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Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Sheriff Joe is a little harsh in his demeanor ... but he is doing his job"
DayLaborServices writes:
I have mix feeling about Sheriff Joe,he is by all accounts trying to do his job as an elected official.The problem is not with Sheriff Joe per say but it is with the greedy mind set of the politicians of the state.

10 or more years ago when I moved here from New Jersey as a professional trained painter I could not get a job paying over $12.00 an hour even though I had over 12 of painting experience.Do you know why that was?

They had so many illegal worker here that a company could hire 2 of them for the price that they would pay me. During that time their was no body yelling about sending all the illegals back to where ever!

Now that the economy is bad the illegals are of no value. In the mean time most Americans have left the skill trade industry so they will be a shortage when the economy picks up again.By the way what happen to all of that money that poured into Arizona during that time,the "Rainy Day Fund".

Sheriff Joe is a little harsh in his demeanor and how he comes across but he is doing his job. The next time you vote for your politician make sure that they can't be bought and supports American workers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that people need to use their own mind and not the news and these officials. There are more important issues out there. i feel there should be more sheriffs like our sheriff Joe. Haven't you all seen what this city has gone to!!! all whine and complain but do not help. I have a hard time watching the news anymore because of the hispanics poisoning our cities. I was raised not to be prejudice but ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL. They are not entitled to citizenship just because they made it over the border. I know many hispanics who buy things here and take the stuff over the border to Mexico and make 6 to 8 times what they paid if the country is so poor how do they manage that? Government officials are whining he is picking on them grow up there probobly is a good chance they have done something wrong!!!!!!! My father always told me the ones that are guilty cry and cause the biggest scenes! My father was right. I feel he is doing his job and the media needs to do a better job. They stink at there jobs and have always never had my respect or loyalty. JP Phoenix

October 29, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous jw said...

Arpaio has been out of control for years. However he is like the 'teflon don' and no one seems to hold him truly responsible. When the guardians of the law become corrupt in their behavior they are more dangerous than any criminal. I guess he knows where all the bodies are buried because he will probably weasel out of theses charges too as he has with the long list of scandals that just never seem to go's time for an honest sheriff and time for this egomaniac to step down or forced out of office

October 29, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio is no different then any dictator who abuses his power to shut his critics up. He needs to be brought before a grand jury and made to answer for his abuse of authority.

October 29, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 5 KPHO, you did a courageous job of covering the abuse of power by Sheriff Arpaio and his enablers. Now watch your backs!

It's long overdue for Arpaio to be indicted along with his enablers, County Attorney Andrew Thomas among others.

October 29, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your documentary is an example of why a sheriff should not be an elected position. Arpaio has been out of control for years and used the media stunts to control the people and do whatever he wants. There is no room in America for domestic terrorists, which Arpaio and his gang of thugs are as they use their badge and the legal system as a weapon to destroy anyone they want -- Arpaio is right, not just "illegals", he goes after everyone who stands in his way.

October 29, 2009 at 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The arrogance and defiance of Sheriff Arpaio who thumbs his nose at the Federal government is rude and unprofessional behavior. One can only imagine what his behavior is like when he's not in the public light. We're witnessing a monster in action. This is America not some dictatorship. It's time for Arpaio's and Thomas' long pattern of abuse to be halted immediately and to retain an outside special prosecutor. They are using illegal immigration to inflame the people and to distract from their own questionable serious issues that demand investigation -- i.e., RICO funds misuse, inmate deaths and inhumane conditions of confinement in the county jails, using illegals to gain Federal money for the county jails (county jail revenues rising with the illegal headcounts). It should be called "illegals for $$$'s". Arpaio and Thomas are playing a sick game that must be stopped before more lives are destroyed and millions of dollars are wasted. Arpaio and Thomas should be held personally accountable for all they have cost the county and the state.

October 30, 2009 at 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio, Thomas and Pearce play a sick game --- "Illegals for $$$'s". Who gets the money taken from all the cars that get stopped in Maricopa County and around the state? How does the public know where it goes? Where is the audit on all the money the sheriff department seizes? No wonder they want to be in charge of stopping illegals and not the Feds. They gravy train will disappear. Where is the money hidden? In Honduras? The public demands answers.


