Joe Arpaio "Helps" Childhelp: Nonprofit Takes Blood Money Despite 501c3 Status (w/Update)

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childhelp.org
Highly-ironic free advertising for Sheriff Joe from Childhelp

What do you do when you're Sheriff Joe Arpaio and your name is practically a byword for the neglect of sex crime cases involving women and children?

You use your political fundraising machine to shill for a national nonprofit that benefits abused kids, sort of like a petroleum company donating to local charities after a big oil spill, or a sheriff known for chain gangs and wrongful deaths in his jails, hugging up to an ex-inmate in a campaign ad.

Which explains this latest gag-inducing fundraising e-mail from the Arpaio campaign, apparently sent en masse to the same extensive e-mail list that's enabled Joe to raise millions from alter kocker wingnuts in all 50 states.

See also:
-"Tough" Sheriff Joe Arpaio Let a Murderer Go to Kill Again
-Joe Arpaio's Shame: KPHO Interviews Rape Victim Sabrina Morrison
-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

The e-mail solicits donations on behalf of Childhelp, a nonprofit corporation that, ironically, is committed to assisting children like those Arpaio's agency failed in El Mirage and elsewhere.

A tidy piece of propaganda this is, and an insult to the unfortunate children who were victimized repeatedly because the MCSO had different priorities, like, sending deputies to Honduras or ginning up charges on Arpaio's political enemies, for instance.

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Re-Elect Joe Arpaio 2012's email blast, helping Arpaio and Childhelp, simultaneously

No doubt Arpaio and his bag-carrier Chad Willems of Summit Consulting had themselves a good ol' grin about this sleazy campaign sleight of hand.

That's because Arpaio's Democratic challenger Paul Penzone was, not too long ago, a Vice President of the organization's special projects and prevention programs.

But it takes two to tango, and Childhelp is no victim, but a willing participant in Arpaio's exploitation of its good name for campaign purposes.

"Sheriff Joe Supports Childhelp!" exclaims Childhelp's website, next to a photo of a grinning Joe.


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Mamie Zembal
Mamie Zembal

Yep hes hateful, spiteful, nasty! Gotta go!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Imagine if you were one of the Joker's Grandkids and you had to look up to the scumbag.....  Phil Boas!!!  Can you tell what  it's like for your kids to have Joke as Grandpa?  Or are you manning the phone banks so people subscribe to the AZR?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Seems an "in kind" donation has been made here. If Joke can't pay, put his ass in the tents!  He got caught in 2010 with Monty too!

Jolly Ollie
Jolly Ollie

Joe Arpaio / Mexicans = Hitler / Jews.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

As of 1700 today Childhelp.org and the FaceBook page for the local Childhelp branch have pulled all references to the MCSO shurf requesting donations. Apparently they have received a backlash of thousands of emails and phone calls demanding their divest any partnership with the MCSO shurf.

 

I appreciate all of you who helped with this effort.

 

Thank you, Mr. Lemons, for reporting this.

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Talk about a hypocrite!  Arpaio doesn't care about children.  What a fraud.  Hell No, No More Joe!

 

 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

This is a new low for ste(ph)en.  You choose to villianize a non profit organization that assists child victims because they accept continued assistance from Arpaio?  If you cared about these victims more than your political agenda, I think this would have been one instance where the greater good should have taken precedence.  You instead choose to play politics at the detriment of children. 

 

This indicates ste(ph)en doesn't care about child victims since he would attack a non profit that assists those same victims.  I am certain ste(ph)en isn' willing to donate the proceeds out of his pocket tha twill certainly be lost because of his attack!

 

What a complete asshole you are ste(phe)en.

 

 

everybodylovesjoe
everybodylovesjoe

There are some new polls out today, the only newspaper that exists in Phoenix has done a report on them. Some guy named penzone, who I've never heard of , is trailing Sheriff Joe Arpaio by at least 15 points. No big surprise for anybody with a brain, but you guys might be dumbfounded by the poll results, go have a look.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Tommy_Collins Yeah!  Nothing like bullying a non partison non-profit organization by playing politics!

 

Great Job!  Now I expect all of you to reach into your pockets and put your money where your mouth is!   Lets see those donations flow!  Or was this simply a bully campaign?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Tommy_Collins Good for them.

 

The MCSO shurf is in NO POSITION to be "offering" his "help" to Childhelp based on his recent controversies regarding children.

Rautalanka
Rautalanka

 @yourproductsucks Is "ste(ph)en" meaningful to anybody but you and perhaps the sloppy fuck you're referring to? Is it a secret code or something?

