Joe Arpaio's Sex Crimes Debacle Eviscerated in New Video by Devin Fleenor

Why didn't Arpaio do something? He was too busy kibbutzing with the birther idiots

Devin Fleenor, Phoenix musician and longtime activist against the tyrannical rule of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has produced a powerful new video that blasts Arpaio's biggest failure to date: his agency's mishandling of more than 400 sex crimes in El Mirage and elsewhere in Maricopa County.

See also:
-Victims Wonder Why Arpaio Let Sex-Abuse Cases Languish
-Ex-Police Chief's Book Details Arpaio's Negligence in El Mirage Cases
-Devin Fleenor, Of Anti-Joe-Arpaio Fame, Fails to get Arrested During Protests; But Not for Lack of Trying
-Joe Arpaio's Replacement, Paul Penzone, Blasts Sheriff's Handling of Sex Crimes in New Ad
-Joe Arpaio's Doom: "Adios Arpaio" Claims 20,000 Anti-Joe Voters Added to the Rolls

The slickly-made anti-Arpaio ad features an actress portraying one of Arpaio's many victims, recounting her rape at the hands of an older man willing to walk her home.

"I tried to scream, but--," then a man's hand cover her mouth, cutting her off.

Next comes the tagline, "Sheriff Arpaio, why didn't you do something?"

Fleenor says the scenario was plucked from the book If There Were Any Victims... by retired El Mirage Assistant Police Chief Bill Louis, the title coming from Arpaio's infamous, asinine statement during a 2011 press conference over the scandal.

"If there were any victims out there, I apologize," Arpaio half-heartedly offered at the time.

The ad is self-funded, so far, according to Fleenor, but he's seeking contributions through the website noarpaio.org, in hopes of running it on local cable, in an all-out effort to deny Arpaio an unprecedented sixth term.

"What I'm really hoping for is to catch some of the national media," Fleenor told me before the ad was posted to YouTube. "Both on the conservative side and on the left. I think the conservative people will talk about it because [the mishandling of those sex crimes] is such a horrible thing."


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Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

How much has been raised? How do we know if the money is going to be used in the manner conveyed? Who is overseeing this? What happens to the donated money if enough isn't raised for a tv spot? Is there any transparency to this fund raiser?

Beth Simek
Beth Simek

I think that the City of El Mirage, Arizona should file a notice of claim and sue the sheriff's office for failure to provide services to our city!

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I made a donation to this VERY worthy cause. I would encourage each of you to do so as well.

Danny Virgil
Danny Virgil

His sole responsibility as Sheriff is to investigate and prevent crimes. He failed to do that in regards to El Mirage. He needs to be replaced. His time is over. Vote for Paul Penzone.

Shawn Olson
Shawn Olson

Bill thats kind of a strange thing to say, i'm not perfect at all, but he should make sure some one on his staff is looking into these crimes.

Bill Nas
Bill Nas

I think you guys should back off, are you perfect ? Do you want to be the next Sheriff ?

Ron Pies
Ron Pies

There was political value for Joke. Besides, his base would not like him "wasting" his time.

mymovie1111
mymovie1111

Joe Arpaio puts innocent people in a county jail 143 degrees in the summer, zero in the winter, 99 Percent probation violations and they have not committed a crime. It's all about money, power and control. SICK.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Here we go again, accusing Arpaio of something that has no basis.  There have not been any un-prosecuted sex crimes unless Arpaio was never told about them in which case he can't investigate crimes he has no knowledge of.  This whole sex-crime debate is simply another smear campaign against him.

goodguess
goodguess

Although it looks like maybe, just maybe,  old creepy joe may not be sheriff much longer, i dont let myself get too hopeful because I remember all the other blatant wrongdoings that voters have ignored here in maricopa couonty. Still, if Steve Lemons predicts Paul Penzone will defeat him, thats really saying something........dare we look forward to real law enforcement and actual accountability?Nawwwww........

kenabravo
kenabravo

Very powerful and very well done, Devin.  People will not be able to ignore the message in this ad and I'm happy to post it everywhere.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Excellent work Devin.  I knew it was going to be good based on your previous work but I am really impressed. This is a TV ad and I hope you can raise the cash to get it shown on the big tube. 

