the point of the story reporting him to trash whom ever disagrees with him. He's in office and should be an example to others, not twittering or blogging or whatever when he's suppose to be working. The point is to be professional, I'd lose my job if I was doing that. Plus, I think his outlook and practice of singling out those who look different/foreign is detrimental to the mentality of the rest of the MCSO. For instance, a friend was pulled over at some sort of check point and when the MCSO officer looked at his drivers license, he harrassed my friend for the spelling of his first name being Jozef instead of Joseph, being told that was not how to spell it. This kind of bigotry not only is appalling but embarrassing for all of Maricopa county.

November 7, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Sheriff Joe does an amazing job when you consider the odds against him. He is doing the job he is elected to do, and if enforcing immigration laws is part of it, so be it. If you are here illegally, expect to have your status questioned. Profiling? Oh well, that's a term meant to distract from the real issue - which is the fact that you broke the law by entering our country illegally. I'm so tired of supporting people who take but don't contribute. Keep up the good work, Sheriff JOe.

November 9, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm changing my homepage because of this stuff. Sheriff Joe is the only one who seems to care about the illegals crossing this states borders and putting a strain on our services here in Phoenix. You go, Joe!

November 9, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriif Joe is the best thing to happen to Arizona- we lose him Arizona goes right down the toilet like California- we are nearly bankrupt, and overrun by the illegal scum in coherts with the hispanic gangs here in Phoenix- WHY DOES EVERYBODY FAIL TO SEE WHERE THIS PROBLEM LIES! SECURE OUR BORDERS! DEPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS NOW!

November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaun Atwood- Why do you lie? No one spent 26 months in Jail If you are sentenced over a year, you go to prison- You are as full of crap as the Joe haters-

November 10, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea the only ones who dont like Joe are the criminals- Illegals,tweakers, and hate groups like La Raza and other racist losers

November 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long as the media continue to broadcast Arpaio's publicity stunts as relevant and newsworthy and the residents of Maricopa County continue to elect him Sheriff none of this stupidity will end. Arpaio isn't the problem; he's a symptom; the voters who keep him in office are the problem, abetted by media who keep stoking the fire to maintain ratings

November 10, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

GO Joe! Joe for president!

November 11, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe needs to retire and go play golf. That is what a guy his age SHOULD be doing, instead of being a publicly funded pain in the a**.

November 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey: If anyone in AZ. does not want Sheriff Joe, send him to WI. we will or at least I will greet him with open arms. This whole country needs more Sheriff's and people like Joe Arpio with American Backbone in this country.

November 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can have him in WI, or in the MCSO sponsored propaganda chat room you are typing from. :) Yes the DOJ knows about those as well!

November 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger AB said...

Leave the Sheriff alone. Let him do his job!
At least he's not endulging in self-gratification on the taxpayers' watch.
If he needs to be audited for a poor 400+ bus judgement call...,
Joe will say- you know that's right- I was wrong- I need to look harder at that!

Most importantly, each year THOUSANDS do not come through Arizona because they want to avoid Joe. They are the right people who we want to be in fear of him.

November 16, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bigot is a bigot. A leopard cannot change its' spots. Joe is too old to change. He should resign before the feds force him to. He should resign honorably and go play golf and spend time with his grandchildren. The big top circus show is coming to an end.

November 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Joe alone and let him do his job.

November 17, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO, as other ultra liberal media, can't seem to stick it down their craw that thru all their attemts to discredit Arpaio, he is still there. Yes he is eccentric, but I have no doubts that he has the best interests of Arizona and his country in heart. The reason they haven't been able to effect his work is because he is doing everything within the law, and that bothers them. they are pushing him hard with the hopes that he will miss step so that they can have a field day with him.
No matter the economical condition that promps it, illegal is just that, illegal.
Rather than busying yourselves with Arpaio, go to your legislators to change the law. But then what might you expect from that backboneless body of idiots who can not tell the difference between their a** hole and the hole in the ground.