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Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

 @yourproductsucks I disagree with you on this one Yps. I found this very offensive and I say that  as person who was abused as a child. I would be happy to donate as long as Arpaio's face isn't using them for his own gain.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @yourproductsucks

 He could have waited until December 31st. He didn't. This story isn't about Stephen Lemons being an asshole. This is about the MCSO sheriff being an asshole.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks i can see why a non-profit organization would sidle up to Joe, it would get them media coverage they need for donations, but Joe sidling up to them is just for his gain and is wrong. yes, they need help and wont turn any away, and for that i honestly cant really blame them. but Joe has had a track record of using things or people for his gain and discarding them. i dont think anybody should turn them away, because they are a good cause, but Joe using them the way he is, and after the whole El Mirage deal, just proves how bent that sick old man really is. the day after the election he wont give them another thought. so in a way, i agree that the article shouldnt make them out as evil, but i have no problem with them stating that Joe is

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @yourproductsucks YPS, Mr. Lemons is making the point that it appears the MCSO shurf is talking out of both sides of his mouth.

 

On one hand, the Old Fool intentionally or unintentionally ignored 432 sex crimes against children in El Mirage when MCSO was contracted to provide police service.

 

On the other hand, this new article containing the very flaccid mug of the county shurf praises his "ability/abilities" to "help" children of crimes.

 

Childhelp is in dire need, the recession has made it difficult for non-profits such as this to make ends meet. However, that does not excuse the MCSO shurf or Childhelp from violating the non-profits' 501 (c)3  tax status.

 

I wonder when the IRS will come knocking on Joe's office door?

hesagiver
hesagiver

 @yourproductsucks His meager salary does not allow for charitable donations, though he'll tell you that he would donate generously if he could.

Joewinsinalandslide
Joewinsinalandslide

 @everybodylovesjoe I saw those poll results, both done by very reputable firms. Joe is WAY up, contrary to the drivel that's been written in this weekly circular. As a fellow brain owner, I was not surprised by the polls.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

scotty, i get the paper and didnt see anything, what section was it in? if nothing else i will try to look it up on the on line site. do you recall who wrote it? that would make it easier for me to find

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @yourproductsucks  @Tommy_Collins

 I posted today that Childhelp will NOT get a cent of mine while Arpaio is involved. If I choose to donate it will occur after the election when it won't be tied to results in some way. Otherwise, yes, it was a bully campaign. How's it feel to be on the other end of it?

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Eleanor_Holguin I appreciate your position.  Arpaio obviously does not appeal to you and as a result childhelp wlll garner no support from you or those likeminded to you because of such an ad.  

 

But you cannot ignore that Arpaio, as polarizing as he is, is still very popular and still has the ability to assist childhelp with fundraising.  He is significantly better at fundraising than anyone who has ever ran against him.  Why should Child Help ignore the patronage of those who WILL donate as a result of the exposure Arpaio gives them?  They are NON PARTISAN! 

 

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Eleanor_Holguin  @yourproductsucks i see where YPS is coming from, and sort of agree, but, sort of disagree. those people need all the help they can get, and as much as i hate Joe, he is a media goldmine for people like them. they should get all the help they can be afforded, but Joe using them for his needs is disgusting and immoral.  they are trying to get any help they can, and in this economy, they can not afford to turn anyone away who offers to give them media coverage. just because the only person they could find to get them the attention they need was Joe, is sad. i want to help them ,but i am torn because of the Joe involvement. i am just glad they distanced themselves from him. all he would have done was use them and then spit them out. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Tommy_Collins If he's been participating in the campaign for 15 years why would it matter?  A politician using positive programs they've been involved in by giving exposure to both parties?   Unheard of!!!

 

Your argument is ridiculous.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Eleanor_Holguin  and you know who it is, dont you? he's been fishing all day. on one of his posts he isnt really JAF, but JAF's "cousin" from out of state.   what a idiot 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@Tommy_Collins

 I will gladly call your bluff.  I won't post my donation, but I will make sure you receive the proof necessary to "double" my contribution.  I make it a practice to contribute, I assure you that if you're a man of your word, your promised portion will hurt.

 

Phony eh?  must have hit a nerve.  guilt settling in?

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @yourproductsucks

 I've stated before, and will again, I will donate to Childhelp after the election. I will double YOUR donation if you have the fortitude to post it here. And, again, I will encourage both of my friends to do so, as well. Now, go spread your mush on someone else. It's not effective with me. You are as phony as the Easter Bunny.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Tommy_Collins I wouldn't know as I have no direct connection with Child Help.  They are the one's victimized by your bully campaign.  The children for whom they serve are the victims of your bully campaign.

Revel in the spoils, it serves you well.  We will never know the extent of damage your noble cause can be attributed to nor the specific people who will have to go without because of a lack of funding due to your campaign.  I guess that will make it easier for you to sleep, after all, not being able to identify the ramifications of your choice.

 

Regardless of the motives arpaio might have had (and it can't immediately be assumed they were as negative as you all would prefer them to be) he certainly would have raised money that otherwise would not have been received.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @MaskedMagician1967 Its awesome you've opened your house to two sickly relatives!  Or is it their house...

