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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Arpaio Gets Grilled In Deposition
Sheriff Joe Arpaio had trouble recalling operations in his own office, according to a recent deposition.

The deposition centered on a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio used racial profiling to round up illegal immigrants during sweeps across the Valley last year.

The sheriff sat and answered questions for almost seven hours from the plaintiff's attorney. Many times, the sheriff said, "I don't recall" and "I don't remember," even when asked about the details of key operations.

Arpaio also said he is not well-versed on the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and has not read the book he co-wrote in 2008, "Joe's Law: America's Toughest Sheriff."

"I am not sure, to the best of my knowledge," said Arpaio during the deposition. "I haven't reviewed the book recently. In fact, I haven't even read the book."

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I got excited! I thought the headline read "Arpaio Gets Drilled In Prison." My Mistake!

January 6, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sherriff Arpaio is not only a racist he is mentallty ill. After all he thinks he is a "GOD". I dont understand why the people of maricopa county keeps this man in office. I've never voted for him and never will.

January 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet that the illegal immigration stuff is the tip of the iceberg. I'll bet the MCSO probably plays fast and loose with just about any law related issues like search warrants etc. How else could Arpaio have harassed all of his enemies like judges and police chiefs from other communities?

January 6, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet there are a bunch of equally sick individuals in the Sheriff's posse. The posse is composed of people who volunteer, not people I pay via my taxes or someone elected. I wonder how much harm that group of rejects causes to public goodwill and innocents. That should also be investigated by the feds.

January 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't live in that blob of a city of cities, nor would I ever. But taking a hard look at the facts of who, as a race and culture contribute the majority of the crimes, most of which are violent and senseless, I couldn't imagine not having the badly maligned sheriff on the job. Even his presence in that deranged society hasn't made a dent in diminishing the crime, much less curbing the alien invasion. Nevertheless, when people are in trouble and they, themselves, are the target of crime, they scream bloody murder to high heaven and what the police and sheriff's office to do something about it. Well, that's what Sheriff Arpaio is doing, and doing what he was mandated to do. You folks have a lot of mean people on your streets and preying on all of you, but thankfully they end up preying on themselves more times than not. If you want a man's job to get done, then hired someone with the balls to do it. Otherwise, why don't you complainers about the sheriff put in your applications and see if you have a pair. But I doubt it. Call me RK, and someone who worked in a variety of police and sheriff organizations. Too bad we don't have more people on the force who knows what needs to be done, and does it.

January 7, 2010 at 6:07 AM  
Anonymous Jordans said...

Arapaio is doing a great job. Yes, he does get obnoxious at times, but in his position and with the numnuts in the political positions he has to work with, how else is he going to get his point across. If you are legal, welcome, if you are illegal, go home. Come back when you can become an American and keep our laws and morals.

January 7, 2010 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT EVERYTHING THAT CEAZY MAN HAS TO DO WITH THE ALIENS ....HE AND THOMAS ARE TRYING TO MAKE AN END RUN ON THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM ..THAT MEANS YOUR FREEDOM TOO ...JORDAN...

January 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let talk about verifiable facts. Any of you who say Joe's doing a great job: Show us some provable statistics to validate your emotional response to him. Let's see his effectiveness in reducing and prosecuting crime and spending tax dollars on that.

We know how much he's spent on lawsuits against him (educate yourself if you don't know the disgusting figures). We know he spends money on PR and spends lots of time talking to reporters (as he said in his deposition). If he's [da toughest sheruf] shouldn't crime be decreasing- shouldn't some of you Joe supporters be able to make a solid logical case for your position? Show me what facts you have to bolster your position.

By the way, I'll save your time in accusing me of not caring about illegal immigration or other illegal activity- so spare the tired ad hominem attacks. That's why I think effective law enforcement is (unfortunately) vital. I have been a white US citizen all my life. If [da sheruf} was doing his job we wouldn't be having this conversation.

January 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ARE UNDER SEIGE!
THANK YOU PHOENIX LAW INFORCMENT FOR MAKING A
NOTICABLE DIFFERNCE!
jOE ROCKS! BEND ALL THE RULE YOU WANT!
IF ANY.

January 7, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work you are doing.

January 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey RK, I am willing to run for that office. I am retired military and I think Arpio is way off his rocker. I also know the 4th Amendment, unlike our friend Joe

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. It was ratified as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. The amendment specifically also requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.

In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies to the states by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court has also ruled that certain searches and seizures violated the Fourth Amendment even when a warrant was properly granted.

January 7, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What people don't seem to know is this lawsuit is brought on by someone with a legal visa who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by MSCO. He was "detained" because he didn't speak english and was hispanic. The deputy must have failed legal documents 101.

The other plantiffs are two hispanics who were detained, zip-tied for 2-3 hours. One is a naturalized US Citizen and the other is a US citizen. The only reason they were detained is becuase they were hispanic.

In both cases, they were not illegals. Both were released immediately by ICE. Why? Becaause one was here with a proper visa and the other 2 are US citizens.

Also, there is case law that a LEA cannot ask for ID of a passenger in a vehicle unless they have probale cause of a crime. In both cases, MCSO did not have PC to even ask for ID - except hispanic and did not speak english or had mexican music playing.

