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

See, Kunasek was pissed at Parraz and his merry band of pranksters for disrupting a meeting on October 17, where the board was scheduled to vote on the Braillard settlement for the first time.

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Wilson: Kunasek's portly puppet...

CBA showed up and raised all kinds of Cain, with some dude dressed as King Arpaio and another person as his jester, Mike Stauffer. Wilson shut down the meeting before the vote could take place on the Braillard matter, and Parraz and the CBAers took a beating in the press.

Rather than do the right thing on October 31, Kunasek decided to stick it to Randy. At least that's how just about everyone in county government saw it. Kunasek himself signaled this in his meandering, deceptive rationale for his no-vote.

"I think," said the Frank Burns of the county supes, "several weeks ago, we witnessed, I think, a very poor display. I think it was on purpose, the disruption of the meeting that caused the cancellation of the meeting.

"Prior to that, there was a number of things that were said that were specific to this case, that I feel planted enough uncertainty into the minds of the public that I think today I feel strongly that probably in the interest of justice and a fair outcome that a trial, the continuation of the trial, is the best way to go.

"So I am not supportive of a settlement as proposed today and I just thought it was important that I make my thoughts known."

Uh, "interest of justice"? Riiiight.

Kunasek's only interest was his selfish, petulant own. Specifically, his interest in sticking it to a man he'd sparred with and lost to before in public, a man whose wife Lilia Alvarez, just happened to be running against him as a Democrat in supervisor's District 3. (She lost, big time, BTW.)

Would Kunasek be so small and petty that he would hold up a settlement, play havoc with a family's pain, and roll the legal dice with the taxpayer's money, just so he could score points against an enemy?

Why, of course, that's just the sort of weasel he is.

After all, what's the point in being powerful if you cannot exercise that power in a completely third-grade, asinine manner?

Keep in mind that the Braillard suit had been on trial in Pinal County until early October, when lawyers for Maricopa County offered the Braillard family a $3.25 million settlement. This, before it had a chance to reach the jury.

A smart move, on many fronts.

The county had already dropped more than $2 million on legal fees and there was a serious possibility that, with tort titan Mike Manning representing the plaintiffs, the jury might have awarded a much larger amount, perhaps as large as Manning's previous wins against the county for wrongful deaths in Joe's jails, $8.25 million, $9 million or more.

It certainly was the humane thing to do, to allow the Braillard family an end to this nightmare, with a tiny bit of justice.

But, oddly, it was good for Arpaio as well.


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21 comments
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.

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

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

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

 @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

 @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

 @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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