Joe Arpaio is the crap!! He's worse than Hitler. I thought this was America home of the free but are we really?
By Amy Silverman
By Olivia LaVecchia
By Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons
By Chris Parker
By Michael Lacey
By Weston Phippen
Burke knows Arpaio can be prosecuted. I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. Attorney can quote from memory the federal statutes regarding abuse of power and violating civil rights under the color of law that Joe has bulldozed over.
Not to mention various state and federal laws concerning bribery, corruption, malfeasance, and misusing funds.
And yet, Burke's hands remain firmly beneath his parked haunches. People who know him claim it's not his fault, that the blame lies with politicos and Justice Department suits in D.C. They say Burke isn't in control of the situation.
I would agree that Burke is not the final shot-caller on this, but it doesn't absolve him.
Because while he wastes taxpayer time and money worrying about some pain sufferer, or not, smoking weed, Arpaio is busy shilling for campaign donations — and heading for probable re-election in 2012.
Joe Arpaio is the crap!! He's worse than Hitler. I thought this was America home of the free but are we really?
mr. Lemons,You have been after Joe for a long time.Why dont you drop the crap,you know he is a lot better man than you or your Bosses ever will be.A bunch of communists and mexican refugees that is all you are.You must be trying out for GORDONS job HUH.
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You people out there who are electing these individuals (and Arpaio is nothing more than part of an adjunct of the Drug Cartels he claims he is breaking up - he has always earned his living from his activities towards "enforcement" of these PROVEN NONSENSICAL prohibition laws - e.g., prohibition of alcohol) are the reason we don't have justice here in Maricopa County.
As long as the Federal Government sees that the the citizens of State of Arizona and its political subdivisions are electing these clowns, they will be VERY uncomfortable with using federal power to conduct "nation building" exercises within the United States. It's all about the rights of the States to govern themselves. THAT is why the Federal Government, through its third branch of government, the judicial branch, is not acting - our fellow citizens keep electing this clown. We need to do a better job of advocating for our issue of comprehensive immigration reform and reach out to these neanderthals who only see the issue in black or white (or brown).
I voted for Joe.
And your broad painting of anyone who disagrees with your candidate of choice as "neanderthals" is a good indication that your means of debating the real issues are equally pathetic.
And really, if Joe is a "clown", what was our other option? Dan Saban?
You're kidding, right?
loll that pompous redneck hillbilly is corrupt as the day is long and everyone knows it.
You gotta wonder what might have happened of Joe's team was tasked with counter-terrorism and not the snoozing Phoenix FeeBees who allowed documented middle-eastern radical-militants to obtain student visas' enroll in Phoenix area flight schools - and were actualy on record saying 'Jus teeech us how to steeeer the airoplayne meezter' ! This, with the back-drop of the solid intelligence provided by the Phillipines National Police 3 years prior to 9-11 warning aviation attacks were in the works...
New York might still have a WTC one and two.
The USA might not have lost over 8,000 Americans including our soldiers.
We need Joe on that wall...
The man is innnocent as the feds can't find anything to pin on him, or is that too hard to understand with some people.
I am a long time watcher and complainer, and one to take people to task who think Arpaio is great, I want to become more effective. What action do we take? Who do we go to to get the attention of a) someone who really cares and is positively motivated to effect changes for us here in AZ and b) WHO has some authority to wield to execute the needed legal and political changes?
I suppose it is US the people who need to get out, get more public and convince the greater population not only here in AZ but Nationally that this is a very serious, expensive, breach of our rights and our constitution and beliefs as Americans. But I feel so weak, ineffective, clueless and so many who would be involved are so bogged down in their own problems with time restraints, lack of money, possibly even deeply involved with trying to save a loved one from the system...struggling, reeling with stress and very likely fiscally overwhelmed. REALLY someone tell me what can we do versus write here about all of these concerns. Someone come up with an answer? New Times? Are you reading these? Let me know!
I want, because of my being for so many years appalled at these issues and fringe issues going into our common everyday practices in our legal system whereby innocent or those with many extenuating circumstances are scared into taking plea bargans with punishment versus standing up for their bigger story and innocence in a court of law with a jury of peers, to start a non-profit organization.
It will happen, I will do this even though like others I have a huge burden of stress worrying about my seriously mentally ill son caught and stuck in the jails and a system which would rather criminalize him than treat or intervene. I am disabled currently totally and for many years partially as a Physical Therapist and facing 17K in legal expenses (and it could go up).
LUCKILY, I found an attorney who really cares about helping people who are really wanting to change their lives. In fact he will only take cases whereby the client is highly motivated to change. He is very high energy, high powered, who quit his large law firm thinking he was done with the practice of law, then found within himself a call and mission to go out on his own and do this. His name, you may tell him I sent you, is Guy Brown. He really does the work necessary, not just to, "get people off," but to get them the help and treatment and services they need to stay out of trouble!
