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 >>
One week away from a major filing in the ACLU civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, the MCSO has done its 74th worksite immigration raid on the Phoenix commercial cleaning service Pro-Serv, arresting four women in the process. MCSO spokesman Chris Hegstrom issued the following statement in respons ... More >>
Due to prison overcrowding in California, state officials there are planning to release around a thousand inmates, and relocate thousands more, according to recent media reports.The plan right now, according to the Los Angeles Times, is that "low-level criminals, as well as seriously ill and elderly ... More >>
This weekend, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio celebrated the 20th birthday of his favorite son jail, Tent City.To celeberate, Arpaio ordered some stuff for inmates that's generally not allowed -- coffee, better food, rental movies, unrestricted television, magazines, '90s music, and cigarettes (c ... More >>
Who celebrates 20 years of running what they describe as a "concentration camp," and takes pride in exposing men and women to the elements of the desert?Only the leader of that "concentration camp," of course -- Maricopa County Fuehrer Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that he was the last person to be interviewed by conservative writer Andrew Breitbart is not true.The claim came out during the height of Arpaio's media attention for his "birther" investigation, and like many of Arpaio's sensational claims -- like arresting Elvis, or b ... More >>
As promised in a previous blog post, here's videographer Dennis Gilman's take on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-immigration worksite raids on two locations of the local Uncle Sam's restaurant chain. The video includes interviews we did with two of the workers arrested by the MCSO. These were two of five ... More >>
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- deporter of 2 million, coddler of serial racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and advocate of police-state programs such as 287(g) and Secure Communities -- was confirmed by the University of California Regents on Thursday to head the UC system. I ... More >>
Here's your "Moment of Zen" for the day: Elderly Sheriff Joe Arpaio wonders if President Obama will call him for the Department of Homeland Security post being vacated by Janet Napolitano.It seems a bit strange that Arpaio has a desire to collude with a president he claims has a fake birth certifica ... More >>
The definition of "death threat" continues to grow for Sheriff Joe Arpaio.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office arrested a Peoria man for making a "death threat" against Arpaio, by making a comment online about taking a $2 million bounty from Mexican drug cartels for Arpaio's head. The main problem, ... More >>
Above is a photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a 100-year-old member of Arpaio's volunteer "posse."According to a community newspaper, the man, Neal Coffman, "still performs radar duty, checking on vehicles, and reporting speeders to the Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies, who have the authority to issu ... More >>
An actual person has agreed to pay thousands of real, American dollars for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (likely) smelly and dead-skin-encrusted arm sling.The buyer, retired California cop Buck Dikes, won the eBay auction with a $2,600 bid.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys found a guy on the Internet who said he "want[s]" to blow Arpaio's head off -- a "death threat," as Arpaio calls it.It was just the latest in a long line of questionable "death threats" against Arpaio, which never seem to put the elderly sheriff in any sort of danger.See al ... More >>
Note: Please see update on the charges against Simcox. He once handed Sheriff Joe Arpaio an award, lauding his work as an anti-illegal immigrant lawman. Now he sits in Arpaio's gray bar hotel, accused of child molestation. I'm talking about former minuteman leader, and one-time U.S. Senate hopefu ... More >>