Joe Arpaio's Foes in Adios Arpaio Endorse Paul Penzone for Sheriff

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There's a new posse in town, and it's not on Arpaio's side...

With the kind of spirited cheering and clapping you might hear at a high school basketball game, about 100 mostly Hispanic students from the Adios Arpaio movement declared their endorsement of former Phoenix Police sergeant Paul Penzone for Maricopa County sheriff.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's Doom: "Adios Arpaio" Claims 20,000 Anti-Joe Voters Added to the Rolls (w/Update)
-Joe Arpaio-Foe Paul Penzone Blasts Sheriff's Hypocritical New Ad
-Arpaio Snuggles Up to an Ex-Inmate in His Cynical Bid for a Sixth Term
-Joe Arpaio on the Run from Paul Penzone
-Joe Arpaio-Stooge Mike Stauffer Is "Olivia Cortes on Steroids," Says Randy Parraz

The teen and twenty-something volunteers and organizers, who since April have registered more than 20,000 individuals to vote, gathered this afternoon at a pedestrian overpass crossing the I-10 freeway, near downtown Phoenix to make their announcement.

Afterward, they walked to the middle of the overpass and posted yellow and black banners with the silhouette of a fat sheriff galloping away on a horse, and the message that there are just two weeks left to register to vote in this year's general election.

"As you all know, last night we had a very important selection," volunteer Kristen Bernal announced via a portable PA system. "We're all here...to say that we are endorsing Paul Penzone."

After the whoops died down, Bernal continued, telling her fellow canvassers that, "Now we have 14 days to register people to vote...and tell them who to vote for."

Indeed, registration closes October 9, at midnight, after which Adios Arpaio will pivot from registration to a serious get-out-the-vote effort, one that will stress there is only one true alternative to Arpaio in the race.

"As we're registering people and helping get out the vote, we'll be educating voters on what the race is about," Adios Arpaio spokeswoman Daria Ovide explained."And that a vote for [Republican-turned-Independent Mike] Stauffer is a vote for Arpaio."


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jenn123
jenn123

Where is Arpaio's sidekick--aka---used car saleman--hanging out these days????? I guess he is off in the corner, with egg all over his face.  Wow, he really swayed the election.  hahaha....I guess everyone in the U.S did not fall for his big investigation into the Presidents birth certificate.

DNichols
DNichols

Sheriff Arpaio is Arizona's Jerry Sandusky!

 

To knowingly ignore Hundreds of cases of Child Rape as the "Law Enfocement" in charge of protecting "We the People" especially "The Children" is No Better than the Child Molesters!

 

Arpaio should be going to Jail, rot running for any "Law Enforcement" position!

 

Voting for Arpaio is the same as condoning Jerry Sandusky!

 

To: Justice in Arizona?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

They only act like they endorse Penzone because they have been paid.  Sure those little old ladies and men need the extra cash to supplement their Social Security.  I hope every one of them croaks though.  But regardless, Joe must be liked because he just added almost a half million dollars in donations to his campaign.  You can't say that about Penzone, Stauffer and Rowan because they can't even match what Joe has combined.  But keep on wasting your time with attack ads because people see right through you and know what you write is pure garbage.  Actually you are helping Joe not hurting him.

kandersen212
kandersen212

WOW. REALLY... is everyone on here an adult? 

 

I'm amused, and saddened at the same time by the number of personal attacks against people just because you do not agree with them or you can't come up with an intelligent reply . Do we REALLY need all the F Bombs from Green Hornet or the discussion of whether the same Mr. Hornet does in fact posses a penis or not? 

 

I don't care if you are red, blue, green, yellow or have stripes, at least be mature enough in a discussion to stay on topic and if you feel intimidated because someone has made a good point that disagrees with what you have to say, that's really no reason to insult them or drop the F bomb on them.   

 

My 8th grade son can have a better discussion than some of the so called "adults" on here. This is a great discussion, lets keep it moving, but jeez people, stay on topic and don't make it personal just because you are unable to come up with a good reply. 

 

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Wake up people, time to connect the dots. This is much bigger than illegal immigration.  ALL are at risk in a 'rigged" system that allows a sheriff to be de-facto governor of the state or allows a private prison lobbyist to also be de-facto governor of the state.  Lest we forget, a "troika" of de-facto governors list would not be complete without the ousted ex-sitting president of the state senate who drove this destruction -- russell pearce.

 

The broken criminal justice system, broken justice system - totally unbalanced, corruption abounding among elected officials who should've been indicted,  they act with impunity and are protected with immunity. The state legislature refuses to reform these laws and sentencing laws -- like other conservative states have done -- that would save taxpayers millions -- why?

