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

Arpaio was potentially on the hook for punitive damages, which means Joe and Ava would've had to break open a couple of piggy banks, or dip into their Swiss bank account. You know, the one with all the pink underwear and jail concession kickbacks in it.

I keed, I keed about the Swiss bank account. (Ava prefers silver dollars in coffee cans buried in the backyard, natch.)

This is why I disagree with Randy and his fellow CBAers on their theory that Kunasek did what he did to assist Arpaio in achieving a sixth term in office.

"Who knows what would have happened six days before the election," Parraz said in remarks after the brief meeting was over.

"[The sheriff's] support is now at 50.7 percent," he continued. "This should have been done before the election, so people could know that because of his failed leadership, another $3.25 million from the taxpayers is now...going out."

As much as I admire Randy, I don't buy that. Arpaio beat his closest competitor by six points.

And if people haven't been swayed by the more than $50 million in lawsuit costs because of Arpaio's mismanagement and malfeasance, or the $100 he swiped from jail
enhancement funds to pay for his pet projects, then another $3.25 million in the hole wasn't going to change many minds.

Moreover, the supes approve lawsuit settlements all the time. This was routine stuff, or should have been.

Nah, I think Kunasek saw an opportunity to make Parraz and CBA look like the bad guys, and ran with it, or at least extend their suffering in that regard.

Parraz also suggested that Wilson was at fault because he should have arrested CBA demonstrators instead of adjourning the meeting they disrupted on October 17.

"I can assure you if a homeless person walked into a Board of Supervisors meeting and started yelling and yelling, you wouldn't adjourn the meeting," he said. "The sheriff's office would be called in and that person would be removed."

So the CBAers are mad at Wilson because he adjourned a meeting they disrupted instead of having them all arrested?

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

Actually, I don't see any problem with Wilson adjourning the meeting.

No, the problem occurred when Wilson and his puppetmaster Kunasek decided to act like spoiled tots in a sandbox instead of adults, sticking out their tongues at Randy and the rest.

Which may be why Wilson and Kunasek appeared telephonically on Tuesday, though Brock did likewise. Only Wilcox bothered to make an actual appearance.

If Wilson and Kunasek had been present, they would have been peppered with questions by the media corps assembled.

As it was, they phoned it in. Pusillanimous to the last.


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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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