Russell Pearce: "Good People" Like Alleged Child Molester Chris Simcox "Do Stupid Things Sometimes"

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Pearce: Every time he opens his mouth, he proves he's unworthy of public office

You can be sure of this, if Chris Simcox's last name was "Sanchez" and, if Senor Sanchez had been in the United States unlawfully, Russell Pearce never would have let us hear the end of it.

Instead, when Channel 3's Dennis Welch asks him about his old minuteman pal's arrest for alleged molestation of three children under 10, one of whom was Simcox's daughter, the recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President tells Welch he prays it isn't true.

He suggests the allegations may stem from Simcox's messy divorce, and he adds this doozy, that, "good people do stupid things sometimes."

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Catch that? "Stupid," not "evil."

Of course, Pearce agrees the alleged crime is horrible, even says he'd go Second Amendment on anyone who did the same to his grandkids.

Pearce also tries to distance himself. He and Simcox only knew each other professionally, working on border issues together, the two-time loser claims.

Had he ever seen anything to suggest Simcox's alleged perversity? Oh, no, never. Just like he supposedly had no idea that neo-Nazi baby-killer J.T. Ready was a black-hearted, right-wing extremist.

But as with Pearce's other nefarious associations, these excuses do not wash. Simcox and Pearce's alliance stretches all the way back to the days of the Minuteman Project. As Simcox's star rose, so did Pearce's, and they helped each other politically.

Simcox donated money to Pearce, appeared at Pearce fundraisers. They stumped at the same events, often supported the same candidates. Pearce even is listed as a "volunteer" for Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense Corps back in the day.

The claim that like Sgt. Schultz, Pearce knew "Nothing, nothing"?

Well, the allegation that Simcox molested his daughter by a previous marriage when she was 14 has been out there since 2005, first reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was re-reported by numerous outlets over the years.

Simcox is not linked just to Pearce, but to a host of other players in the nativist movement, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It's been a movement filled with bigots, criminals, murderers, child slayers, and, perhaps now, a child molester.

When you embrace hate, this is the ilk that is drawn to you. Pearce is a magnet for these people. He exudes a force that they cannot resist: one of racial and ethnic animus, discord, darkness, death.


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Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit topcommenter

You can tell when this evil monster is lying.................... his mouth opens and his lips move!

DNichols
DNichols

Keep babtising Racist Child Killing Nazi's , and associating with Racist Child Molesting Minute Men, and Racist Scurge of the Earth Sheriff's, ect. Pearce.

This is your calling on Earth.

There is a warm spot and your pal J.T. waiting for you and Arpaio.

You are not a "Good Person", and you don't even remember the meaning of the word "Good".

C.T.R.  What a Joke!

You should be Ex Communicated by any true "Saints".

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

" Pearce is a magnet for these people. He exudes a force that they cannot resist: one of racial and ethnic animus, discord, darkness, death."

Sounds like an accurate description of some body else we know.

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

Honestly, none of this is surprising. Anyone who spent any time looking into JT Ready's background knows he was a time bomb waiting to go off. Russell Pearce has two sons who are convicted criminals, and who knows how many other crimes they (and others in their family) have gotten away with because of who their daddy is. 

As for Simcox, anyone who spent any time looking into his background should not be at all surprised by these charges...failed musician, failed teacher (anyone else wondering if someone should be questioning any of his former students?), failed founder of a border group who probably embezzled money from his followers, failed political candidate, and three ex-wives who claim he was an abusive, alcoholic, psycho bully (it's one thing to cry foul when one ex-wife accuses you of terrible things; when it happens three times, you either have absolutely horrible luck with women, or--much more likely--you are as horrible as they claim you are). 

Basically, Simcox is a loser who fails at life, and is like many who are drawn to racist movements like the Minutemen and neo-nazi groups. These people are incapable of looking in the mirror and realizing that they are largely to blame for their own failures. Instead,  they look for easy scapegoats to blame all their problems on (minorities, women, those durn illeguls messicans, etc...)

I kind of feel sorry for such poor souls...but if there is a hell, I still want them to rot in it.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

This story has already been very disturbing for me to handle. 

Russell Pearce should shut up. Stay out of it. I wouldn't doubt he has many skeletons in his closet that might be considered "stupid things". He has proven himself to the community and was recalled by the community that once supported him. 

Ready, Pearce and Simcox are all the same basically. They preach hate and live it. To kill a child, to molest a child to them is part of the hate. Evil shows itself in these people. They hate themselves so to love, truly love another is a lost concept on them.

