To read all the fake outrage spewed by schoolmarmish lefties over state Representative John Kavanagh's skewering of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a recent roast of the aged autocrat, you'd think Kavanagh had shot a Mexican man in Reno just to watch him die. Don't get me wrong, I take a back seat to no ... More >>
According to one nationally-recognized expert in correctional medicine, the medical care in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's vast incarceration complex is not just potentially hazardous to the health of pretrial detainees and jail staff, but to the general public as well. Dr. Robert Cohen, a member of New York ... More >>
Most places in the United States are not dominated by a single personality. Sure, in Washington, President Obama's every movement is news, and in New York, it's Gotham's mayor who garners the most media time. Yet here, in the nation's sixth-biggest city and fourth-biggest county, not a week goes b ... More >>
Maria Brandon's federal wrongful-firing complaint is a messy leftover of the years-long infighting between Maricopa County officials. But unlike the lawsuits that have resulted in millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded settlement payouts to former county leaders and judges, this one's gone to trial ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he's a patriot for putting 38 inmates on a bread-and-water diet for defacing American flag stickers.Arpaio announced his publicity stunt of putting the stickers in each cell in November, as part of what he called a "patriotic theme" at the county jails, which also i ... More >>
Someone's feeling a little left out amid all this talk about who's running for governor and who's not.Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign manager Chad Willems sent out a press release bragging about fundraising figures, including what's certainly an empty threat to run for governor.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who's been fighting the placement of a monitor in his office for about two years now, said today that he's "not concerned" about the monitor selected to watch over his office.As a result of the Melendres v. Arpaio civil-rights case, U.S. District Court Judge G. Mu ... More >>
Jerry Sheridan, chief deputy under Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is a reasonable replacement for the corrupt man he replaced -- but he sure sucks at math. In a column that ran in the Arizona Republic's opinion section on Monday, Sheridan claims that, "Sheriff Arpaio is a fiscally responsible ... More >>
Activists aren't satisfied with the court-ordered community meetings run by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and its "community liaison," who participated in MCSO's immigration sweeps.So, members of Citizens for a Better Arizona brought folding chairs to the new MCSO headquarters in Phoenix, and ... More >>
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has spent $375,442 to stop Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox from receiving a $975,000 settlement, and is preparing to spend more. A lawyer hired by Maricopa County will fly to and stay in San Francisco at county expense for a March 11 hearing on the settlement ma ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's war continues against a 16-year-old Canadian kid who spends too much time on his computer.As the kid -- whose name has never been released -- continues to get arrested in Canada for a series of whimsical threats he's e-mailed to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arpaio's off ... More >>
2013 hasn't been the greatest year for Sheriff Joe Arpaio.From getting roughed up by a sidewalk to being on the losing end of a huge civil-rights lawsuit, check out our top-10 Arpaio stories of the year:
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has scheduled "community outreach meetings," as ordered by a federal judge in the Melendres v. Arpaio civil rights case.According to the judge's order, "The MCSO shall clarify for the public at these meetings that it does not enforce immigration laws except to th ... More >>
For Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 75th workplace raid, deputies knocked over the Mesa headquarters of a company that repairs damaged homes.The result: Three arrests.
The Canadian teenager accused of threatening to kill Sheriff Joe Arpaio was arrested again for -- you guessed it -- threatening to kill Arpaio.The youngster, whose name hasn't been released throughout this whole saga, apparently utilized a "contact us" form on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office we ... More >>
This weekend, a charity is hosting a "celebrity roast" of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Chris Kattan from Saturday Night Live and comedian Joey Medina are supposed to be a couple of the roasters. In case they have trouble coming up with material, we've made a list of the top-10 lines to roast Arpaio:
In Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest attempt for publicity, he announced that he wants a "patriotic theme" at the county jails.Arpaio's putting American flags in all the jail cells and hosting sing-alongs of "God Bless America," which supposedly show his patriotism. Interestingly, there's no mention in Ar ... More >>
It might seem like someone needs to go check the temperature in Hell, because Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release in Spanish.You know, the same Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose department had to be banned from racial profiling by a federal judge, and whose die-hard supporters are seriously upset about ... More >>
Who thinks up this stuff, Lisa Allen? For whatever reason, (though probably nothing more than he knows it'll get him publicity), Arpaio's got it in his head that his office needs drones. Not Heron TP-style Iran-busters, and not the all-purpose Predators., but those that more resemble remote-contr ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was recently on the Al Jazeera America program "Consider This " to discuss immigration (what else?) and got b-slapped in the nicest way possible by filmmaker Dan DeVivo, one of the two persons behind the immigration-related documentary Two Americans, the other person being Phoenix ... More >>
Who better to help me inaugurate a new category in this blog, entitled "Bigotry Is Expensive," than the man known for sucking all of the air out of the room and the all of the cash out of taxpayers' wallets, Sheriff Joe Arpaio? In case you missed it, Arpaio just cost us another $7.3 million-plus in ... More >>
Late Thursday evening, the plaintiffs in the ACLU's big civil rights lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio fired back at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's surprise announcement that the MCSO would begin one of its notorious Hispanic-hunting sweeps on Friday. Responding to a filing by Arpaio's lawyer Tim Casey earlier in ... More >>
Christine Jones, the former Go Daddy executive who's running for governor, is a big fan of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.3TV has the footage of Jones giving a gushing review of the sheriff in front of a crowd, including Arpaio, at a charity event. 3TV also has the footage of Jones, a Republican, seeming comple ... More >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a 16-year-old Canadian kid for sending some mean e-mails to self-proclaimed tough-guy Sheriff Joe Arpaio.The e-mails contained "death threats," according to MCSO. The 16-year-old was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, because t ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is defending the taxpayer cost of his pricey security detail.Actually, Arpaio released a memo written by members of the security detail, who defended their overtime payments, which have reached as much as $24,000 for one person in a year.
