Joe Arpaio Laughs as a Little Girl Cries

You remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio, our bete noir before Russell Pearce ascended to the state Senate presidency?

Well, Sand Land's smarmy, strutting, pseudo-lawman takes top bill along with little Katherine Figueroa in a recently-released teaser for the documentary Two Americans, which is currently in post-production.

Filmmakers Dan DeVivo and Valeria Fernandez contrast Figueroa's activism on behalf of her parents -- arrested during a 2009 Maricopa County Sheriff's Office raid on a Phoenix car wash -- to Arpaio's never-satiated ego and lust for attention. 

Needless to say, Arpaio's ruthless drive for media doesn't fare too well when measured against Figueroa's quiet determination to aid her parents.

You may recall Figueroa from Dennis Gilman's YouTube video at the time, which showed her pleading for President Obama's help in getting her mom and dad back. Figueroa also later testified at a Congressional hearing chaired by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva.

DeVivo is the talented documentary-maker behind the seminal, award-winning film Crossing Arizona. Fernandez is one of the most dedicated and tireless reporters in Phoenix. She works for several outlets, including CNN.

Together they make a killer team. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product. 

And if you want to help them finish the project, you can make a donation on help them by buying a copy of Crossing Arizona, here

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JT Ready
JT Ready

4:08 in the film. Are those rats or birds squeaking in that dank hovel? And what ugly kids. Children of the Corn..Tamales. They must be terrified of the chupacabre Sheriff Joe has out hunting for them. Chupacabre have now replaced K-9 dogs for MCSO. I just hope that these mongrels take back all of the bed bugs they blessed our country with when they leave. Besides, being "American" is only in your heart according to that expert on Americanism. So they should be just as happy back in the squalor they came from as the squalor they roll around in here. Adios.

LiberalsAllLie
LiberalsAllLie

My! Such civility from the left wing progressives. Look at the name calling. Didn't the great messiah Obama tell you all to stop that?

Oh right...that doesn't apply to you bleeding heart liberals...just evil rich Republicans.

Hypocrites one and all.

Cobras
Cobras

I'm not a film maker....however I could have made this film making the sheriff more unlikable for enforcing the law. It makes me wonder what part of illegal don't they understand?Cobra

XSoldier
XSoldier

The MCSO shurf is a stupid, sick, heartless old man who loves to see his own face and hear his own voice on the idiot box.

Coz:Maricopa County's ancient, greasy-haired, balloon-headed "lawman" absolutely loves this kind of attention. He's just sad (like my pug) because we haven't seen his ugly mug on TV for the last week in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson.

I'm surprised we haven't heard from the Flaccid One during this ordeal (unlike his brainless, bald-headed butt buddy, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who was quick to blame Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and play politics with this statewide and nationwide tragedy.)

Senator Pearce is truly a sick and deranged individual, allowing a weapon of any kind into the state Capitol. Oh wait, that's because he worked for the MCSO shurf and is a known Joe associate. I wonder if he'll gain any traction with his obliteration of the 14th Amendment? You know, the one that granted former slaves (who, by the way, were undocumented) citizenship, provides due process and equal protection? I think not. I bet that the U.S Supreme Court upholds its 1898 ruling on this issue.

WTF
WTF

Where are all the raids Big Joe???? feeling the FBI and DOJ heat now? no wonder he's been quiet lately, bad boy bad boy.....!!!!

Niglet
Niglet

WOW! Thats a lot of fucking Mexicans in pin-stripes in the video shot! Good job and KUDOS to MCSO! Round of the fucking cockroaches and send their filthy asses back to Mexico! And the crying little baby too! Glad to see our laws and law enforcement are working as planned!

Mary
Mary

I liked the grandparents who said they were afraid of children....wooooooooo! They were completely scary. But in the end, this makes me so sad.

J.W. Simms
J.W. Simms

I read a lot of Jared Loughners in these posts so go at it!! and this time don't miss, fourteen hits out of thirty three tries is totally unacceptable, you bunch of dumb fucks. J.W. Simms.