January 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stats or no stats, he is the only one that seems to give a sxxt about the illegals. I for one am glad he is doing what he's doing and wish he did more. I had a nice group of them (4 of them) steal my truck right out of my driveway and never got caught by Phx. PD even though it was spotted on the east side of town. They come up here and steal from us and cause violence against innocent people and never pay for their crimes. At least Joe sends their butts back where they belong when he rounds them up. If they want to be here, let them do it the right way. Without Joe doing what he does, it will only be a matter of time before this is going to be another Mexico City and we white folks might as well pack it up and get out of Dodge. Suppose it doesn't matter to you whiners how many of our products have Spanish all over the packaging either. Thought this was America where we speak English. I for one cannot wait to get out of the invested hell hole.

January 7, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would be very impressive to see a CEO of any company that has under 20 or 30 employees know all that happens in great detail. he has thousands....
Go Joe!!!

channel 5...you stink!!! why can't you help him?
what he is doing is WORKING!!!!!

January 7, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if Sheriff Arapio's tactics are working, how about showing us some proof? KPHO, why dont you submit a public records request for crime statistics that cover Arpaio's entire tenure as the County Sheriff? All the Arpaio supporters simply state he is doing the job, lets get some solid proof of this and lay it on the line. I am suprised that none of the citizens where MCSO patrols and has contracts with havent demanded some proof that MCSO is proactively fighting crime in their neighborhoods. The citizens need to hold the Sheriff's Office accountable becuase no else can.

January 7, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that they make the new Sheriff Gascon after Apraio is gone. Now that would be funny!

January 7, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It rubs the lotion on itself.....

January 7, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stats or no stats- why hasn't Joe found your truck?

If the CEO of any company didn't know what was going on- the shareholders would fire him. CEO's, by the way, are expected to know the laws that govern the operations of their organizations, sometimes in multiple nations.

Try making a logical argument- oh, wait, sorry- never mind.

January 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After watching that entire segment of Arpaio's videotaped deposition (asserting that he didn't subscribe to certain statements in his co-authored book), followed by a video clip of him publicly asserting the exact opposite when pushing the sale of his book, I saw clearly the ugly truth in a blogger's comment about Arpaio.

"If his lips are moving, he's lying."

January 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KPHO, why dont you submit a public records request for crime statistics that cover Arpaio's entire tenure as the County Sheriff?

Great question! However, if you read the Goldwater Report (available for free online)- they say that he's responsible for reporting MCSO's statistics to the FBI. One year he didn't report, other years he reported what he wanted. Many of MCSO's cases were "exceptionally cleared"- many (vastly) more than any other law enforcement agency. Meaning they were essentially thrown in the trash without being worked. He was too busy with other things. He seems to always find time for the TV cameras though, doesn't he?

I would suggest reading the report, it's fascinating but kinda' sad, especially for crime victims who have nobody else but MCSO upon which to depend. But never mind those pesky facts and statistics say many. I don't know how anyone can assert that he's doing his job with a straight face. Well, maybe I should limit that statement to anyone with actual information.

January 7, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck? The sheriff of a largely populated county doesn't know the 4th amendment of the US Constitution? Now, all of you fools who voted for him have your "proof", under oath, that the dude doesn't have a clue! And you who voted for him think he deserves to hold the office of Sheriff? Remember folks, to work in law enforcement, especially to work as a sheriff, a person is supposed to be QUALIFIED! And that means the person is supposed to have a thorough knowledge of all the laws, local and national! May God help us in Maricopa county, while we have to suffer through this guy's "elected" term, or with any luck, he'll be kicked out of office!!!!!!!!!!!

January 8, 2010 at 2:21 AM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

Seven hours? Lets see how many of you bashers could last seven minutes without ending up in contempt of court. I'm surprised he remembered any laws after four hours. No, Joe didn't break the laws, he enforces them, isn't that what you all hate him for? As far as racial profiling, it don't take a rocket scientist to see who's illegal around here. Legals don't listen to polka music at high volume nor to they stand around on busy corners.

January 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It rubs the lotion on itself....

January 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Mark Gasser

You said, "No, Joe didn't break the laws, he enforces them, isn't that what you all hate him for?"

Actually, he probably did break the law. As an elected official he is not above the law so, he is going to get what he deserves. Do you believe Joe would have sympathy for Joe if he was not Joe? I think not.

January 8, 2010 at 4:34 AM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To Anonymous
@Mark Gasser


If Joe did break the law, he for sure isn't the only politician that does. Look at the illegal wars Bush started. Lets make a list and take down the worse law breaking politicians first. If we do, Joe will be on the bottum of that list. At least he's not causeing the tax payers trillions, he saves them billions, even if he is being sued for millions. It makes me sick Joe's time is wasted dealing with bull crap law suites that get thrown out of court. Not to mention our taxes. Still the billions Joe has saved this county, far pays for any law suite against him.

January 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Mark Gasser:

If Joe did break the law, he for sure isn't the only politician that does. - Gotta' love that logic!

At least he's not causeing the tax payers trillions, he saves them billions, even if he is being sued for millions. - That too!

Do you have any facts or evidence? You're excused if you work for da' sheruf. Evidence is of no value in that case. Puns intended for those who can understand them.

January 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend the sheriff for doing a great job on immigration. If he is abusing his power while doing his job, all I can say is he is not the only person in local govt doing so. Why isn't anyone commenting on that? Because it is happening...

January 8, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commend all you want. Just remember when there is a new sheriff at the Wells Fargo building downtown I doubt that he is going to want the Joe supporter zombies around any longer. I am sure a good house cleaning with occur!