November 17, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he is great. Keep up the good work and know he has my support. Deport all people that don't belong here.

November 21, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing for Maricopa County is that Arpaio is well into his 70s and thus bound to run up against the Ultimate Term Limit in not too many years, without anyone doing anything to help it along. I'm not even Hispanic, but I will certainly breathe a sigh of relief when Arpaio finally leaves office by that means, if not by Maricopa County citizens realizing what a wrong 'un he is. Thanks to KPHO for this hard-hitting story.

November 25, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Joe!
Joe can research all he wants!
That's a good thing.
If you are not a criminal you don't have any thing to worry about.
Any one taking my tax money better be squeaky clean and be ready to prove it.
We passed laws against illegal entry into the country not because we don't like people of a different color, after all we are all from somewhere else unless you are of American Indian descent,
but because we don't want other countries criminals here.
Especially bordering countries criminals doing crimes and running home when the heat is on. Then they come back, for more, when the heat is off!
Joe is doing what we pay him for.
In fact he is doing the biggest service a sheriff any where can do for his country! If you can't see that you are the ones with the problem! If every law inforcment agency would go by this simple rule our crime rate would drop by over 80% , a proven fact!
If you want, research him! I guarantee he is squeaky clean!
I for one do not want terrorists or any criminal hiding and committing crimes in my country. It's a tough job . It takes guts to do it! Is he realy the only one in our entire country? AMAZING!
I also think that the anonymous source that started this should be outed!
In your page asking for blogs KPHO 5, it says if you want your blog published put your name on it.
ps your page wont let me put my e address whats up with that?

November 26, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

Its time for KPHO to get the fuck out of Arizona, and take those cocksuckers from the county board of supervisors with you. While you're leaving make room for that queer Phil Gorden, I hear he has been blowing Earl Wilcox while fat ugly Rosy is out of town. J.W. Simms.

November 26, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu wuold think all the "smart" folks at the Sheriff's office would at least get the "fired" US Attorney's name spelt right in their press release dated 10/30/09. For crying out loud who is "Charleton"???

"In sum, while Department officials may have concluded that Charlton
should have accepted the Department’s decision and complied with it promptly,
we do not believe it is insubordinate for a U.S. Attorney to press for an
audience with the ultimate decision makers in a matter as important as the
decision to seek the death penalty. We believe an issue of this magnitude
warrants full and vigorous examination and debate within the Department, and
that Charlton’s request to speak directly to the Attorney General was neither
insubordinate nor inappropriate." - US Dept. of Justice Investigation in to the removal of 9 US Attorneys in 2006 - September 2008 (Still the Bush Adminsitration) I hope you stupid JA supporters can read English.

December 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Sheriff ought to be sent to Afghanistan / Pakistan to catch Osama Bin Laden - that would be one way he could uphold the laws of the country and the rest of us heaving a big sigh of relief. Hopefully Osama and JA can share their ideological BS in a tent somewhere far far away.

December 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The press release dated 10/30/2009 by MCSO had to have been written by an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT from a NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING nation - read the press release - the English is sooooo bad. Did these folks even graduate middle school? I think JA needs to clean his own Dept. before he "cleans" the County. At least get someone who can write a press release in proper English. "Their expert interview who insisted.." Is this English??? here's another gem - "Paul Charleton, a colleague of Iglesias and was often quoted..."; please don't tell me the clown that wrote this ever studied English. JA probably picked them up at a local Mexican restaurant - cheap labor.

December 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly do you supporters work for Nazi Joe? You people are giving MCSO regurgitated quotes. Look do any of you poor people remember how Joe got thrust into the Illegal Immigrant Battle? Do you remember some time ago Joe had no problem with illegals. There was an incident with a former armed service man who had a coyote and his people he was transporting held at gunpoint waiting for Sheriffs to arrive to pick them up. Well when they arrived they arrested him instead. Now there was such a out cry that Joe saw the light, he decided to jump on the I hate illegal immigrant band wagon. Now as for the reports that he abuses his authority, that is a fact. He is getting away with things that the KGB or the SS would do. Last time I checked we lived in America not Nazi Germany or Communist Russia. Oh and by the way my name is Anthony J. Choppi I live in Mesa and if Joe wants to come after me for what I wrote by all means try. I will file a lawsuit against him , the state, and Andrew Thomas so fast that I will be the new sheriff. I know Joe and his no brain having idiots at the MCSO monitor this stuff because they have nothing better to do with our tax money.