October 30, 2009 at 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After watching Arpaio's standard operating procedure of abuse of power, now it all makes sense why Senator Pearce is rushing to get Jim Crow legislation passed before the Feds break-up his syndicate. Is it strange the Senator Pearce slammed through the bill to privatize the state prisons? All done behind closed doors with NO public dialog or media coverage -- maybe Arpaio pulled some media stunts to make sure selling the state prisons would be hidden from public view. KPHO please investigate the money trail in all this. Who are the profiteers and special interests in the mass industrial prison complex Arizona has become? If these abusive and power hungry officials prevail, they will control all the land of the state of Arizona and can put detention centers and prisons all over the state. Please investigate.

KPHO Investigators -- great job!

October 30, 2009 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with Sheriff Joe all the way. He does his job and does it well. So he is one of a dying breed they believe in doing their job to the fullest and to the letter of the law. We don't need the illegals here in AZ we have enough problems housing, feeding and caring for those who are legalized citizens and belong here. Our crime rate has soared since the border was more or less taken over by them. Now you want to stop one of the very few doing their job? I don't thinl so back off and let him do his job.

October 30, 2009 at 5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job investigating Arpaio. Expect a raid sometime tonight. We thank God for a free press and governmental checks and balances. Why has it taken so long to address this? Would leave our name, but prefer not to have a home invasion by the Sheriff tonight.
- Two anti-fascist Republicans

October 30, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger DaK in AZ said...

People of Maricopa County and Arizona need to understand what the costs are when we continue to allow an abusive, power-hungry person like Arpaio to remain in office. When people from around the country read about his exploits, many things happen, "Behind the scenes." Decisions about whether or not to award future "Bowl Games", "All-Star Games" and the like can and will be unfavorable for our community. The former Federal Prosecutor that was interviewed on last night's report said it best, "Not in America!" The former prosecutor said that things like what have happened around Arpaio only happen in Communist-Run or Third-World type countries. Do we really want to bear the costs of being labeled the county that re-elects the "Dictator Sheriff"??? Arpaio's antics continue to cost the tax-payers more and more money that can could be used elsewhere in our troubled communities. Enough is enough, as voters, we have a responsibility to look at all sides of an issue. Regardless of what little good Arpaio might be doing, the negative that he brings far out-weighs the positive.

October 30, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio thinks he god, well gods can fall like everyone else. This not the old western days!! If we need a god, I would pick Doc Holiday over him anyday. He thinks he untouchable, well look Al he tought he was untouchable and he died in prison. Maybe we need to put Arpaio in his tent as reg joe, no special treatments. See how long he last in his tent city.

October 30, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe is not the Toughest Sheriff, he is the most egocentric person ever...he has forgotten that unless you are native American, eventually everybody else here is descendant of immigrants, including seems he did not even go to school, he always refers to illegals as Mexicans...he does even know there are 20 countries where Spanish is spoken...sad for him

October 30, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe that anyone who is an American citizen and especially an Arizonan who does not support our Sheriff in all he is trying to do can look at themselves in the mirror. Wake up people, illegals are stripping you of your Medicare monies, welfare, and stealing your healthcare. They've turned our city into a filthy maxi-Mexico. If you want to investigate something, why don't you interview the Doctors of Arizona and let them tell you how many illegals come thru their doors every day and do not pay....who pays you say...YOU (the government)!!! They are forbidden by fed. laws to report these people to any government ICE or Immigration Dept. when they know they are illegals... WAKE UP PEOPLE, our State is a "NO LAW OR BOUNDARY" State. We have "NO BORDERS" here. They are protected by your government. Why do you think they are picking on Joe, because he isn't giving up on our State. You shouldn't either because it is YOUR money that is paying thru the nose for these people. They are stealing jobs, healthcare, welfare, and if you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Oh yes, and when these people go to any clinic, private office or hospital, they get free care and then go back across the border and come back again when sick. WAKE UP WORLD...YOU'VE ADOPTED A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY AND PAYING FOR IT!!!