chikoritasenorita
chikoritasenorita

TRUE SOOOO TRUE !!!! Go get the real criminals not people who are trying to work to support their family.

brookgarden
brookgarden

@phoenixnewtimes October 9th is last day to register. Early voting begins October 11th. We can replace Arpaio but only if everyone votes!

narizona
narizona

Hey but breath jaf  gonna miss you when your papi is run out of dodge........who ya gonna backup then ?studboi no doubt!

mymovie1111
mymovie1111

Joe Arpaio needs to go to Tent City Jails for Life

robert_graham
robert_graham

It makes sense for every police department to ignore false sex crime reports than illegal immigration.

gpscentral
gpscentral

 @Yourproductsucks

 As of yesterday, 9/29, according to Fleenor, he's a little short of funds. Here's what he has so his peeps are going to have to cough up alot more. As for transparency, there is none, just like the campaign finance reports of CBA...........Ok, here's the deal:  We need $5000 to do a ad buy for local TV, and we're currently at $1750.  That means we need $3250.  For a page of this size, it really shouldn't be hard.  If 160 of you were to donate $20 each, we'd hit our goal and be able to get this on TV.  Let's do this! - Devin                                                                                                                                   

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @Yourproductsucks

 Why all the concern YPS ? Do you plan on donating to this worthy cause ?

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @mymovie1111 Where would you rather the inmates are held, at the Hilton Hotel?  HA!  Truth is if they don't like it they should not have done anything to get arrested.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan PROOF, PROOF, PROOF, WHERE IS ALL YOUR PROOF. WHO KIDNAPPED JOE? WHERES YOUR PROOF?

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @mymovie1111 What laws did Sheriff Arpaio violate?  Are you trying to say that Arpaio should be locked up for doing his job and enforcing the law?

azweasel
azweasel

@JoeArpaioFan Your post makes no sense numbnuts.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan

 

and the troll keeps on trolling...

 

How do you know they were false? Did you investigate them to determine that?

 

Did Joe investigate or do anything to determine that?

 

Ignoring is not investigating

 

No surprise that you do not know that

david_saint01
david_saint01

 @JoeArpaioFan theres trolls..then theres you, somewhere between cockroach excrement and the dirt on the sidewalk.. you are, quite frankly, pathetic. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan and it makes more sense to let the cops determine the validity of those 400  sex crimes instead of pulling them off of those cases to go find out if those 6 dishwashers are legal

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan and how do you know if they are false if you dont even investigate them? big flaw in your logic

gerry_c
gerry_c

@JoeArpaioFan ......False? That seems to be a last gasp excuse. There was not even enough investigation to know about any part of the cases.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@Yourproductsucks: Why all the concern Rachel? Do you plan on signing off on yet another fictitious, bullshit RICO lawsuit alleging a delusional grand conspiracy?

 

@bnbk: Rachel is too poor to donate to this worthy cause. Remember, her fiance JoeArpaioFan is unemployed and has 5 kids. Since her law license was yanked she lost her source of income. Oh wait, YPS is Rachel Alexander and she now works for the MCSO shurf as one of his PR staffers. How much is the Old Fool paying you Rachel?

 

Miss1703
Miss1703

 @JoeArpaioFan  Hey asshole.  Ever heard of due process?  70% of those held in the tents are pre-trial.  This is America.  That isn't how things are supposed to operate here.  Pre-trial detainees should be assured adequate shelter, food, and medical attention.  

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Jaffy, if stupid were a crime, you would be on death row.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  We can start with Arizona Revised Statute 11-441.

 

Then we can move along to the fact that he violated the Arizona Constitution by failing to get his inmates (the ones that are still alive) to court on time.

 

Then we can cruise right along to violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the numerous Constitutional violations, etc.

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @meeble  @JoeArpaioFan

 Great video,hope to be contributing in the coming week. Keep up the good work. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan lets see, investigate 400 heinous crimes to determine validity, or investigate 6 lesser crimes to determine validity? stop the guy who raped and will rape others, or stop the guy who is washing dishes and probably will be tomorrow too?  great priorities you have there JAF

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