Sheriff Arpaio Distorts Truth in Ad About Sex-Crimes Investigations

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, facing what may be the closest election of his long career, tries to rewrite history in a new ad about his office's poorly done sex-crimes investigations.

Arpaio's campaign ran the ad in a prominent location on the Arizona Republic's Web site, and the main theme is that the newspaper is running a series on the sex-crimes investigations for political reasons.

One look at this fact-challenged ad and you know Arpaio's grasping at straws in what has become the worst scandal of his five terms in office:

-See also: Victims Wonder Why Arpaio Let Sex-Abuse Cases Languish

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Image: Jamie Peachey
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he cares about sex-crimes victims. But just saying it doesn't account for his failure to properly staff and fund his sex-crimes unit until its incompetence was made public.

* Arpaio starts off by whining that the sex-crimes blunder is a "five-year-old story." His theory is that it's only being "resurrected" now because he faces re-election in November.

The truth: This scandal is such a big screw-up, the story has what they refer to in the journalism industry as "long legs." In fact, it's not a "five-year-old story" -- it's a "now" story. That's because, as we pointed out in our in-depth story on the blunder in February, and as the Republic's JJ Hensley has written about in the last week, some of these old cases are still being actively worked. Beyond that, no Sheriff's Office employee has yet been disciplined. The four-year-old investigation into who messed up and why is still sitting on the desks of Sheriff's Office supervisors today.


* Arpaio says "Over 400 sex crimes cases went uninvestigated. (Arizona Republic, 12/7/11)."

The truth: Arpaio's lying again. The Republic article doesn't really say that.


* Arpaio states that two "myths" are that he cares about enforcing illegal immigration more than he cares about sex-crimes victims.

The truth: This is a straw-man argument, since he doesn't identify where these "myths" come from. Yet actions speak louder than words. The record shows that Arpaio didn't boost resources to his sex-crimes detectives even as he misspent more than $100 million in funds that were supposed to go to jail enhancements.


* Arpaio says "Detectives from the sex crimes unit were not moved into illegal immigration enforcement."

* The truth: The public won't know for sure if Arpaio's telling the truth about that until the release of the disciplinary report. But that report isn't expected to be made public until the employees are disciplined and have a chance to exhaust their appeal process -- which will occur well after the election. The facts show that the sex-crimes unit was poorly staffed and funded in 2006 and 2007 while politically expedient programs, like the discredited Maricopa Anti-Corruption Task Force and Arpaio's anti-illegal-immigrant programs, were flush with resources. Arpaio conveniently forgets that sex-crimes detectives were pulled from their unit to work on a project to help train Honduras cops, and also told to work on a politically motivated case involving former Phoenix mayor and Arpaio foe Phil Gordon.


* Arpaio declares this to be a myth: "Sheriff Arpaio hasn't held anyone responsible for this."

The truth: Arpaio's "myth" is actually a true statement, as Arpaio admits in the ad by also stating, "discipline is expected." All the public knows for sure about the potential discipline is that Arpaio himself isn't under investigation by his own department for failing to properly fund and staff the sex-crimes unit, that a couple of lower-level detectives have been criticized publicly by Sheriff's Office staff, and that one of the sex-crimes supervisors, Kim Seagraves, the wife of a former deputy chief, was promoted to lieutenant after the problems with her unit were discovered.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Lawless America - Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption Exposed

 

Press conference: Sat. Oct. 6th Arizona State Capitol  sidewalk/ lawn at 12:00

 

http://www.lawlessamerica.com/

 

Time to have your voices heard!

MichaelCarpenter
MichaelCarpenter

The only distortions are the attacks against Sheriff Joe.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

in Maricopa County, the MCAO / MCSO: the innocent went to prison (the "easy" convictions) while the guilty go free. The prosecutors / police followed this pattern started in the early '90's in Bakersfield, CA Kern County for "easy" convictions. They didn't want to do their jobs on the tough cases.

 

"Witch Hunt" award-winning documentary - Executive produced and Narrated by Sean Penn

 

http://www.witchhuntmovie.com/

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The MCAO, MCSO and Scottsdale Police dept. failed to follow established protocol: Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse developed by the Interagency Council - Maricopa County Children's Justice Project, created July 1995, with ongoing revisions. This was the core of the MCAO that was swept under the rug by many who signed it. Signed by then Governor Napolitano, Sheriff Arpaio, Scottsdale Police Chief Rodbell, AG Terry Goddard (among 22 signatures. Signature page, third page after the cover page.

standwitharizona
standwitharizona

Boo hoo! Joe is coasting to a win and the New Bong Times can't stand it.

germanmemory
germanmemory

holy f___n crap.  we gotta put up with this guys' lyin' again.

