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Friday, March 5, 2010

FBI Investigating Thomas, Too?
Sources have told both The Arizona Republic and KPHO that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his office are now under investigation for abuse of power.

5 Investigates has spoken with sources who say FBI agents have been questioning county employees about Thomas' office.

A federal grand jury has already been impaneled to look into abuse-of-power allegations involving Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


In slightly related news, the court cases involving Maricopa County supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox were handed to Yavapai County Attorney Daisy Flores on Thursday. A Pima County judge recently ruled that Thomas was abusing his power by continuing the cases against the supervisors.

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Candy Andy should be disbarred! Go Joe! Straight to prison!

March 5, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 5, 2010

Hello;
I'm from Bismarck, North Dakota...and since Sheriff Joe Arpaio is well known all over the world, I don't have to live in Arizona to know that the Sheriff is DOING A VERY GOOD JOB in POLICING his district. You will notice that the CRY BABIES who cry the loudest...are the ILLEGAL ALIENS, and their LATINO counterparts who don't THINK AMERICA'S Immigration LAWS apply to them.
I intend to marry a fine lady from the Philippines, and in doing so...I HAVE to FILE an I-129F petition PLUS an I-130 Petition JUST TO QUALIFY her FOR A K-3 VISA. and furthermore just to be able to bring her here..and GIVEN as she is my wife....SHE IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED A GREEN CARD, or even has the authority to work here. There are OTHER PETITIONS to file before she can even reach the STATUS of a GREEN CARD HOLDER.

And yet, these ILLEGAL ALIENS think that our IMMIGRATION LAWS might as well be written on DISPOSABLE TOILET PAPER...and that these DOCUMENTS are as EXPENDABLE as TOILET PAPER itself. Like it doesn't mean a thing to them.

Well, ENTER sheriff Joe Arpaio....He is doing the job he is given to do, and yet, they HATE him with a passion. Mexicans STILL THINK THAT CALIFORNIA BELONGS TO THEM, AND NO ONE ELSE. (I know...because a Mexican-American lady told me this) They got the TAR beat out of them in the 1846 Mexican-American war, and were thus FORCED to ACCEPT the RIO GRANDE as the BOUNDARY between Mexico and the UNITED STATES. And now, they want to UNDO this to their advantage.

This is my opinion about those CRY BABY ILLEGAL ALIENS. SEND THEM BACK WHERE THEY BELONG....Like those EVIL green men from outer space.

Thanks,

March 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

You, from Bismarck: "You will notice that the CRY BABIES who cry the loudest...are the ILLEGAL ALIENS, and their LATINO counterparts who don't THINK AMERICA'S Immigration LAWS apply to them." You're pretty far away. So show us some proof to back up this statement!

Why so interested in Arpaio who is a county Sheriff so far away, and what's with categorizing those who fault him for poor performance as Latinos? This has nothing to do with why he's in trouble and why the people are tiring of him. I was born a white citizen. How do you claim to know who posts here, and their agenda?

If you took the time to read these posts, you'll find that nobody is calling for the repeal or non-enforcement of the immigration laws. He's world famous for all the wrong reasons, and your racist movement, and the fact that you want to insinuate yourself into AZ county politics says a good deal about the racist agenda of the people who want to change the subject to immigration.

I know it's cold there right now, but why not find something productive to do instead of talking about that about which you know nothing?

March 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Chad J - Phoenix said...

I am neither illegal nor a supporter of illegal immigrants. I am a white anglo saxon male with a professional job. You can't just dismiss my dislike for Arpaio and Thomas like that. I don't support politicians who ignore the constitution and the rules put in place by the founding fathers. Sorry, I just can't turn a blind eye to their wrong doing just because of one issue, illegal immigration. They need to go!

March 5, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is clinically narcissistic. He will do anything for publicity.

March 5, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why money is wasted investigating either of these people. Everyone complains about them but nothing ever changes. Both will continue to do what they want without consequences. If either of these men were not in public office, however, they would be put in jail. That's how Arizona rolls.

March 5, 2010 at 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody IS doing something about him. A Federal Grand jury has been convened. Tubby and his entourage will be gone soon.

March 5, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The karma fairy is in town, and she's looking for Joe and Andy.

March 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

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March 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Simms- that is a very clever defense of Arpaio's malfeasance. I can see why it took hours for your to formulate it. Your proof evidently consists of toilet paper- and that's all there is. You have on your desk a whole stack of proof? So your desk is a toilet then?

Simms, you couldn't prove you're breathing from what I've seen of your "facts".

You might want to bring your "proof" (of what, I don't know or care) to court. Arpaio will need all he can get, even if it is toilet paper.

