Joe Arpaio Returns To ASU Today at 3 p.m.

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Clown act: Arpaio at ASU in 2009

Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently tweeted that he will "speaking at [Arizona State University's] Cronkite School of Journalism" today at 3 p.m.

But if you're expecting a repeat of the debacle that occurred in 2009 when Arpaio attended a public forum at ASU's Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix, and questions from ASU dons were interrupted by singing activists, you'll be disappointed. 

Seems Arpaio will be holding court before a class of 19 young journos at a newswriting and reporting class taught by adjunct professor and former Arizona Republic Viewpoints Editor Joseph Garcia.

Garcia, who is also director of communications at ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, was a fierce critic of Arpaio's regime while at the Rep. Indeed, as is the case with most of those at the Rep who offer somewhat trenchant opinions in its pages, the Gannett paper ultimately found a way to not keep him on, likely because he was too "controversial."

Arpaio has spoken before Garcia's students in the past, and apparently enjoys doing so. Garcia told me that Arpaio will be questioned by the reporters-in-training for a class assignment. He explained that Arpaio is just one of several newsmakers he brings into his class from time to time. 

Seems Arpaio's being followed around by a TV crew from KGUN9, Tucson. And the camera will be watching as the students have at him.

I asked Garcia if I could sit in on the class as a fly on the wall. He respectfully turned me down, saying that it would  change the "dynamics" of the event.

Of course, so will a TV camera, he admitted a tad sheepishly.

Both Garcia and ASU Cronkite School Dean Chris Callahan said they had no idea why Arpaio tweeted the appearance, making it sound like it was open to the public.

Well, I know why. Arpaio loves protesters, and would like to have a few around for his appearance. It'll look good for KGUN's camera. And it'll justify the Presidential-style security detail he runs with.

That's called "Media Manipulation 101," a class Arpaio might teach one day, perhaps as a correspondence course from prison.

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kkhkk1
kkhkk1

Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to damned, and no body to be kicked? From: http://xrl.us/bh8tjk

arpaio supporter
arpaio supporter

I am a student in this class that Arpaio spoke to. He was awesome. He answered all of our questions& was very generous with his time. Having the new times there would have changed it alot. I am very happy our teacher declined. The point of this activity was so we could write a news article of our choice using quotes from Arpaio. Big deal it posted it on twitter, new times are just mad because we wouldn't let them into our class. This article is funny.

Carl Toersbijns
Carl Toersbijns

Someone poked the bear and its out of control .......... I will speak with my vote in 2012

Dhuiz
Dhuiz

Why is it that most people think that just because you are thrown in jail you are automaticaly guilty.A lot of people in jail are waiting trial and our law says until you are convicted of a crime in a court of law, you are presumed innocent.But if you end up in MCSO, you are automatnically presumed guilty and you are treated as such until you or your family can prove you are innocent.Or you have enough money to bail yourself out. I know some one that was accused of a crime, arrested and had to eat the garbage at LBJ until the courts finally decided he could not have commited the crime. They had no physical evedence at all. And he was totally somewhere else at the time of the crime. It took him 4 months sitting in that stinking rat hole to prove himself innocent.

Coz
Coz

This is so typical for Maricopa County.

Former Republican
Former Republican

The sheriff should be appearing at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting to answer questions of citizens instead of an entertainment photo op.

Former Republican
Former Republican

Pure evil has dominated Maricopa County and the state of Arizona for decades with the MCAO sheriff at the helm. Those who "lead" have chosen to ignore it. Those who remain silent are complicit in the spiraling downturn of Arizona's financial status, it's quality of life - ALL at risk for harm, and it's future. It's not about "illegal immigrants" who were used and exploited by the profiteers who no longer need them; criminalizing immigrants to put them in prison and detention centers -- Arizona's "business model" for the future.

Jason
Jason

Did Joe show up drunk, or did his sagging wrinkly face scare everybody on campus away?

Native Guns
Native Guns

Sounds like the JoKKKer isn't so much about "enforcing the laws". What a fluke. The guy going out there to the journal school, is telling that he's got nothing better to do.

When is he supposed to take care of that 40,000 felony warrants piled up on his desk. Those files are probably covered with dirt by now, after not being touched for so long.

Its about damn time the "Flaccid Fool" is dethroned.

Former Republican
Former Republican

Pure evil has dominated Maricopa County and the state of Arizona for decades with the MCAO sheriff at the helm. Those who "lead" have chosen to ignore it. Those who remain silent are complicit in the spiraling downturn of Arizona's financial status, it's quality of life - ALL at risk for harm, and it's future. It's not about "illegal immigrants" who were used and exploited by the profiteers who no longer need them; criminalizing immigrants to put them in prison and detention centers -- Arizona's "business model" for the future.