January 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger ksoesbe said...

Wow...he is backpeddling so fast I dont know why we cant see his hair blowing....the least he could do is MAN UP and stand by his beliefs...but racists are all cowards...

January 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is everyone anonymous on here

January 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To Anonymous,

Proof you ask for?

Look at all our politicians, if you need proof they are ran by lobbyist for the rich, and not the majority. Oil is the greatest controller of our government. Need proof? The same American made vehicle sold here gets far worse mileage than the same American made vehicle sent to Japan. Why? Because American made cars have to meat Japanese mileage standards, which they do no problem. Why don't they get better mileage here? Our mileage standards are lower than Japans. Why? Think what would happen if our cars got three times the mileage than they do now? Which they can no problem. Oil sales would be one third of what they are now. The fuel tax too would be one third of what it is now. We are talking trillions of tax dollars and oil profits lost, if our pliticians did what is right for fuel mileage. What more proof do you need to know our politicians do not listen to what we the majority wants and deservers. The Federal government is ran by a few rich in this country period. Joe doesn't listen to the system of the rich. Proof being he arrests their modern day slaves. Yes the Federal government wants the modern day slaves here. They make our rich money and pay fuel tax. The more illegals the merrier for the system. That is why I support Joe. Even though I don’t blame illegals for coming here one bit. I blame the system that runs our country. It’s for sure time to change the system. To date, Joe is the only one I know who bucks the money control system. Once the rest of the majority follows, we will have real change. We will have a country for the people by the people. Not one ran by only the rich, as we do now. It that's not enough proof for you. Click on my name, you will see all the proof you need in my many blogs.

January 9, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Gasser - what does da' sheruf have to do with mileage (other than your handle)???

I think you just made my point! Let's talk about Joe and his (HIS) results. Not feeling, or emotion- but verifiable facts about the performance of his department and his capacity to do his whole job of law enforcement. How much money has he saved the taxpayer (within say $500K)- that you can point to a reliable source to verify?

Never mind- let's talk about plastic, or rubberized asphalt.

January 9, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To above Anonymous,

You say Joe saved the tax payers $600,000 only. Lol. Try into the billions, if the ones who say Joe's jails are wrong because they are in tents got their way. To put them in doors lol again. How much do you think the jails would cost to house these in mates inside? Millions and even into the billion range. How many other sheriff’s in this country can claim to make their county a billion dollars? None, that's how many. I don't care if there is ten million dollar law suites against Joe. He still made far more money for this county than any law suite will ever get. Most are thrown out of court. Started by jealous people. Who doesn't think Joe deserves all the fame. Too bad, he enforces the laws no other sheriff in this country has the bulls to enforce.

January 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be cheaper to just cut our losses as a community and have Joe removed. Any money saved in housing people in tents has surely been lost in there stupid lawsuits. I mean really.

January 9, 2010 at 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe's vehicles have "to protect and serve" on them. He has lost sight of the original mission. His only mission nowadays is to protect his own butt and serve subpoenas. One of his duties is to serve arrest warrants, which he has woefully neglected, costing the county millions of dollars. He has fooled many of the gray haired old farts in Sun City into thinking he is the second coming. He gives them cars to ride around in, makes lots of them special deputies and caters to their every whim, all because they vote for him in droves. I am a retired law enforcement officer and know from where I speak. Joe was a blowhard when he worked at the DEA, where his nickname was "nickel bag Joe" referring to his penchant for making mostly minor drug possession arrests. He and his lap dog Dave Hendershot have run roughshod over many citizens because they can. Has anyone thought to ask why Hendershot is still doing law enforcement as a retired person? He is a civilian since his retirement and is not legally a police officer anymore. The antics of these two have made the MCSO a laughingstock in many law enforcement circles. If our citizenry is ignorant enough to vote Joe back in after the embarrassment he has become, God help us and protect us because it will only get worse. I am personally rooting for the Federal Grand Jury to indict this clown and his lap dog, so we can get back to a more competent Sheriff's Office. If a qualified candidate runs, I intend to do all I can to help that person get elected and clean up Joe's mess. By the way, I selected the anonymous choice because I don't need deputies prying into my personal life and/or that of my neighbors.

January 9, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gasser: Who said "You say Joe saved the tax payers $600,000 only."? Nobody. (re-read my post). How much savings can you prove? That's right. But the money he's wasted is easily proved- it's on the County's books. Check and get back to me, huh?

January 9, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support Sheriff Arpio primarily due to his stand against lawbreakers. If you don't break the law you have nothing to fear. About all of the garbage about profiling, illegal imagration is just that, "ILLEGAL". I don't understand what people don't understand about the word "ILLEGAL". 99.99% of the illegal imigrants are "NOT" white or black but Hispanic therefore it is not racial profiling if you he follows the law on detaining and arresting those that are here illegally.

January 9, 2010 at 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To Anonymous who calls me Gasser

Research the bull crap law suites against Joe, I think not. How much did that seven hour deposition make the feds attorney? Why don't you research the cost of building jails for all the in mates in tents, a third of which are here illegally. I'm sick of wasting my tax dollars on the modern day slaves, so our rich can get richer from them, at a direct cost to us the majority. Say and think what you want, the fact remains, Joe is the only sheriff in the country that can claim he saved his county billions. No matter how many illegal lovers law suites are filed against him. Don't like the laws of our land, then change them. But don't attack the only sheriff in this country that is willing to enforce the law.