Queenie
Queenie

As a UK citizen I can only admire what is being done here. Keep up the good work, truth and justice will prevail. The alternative will only increase the them and us mentality, then what?

Viva Villa
Viva Villa

Como mexicano y como mi lengua nativa es el Español me permito a escribir en el mismo idioma tan solo para expresar la tristeza que me da asi como a millones de mexicanos el ver como esta persona haciendo uso de su fuero ante la ley abuse de de si misma. La realidad es que miles de personas emigran a estados unidos con la promesa de un mejor futuro, no solo mexicanos, si no de todos los paises del mundo con el sentimiento de trabajar honestamente y darle un mejor futuro a sus hijos sin darse cuenta que pueden toparse con personas malignas como el sheriff joe arpaio y su Auschwitz y despues de todo se pregunta porque lo postean en fotografias como un nazi. creo que le falta estudiar un poco de historia al señor arpaio para darse cuenta de que el piso donde posa sus pesuñas fue suelo mexicano y el piso donde pisotearon nuestra bandera tambien lo fue. No creo ni por un segundo que este señor se detenga a pensar que cada que come por lo menos una fruta esta fue cosechada por manos de imigrates y que si ellos no lo hicieran ninguna de esas personas que pisotearon la bandera lo haria ya que para desgracia de arizona un porcentaje muy alto de su economia fue hecha gracias al sudor de esos imigrantes a los que ahora ponen en el campo de consentracion Auschwitz de arizona porque no se le puede llamar de otra forma.

Guest
Guest

Good thing you're not a creditable threat, except to maybe an all you can eat establishment. Your hatred and bigotry is boiling your blood Lemons. Similar to the mental dysfunctions of that lunatic who just slaughtered the innocent victims in Tucson. Thank God you will never possess the courage to ever spew your hatred in person, rather hide your fat ass behind that keyboard. For that, many are grateful.

dwight0
dwight0

You seem to overlook the big picture. Sheriff Joe just enforces the law as it is written. Granted the little girl may have a cause, but to blame Joe for the law is barking up the wrong tree. It appears as though you want the law applied only when it serves you. That is what this Presidential Administration does. They don't apply the immigration law and have several tax dodgers and law breakers in their administration. Not applying and following the laws as they are written leads to chaos.

Motor2
Motor2

For all you bleeding hearts out there............ What is it about ILLEGAL you don't understand ?? How many of you have ever read Mexico's immigration laws ?? Why are the political officials from the Northern Mexico states screaming at Arizona for returning the illegal Mexican immigrants to Mexico ???? They are screaming that it is unfair becuase Mexico does not have the money aor means to support those people and there are no jobs available. Also, Mexico is losing to much money bedacuse the illegals are not sending any back from the U.S.. If you "bleeders" can intelligently respond to the above comments & questions, then step up. Arizona is not the first state to enforce immigration .... read the laws on the books from Missouri.

Anon
Anon

Stephen, Looking forward to seeing the film and will buy the book.

Coz
Coz

Dumb Ass Blue Hairs.....

Coz
Coz

Hope Bozo Joe love this kind of attention, well deserved.

GENO
GENO

"Two Americans" will surely make the little girl look like a hero to the activists and like minded folks, while at that same time, making the "Flaccid" Old "Fool" look even more sinister and MENTALLY deranged than we've come to know before.

Coz
Coz

Well say brother, we said.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Unit 8200 already has your IP address "Guest". And Operation Echelon has recorded the phone calls you had with Loughner telling him that your wrathful "God" wanted him to murder a bunch of potential sodomites. They are closing in on you fast. Unplug from the Internet and flee to an Apache Junction trailer park meth lab as quickly as possible! Mia Chenique is really an agent of Satan keeping you online.

John Walsh
John Walsh

Like you are one to be talking about hiding behind a keyboard ?I'm sorry, I didn't catch you real name.....what is it ?