A LOCAL ASSHOLE
A LOCAL ASSHOLE

sheriff Joe is more proof to never trust a clean cut short haired male.

CONCERNED
CONCERNED

Clean cut more like "greasy" cut. He is so ugly!!! His poor wife no one could pay enough money to kiss that fool..He is fucking ugly!!!!!!!!!!!

jtready
jtready

Maybe Sheriff Joe read David Irving's rubbish and thinks people will believe his Heinrich Henderslopp can be the fall guy for him while walking away Scott free.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Maybe the students can ask him why he is sitting on the 1,000 + Munnell investigation report instead of simply redacting any portions protected under the Open Records Act and releasing it to the public.

No respect for sunshine laws, Sheriff Joe?

Tina
Tina

In Hendershott's April 26 "resignation" letter to Arpaio, he described Arpaio as "cunning."Maybe one of the journalism students can ask Arpaio if he agrees with that assessment, if he considers himself "cunning."

Coz
Coz

where did you see Fat Boy resignation letter ?

Tina
Tina

Coz, the Republic (azcentral) printed it online, accompanying the article about Hendershott's "resignation."

http://www.azcentral.com/ic/pd...

Coz
Coz

Thanks, I read it and all I can say is WOW... and why isn't Hendershott in jail, we would be if we did these things.

B99
B99

Not me;..So coming to work in the united states although undocumented is not welcome. Even though undocumented residents payed over 11 billion in tax dollars, but Joe is the man for corrupt police work, and mis-spending millions, and profiling. Ok sounds great

Not Me
Not Me

Millions of people around the country love Joe and what he stands for even when he is gone his legacy will live on! Don't like hot tents and pink underwear don't do the crime.Don't come to our country illegally you are not welcome here!

Coz
Coz

You really are one dumb fucker, aren't you ?

CONCERNED"american"citizen
CONCERNED"american"citizen

Its not your country idiot its the people's country. I swear you people become dumber by the minute. I bet you dont even have a college education. Who is this Russell Pearce in disguise. Not me chupa mis huevos PUTO!!!

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

You're still so focused on the publicity stunts that you are unable to understand what the controversy is even about. Pink underwear? How about $100 million of our money misspent and serious crimes committed by his inner circle? How about the hundreds of millions in lawsuits the guy has generated? No one is talking about pink underwear.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Not Me is a traitor to our consitution. I bet he throws up a little every time he recites the pledge of allegience to the Flag (and the republic it represents which was created by our constitution).

Joe Arpaio is in violation of our constitution's prohibitions against government invasion of privacy of BOTH U.S. Citizens and people without legal immigration status.

Remember fool, what the government does to the illegal alien is just practice for when they get to us. If we don't learn anything from the rise of Hitler, learn this:

First They came... - Pastor Martin NiemollerFirst they came for the communists,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak out for me.

You're an idiot if you don't recognize that if the citizens of this country allow penny ante dictators like Arpaio to violate the rights of ANY PERSON we are acquiesing the protection of our own rights - stand up and fight for your constitution!

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

I meant to reply to JT, not hit the like button...

It's always amusing that the most racist and ridiculous posts are also the most misspelled and grammatically awful. They might have some dangerous ideas, but we can rest assured that they are too fat and stupid to act on them.

jtready
jtready

You can only think what your handlers tell you to think. You are a sheeple. You must bow down to a god which rapes people's wives and tortures to death his own son. You must practice ritualistic cannibalism and eat his flesh and drink his blood. Or you will burn forever. This is what we have written in the book for you. Not to apply to us though. We are your masters. We are the Chosen Ones. We will destroy your nation. We will genocide your people. We will tell you that the Earth is flat without scientific evidence, that you BBQ'ed six million of us without forensic proof, and that you are a racist and a Nazi if you do not help us make your bloodline extinct. You are our financial slave. You will worship us as we lead you to the Kosher slaughter. Who are we?

Coz
Coz

What's Bozo Joe going to teach them ?

How to be corrupt, mis-spend tax payers money, no accountability and how to lie ?

That's all Bozo Joe has to offer anyone.

Not Me
Not Me

Joe is an inspiration to all of us in law enforcement!

Coz
Coz

Then you are nothing more than just another Corrupt Pig.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

What is your name Not Me? I doubt you are in law enforcement, unless you are counting security at Jack-n-the-Box.

Spencer
Spencer

Uh? Hell no. A lot of law enforcement can't stand that prick!

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