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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Arpaio, Thomas Sue ... Everyone?
In a news conference Monday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced they're filing a federal racketeering lawsuit against many county leaders, some attorneys and several judges, among others. The suit alleges that the Board of Supervisors actively worked to prevent the sheriff's and the county attorney's offices from performing their duties.

In a statement, the Board of Supervisors called the suit a "sore loser lawsuit." A county spokeswoman also said that Arpaio and Thomas appear to have "very active imaginations."

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77 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again we taxpayers have to foot the bill for one of Arpaio's stunts!

December 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not get off Apaio's back and get on the backs of the politions that have decided not to enforce the ILLEGAL immigration laws. The ILLEGALS cost us money in the schools (ESL expenses) at the hospitals because the do not pay their bills, in the law enforcement area because they seem to always be the ones committing crimes (percentage wise more than any other group). We may be able to solve the state budget problems if we did not have to fund all of the problems they cause.

It seems that most of the politions want to over look the ILLEGAL immigration problem and have elected not to enforce those laws. Why not elect not to enforce the bank robbery laws, the drug laws, the rape laws? Laws are made to be enforced and not on a selective basis, at least that is the way it was explained to me from childhood on. Who gives the mayor of Phoenix the right to decide which laws are to be enforced? Are the Board of Supervisors given the power the over ride enforcemnt of certain laws by failing to support the elected sheriff by cuttng his budget?

Give us legals a break enforce the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LAWS as we seem to be the ones who have to pay the bills.

December 3, 2009 at 6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell you what pal. Give me the 1 million that Andrew and Joe wasted on these law suits. I will spend the money on something useful.

December 3, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Marcia said...

Joe and Andrew seem to know what their job is: Enforce all the laws, not just some. Phil Gordon and his ilk have repeatedly put the citizens of this county and city at risk by stopping Joe from doing what he was elected to do. Fortunately, Phil won't be in office much longer and I'm sure the next guy can beat him by running on Law Enforcement platforms. Instead of trying to stop these two valiant and brave men from doing their jobs, why don't we go after Phil and his ilk, including the Board of Supervisors for not doing their jobs and having this attitude that Illegals are good for Arizona. If they were so good, how come when the jobs dried up and they left, our crime rate dropped. Coincidence? I think not! Instead of La Raza running or county or city, why don't we allow Joe and Andrew to do their jobs and then these law suits wouldn't be necessary!
Truly sad...

December 3, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Joe and Andrew" seem to know how to spend our money that they did not work for. the worst thing about all of this is that they are doing this during the worst recession in recent history with people out of work. Shows you where their priorities are.

December 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm fairly new to this state and 2 years ago I never heard of Sheriff Joe, so perhaps my questions might elicit some responses that will bring me up to speed. I certainly am in favor of law enforcement doing its job correctly and part of that is enforcing the laws against illegal immigration. My questions are; is Sherrif Joe the only person who can do this? Is it possible that this County can have someone enforce those laws without being such a divisive and polarizing figure? Could someone do that without breaking laws and costing the taxpayers millions in legal fees? Does Sheriff Joe have some type of personality disorder or emotional disturbance that causes him to fight authority and hold himself up as above and beyond the law? It seems like this whole issue to a lot of people is either-or. Does it have to be either-or? Either we have Sheriff Joe or illegals will run rampant? Have his opponents come out in favor of illegal immigration? Finally, how effective has he been in doing his job after all the factors are looked at as objectively as possible?

December 3, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never been active politically, but will be in the next election. What ever Joe runs for I will support his opponent. I am tired of divisive non affective law enforcement. I will put my time and money where my word are.

P.S I also feel the same way about our legislature.

December 3, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sherrif joe and his deparment are breaking more laws than the criminals he is trying to catch. That is not a good approch for any law inforcement officer to take especialy if you are in charge of inforcing the law in this great county of ours.

December 3, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully support sheriff Joe. He is the only one actively doing something good in this state besides John McCain! I wish that everyone would leave him alone and stop wasting his time so that he can be even more beneficial for us!

December 3, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let him go and bring in someone who will fish out the illegals while following our judical system's rulings. Oh, and please save us the drama.

