Joe Arpaio's Shame: KPHO Interviews Rape Victim Sabrina Morrison

CBS 5 - KPHO

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's Deputy Told to Work Fraud Cases Instead of Child Rape Crime
-Joe Arpaio's Sex Crimes Debacle Eviscerated in New Video by Devin Fleenor
-Joe Arpaio's Replacement, Paul Penzone, Blasts Sheriff's Handling of Sex Crimes in New Ad
-Victims Wonder Why Arpaio Let Sex-Abuse Cases Languish
-Ex-Police Chief's Book Details Arpaio's Negligence in El Mirage Cases

Where is the outrage, the disgust, the anger? What the hell is the matter with people in this county?

After watching the report above from KPHO Channel 5's investigative team of reporter Morgan Loew and producer Gilbert Zermeno, known to one and all as "Z," I'm so enraged that I could spit bile at the next airplane that passes overhead, and hit it.

Which is one of the highest compliments that I can pay another journalist. If you missed last night's newscast, Loew and Zermeno interviewed Sabrina Morrison, the brave woman who was raped by her uncle repeatedly, even impregnated by him, while Sheriff Joe Arpaio's agency dawdled.

All that was necessary was for the investigator assigned to the case to obtain a blood sample from Morrison's now-convicted uncle. But sheriff's office higher-ups ordered the detective to prioritize, for instance, a mortgage fraud case in Fountain Hills. You know, the burg where Joe dwells?

I discussed this colossal case of MCSO neglect in a recent blog item, where I published an internal MCSO memo from the detective in question.



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Thomas Smythe
Thomas Smythe

Don't worry; you'll get your chance....in 2016!

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

rachel aka yps is too busy suckin' the shurffs marinara sauce. Blow on on it, 'till it's luke warm.

Fucking over maricopa county one rape victim at a time. Useless assholes.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

This town needs a new Sheriff! Someone that's going to go after ALL criminals, and not one that picks and chooses which ones he wants to go after, and one that enforces ALL laws. Maricopa County is sick and tired of this corrupt cop and his abuse of power.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

along with the policies and changes Arpaio PROMISED to make in the investigation of sex crimes was a $600,000 fund that was to go towards that. it has disappeared and did not go toward what it was supposed to. nobody seems to know where it went, and Joe is claiming to not know about it. (familiar response for joe). where did this money go? how many other funds have disappeared or been rerouted for Joe's "pet projects"?

wtf..
wtf..

"Where is the outrage, the disgust, the anger? What the hell is the matter with people in this county?"

 

I have lost faith in human kind as well my friend.

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Well well.

 

Looks like Rachel Alexander, aka YPS, has decided to not speak up about the MCSO shurf and his agency's failure to investigate over 400 sex crimes, including that of Sabrina Morrison.

 

So Rachel, when are you gonna admit that you work for a complete failure?

 

Or are you under the delusion that MCSO and the MCSO shurf are the greatest thing since sliced bread?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

in 2004 arpaio signed an agreement to change and update policies and procedures involving sex crimes, to date he has not met the criteria he promised to meet. in 2005-2007 when he was the acting police agency for el mirage, he not only did not meet any of the standards he signed an agreement to reach, he also cut back the investigators working those cases and reassigned them to "special projects" those special projects were, mortgage fraud in fountain hills where he lives, and credit card fraud. not only did he promise to do more for those victims of rape and molestation HE PUT IT IN WRITING. joe is not only proving he has no regard for victims of rape, he never has. he did all of this before the elections 8 years ago only to get votes and had no intention of keeping his word. that is exactly what he is doing now. he is promising to look into these cases before the election, but just as he did with his written agreement 8 years ago......after the election he will go back on his word and leave these victims on the wayside AGAIN. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

read todays (sunday) arizona republic.  in it they are outlining 28 cases that MCSO is looking back into and what they are doing about those cases. all they are doing is shuffling them around, and they are only doing that because it is election time. they will continue to shuffle them around until after the election. if Joe is reelected, they will be tossed aside as unimportant cases. these victims deserve their justice. do not allow them to be pushed aside as insignificant cases. MCSO even rehandling these cases is an admission of their negligence. these cases were given little if any attention the first time around due to piss poor management by Arpaio. he is too busy investigation POSSIBILITIES of identity theft with his employer sanction sweeps to investigate crimes that HAVE been committed already and already have victims and suspects. he is going on a 50/50 chance of there being a crime committed as oppossed to a case where the crime HAS been committed and there IS already a victim. his pulling people off of these cases is equivalent to stopping a murder investigation to try to catch a guy who may or may not be selling drugs. the murder has a victim and is a crime that already happened with the perpatrator still free to kill again, whereas the other person might not be actually doing anything illegal. (and before you ask how i can compare these crimes, YES i find rape just as heinous if not more so than murder. and that is why i chose that example)

Lizzy Escalante
Lizzy Escalante

Enough is Enough!!! Lets get this man out of office. JOE YOU GOTTA GO!!!!!

