Feathered Bastard

Deborah Braillard Settlement Approved by Supes, Andy Kunasek Votes No for Second Time

No nice way to say this, but Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek is a vindictive dick.

See, Tuesday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors convened to do the right thing in approving a $3.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of Deborah Braillard, the diabetic mom who slipped into a coma in 2005 and died.

This, after Sheriff Joe Arpaio's goons and goonettes denied her pleas for medical treatment and ignored her as she moaned, defecated, and vomited on herself and others.

The vote was 3-to-1, with Kunasek being the one. BOS Chair Max Wilson, supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and supervisor Fulton Brock played the adults in the room, and okay-ed the settlement. Supervisor Don Stapley was absent, previously having recused himself, as his lawsuit against the county for his false arrest by the MCSO is pending.

This is the second time Kunasek voted against the proposed settlement, the first time being on October 31, when he and Wilson voted nay, causing a tie that killed the deal.

See also: -What's Mom Worth?: When a Woman Became Deathly Ill in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Jail, Guards and Nurses Ignored Her Agony -Deborah Braillard Settlement, for MCSO Jail Death, Rejected by Board of Supervisors

The October 31 vote surprised even county staff, who figured that, as the board had discussed the vote already in executive session, the matter was a done deal.

But Kunasek, who never drinks water while Max Wilson is bumbling his way through Robert's Rules of Order, wanted to give the single finger salute Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group responsible for the recall of old fat racist, former state Senate President Russell Pearce.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons