Joe Arpaio Recall Fever Meets Two Americans at Harkins (w/Updates)

Should it be done? For that, I suggest you go see the documentary Two Americans, by filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo.

Watch as Arpaio gloats about ginning up false charges on his enemies, makes children cry as he arrests their undocumented moms and dads for daring to work for a living, laughs about watching people be tortured in Central and South America when he worked for the DEA there, and calls Tent City his private concentration camp.

Then consider his victims: U.S. Army vet Marty Atencio, diabetic mom Deborah Braillard, and on and on.

Think of the millions in taxpayers' dollars he's wasted and misspent. Consider the victims of sex crimes and murders his deputies did not properly investigate.

Then you tell me if it should be done.

At the very least, it should be seriously considered.

But we just had an election, folks will exclaim. Well, Russell Pearce had just been re-elected in 2010 to the state Senate. Months later, in 2011, the recall against him, began.

And we all know how that ended.

Two Americans continues its run at Harkins Theaters till November 15, this time at Harkins Arizona Mills, and at Harkins Superstition Springs in Mesa.

Below is all the info you need. I've heard that local notables such as County Supervisor Don Stapley and even, amazingly, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, have attended screenings of the documentary.

So go see it while you still can on the big screen, and give that recall idea some thought.

Below is a recent press release from the filmmakers.

DOCUMENTARY PROVIDES IN-DEPTH LOOK AT CLASH OF CULTURES 

Phoenix, Arizona - Entering its third week at the movies now in Tempe and Mesa Two
Americans is a riveting documentary that traces the parallel stories of America's self-
proclaimed "toughest sheriff," and the 9-year-old American daughter of undocumented
immigrants arrested in a sheriff's workplace.

The central protagonists of Two Americans symbolize the polarized stance Arizonans
and the nation have on the immigration debate: one - Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who targets
unauthorized immigrants while garnering significant media publicity, and the other, a
young Katherine, who is forced to grow up overnight when faced with the loss of her
parents, who like other immigrants, have been living in the shadows of the American
workplace.

Two Americans directed and produced by Daniel DeVivo and Valeria Fernandez received
the Audience Award for Best Feature documentary on April of this year at the Arizona
International Film Festival and recently the New Times Best of Phoenix award.
This compelling and stunning documentary provides an in-depth look into the workings
of the Maricopa County Sheriff's office. "As a filmmaker I really didn't expect that
Sheriff Arpaio to allow me into the heart of his operation as closely as he did," said
DeVivo. "Viewers will gain an amazing insight into the mind of one of America's most
popular politicians."

The documentary is the follow up to DeVivo's earlier work, Crossing Arizona -
which took top honors at the Arizona International Film Festival in 2006 and was an
Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Co-director, Fernández is an award
winning freelance journalist with a decade of experience covering Arizona's rancorous
immigration debate. Her stories have appeared in countless news outlets nationwide and
internationally, including CNN En Español and New America Media.

"At the end of the day, the film offers something for everyone; whether you are a
supporter of the sheriff or not, you'll come away feeling closer to these two very different
worlds," said filmmaker Valeria Fernandez.

Two Americans is not only a powerful, moving film, it dares to expose the complex
web of personal and corporative interest that threatens the future of a promising state,
currently at odds with its own roots. It is also a coming-of-age story about a generation
of Mexican American kids who cannot fathom why their immigrant parents are being
characterized as criminals.

-For more information about Two Americans, visit www.twoamericans.com.

-For tickets sales and show times, visit:
http://www.harkinstheatres.com/movieDetails.aspx?movieId=143438

UPDATE 11/10/12 6:43 PM Here's the Saturday update from the county:

"Today 44,788 early ballots were tabulated and approximately 200,000 early ballots still remain to be processed for tabulation. The provisional ballot update is approximately at 122,000 for processing and tabulation."

Latest Penzone vs. Arpaio numbers:

ARPAIO 544,428 51.76
PENZONE 460,403 43.77
STAUFFER 46939 4.46

Arpaio's lead is now a 7.99 point spread. He currently has 84,025 more votes than Penzone.

UPDATE 11/11/12:

This just in from the county:

"Maricopa County Recorder, Helen Purcell, is reporting another update for the 2012 General Election. Today 60,297 early ballots were tabulated and approximately 140,000 early ballots still remain to be processed for tabulation. The provisional ballot update is approximately at 122,000 for processing and tabulation."

ARPAIO 571,226 51.51
PENZONE 488,075 44.01
STAUFFER 49,717 4.48

As of Sunday afternoon, Arpaio holds a lead over Penzone of 83,151 votes, or 7.5 points.

That's less impressive if Stauffer's numbers are added to Penzone's. Together, Arpaio's two opponents garnered 48.49 percent of the vote, leaving Joe with a bare 3.02 point win.

Will be interesting to see if Arpaio dips below 50 percent as the counting continues. That would only lend a stronger argument to the idea of recalling him.


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DirtyDeeds
DirtyDeeds

If a Recall takes place, Arpaio, and his corrupt Arizona Republican Party will once again engauge in Voter Suppression, Election info in Spanish with wrong dates on it, Provisional Ballots to non-whites, ect.

 

Not to mention another "Ringer" Candidate to siphon votes, right Mike Stoogefer?

 

Arizona the "Political Corru[ption State."

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

how is it you piasas say it? jajajajajajajajjajajajajajaja. puro arpaio.

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

Heart attack or recall, either way would be great.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

another reason to get rid of arpaio- yet another guy escapes from jail, and joe says nobody has escaped before. the guy went over the fence that was supposed to be electrified. for gods sakes why do you retards keep electing this clown

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Take notice that anybody who thinks there is good reason to recall Joe is full of shit. he was just re-elected for Christ's sake. Truth is all you cry babies are nothing more than sore losers. But on what grounds do you want him recalled - because he enforces the law and arrests identity thieves working illegally in this country? You're in for a surprise because there will be no recall. So therefore accept the fact that he is once again our sheriff and shut up.