I will post again about my non-profit concept--to help people pay for the legal fees to FIGHT. I also have a first fund raising idea which would not only give the organization some wealth but help those who contribute to have more income. It is an inspired concept!Kate Keeling PT
Allowing people to be free of government interference while in "The Pursuit of Happiness" is the entire mission of our country through the guarantees in our Constitution. The anti-recreational drug laws don't keep us safe, they only keep the rich drug lords and their cartel members (including Wells Fargo Bank among others) wealthy.
It is basic economic theory - supress supply and the price (and profits) will go up. If the prohibition laws were removed from all recreational drugs tomorrow - the illegal drug industry would completely fail the next week. There wouldn't be enough money in the "pipeline" to fund the supply chain and the whole thing would collapse.
In addition, the number of people looking for their "happiness" through recreational drug use would fall substantially as these people, many "rebels without a cause (except to get high)" would look to other, less harmful, substances to excercise their rights.
You people out there who are electing these individuals (and Arpaio is nothing more than part of the Drug Cartels he claims he is breaking up - he has always earned his living from his "enforcement" of these nonsense prohibition laws) are the reason we don't have justice here in Maricopa County.
As long as the Federal Government sees that the the citizens of State of Arizona and its political subdivisions are electing these clowns, they will be VERY uncomfortable with using federal power to conduct "nation building" exercises within the United States. It's all about the rights of the States to govern themselves. THAT is why the Federal Government, through its third branch of government, the judicial branch, is not acting - our fellow citizens keep electing this clown.
Elections mean something in this country - taking out an elected leader, who really hasn't done the kind of stuff that people like John Fife Symington III had (bank fraud), on a federal level, is messing with our Constitution and is not done lightly. The charges of racial profiling are hard to prove without evidence - and I understand all the "basis" evidence regarding the traffic stops conducted by MCSO officers was illegally shredded.
Kate Keeling I agree with you completely. I would like to start some kind of media blitz against Arpaio. It is evident that even the New Times' numerous articles have done no good, as they themselves state. Let me know if you would like to collaborate.
Nope, you should have had you butt kicked up between your shoulder blades so you'd at least have SHIT for brains. All smoke, no fire. Go after those who are abusing the man, they're the problem. Like you muzak.
Where do they begin? pearce, (CCA/Coughlin/ALEC) arpaio, hendershott, fox, black, aubuchon, thomas, alexander, babeu, brock, and on and on.... it's time to clean house in Arizona where those who profit from this corruption are abusing the people, taxpayers and newcomers to the state....
Oren, Arizona's problems are about the decades under a single-party rule -- tyranny. Has nothing to do with President Obama who wasn't even around. Also look at Senators McCain, Kyle and Trent who created laws that have taken our civil liberties and rights away. Arpaio needs to resign or be indicted immediately or YOU pay the horrific cost.
And here we are supposed to be a law abiding civil country... hmmm. I think I vote for life in the Ivory Coast rather than here....
Paul Babeu has been covering for Sherifff Joe for years and is just as corrupt. As his sister Lucy, it does not matter who you report this two bullies too. Paul has threatened my life by using my father and I have proof of that. I have reported it to the attorney general, the FBI and numerous police. I think a death threat should be taken seriously. But as usual, Paul gets away with it. I was even assigned a agent from the last attorney general who just takes the information and you never hear from them again.Reporting does not work because they are all in it together covering for each other. Lives are ruined because of Paul and Joe. They both are big corrupt liars and don't care who they step on. They are only concerned about their fame. When Paul has to hire a lawyer to shut me up, you know he is hiding big secrets. This will never end when all the political leaders such as the attorney General and the feds who just ignore all that is reported. And how is any investigation ever done by a inexperience person such as Paul, who came from North Adams, where he ran because of his dirty past.
"Ironically, Arpaio and Burke are on the same page when it comes to the medical ganja law. Arpaio opposed Prop 203 at a press conference before Election Day last year."
That's not ironic, it's consistent. Burke is pretty clearly ArPayaso's bitch.
That's true in some ways. Burke is afraid of JoeRap because Joerap came up through the fed system back in the days and he knows the playbook. Burke don't like AZ 203 Med MJ but he has a big problem...it's called California. The Feds cannot play favorites so what goes in Cali must go in AZ from the US Attorney stand-point - they cannot have double-standards. I think Burke is just grandstanding for the big-pharma industry who are freaked out that they might lose a few billion dollars in opiate pain medications as this Med Marijuana sweeps the Nation.
its no secret that new times has a beef with arpiro....most legal americans thinks he a hero that enforces the law....don,t ask me what i think about our cutless policticans
the feds ought to investigating new times for supporting illegalism,,,check their stafff for illegals