 

You said you were trying to get into the Air Force.  I would guess that means you want to get in, right?  Why else would you be trying?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @yourproductsucks I just wanna make sure I'm doing everything by the book so that I have an airtight case against Sonoran Alliance. That is the reason for my request for legal counsel. Since I am not a Bar certified lawyer, I have to be even more careful.

 

I help my two sick relatives because that is what family does. Help in time of need.

 

If I want to go into the Air Force I will.

 

Anything else you wanna waste my time on YPS?

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @yourproductsucks  Alliance is an entirely accurate term for it.  They put Joe on their website and he sent out e-mail soliciting donations on their behalf.  If you define alliance as the Oxford Dictionaries does, "a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations" then Joe and Childhelp formed an alliance for their mutual benefit - he gets positive publicity and they get donations.  Not a stretch at all - to the contrary its an entirely accurate description of what appears to have occurred.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @MaskedMagician1967 You are right.  I did say that, right after you claimed you'd been busy getting records subpoenaed reference your "sonoran alliance" issue.  It's ironic that  in the same thread you are begging your lil buddy flyer to use his "attorney" (also fictional) to get those same subpoena's you had earlier stated you were working on.

 

You are a chronic liar, Jason.  It's no wonder you help your two elderly sick relatives (in their home of course) and can't get accepted in the Air Force.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

So sorry that I had other obligations that I needed to fulfill on Monday.

 

BTW, according to you, "you don't have subpoena power."

 

You made that statement, not me. This is the norm for you. Spewing mush.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@MaskedMagician1967

"I'll have a subpoena for your name, email address and ISP come Monday from Maricopa County Superior Court. 

 

Don't like it? Try and stop me fool. I dare you."

 

You made the statement, not me.  You knew what your real responsibilities were for Monday, not me.  This is the norm for you.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @MaskedMagician1967 You supported the campaign to defame the non partisan, non profit child help organization.  As you said in a previous statement regarding arpaio and his perceived hypocrisy, you have NO POSITION to be judging me when it's your position that took money from this organization.  Most of you are blustering idiots who won't put your money in to back your quick, lazy e-mail spree.

 

What's my name and email and ISP, Jason?  It's Tuesday.  You claimed you'd get it yesterday.  Another lie?  Say it ain't so!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Tommy_Collins  Politicians kiss babies.  It's not a new concept.  Your position is nothing more than sour grapes because the candidate you dislike is engaging in the same activity every other candidate, including Penzone, is doing.

 

Shame on you for taking funds away from a noble organization.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @yourproductsucks  @Eleanor_Holguin

 Arpaio was using Childhelp as a venue for making his image more appealing to those who know what a nasty asshole he really is. He couldn't give a damn how much Childhelp has in the bank. Show me ONE receipt where he personally has donated to Childhelp and I will double it and encourage all my friends to do so, as well.

 

YPS, you should be ashamed you're defending this action as the old bastard hides behind child victims to garner votes.

 

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

 @yourproductsucks If it is true that they dropped Arpaio's name I will donate money to them. As I will challenge all who said they wouldn't to do also.

 

Yes, I don't like Arpaio and him being a hypocrite makes me cringe. It really brings back some memories to me I would sometimes like to forget.

 

I like that you stood up for the organization.You're a good guy and I think people are finally beginning to realize that. My work here is almost done.......

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @yourproductsucks  Because Arpaio helping them appears to violate federal tax code.

 

This comes straight from irs.gov.

 

"To be tax-exempt under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes as set forth in Section 501 (c) (3) and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual.

 

In addition, it may not be an action organization. It may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates."

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigneedshelp  I didn't actually provide Zigs with a link. I just saw the article on azcentral and couldn't read it. I really hate azcentral's makeover...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 a blog? that would have saved some time if it was said at first. thanks i'll go there in a bit and check it out

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy As I said Zigs, I saw it on azcentral.com. The Roberts story I'm talking about may have been posted at a later time today.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @FuckIhateAZ  @tribbles paper is in my hands douchebag, the only thing laurie roberts is talking about is Darin Mitchell. if you reread what they said, IT IS IN TODAYS PAPER. are you so fucking stupid you cant read? a blog is not the paper is it?  nice attempts though

FuckIhateAZ
FuckIhateAZ

 @danzigsdaddy  @tribbles are you fucking  retarded?!? you have the link directly to it at azcentral, the only newspaper in phoenix, and you still can't find it? holy crap you people are epsilon minus semi-morons! how do you find the bathroom in the morning, just go towards the awful smell?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @vulcanized  @tribbles the paper can be verified, blogs are just what ever crap someone wants to spew out with no factual basis to the posts

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy  Zigs, I did see something on azcentral.com about the Flaccid Fucknut leading but could not read the story....It was by Laurie Roberts.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @tribbles i even dug the actual paper out of the garage....nothing in it about penzone, or arpaio by laurie roberts or anyone. are you sure its todays paper?

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