 

Missing for years from the Senate opening day. Ask for the Senate leaders for  "Committee clipboards" to be there on their counter, opening day of the Legislature for Prison reform/oversight, Sentencing reform, Criminal Justice reform, term limits reform for county sheriffs and county attorneys.

 

This is no longer Russell Pearce's 2010 outdated and destructive agenda for Arizona and its people.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The most critical issue in our state and nation, that is being ignored -- PRISONS!  This impacts ALL people and the groups that they created to target for financial and political gain.

 

Ask ALL  those running for office the tough questions that have put ALL people at risk for destruction as the state has spent years self-destructing itself and its people. Those who are hell-bent on destroying people, will end up destroying themselves. (examples:  andrew thomas, lisa aubuchon, rachel alexander out of the most powerful position is the state -- the MCAO; russell pearce -- sitting president of the state senate -- unprecedented ouster; hendershott, joel fox, black, lester pearce and others in the pipeline. Lawmakers writing destructive laws taking away women's rights, individuals rights and thumbing their noses at the U.S. Constitution. 

 

The mass incarceration of people in Arizona and the U.S. --- "land of the free" no more.  

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Private Prisons Profit From Immigration Crackdown, Federal And Local Law Enforcement Partnerships

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/private-prisons-immigration-federal-law-enforcement_n_1569219.html

 

excerpt: "In Washington, the industry's lobbyists have influenced policy to secure growing numbers of federal inmates in its facilities, while encouraging Congress to increase funding for detention bedspace. Here in this southern Arizona community, private prison companies share the spoils of their business with the local government, effectively giving area law enforcement an incentive to apprehend as many undocumented immigrants as they can.

 

This confluence of forces has contributed to a doubling of the ranks of immigrant detainees, to about 400,000 a year. Nearly half are now held in private prisons, up from one-fourth a decade ago, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The two largest for-profit prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, Inc., have more than doubled their revenues from the immigrant detention business since 2005, according to securities filings."

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Time to stop the mass incarceration of Arizona's people which the legislators have created for the profiteers. Out of control law enforcement / sheriff's along with over-zealous County Attorneys / prosecutors joined at the hip with the lobbyists "sitting" in the Governor's office / living at the state Legislature have put ALL people at risk. 

 

By creating sub-class groups of people, they can now target groups for $$'s. It's a question of which group brings in the most $$'s and votes ultimately taking "control" of the state. You decide as the Governor / ADC Prison Director signed contracts for 2,000 new private prison beds when no one would notice -- after 5:00 Friday, August 31st, 2012 -- Conventions going on and a long holiday week-end. This move officially turns Arizona into a "prison" state. One that could care less about education (#1 slashed in the nation), families, children and the state's future.

 

Wake up people, time to connect the dots.  Broken criminal justice system, broken justice system - totally unbalanced, corruption abounding among elected officials who should've been indicted,  they act with impunity and are protected with immunity. The state legislature refuses to reform these laws and sentencing laws -- like other conservative states have done -- that would save taxpayers millions -- why?

kandersen212
kandersen212

What really gets me is that there are still people who think this whole thing is about race or even republican vs democrat.  

 

Cummon people WISE UP.  It goes so far past that.  Even if you don't share his views on his perception of the "brown threat", there is still so much more.  How about the MILLIONS of tax dollars (YOUR DOLLARS) we've had to pay out because of jail deaths, and the massive amount of  tax payer dollars he's wasted on his pursuit of his political enemies, The money he's wasted chasing after Obama's Birth certificate.. and the 432 sex crimes against children that went unanswered because this SOB was so busy chasing TV cameras that he couldn't be bothered to protect our children?  Do a review of his whole job the last 10 years . He's lost his way. Even his own TV ads betray him. What does he have to show for 20 years in office?  Alimony, Child support enforcement, and cruelty to animals.  That's the only two things he has NOT messed up. The rest of what he has to brag about was his career 40 years ago in the DEA.  Ask yourself this.. WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR US LATELY???

 The jails are a mess, the budget is so screwed up, and frankly he's an embarrassment to Maricopa County.  Lets move past the race issue, and see the whole rest of the picture.  This is not the same man that used to put his posse in the parking lots at the malls to protect us at Christmas,  or that used to round up the hookers on Van Buren in order to try to make our cities safer.  This man is not interested in crime anymore. Only in Camera time. We don't need a sheriff like this.    

