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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thomas, Arpaio File Criminal Complaint Against Superior Court Judge
A criminal complaint has been filed against Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a news conference Wednesday.

The complaint accuses Donahoe of bribery and corruption in connection with an investigation into the downtown court tower project. Arpaio and Thomas also filed a racketeering lawsuit against Maricopa County leaders -- including the entire Board of Supervisors -- in connection with the court tower project last week.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

his waste of the taxpayer money on these lawsuits and investigations are getting old. Doesnt he realize we are in poor economic times esp. in AZ. Doesnt he think OUR MONEY can be spent more wisely.'
god help us if he runs for gov. , as he will probably get elected , but not by my hand.

December 9, 2009 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a thin line between being tough and just being a jerk. A law enforcement agency that is used to persecute the enemies of one man is a disgrace for our democracy.

December 9, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isa betta lawsuitsa for you!

-- Frank Pentangelli

December 9, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Joe! Keep doing what you're doing Joe.

December 10, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the media are opposed to Sheriff Joe and instead of reporting "news" they look for ways to portray Joe in negative ways.

December 10, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not with the media. I vote. I believe in the American way of life and government. I am not so much opposed to Joe as opposed to:

1) Bullies who use their power improperly.
2) People who violate the civil rights of others.
3) People who waste tax dollars on frivolous law suits.

If Joe can't understand all of that than maybe he is so out of touch with reality that he needs to retire.

December 10, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again with these two idiots trying to disrupt county government from working by filing all these lawsuites. I am sick and tired of the both of them, and can't wait for FEDERAL INDICTMENTS to come down on the both of them. They are just doing this to try and control county government by do what they say and only them. We had no problems with county government until these two idiots came along. If this what is expected of Candy Andy he might as well stay in County Government because there is no room for this type of person to head the AG office. He has wasted taxpayers money to no end and has no shame in doing it. This has to stop and an indictment of him and his civil rights violating friend will reap it two fold.

December 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is an embarassment to the state and county !! Why people keep re electing him is beyond me. He has cost the tax payers millions of dollars, all the law suits he has lost for the deaths in his jail. He acts like he has no rules to abide by.

December 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


December 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Arpaio has been/is the best thing ever for Arizona and our law enforcement body.
Keep it up, Joe.

December 10, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone knows the politians are being paid off by someone somewhere all the time. channel 5 appears to have joined in on the pay-offs. channel 5 slanted news reporting can only be explained that they were paid to dis-credit the law enforcement agencies in Arizona

December 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


December 10, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media seems intent on this witch hunt. The man is doing his job and the media needs to back off and present the news not just slanted opinions.

December 10, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe is doing a great job and I'm thankful he is not afraid of stepping on anyones toes by upholding the law. too many special interest groups running our country.

phoenix resident

December 10, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been in law enforcement for 39 years here in the valley and there's a good reason no agency wants anything to do with Thomas or Arpaio...they're unprofessional unethical media grabbers.

December 10, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio Joe is a bullying scofflaw. He is powermad and thinks he is the Highest Authority in America; Federal Law does not apply to him. He is an embarrassment and needs to be put out of office. Need I go on?

December 10, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support the Sheriff and the crime sweeps and the investigation into county supervisors. Kpho only has negative reports on the Sheriff's office and his deputies, you never hear about the good that they do.
Is it possible that Catherine Anaya has a conflict of interest?? Why doesn't the media get off his back.

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

I applud KPHO for having the gonads to speak up
When it walks like a duck
quacks like a duck
looks like a duck

December 10, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three parts to a sheriffs deputy comment here,

The opening
1) I support the sheriff blah, blah, blah.

The slam
2) KPHO only posts lies, blah, blah, blah.

The closing
3) Joe should be the king of England or president or pope or....blah, blah, blah.

He who s*cks the most **** at the MCSO probably gets promoted the fastest I guess, based upon the retarded postings I see here.

December 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved from to Phoenix five years ago and my family asks me every week why I'm still in Phoenix. It's embarrassing because all this crap caused by Arpaio and Thomas is ending up in the national news. God help us. The whole country thinks we're a bunch of stupic hicks for supporting these goons. Go to MCSO.ORG and read the childish complaints against a lot of judges. It's just silly.

December 10, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) You click on
2) Your IP is logged.
3) Joe's goons make up some sh*t about how this IP posted some threat or something.
4) Some judge friend of Joe's issues a subpoena of your IP addy.
5) MCSO Goons begin stalking you.....

Or you just read some crap on the boring MCSO site and LOL till you piss yer pants....

December 11, 2009 at 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is a professional who is willing to take on anyone who breaks the law! It doesn't matter what your La Cause is! There is a greater Cause! Upholding the law! Joe will investigate and find the lawbreakers! You don't like Joe? Don't break the law! You don't like Joe? Leave Arizona! We won't miss you! Good job Joe!