January 10, 2010 at 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To anonymous who said,
nickel bag Joe

I don't think a third of the population in jail here that is illegally here, came with just a nickel bag. The meth backs carry 90 percent of the meth here in America from Mexico. Which is made in huge meth factories in Mexico. The Mexican government does nothing against these meth factories, but Joe does. You bleeding hearts for the illegals, are only supporting the meth and cocaine problem here. If you want the situation of the illegals to get better, don't attack Joe for enforcing the law. Change the system that loves the modern day slaves. Yes I know, other law enforcement agencies are jealous of Joe. Why? Because they don’t have the bulls to stand up to the Federal government, that’s why. Yes the Federal government wants and allows the modern day slaves, Joe does not. How dumb can anyone be, to bash the only politician that does not do as the system bribes?

January 10, 2010 at 3:23 AM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

Joe for Governor

Why would I want Joe as our Governor? Because he has proven he is not ran by the lobbyist and money system. The system loves and wants the modern day slaves here, Joe stands up to that system and arrest their slaves. I believe Joe would stand up to more than just this system. He would make sure we all got solar power here. He’s not afraid of the oil and coal system, that makes us pay for their electricity. Why would he be afraid of them, he’s not afraid of the Federal Government. I bet he would even change the mileage standards here. To ensure we get the same mileage here as our American made cars get when sold over seas. They have to meet over seas mileage standards, which they do no problem. Joe would be the first Governor that did what is right for the majority and not what is right for business ethics. Yes oil and other businesses run this country, but they don’t run Joe!

January 10, 2010 at 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe is not likely to become governor after he is indicted by the Grand Jury. If Joe was half the guy you worship and claim he is then he would never have abused his power. The real Joe is being exposed now. The tyrant, the bigot, the fascist, the bully, and above all the self serving politician. I have never taken joy in watching another person being destroyed, but I am going to make an exception this time around. :)

January 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is so worried about racial profiling by Arpiio, but the one thing Channel 5 and allthe rest of you seem to hide from when it is mentioned is the word; "ILLEGAL". If they want a better life, instead of coming here, stay where they are and fight for it just like we did. If my ancestors came here illegally, they were caught and sent back and across a far greater distance. Poor baby's. Try doing it legally, come in legally. You come here and get on all kinds of subsitance programs, subsidised rentals, etc. You are a burden not a helpful addition to the community. You are bleeding this country dry and when everything is used up, just think it will be just like what you left. Where will you go then? Or like locust will you have to just die or find another country to bleed while you whine. Good work Joe, maybe the ACLU will finally learn the meaning of Illegal.

January 10, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the thing that is going to get Arpaio is not the racial profiling, it is the abuse of power allegations. The racial profiling cases are civil, the abuse of power cases are criminal. The criminal cases could destroy Arpaio. The civil cases would just result in monetary loses for the MCSO. Got it?

January 10, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Arpaio is doing the best he can with what he has to work with. If you are a law breaker, no matter what your nationality or in politics,you are not above the law. I agree with the emailer who had his truck stolen. AZ is going to be another Mexico. If you live in the U.S. speak English. Why are we catering to them and have Spanish written everywhere? I can't get a job in my field because I have to be bilingual. They have no respect for anything or anyone playing their music loud (I didn't ask to hear it), barking dogs tied up in backyards that they ignore, and leaving neighborhoods like a trash heap. I thought that living here you were to contribute to
the U.S. as our ancestors did. All they contribute is their trash when they move out.

January 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe walked into a McDonald's at lunch time.

Joe: I'd like two Big Macs, a large order of fries and a regular drink to go
Employee: That's two Big Macs, large fries and a regular drink, right
Joe: You got it
Employee: Okay, that's $4.22
Joe: Hang on for a second
While waiting, the employee went an bagged the food, then returned to Joe, waiting at the counter.
Joe: I'd like a Large Chocalate shake, too.
Employee: With the large shake, that comes to $6.29
Joe starts to walk out without paying
Employee: Hey- you have to pay- it's 6.29
Joe: Cancel the large shake
Employee: So that will be $4.22
Joe: (as he walks out the door)- I just saved you almost three dollars by canceling the shake
Employee: But you need to pay for the food
Joe: If every customer saved you $3.00, McDonald's profits would soar, huh?
Employee: But we need to get paid
Joe: I just saved McDonald's billions of dollars, you should thank me
Employee: I'm calling the cops
Joe: I am the chief law enforcement officer in this hemisphere. I'm also a restaurant consultant as of today, and I'm going to call my depadies to see if you have a green card from planet earth, I suspect you might be an illegal alien, and it's my job to ensure you belong on earth. That's why I am the Toughest Sherrif in the world. And don't thank me for saving McDonalds all those billions.

January 10, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to add- the reason Joe doesn't check the employees documents himself is that he doesn't like to read- not even his own book. It seems he likes to watch TV very much though.

January 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support the sheriff. He is a true American unimpeded by that political correctness crap that has destroyed this country. The evidence of this destruction is California. A state that is flooded with illegal aliens who have driven the state into bankruptcy; with schools, hospitals, jails, prisons filled with them. You can not have 4,5,6 and more kids, or any kids for that matter, on low paying menial, hamburger stand, lawn mowing type jobs.