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

come on, its el mirage, lol, el...mirage...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

when you look at the picture of Arpaio on the article glossary and see the picture for this one, picture a charlie chaplin mustache on him. who does he remind you of? HITLER, i guess he didnt kill himself after all, he's alive and reigning in maricopa

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

I am very glad that KPHO did this interview and that it got aired. Not enough of the local media are showing this type of information, instead wanting to gloss over this and other problems in favor of stories that get them better ratings and play politically nice.

 

NT has been wonderful in getting the information out there, but alas, NT is a paper and nothing gets to people more than video and the boob tube (TV) so KPHO's efforts can only be a benefit to the reporting that NT has done on this

 

Sheriff Joe is a bigot who has no interest in the law or the citizens of Maricopa county, just on how much he can manipulate them so he can keep his kushy job as the 'master/king' of his own private army and keep his very lucrative side deals going to line his pockets.

 

The MCSO officers are in general no better since they go along with the problems rather than speak up about them and at least attempt to do something. They took an oath to the people of Maricopa county and that is their first responsibility, a responsibility they have abrogated under the guise of "it's policy" or that some supervisor told them to do it.

 

Well that only goes so far and after the years of abuses, deaths, mis-management, embezzlement, lost and settled lawsuits and their associated costs, every officer in MCSO is liable as well, not only of abrogating the oath they took to the people and the office but of criminal activity as well.

 

Thank you New Times and KPHO for keeping the investigating, the reporting and keeping this information out there against all of Joes attempts to have it hidden (speaking specifically about the NT editors arrests that Joe is now personally on the hook for)

 

Joe Arpaio and MCSO need to at a minimum go and should really end up in the very jails they are now running.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Can't wait to see what Rachel Alexander, aka YPS, has to say about this latest round of MCSO shurf bullshit.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

It appears since JAF has been dealt with he has returned as Harper, his uglier twin sister. :-)

OnlyInArizona
OnlyInArizona

So, readers....Joe Arpaio never ordered investigations into the sex crimes debacle, never took the helm but rather delegated the issue to Henderslob.  He also testified last week in the wrongful death trial of Braillard that he never asked for or an investigation into the death inside the jail.  Yet he orders investigations of New Times readers, people dressed as Sheriff Joe, public critics or anyone else whom he believes to be a nuisance.

This guy is plainly and simply outrageous.  A drooling, fading idiot.  Get rid of him in November.

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

had it been a mexican, Joe would be all over it.

Harper
Harper

You can't rape the willing, she never was raped and that's why it wasn't investigated - because there was nothing to investigate.

Sally Garrison
Sally Garrison

Interesting... the sheriff's office certainly has a habit of losing child molestation and rape case files. The same thing happened to the victims whose trial I served on a couple of years ago. Sheriff Joe - shame on you!!!

James Ferry
James Ferry

Sun city and Mesa you must be idiots. You are the only people who ever vote for this jackoff.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

This is just ONE example of the victimization created by an elected official who puts lower priority 'crimes' ahead of the heinous criminal acts MCSO was made aware of and chose not to investigate. Imagine how this would have been treated if this young lady was the daughter of someone like State Senate President Steve Pierce? Or, even a family member of the disgraced former state senate president.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

joe signed this agreement with 21 other investigative agency heads,PROMISING his detectives would abide  by standards established for investigating sex crimes. he has yet to comply or meet these standards. joe is not good for his word, joe is not good for this county. if we cant believe him about this, how can we believe him about racial profiling? how can we believe him when he apologizes to the victims of these rapes and molestations? how can we believe him about what happened to the people who die in his jails?  how can we believe anything he says?  WE CANT 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy Zigs, that comparison is insulting to Charlie Chaplin.

 

As I'm sure you know, Charlie Chaplin was an actor during the silent film era who became famous in the 1920's.

