Joe Arpaio's Latest Dead Latino: Raymond Farinas (w/Update)

Channel 3's report on Farinas' death

Given Sheriff Joe Arpaio's track record when it comes to dead inmates, it's difficult not to anticipate foul play in the death of Raymond Farinas, the latest Latino to die in MCSO custody. Particularly when Arpaio-victim Marty Atencio's family just filed notices of claim with both the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County for a $20 million total.

That said, all we have at present are the reports of KPHO Channel 5 and AzFamily 3TV regarding the unexplained jail demise of Farinas, 40. 

Farinas was arrested June 3 on weapons charges. Both outlets quote Farinas' mother Carmen Ramirez as saying she posted bail for her son. However, he was not released as expected.

Channel 5's segment on the Farinas death

Instead, she got a knock on the door, with two MCSO detectives telling her Farinas had choked to death on a peanut butter sandwich.

However, Ramirez told reporters for both stations that her son would never have eaten peanut butter because he was allergic to peanuts.

She also described as-yet unexplained marks on her son's body.

"I saw he had a cut on the forehead," Ramirez told KPHO. "On the top of his eye right here there was a big bruise. He had a large lump on the side of his head. On the back part of his arm he had bruises like they had hit him with something."

The MCSO has yet to comment Farinas' death.

There's always the possibility of an explanation not involving MCSO wrongdoing, but Arpaio hasn't done much to earn credit in that department, what with the U.S. Department of Justice's recent allegations involving MCSO mistreatment of Latinos prisoners and past killings such as those of Army vet Atencio and Juan Farias Mendoza, whose brutal death in Joe's jails resulted in a $1 million settlement.

Of course, Arpaio's cruelty knows no ethnic boundaries. Indeed, over the years more of the high-profile deaths in MCSO custody have been of Anglos. At least in that bloodthirsty category, you cannot pin the bigot label on Joe.

UPDATE 3:05 PM: The MCSO has just released the following statement concerning Farinas.

"While an official cause of the June 3, 2012 death of Raymond Manuel Farinas has yet to be released, an investigation shows that there was no physical injury by another inmate or detention officer during the 11 hours Farinas was in custody on weapons charges.

"According to the Sheriff's Jail Crimes Unit, there appeared to be no visible signs of any kind of trauma to Farinas. And while the inmate's family members are making various claims to the media, those claims are in direct contradiction with the medical examiner's office who has relayed to Sheriff's officials that it appears Farina, a 40 year repeat offender, died of natural causes."

FURTHER UPDATE: The AP reports the following, ",A former girlfriend of 40-year-old Raymond Manuel Farinas rejects the explanation offered by authorities in the June 3 death and believes that bruises and cuts on his body show that he was physically harmed while in jail." (read more)

Also, from Fox 10, the Tequila Party gets in on the action...

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Xomox99
Xomox99 like.author.displayName 1 Like

ARPAIO is a Communist and practices Gustapo law in ARIZONA............. AND it seems that all white people in Arizona From the Governor Down are in the same GANG.......Indian tribes in Arizona ought to Control Arizona.........What is happening here........ Are Indians being given Booze to keep quiet, as was done years ago??? The Government in Arizona is a disgrace to America,,,,,,

Dave
Dave like.author.displayName 1 Like

Enough of the fraud!!  Arrest Sheriff Joe for the multitude of murders, and civil rights violations that he has committed directly and indirectly.  Burn in hell Sheriff Joe!!!

Totalstranger2you
Totalstranger2you

If you have no money on your account, they feed you bread, peanut butter, an orange, and an oatmeal cookie....every single day.  For dinner it's raw pinto beans, green beans and apple sauce.  It's possible he got hungry enough to slather peanut butter on the bread.  The bread is pretty dry by itself.  It's not like there was anything else to put on it.  Maybe he had the allergic reaction, choked, passed out, and hit his head and arm on the concrete floor or metal frame of beds that line the inside of that hell hole.  It's not the kind of place where people help you out.  The other inmates likely left him there and went to the guards cage to call for help.  Your heart stops beating without 4 minutes of oxygen.  It would take longer than 4 minutes for an inmate to across the gigantic room towards the guards cage so they could call someone.  Each POD has 100 bunk beds.  It's would be like walking across a gymnasium to get to the guards cage in the corner.  They likely left him where he passed out because they didn't know what to do.  Allergic reactions close up your wind pipe.  Even if the other inmates tried to do the Heimlich Maneuver on him, it wouldn't work.  It's not a dislodging piece of food.  With allergic reactions, his airway would be swollen shut.  He'd need nitroglycerin to open his breathing pathway.  As much as I hate defending the Dept of Corrections, it's not likely a guard, or inmate, would've shoved a peanut butter sandwich into his mouth...but it is likely that he bruised from hitting something after he passed out.  I witnessed an inmate falling off one of the bunk beds and breaking a leg from hitting the concrete floor.  It does happen.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ like.author.displayName 1 Like

you are right, when will murders end in Joke's Jail?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I am not going to bother going back through the articles to find where you said you could get a warrant on me with NO probably cause, because it's a waste of my time.

Caroline M. Corman
Caroline M. Corman like.author.displayName 1 Like

Those rotten SOB's have no respect for anyone of Latino heritage. F*** Joe Arpaio!

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Bless your heart, you don't even know who the story is about. It must be difficult, living so many years beyond that which others 'like' you have. You are a medical miracle of sorts; you are an example that the truly stupid can reach adulthood.

Blaq1029
Blaq1029

That is bullshit.when will they OPEN THEIR FUCKIN EYES!!!!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

haha yeah. just made a bad mental picture, of someone naked, and I dont ever want to see that again, EVER... just plain EWWW

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

*here too, I am pretty sure you don't mean ere... in your pathetic attempt at justifying Joke and his merry band of SS goons.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ like.author.displayName 1 Like

what more supporting evidence do I need to know that Marty WAS beaten to death by the MCSO and PPD in Joke's jail, which is more apt to be compared to a death camp?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

exactly. I am clumsy sometimes and I have bumped into things, even quite hard but I didnt get a cut or anything like that. I assumed that they beat him with his glasses on too.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Good point, PT. I wear glasses and have worn glasses for about 10 years. I've never cut myself with them. And yes, I suspect that the SS goons beat Mr. Farinas in the face while he was wearing his eyeglasses and as a result, broke the bridge of his glasses and the bridge of his nose.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I don't have to jump to conclusions to see that Mr. Farinas was beaten to death. My question is: By how many MCSO SS goons? Thanks to the MCSO, Maricopa County has become like an ATM machine. Just sue the county and out comes the taxpayer cash. BTW, aren't you supposed to be busy defending your (in)ability to practice law, Rachel? 

John
John

 I can't hardly wait for the jail video of this man's death.   Not in contrast to other such we'll see where the man has ''fallen'' and ten or so jail staff have swamped in to help him up, and to remove the peanut butter sandwich which he fell head first on, from his mouth.  Yep, the film footage should clear em.....

stardelamor
stardelamor

luckily for the jail the camera in that area"failed to work" during Mr Farinas stay.

John
John

 Yep since birth..in Joe's eyes!

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