It should be no surprise to anyone that the states with the greatest financial problems are the states that have been inundated with massive numbers of illegals, intentionally giving birth in our country to out populate us. These states are California, Nevada, Arizona,and Florida among the others.

CBS, lead by Katheryn Anya, in Arizona are attempting to stop the sheriff from defending our country from the damage being inflicted on us. These are the true enemies, not Sheriff Joe.

I am guessing that there are so many Mexicans in Phoenix that the TV stations and businesses have come to depend on the illegals and their kids rather, than their duty to the citizens of the USA, and it's true citizens.

CBS I demand that you fire Katheryn Anaya, and take your cameras to the streets and show the real problems, the Mexicans standing around waiting for illegal jobs. Show the females, with 3,4,5,6 and more kids. Show us the houses they live in and how many people live in those houses. Do your duty to American citizens, not the illegals that fill up Phoenix and Tuscon, causing massive crime. Crimes we have hardly ever heard of in the past, like KIDNAPPING, AND HOME INVASIONS. What the heck!

January 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't all be "TRUE AMERICANS" like you. Some of us have brains and must think for ourselves. If you wish to join the Joe cult and drink the koolaid that is your business. Joe breaks laws. For this he may soon be held accountable. An indictment is likely. Once Joe is gone we will most likely get a good sheriff again. We will have a sheriff who is sworn to serve and protect not harass the innocent.

January 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You who said," We can't all be "TRUE AMERICANS".

It is obvious that you are not.

You must be a business owner who benefits from the illegals, while the rest of us suffer from their invasion.


As for Joe not obeying the law, what law? If there is law it's a false law that has been put in place by those who want the illegal alien slaves. Why should Americans except this new kind of slavery that takes jobs from Americans, and gives them to Mexican's. It is time for American's to recognize this and fight it in any way they can. We had a civil war over slavery. I guess we will have to have another one. Because that's what we have here a new form of slavery.

January 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What law? Exactly. He ignores the laws he likes as do you. The only think that matters to you is the illegal immigration issue, not the American Citizens he has harassed illegally. Non of this matters anymore as the Feds are getting ready to tar and feather him as we speak we speak along with his entourage. The real show is just getting started.

January 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What our citizens should do is declare war on Mexico then any question of so called law breaking would be moot. You can't be guilty of harassing the ENEMY, if this were happening.

You are dense if you think real Americans can't see whats really going on. The corporations and businesses have overthrown our government. Thats the only reasons the feds are doing what they are doing. It's surely not for the good of AMERICAN CITIZENS. But for the good of the businesses.

There are so many Mexicans in Phoenix anyone stopped will cry about discrimination. This has become a way for illegal aliens, and the Mexicans, legal or other wise, to protect themselves, the crime the commit and the Mexican invasion that they are conducting. I for one will not let it go unsaid.

What you and people like you do is you keep yakking about what seems to sound good in an attempt to counter the truth about your WRONGHEADED thinking.

As for me I have broke no law. If I was able I would, run every Mexican out of the country. Americans should be deputized to do so. Remember the Alamo.

January 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only conspiracy here is the one involving Joe's quest to rule Maricopa county. Stop smoking whatever it is that has made you so paranoid and go take a walk!

January 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Remember the Alamo"? Texas wasn't even part of the US then. But what does that have to do with whether Joe's enforcing the laws properly- and not just the ones he likes, or that get him publicity.

Speaking of publicity- he's proven quite effective at shaping people's views despite the facts. He deserves credit for that. Paul Joseph Goebbels got credit for the same, but look at all the damage and suffering that resulted!

January 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MCSO has a long history of attempting to shape public opinion via dubious means. They have volunteer deputies troll internet chat boards posting pro Joe garbage. They intimidate new reporters. The list goes on and on, and yes as you just alluded to they have stolen propaganda ideas and techniques from the Nazis.

January 10, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Gasser- "Say and think what you want, the fact remains, Joe is the only sheriff in the country that can claim he saved his county billions." He is probably the only one who makes such a claim- but I can claim that I saved the universe. So what? Anyone can claim anything- but let's see the proof!

"But don't attack the only sheriff in this country that is willing to enforce the law." Do you actually read your posts? Your assertion makes no sense at all. What do you think the other sheriffs are doing. You never hear about most of them, of course- they're too busy doing their jobs to call news conferences for staged stings and other publicity stunts. Looks like it's all working on you (and you're not alone by any stretch), and more's the pity.

January 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

Joe for Governor

Why would I want Joe as our Governor? Because he has proven he is not ran by the lobbyist and money system. The system loves and wants the modern day slaves here, Joe stands up to that system and arrest their slaves. I believe Joe would stand up to more than just this system. He would make sure we all got solar power here. He’s not afraid of the oil and coal system, that makes us pay for their electricity. Why would he be afraid of them, he’s not afraid of the Federal Government. I bet he would even change the mileage standards here. To ensure we get the same mileage here as our American made cars get when sold over seas. They have to meet over seas mileage standards, which they do no problem. Joe would be the first Governor that did what is right for the majority and not what is right for business ethics. Yes oil and other businesses run this country, but they don’t run Joe!

