Joe Arpaio, Help a New Documentary Put Him on Blast

Filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo talk about Two Americans

Want to help tell the world what a sadistic, bigoted power-mad nut Sheriff Joe Arpaio is? Well, here's your chance, by ponying up the dough to help local journalists/filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo complete their documentary Two Americans.

The film has been years in the making, and is currently in post-production. Bt as you know, everything costs moolah, and DeVivo and Fernandez need a bit more of it to get over the final hump. So they've set up a fundraising page at indiegogo.com/TwoAmericans in an attempt to raise the $10K or so needed to finish the project.

If you're a Joe-foe, your money could not be better spent. As the video above shows, the filmmakers gained unprecedented access to Arpaio's inner sanctum, which will allow DeVivo and Fernandez to rip the sheriff to shreds on-screen with absolute authority. 

Arpaio's insane megalomania and opportunistic immigrant-bashing is contrasted with the tale of brave, little Katherine Figueroa, whose undocumented parents were arrested during Arpaio's 2009 raid on a local, family-owned car wash. 

Despite her tender age, Figueroa has since spoken out against Arpaio and his sick, publicity-driven need to run around after dishwashers, landscapers and those waxing autos for tips. 

Figueroa is an American citizen by birth, as is Arpaio. Though one is a credit to this country, and the other is a near-senile despot, albeit elected to his position by a rabidly anti-Latino Arizona public.

I should mention that the video above features a clip from an interview with Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey, who though not undocumented, also got pinched (falsely) by Apaio's thugs on some bogus charges, and is now suing the sheriff and everyone involved.

Wouldn't it be great if, before this doc is done, Arpaio is indicted by the federal grand jury currently investigating his mafia-like criminal enterprise, otherwise known as the MCSO? Hey, dare to dream, people.


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Masha
Masha

Remember what  happened with  Americans of Japanese nationality during WW2. They got a settlement for mistreatment. History is about to repeat itself. All undocumented immigrants should document every single episode of abuse for the future.

Bobby
Bobby

Good God, and some people wonder why illegal aliens and their leftist supporters are so hated and people call for their deportation? Listen to this idiot. Get this Masha, or whatever your name is, AMERICANS OWE FOREIGN NATIONALS, THAT ILLEGALLY ENTERED THEIR NATION---NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!  In some nations all they and you for advocating for them, would get is a swift kick in the ass right back to where they came from. Instead, the past several administrations, have put their interests over the interests of Americans, who built this nation, have a history in this nation, and have even died for this nation. Now, there's a backlash and illegal aliens wonder why. You can't go marching with vile signs, in the beautiful cities(I know because I've been to a lot of them)of the United States, and diss the people that built them, repaired them with their taxes, and love them, WITHOUT BRINGING DOWN IMMENSE HATRED ON YOUR HEADS. This is exactly what you've accomplished. I can tell you, knowing how most Americans are, that you will never see one single cent more, after Americans finish dealing with you. LET ALONE ANY REPARATIONS , YOU FOOLISH PERSON. Already you have ruined the social services Americans paid into in state after state and burnt your bridges, marching, instead of being eternally gratefull to the nation and citizens you have so abused. Good luck if you think your'e getting anymore. State after state is moving against you, precisely because of your arrogance and ungratefullness.

Helpourselves
Helpourselves

I will truly donate to this project if it also gives the balanced view of addressing her parents who put her in this position instead of just the methods of the person addressing the situation.

Bobby
Bobby

The only folks against Arpaio in Arizonal are illegal alien advocates. This is reason enough to me that the old boy continues. In fact, most of you Arpaio haters, also hate Deaver, the Governor, Pearce, and ever single other person that's trying to get something done about illegal immigration and crime in Arizona. Come on, stop being such hypocrits. I've heard about how racist Arpaiio is, etc. yet practically everyone that died in his custody was white. So he's racists towards whites to, I guess. What is it exactly, that Arpaio had done to most Arizonans, that's so damn bad. What? 

teknik1200
teknik1200

Actually, it's people who are concerned about their constitutional rights being violated.

Sheriff Joe pisses on the Constitution while all the so called "fiscal constitutional conservatives" cheer him on.

Sheriff Joe is as un-American as you can get.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["The only folks against Arpaio in Arizonal are illegal alien advocates"]

Not true, Bobby. In fact many of us who have been posting here over the years in opposition to the MCSO shurf were doing it long before the MCSO shurf made illegal immigration HIS issue, in 2007. You may recall that in 2005 he said that enforcing illegal immigration is NOT the job or responsibility of the county sheriff.

Just because I, as a retired law enforcement professional, hold the guy in utter disdain due to his failure as a sheriff, doesn't mean I am an advocate of illegal immigration. Conversely, when I was active in law enforcement I know that we enforced immigration violations when we arrested someone and determined the person to be in the country without documents.

Immigration enforcement isn't new to the United States, Bobby. The MCSO shurf just wants people to think he invented it, kind of like Al Gore invented the internet. It buys him votes from folks who apparently can't see beyond the ends of their noses.

What we do advocate, Bobby, is fair and just application of laws and adherence to the Constitution of the United States.

Visit this site and you will see the difference between MCSO (Maricopa) and MCSO (Mesa). Both county sheriff agencies. One professional, one floundering in a sea of corruption, misfeasance and malfeasance. Mesa County is the professional.

http://sheriff.mesacounty.us/

Coz
Coz

Regardless of color, murder is murder and Bozo Joe has lots of blood on his hands.

Coz
Coz

Everybody makes a mistake and they have to be punished, so when do you get punished Bozo Joe ?....you've made far more mistakes than anybody else to the point it's called corruption and abuse of office.

Jason
Jason

Joe Arpaio is indeed a megalomaniac. Bashing him on film would indeed be hilarious.

Can we include his press release where he says he's had a great year?

BTW, Dennis Burke won't prosecute the Old Asshole for misspent extradition funds. I smell politics here. Joe is a poor fiscal manager and he needs to be prosecuted for misspending the taxpayers' cash money.

azcentral.com is where you can find this latest blow to indict the Flaccid Old Fool.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Jason, I don't view this as a blow. The extradition malfeasance would be very hard to convict at a criminal trial, as I think you know. This letter is meant to tell the Maricopa Board of Supervisors they need to get off their collective asses and develop policy and auditing enforcement to ensure that funding is spent for the good of the taxpayers, not for the good of the MCSO command staff needing a few free days of fishing. Having reviewed many of the extradition costs I can honestly say there are some that are morally and ethically corrupt, but don't meet the criminal definition of theft. I believe Mr. Burke and his staff had a collective heated discussion over the matter and it was decided they couldn't convict COPS at trial for misspending taxpayer money, regardless of how stinky it was.

MCSO will certainly claim victory, but it's a hollow victory, if any.

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