Surprise, surprise: Sheriff Joe Arpaio hosted a publicity stunt at his "concentration camp," Tent City.Arpaio held a concert at the jail, and it wasn't exactly Johnny Cash at Folsom State Prison.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio released an internal MCSO memo in an attempt to defend his pricey security detail.According to the guys "protecting" Arpaio from a series of not-so-credible death threats, everything they do is completely necessary for the sheriff's safety. Then again, most people would say whatev ... More >>
The scheme by county officials to round up immigrants for conspiring to smuggle themselves into the country has been busted up by a federal judge.As a result of yet another immigration-related lawsuit filed against the county, a federal judge ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney B ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release last week condemning a Latina organization for not allowing the Sheriff's Office to run a booth at the organization's upcoming convention.Arpaio -- whose office engaged in the racial profiling of Latinos, according to a federal judge's ruling -- seemed to ha ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release condemning a Latino organization for not allowing the Sheriff's Office to run a booth at the organization's upcoming convention.Gee, can anyone think of a reason why the Hispanic Women's Corporation would try to keep Arpaio's office out of its event?Maybe -- ... More >>
Operating on the assumption that not all MCSO deputies are as lame as their organization's titular tyrant and his immediate underlings, I apologize in advance to those beige-shirts who, contrary to this blog's header, can chew gum and drive at the same time. My title's query is prompted by the MC ... More >>
As long as Joe Arpaio is sheriff, every day in Maricopa County is Groundhog Day. Despite federal Judge G. Murray Snow's May finding that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his immigration-obsessed office are guilty of racial profiling and that the MCSO's prejudiced policing toward Latinos must cease, Tempe Pol ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's going after the party scene at Arizona State University this weekend.Well, the old man himself won't be out there scribbling minor-in-consumption tickets to the youngsters and telling them what life was like during the Civil War, but his staff warns of a ... More >>
It certainly appears that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going to get a babysitter monitor as a result of the Melendres racial-profiling lawsuit.Maybe, just maybe, the MCSO will operate a little differently with this appointed monitor looking over Arpaio's shoulder.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comrades in his sham "investigation" into President Obama's birth certificate ought to be committed to a mental-health institution.Why? Consider the "prime suspect" for faking Obama's birth certificate, according to one of the birthers in on Arpaio's gag -- Phoenix New Times.
Attorneys for the ACLU and Sheriff Joe Arpaio still haven't agreed how MCSO is going to remedy the racial profiling a judge found in the Melendres v. Arpaio case.However, by all accounts, the appointment of a babysitter monitor seems certain.
The extent to which the media rolls over for Sheriff Joe Arpaio never ceases to astound. Take Joe's recent comments following an August 17 incident in the desert, where Glendale resident and self-identifying "militia minuteman" Richard Malley allegedly pointed an AR-15 at an MCSO deputy. The inci ... More >>
More than a year ago, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced his team had developed "probable cause" to believe President Obama's birth certificate was a forgery.Most people just laughed their rear-ends off and got on with their lives. Others, however, have spent a considerable amount of time proving that eve ... More >>
Pollsters say Sheriff Joe Arpaio's job-approval rating is 37 percent.Although that seems extraordinarily high, it's the lowest rating the Behavior Research Center has found for Arpaio since it began polling on the subject in 1996.
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Someone far, far away from Maricopa County has been arrested for threatening to blow Sheriff Joe Arpaio to greasy chunks.It's possible you've heard this one before because this happens to be the fourth time an alleged "bomb threat" has been made against Arpai ... More >>
I'm not sure which is more obscene: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's grotesque mockery of migrants who've died crossing the Arizona desert, or a compliant and wholly uncritical media's reporting on Joe's latest stunt involving white crosses in the desert. There's nothing the local idiots in the Fourth Estate ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced yesterday that his armed citizen-patrols of schools will continue for a second school year.In other words, some old geezers will be armed and doing laps around schools in the MCSO's jurisdiction.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's armed citizen patrols of schools is continuing for another school year.Arpaio's NRA-approved posse patrols went without any serious incidents last year, when Arpaio instituted the program in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting.
As the saying goes, would you buy a used car from this guy? Or more to the point, a used home? The "guy" in question, as you can see in the pic above, is Sheriff Joe Arpaio's fired, disgraced ex-top flunky David Hendershott, once the most feared man in Maricopa County. (Note: There's a better, i ... More >>