January 11, 2010 at 4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe has no chance of being governor!!!!!!!! I find it amusing that so many people "worship" him as if he's some God or something...you residents who think he's so wonderful better hope you never do something wrong and interact with the MCSO! I've met alot of people who say the employees act more like animals than people! And, how about the newspaper stories that say deputies stand by while people die in those Maricopa jails, whether it's a fight, or someone just not receiving their necessary medication? You're not supposed to go to jail and then be killed there-unless you're sentenced to such! I think these jails operate unconstitutionally and inhumanely! And, for all the mud-slinging on here the bottom line is there is CORRUPTION here with the sheriff's office-and people are suffering needlessly because of it!!!!!!!!!

January 11, 2010 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Joe Arpaio is doing a great job. The illegal inmigration law should enforced. Too much money spent on illegals Hurray for Joe

January 11, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again!

January 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms said...

Does anybody have any information about a federal investigation of ( Lydia Guzman ) and her" NETWORK "? also does anybody have any information on ( Lydia Guzman ) and any possible involvement in drug cartels or human smuggling? Thanks! J.W. Simms.

January 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More power to him. He's got the right ideas! Go Sheriff Joe!

January 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drug cartels human smuggling lol.......I believe YOU should be investigated for drug use.

January 11, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He and Thomas are criminals and should be in pink panties, jailed in federal prison.

January 11, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous D said...

The People have voted again and again that we would like the laws of this great country enforced. Yet "illegal" seems to be OK for all the other law makers.
Let's see if they bus in enough illegals they can shut down our city. How does that seem OK to law abiding citizens? How does that seem OK to the other nations where people are in line legally going thru the process?
Let us not forget all the POLICE that have been gunned down by illegals.
God help us if the illegals get to run our country.
Sheriff Joe may you continue to keep our streets safe.

January 12, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I winter here in AZ and we would like to spend more time here. I feel that you have a tough Sheriff, in Sheriff Joe, and he is just the person you truly need here. Where we come from, there are more than enough ILLEGALS and they are gaining more control over OUR government than the people who are here LEGALLY. I feel all people should be treated fairly, but your AZ bleeding hearts are opening up a Pandora's Box that will result in LEGAL Americans losing all of THEIR rights. If ILLEGALS (and the key word here is ILLEGAL)are commiting a very large amount of the crimes here, who is he supposed to arrest? Should he go to the homes of middle class, LEGAL American citizens, working with legal SS#'s,not comitting crimes, and arrest them to make it more balanced? When illegals take over your neighborhood, and your government, just who do you think will help you? I don't care what country ILLEGALS come from, they are still ILLEGAL. Come to the USA, do it LEGALLY, become a LEGAL citizen,fight for this country (not against it), the way our forefathers did, and you will be WELCOMED by all. Sheriff Joe - Your jails are just what they should be - A place for criminals. Our troops have always had it much worse than most ou our jails and prisons, and noone seems to care. Thank GOD, for all our true citizens, serving in the military and in law enforcement, trying to keep us all safe.

January 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do all of Joe's supporters focus on illegal immigration? They, almost to a person, patriotically assert that if you question Joe, or don't like his tactics, it must have something to do with this issue. This makes me wonder whether they can read.

The feds are not investigating that issue, and I have seen that a very small amount of the concern about Joe's job is related to that. It's like being in a burning building and instead of trying to get out, call the FD, or put out the fire- some would like to argue about where it started. Stop missing the point. Notice that I didn't feel the need to post in all caps. Clue.

January 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to start off that I myself has spent some time under sheriff Joe not a happy time regardless. I feel that we should be tough on the illegals they dont belong here. what ever happened to accountability,my great great grandparents came over on a boat and did it the right way. These people are cowards out to bring down the US like they did there own country. I think they should have more sweeps and just leave the piece of shits on other side of border in desert, lets see if their government runs to there aid. Not likely.

January 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Catherine Anaya needs to be looked at by Sheriff Joe. She has such a distain for him. He is the only political figure in AZ that takes his job seriously and will not be bought out. Dan Sabin is a loser and that is why he will never be elected sheriff. I support Joe.

January 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio should should step aside as Sheriff and work for the Border Patrol. Joe moonlights as a Minute Man.

January 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The minority run gov.admin., is attacking Sheriff Joe in order to try and stop him from doing what him should be doing for his countrymen. That is to protect them. The gov. has allowed this Mexican invasion to supply cheap labor for corporations, business, a the so the called backbone of America, small business. Small business could not afford to hire real American's, that were put out of work by corporations, that betrayed there countrymen by moving out of the USA.

Cathrine Anya supports illegal's because of her own heritage; which makes her a traitor to American's, too . And the business's, and corporations pay her and her TV station. They pretend to be fighting for right, legal aliens, when they are really fighting for wrong, illegal aliens.

They are hiding behind the civil rights of American Mexican's and legal Mexican's. Any American Mexican should understand this manipulation and support Sheriff Joe. We should be at war with Mexico because they are allowing, encouraging, and training their citizens to invade our country. And any one who looks Mexican, and can't speak English should be a suspect enemy. Enemies inflicting burdens on our resources; which is an attack on American's. If you don't believe me look at CA. Water has been cut off to farms. This is a threat to our food supply.

I believe the Mexican's are trying to out populate us intentional, to take as much power as they can. Just look at all the American Mexican and other Hispanic's in our government. They are all fight to support legal alien invasion and the illegal alien invasion, as well as jobs to Mexico, and they want Mexican truck drivers to be allowed into our country to take even more of our jobs. I have seen this happen in California. Now CA is almost all Mexican, in just 10 sort years, and I saw it happen to the construction industry. Whites can hardly get a construction job.

