Joe Arpaio's Replacement, Paul Penzone, Blasts Sheriff's Handling of Sex Crimes in New Ad


Penzone pummels Arpaio on the El Mirage sex crimes scandal

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I'm a pessimist at heart, but Democratic candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is beginning to convince me that he will be Sheriff Joe Arpaio's replacement come November.

Every time I see Penzone on the stump, he's more appealing as a candidate, more confident, more focused on the goal at hand.

His signs are up everywhere, and they look a helluva lot better than the cheap, crappy red ones Arpaio's mooks have posted.

Penzone's endorsement list adds names of prominent Republicans and Democrats almost daily. His volunteers are young and enthusiastic, and so far he's raised more cash than any Joe-challenger in recent memory.

But what I really like about the guy is that he knows how to land a punch. Just take a look at this new ad above, which according to Penzone spokeswoman Stacy Pearson, will begin running by week's end on local TV.

In it, Penzone calls our decrepit sheriff out on the hundreds of botched sex crime investigations in El Mirage, a scandal that would have forced the resignation of any other elected official.

Pearson says the creepy account of child abuse in the piece, read by a little girl, is torn from the pages of If There Were Any Victims..., the expose by former Phoenix cop and ex-Assistant Chief of the El Mirage Police Department Bill Louis.



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tom10545az
tom10545az

guess what, theres more!!!! a 30 million dollar claim(prerequiste for a lawsuit, here we go again)was filed against guess who? that right MCSO for guess what? not following up on another sex crime involveing a 13 yr old developmentally challenged girl who reported to school authroities that her uncle was abusing her even after DPS informed the sheriff's investigators the "sample" given to them by MCSO had "sperm dna" in it and they needed to have a suspect provide a sample(they did not even have to go looking, the little girl supplied the suspect) but before the sample was taken, the girl was examined by a nurse and stated "no obivious signs of anything", but samples were taken anyway, so the MCSO put it in the "inactive" file because the nurse stated "no obivious signs of anything"....what...going to blame it on the nurse now?...apparently the DPS call means nothing either?....how fuc*in' lazy are these people?....but hey...we got 6 "brown people" this week and it took us a WHOLE year for capture that guy on craigslist who was "looking for love in all the wrong places"...so shut up and vote for us again...a child comes to you, supplies you with the suspect, a dna sample was gotten, DPS called back and stated "you need a sample from a suspect"...and what? you put it in the inactive file....and what, blame it on someone else..a nurse?  really????

latinohumanitarian
latinohumanitarian

Do people so easily forget the 2,500 unsolved sex crimes that were on the books while Paul Penzone was working for Phoenix PD? I don't think he should throw stones when he lives in a glass house. He was a Sergeant with a High School Diploma in charge of 4 people in the Silent Witness Program. I sure the hell don't want Sheriff Joe to be Sheriff anymore, but I don't think Penzone honestly has the resume that is needed to be Arpaio. After all, Penzone has said in more than one interview he has no party affiliation (sorry democrats that are blind party loyalists) and he also stated he wanted to run as a Republican, but he couldn't do it because of Arpaio. Penzone was a long time independent (according to him) and only changed his party affiliation to Democrat so he could run on the democratic ticket for Sheriff. This guy is NOT a democrat if you have ever listened to him speak, and people should not support him just because he has a (D) behind his name.

chrisgolfs2007
chrisgolfs2007

only a complete fucking idiot doesnt racial profile. However much of the American population,considered the most brainwashed on earth,have lkittle ability to think for themselves....

chrisgolfs2007
chrisgolfs2007

So many brainwashed idiots,so stupid,that they are the first in recorded history to be manipulated into giving their country away to foreigners. Arpaio is the only thing standing between a lawless community overun with third world trash ,and a community with semblance of law and order.

WWJD
WWJD

I love seeing Paul Penezone For Sheriff signs all over the place.  But this race will be settled by a point or two at the most. 

Someone needs to have a chat with Stauffer. He seems like a nice guy and if he pulls out now he can run for anything in a few years and will easily raise money he can't now.  On the other hand, if he stays in and spoils it for an Arpaio victory like some people want, he will be the most hated man in Arizona. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Time for another MCSO shurf TV ad:

 

"My office was responsible for police service in El Mirage. My office blatantly ignored 432 sex crimes against children because they are poor and Hispanic."

 

"I claimed responsibility for arresting Don Stapley back in 2009, then blamed Hendy and then said I don't recall."

 

"I misspent $103.7 million taxpayer dollars."

 

"My detention officers kill, maim and injure inmates on a daily basis."

 

"I'm the most expensive sheriff in the country. I've cost taxpayers $50+ million in legal fees and $60+ million in lawsuit settlements and jury awards."

 

"I've been accused of racially profiling by the U.S. Department of Justice."

 

"I'm currently under a federal criminal grand jury investigation for abuse of power."

 

"I came up with the brilliant idea of charging a sitting Superior Court judge with three felonies for ruling against me."

 

"My police officers pull over Hispanics for the dumbest reasons, including a burned out taillight and a cracked windshield."

 

"During testimony at the Thomas ethics trial, I said 'I don't recall' 27 times."

 

"I supported disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic, and mentally sick Pearce during the recall election."

 

"My police officers routinely terrorize Hispanics via 'employer-sanction raids'."

 

"My police officers routinely detain legal Hispanics simply because I suspect they are illegal, despite them providing their documentation."

 

"I claimed to have arrested Elvis Presley in 1955. The truth is that I never arrested the King."

 

"I support BS1070, a Nuremberg-era law that terrorizes Latinos."

 

"I was fined $77,000 for creating false TV ads that damaged Rick Romley during the 2010 Maricopa County Attorney elections."

 

"I was responsible for SCA, a campaign-finance and election law scam that funded slimy TV ads targeting Dan Saban in 2008. The Bald Bunion of Pinal County later said that I was unaware of what was happening within my own police agency"

 

Is this someone you want providing you with police services? I don't think so.

 

 

Guester
Guester

I love seeing Penzone going right after The Joke. I think for the first time a majority will not be supporting him. Joe just doesn't have anything going for him this time around...except for Stauffer, which unfortunately may be enough for him :(

AZAUH20
AZAUH20

I was a little put off by this ad, but after watching it again, I'm really liking it.  It probably doesn't go far enough, actually. What a failure to make your deputies chase immigrants rather than bring justice to women, children, and families.  

NWEng
NWEng

Arpaio and his tenure has written a far better campaign script for his competitor than any campaign manager could come up with.  Just keep putting those massive failures out there for public display for the voters: Norberg, El Mirage, Anti-corruption scandal, SCA, malfeasance, lack of accountability, etc.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Anybody know what Penzone's position is on 1070? We don't need Arpaio 2.0

Kay1
Kay1

 @chrisgolfs2007 GOOD GRIEF!!!  PUT THE PIPE DOWN!!  And if you start seeing flying monkey's...it's time to call 911. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @shadeaux14 Like a lot of coppers, he's not enthusiastic about it, but as long as it's the law and a department can be sued if they do not enforce it, he'll have to abide by it. You'll get the same response from almost every top LEO in the state except Joe.

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