He called the raid of Guadalupe "a pretty good day for law enforcement," telling the Supes he wanted to meet with Arpaio to work things out. Montiel shuffled before the Supes, transforming the town's collective glory in protesting the April sweeps into a craven capitulation to the big bad sheriff.

"We are law-abiding citizens," fumbled Montiel at one point. "And we do respect the dedication of full law enforcement by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office."

Santino Bernasconi then approached the lectern to endorse Montiel and the council's wish to retain the sheriff 'til the contract expires in 2010. This, despite his having organized at least two meetings at Our Lady of Guadalupe with the express aim of ejecting the sheriff from the town. The reason for this treachery? A small-town power play that allows the Bernasconi crowd to take credit for saving Guadalupe from ruin, when, in fact, they are delivering it into the hands of its enemy.

Currently, the town's being held hostage by Arpaio. Though Supervisor Wilcox argued for extending the town a 60-day negotiation period with the sheriff, Supervisor Don Stapley deferred to Arpaio like the pathetic brown-noser he is, insisting that since the sheriff wanted it this way, that's the way it had to be. He verbally patted Montiel on the head, saying the Supes could work with the new mayor, but still moved that the 180-day clock to cease all law enforcement for Guadalupe begin immediately. The board followed his lead.

"I think Frankie's sacrificing our town to Arpaio," said former mayor Jimenez, who was in the audience on the day of the supervisors meeting. "I was disgusted by his remarks."

Jimenez expects another sweep in Guadalupe, perhaps before the election. Arpaio's battered pride must be avenged as the price of a renewed contract between the MCSO and Guadalupe. Already, Joe's told the press he would reconsider cancellation as long as he can do what he likes to the town.

"Arpaio won't get resistance from Frankie," observed Jimenez. "The sheriff might not let me go through that barrier again with all his deputies, but I'll be on a bullhorn this time, out there with the protesters."

Jimenez was exploring alternatives to the MCSO before being deposed. But now it's likely we'll never know whether these efforts would have prevented Arpaio from devouring Guadalupe yet again.

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Hans123
Hans123

The whole system is complicit in the crimes against the victims even the ones that were supposed to protect the children the most allowed atraucities to happen. The Cornwall boys Gary & David Ostler are guilty of these crimes. David Ostler is now in Sun C/ity West,Az.

Pauline
Pauline

Dear Father Robb while you are at ASU get a red dress from one of the gays and send it to the Bishop. Don't due the bishop's dirty work at ASU because even gay people need a funeral from the church. Amen PAULINE

Jim Dwyer
Jim Dwyer

Oh no! There is some guy flacking for a Phoenix Bishop who has my name! What will my atheists friends think when they read about this?! Could the guy please change his name to something like Brother Francis? Thanks.

Jim DwyerThe Bisbee ObserverBisbee, AZ

Dave
Dave

The video Olmstead showed in Church was disgusting. How many other Catholics in the Phoenix diocese were disgusted by that. Prop 102 is a political stunt to get the conservative base out in Arizona. Olmstead bought into this stunt for "moral", "save marriage" purposes. What nonsense. Is he going to play a McCain Palin video next week during Mass? I wish the hierarchy was as concerned about the mistreatment of migrants, war, genocide, injustice, as they are gays and reproductive choice.

Equity Court Services of Arizo
Equity Court Services of Arizo

The "Astute But Sometimes Asinine Avian" correctly and sadly notes, "Potentially, that's 60 families decimated." Very true, so why don't you file an "employer sponsor" I 140 or other application with USCIS on behalf of an aggrieved illegal family member to assist in preserving a family?

Too cheap, Bird and Lacey, to pay the $475 filing fee? Those porno advertisers pay you enough to help some illegals. Unbelievable.

Bird, you've also lost your latest attempt to perpetuate the "racial profiling" scam in the Guadalupe case. Case dismissed, as the Melendres case will be, follwed by "The Class" countersuing to destroy Phoenix and put Goober, Harris, and others in federal prison.

You've alienated the admittedly imperfect and vindictive Arpaio, who retaliated by taking MCSO protection away from the kids in Guadalupe. Happy, Bird Man?