October 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sickened by Channel 5 news account trying to discredit our Sheriff. Using Phil Gordon as your primary person to make accusations was a joke. Who do you think complained to the feds? With Janet in a high place, she and Phil are trying to take the Sheriff down. Joe is doing his job. Deporting illegals helps our state, all people who are here legally and obeying the laws. It is not a racial issue, it is a legal issue.
When your investigating reporters put together another piece, try to make it credible.

October 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shur sheriff Joe may be a little rough around the edeges but he's doing a job he souldn't have to if our federal goverment would secure our borders but as usual they ignore the job and make it someone else problem. Just cause Joe does not go along with you politacal mind set you appere to make it your personal vendeta. Because of your tunnel vission you missed the real story that aird on channel 15 about our corript city councel.

November 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First and foremost, I like to congratulate Channel 5 News and their reporting staff for having the courage to report the allegation against Sheriff Joe Arpaio outrageous behavior and abusive powers. It is time to stop the hate and the dissemintaion of hate in the State of Arizona and in Maricopa County being the worst in the Nation; those who promote racist behavior are to be considered domestic terrorist and not defender of this Nation. Sheriff Joe actions can only be view as domestic terrorism. The intent is not to control illegal immigration but to retain political powers and use immigration issue as way to gain publicity by politicizing the persecution of Hispanics in Arizona not just illegal. We must demand the continuance of the investigation against Sheriff Joe from the Federal Governmet and if convicted put this man where he belongs and that is PINK UNDERWEAR. We should never allow a public official to come out on television news stations to threaten and intimidate by saying; I have a badge and I have a gun and you are next, wheter he is making reference to a city, public officials or specific race. We are a Nation of law not fear. We should never allow persecution or fear te rein in our homeland. We are better than that as a Nation and as Americans.

November 1, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give STRONG support Sheriff Joe Arapio. Anyone who does not has been brainwashed by the likes of KPRO.

Day Labor Services guy from NJ, I agree with you completely when it comes to jobs and so called illegals. The reason the government allowed the Mexicans to flood across the border was to do exactly what the did, to break our wages down to break you and me down. What you experienced 10 years ago, that is you not being able to get a decent paying job, was the same thing that happen in Southern California starting in the 1980's because of the Mexican's taking our jobs. AND our own government allowed it. I was in construction then and I could not get work in construction. (This is an attack on our National Security).
As time went on the corporations, television (news media), and our government would say, "American's don't want to do the hard work". This was a flat out lie.
The Mexicans were paid 1/2 the wages but by there standards they were being made wealthy, at our expense. This has destroyed our own countrymen and enriched the corporations, the contractors and the politicians.
Not only this but they went way to far with home building in this country. We became a nation dependent on home building, home financing, etc, as an industry rather than produce products, in our country with our citizens and our own resources.
KPHO, YOU NEED TO POINT YOUR CAMERAS AT THE REAL Problems. The Mexicans who live with 4,5,6 and more kids, in neighbor hoods where the house are two bedroom homes. They are flooding the schools, costing us to the point of driving our state bankrupt. The hospitals are abused by the Mexican's. They have 3,4,5 and more kids for free. Where is your camera when it comes to this. Where is your camera when it comes to the construction workers, they are mostly all Mexican.


November 2, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's elected by vote. If you don't like him, don't vote for him.

November 3, 2009 at 5:59 AM  
Anonymous Suzanne Sigler said...