StephenLemons
StephenLemons

Well, unlike you, "guest," I use my real name, and I cover nativist events all the damn time. People know what I look like, and I usually wear a press badge with my name on it.

I'm also very accessible. New Times is located at 12th Street and Jefferson. My phone number is 602-229-8426. Folks call me all the time. I don't hide, boyo. The only one hiding here is you.

Coz
Coz

Surely now you must be talking about your Fuhrer's Arpaio and Pearce.

>>It appears as though you want the law applied only when it serves you.

tom
tom

What part of illegal does Arporkhole not understand ??

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Have you read the laws from Mexico? Did you know they have birth right protection? If you are born there-you are a citizen. Russell Pearce would be outraged! Our trade policies created this mess. We were warned then and didn't do anything because Big business wanted the cheap labor. People had no choice but to migrate where the jobs were after NAFTA was signed in 1994. Wasting more money and hate (although you seem to have enough to go around..hate that is) on enforcement wont stop people needing to feed there families and willing to work. Even haters like yourself understand that much. You just seem too happy blaming the victims instead of those that created the mess. Until we fix our trade policies, we will have people dieing in our deserts crossing as to stay is surely a death sentence. Criminalizing the immigrant is racist. No human being is illegal.

ChihuahuaJack
ChihuahuaJack

ha ha what a tool. What part of illegal don't Arizonians understand? A lot of them are proud of the fact they do over 100 miles an hour on the 101, it is their right, how many people do you see running red lights everyday on your way to work? Illegal is only illegal when it comes to another culture.

disgusted
disgusted

Motor you are so full of it. Mexico is makking HUGE changes in their immigration system. Aside from the fact I know Americans who have lived here for over 30 years who have never registered with immigration. You see I KNOW you are only parroting what you are fed and have no real clue about what you are talking about. I live in Mexico I interpet for Americans and also keep informed with issues concerning immigration here. Do everbody a favor and educate yourself before you start posting. Otherwise you just look the fool and make everyone laugh.

Jaimeju34
Jaimeju34

hey youve never broken any laws? this is exactly the atitude that is the reason that America is going down the tubes. we as a nation are becoming so greedy and divided that soon enough their will nothing left for anybody to fight over like money,food,water,shelter. And then what?

Dennisfritz22
Dennisfritz22

You're an ignoramous. Not only do Mexicans send money back, the money they send back is Mexico's 2nd largest source of income (after petroleum). Even so, illegal aliens put about $3 into the US economy for every $1 the use in public services. Also, the term "illegal" is misleading because unauthorized border crossing is a civil violation, not a criminal offense. But you probably don't know the difference, do you? It amazes me how the most ignorant people are always the confident about what they think they know.

Mistalee
Mistalee

The part about ILLEGAL that I don't understand is why fucktards like you think it only applies to immigrants. If Sheriff Pink Panties spent more time chasing violent criminals and less time with his pink panties in a wad over brown-skinned people, Maricopa County wouldn't be the pathetic shithole that it is.

No Strawberries, Mein Fuhrer ?
No Strawberries, Mein Fuhrer ?

What I don't understand is redundant hater-types such as yourself. Can you not even come up with something original on your own ???"What part of illegal don't you understand". Fucking lame !!!I will not respond to your juvenile rantings as the effort would be wasted.You'd only go back to your biker garage with all the beer-gutted Harley ridin haters, smokin Meth and talkin shit on subjects you have no familiarity with.When you freaks of nature drive out the last of the Mexicans and no one is left to assure that produce gets picked and delivered to your next door Wal-Mart, and then your unemployed fingerdick friends try ( unsuccessfully ) to work agriculture, and food prices across the board go up 20%. Who Ya gonna whine at then ? Jan Brewski Brewer ? How about Rusty Penis Pearce ???Food stamp program in your future, poopsie... Sig Heil...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Motor2, it's interesting you would pose such a question. Just last week it was reported that many state legislators, in clear violation of state weapons laws, carry guns in the state buildings where guns are prohibited, with no legal exclusion for the legislators. Yet the Senate President, russell pearce, just looks the other way, and in fact has said it's a matter of "don't ask, don't tell".