This is not just a simple case of harassment happening; which many people want it to look like. It is the illegal alien's being confronted. It is much deeper. This a form of war.

January 12, 2010 at 9:40 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 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so totally agree with J.W. Simms. And, to all the people that don't understand why Sheriff Joe keeps getting re-elected........so far, Sheriff Joe is the only one standing between Phoenix becoming Juarez.

January 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Sheriff Joe and hope he is re-elected over and over. The constant Sheriff Joe bashing does nothing but make me stronger in my support of him. What is it that you people don't get? The illegals are illegal. They have broken the law. Nobody wants them here except for business (cheap labor) and their own illegal relatives.

The Arizona Republic had an editorial a little while back that stated "why can't we embrace the beautiful spanish language"? I've been looking for a job and I read ads that say, "must be bi-lingual". Why should I "must be bi-lingual", in my own country, to get a job?

The Arizona Republic article went on to tell all how much MONEY the hispanic poplulation spent in Arizona. Too bad they didn't give an opposing view. (They never do.) How much money do the Legal citizens of Arizona have to spend on the illegals for medical, education, crime, jail costs, etc. How much were the lives of the three police officers worth, that were killed by illegal aliens?

The people of Maricopa County want the laws enforced. I hope Sheriff Joe will be the Sheriff in Maricopa County for as long as he can. When I hear statistics flung around that the number of illegal border crossers is down...why do you think that is? It's because the laws are being enforced. Or, trying to be enforced without the help of the city of Phoenix or State of Arizona.

Illegal aliens DO NOT have any "civil rights in the United States." Read the constitution - it covers LEGAL citizens only. The same is true of Americans - they do not have any civil rights in Mexico. Just ask any American that has ever been stopped for a traffic violation in Mexico. Do you really think that Mexican are not "profiling" Americans?

January 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'll bet the illegals took the only job you are qualified for, professional dish washer.

January 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last guy must be an illegal, did you use a spanish to english dictionary??? If you paid any attention you would know that not only do illegals take jobs (not jobs we wont do) but also tax the government, bring more crime, more drugs from Mexico, and take our benefits as Americans. Where else can you not pay taxes and have 5 kids you cant afford and still get a check from gov for assistance. How many Americans who lost jobs last year did not qualify for government programs because unemployment paid too much (seriously). They dont pay taxes but seem to get all the benefits cause they have so many little illegals running around.

January 13, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
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January 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last blogger posted something that is no longer going on. If he/she were actually an informed voter they would then know that, no longer can the undocumented get ANY sort of assistance through ANY government agency. There is a law in effect now that one needs a State Sealed Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and a State drivers License to get any sort of assistance. Any County, City or State Employee that is caught going against the new regulations is subject to jail time and fines. That old excuse of illegals using tax payer dollars is just that, old. Arpaio is in need of a swift kick in the behind right into tent city. He has run roughshod for too long and needs to be stopped. Going after people for not agreeing with his political dog and pony show has been going on for way to long. I hope he gets exactly what is coming to him from the same courts he has tried to pin unsubstantiated charges against.

January 14, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe should shake down the marcher's marching this week, for the continuation of the MEXICAN INVASION. They should be stopped. It is an insurrection. And a support for the Mexican invasion. An invasion that is in part supported by the Mexican government; which means to me, it is an invasion by Mexico. Our government must recognize this, and declare war on Mexico.

January 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that something should be done about criminals who are here illegally. That task should be left to ICE and the marshals not the MCSO who only want a press conference out of the deal. I don't like the abuse of power that the sheriff is probably guilty of. I would be all in favor of the sheriff being removed from office if possible.

January 14, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does one publish and sell a book of biographical/personal insight nature, without knowledge of what is actually IN the book>>>>?

"I can't recall", "I didn't say that, my co-author did"............??? In a collaborative effort, authors and co-authors work together.

Folks, I call BULL-TWINKIE! I'm not believing what I hear in this video and it is proving credibility..........and it sureeeee "ain't" looking good.

January 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more proof that he is a racist then the book. I can not believe that he does not know what was in that book. Do you think we are stupid>

January 15, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every Mexican, and supporter of the Mexican Invasion tries to use the words racist, harassment, and civil rights in order to try and stop American's from protecting their country.

What is it you want? Do you just want to over run our country without any resistance. Do you just want all of our jobs, all of our resources, our water and our food, our schools, and our hospital's. These are absurd questions, of you do. This is what you are doing.

January 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If and I do mean IF Joe has gone too far it is because he has been pushed. What is wrong with you people who are legal, pay your taxes and obey the law and yet throw stones at Joe??Maybe you arent watching the news broadcasts when it shows hit and run driver caught--here illegally, rape and murder----here illegally, car jacking----here illegally. Yes others are arrested for the same crimes but more are illegals and since Joe started the roundups the crime rates have dropped in these areas according to CBS channel 5 own news broadcasts. Maybe you like giving the illegals a free ticket for medical care, food stamps and free education while the rest of us law abiding citizens cannot get the same help and yet are footing the bill. You all better wake up pretty quick! I have a relative who was jailed in tent city several years ago when he was quite young for drugs. He says Joe saved his life and is all for his methods. I think the only stupid people on here are the ones who side with people entering the USA illegally and then yell we are abusing their civil rights. I have civil rights also and sure hope there are people around like Joe if I need them protected............M