March 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im really not sure what part of ILLEGAL KPHO 5 and the non supporters of sheriff Joe do not understand!! As for violating the ILLEGAL immigrants civil rights...Im sorry but I thought that it only applied to AMERICAN CITIZENS? What is the problem with following the LAW and coming to the United States the legal way? I guess it is much easier to try to play the victim instead of being a law abiding citizen. I would like to go to Mexico for vacation but have not gotten my passport yet, should my family and I just sneak across the border?

March 5, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A vast majority of the violent crimes are commited by ILLEGAL immigrants, but yet THEY are the victims. If you donot agree with the LAWS and feel as though the poor ILLEGAL immigrants are being targeted...maybe you should redirect your efforts of bashing sheriff Joe and volunteer in Mexico to help them to be able to become Legal American citizens. Why has it become the mission of KPHO to "go after" sheriff Joe instead of reporting the facts and the actual news of the day? Why are you wasting time and resources for over a year to try and bash the one man who is willing to stand up for our rights and trying to make us feel safe to walk down the streets in our own country? Its time for you to look in the mirror and think about what you are trying to accomplish. We need more people like sheriff Joe and maybe we would not be struggling the way we are in our own country.

March 5, 2010 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh...and the reason my comments are anonymous is because of people like you who are making it to where we are unable to stand up and speak our opinions without fearing for our lives. We can no longer feel comfortable walking down the street in our own city. Instead we are supposed to make it more comfortable for the ILLEGAL immigrants who only want to take from us instead of doing things the right way.

March 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the two being in public office and if they were not they would be in jail! You need to ask yourself WHY they are in public office..beacause AMERICAN citizens voted and put them there!!! If you do not like it then vote them out!! OR are you able to vote, because only AMERICAN CITIZENS have that right? Are you going to try to change that also???

March 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karma is a b*tch! Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas as getting exactly what they deserve!

March 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

Lawn Order said...

Simms- that is a very clever defense of Arpaio's malfeasance. I can see why it took hours for your to formulate it. Your proof evidently consists of toilet paper- and that's all there is. You have on your desk a whole stack of proof? So your desk is a toilet then?

Simms, you couldn't prove you're breathing from what I've seen of your "facts".

You might want to bring your "proof" (of what, I don't know or care) to court. Arpaio will need all he can get, even if it is toilet paper.
March 5, 2010 8:34 PM

: Well now "Lawn mower Boy" it's easy to see by the mistakes that you've made in this post, that you are becoming rattled and are starting to come unglued, so I'll tell you, what I told Liz F. I have no more time for you, good by. J.W. Simms.

PS: This means that I won't be having drinks with you on St: Patrick's day.

March 5, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arpaio always says "if you can't do the time don't do the crime." Well abuse of power is a crime, and he must have the time, cause he commited the crime!

March 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Simms: "I have no more time for you" Roger.

March 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

"Im really not sure what part of ILLEGAL KPHO 5 and the non supporters of sheriff Joe do not understand"

Wow- that's original- we've only seen that about a hundred times. Do you know any other tunes? Sing them in the shower. You can ask a computer literate person to help you find a blog about illegal immigration. This isn't it. Xenophobes from everywhere are probably waiting for you.

Now, more to the point: Why don't you ask Arpaio what part of illegal he doesn't understand? You see, he's the subject of these blogs and of a couple of federal grand jury investigations. There are some solid reasons for that. It's been in the papers.

March 5, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sheruff is mah frend! I am posse voluteer! I hep get teh legals outta cuntry so make safe for citazens to wok streat!

March 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
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March 6, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
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March 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't wish the sheriff any physical harm, I just want him removed from power. It looks like that is about to happen.

March 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

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March 6, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Liz F - North Phoenix said...

Shurf Joe and Candy Andy have been rail roading the citizens of Maricopa County for a long, long time. It's about time the FBI stepped in. If you "what part of illegal don't you understand? Joe Lovers" think that the issue is about illegal immigration, pull your heads out of your a-holes. It is NOT ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. It is about a corrupt sheriff (who doesn't even have the intelligence to PRONOUNCE HIS TITLE CORRECTLY) and his "two peas in a pod" alliance with a County Attorney (Andrew Thomas) who jerks and dances when ever Joe Arpaio pulls a string. It's ridiculous, it's outrageous, and it's disgusting.

It is an unpresidented occurrance that we have had MULTIPLE outside county agencies looking into our county politics due to conflict of interest. That should say something to all of you "Go Joe" fans in and of itself.

Anyone who thinks Joseph M. Arpaio and Andrew Thomas should continue to hold their current offices, and that their flunkies Hendershott, Fox, Lotstein, Abouchon, etc.... should have their jobs ... well, you're just plain blind and stupid and fallen under the spell of the spittle of the KKKorupt Sheriff.

