Joe Arpaio Warms Up the Typewriter to Complain to Craigslist (as Expected)
As we predicted yesterday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio put out a press release to announce that he's writing a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster.
Arpaio loves to bust out the MCSO technology after his deputies catch a wannabe dog-humper, but it's kind of a one-way relationship -- Arpaio's never gotten a letter back from Buckmaster.
According to Arpaio's knowledge on the matter, which he described in a previous letter, there are sections on the website called "men seeking men" and "casual encounters," which Arpaio describes as being "often accompanied by graphic photographs depicting a fully nude male in various pornographic situations."
That was more of a side-note, as the point of Arpaio's letter was to scold Craigslist for not immediately deleting posts made by people who might be interested in having sex with dogs.
Craigslist corporate headquarters will now have to throw another letter in the garbage, because 47-year-old James Naylor became the sixth person since February 2011 to be arrested by MCSO for allegedly trying to find a hot date with a dog on Craigslist.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Naylor's post said he was looking for "hung tops," but added, "Willing to try hung K9 4 fun too."
Eventually, the detective "made arrangements to meet with Naylor at hotel for the purpose of Naylor having sex with a dog," the documents state.
After being arrested when he showed up to a Mesa hotel, Naylor admitted being the one who was corresponding with the detective via e-mail, but said "he was curious and that he was just there to watch," according to the court documents.
When Naylor was confronted about the pair of condoms in his pocket, the detective wrote in a probable-cause statement that "he insisted that he had been carrying them with him for nearly a year because he had not had sex with his wife for approximately a year."
Somehow, Arpaio pins this on a website.
"Your failure to make improvements to your procedures; and your refusal to even respond to my communication reads volumes," he wrote in a previous letter to the Craigslist CEO. "You are essentially providing a platform for the propagation of unconscionable behavior."
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