Let he who is without sin . . . : Thanks so much for your article exposing the vigilante tactics of ! I used to be a member of its Follow Up Forum and am ashamed to admit I would harass people posted on the Perverted-Justice site. After talking to a few of PJ's victims, however, I soon came to see that PJ was causing untold damage to people's lives -- people who had never been given a chance to defend themselves in a court of law.

Since that time, I have been a member of [an anti-Perverted-Justice Web site], and since posting at that site, I have been harassed and intimidated online by PJ members, who represent the worst that can be found on the Net. They are worse than the predators they purport to be trying to stop. The sooner their site is legally shut down, the better.

Congratulations once again on writing this article, and getting so much information about such a shadowy organization. I have no problem if you want to use this letter in your publication, because (unlike PJ members) I have nothing to hide.
Jeffrey Woloson, Amsterdam, Holland

Freaks and geeks: Those a-holes at the Perverted-Justice Web site -- particularly that Xavier Von Erck freak -- should be exposed for what they are: cowardly computer nerds who can't get laid. Seems like, too, they must have been brought up in the Holiness Church because they are so self-righteous! And what gives them the right? They are a bunch of computer Ku Klux Klanners.

But don't worry, I'm an expert at finding out who people are, no matter how hard they try to hide it, and I'm going to stop at nothing to out Von Erck, who should rename himself Von Dickless, as the sniveling little shit that he obviously must be.

I agree that guys who stalk children should be repeatedly violated in the slammer by Shaq-size bubbas, but these cowards at PJ take the cake. Anyhow, look out, Von Dickless, because I'm coming after [your identity] big time! Hope you don't have any skeletons among the flannel shirts with pocket protectors in your closet . . .

By the way, did it ever occur to this schmuck Von Dickless that selling sexy underwear on the PJ Web site is defeating his stupid cause? Duh, moron! Just shows what kind of perv he obviously must be. I'll bet my expensive sports car that he's like those gay Nazis in World War II-era Berlin who zealously put their kind in the ovens because they were ashamed of their own shit.

Is Von Dickless overcompensating for his own problems with little girls, or probably little boys?

I was all set to be mad at New Times for putting such a provocative cover out front of a story like "Perverting Justice" (I mean pandering to sex, and all), but once I read inside and saw that PJ members are the ones selling the damn thongs, what NT did made perfect sense. That stuck PJ's bullshit right in Von Dickless' face, right up his ass!

When I turn up the full story of Von Dickless' apparently pathetic, chickenshit life, I hope Susy Buchanan will write another insightful article. I know that if New Times [in L.A.] were still in business, it would be all over that follow-up.
Jimmie Watkins, Pasadena, California

Church chat: I can't believe you guys at New Times would write such a negative article about people who are on the side of the Lord, who try to bring justice to perverts who stalk little girls. My daughter fell victim to a pervert in an Internet chat room, and the tragedy our family has endured has been huge. I don't think she will ever be the same. I know, as her mother, I never will be.
Julia Sue Davis, Phoenix


Exposing the truth: On behalf of all the intelligent and informed New Times readers, thank you for your recent column exposing the truths about "America's Most Notorious Sheriff," namely Joke Arpaio ("Arpaio's Running Scared," John Dougherty, July 15).

It's about time that someone has the balls to expose the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the single biggest criminal still walking free.

The Arizona Communist, er, Republic, has sugarcoated this buffoon's antics for far too long now. The public has a right to know how its elected officials are perceived throughout the world. "America's Toughest Sheriff" needs to be impeached, arrested and then subjected to a few months in the worst part of his beloved Tent City. Perhaps then, after multiple beatings and intestinal parasites from slop not fit for pigs, he would realize just what a travesty he's made of the judicial system in Maricopa County.  

Voters, wake up and see that the incarnation of Hitler is in our midst and in need of an old-fashioned belt whipping! It's one I'd be happy to administer.
Rodd St. Pierre, Scottsdale

Bully pulpit: Thank you for the great writing! It made my day. I've been depressed for a long time every time I even hear this psycho Joe Arpaio mentioned in the news. I feel bad for any inmate in his "care." He's a bully.

I've always wondered why things had to be so embarrassingly bad in Arizona. It makes me sad, even though I was born here. Arpaio is not a decent human being, yet there he is, thinking he's the dictator of Arizona -- out there creating a worse world.

I really like the way you were just so blunt about him in "Arpaio's Running Scared," and I will now watch for further developments. I hope he gets prosecuted and thrown in jail!
Lori Star, via the Internet

Rhinestone sheriff: "Arpaio's Running Scared" was another great story. Keep chasing! We just can't get Arpaio out of office quickly enough. Another inmate death is unbelievable! Glen Campbell needs to contact Mothers Against Arpaio and explain why their sons and daughters have been brutalized or killed in Joe's jails while he got a cush ride. Joe needs to explain to his own officers why he rewarded Glen Campbell for assaulting an officer.

Pleeaaase, keep doing your incredible reporting! You have the guts to tell the truth. The Republic only prints Arpaio press releases. Arpaio needs to remember there's a vacancy sign over a tent in his Tent City with his name on it.
Shiela Evans, Glendale

A taste of his own medicine: Thanks so much for "Arpaio's Running Scared," another enlightening article on the sheriff! I have a loved one in Madison Street Jail, and I cannot believe some of the things that go on and the horrific treatment that human beings have to endure while Arpaio may be pocketing money that should go into fair and humane treatment.

I took a tour of the Madison Street facility last week, and I went from getting sick to being in tears at the horrible conditions. These people are treated no better than mere animals. I wouldn't even allow my cat to live there!

Instead of spending so much time on publicity stunts and outings, Arpaio should serve time in his own jail, eat his own rotten food and be treated as badly as he allows these human beings to be treated.
Name withheld by request

Heil Joe: Hey, great article on Slo Joe. He's a real Hitler, but if the rest of us jumped on him like that, we might wind up in one of his torture chambers. Thanks for hittin' him where he lives in pieces like "Arpaio's Running Scared" for those of us who can't risk it.
Andrea Sieber, via the Internet

The passion for Joe: Another good one on Joe Arpaio. I just wish the average voter would read your articles. They are so blind to what is going on and think this guy walks on water. Christ, will they ever wake up?
Jordan Barber, Litchfield Park

Non-endorsement deal: I'm helping the Dan Saban campaign [against Joe Arpaio's reelection] in my small way. One of your New Times articles was sent out with an e-mail from the campaign ("In the Crosshairs," John Dougherty, June 24). Wow! Fantastic article! You alluded to the county Republican party, specifically the Maricopa County Republican Committee, not caring for the sheriff. We passed a motion to not endorse Arpaio. I was there as a member at large with the MCRC.

In some of the earlier articles written about the time of Scott Norberg's killing, the name Michael David Sanderson, who committed suicide in one of Arpaio's jails, was mentioned. Mike was my stepson. The county settled our lawsuit out of court for $5,000 to shut everybody up.

At that time, I had occasion to visit with the Norberg family's lead attorney. He showed me the color photos taken at Norberg's autopsy. I assume you know that Norberg had 26 stun-gun marks on his body, including marks on his penis!

Concerning Dan Saban's campaign: Arpaio's Gestapo of campaign workers are very busy out there taking down Saban signs, almost as fast as I can put them up. From Saban campaign e-mails, I gather this has been happening all over the county. So I guess Arpaio really is getting worried [about the Republican primary against Saban]. My goal is to see Arpaio retired for the last time!
Chuck Carpenter, Phoenix

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