December 7, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Ken of Mesa said...

According to the Maricopa County Criminal Justice records, illegal aliens commit violent crimes at almost 3 times that of native born Americans.
- We spend about $1 billion annually in K-12 on illegal aliens.
- Arizona #2 in the World in kidnappings.
- Illegal alien abuse of our medical facilities has forced many to close.
- Illegal aliens use our deserts to dump their non-degradable garbage.
- Through increases in taxation, our representatives are stealing our property in order to redistribute our wealth to illegal aliens.
- In the U.S., 26 citizens a day are killed by the actions of illegal aliens (12 by stabbings and shootings and 13 by DUI and related crimes)
- Services we are required to provide to illegals are bankrupting our states and lowering our quality of life and quality of education.
- Tucson public schools use race based ethnic study courses to denigrate the U.S., inculcating loyalty to Mexico.
- Abetting illegals enables the culture of corruption they bring to grow: Kidnapping, ID theft, drug wars, murder, vehicular manslaughter, gangs, graffiti, drop houses, hostage taking, blackmail, rape and death during transport of illegals, home invasions.
- voting for sanctuary cities allows potential terrorists, who are illegals, to walk our streets with impunity (4 of the 5 leaders and pilots of the 9-11 terrorist were stopped by law enforcement and released and were in violation of our immigration laws. Had they been arrested 9-11 would have been averted.

December 10, 2009 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

Poor Sherrif Joe,

He does what he swore he would do when he took office, up hold the laws of this state and county. Yet when it comes to the modern day slaves(illegals) he is fighting not just the illegals, but the system that uses them and wants them here. Yes the system that runs our country(money) wants the modern day slaves here.

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January 4, 2010 at 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The debate whether or not illegals should come here can easily be settled with open eyes and obvious facts, normal people will understand.

Fact 1 Illegals do not pay insurance

Fact 2 Illegals do not pay taxes

Fact 3 Illegals send the money they make to Mexico, Americans spend it here.

Fact 4 Mexico provides 90 percent of the meth in America. It is brought here by the meth backs. You may of hired one if you hire a modern day slave.

Fact 5 90 percent of Columbian Cocaine comes through Mexico. If you hire an illegal you may of hired a transporter of Columbian cocaine.

Fact 6 Most illegals think America owes them and that America is the reason they live in a third world country. For taking their land in an illegal war.
Sub fact a: It was not an illegal war, our congress voted to go to war with Mexico. There for it indeed was a LEGAL war.
Sub fact b: If America gave these states back to the rightful owner, we would give it to the Native North American, Mexico has nothing coming.

Fact 7 The United Majority of America(all loyal Americans) does not need immigrant workers. We don't even have enough work for us, much less work for one here illegally.

Fact 8 The only ones who are for illegal immigration are ones who support breaking the law and the modern day slaves. These people are not the United Majority of America.

Fact 9 There is no facts to support illegal immigration, only law breaker supporters with no facts.

Fact 10 Illegals can not afford the children they have here and the United Majority of America pays to support them and their children.

Fact 11 The United Majority of America can not compete with the wages an illegal is willing to work for. Why? Because Americans do not live with twenty of their family and friends in one three bed room house. We have maybe two incomes per house hold, not twenty-two.

Fact 12 One third of the inmates in tent city and Joe’s other jails are illegals from Mexico.

There is no debate, the illegals must go and it would be great if they would take their supporters with them.

Thanks Joe, for doing what is obviously the only right thing to do, arrest everyone of them you can.

Source of facts: Open eyes with a normal mind.

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January 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

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