 

GET OUT AND VOTE HIM OUT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR BUDGET, AND OUR SAFETY

therealAZ
therealAZ

Its  obvious CHAD has no children in school and has not first hand seen the damage that they have done to America.

therealAZ
therealAZ

Are you kidding me, How long can they hide. The law is the law we cannot afford to school and pay for there health care,WIC and so on.... Reality sucks and their free ride is over. Go back to where you are from follow the law... apply ,and you are more than welcome to comeback. When they all are deported or self deport we will finally have the right student teacher numbers and all our social service will try to recover. They have distorted our constitution and taken advantage of our system  far to long. America cannot afford it any longer...I am so glad they are using our school system to fund their illegal protest. Sheriff Joe is not the problem the man is doing everything to follow the law of the land and protect all the people that should legally be here.

How many Americans are going to be killed this year by illegals who are not deported as per the LAW>>>>

IndependentVoter
IndependentVoter

LOL, so the group funded by Democratic Party puppets Unite Here and AFL-CIO have endorsed Republican-turned-Democrat Paul Penzone?  What a surprise.  Also, why is it that Stauffer is prefaced by the phrase "Republican-turned-Independent", but Republican-turned-Democrat Paul Penzone is not prefaced by that phrase?

 

Speaking of the AFL-CIO, in the CD9 primary, they endorsed Kyrsten Sinema, who "loves Russell Pearce", and whose legislation, SB1225, helps Arpaio in his terror campaign against the Latino community.  In the CD1 primary, the AFL-CIO endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick, who supports SB1070 and opposes the DREAM Act.

 

It is clear that the Democratic Party elites are now using these young people to get Republican-turned-Democrat Penzone elected.  It is sickening and beyond disgraceful to see how they are using these kids.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

whats really impressive is that this is all organized by kids. good job

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Great banner!  A job well done by all of you. You are our future for a better Arizona! Let's drive out the bad guys who have "controlled" the people far too long.

DNichols
DNichols

 @JoeArpaioFan You seem to live on the Blogs about crooked Arpaio?

 

Who is paying you?

 

Our Wasted Tax Dollars I am sure.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@truthseekeraz

A CMD Special Report on ALEC's Funding and Spending | PR Watch

 

http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/07/10887/cmd-special-report-alecs-funding-and-spending Who Pays More than Legislators?

 

"Everyone else. For example, the foundations controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers gave ALEC over $200,000 in 2009. (The Claude R. Lambe Foundation, which Charles Koch, his wife and kids help run,donated $125,000 to ALEC. His own Charles G. Koch foundation kicked in an additional $75,000.) That $200k is before whatever is the undisclosed amount of membership "dues" paid by Koch Industries, which is run by Charles and David Koch. There is no public disclosure of annual gifts the company gives to take part in the one-stop shopping ALEC conventions provide to meet with legislators from every state about their wish list."

 

 

 

IndependentVoter
IndependentVoter

 @truthseekeraz You need to wake up.  Yes, the private prison industry wrote SB1070, and profits billions of dollars from it.  And the AFL-CIO supports CCA and the private prison industry, by endorsing candidates like Sinema and Kirkpatrick, who have taken tens of thousands of dollars from private prison lobbyists, such as Dennis DeConcini, and others.  The AFL-CIO is simply using these young people for their own benefit, and it is absolutely disgusting.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Arpaio, left standing, sends a red flag as to who really "controls" Arizona. Any other sheriff who has done so much damage would be sitting in prison today.  Orange County sheriff, Arapaho County, CO sheriff. Ousted or under fire, San Francisco sheriff, LA County Sheriff and the list of abuse of power,cruelty and inhumanity goes on. Time for arPaio to go!

 

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Adios Arpaio group, This impacts you all. Start to ask the tough questions.

 

For starters --

 

1. Get rid of Tent City.

 

2. Get rid of the PR / marketing budgets turning a sheriff or county attorney into their personal campaign funds, "branding" themselves at taxpayers' expense.

 

3. Get rid of the sheriff's name "logos" on the vehicles and buildings. They are not Gods and do not deserve any attention. Run a professional sheriff's office.

 

4.  Get rid of the "war toys", like Arpaio's military tank -- MCSO are supposed to be Peace officers, NOT paramilitary. 

 

5.  Toss the sheriff's executive suite of offices out of the luxury Wells Fargo Bank building (that funds the private prisons and has immigrants banking information).

 

Others can add more to the list... time for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to slash the MCSO budgets.