March 6, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MCSO BOS made backup copies, LOL. BACKUP copies of all emails. Apraio and his henchmen are screwed! Bye Bye d*ck heads!

March 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

The late not so great " Will Rogers " once said, all I know! is what I read in the papers. That's the same philosophy most of you here have. " Will Rogers " wasn't all that smart, was he? neither are you. J.W. Simms.

March 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous DUHMMM said...

He wasn't talking to you because you believe what you believe no matter what the evidence shows. It does not mean you can think differently or you have some hidden insight to some secret LIBRUL conspiracy. It just means U R dumb.

March 6, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Simms- how do you know what Will Rogers once said? Was it in the papers?

March 6, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

Sheriff plans another illegal immigrant round-up, crime-suppression sweep

by Alicia E. Barrón

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Updated yesterday at 12:09 PM
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PHOENIX – Sheriff Joe is planning on sending his deputies out for another “crime suppression” operation soon.

Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 77 undocumented immigrants this week and Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a media release that this is “good reason for another crime suppression/illegal immigration operation to be conducted within the next two weeks.”

Four traffic stops and the discovery of a drop house by sheriff’s deputies this week resulted in the 77 arrests of illegal immigrants.

Sheriff Joe recently trained 900 of his deputies on how to detect and arrest illegal immigrants. You be the man Joe!!! Go! Go! Go! Joe. J.W. Simms.

March 6, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

Deported felon from Mexico arrested in Phoenix

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 6:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 4 at 9:00 AM
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PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a felon from Mexico who was been deported twice is facing state and federal criminal charges in Arizona.

Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Humberto Picasso-Monisivais was arrested Monday at his Phoenix home. They say he's wanted on two misdemeanor arrest warrants issued by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Picasso has twice been convicted of re-entering the U.S. after deportation in 2003 and 2005.

Following the resolution of local criminal charges, federal immigration officials say they will retake custody of Picasso to face a "third" federal re-entry charge, a felony violation that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Authorities say Picasso has a criminal history dating back to 1992 with more than 10 arrests and convictions on charges including armed robbery, assault and shoplifting. Joe bashers love Mexicans like this. J.W. Simms.

March 6, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous J.W. Simms. said...

PHOENIX -- Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores has taken over the investigations of Maricopa County Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

In its announcement, the county attorney's office said it has sought for months to have "outside prosecutors" handle the cases, but the Board of Supervisors has "delayed and obstructed these appointments at every turn."

The county attorney's office recently recommended the appointment of former prosecutor James A. Rizer, according to correspondence between County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office and the Board of Supervisors.

In his letter, Board of Supervisors attorney Wade Swanson disagreed with the recommendation, saying that any prosecutor recommended and paid by the county attorney's office would not be truly independent.

Swanson instead recommended that the appointment be handed over to the Arizona Attorney General's Office or the attorney's office for another county. Looks to me like Wade Swanson is suggesting James A. Rizer can be bought. J.W. Simms.

March 6, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Ooops- I'm sure this was unintentional- you left out the last sentence of the story. So I'll save you the trouble:

"The new training program came about after the sheriff and his deputies were stripped of their authority to act as federal immigration agents."

And here's another (older) one:

50 found in Phoenix drop house including women and children
Reported by: Deborah Stocks
Email: dstocks@abc15.com
Last Update: 7/29/2008 4:09 pm

At least one 'coyote' was taken into custody after 50 suspected undocumented immigrants were found in a west Phoenix home early Tuesday.

Phoenix police said they were tipped off to the home when neighbors called about people running through the neighborhood.

(..story continues...)

Whoops- sorry again- this one shows that another agency besides MCSO took people into custody for immigration violations.

You be the departement PPD- Go Phoenix Police- Go!!!

There are similar stories from other agencies including other local agencies as well as DPS and, of course, ICE. You can Google them.

March 6, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Oh and by the way, wasn't that story about MCSO's drop-house arrests reported on Channel 3- the "system ran (sic) media"? I'm not sure you can trust that.

March 6, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Mark Gasser said...

To the media brain washed Joe bashers,

Yes, the bashers get all their facts from the media, that is why they have to facts. No, Thomas is not under a FBI investigation, like this blog says. Sorry bashers, the media has made fools of you all again. Here are the media exacts words on the subject, that more than prove you are a fool.

(The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI would neither confirm nor deny that Thomas is under investigation. Through a spokesman, Thomas said he had no knowledge the federal investigation involves him.
"Mr. Thomas has previously called for a federal investigation into all irregularities in Maricopa County.
," Thomas spokesman Barnett Lotstein said. "While our office has not yet been contacted by any federal authorities, we would hope that any investigation will be complete and not one-sided. Of course, we will cooperate if contacted.")