Alfredo Yazzie
Alfredo Yazzie

someone needs to bend him over and tell that they are good people while they shove it to the hilt

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

A creep defending a creep. I suppose the late not-so-great great porcine Nazi child-killing  J.T. Ready was also a good person who did stupid things...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I'm surprised twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce is still around.

Apparently he slithers out from under his rock like the snake he is to defend a piece of shit like Simcox from serious allegations of child molestation.

Pearce reinforces just how mentally sick he really is by defending Simcox.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Why am I not surprised?

Pearce is attempting to portray Simcox in a more favorable light by saying that Simcox had a momentary indiscretion.

The facts remain that Simcox is alleged of committing heinous acts against children, one of whom is his own daughter.

He deserves to be put to death via firing squad. Absolutely sickening to hear about.

Randy Wootan
Randy Wootan

The Harvest of "Ignorant Idiots" continues in Arizona.....INCREDIBLE!!

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Pearce should have stuck with his innocent until proven guilty message, and further added that if proven in a court of law, he is outraged at the horrible crime and the person who committed it. But instead, he took this opportunity to sound cold and indifferent. This is the true character of Pearce.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

He suggests the allegations may stem from Simcox's messy divorce, and he adds this doozy, that, "good people do stupid things sometimes."

It sounds to me like he is referencing the wife of Simcox in this statement, allowing for the possiblity that Simcox's wife made up the accusations amid a messy divorce and if so, would be a stupid thing to do.

Many a person has lied or embellished in order to gain advantage during divorce proceedings involving children.  Lemons is not the most objective source when it comes to Russel Pearce....Misquoting Pearce in order to defame Pearce is not outside Lemons' wheelhouse.

I firmly believe, however, that when your husband is molesting your children and you find out about it, you'd better do exactly as the former Mrs Simcox is doing.

Cozz
Cozz

This just doesn't surprise me coming from this slimeball Pearce being this is the same guy who thought JT Ready was a great guy as well.

Marilyn Ostrow
Marilyn Ostrow

"You can be sure of this, if Chris Simcox's last name was "Sanchez" and, if Senor Sanchez had been in the United States unlawfully, Russell Pearce never would have let us hear the end of it.". Exactly.

Teresa Marie
Teresa Marie

Good People have a fucken DARK SIDE. I don't give a RATS ASS WHAT YOUR LAST NAME IS!

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

My mother often used to tell me, "You are known by the company you keep." This sounds like a case in point.

Paul Jones
Paul Jones

Read: "Even good people might fuck children once in a while. Who cares!" Wow... If there is a Hell, maybe demons can go be "good people" to these 2 and JT Ready for eternity there. Wtf.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

this is why our country is so fucked up. we have people saying that things like pedophilia are just hiccups of morality. WRONG!!! and the rationalization of crimes like this are just as bad as the crimes themselves. its going to pain me to say this, but i have even seen JAFfy railing against pedarists (granted he doesnt always believe the charges, but there have been times where he has gone off about them) "good people sometimes do stupid things".......yes Russell they do, like trying to get to another country illegally to get a new life. dont they deserve some compassion too? at least they werent sexually abusing several children. stop trying to defend some one whos crimes were the sickest and most depraved of ALL crimes (thats my opinion).  

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Will Russ tell us how his Neo-nazi son is "good people", just doing a bad thing?

And Why did Pearce buddy up with JT Ready and bring him into the fold in his chruch?  Was JT in the "mass murderer but good guy" club?


The best thing that happened in AZ in relation to Pearce is when he had his ass handed to him in the recall.  Why can't the fool just move to Idaho and live in a bunker or something?


bobunf
bobunf

It is all a totally consistent pattern with Pearce, Hendershott, Thomas, Arpaio and the other Arizona kooks: protecting us Whites from the Brown Peril is far more important than protecting everyone from criminals.

The Sheriff's Department statistics show exactly how it works:

From 2002 to 2011 the number of violent crimes in areas served by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office increased an incredible 41%.  That’s 41% MORE murders, rapes, robberies and ag-gravated assaults than 9 years ago.  

But, for the parts of Maricopa not served by the Sheriff, there was a 19% drop in violent crime for the same period. 

Maricopa areas serviced by Sheriff Arpaio have become “sanctuaries” for burglars, thieves, rapists, child molesters and murderers.

Russell is just seconding Arpaio's performance.  Not surprise here.  Child molestors vs undocumented laundry ladies?  Russell and Joe know what's important.


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

True, sometimes good people do stupid things, but in this case he isnt a good person he is a child molester. and child molestation isnt a stupid thing, its a sick thing and an illegal thing. good people dont sexually abuse anybody and especially not children.

oscaroscaroscar
oscaroscaroscar

Pearce, do AZ a favor and gather up all your inbred family of hate and move the hell out of here.  You have NO power anymore, you are just a sad old racist who is friends with child molesters and Nazi child murderers.


MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@Eleanor_Holguin Well put. What also does this say about the people who elected him to relatively high office? What does it say about his fellow politicians who gave him a leadership position?

DNichols
DNichols

@Eleanor-Holguin:   BRAVO.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

@Al Yazzie I don't think raping a pervert proves anything other than hate exists in many different forms. The rape of a man will not stop his perversions toward children. In my opinion, only death will do that.

DNichols
DNichols

Pearce is a "Latter Day Saint"!

I guess Hitler is a "Saint" as well?!

teknik
teknik

@yourproductsucks spin it how yo want to. the truth remains the same.


why is it anyone with an R can do no wrong in the eyes of fellow Rs.


no wonder corruption is rampant, you all just look the other way.  meanwhile violent people are always put back on the streets so we can fill prison beds  with easier to mange drug user.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@Teresa Marie Teresa, don't know you, so am curious, do you think Chris Simcox is a good person?  Do you think Russell Pearce is? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

good god!!!! i just realized something...........do you realize just how good Russell made Joe look in comparison????  Joe at least made a apology (quite possibly the lamest apology in history...but still an apology), Russell however is jumping up to defend the perpertrator of the crime instead.................."good people sometimes do stupid things"...yep, they sure do, and i bet a lot of them are people who used to defend you, till you started to defend the actions of a pedarist and try to write it off as something as slight as an overdue library book. i bet your former supporters are now quoting your exact line in defense of themselves to explain their backing you

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy And this is NOT the first time he was accused of molesting kids.   Like Arpaio, it seems Pearce really doesn't care about child molesters - just TV time.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

good people dont defend the actions of child molesters

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

D, Pearce's religion has nothing to do with this bullshit he's spewing.

Hitler was pure evil. Pearce is just a xenophobe. And Pearce supports alleged child molesters. Hitler didn't.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@teknik I agree that truth remains the same.  I'm not attempting to spin anything.  My feelings on this issue are not partison, I am not a Republican or a Democrat.

I think that if this story is as it has been portrayed, Simcox has a drug problem that has at least some part to play in such heinous acts against these innocent little girls.  A large majority of the crime committed involves drugs or alcohol in some manner or another.  Family Violence numbers that involve drugs and alcohol are staggering.  Drug abuse is not a victimless crime.  Ask the Simcox family.  Odds are they will agree with me.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

@teknik @yourproductsucks He doesn't look the other way. He has more understanding of this issue than you know obviously. 

Why do people like you think ALL revolves around being a democrat or a republican. Evil people come in all shape, sizes, colors, and political or non political associations. 

Instead of attacking YPS try showing some compassion for these kids. That many kids coming forward is a huge thing.


yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@danzigsdaddy You are right.  Child molesters have no redeeming quality.

It is ironic, however, that the author and readership have already condemned a guy who has only been arrested.  There are even those who have wished a Marty Atencio type fate upon the guy. 

Seems a lot of people consider the Constitution should only protect those who are like minded individuals.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@yourproductsucks 

Thanks YPS.

I was disappointed that Pearce didn't note the seriousness of the allegations being leveled against Simcox. I was also surprised that he didn't express outrage towards Simcox or even extend an apology to the victims of this absolutely sickening crime.

As a former MCSO Chief Deputy, as a (and it's gonna pain me to say this) human being, as a man, as a father and grandfather he should have done all three.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@squash My comments are reference the text of the column.  I attempted to watch the video but the audio is insufferable and I can't here a thing.  I will take your word for it, however. 

Giving such a remarkably insensitive comment the benefit of the doubt thinking no one was that insensitive was obviously erronious.

MotherJones
MotherJones

Yeah, watch the video before u defend a slimeball like Pearce.

squash
squash

@yourproductsucks @teknik I just watched the video. Pearce was DEFINITELY talking about Chris Simcox when he said "good people do stupid things sometimes."

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@yourproductsucks you have always been square with me and have actually been a calming factor for me....guilty or not (not for me to decide) just the accusation or implication of a crime that heinous has me shooting off. you are right though, it is still classified as "ALLEGED", but it is just the thought of such a crime that has me at full boil. but regardless of his guilt or innocence Russell Pearce trying to smooth it over with the old "sometimes good people do stupid things" line is absolutely unacceptable. IF htere is any truth to this..... then it can not and should not be written off as a momentary indiscretion

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows It's obvious this conversation goes beyond your abilities to comprehend so I will kindly refuse to answer your tangent.

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