I am so sick and tired of the incessant criticism of Sheriff Joe, when he is the only one who has the guts to do his job, in SPITE of constantly being attacked from every side. I agree with both the painter and the construction worker above. Illegal aliens have totally taken over the job market in Arizona. When I was 53, I lost my good paying job at a gas station due to loss of transportation. Being as old as I was, and having to ride the bus, my choice of jobs was really limited, as age discrimination is also very real in Arizona. I was out of work for several months until I was finally able to get a job at a glorified fast food restaurant. The prices for the food were double what they were at any other restaurant, only because the customers paid for the "atmosphere", and the fact that it was in an upscale mall in a well to do, newer area of town. But in spite of that, I was the only English speaking employee there, other than a girl from Israel. The rest were all Mexican, at least 2/3 of which were illegal. One of them even admitted to me unsolicited, that they were illegal and had used the identity of someone who was deceased. They even made MORE than me, even though they had started only 2 months before me. And I had to beg for a raise, even after 3 months. I have absolutely nothing against any race-as long as they are LEGAL! What part of illegal don't people understand these days? Anyway, if it weren't for Sheriff Joe doing what nobody else wants to do, for fear of being politically incorrect, I fear to imagine what this place would become. It is unfortunate that people never seem to learn except in hindsight. LEAVE SHERIFF JOE ALONE-unless you want drop houses and MS-13 gangsters next door to YOU! Then it's a whole different ball of wax.

November 9, 2009 at 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are the land of the free, but we can't let people just cross into our country anytime they please and take our jobs, collect our hard earned money > through health care, etc. Thank heavens there is at least one person in AZ. that wants to keep American for the Americans.

If somebody from another country wants to come to the USA and be free, fine, but do it the right way, don't just invade us and take our jobs, healthcare, etc. without becoming one of US the right way.

If we didn't have all the illegals there would be more jobs, cheaper health care, and far far less crime on the streets.

Let the good hard working people become Americans and work for our country, not the lazy bums who come here to steal our free way of life.

Keep it up Sheriff Joe, and find more people to help you fight for America on our American soil.

November 14, 2009 at 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people who oppose Sheriff Joe are the very people he's trying to get out of our country. If all the illegals would go back where they came from, Sheriff Joe wouldn't have to have his name slandered, protesters on his backside all the time, and more than half the crime in Phoenix would be gone, because he wouldn't have to find and deport them. KEEP IT UP and SAVE AMERICA for the hard working Americans who belong here.
Along the same line: If people follow the traffic laws, there won't have to be Red Light Camera's, Speed Informant Zones, etc. It's only the one's who break the law that want these things gone so they won't get caught. What your big hurry? Do you want to meet your maker faster than everybody else? Isn't it better to get there a couple minutes later than not at all, just to get a speed rush or defy the law.
Wake up people, you only have one life and so do the people you kill by breaking the traffic laws. Those people want to go home to their families too, so slow down and shut your traps. Obey the laws and you don't have to be afraid of law enforcement. Your not cute, your dangerous to those of us who want to see tomorrow.

November 14, 2009 at 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of you just don't like Sheriff Joe because he is doing his job. Hey when anyone brakes the law they should not get away with it. illegals come into our country in the wrong way and have their children here and wast our tax payers money. They Used their children to be able to stay to me that is wrong. Everything the illegals do from the start is wrong they used their children to stay in the USA and they crammed up our schools and jails, take our jobs away from the American people. Then it is not only about this they bring the whole family here to stay and when they got into the US in the wrong way!!!

November 14, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domestic terroism, are you serious?! Shut up! Seriously, if you think he is a domestic terrorist I need you to go back to the little hole that you came from! Seriously, back to the dark side of Stupidville!
I find it laughable when I see the people who criticize him, mostly illegals and those that crossed illegally but somehow got citizenship. Puhleeez! He isn't going anywhere and your negative propaganda isn't helping, it actual makes me like him more.

November 16, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet another story/investigation tonight by KPHO. If they don't post a negative story at least twice aweek, along with the Arizona Republic, it would be a mircale.
It's so sad this Sheriff has so much hate directed at him for doing his job and is the only one trying to keep these illegals out of our state.
How can this guy do his job when so many people are posting negative stories about him.
It's amazing.

November 25, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is doing his job as the majority of folks in this county want him to.

Perhaps you at channel five should take a lesson from Joe, stop the constant criticism, which amounts to a left-biased witch hunt, and do your job reporting balanced news...It is said that journalism is dead. You are a prime example of why!

November 25, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was not for this man. There would not be much news in the Phoenix area that is all the papers and the news talk about. Think about it you might be out a job if it was not for him.