December 3, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line ... both Arpaio and Thomas are both DRAMA QUEENS AND ABOVE ALL ELSE MEDIA CHASERS ....... The illegal alien issue is only about 1/16 th of the sheriff obligations....BUT a person would think (ACCORDING TO HIS RABID FOLLOWERS ) THAT IS HIS ONLY JOB... every one else is either corrupt or inept...Get read up on PUBLIC record... THEN MAKE SOME HONEST OBSERVATIONS.......

December 3, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio is the worst thing to happen to this state since Mecham.

December 3, 2009 at 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Arpaio is a lawsuit magnet who costs Maricopa County millions. Nine million was awarded to the mother of Charles Agster a mentally handicapped man forced into a restraint chair by sheriff deputies. Eight and a quarter million was awarded to the family of Scott Norberg who died after being forced into a restraint chair by sheriff deputies. Two million was awarded to the family of Brian Crenshaw who was legally blind and mentally disabled who died after being beaten by sheriff deputies. Eight hundred thousand was awarded to Richard Post a paraplegic who became quadriplegic when sheriff deputies broke his neck while placing him in a restraint chair. An undisclosed amount over 1 million was awarded to the family of Clint Yarbourgh who suffocated while in a restraint chair.

Joe Arpaio does undocumented immigrant sweeps because when his department tried to do a prostitution sweep in November 2003 sixty cases of the seventy arrested were thrown out because the sheriff deputies engaged in sex-acts with the prostitutes before arresting them. I bet his deputies are thankful that Joe hasn’t sent them out on any male prostitution sweeps.

Joe Arpaio has arrested a county supervisor and then rearrested him again when the charges were dropped. When Joe Arpaio didn’t like articles about him published in the Phoenix New Times he had the publishers arrested and he has threatened to arrest reporters for the newspaper too.

Joe needs to go!

December 3, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a retired cop from California. We need more like Sheriff Joe in Arizona!

December 4, 2009 at 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the retired cop from California. You're an idiot. You must be one of the " cops against the world" people. I know a number of retired police officers who do not share your comment. They are not jaded and see the world as law enforcement serving the public, not the way Arpaio and you seem to see it.

December 4, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sometimes the good guys are actually the bad guys dressed up as good guys."

- One of my Grandpas' imfamous quotes

December 4, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe Stalin.. Oops I mean "Arpaio"

This guy is a psychotic lunatic who is hellbent on power.

I can't wait to see this scumbag P.O.S being led in handcuffs by Federal agents.

All you Arpaio apologists(Supporters), you should be ashamed of yourself.

December 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous ExurbanKevin said...

I think Arpaio's goals are worthy, I think his methods are, at best, questionable and at worst, illegal.

December 4, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live here half of the year....which alot of you would like to say to me....go home. However, I would like to remind those people that I represent a large population that brings revenue to this severely depressed state.

Regarding Joe Arpaio. I am amazed Phoenix has such a large ignorant population that supports him. I travel all over the U.S. and have yet to see a place where a sheriff's name is more publicized than any other elected official. Where else in the country would you see signs that say "Maricopa County, home of Sheriff Joe Arpaio" and have been printed at the expense of taxpayers. He is an ex-crook bent on self promotion and I cannot believe this state has permitted him to be sheriff.

Also, regarding illegal immigration: Shame on Joe Arpaio again. Can't he use his police force to pick up real criminals that actually cause pain and loss to the public. It's proven that the criminal presence is not primarily the illegal latino population. While his raids and deportation have gone up it would stand to reason that crime would go down....however, that has not been the case.

Also, regarding illegal latinos: don't forget these illegals buy groceries, buy goods and pay rent. And REALLY......who do you know lost a job to a mexican?

December 4, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is disgusting, dirty, and a disgrace to Phoenix. Why someone hasn't already picked him off amazes me completely. His Tent City approach to DUI offenders is unconstitutional. He has no regard for the amount of money the taxpayers are paying for lawsuits filed against him; in fact, he has stated he doesn't care how much money the lawsuits cost because it's the insurance companies footing those bills. His wife is worried about his personal safety and she has very good reason to be so!