Is the media, like the Communist News Network, constantly trying to find some way to misrepresent you? Don't worry Joe, it's only because you are doing a GOOD JOB!
Arizona citizens are tired of losers who break the law,those who enter America illegally, dishonest judges,and other criminals who try to circumvent the law! Go get em' JOE! YOU HAVE MY VOTE!

December 11, 2009 at 7:55 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:

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 12, 2009 at 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Sheriff Joe is an embarrassment to Law Enforcement. He has shown through his abuse of power that anyone who crosses him or objects to his methods of policing will be a target. Judges, Media, Mayors, Council Leaders, Candidates for Sheriff other Law Enforcement agencies, nothing escapes the MCSO Mafia headed by the biggest Gangster in Arizona. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do, except impeach him if we stand together. Its time to start over, and get someone in the Sheriff’s Office we can trust. If we dont take action, we might become the next target of his Mafia.

December 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stalin was still better at it... a little anyway. I am indeed a different "Annonymous" than the others above, and while I am not normally reluctant to give my views in a public forum, I do live and work in Sheriff Joe's jurisdiction.
I heard of someone putting out an initiative for ballot that would prohibit personal appearances in publicly funded advertising by elected officials. Wouldn't that cut deeply into Joe's election funding? Our County Attorney too!

December 19, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Joe is doing a wonderful job..the only people that don't seem to like him are people that are doing something wrong. He's doing his job and people are complaining if he wasn't doing his job people would still complain.

December 22, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Arpaio says "I'm going to do my job and uphold the law the people of Maricopa Country have elected me to do" one more time, I'll barf. It's not what he says that is sickening, it's that he as duped so many by just saying it often enough and putting on his periodic dog and pony shows with his "sweeps". In the meantime, he has wasted millions with frivolous lawsuits, or using our tax dollars in having to defend himself. They could hire 100 more officers with that money, and they would mean REAL added enforcement. Those who don't see through his chicanery and the sly way he preys on the fears and hates of others by saying what they want to hear are really missing the point, and shall I say it?....are rather thick.

December 29, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clowns in costumes, that is all we have in Arizona is Clowns in Costumes... Let's vote them out at the next elections and put someone who really cares for the citizens back in office.

December 31, 2009 at 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest clown is the sheriff. Vote him out as well!

January 3, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
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 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your threats have been reported to the police JW Simms. All death threats posted on this board whether direct or implied are being reported to the local police.

January 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of the media attacking Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas. They are among the few officials doing their job. If it were'nt for Joe and his Dept, we would be flooded with drug cartels and kidnappings that is now prevalent in Mexico. As it is, a significant number of crimes are committed by illegals. As for racial profiling, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then.....
I have always supported and voted for Joe Arpaio every year since I have been in Phoenix, and apparently so have many other citizens!!

January 4, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio and Thomas are both a waste of air. They do nothing go after anyone that doesn't agree with their views. They are trying to intimidate Judges now. Let's discuss land and real estate deals shall we? Arpaio has paid cash for millions of dollars in property and no one questions where this money came from? He is being paid a civil servants salary yet he can afford millions of dollars in real estate? He sure didn't make the money off of his book, these deals were done before that. Just where did that cash come from. He didn't finance these deals he paid cash. If anyone should be investigated it should be Arpaio.

January 6, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed! How does a man paid 100k a year afford so much real estate? His salary is public record.

January 6, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County, the State and this Country are under attack by the ultra liberals. Joe Arpaio is a target because he is a conservative that loves his Country, State and County and does his job enforcing the law. I hope Joe remains successful fighting the battle with the liberals, who are trying to destroy this Country. If Joe is not successful, it will just be another step toward destroying this Country, as we know it. Having the same values as Joe, I hope he is successful.

January 8, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Joe Arpaio tackles the problem of illegals entering the US. The rest of the state officials don't seem to care how many illegals we have in the state, or the cost to the taxpayers. So far I have not seen anything positive about the Sheriff on KPHO, I find it hard to believe that he does nothing positive.

January 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Joshua Llanos said...

This is definitely the beginning of the end for Joe Arpaio. Arizona is like no other state in the country. It's almost like the old west. We have a huge underclass of people who either have no job or can't get ahead, because rent is so expensive. The haves in this state literally do not care at all about the rest of the population. This is a far-right state where disregarding the feelings and well being of the general population is not only accepted, it's encouraged. It's an unnatural situation to begin with. The desert is not a suitable place for people to live in. On top of that we have the constant influx of illegal immigrants fleeing the oppressive conditions of Mexico, coming to America to live the dream, only to be met by the greedy conservative, wealthy upper class here in Arizona, represented by their strong man, Joe Arpaio. This can't last forever though. The rest of the United States, the rest of the world will eventually see what's going on this state, and the grand jury investigating Joe Arpaio is just the beginning. It's a race against time though. One day the earthquake will hit the west coast, California will fall into the Pacific Ocean, and the fate of Arizona remains to be seen.

