Deborah Braillard Settlement Approved by Supes, Andy Kunasek Votes No for Second Time

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No nice way to say this, but Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek is a vindictive dick.

See, Tuesday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors convened to do the right thing in approving a $3.25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of Deborah Braillard, the diabetic mom who slipped into a coma in 2005 and died.

This, after Sheriff Joe Arpaio's goons and goonettes denied her pleas for medical treatment and ignored her as she moaned, defecated, and vomited on herself and others.

The vote was 3-to-1, with Kunasek being the one. BOS Chair Max Wilson, supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and supervisor Fulton Brock played the adults in the room, and okay-ed the settlement. Supervisor Don Stapley was absent, previously having recused himself, as his lawsuit against the county for his false arrest by the MCSO is pending.

This is the second time Kunasek voted against the proposed settlement, the first time being on October 31, when he and Wilson voted nay, causing a tie that killed the deal.

See also:
-What's Mom Worth?: When a Woman Became Deathly Ill in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Jail, Guards and Nurses Ignored Her Agony
-Deborah Braillard Settlement, for MCSO Jail Death, Rejected by Board of Supervisors

The October 31 vote surprised even county staff, who figured that, as the board had discussed the vote already in executive session, the matter was a done deal.

But Kunasek, who never drinks water while Max Wilson is bumbling his way through Robert's Rules of Order, wanted to give the single finger salute Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group responsible for the recall of old fat racist, former state Senate President Russell Pearce.

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youproductsucks
youproductsucks

Randy Parraz has proved to be meaningless.  His wife got browbeat by Kunasek.  Parraz got browbeat in his bid for public office.  He is nothing more than a race baiting carny.

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

Spineless pussy is what Kunasek is.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

<No nice way to say this, but Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek is a vindictive dick.>

 

Mr. Lemons, Your opening line says it all. Kunasek brought us the Thomas / Arpaio chaos that the taxpayers will be paying decades for. Why is Arpaio still sitting in the penthouse suites of the luxury Wells Fargo Bank building overlooking the Valley? Who approved the renewal of the lease? 

 

The MCBOS poor decisions have wasted untold hundreds of millions of $$$'s and thousands of innocent lives of men, women, children and families, as they let MCAO and MCSO run rough shod over the people.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

I want to suck Kunasek's dick too, next to Arpaio, he's my hero too.

zhenry9
zhenry9

I'm not sure what Kunaseks's motives were, or if he was acting simply out of vindictiveness towards Parraz, but I can see some good to come of having Joe's dirt aired out in a trial. It would be nice to see him shut down by a jury of his peers. In the end though it's good the familly got their settlement and can put it behind them.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

personally, i hoped they would vote no so that it would go to trial and the court could force joe to report his true finances (as hes supposed to do by law anyways but doesnt). Next up, the Atencio settlement that is sure to be millions as well. Like ive said, there should be a line next to joes name on the ballot where it says "50 + million and counting, how much are you going to donate"... ...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

not shocked at all. everything was put off till after the election. now Snow will finally rule on the civil suit, all the El Mirage cases Joe said he would re-look into will be shitcanned. now that the election is over its back to business as usual.....overspending, profiling, inmate deaths, botched cases, lawsuits, abuse of power, deputies out of control etc etc.  

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @david_saint01 i want the braillards to get justice and closure, but, yeah, i agree....go to trial and really hurt them. the braillards would win

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Unfortunately, your comment is spot-on. But this time around, many people are paying attention and there should be indictments forthcoming. They are always emboldened after winning an election --- lest we forget the Thomas / Aubuchon / Alexander abuse of power when they took office. The "blogging" queen did the dirty work on the internet for "all posterity" -- using "high-tech" for "easy convictions" and witch-hunts.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

just like kids are well behaved before christmas, joe is before an election. after the kids get what they want, they dont have to do what they dont want to......same with Joe

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy there was never a doubt they wouldnt win i dont think...especially when the testimony had turned to someone altering records to cover their asses. Same with Atencio, where some cops admitted excessive force in their depo's. 

InspectorDECK
InspectorDECK

 @danzigsdaddy no one put a gun to the Randy cult go down there and act like jackasses. that's the part tht don't fit your story. unless randy is secretly in league w/joe and leprechauns really exist

 

if the meeting had not been stopped the vote wld have happened and the money approved.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @david_saint01 they should still be punished just as any ordinary citizen would be, more so since they are supposed to be the law and held to a higher standard

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy trust me...not all of the guys that were there are trying to cover it up..some were actually honest and forthcoming about the details..and it wasnt favorable for MCSO 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @david_saint01 when you watch the atencio tape, the beating goes on and then when he is not responsive and they strip him and put him in the cell, there is still a cop kneeing him in the head. a defense move by the cops lawyers will be "heat of the moment" or something similar. it would be where they are wrapped up in the moment. this is a defense that has goten people off the hook in beatings etc etc. but if you beat a guy and walk away, and then come back to administer more punishment that requires clear thinking and intent. i have seen cases where that is what hung people. marty was out cold and unresponsive when the cop started to knee him in the head. that demonstrates that at least one of them was intent on just causing harm. i dont know if the law would back up what i am saying though

zhenry9
zhenry9

@david_saint01 @danzigsdaddy @InspectorDECK I think Parraz is a bright guy and a good organizer, but he's not accomplishing anything by going to BOS meetings and ranting and raving to the cheers off his own posse. People will be won over when he speaks forcefully and respectfully and gives doubters a chance to realize he's right, because he is right. But no one likes to listen to someone yell and condescend.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @david_saint01  i know people who never got their justice, thats why i am hardnosed about arresting him. (just a personal view) 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @InspectorDECK ??? im not bringing the immigration into it???? im refering to the el mirage sex case blunders, he said hed look into them after over 5 years, and now there is nothing compelling him to stick to his word

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy  @InspectorDECK eh, i wouldnt say arrested..but he went too far.  At some point you have to realize where the line is drawn, and not go past it..if only to not bring a bad image to your cause. I believe in Randy, and support him as i know hes just trying to do what he thinks is right..but he needs to fine tune the board interruptions a bit so as not to bring negative attention. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @InspectorDECK im not taking any blame off of Parraz. the guy pulled a punk ass move and screwed the braillard family out of their closure. the asshole should have been arrested. i dont care what good or bad he has done before.....he was playing games with someone elses justice. but everything HAS been put off. Snow should have had that decision a month ago. Arpaio should have looked into those cases years ago, and now there is no reason for him to appeal to them so he WILL toss them aside

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