December 4, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM RETIRED AIR FORCE AND I STAND WITH SHERIFF JOE. HE IS JUST TRYING TO DO THE JOB THE US GOVERMENT WILL NOT DO. WE ALL TOOK AN OATH OF OFFICE TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY. OBAMA AND THE REST OF THE CONGRESS AND LEGISLATURES SHOULD ALL BE IMPEACHED.

December 4, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Joe supporter posts. The posts always start of with some sh*t like, "I AM RETIRED AIR FORCE", or "I am a former cop", etc, so the poster implies that this somehow gives his post or opinion some credibility.

In all actuality posts like that lead me to the belief that the poster is, a) A liar, and b) a sociopath.

STFU you F'in liars, or Sheriff's posse members or whoever the F you are! I see through your BS!

December 4, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Juakeem Jackson said...

I actually support Sheriff Joe hole heartedly. Never focus on the personality of a person. We may not like their personality or their quirks, but their actiaons and goal are worth looking at. He is the only one I know who does not bow down to public oppinion and for those who think he does it for ego, his ego would be stroked more if he bowed. he stands against crime, which benefits you and I and the children of our community. He is unwavering and not wishy washy when it comes to crimse and one of the few who is taking a stand against people who come to this country in full knowledge that they are breaking the law, and who drain our country of resources. We have a RIGHT to say no to who comes here. Nobody has said those who want to come here cannot work, that is why we have provided work visas. To claim he is racist is juvenile and immature in thinking skills. The reality is, those who have done wrong and are now being held accountable don't want to face the consequences. There is a legal way to come into this country and their is an illegal way. Both have outcomes. If you or loved ones choose the illegal way, then do not complain when you are caught and held for your dishonest entrance. he stands against this and I commend him. I am so tired of wavering politicians who try to do everything to please the people. I stand behind him because he doesn't try to people please, but rather chooses to do what's best for the community overall. For those who protest him, take a day and study what happens to illegals in other countries.

December 5, 2009 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Andi Lane said...

I couldn't have said it better than the comment above.

December 5, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

America is a sleeping giant who is going to be picked off by a small tyrant someday. Then, those who complain about people like Sheriff Joes are going to wish they had one because you will be under communist rule or worse.

December 5, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray for Sheriff Joe! Here is a man doing his job and the politicans are against him. Why would the politicans be against Sheriff Joe? Easy question...he is taking away potential voters for the Democratic Party. I love the Mexican people for their warmth and hard-working ethics, however, I have had to work for everything I have or received. If we could be assured that the good, law-abiding Mexicans came across the border all would be debateable. In the real world, we attrack the lower elements who want to peddle drugs and guns and they are brutal.

America has tried to feminize all our males. Thank God Sheriff Joe is a real man and unfortunately males like Sheriff Joe are becoming so rare it is scary. Stand up for what is right and quit pandering to the wrong and America will be strong once again!

December 5, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Sheriff Joe is far from perfect, he still has the overwhelming support of the majority of Maricopa County's citizens. Strong enforcement of the laws on illegal immigrants and and criminal acts is exactly what is needed! The charges of racial profiling are ludicrous and undeserved. I don't see anyone complaining about racial profiling at the border stops where Anglos are waved on and Hispanics are closely scrutinized. I'm a minority and don't feel violated when when law enforcement is in fact working to protect us all.

December 6, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure Arpaio and Thomas have the support of the majority any longer. Certainly they no longer have the support of anyone that's been paying attention. The frivilous waste of taxpayer dollars is outrageous.

Chasing illegals? The only one who does his job? Hello! What has this same lawsuit against the county, filed time after time, got to do with illegals? Is this really the job of either the Sheriff's Department or the County Attorney's Office? Worse yet, the taxpayer gets to pay regardless. Does anyone really believe this is a giant conspiracy of all state, county, federal administrators, judges, etc., all of them against Sheriff Joe?

December 6, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Sheriff Joe Arpaio and all of his Maricopa county deputies. They are only trying to enforce the law and promote justice. Keep up the "Good Work" boys and girls of the MCSD.

December 6, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe represents a dying demographic in America. The over 55 years of age, post cold warrior with time on his hands to hate and to fear. That generation is easily led about and told what and who to fear by hate mongers like Joe. Generation Hate.