January 8, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What....? Joe has "No Comment." That fact alone should cause any reasonable person in the Phoenix area to know that Joe is scared. Joe Loves to make stupid comments to the media. He pays a large staff to keep his name in the media on a regular basis. Why would he turn down an opportunity to get on T.V.? Joe and Dave are finally realizing that they are NOT "Untouchable." The dike now has holes in it and soon the pressure will cause the dike to come down. I can't wait for the day when Joe, Dave and many others, that stood idly by watching the two head clowns violate people's rights, to be sentenced. That's right...all the "Ass-Kissers" will have to answer to these charges. You are sworn Peace Officers that should have been beating down the doors to the F.B.I. many years ago and reporting these two clowns. You all stood-by, got your promotions and pay-raises and did nothing. The ENTIRE COMMAND STAFF at MCSO needs to be dealt with. At the absolute minimum, Joe's flunkies should have their certifications REVOKED !!!!

January 8, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 9, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morgan Lowe has created a vendetta against the Sherrif and has included Mr. Thomas. There is not a night that I tune in then tune out channel five for this constant noice that Sherrif Joe has done something wrong. After a time it becomes a war tactic that we do to prisoners. If I were an attorney defending the Sherrif or Mr. Thomas you would not get a trial date for at least three years because you station is Satalited throughout the State. It is a smart person who knows when to back off and let others do their job, but Mr. Lowe is in such a State of Mind, and so is your Station that you have created a Vendetta. If the media was smarter than they are they would have been able to understand Mr. Arpaios abrasive personality and not been so accusitive. He is the one who helped Pruits, the American against the Church and the Illegals that neither the double dipper Jack Harris nor the Mayer did not act responsivly. This indoctrination by Reporter Lowe and Catherine Anaya has to stop in order for justice to be maintained.

January 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears our TV News people dislike the Shreriff. If they don't like what he is doing they might be well to work at trying to build support to have a change of our immigration laws in this country. It appears to me that the Shrriff is just inforcing OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS.

January 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It also appears that many ordinary citizens and politicians don't like Joe. I believe they are on to something. The man must be as nasty as they say he is.

January 9, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand the uproar! Seems to me he is the only one that is doing his job. People are losing their jobs (more to come). I can't see that "THE WALL"is doing and good and costing unbelievable amounts of money (then se tell the illegals where to go to get around over and thru. Why should these people be any different then our forefathers? Do things according to the law. Can't anyone see what is happening to our crime rate! It's just one scandal after another. Keep up the good work Joe!!! I wonder how many families could be fed with the money spent on this latest farce against him. No wonder the "politicians"don't care for him. The truth hurts!

January 11, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe does not abide by the US Gov. Laws. He has one set of Rules, his own. What an idot to let one of his own, break the law in the law of the courts. Then turn around and don't remember his own doings on a court issue. What a guy! Hope you all that support him have a turn being under his "RULE" someday. Then and only then will you realize how corrupt he really is.

January 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Frances said...

Let's see, while the illegals are marching in Phoenix, our law enforcement has to man traffic instead of protecting us.
THIS is a WASTE of honest legal AMERICAN tax dollars.

January 12, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing new, now that the corrupt left is in charge, trying to take sheriff joe down, like everything else, they don't have a leg to stand on...stay tuned, sheriff joe is here to stay!!!!!!!

January 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go joe, these people that are fearful of upholding the law are gonna go away. You are one of many the lefts can't bully. We need more people {like you} with integrity. Our will be done.

January 13, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another big problem is, so called "telling it like it is" the way channel 5 sees it, & many other libral stations. there's only one TV station who reports both sides....FOX NEWS CHANNEL 360. The only RADIO station worth listening to is KFYI 550, both sides from real americans.

January 14, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

Way to go JOE

No we don't need any workers from Mexico. The number of Americans without jobs is higher than the number of Americans without jobs during the last great depression. Why would we want legal immigrants from Mexico when we don't have enough jobs for the Americans citizens in this country?

Other than the third world workers from Mexico, the only ones who want the modern day slaves to come here is the rich who don't want to pay a fare wage. No American can compete with the wages these immigrants are willing to work for. Why? Because most Americans don't have twenty of their friends and distant family members living in one three bed room house, that's why. STOP all immigrant workers legal or not, is what Washington should be doing. But until the majority takes control of our rich controlled government, we will have legal and allowed illegal immigration. If Washington allows immigration to continue here, when there is not enough work here for Americans, maybe then the majority will realize who really runs this country.

This is America and the American’s country, not Mexico’s or the Mexicans that come here expecting free food, medical care and housing. No, they have no rights or nothing coming.

Stay home and fix your corrupt government. WE DON’T WANT OR NEED YOU!!!!

January 17, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Joe is doing a great job. leave him alone and go after the bad people, Our car thief is down and the crime rate is lower.
If I voted I would always vote for Joe. The prisioners doesnt deserve any privious, let them pay for their crimes-no television,no cigarettes, no nothing.
I am a very little american citizen, And I beleive in rights to all that obey the law.

January 19, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

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