 

 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @therealAZ if you mean Chad Snow, yes he does have kids you idiot...next time, know what you are talking about before you say/type it..you only make yourself look like a complete moron 

kandersen212
kandersen212

 @therealAZ I'm sure this was a typo and you will correct it as soon as you see it, but you did not really just mean to say he's protecting our children. That's too far out there for anyone to believe. I believe what you meant to say was protecting the 432 child rapists that prey on our children.  Most of them are probably still on the street today, with their sights on their next victims (YOUR KIDS AND MINE), all thanks to Arpaio and his goons doing NOTHING about it, because it did not bring him enough publicity.   WELL IS SURE IS NOW, ISN'T IT???? 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @therealAZ How many are being shot and killed by the police / Peace officers in Maricopa County and Arizona?  They could have been shot in the legs or tasered but NO the arpaio culture of two decades has created a wild west mentality that does not follow the law or the U.S. Constitution. They "shoot first, ask later".

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

 @therealAZ

 How many Americans will be killed  this year by people who are not here illegally? Have an answer?  And on what statistical  facts will you be basing your answer if you have one?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @therealAZ i love when people like you bring up that last part...why dont you ask Julie Erfle how she feels? Considering her husband was a cop killed by an illegal, id say she has some ground to stand on...and guess what, SHE DOESNT SHARE THAT POSITION! Pretty pathetic when someone who actually lost someone to such an incident can remain logical, while morons like you that havent (im assuming you havent because im guessing if you had you would have mentioned it) act like dumb fucks. (pardon my language the rest of you) 

Lastly, joe is not following the law of the land, otherwise he would have prioritized hundreds of sex crimes against kids over the Dowling case, or a fraud case for the Dbacks..which he put before them instead. After more than a dozen deaths in the jails, NONE have been investigated by an outside agency, and some of those DO's involved have since been promoted! Thats not accountability genius. I can go one about his abusing power to go after rivals, but I shouldnt have to..as a supporter of his, you should know this. But, rather than follow the facts you just believe every word joe says, and ignore them...even though its been proven in court time and time again hes a liar (or he "doesnt recall"..but check the thomas disbarment hearing transcripts for proof of his lies)...If you really do respect the law, you wouldnt support joe...who has shown time and time again he thinks he is above it and can write the rules as he goes along...care to respond to my post? Provide facts showing im wrong...if you can

kandersen212
kandersen212

 ok therealAZ how many  more of our children are going to be molested and raped while your candidate is too busy chasing camera time to protect them?  If we follow your logic, the main priority here is to get rid of mexicans, not protect our citizens.   What makes you think that they are ALL on welfare or WIC?  The ones i know came here to WORK, not to suck the system dry. The ones i know are a proud honorable people with good morals and ethics and would much rather do a hard days work for an honest day's pay than do all the things you enjoy imagining them doing.  Maybe your whole problem is that you are just hanging around the bad ones. Perhaps you should expand your horizons. Pull your head out of the sand and open your eyes. There's so much more at stake here than just his "brown threat". 

As for them using the school system to fund their "illegal protest" all i can say about that is THANK YOU for showing us all that you really don't know what you are talking about.  It makes this so much easier.   

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @therealAZ "and protect all the people that should legally be here" unless ur a child who's been raped or molested. then he couldn't give a shit.

chadsnow
chadsnow

 @therealAZ

 Learn how to speak and write English before making your next ignorant post. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @IndependentVoter lol you really didnt just use the word puppet did you? take a look in the mirror, thats a puppet

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @IndependentVoter Fuck you DeeDee. Penzone's an Indie-turned-Demo. Ur bullshit is tiresome u little rightwing, coconut hack.

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @IndependentVoter

 No,what's sickening is how people who claim to be "Stauffer" supporters do nothing but attack Penzone instead of the criminal we have in power.The objective of these"Stauffer" supporters has become quite clear to true Independent Voters.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @truthseekeraz Driving out the bad guys won't be easy in a state where the electorate has proven, in election after election, to be just as sick as the people they elect.

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@IndependentVoter

More Evidence Private Prisons Don’t Work

 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/More-Evidence-Private-Prisons-Don-t-Work

 

excerpt: "The report also explores the influence private prison companies exert over criminal justice policymaking and the industry’s overall lack of transparency.

 

Two of ALEC’s major sponsors are Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut Security), the largest private prison firms in the country.Says Chris Harney, a senior researcher at NCCD:

 

Since we know private prisons aren’t going away in the near future, we sought insight from experts about substantive ways to slow expansion and improve implementation, operation and oversight. A critical part of this effort is encouraging lawmakers and jurisdictions to consider other options that have been shown to be viable, particularly promoting alternatives to incarceration and, when choosing privatization, demanding stronger contracting and monitoring.

 

Click here for the full report.ALEC has helped lead the charge to privatize prisons by writing model legislation for its right-wing state legislature members to push in their states. Read more from this 2011 investigation by The Nation and the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).

 

On Friday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and the legislature's top Republican leaders announced they reached a deal on a state budget for next year that includes transferring $50 million from funds intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure to the private prison industry.