 

those of you that keep voting for this guy, why do you keep associating yourselves with him?  you know his mindset is reflective of your mindset.  he's freakin' todd akin (forcible rape) people.  is that who you are.

 

hell, c'mon and get with the new century would you please?  your thinking (mindsets) are out moded, outdated.  they're dead.  should you be too?  if that's your frame of reference, then you've been around long enough that it's very near time for you to go.

 

wake up.  just cause you're old doesn't mean you have to think old.

 

 

titosan
titosan

The old greaseball needs to go, what a liar.

dumpsterdiver
dumpsterdiver

Hey Churff Payaso,you hurt the little ones.That stink won't wash off.George Lopez is right about you.

titosan
titosan

JAF is the cancer fairy. what a moron.

I think that jaf is jan brewsky, there are a lot of similarities.

azweasel
azweasel

@ jaf, put a fucking cork in it moron.

HermanBernstein
HermanBernstein

When will "JOE" reimburse the county for the crown vic that he totaled in a shopping center parking lot while on his 'lunch break'.he still  claims he had nothing to do with it,he was just driving..................................LOL

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

The "running for spite" comment will sink Joes ship. Mr. Arpaios worst days are ahead of him. peace

robert_graham
robert_graham

This article is despicable and is full of deceit, lies and false attacks that will get Stephen Lemons and the Phoenix New Times nowhere.  Each and every attack ad against Arpaio is proof that the liberals are smell defeat since they have to stoop so low to try and get their way even by false and deceptive writings.  I truly hope Penzone, Lemons and all liberals and their families cancer and die a long and painful death.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

joe finds it deplorable that his opponents would bring up sex crimes as a tool before the election. really joe? lets say we ask Dan Saban if he agrees with you......oh...right ..i forgot, you had your guys try to accuse him of raping his mother in law (100% false, by the way).

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

why are we bringing up cases 5 years old? because they are still active cases. why do we single out joes department? because he not only promised to adhere to policies for sex crime investigation HE PUT IT IN WRITING. he had 2 cops on 1 case for 7 years till it was solved, great, what about the other 420 some odd cases where the parents or victims were not able to help him politacly?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

in 2004 arpaio and 21 other agency heads signed an agreement PROMISING to have their investigators adhere to and meet certain guidelines pertaining to investigating sex crimes. to date, arpaio has yet to meet them. $600,000 was funded to increase the number of investigators, nobody knows what happened to that money. investigators were added, just not to sex crimes. in 2004 a tempe girl was raped that happened to be the daughter of a out of state man with political clout, joe took that case and had 2 seperate investigators work that case for 7 years till the rapist was apprehended, meanwhile over 400 cases were ignored in the town of el mirage. joe had assigned only 4 officers to sex crimes and sent 2 of them to the honduras to train honduran investigators instead. joe PROMISED to update and follow the guidelines and procedures for sex crimes investigation BEFORE the election in 2004, and went back on his word AFTER he won the election. joe is doing the same thing now with the same cases he had 5 years ago, and will drop them immediatly after the election, EXACTLY AS HE DID 8 YEARS AGO. joe has proven he is a liar and only adheres to his own political agenda time and time again. he has proven he has priority only for cases that will benefit him and his campaign. joe is not enforcing the law HE IS SELLING AND RENTING JUSTICE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. if he can have 2 highly trained investigators stick to 1 case for 7 years, why couldnt he even spend a few minutes on the over 400 that occured in the town he was contracted to protect? why? because there was nobody in el mirage that could advance or help his political agenda

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @MichaelCarpenter What the hell are you talking about?

 

The MCSO shurf did this to HIMSELF and no one else. It does make great political fodder for Penzone though.

Babeu
Babeu

 @JoeArpaioFan

 You are nothing but a coward. Put your name out there and then stand behind what you say. Are you a lover of Paul Babeu? It does not take much to be a fan of Arpaio. Joe himself admits there was all these sex crimes..He just feels he should not have to deal with them now. If you don't like the paper, don't read it.

 You truely shows you are so out of control of your emotions by wishing Penzone, Lemons and all liberals and their families cancer and die a long and painful death. Who the hell would ever say that? Oh yeah, someone that is a coward, that won't reveal his real name. Have a nice day you BIG COWARD!!!!! Lucy Babeu

RobAZ
RobAZ

 @JoeArpaioFan   I'm guessing when you pass 2nd grade and learn how to read you'll realize this piece was written by Ray Stern and not Lemons. 

 

Of course, passing to 3rd grade would put you amongst the more educated Arpaio supporters, so that's something to strive for.

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

 @JoeArpaioFan Jesus H. Christ, don't you ever get tired of sucking that old fool's cock?  you are a fucking moron, and the worse part is that you know it and pretend that you don't, at one time I thought that YPS was the biggest imbecile that ever posted on public forum but no, you and your arpaioish bullbouse nose take that spot hands down, you are the dumbest moron, most ignorant fool, and #1 imbecile, ever. PUNK!