December 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BY GOLLY. lay off all the DPS officers ...close all the city police offices... even yet FURLOW ALL THE ARMED FORCES. THERE IS JUST ONE MAN THAT CAN GET THE JOB DONE ......Wait .. .I`ve heard that senario before ....IT has been tried in europe........does ADOLPH HITLER RING A BELL ??????

December 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and the post cold warrior generation is also PARANOID. The last quote is a typical example of that generations Paranoia. Listen to that drivel. Who is coming to lay off the Armed Forces and lay off the DPS officers? Nobody. I guess that generation just needs enemies, be they imaginary or real. Pathetic.

December 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Joe dies of old age in a few years, Joe's epitaph should read, "Spent his whole life battling evil criminals, only to become one himself."

December 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Joe would run for President of the United States. I would vote for him!!

December 6, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He would be more effective as a president of the HOA of a retirment community lol.

December 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Valerie said...

He is one of way too few elected officials actually doing the job he was elected to do. Thank goodness for his efforts. Anyone else of having to 'dial 1 for english'? If we don't do something about illegal immigration, english won't be an option. You want to immigrate into our country-wonderful, do it the right way and no problem. Do it illegally, you will be removed.

December 7, 2009 at 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These posts are very entertaining.
However, I am a HUGE fan of the Sheriff. He is the only one trying to defend this country of ours from becoming a third-world county. Look around, the illegals bring nothing good to our community, economy, or lifestyle. I appreciate the protection and the crime sweeps are effective and should continue. Gee, he gets voted in every time with ease...wake up people, quit giving our away for free what our forefathers fought so desperately to achieve.

December 7, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
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 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am disgusted that some posters accuse other posters of working for the Sheriff posse or whatever just because they support the Sheriff. I do not. I am a working woman and have pride in my country and county. This Sheriff is the only one to enforce the laws the liberals will not. I am not putting my name down here because I fear you crazy people that oppose the Sheriff. The only people afraid, or angry, oppose law enforcers are usually criminals or bad seeds. If you want this country to be like Mexico just wait, you will get your wish if you block the Sheriffs efforts. But to speed it up why don't you live in Mexico, really, live with the poverty and corruption and drug crime. That is what they bring here, if you don't think so then you need to get back in school and get some kind of educational level to allow you to comprehend facts.

December 7, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can monitor this board and harass whomever they wish, (MCSO Thugs). I will still speak my mind. I don't commit crimes. I see them for what they are, an out of control rouge LE agency that ignores the law because of the ego of the sheriff. Freedom of speech may not be free, but it is still allowed last I checked. If Joe Harasses people who speak out against him then obviously he does not believe in the American way of doing things.

December 7, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those of Hispanic heritage have a tendency to despise this guy. Not everyone with brown skin is a criminal. However, as much as skin color isn't anyones' fault - laws MUST be enforced. You CAN'T sit there and say you do NOT see ANY reason why non-english speaking, or hispanics are stopped for these kinds of "checks". You don't like it? 1.) Leave. or 2.) Change the law. To do the latter, you'll have to get citizenship - which would fix the WHOLE problem.

December 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State has HUGE budget problems...how much of that would be fixed if the illegals actually became legal and paid taxes? You can continue to be part of the problem, or become part of a solution.

December 7, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hispanics have made this a Brown vs. White issue. It's a matter of the law. Are you here "Illegally"? Then go thru the proper channels to become "legal". You live in America - to NOT become a citizen of this Country means you'd rather be a Mexican (or other) citizen. You are either going to be an American or you should leave.

December 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The laws include the right not to be subject to illegal search and seizure. You can't just ignore the laws you choose to ignore and claim it is for the common good. If Joe was concerned about peoples civil rights there would be no issue and he could go about his business of stroking his own ego with each new press release that touts the "Great things the MCSO is doing." Instead he locks horns like the stubborn old man that he is, and damages his cause more than anything. The major issue here is Joe's personality.

December 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sheriff would not even have a problem if he would have just followed proper procedure and not locked horns with every single person who disagreed with him. His other issue is just abuse of power against AMERICAN citizens. This should never be allowed in a Democracy and he should understand that after 30 + years in public service.