 

As for the Hitler comparison, I agree 100%. I usually compare the deputies to the SA, aka the storm troopers.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @Flyer9753

 Agreed.  And there is a big write-up about it in the Republic.  Maybe, just maybe, if the main stream media stays on this and Arpaio other misdeeds between now and November, we have a chance of running this miscreant out of town.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Tommy_Collins and since his name doesnt come up on his alias, he can let his rapist, child molester true self out with comments like "you cant rape the willing" when talking about mentally handicapped children

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @Harper You are one sick person if you actually believe that bullshit.

 

How did Sabrina become pregnant moron? And why was her uncle's DNA inside her?

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @Harper a 13 year old can't consent. spend a lot of time trolling the junior highs, Harper?

ShadowWolf
ShadowWolf

 @Harper Just wait until a child rapist named Joe, sneaks into your beloved daughter[s] room and repeatedly rapes them. Then what are you going to do? Your corrupt octogenarian fool at the MCSO will not come to your aid. 

whatamaroon
whatamaroon

 @Tommy_Collins you're right tardboy, that's why it's called an anecdote and is discarded by thinking people.

Harper
Harper

 @Tommy_Collins You and everybody else knows nothing. This is a all a dirty political stunt to gain votes for Arpaio's challengers.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy"...IF there were any victims..."

 

Clearly, we can't believe him.  The Tin Star Shurf of Maricopa County has been caught in lie after lie after lie, and when confronted, he either "can't recall" or pops a vein in his forehead and starts sputtering about he's the toughest moron in the country...

 

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

 @harper  you're more than bullshit, you're arpaios lil' butt boy, no vaseline. you like it raw. pink panty prison pervert.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @harper  @MaskedMagician1967 

 

and this had to do with Illegals how???

 

Oh that's right, it didn't, you are just another Joe excuser with brown lips and nose since Joe doesn't wipe.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @harper And it has, by President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, and Congress.

 

As for you JAF, shut the hell up.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @harper  @Tommy_Collins 

 

That's good, I would hate to see another incest rape case that Joe would just end up ignoring

 

Sorry all, I could not resist :)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967  not to mention she was a mentally challenged 13 year old. there is no consent there at all. Harper is JAF, and evidently a child molester with that comment. now we know why he is supporting arpaio, so he can get away  with his type of crime 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @whatamaroonThank you. I'm always grateful for well thought responses. What, exactly, is a "tardboy"? I prefer "yojo"...

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @whatamaroon rape is an anecdote? it isnt funny whether its real or made up. these cases are not made up, joe even admitted they happened and that he dropped the ball on them. an anecdote is a short amusing story about something interesting or amusing, how does any of this tickle your funny bone? its sick that it happened and even sicker that the law didnt have any priority for these crimes. joe was elected and paid to uphold the  law, not to make bigger victims of the people who already were. joe sweeping these crimes aside for his own agenda, further victimized many of these people. thinking people dont find this amusing at all

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Harper  a dirty political stunt that arpaio admits happened. so joe must be trying to intentionally lose votes. thats some real savvy campaigning right there 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @MaskedMagician1967Your point is valid. By the way, most of us have agreed to not post in reply to his/her mush. We are treating him/her as one would a simply hemorrhoidal irritation. Just ignore it and it will go away with the next clean wipe...

 

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @Tommy_Collins  Tommy, you're giving too much credit to Harper, aka JAF.

 

A 20 watt bulb is the equivalent of GED Jan. JAF isn't quite that smart.....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy And that's the sick part of it all: the imbeciles who support this mentally ill old fool. 

 

I still think JAF is Rachel Alexander's unemployed fiance, especially given the comments he writes, not to mention his support of the MCSO shurf....

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @Tommy_Collins  @whatamaroon

 Tommy, "tardboy" is a term that my 12 year old nephew thinks is very clever.  I will call my sister to see if he is posting on PNT as whatamaroon.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @mymovie1111  i appreciate the concern, but  tommy never denies he is a retired cop  and i really have nothing to worry about.  even if tommy was active law enforcement, i have nothing to hide. tommy has well thought out input on many subjects and we tend to agree on many subjects. i dont hold the fact that he WAS law enforcement against him, but if he was something like Joe Arpaio's 2nd in command........well then i would have a problem with him. if i was doing something wrong, i would thank you for the heads up, but i am not. i am not being sarcastic, but i already knew he is retired law enforcement, but thank you anyway for your concern. i appreciate the warning, but it was unnecessary

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Harper when you are running for any office, you are supposed to debunk any harmful claims against you, not go on television and admit you screwed up and try to apologize. joe went on television and apologized for his departments screw up. are you saying we have somehow gotten joe to go along with this if it was a hoax? DAMN, we must be real good then.

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