Joe Arpaio: Don't Bother Me About Botched Sex-Crime Investigations -- Can't You See I'm Holding a Puppy!

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Guys, guys, guys -- calm down about the sex crimes...can't you see I've got a puppy here?
What kind of heartless soul would hassle a 79-year-old man holding a puppy about botched sex-crime investigations? No-nonsense 12News reporter Brahm Resnik, that's who.

Resnik tracked down Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Christmas party for the MCSO's MASH Unit to ask him how more than 400 sex-crime investigations were botched on his watch.

Read all about the sheriff's sex-crime follies here.

The sheriff responded by working himself into a huff -- grumbling that the problem was solved in 2007 -- and then holding a puppy up to the camera.

If this pup happens to be in need of a name, "Smoke" or "Mirrors" each have a nice ring to them.

See video of Arpaio using a puppy to deflect questions about bungled sex-crime investigations below.


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Pelon Sobas
Pelon Sobas

I sure wish all of the sexually abused children that Arpaio ignore bring a lawsuit against the clown MCSO mafia organization.

Panchovilla
Panchovilla

Expect more crime supression sweeps from the turd to try to get the attencion away from this serious issue.  Arpaio  is always saying that he enforces the laws, I guess sexually molesting a child is not against Arpaio's laws to enforce.  

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

Stop everyone!  Joe Arpaio is about to make some breaking news....ha ha ha.  Yes, it's time for the annual press release about Holdiay Music for the Inmates.  Yes folks, he wants all this sex abuse talk to go away; so the annual music press release will make everyone remember he really is a nice guy after all.  The sad part is that every major news media outlet will actually do a bit about it.  Last year it was an inmate sing-off for a little variety. (http://mcso.org/MultiMedia/Pre....

Maybe next year we won't have to suffer any more Arpaio Press Releases.  That's what I am asking Santa for this year..........NO MORE SHERIFF JOE!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

At the end of the video, Montgomery is noted as saying that his office is working with MCSO investigators to see which of the cases can be reopened and prosecuted.   But, in the interview, Joe said it was taken care of and put to rest in 2007...  Long before Monty or Romley took over for Thomas. 

This is Arpaio getting caught in one lie after another on this. 

At the supes meeting today, Wilcox made a wise suggestion that the cases should be reviewed to see how and when they were taken care of..  Surely if they were taken care of in 2007, there would be a paper trail.

wherewasi
wherewasi

I seriously did not know whether to laugh or cry when I watched this video.  Arpaio's handlers apparently didn't prep him for that "live on camera".  What an idiot!  I really, seriously can NOT understand how on earth anyone can still say they think he's a "great sheriff".  What the hell??

Also, I don't know if any of you caught Channel 3 News at 5:00 but Sheridan was quoted as saying that these calls for Arpaio's resignation are really not about the 400+ ignored cases of sexual abuse and child molestation, but rather they are an attempt to put the thumb screws to Arpaio because of his tough stance on:

______________________________________(fill in the blank)

Hint:  When Arpaio says it, you think, "Shit, I'm beginning to wonder if he honestly believes that."  When Sheridan says it, you think "What the Fuck is WRONG with you, you MORON?!"

Planetboxer
Planetboxer

The pepper bellies come here illegally and something happens to them-who cares. If they's have stayed home in mayheeco or gwatemelon and note be breaking laws and stealing American tax payers identities, none of what happened to them would have happened. I share Joe's attitude of no sympathy or empathy for all the mongrels.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"If this pup happens to be in need of a name, "Smoke" or "Mirrors" each have a nice ring to them."

He may go retro and name the pup "Checkers."

Coz
Coz

No Bozo Joe, the puppy doesn't make us forget about your years and years of malfeasance.

rick
rick

fat ass should resign, he not wanted or needed here.

Saltywench
Saltywench

To try to tie in his bungling of 400 sex abuse cases into those poor little animals is just sick? 

No, Sheriff, what is sick is that this county just kept reelecting the incompetent. 

Jason
Jason

Don't bother you?!?

You effing stupid, sick old man!!

Your office dropped the ball on more than 400 sex crimes against children based on their immigration status and how much money they have in the bank!!

At this point, you deserve to be FIRED!! Personally, I think a Pearce-style recall and booting is what's needed to throw your sorry ass outta office.

Stauffer for MCSO shurf 2012!!!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Good question. I don't know if governmental immunity extends between government agencies via contract or Memo Of Understanding situations. Maybe one of the lawyers here can comment.

This certainly seems to be a breach of contract.

DreadedTruth
DreadedTruth

More police officers are convicted of child sex crimes than all other professions combined. It's law enforcement's "dirty little secret", and one we are committed to exposing. Police officers use their positions of trust to violate our children. Their victims are threatened with physical harm and told no one will believe their word over that of a police officer. Please visit our fcebook pages to learn more about how you can help fight this silent epidemic. http://www.facebook.com/pages/...