 

P.S.  I hope that picture is really you because I know there are some family members of the 432 molested and raped children out there that would like to have a little more than a word with your dumb ass, so if they run into you by chance, that big nose of yours is going to hurt as your head gets pushed up your ass by one of them, keep defending this PIECE OF SHIT SO_CALLED Sheriff, and you will be looking at your lower intestines one of these days.  

 

azweasel
azweasel

@JoeArpaioFan Put a fucking cork in it you moron.

Phx1980
Phx1980

 @JoeArpaioFan 

 

Ahh another example of your  "Honor and Americanism"... again I re-post

 

NaughtyLisa

 

 JoeArpaioFan You are such a hateful, horrible person. What do you gain from that sort of behavior? I can only imagine how much more hateful and nasty you are in person.

 

JoeArpaioFan

 

 NaughtyLisa  JoeArpaioFan Yes I hate lowlife maggots like he was.  I doubt you will find anybody who agrees with you.

 

Still waiting to hear how your less of a maggot than this guy, the liberals, their family's and MaskedMagician1967  danzigsdaddy family's.  Even tho not one of them have made any threat or anything so disgusting in your direction.  Worst they have done to you is call you an idiot and a tool.... both of which you seem to hold in pride.  Sick.

 

 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy MCSO and Scottsdale Police dept. failed to follow established protocol: Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse developed by the Interagency Council - Maricopa County Children's Justice Project, created July 1995, with ongoing revisions. The core of the MCAO that was swept under the rug by the Andrew Thomas / Lisa Aubuchon / Rachel Alexander "troika". Signed by then Governor Napolitano, Sheriff Arpaio, Scottsdale Police Chief Rodbell, AG Terry Goddard and more. Signature page, third page after the cover page.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

read up on how joe is looking back into those 28 cases. he is reassigning them and will continue to reassign them until after the election, then he will drop them. all he is doing is shuffling these cases around till they get lost. there is nothing being done on them, nor will there be. history repeats itself, he ignored sex crimes 8 years ago, 5 years ago and will do the same after this election too.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

 @MichaelCarpenter  @truthseekeraz

 ONLY???? Are you serious?  What is it about sexual abuse crimes, especially those committed against children, that you find 'no big deal'?  Are you a rapist or a child molester? I'm sure either of those wouldn't find sex crimes any big deal either.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @MichaelCarpenter  It's working alright.

 

The Old Fool is on the run and is in the tightest race of his entire career as MCSO shurf.

 

The Flaccid Fraud will LOSE by a 12-point margin though, just like twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @US_War_Veteran  US, JAF here is Rachel Alexander's unemployed fiance.

 

He's just upset that Rachel decided to leave him for someone who actually has a job, a home and a car. She left him for me...

 

YPS is, as I already told you, Rachel Alexander.

 

Now, enjoy a chilled Sam Adams brother, and just ignore JAF.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Unless the Old Fool is booted out come November. Then he won't have to worry about the sex crimes he ignored ever again...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  Would you care to say that to my face, tough guy?

 

I didn't think so. Rachel is still coming with me.

 

Now, before you get your pink panties in a bunch again, run along back to the mental institution, where you belong.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Actually, I do.

 

IDK how many more victims he will notch into his belt. Hopefully my new anti MCSO shurf commercial (currently in the works as we speak) is enough to boot him out.

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @JoeArpaioFan  You are such a prick. To say you hate newtimes so much, you sure frequent it alot. Why don't you go somewhere else with your nonsense. you are a POS just like Joe and his people. Disappear asshole or keep your daddy in yours so you aren't on newtimes anymore PRICK 

Phx1980
Phx1980

 @JoeArpaioFan  @MaskedMagician1967  @danzigsdaddy 

 

Easier to just Copy/Paste...

 

NaughtyLisa

 JoeArpaioFan You are such a hateful, horrible person. What do you gain from that sort of behavior? I can only imagine how much more hateful and nasty you are in person.

 

JoeArpaioFan

 NaughtyLisa  JoeArpaioFan Yes I hate lowlife maggots like he was.  I doubt you will find anybody who agrees with you.

 

......

 

Wishing Cancer on someone you have never met?  Defending a man who lets woman be abused.

 

Please Explain to me how YOU aren't a lowlife maggot?

Oh, and lets see who agree's with you.

 

(oh and so you can tell the difference... I think your a tool, but I'd never wish Cancer on anyone.  Even a tool like you.)

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 you have no idea how much i hope it happens. there are hundreds of rape and molestation victims that gave him an opportunity to prove himself and were horribly let down. how many more victims will he have notched into his belt if he pulls another 4 years?

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