So,Motor2, as a law enforcement officer, shouldn't you be worried about legislators breaking the law? What is it about illegal, that YOU don't understand?

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

Comparing us with Mexico are you? What is it about "STUPID" don't YOU understand?

John Meyer
John Meyer

If you like Mexico's laws so much then, to rip a page from the conservatards, why not go and live there? I would hope we're better than what other nations do.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Coz you are not a 20 year old you old fart!

guest
guest

John Walsh! thank goodness you used your real name! I haven't seen you since high school. Did you end up marrying that fat girl you used to date?

Kdelectric
Kdelectric

The one shining light here. Stephen---you are my HERO!!!

Coz
Coz

Well said Stephen....his comments are nothing but more of the same old hate & racist rhetoric they have and like to push on others we've all come to know from posters like that don't have the balls to post under their real names..

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mr. Lemons, he doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to post under his real name. And if he did no one would care...

fred flinstone
fred flinstone

you might want to get your facts right before you name call...

8 U.S.C. § 1325 : US Code - Section 1325: Improper entry by alien(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection;misrepresentation and concealment of factsAny alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United Statesat any time or place other than as designated by immigrationofficers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigrationofficers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the UnitedStates by a willfully false or misleading representation or thewillful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the firstcommission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 orimprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequentcommission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, orimprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.(b) Improper time or place; civil penaltiesAny alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting toenter) the United States at a time or place other than asdesignated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civilpenalty of - (1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (orattempted entry); or(2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case ofan alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty underthis subsection.Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and notin lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may beimposed.(c) Marriage fraudAny individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for thepurpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall beimprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than$250,000, or both.(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraudAny individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprisefor the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration lawsshall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordancewith title 18, or both.

the fact is that civil fines can be issued does not mean its only a civil issue..rarely does a person get The maximum prison term is 6 months for the first offense and 2 years for any subsequent offense.for a civil crime so that right there should tell you that its not civil.

disgusted
disgusted

How very true! How many undoccumented do they claim are in the US right now? like 20 million right. Now if every last one of those people only spent one dollar a day in the US that is 20 million dollars put into the US economy daily. But here is the kicker, these idiots are to stupid to realize the undoccumented spend hundreds of dollars a day, The amount of money they put into the US economy daily is phenomonal! None of the redneck "border protection" patriot, trash have ever let that fact slip now have they.

An Amused Duckling
An Amused Duckling

As a general rule, the most ignorant people are always the most confident in their "facts" because unlike the people who actually keep up to date on them, they don't need to be bothered with actually being right. They're ALWAYS right in their opinions, so what difference does the validity of their information make? :P

Americans first
Americans first

Sounds like another attempt to justify illegal aliens. Please get another sob story. I'd rather hear "What part of illegal don't you understand" than your hateful bashing of a legal American. So, you'd rather we have a country full of illegals so your food prices as you say will stay low. No, I'd rather have legal Americans living next to me, than those who are here illegally, using the system, sending monies home to their relatives, and are loyal to the USA, and not some foreign country.

J.W. Simms.
J.W. Simms.

You have responded to his juvenile rantings, you stupid fucker!! J.W. Simms.

Rockzone
Rockzone

Your rant show's who you really are. plaese, next time you want to speak, fart instead, it would be more intelligent.

disgusted
disgusted

The part that motor and others like him dont understand is that they only use illegal when it suits them but then will turn a blind eye when it doesn't.

Coz
Coz

This is indeed true, but I am not a blue hair just yet, LOL

disgusted
disgusted

Oh yes that is great comming from someone who uses the name of a drink. Nope you arent hiding now are you. FYI many people don't use their real names ever heard of internet safety? It is that thing the authroities say we should teach our children starting in Kindergarden. Or stranger danger. I guess you two must have missed those lessons in school. What the hell difference does it make if someone uses their real name or not? NONE thats what.

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