Mayor Phil Gordon: Joe Arpaio Agrees to No Chain Gangs at All-Star Game

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Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon says chain gangs at the MLB All-Star Game would be "unconscionable."
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon says America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" has agreed to keep his chain gangs away from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game tomorrow night at Chase Field.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, you may recall, said last month he planned to roll out the chain gang in response to anti-SB 1070 protesters expected at the game.

Now, it appears, he's backing down.


Gordon appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More this morning and told host Michel Martin: "Our chief of police spoke to the assistant sheriff last night and the sheriff through his assistant chief acknowledged what he will do, if he does anything with chain gangs, will be do it away from the heart of the baseball game and downtown and do his own thing away where it will be safe and really not take away from the great All-Star game that is here."

Listen to Gordon call the sheriff's chain gangs "unconscionable" here.

Last month, Arpaio said "If [protesters] can be [at the game], why can't my female chain gang be there as a public service?"

Read about Arpaio's All-Star chain gang/publicity stunt here.

Arpaio announced earlier today that he would be making a "major announcement" concerning the use of his DUI/illegal immigration chain gang during the All-Star Game later this afternoon.

Is Arpaio backing down to Gordon? Check back to Valley Fever following his "major announcement" to find out.
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Lily Pad2713
Lily Pad2713

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Coz
Coz

:-)

Paying for Sheriff's Office goof-upJuly. 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Regarding the article on Friday, "MCSO to pay $200,000 in profiling case": What your headline writer meant to say was that Maricopa County taxpayers once again pay for the Sheriff Office's disregard of the constitutional rights of others, right? - Jim Cozzolino, PeoriaRead more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizo...

Bobby
Bobby

It sure wasn't the prissy little coward Mayor Phil Gordon, another open borders anarchist, that got a man like Sheriff Arpaio to change his mind. Arpaio changed his mind because HE wanted to.

Coz
Coz

That's funny....Only if your white that is.

Caring ?, ask that question to all the transplant patients that have been denied and died or ask those unemployed that have had their unemployment checks stopped.

What bullshit.

>>GORDON: You know, unbelievably excited. It's an opportunity for the world to see what Phoenix and the state of Arizona is really about. It is a friendly city. It's a caring city. It's a beautiful city

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

It's about time somebody starts putting this asshole in his place, if you ask me though, his rightfull place is behind bars.

Tina
Tina

Someone with at least an ounce of brains must have patiently explained to Arpaio that this particular publicity stunt had gone too far, that it would definitely boomerang, not only with the negative image of  Arizona being magnified nationwide, but with the image of Arpaio himself which Arpaio continues to promote. 

 It would NOT reflect favorably at all on Arpaio, but come back to bite him.  And that is Arpaio's ONLY concern:  his image.  

I'm relieved for the state of Arizona that Arpaio has abandoned his not-so-brilliant idea.

Jason
Jason

Mayor Phil, along with his girlfriend, was the subject of the Veolia bilking scandal and a victim of the MCSO shurf. Why would the Senile Spinster do ANYTHING Phil says?

Wondering
Wondering

Funny how on AZC Arpio mentions nothing of communications from the mayor. He "Decided" the game should be about the kids and baseball that's why the chain gang won't be there. As usual details omitted by Joe

Jason
Jason

Saw that Coz. Good letter, describing the Sick Old Fool we're supposed to call Maricopa County's chief law enforcement officer.

All Joe is and will ever be is a mentally sick, corrupt old fool.

RGIROB
RGIROB

REMARKABLE BOBBY....AS ALWAYS....YOU ARE A FUCKING JOKE.....

Mistalee
Mistalee

 "It sure wasn't the prissy little coward Mayor Phil Gordon"

Arpaio is the one who has a never-ending obsession with men in pink underwear.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Holy shit, you're an idiot.

Phil Gordon is not any kind of an anarchist.

Why don't you stick to posting about something you know  about. When you figure out what that is. 

Coz
Coz

No, his re-election image is going down the toilet and if that happens, all his Goons have a problem when he's not reelected and a professional takes over.

Coz
Coz

Or Hell, which ever comes first.

Anon
Anon

Arpaio's media stunts are harming Arizona, it's people, it's businesses and scaring off new business. Who wants to live and do business in a police/military/prison complex?

Bobby
Bobby

In any case, if it WAS someone with an ounce of brains, it sure as hell wasn't Gordon.

Coz
Coz

Have you ever known Bozo Joe for having any bright idea's ?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Why are you relieved for the state. The population of "The State" are the ones who elect criminals like Rpiehole over and over and over. I would think you all would be proud of your choices because you keep choosing the same kind of leadership(?)

Jason
Jason

"He's simply a stupid old man."

Agreed. So is Pearce.  

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Trying to save face. it's all about ego with America's self-proclaimed ghost-written toughest sheriff.

Coz
Coz

No shit, never let it be said that the Maricopa County voters have any common sense.

Coz
Coz

Tow Peas in a pod.

Jason
Jason

That's insulting to the jackasses.

Coz
Coz

Yes they do, that of a jackass.

Bobby
Bobby

I disagree. It's precisely the voters of Maricopa County that do have  common sense.

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