December 7, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't want Sheriff Joe then send him here to Arkansas. If you people are dumb enough to award millions in lawsuits to person who want to do battle with law enforcement personel then you deserve what you get. When and office says, "do as I say", then do it or pay the consequences. That individual wouldn't be in that position in the first place if he/she wasn't "in training" to be a criminal! If sheriff Joe has the jails overcrowded then DON'T DO THE CRIME, stupid! If you don't want Joe, we do in Arkansas.

M Hagen
Fayetteville, Arkansas

December 7, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H Hagen You obviously have no idea about what you are writing about. The issues people in Arizona are concerned about are the issues related to illegal search and seizure and abuse of power by the sheriffs office. Since you are in the south I guess that might seem normal to you. In the west this sort of thing just does not fly.

December 7, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We wish that people would leave Sheriff Joe alone. You people do not know when you have it good. There aren't many Sheriff's that do their job correctly in this country and they could learn a lesson or two from him.

We feel that the County Supervisors are on a witch hunt, maybe to save there own selves.

December 7, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe does a great job and could do even more with the cooperation of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors!

December 7, 2009 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is making a mockery out of the law enforcement profession. I have friends who are policemen for local law enforcement in Phoenix. They have said many time that the MCSO are viewed as a bunch of undisciplined goons. Some of the local lawmen even view the MCSO as a little dangerous.

December 7, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is one of the most respected law enforcement officers in the country for good reason, he enforces the law. That's why the vast majority continue to support him. Invented allegations and character assassination only increase his support and rightly so. Let's not diminish our community by demeaning those who are working hardest to support it.

December 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Invented support does not increase his popularity. Don't you and the other Sheriff's posse people have shopping malls to patrol?

December 7, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sherriff Joe is just doing the job he was elected to do. He does it well. People now think they should not have to obey any laws, that is the reason the country is going to hell in a hand basket. Laws are made for everyone and Sherriff Joe is trying his best to enforce them. He has to fight everyone to do his job. Do you have that problem at your place of employment? I think not.

December 8, 2009 at 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sheriff is just doing his job of harassing the innocent and violating their civil rights. The sheriff is only wasting 7 million dollars of our tax money on his own vendetta because he can. Pull your head out of your *ss.

December 8, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would put Joe in the White House in a minute! He is what this country needs, here's the law obey it!

December 8, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Joe is always shown by the media in bad light. He has an up hill endeavor.

December 8, 2009 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ding! What part of GRAND JURY INDICTMENT is not understood here? And why is it that the County Attorney and the Sheriff get lambasted for doing their job? Law is law and if people don't like it they should move to a place where there is none.

To the 3rd person above me - How do you know that these people are "innocent"? Please. Did you hear the evidence presented to the Grand Jury?

And KPHO - you have lost my 'eyes'. You need to review News. I don't care about your opinion.

December 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Think he is great! He has the courage to stand up and do what is right.

December 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. AND GOD BLESS YOU:

December 9, 2009 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the media has been bought and paid for by the politians, the same politians who would rather have votes than uphold the laws of the country. joe has 70% popularity amoung the voters and thats over both republican and democrats. hes doing what we put him into office to do. what part of illegal don't you understand.

December 11, 2009 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch the news on 15 , 12, 0r 10 they don't do as slanted a coverage as KPHO. i don't watch kpho News anymore either, they have been bought and paid for, like the politians

December 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The following letter was sent to Dennis K. Burke today with the hopes that he will agree to establish a specialized outreach effort to collect information on the abuses by and corruption of Joe Arpaio. Of course, I signed my letter and included my contact information. It is my sincere hope that you, the readers, will follow suit and contact Dennis Burke's Office with your own information. Please be sure to use your name, address and contact information. It goes without saying that most government agencies are unlikely to act on anonymous information. To access Dennis Burke's contact information simply go to: http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/contacts.html

Honorable Dennis K.Burke
US Attorney for Arizona

Dear Mr. Burke,

Recent reports indicate that your office is aware of serious allegations of abuse and corruption within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

I respectfully request that, due to the nature of and the number of allegations of abuse and corruption within the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, your office establish a specialized outreach effort to allow those citizens with information to provide your investigators with enough detail to substantiate the allegations of corruption and abuse.

