Morning Poll: Did Joe Arpaio Know About Corruption in His Office?

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Did Joe Know?
The New Times cover story this week, "Joe Knows," shows that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio knew about -- and was a driving force behind -- corruption that has plagued his office for years.

See the article here.

Records show that Arpaio knew the MCSO was using money intended for jail upkeep to fund things like his infamous immigration sweeps and to pay deputies for his pet projects like witch hunts into other county officials.

The story also shows that Arpaio ordered the arrest of Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley -- although, America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" now denies giving the order.

Arpaio told the Arizona Republic in 2009 that he ordered the arrest:


Arpaio said detectives began investigating the most recent allegations in January and completed the investigation Sept. 11. Top investigators in the Sheriff's Office reviewed the case last week.

Arpaio said he made the decision to make an arrest late in the week, but Stapley was out of town.


Now that the heat is on, Arpaio spokeswoman Lisa Allen claims, "Arpaio doesn't remember telling anybody that he ever ordered the arrest of Don Stapley."

We want to know what you think: did Arpaio know about the corruption that has plagued his office?

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Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Who did the press conference announcing the arrest?

Robert Gettinger
Robert Gettinger

This same problem has been going on in our court rooms with JUDGES who do not do their jobs, Google the Marie Long Story done by CBS and Katie Couric. Judges who are the core of our legal system are stooping to corruption see avivakbobb.com for a judge who not only robbed hundreds maybe thousands of victims while being on the bench KILLED a woman named Lee Peters. These con artists often go to bat just to pretend they are on citizens sides and doing the right thing. Yet we must accept that putting the term JUDGE or SHERIFF in front of your name does NOT put you above the law. Please visit and join Facebook and you'll find millions of victims of our legal system. Good hard working Americans, families who have their children taken from them for no good reason. Our courts are a joke and our law enforcement has failed us. Where is the integrity, justice and law and order that built America?

Liberator
Liberator

The question should have 2 parts, 1) did he know?, and 2) can he remember?   

Jason
Jason

If the Old Fool ordered the arrest, which is precisely what he did, then he is guilty of violating Stapley's 4th Amendment rights to unlawful seizure as well as make him criminally and civilly liable for his offices' actions.

If he didn't order the arrest, then he is guilty of being a poor public servant and supervisor of his employees. He is also criminally and civilly liable for his offices' actions.

Regardless, we taxpayers will more than likely pay Stapley an out-of-court settlement as a result of the stupidity of the Joker, Blimpie, Corrupt Candy Ass Thomas and Aubuchon. We also will pay money to all of the county's Civil War victims.

So far, last count was $177 million ($59 million of that actually names Joe as a defendant.)

Roro
Roro

Joe has to fight for his position, otherwise he'd just be another alter kaker. who couldn't bear to be told to shut up and sit down.

Jason
Jason

Joe did, if memory serves.....

Shabazz, UncircumSIZED
Shabazz, UncircumSIZED

Shouldn't you be trying to find a job? You fat fuck! Instead of sitting on your fat ass blogging about people, maybe you should quit being a parasite and taking WELFARE, and get a JOB. You also need to quit talking shit. You fucking RETARD. Look at all of your posts. All you do is attack people when you are the one who is all fucked up, with a high school education and two chins. You are a liar and I can PROVE it. God damn RETARD.

psychbob498th
psychbob498th

 I think he is just a hard working American christian police officer doing his job..

psychbob498th
psychbob498th

 actually im stupider. it was those days in Nam in 67 that made me go mental

The Superhero Wears "Depends"
The Superhero Wears "Depends"

Sheriff Jose exemplfies the extremes of arrogance, mendacity, political corruption, and human gullibilty. His chickenshit public demonstrations of tough law enforcement has never been supported by the historical record. His deputies notoriously take 18 minutes to respond to even priority dispatches in County, while he has his ghoul squad chasing Mexicans around the car washes in the city limits. He spends 1/3 of million $$$ on a custom tour bus purchased ostensibly for court transportation. The hail damaged vehicle to this day sits in the county yard - unregistered and rusting.

But the shining example of his "I say what goes around here" policies was never showcased more adequately than the day that the "World's Most Atrocious Sheriff" moved every piece of equipment owned by the MCSO and paid for by Y O U across town to the MetroCenter, not in response to terrorists, not to catch those pesky Mexicans cleaning out the shitters, but as a photo-op for his public book signing of the impressively mindless, self-aggrandizing waste of paper entitled "Joe's Law". Two dozen County vehicles, manned by two score county cops ( no doubt getting paid overtime ) for no other reason than to inflate the off-the-chart ego of an old man whose resume' is limited to his life long failures in law enforcement.

Sheriff Joe was never happier than when the freckle-faced freak Andrew Thomas signed on as the "Sheriff's Bitch"... together they set out to rewrite laws, tear up the terrain and spit on the Constitution and citizen's rights to be treated fairly by their own government body.And now everyone in the civic center has filed suit against someone else, and it all rolls back to the 19th floor of the Wells- Fargo tower."Fuck You", signed Sheriff Joe.

Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, go sit down - there's a new sheriff in town. "I'm Sheriff Joe, and I say what goes. If you don't like it, then call a cop".

Now that's it
Now that's it

psychbob...

You are out of your fucking mind !!!

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