November 25, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Sheriff Joe ran Arizona it might be a better place to live.

November 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 5 has nothing better to report? How many times do you have to have Marvin Loew report the same story over and over. I would rather watch an old movie. The people of Phoenix and around the world are all for Sheriff Joe and he does a great job. Your reports are absolutely biased, with possible illegal county employees with possible warrants, thats why they are afraid. The so called Attorney General is biased. If you need more people against the Sheriff, why not contact the ACLU, ACORN, Labor Leaders like the Mayor of LA and NY and then Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Get all the leftist involved and then your story can be an entire bowl of crap. I wonder if the employees of channel 5 have possible warrants and made need an investigation as well?

November 25, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOB. hE seems to be the only county sheriff
in Ariz. upholding the laws of the state
of Ariz. Hope he runs for Gov. and we can
get another Sheriff elected just like him.
This would definately clean uo this , my home

November 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Phil Gordon another biased person should work for channel 5 instead of being a Mayor. Then the entire staff, reporters and all should all wear pink clothing. Then the sheriff can round you all up together and then go to a land where you can be taught honesty and integerity. Your reports so far are so biased that it is becoming sickening and the public is now seeing how bad channel 5 reporting has become.

November 25, 2009 at 9:42 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 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 26, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If everyone would have done their job like they were supposed to do with tighter immigration control than the issue wouldn't have been so chaotic and out of control and Sheriff Joe wouldn't have to be cleaning up their mess where everyone neglected their duties to protect us because they have no balls to take any action. So, now everyone else is afraid of hurting others feelings. You're here illegally, without proper documentation - you’re a criminal! No matter how you look at it and there is no way around it. You pull this B.S. in another country you go away for a long time and really get treated like crap and with the key thrown away or if you're not lucky enough, you'll disappear for good. Here you get inconvenienced for a few hours and sent with a slap on your hand with a "Don't Do it again" and sent along your way with a free courtesy trip back to the border so the criminals can steal someone's identity again and do it all over.

November 26, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So don't go crying and complaining because you say your rights were infringed upon. You break the law by being here illegally, in plain black and white; you're a criminal always on the run…. Americans - If you want to blame someone? Blame your politicians, our President, ones who don't do a damn thing about the problems we were lead into by careless people in charge. Ones who would rather putt around the issue with diversionary tactics by picking on a Sheriff for doing his job by busting criminals and by picking up where our spineless politicians left off cause they have no balls to do so…. Go Joe! Sheriff Joe for Governor in 2010!!!
What also gets me, is everyone out there that wants to change our government for their benefit, you are putting up one hell of a good fight. I'll give you that and I have nothing but respect for the ones that come here looking for a better way of life, and follow it by doing the legal way. But, it sickens me why you can't you put all your effort and frustrations into changing and overthrowing your own government? You can do it and there're are more good people than bad from where you come from that can do one hell of a damn good job cause you're doing it here by changing our government.

November 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We think that there should be more people like Sheriff Joe.....the media needs to back off.
there would be no problems if the all the illegals, if they want to live here, become U.S. citizens...and speak English!!!!!They are in our country, if they want to speak, their
language, do it in their homes,etc. cheers to Sheriff Joe!!!!!!

November 27, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio is an embarassment and a moron, who remains in office because Arizona remains one of the most embarassing states and full of morons.

November 28, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like him. He is attempting to uphold the laws of our State. So, you may no like the way he goes about it. If he does run for the Governor I bet he would win.

November 29, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's fair to say that Arpiao's bluster and ego are evident, and I also believe it's fair to say that even his supporters must know he is a publicity hound and full of himself. The dichotomy is that his core supporters, who are also raising a stink of their "loss" of civil rights where healthcare, traffic cameras and such are concerned, are NOT as concerned about the abuse of citizens' rights by this sherrif. That, and the fear of good people who oppose him of the potential retribution make him an evil presence in our community. Hey, look at how many people have chosen the "anonymous" option.

November 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Ken of Mesa said...

Wakeup people!
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 3:23 PM  

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