Specifically, my information is intended to provide you with instances of contract fraud, misuse of RICO funds, misuse of JEF funds, selective and targeted harassment, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, threatening and intimidating, Purjury, forgery and false swearing and providing false information on a public Financial Disclosure Form.

It is my understanding that there are also a number of MCSO employees willing to come forward to provide similar information.

Because of the complexity of the issues and volatile nature of the corruption within MCSO, it is unlikely that my information (or that of many others) could be adequately communicated through a tip line. Accordingly, I ask that you consider assigning a special outreach unit to address the overwhelming amount of information it is likely your office would be receiving.

For your kind consideration, and for your assistance I respectfully thank you in advance.

December 14, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shady politicans like Mary Rose Wilcox cannot be permitted to hide behind their office to escape investigation. The information against her is mounting and has been known for years. The county deserves better. The legal enforcement part of government should be able to take the necessary legal steps to protect all the citizens. Politicans are not above the law.

December 14, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of this state support your upholding the LAWS OF THE LAND, Joe! How many years have the extreme liberals tried to undo the historical struggle of our sovereign nation?! Just keep hanging in there, friend. Bit-by-bit, they'll wake up after being a victim of ID theft or hit-and-run or rape of their loved one or kidnapping or home invasion (many, many "immigrants" are criminals escaping their own country's justice. They get breaks (having children they don't own up to and that the Child Support Agency can't track for payment, for instance) that the actual CITIZENS of this country don't get. Plus, driving down the wages that CITIZENS could demand if not for the "immigrants" working for pennies on the dollar... won't even learn the language of the land. Makes me sick. GO JOE!!!

December 15, 2009 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Joe, take them all down! You are the only one doing the job.

December 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noticed a report that crime is down in Phoenix and that shopping is safer this year. Thank you Joe. Your round ups of illegals as made this a safer place even in the face of an economic downturn. Joe shows that the law can work and make the city better. Even if you do not like Joe, when you compare him to a shady characater like Mary Rose Wilcox he wins every time.

December 17, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deeply concerned with Joey in his position. He clearly focuses his energy on only a few aspects of his job instead of everything. He clearly would rather spend the resources chasing down someone here illegally than someone who is a felon.

His lack of administrative budget policies are costing the taxpayers millions of dollars for sub-stantard efficiency.

His fighting with other County organizations is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars in lawsuits.

He talks about ‘answering to the people’. He ‘works for the people’ he says… Yet clearly is irritated/annoyed when asked to explain himself, his actions or the actions of his ‘henchmen’.

The joke is on us, the voters and taxpayers… We can find someone who can do it better, more efficiently, and with less wasted dollars. We can find someone who can actually multi-task instead of becoming so focused on who he hates at a personal level instead of doing his ‘job’.

Can we finally sell the $456k bus that is a waste of money? What about the squad cars he has purchased to hand out for employees to drive to work and back home. Didn’t he use RICO money for that?

Taking over a government office computer room… for what? Literally, all of his henchmen came in heavily loaded… to an office? Had to have scared the he** out of everyone! And this is a correct use of resources?

How about claiming a resource issue with not having enough morons (Detention Officers) to adequately service the court system because one of their own was thrown in jail? Yet we have 200 ‘agents’ chasing down 3 illegal citizens that same day…

Now Joey and Andy indicted a judge who has a great record for being fair and objective. The judge had an issue with how the Court System is being affected (Joey’s henchmen)… Wrote a letter to all parties asking for assistance in the matter… Joey and Andy became upset and now have filed bogus charges against the Judge so that he is temporarily removed from his position. Therefore, allowing them to continue their crusade… have you read the document? There is very little fact and a lot of speculation included… We have truly become a state where you are guilty until proven innocent… sad…

Sorry folks, this is a joke… costing us time, money and patience… Joey and the MCSO have taken a hit in the public’s eye… And because of this, the public is less likely to take the MCSO as a serious law enforcement agency. That is the big picture…

Perhaps all of the supporters will start crying when our tax bills (e.g. sales tax, property tax) go up next year… Don’t wonder why… those who support him have to shut it and accept it… the money we are dishing out has to come from somewhere…

December 18, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger DON said...