Stephen, you're a good man with a decent heart, so please try to see the light here. Obviously this terrible situation needs a middle ground, not repeated attacks and counterattacks.

John "Johnny On The Spot" O'Sullivanfor "The Global Equity"

Religiosa Logica
Religiosa Logica

"otherwise law-abiding folk who lack the necessary papers." What?! They lack the "necessary papers" because knowingly crossing a border subversively is breaking U.S. federal law. Whether it is by omission or commission, it is still breaking the law. The papers bit is a nice spin, dillweed.

Denise
Denise

I am a Catholic that is appalled by Olmsted's insertion of his political agenda into our weekly masses. My church recently played a video of his encouraging us to vote no on prop 102. But would he ever make a video encouraging us to vote against the death penalty or in favor of ceasing ICE raids on employers? I doubt it. Even those these last 2 ARE supported by the Catholic church, they are not supported by the Republican agenda.

I encourage Olmsted to re-examine his conscience. It is clear to many Catholic parishioners that he is confusing Catholic ideals with Republican ideals. They are NOT one and the same.

I have this picture in my head of Jesus coming into my church and violently flipping tables over, if He were here...

Observer
Observer

Arpaio is Hitler?

So, where are these mass exterminations of Mexicans taking place?

Angry Citizen
Angry Citizen

Of course the Catholic Bishop is going to want the illegals here... he needs more non-English speaking kids for his priests to rape.

Dan94
Dan94

Do you see the irony in your statement about Joe being a waste of life and Hitler? You are claiming that Joe is a waste of life and therefore useless, and then you compare him to Hitler, who was the largest death distributor to people who he thought were a waste of life.

Coz
Coz

Arpaio, what a waste of human life...but he does gives us a great example of what it would be like to live under Adolf Hitler rules.

TRUTH08
TRUTH08

I guess Frank Montiel, thinks that he is speaking for ALL the people of his town. One would beg to differ, after all, there was a great many protesters from Guadalupe, when Bozo Joe, was there rounding up all them "Guilty Brown-Skinners". Yes, according to the Sheriff,they committed the horrible crime, of "Being Brown-Skinned"!!

Now correct me if I'm wrong?? I believe even, 'ol hypocrite Montiel was there that day?? He is..., just as guilty of that "horrible" crime. So he wound up as the towns, Sellout, and Ass Kisser to None other than the Buffoon, who thinks Being Brown is a crime!! It would be easy to find out. Just ask Rock Star- Rebbecca Jimenez.

Whats the deal, with the bishop NOT taking a stance. As a Catholic myself, I would, hope he would have the church and its many followers speaking out AGAINST the Mean, Senile, 'ol Mr Magoo Sheriff. Maybe then, he'll "SEE" the error of his ways. Then they could just drop the "Mr Magoo", portion and just call him a Civil Rights Violating, Tax Fleecing, Corrupt, Senile, Mean 'ol Sheriff.

Ha!!!

Really though, I would hope this article will prompt followers, to inquire as to why this Bishop has NOT, as of yet, taken a more rigid stance against him. (Bozo Joe)

Thanks, New Times, for shedding light to this. (Especially on that Butt Kisser Frank Montiel)

Regards,TRUTH08

Equity Court Services of Arizo
Equity Court Services of Arizo

In this case (but certainly NOT always), I agree SOMEWHAT with Arpaio. Federal Law must be enforced. Now, of course, New Times focuses on targetted stops and raids, some of which could be illegal.

There's another aspect here and I trust that the Astute Avian will see it. Enforcement or implementation of federal law also includes filing papers with USCIS, as our sourpuss Internet E-mailers rudely told New Times' reporters. Apologies for their nastiness, seriously.

But they made their point and provided documentation of a current case where they paid the filing fee for an illegal that they're sponsoring. I was sent forwarded copies of theE-mails.

These filings effectively "enforce" federal immigration laws, but not with raids on businesses and arbitrary stops. They also help undocumented people get visas, which lead to citizenship.

So, Bird, it's fine to criticize Arpaio, but also do your part to get an tllegal a visa. You have the intelligence and resources to do that. Maybe you can suggest this to Reza and the priest also.

John "Johnny On The Spot" O'Sullivanfor "The Global Equity"

 
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