January 15, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, let me say that I am NOT pro illegal immigration, but joe's tactics go way too far and are unconstitutional. Unfortunately most of what both our state and federal government does is unconstitutional and many of joe's policies are no exception to this. joe is just a glaring example of what happens when government has no checks on it. He has made it quite obvious that he feels he is exempt from the laws that he is supposed to be enforcing.
As far as him saving the county money, that might be true, but the only reason why is that he manages to fill the jails and tents by targeting the easy to catch and ignoring the cases that might require some actual investigation. By doing this he can staff the sheriff's department with nothing but thugs who have as little knowledge of the law as he does.
Not only should he have been removed from office many years ago, he should be in prison for the countless times he has broken the law by violating citizen's rights. Law enforcement personnel should be held to a higher standard of knowledge of the law than the average citizen is, not the other way around.
I don't claim to have all the answers, but joe's way is unconstitutional and just flat out wrong. I do believe that forcing the government to follow the constitution would be a good start.

January 16, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is one thing to uphold the laws. It is quite another when you convince yourself that you are, in fact, the law.

January 16, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY ARE GRILLING THE WRONG PERSON,CHANNEL 5 TRY/GET THE TRUE FACTS & INVESTIGATE THE CORRUTION GOING AFTER OUR ONE & ONLY JOE!

January 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe not only profiles Hispanics, he also profiles Native Americans, because we look the same!
Joe all of a sudden has amnesia and can't recall the racial profiling incidents or how his office operates.

January 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't America great? We have a sheriff who picks and chooses which laws HE wants to enforce, tries to make cases against elected officials out of smoke and mirrors just because they won't play by HIS idea of what the rules should be. I thought we fought WWII to get rid of this style of persecution to achieve selfish goals. Joe operates our sheriff's office like a Mafia Don, sending his minions out to "hit" those who disagree with his way of doing things. His "Capo" Hendershot oversees these raids and insulate the Don from complicity in the acts themselves. His favorite defense for these asinine retaliations is "It's all a big conspiracy against me by political enemies". How childish an attitude. Voters thought they hired a professional law enforcement type to run the sheriff's office. America's toughest sheriff ( his own words ) has run amok and become a prolific blowhard, his recent raids and crime sweeps a joke. He has become about as unprofessional as can be. The backers of Don Arpiao and his Maricopa Mafia hang on to " What part of Illegal do you not understand" as their rallying cry, seemingly oblivious to all the other monkey business he's involved in. Voters have unleashed the fox into the hen house and they deserve what they're getting. I, and many like me, are willing and able to work to throw this bum out next election and work to elect someone ethical and professional to run our sheriff's office.

January 16, 2010 at 10:22 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.

TO ALL OF MEXICO’S MAJORITY
Stay home and fix your corrupt government. WE DON’T WANT OR NEED YOU!!!!

January 17, 2010 at 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This CRY BABY crap about profiling has to stop. Either you are stupid or you think we are stupid. Must of the outrageous crime is from Mexican's. If most of these crimes are committed by Mexicans then most of the people stopped will be Mexicans. The Mexican population is just trying to hid the Mexican criminals among themselves. They have to be weeded out.

January 17, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal".

Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes
$25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number,
and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention...

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000..00 per week, or $52,000.00
per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has
$31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15..00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00
per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has
$31,200..00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his
family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now
has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and
local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has
$31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or
welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000..00 per
year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and
welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe
Legal now has $9,631.00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose
Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal
still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal
now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has
$31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline,
etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities,
gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after
work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe
Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get
a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after school
ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services,
but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...

You are part of the problem!

It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans

January 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BS on him doing the right thing. He is no better than Bush Jr. breaking all sorts of laws. If the process justifies the means then why have laws at all. I have contempt for Arpaio and Bush and Bushettes, they will see all that were adversely affected when God plays the tape of their lives and are judged. It's not whether or not you believe what one does is right it's what God would think of it in the end. In the end, may God have mercy on their souls.

January 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's appearant to me that he enjoys humiliating his inmates (pink garments, chain gangs in stripes). People who no doubt grew up with pain and humiliation all their lives and are acting out in retaliation or just plain don't give a damn anymore. What's to be gained by this behavior except that he personally gets something out of it. Many of the inmates are nothing more than traffic violators, didn't pay their child support, alcohol dependant, drug dependant, many of them are just like us. Prison is for big time criminals, he runs the county jail! The other issue is immigrants, law inforcement and media in AZ try to connect drugs, kidnapping, and crime to immigrants. The truth is most immigrants only want to work. These "kidnappings" are people who paid coyotes to come here, they we not kidnapped, but got caught before their families could come up with the rest of the money to pay for their illegal transportation into this country. Drugs are seldom connected with the human trafficking group, separate businesses. Drugs will still come even without human trafficking, they will come under the border, they will come over the border there's always someone (American) who's willing to be bought off. Arpio uses the drug and human trafficking issue to single out a specific race, and he abuses his authority. It's a shame he going after impoverished Mexican's just looking for work to take care of their families when his country has one of the highest unsolved crime rates in the country. All the illegal immigrant arrests has not brought that figure down, so what's his motive, racism I suspect.

January 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Arpaio and his chief deputy are both nothing more than thugs wearing a badge. They run the sheriff's office like the "Bad guy" sheriffs in some of the old Western movies. For the good of the people and for respect for law and order, they both need to be deposed as soon as possible.

January 28, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

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