Well here we go again. You at channel 5 took down any criticizing of the media. So what can we do. Oh I know keep watching FOX for fair and
balance reporting.

December 18, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Am an American citizen who believes that the law should be upheld. Joe does exactly that. If you do not like the law and Joe, than leave.

December 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too bad that a lot people don't like his way of justice to all, or to all a good bye.
The only people I ever hear complain are either
(not suppose to be here) (their friends or family) (or official trying to get their vote)
He may show boat, self centered, reads the law the same for everyone, and make sure you have NO fun in jail. I'm all for him and I'd even vote for him for Gov. and I spend a little time in his jail. He's fair.

December 19, 2009 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONCE and for ALL -

this is the NEW problem for Arizona AND
America....

the YOUNG people are all naive because
they don't understand what is going on
and they just want to support the minorities
either by letting them have free medical
treamtent and by VOTING them into the oval office..

well, guess what?

this is going to be YOUR new world....

and ONE DAY...you MIGHT get it ...as the
rest of us have died off...

and you are STILL in the poor house....

and wonder if you are actually living
in Arizona or the United States...

.your actions today will impact
your future lives...

Sheriff Joe won't be around to protect you
and Obama will have screwed up your health
insurance and probably drained Medicare and
Social Security to pay for it...and THAT
was YOUR money that you paid into....and
YOU STILL don't HAVE A JOB!

So, until you YOUNG people, Democrats and
Independents who vote the wrong way figure
it out....just remember, YOU may have
WON THE BATTLE, but you LOST THE WAR....
and the War is

YOUR LIFE !!

December 19, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said:

I met the man two year's ago @ a PARADA DEL SOL PARADE... I am a 20 year wildland and city firefighter combinded veteran... Listen people Sheriff Joe has alot on his plate he has the border issue homeland security right in maricopa county Mosque's going up evrey where you look... No telling what there up too? The federal government just cut off the man's budget to protect us... He has more Law enforcement experience IN HIS PINKY FINGER HA Federally than Attorney General Eric Holder's whole body... The man has to go up against Cartel's that have Apache gunship's Abhram's M-1 battle tank's... The illegls' are actually migrant foot soilder's... How I know this I have worked on the border fighting Fire's... Sheriff Joe has 20-30 yaer's DEA EXPERIENCE HE KNOW'S WHAT NEED'S TOO BE DONE LEAVE THE MAN ALONE... P.S, to the federal agent that has handcuff's that want's to lock up the P.O.S WE HAVE LOT'S OF ZIP TIE'S...

December 20, 2009 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger David Dee said...

One important piece of information that has not been discussed much is this: The reason Sheriff Arpaio has the inmates wear pink underwear is because the inmates stole $48,000 worth of the previous underwear, and so he wanted the new pink underwear distasteful to the inmates so money could be saved. Sheriff Arpaio is very pragmatic, practical and wise. He sees things as they really are, and this why the liberals want to attack him on the issue oif illegal immigration, as well as anything else they can cook up, "spin", and fabricate. These people are promoting Dan Saban as the honest and inspiring replacement for the sheriff. Mr. Saban appears to be dishonest. I saw someone questioning him on Utube about something he had written. The questioning established that Mr. Saban had been lying about what he he had written. The interviewer, after a strenuous question and answer session with Mr. Saban (with a lot of verbal athletics about "mis-leading" people and "lying", Mr. Saban finally admitted to knowingly disseminating false information to the media and others. He was being dishonest and obviously evasive for most of the conversation, but his transgression had been so obvious and readily apparent, that his only reasonable and logical act was to admit the truth.

Concerning illegal immigration, I remember listening to a call-in talk show years ago, where the host was speaking with several callers from the border with Mexico. These callers were saying they were witnessing hundreds and hundreds of people from the South streaming across the border, but federal and local law enforcement did nothing to stop them. I think it was the federal government's legal responsibility to protect our country against foreign invasion. They ignored it because they wanted it to happen so it would be much easier in the future to merge Canada, the USA, and Mexico into one economic and political union. This is the kind of spirit and movement that is harassing and persecuting the Sheriff as he is trying to enforce the law and establish common sense procedures and regulations to protect Arizona and the USA.