 

Worse, some Republican legislators want to "save money" by removing auditing and oversight from private prison contractors.

 

Read more here and here. In February, a scheme to privatize Florida’s prisons was stopped after a huge public outcry led by Florida working families, community and civil rights groups. The plan was backed by extremist Gov. Rick Scott (R), GEO and ALEC."

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @IndependentVoter DeConcini and those from the ASU Board of Regents who are now sitting on the board of CCA are very disgusting indeed.

 

DeConcini's office was picketed but don't know what he did. People need to call their offices and ask questions of him and ALL the candidates through-out the state.

 

It is dispicable that Krysten Sinema, who runs on social justice issues would part of accepting money from the private prison corporations that have turned Arizona -- her state -- into a prison state. If I were running for her office, I'd be returning the tainted money and make it public. She has sold us out while she claws her way to Washington DC.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @IndependentVoter You don't have to tell me to wake up. I am a concerned citizen and taxpayer who is informed and involved -- always seeking the truth.  Since the GOP has "controlled" the state for decades as a one-party state (tyranny) attention needs to be focused on breaking up the den of thieves. 

 

The Dems have a serious problem when they can't field a candidate for the most powerful position in the state of Arizona -- Maricopa County attorney. A position that has driven the state of Arizona into a sinking hole that will last for decades under disgraced and disbarred ex-MCAO Andrew Thomas / ex-DCA Lisa Aubuchon and their witch-hunts that drove felony cases in one term to over 200,000 felony cases (prison time for decades under Arizona's draonian mandatory minimum sentencing scheme that sentences non-violent, first offenders to 75 years in prison -- a defacto-life sentence!  

 

The legislators continue to destroy their own people and thumb their noses at them.

 

Enter the private prison corporations to profit from this while the people are at risk and the taxpayers will be paying for decades. Money that could have been used for education, job training, rehabilitation and building stronger communities. 

godhatesdems
godhatesdems

 @VIMIIS  @therealAZ

 In 2009 illegals murdered 2198 people. Illegals killed more Americans than we lost in Iraq during the same time. Liberals dont like fact just bullshit.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @david_saint01  joe will pull investigaters off of cases that need attention to put them on cases that will get HIM attention. time and time again 

kandersen212
kandersen212

 @GreenHornet  Are  you living with your head in a hole in the ground? 432 unanswered calls for help from molested and raped children do not give us the warm fuzzy feeling that he cares about the children either. The only time he cares about a child is if the child is holding a TV Camera. 

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

the most heinous of any crime is rape and child molestation. even in prison you will find that rapists and molesters are the sickest of crimes. if even criminals find this offensive and disgusting, why doesnt joe? 

godhatesdems
godhatesdems

 @chadsnow  Typical of most liberal trash, you cant attack the comment just the commenter.

IndependentVoter
IndependentVoter

 @GreenHornet LOL at your paranoia.  I am not DeeDee.  As for Paul Penzone, he is a lifelong Republican, untll January of this year.  He has admitted that the reason why he changed his registration is because he could not beat Arpaio in a primary election.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @shadeaux14 You're right. That's why the people have to speak out and stay on it. We have NO representation. That's why Randy Parraz, Chad Snow, the Phoenix New Times reporters matter. Without them, no one would know how the people are being scammed by those they elected. Self-serving carpetbaggers ALL. The lobbyists owning them. People must attend the state Legislature on a regular basis and speak out. People must get involved in their "committees". People must demand committees that are missing year after year. They don't want to deal with the people. 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy ..because there wore it out during the election campaigns as they went after "high-profile" cases to gain the vote and the money. Ran out of child molesters and criminalized undocumented workers where more money would be available -- as we have seen -- for the criminal justice system, jails (Federal $$'s pouring into county jails),  bigoted constituents, an agenda for more power, money and control of the people.

 

Now -- another Presidential election year -- they are going after more sex crimes of teachers, coaches, etc. and the most chilling thing is going after those on the established sex offender registry -- creating witch-hunts in neighborhoods (like Mesa) and the young man that was shot dead for no reason in Guadalupe. What judge signed that warrant that ended in the young man's unnecessary death?  

 

They've politicized the sex crimes cases -- convict the "easy" cases and let the tough ones go. Check out disbarred, ex- Maricopa County Andrew Thomas / ex-DCA Lisa Aubuchon's 200,000 felony cases (in one term)  and his ongoing witch-hunts.

Their cases should be investigated by MCAO Montgomery, like any other new County Attorney DA has done (i.e. Dallas TX DA Craig Watkins -- who found hundreds who were innocent).

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