03-05-2012, 08:12 PM
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Either way it doesn't matter. Just curious.
03-06-2012, 04:36 AM
I think Arizona gets more bat **** crazy by the day.
03-06-2012, 04:51 AM
I think the Right in this country has gone insane.
03-06-2012, 06:35 AM
Its time for the CIA to make this lunatic "dissapear" like they did with Breitbart
03-06-2012, 06:37 PM
This "crack team" of "experts" doesn't know that scanning programs can and often do break an image into multiple layers? For example, when optical character recognition is enabled, the text layers (and anything containing but not necessarily separable from the text) will put in a separate layer from graphics.
JFC you birthers are completely beyond all hope.
If I were in this county, I'd be demanding a recall of this idiot sheriff, not because he's a birther, but because he's demonstrated a complete lack of ability to do his job (investigation).
03-07-2012, 02:32 PM
<nyt_headline version="1.0" type=" ">Arpaio Is Criticized Over Handling of Sex-Crimes Cases</nyt_headline> (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/us/sheriff-joe-arpaio-criticized-over-handling-of-sex-crimes-cases.html?_r=1)
<nyt_byline> By MARC LACEY (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/marc_lacey/index.html?inline=nyt-per)
</nyt_byline> Published: December 9, 2011
GUADALUPE, Ariz. — Although Joe Arpaio (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/joseph_m_arpaio/index.html?inline=nyt-per) calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a growing chorus of local critics want another title for him: Retired.
Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, spoke about his office's handling of many sex-crimes cases at a news conference in Phoenix on Monday.
Sheriff Arpaio, the top law enforcement official in sprawling Maricopa County, is perhaps best known for his hard-nosed treatment of prisoners and his aggressive raids aimed at illegal immigrants. But it is his department’s approach to more than 400 sex-crimes cases that has Sheriff Arpaio in trouble.
His deputies failed to investigate or conducted only the sketchiest of inquiries into hundreds of sex crimes between 2005 and 2007, investigations by Arizona law enforcement agencies have shown. Many of those cases involved molested children.
The cases were first raised by The East Valley Tribune (http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/8377) in 2008 but resurfaced in the news media earlier this year and in a recent article by The Associated Press, which prompted Sheriff Arpaio to defend himself at a news conference. “If there were any victims, I apologize to those victims,” he said on Monday, vowing to hold deputies accountable.
But his grudging mea culpa only incited more outrage.
“A sincere apology and acceptance of responsibility from Joe Arpaio to these victims would have been the professional and compassionate thing to do,” Bill Louis, a former assistant chief of the El Mirage police, wrote Thursday in The Arizona Republic (http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/WestValleyVoices/150373). “But instead we once again witnessed Arpaio’s smug and defiant attitude — this time directed towards the very victims he neglected.”
Many of the cases originated in El Mirage, a working-class suburb of Phoenix, where the Police Department was disbanded in 2005 and the Sheriff’s Department was called in to provide policing. But when the Police Department was reformed in 2007, officials discovered that dozens of sensitive cases, many filed by illegal immigrants, had not been adequately investigated or investigated at all.
A number of Democratic lawmakers, longtime critics of the sheriff, called on him this week to step down, a suggestion that Sheriff Arpaio dismissed. “I’m not going to let elected officials with their own agenda that have a ‘D’ next to their name try to get some media attention using my name to get me to resign,” Sheriff Arpaio said.
Republicans, who have long backed Sheriff Arpaio, have been more circumspect, although the state’s two Republican senators, Jon Kyl and John McCain, drew considerable attention when they issued a statement Thursday expressing concern about the matter.
“Victims of abuse not only deserve the respect of law enforcement, but their rights must also be protected throughout the criminal justice process,” the senators said.
On Thursday night, anti-Arpaio activists converged on the Town Hall in Guadalupe, a predominantly Latino neighborhood where sheriff’s deputies conducted a high-profile raid in 2008. Randy Parraz, who is leading an effort to oust the sheriff, urged the Town Council to adopt a resolution calling for Mr. Arpaio’s resignation. But town officials put off the matter and instead allowed residents to vent.
One young woman said her cousin has tried with no success to get deputies to investigate the molestation of her three daughters. “The person who did it is still out there,” she said. “We see him all the time.”
Subsequent efforts to investigate the cases have proven fruitless as many of the victims have moved, or no longer wish to cooperate with the authorities.
The criticism of Sheriff Arpaio, who is 79, has bolstered the fortunes of Lt. Mike Stauffer of the Scottsdale police, who has started a campaign to unseat the well-financed Sheriff Arpaio next year. “This man who calls himself a sheriff doesn’t display the least bit of concern about victims,” Lieutenant Stauffer said.
03-07-2012, 03:11 PM
I have had several run ins with this clowns deputies , just outside of Maricopaa ........ **** Arizona the entire sate is ****ed up
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
03-08-2012, 01:24 AM
I think you're a spammer.