Mr. Saban's lie and attempt to "spin" his way out of admitting the truth, is only the tip of the iceberg of the lies, spins, deceptions, political and legal campaign wars against Sheriff Arpaio. The Establishment and dishonest people are determined to discedit and bring him down.

December 20, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reason why the sheriff is always under fire especially in the media, is because he thinks out of the box!! this man is doing everything he can to put criminals in jail, and reduce the rate of recitivism. he is constantly under fire because he dares to challenge the system, is not afraid of anyone, and is simply doing his job. we are lucky to have a man like that in government, and if we had more like him, our state wouldnt be in the mess its in now!!

December 21, 2009 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger Scott Roenigk said...

Joe is a typical politician; he is a bad sheriff. He arrested Mexicans for the free news attention. Apraio was a convicted felon who took money from drug dealers. He can't even carry a gun. Maricopa county is just like Washington, D.C., full of corruption, greed, and a big waste of the taxpayers' money.

December 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms said...

I would suspect that the act of treason against the lawful citizens of these United States and the willful obstruction of justice in Maricopa county, perpetrated by one ( Lydia Guzman ) will ultimately be the death of her. I also suspect, that her illegal Mexican friends will be more than happy to hold the all revered ( Car Wash ) in her honor, although she is apparently devoid of any honor whatsoever, to help with her funeral expenses. J.W. Simms.

January 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms said...

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix U.S. Census office is working with Hispanic organizations in the state to make sure they get an accurate count of the number of illegals living in Arizona.
Local Census office manager Al Nieto said that encouraging illegal immigrants to fill out the Census forms is not only important for statistical reasons, but also for funding.
"We have many people who are in Arizona who are not here legally, but whose children attend our schools and go to hospitals, and those are all affected by the Census results and the federal dollars that come back to Arizona," Nieto said.
According to the General Accounting Office, 65 percent of Hispanic residents nationwide returned Census forms in 2000, compared with 78 percent of white residents.
Max Gonzales, vice president of communications for Chicanos Por La Causa, one of the organizations working with the Census, believes the government is just doing its job.
"The Census is doing the requirements of the constitution, which is to go out and count every inhabitant," Gonzales said. "An inhabitant doesn't mean whether it's documented or undocumented. It's every inhabitant."
According to the Census office, Arizona will end up losing about $400 per year for the next 10 years for every person the state can't count, adding up to $4,000 per person. If the state misses out on counting 250 people, that will add up to $1 million in lost funding.
Gonzales said committee workers are going to various communities to hand out pamphlets about the Census and inform people that filling out the forms is a good thing.
"It's our job to let them know that reaching out to the Census is OK and that their information is safe and secure," Gonzales said. "This does impact them on a real micro level."
But one illegal immigrant, who identified himself only as Pedro, said he doesn't plan on filling out the Census form.
"They call us illegals and we don't count for the government," Pedro said. "They push us away and they don't want us here. So what (do) they want us (for)? Just (so) we get counted for money?"

And there you have it my friends; the sole reason our elected officials are pushing so hard to get sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office, the sheriff is not deporting illegal aliens back across the border he’s deporting “ MONEY “ back across the border and this bankrupt state can’t have that happen. It is my opinion that the elected officials of the state of Arizona, are supporting groups such as Chicanos Por La Causa, La-Raza, and ( Lydia “ the scuz “ Guzman ) and her ( We are Not!! America Coalition ) in order to bring in and retain as many “ illegal aliens as possible, in order to defraud the Federal Government out of Millions of dollars during the 2010 census period. If ever a Federal investigation was warranted, this is it and should begin at the state capital and work it’s way down. In lieu of a Federal investigation into the working’s at the State Capital, we are forced to live with a criminal illegal alien element, because” they amount to Money for the state. If you don’t believe me, just ask Pedro. That’s my opinion, what’s yours? J.W. Simms.

January 13, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

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