Lol at the bashers.
You see brain washed media blind sheep, Thomas is the one who has city officials under Federal investigation, it is not Thomas the Feds are investigating, like you bashers all think now, thanks to the system ran media.

You bashers state that Joe targets citizens of this County, when in reality he targets corruption by city officials in his county. You bashers wouldn’t know that though, you’re to blinded by the media and to hung up on your hate for the modern day slave arresting sheriff of the land.

Poor lawn boy, he has nightmares about Joe’s jail. Hey lawn Boy, you have nothing to worry about, just don’t unleash the power of the MCSO.

To all in their media bubble, sorry, Joe isn’t going anywhere. If you break ANY laws here, it is YOU that is going to be gone. Joe doesn’t play the system’s games when it comes to law breakers, he arrests and deports them. City official or illegal, if you break the law, Joe is going to get you. YES, it is really that simple, Mark my words.

March 7, 2010 at 3:34 AM  
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March 7, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to say that the only person who is brainwashed is you. You must work of the MCSO.

March 7, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark, I hate to break the new to you, but they are investigating both of them. Hey blind sheep fence jumping lawn mower boy, is Simms you alter-ego or just another retard with his facts screwed up?

March 7, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Bismark ND, you should just concern yourself with the Online Brides Websites and not stick your nose into other counties politics.

March 7, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous James P - Phoenix said...

Arpaio is an affront to the democratic process and law enforcement no matter what county you live in.

March 7, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

It's funny how skewed a person's view of reality can be. Gasser and Simms repeatedly post that most people agree with them- even though they post anonymously in agreement with themselves. They rail against the media and the Goldwater report as being biased, then post pieces of media stories or of the Goldwater report that seem to bolster their position on illegal immigration- the only issue that they care about.

They say what a fine job Arpaio is doing, and post nonsense about his stance on illegal immigration and the actions that it prompts.

They are symptomatic of what's wrong at MCSO under Joe Arpaio.

March 7, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Lawn Order said...

Mark Gasser said...

"To the media brain washed Joe bashers" why don't you just save some typing (or pasting from the xenophobic manifesto that is the guiding force in your life) and just say "to nobody"? There are no "media brain washed Joe bashers" here. There are people who have seen the public record, or reports from it- they are not brainwashed; they are informed! And they post what they know or feel.

And seriously: When you start a sentence like that, addressing the remainder of your post to a group that nobody considers him/herself to be a part of, how many people do you think are going to read it?

For example, if in posting to Arpaio's supporters, I began with something like: "To the pea-brained, inter-bred hay seeds who worship Joe Arpaio..." who would continue reading past that point?

March 7, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark only believes in what the "LIBRUL MEDIA" reports when it suits his purposes. The could find evidence that Arpaio murdered an inmate with his own two hands with video evidence and a smoking gun, but OHHHHH NO, Mark would not believe that, because hus fat hero Joe fights the good fight "gainst them illeeegalllssss....slobber!

March 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Lawn order.... do you have a job or a life or is this blog the only satisfaction you think you have? I have a great idea for you sir...move to Mexico then you will not have to worry about the Sheriff and the silly laws of the United States! Good luck to you sir and your pathetic life...One day you may understand the definition of ILLEGAL.

March 8, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ILLEGAL.. I guess this is what Joe will find out about soon.

March 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how many people are nieve/brainwashed with the corruption on Washington's agenda, pulling from every direction. Makes sense for them to go after a major threat like Joe, & using everything at their disposal to get amnesty for these ILLEGALS! You people have NO COMMON SENSE!

March 11, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line, Joe's been set up & will be found innocent!

March 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard mason: If you media people would look at the truth rather than whether the illegals are abused or profiled, you might be considered as a true newspaper. Illegal aliens are illegal. Is there something about the law you do not understand. The sheriff is doing his job. Also the Mexican Americans (legal) are stating the sheriff is violating the law by profiling them When was the last time you heard of or saw a blond Sweed cross the border. Get with it and do your job the way it should be done. We have the best sheriff in the USA. Thank you for the time to let you know how I feel about you.

March 15, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, this is how Hitler started his belief that only one race was the pure one, hatred and was followed by those who tought killing and harrasing others was right then he run for head of the country and ended up killing innocent people, you and Arpio are follwing what was left behind in history, killers, assasins, you deserve to be put away and discard.

March 20, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God for Joe Arpaio who believes in enforcing the law. The illegals arte a serious problem. Years ago our government granted amnesty and said that would cure the problem. It was a big lie and the problem has gotten much worse. We need more Joe Arpaios.

March 22, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

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