Jeffers
Jeffers

 @danzigsdaddy Unfortunately jail escapes happen all across the country. Are you going to ask for every sheriff to resign where an escape unfortunately happens?  Of course not.  It wasn't Arpaio's fault as he wasn't there.  Blame the correctional oficers watching the jail.  They could have been paid off or are simply not fit to work in the jail.  I'm surprised that you haven't praised the escape being that the inmate is Hispanic.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Unfortunately jail escapes happen all across the country. Are you going to ask for every sheriff to resign where an escape unfortunately happens?  Of course not.  It wasn't Arpaio's fault as he wasn't there.  Blame the correctional oficers watching the jail.  They could have been paid off or are simply not fit to work in the jail.  I'm surprised that you haven't praised the escape being that the inmate is Hispanic.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy It's people like JAF and the senile blue hairs over in Sun City that keep voting for this clown.

 

Which is all Joe is. A media-hungry, publicity-seeking three ring circus clown.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

(MCSO sheriffs spokesman Christopher Hegstrom is the one claiming nobody has escaped from there)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @jonnyquest i saw that. he already admitted he believes in beating women, so i knew he would eventually come out of the closet too

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan JAF, serious question for you. you say you are a patriot, and claim to want to defend our borders and laws. you are young, why havent you enlisted? this country needs as many people willing to do their part to aid and defend this country as possible. is there a reason you have elected not to serve?

Wondering
Wondering

 @JoeArpaioFan

 Again you ignore the point I have made to you so many times. There is more than one law in the county... there are other types of illegals liek rapists and child molesters! Those don't seem to get Joe on the news or mean shit to his loyal sheep. Get a life your just a punk ass kid and Joe is a one trick pony

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan The Arizona Constitution states that a recall can be instituted for any reason or no reason.

 

Just like being an at-will employee. You can be fired by your employer for any reason or no reason, with or without notice, whatsoever.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Besides, if Joe is recalled, whose dick are you going to suck? Hmmm. Wait! I know!

DirtyDeeds
DirtyDeeds

Once again: "Its not Arpaio's fault, he wasn't there."

 

Yes and a couple of years ago every one around Arpaio was Corrupt, and Arpaio knew nothing about it.

 

Joe Arpaio, The Cowardly Captain that has never taken any responsability for "His Actions", and would throw Baby's out of a life boat to save his Corrupt, Cowardly Arse.

 

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan by the way, reread your post. you are always trying to put all cops above reproach, yet in here you are suggesting they could have been paid off? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan pay attention. i am going to ALMOST give you some credit. you are actually starting to see a problem. THE STAFF!!!! it is joes leadership they are following, but, yes he is not personally responsible. just like with holder, it was not him personally, but his people. and yes i want holder gone too. i could care less if he was a black, brown , yellow or white guy who escaped. HE ESCAPED is the problem. you almost got it right JAF until you started throwing in that they were paid off, or that we are going to praise him because he is hispanic.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy  Reminds me of Sheriff Paul "Bald Bunion" Babeu, who came out of the closet after the New Times exposed a homosexual scandal involving the Pinal County Shurf and his Hispanic male ex-lover.

 

Hilarious I tell you.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy  JAF is likely a felon (the recruiter does a state and federal background check) or he's mentally sick (think twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce)

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 Oh really? Well if that's the case so be it but it will never fly. He was just re-elected for Christ's sake so why would anybody want to recall him? Only the dumb ones like you think there's a valid reason but there is not. Maybe then a petition should be enacted to recall some dumb ass Liberal Democrats.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967  JAF cant be just fired. burger king has "hire the handicapped" policy, and there are laws to protect the handicapped from being fired, so JAF is safe 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @jonnyquestWhat makes you think I suck dicks? It is you who suck dick and take it up the ass. Don't worry though, Joe will not be recalled. It is only people like you with a warped sense of reality who think he should be recalled. In fact because he is being pissed off it's really time for him to get crackin and go pick up some illegals. Put that in your pipe and smoke it you moron jerk.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 channel 15 (i think) said last night that he was seen getting in a car and they eventually pulled it over, but in the Az Rep today, they are saying they tracked him down and set up a meet to get him......conflicting stories

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy No.

 

But with Joe I'm not surprised. After all, he allowed Adrian Cruz, a child rapist, to walk out of MCSO custody and vanish.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @MaskedMagician1967 more olike anyone that knows him. hes a bribe machine, and the main reason we need legislation banning gifts. 40k+ he took..and thats not counting the years of bribes he got from Cactus towing for rigging the contract bidding for them in Mesa. (which magically was re done the week after Pearce was recalled)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan Why don't you ask twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce about being recalled and claiming it will never fly?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @JoeArpaioFan LOL!!! Advantage DD.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @MuddyWaters  Muddy, JAF is just like his hero, mentor and savior the MCSO shurf.

 

He simply doesn't recall telling Mr. Lemons he works at BK.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  we aarent looking down on you for cleaning toilets at BK, so dont be mad. we are just glad a illegal doesnt have to do it 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy When I worked at Wally World we had a guy who was mentally handicapped.

 

He was written up by my boss at least 24 times before he was finally fired.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy Every employer has a policy like that.

 

I think it's so that the employer is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @jonnyquest lol i have news for you fan boi, it wouldnt only take about 3/4ths of the people that voted against him to trigger a recall. its VERY realistic...lol what i would give to see your pathetic face when that happens (bet that Parraz will work on it)

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

I'm kinda in a hurry.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan You said you did. So do I have to take a number?

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