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Joe Arpaio, I seriously doubt you care about that puppy one damn bit.  Great attempt at distraction.   Maybe you should find one of those people who were abused and nothing was done about it and try sharing your caring about a dog with them. Damn old man.....the Sheriff of nothing but trouble.

Bnbk
Bnbk

"This is one reason I'm taking care of the animals ok"  What reason ? Because he feels guilty for not having protected child abuse victims in El Mirage ? "To tie in the animals with that is digusting" NO,senile one,what's distgusting is your failure to protect all these child abuse victims. Yes this senile shurf does care more about animals than he does human beings....... This month is not turning out so good for the corrupt criminal shurf. Hell he still has to deal with CBA's visit to the BOS meeting today & court later this month. Piehole really comes across as senile & out of touch in that interview.I truely hope the rest of the press joins Brahm Resnick in holding this sorry excuse for a sheriff to task.......So now Bill Montgomery is working with the sheriffs office to see which cases can be re-opened.  I want to know where the hell was Montgomery when he first was made aware of these crimes? Why the hell didn't he do something about it back then & why isn't he calling for a full investigation into Piehole's malfeasance........Kudos to Bill louis,Brahm Resnick & PNT for keeping the pressure on.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

As long as media folks don't let up this geriatric geezer won't be able to lie or stall his way out of this mess. He DIDN'T fix the problem in 2007, as he suggests. He is simply an old liar. I can't believe he can suddenly recall how something was fixed in 2007 (supposedly) and yet can't remember under oath in a hearing many events that have happened since 2007.

It's called "Selective Memory, aka untruthfulness".

The Maricopa County elected sheriff is a liar.

Jason
Jason

Taxpayers would, once again, wipe his fat, flaccid ass if a lawsuit was filed. The Old Fool has governmental immunity.

American_pride
American_pride

Don't forget to ask for some breath mints-your cock washer fucking reeks!

Jason
Jason

Thomas was CA in 2007. The county's Civil War was just heating up.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Liz, Sheridan owes the MCSO shurf for his job and status at MCSO. He is NOT likely to admit to anything that may put the Geriatric Goon in a bad light... regardless of what evidence there is.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Lack of empathy and a conscience are key traits of a sociopath.

Check
Check

Oh look a puppy!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

That's a very odd statement. How can you validate your information?

Jason
Jason

Monty can't do anything to fix the failures of the MCSO shurf. The state statute of limitations has long since expired.

I personally blame Candy Andy Thomas for this failure...

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

American_pride I am absolutely stunned! I had no idea you could post such and educated and mature comment. (You probably think I'm serious and that's even funnier). Subject: [phxb] Re: Valley Fever - James King - Joe Arpaio: Don't Bother Me About Botched Sex-Crime Investigations -- Can't You See I'm Holding a Puppy!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

American pride, huh? And you write like that?

Freedomfighter
Freedomfighter

Wow I just followed that link, its basically different news headlines from all over . I cant say im surprised though. The majority of cops are power hungry pieces of shit who could care less about any of the people they are sworn to protect. If you want to be a hero and really help people be a firefighter. If you want to have the power to do as you please and ruin others lives..by all means be a cop

Bnbk
Bnbk

Maybe now,but I think when he first took office this may have been within the statue of limitations. None of these Republi-Cons moved one bit to resolved this issue,they just ignored it & hoped it would be forgotten. As I see it they are all complicit in this cover up,even if they never are held accountable. They all will be remembered as the corrupt political officials that knew there was a crime committed against innocent children,yet chose to ignore it,hoping it would just go away. That's one hell of a legacy to leave,but it wont bother them one bit I suspect.

American_pride
American_pride

Well, that's why your a fucking retarded moron. First because you thought I'd fucking care about what you are and what I might think you are and second because you are fucking stupid enough to think that shit would be funny. It mustn't take much to amuse you-you must have down's syndrome or some fucked up retards like that.

Bnbk
Bnbk

No Susan,we've all noticed this desperate little troll

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

Thanks Tommy, I thought I was the only one that noticed how "American" this guy is.

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

You are the one that must do a lot of the sucking; seems you're obsessed with those breath mints.  I bet you go through a lot of them.  Don't bother to reply, it won't be on the topic nor make any sense.  Bye.

American_pride
American_pride

Yes, I write, speak, and read American English. Don't forget those breath mints, mmkay?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

That is a VERY ignorant statement, Freedomfighter. I'm sorry for you that you felt the need to stoop that low.

Jason
Jason

Right you are.

It is indeed one hell of a legacy to leave behind. And no it won't bother them one bit.

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