Sheriff Joe Arpaio: The 25 Most Read Stories of His Previous Term

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The numbers are in and somehow Joe Arpaio, our 80-year-old codger of a sheriff, has secured another four-year term as the county's top lawman. If that wasn't enough to get your blood boiling, the self-professed "America's toughest sheriff" is promising to run for Maricopa County Sheriff again in 2016. That's just blatant salt in the wound, spit in the eye, or whatever you want to call it.

In preparation for at least another four years of Arpaio rule, here's a look back at the most read stories by New Times staff on Arpaio's previous term in office.

25.) Arpaio's Gulags, As Experienced by a Limey; Plus the Media Chumps Out on the Latest Racist Tea Party

Dead rats in the evening slop. Cells so full of cockroaches that you sleep in a mass of them. No air-conditioning. Overcrowding. A lack of guards to watch the inmates. Violence and mayhem. White supremacists. And enough drugs to slake the appetites of Hermann Goering and Aleister Crowley, were they still alive. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons, published on August 26, 2010.

24.) Joe Arpaio's Deputy Told to Work Fraud Cases Instead of Child Rape Crime

According to a memo written by a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy assigned to a botched sex crime case now threatening to cost the county millions, fraud investigations took precedence over a 13 year-old girl's report of being raped by her uncle. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons, published on August 20, 2012.

23.) Should Sheriff Joe Arpaio Get a Pass When the Indictments Come Down? Hell, No

MCSO Deputy Chief Frank Munnell submits a 63-page memo detailing corruption and alleged criminal activity in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons published on September 23, 2010.

22.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Office Commits Worst Racial Profiling in U.S. History, Concludes DOJ Investigation

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office didn't just commit racial profiling of Latinos, according to the findings of the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation. Rather, Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling by a law enforcement agency in U.S. history, a DOJ expert concluded. Read the full story by Ray Stern, published on December 15, 2011.

21.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Command Staff is Caught Up in a Serious Criminal Investigation, Newly Released Documents Show

Investigators with the Arizona Attorney General's Office raided the home of one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's favored commanders -- seizing computers, cell phones, bank records, and other documents.The AG was looking at the possibility that MCSO Captain Joel Fox and his cohorts committed felonies including fraud schemes and practices by willful concealment, making prohibited political contributions, and money laundering. Read the full story by Sarah Fenske, published on September 3, 2009.


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JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

The important thing here is I get to suck Arpaio's dick for another 4 years

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

The most likely result of Arpaio's years as Sheriff is a steep escalation of payouts from lawsuits. This escalation would have occurred even if Arpaio had not been reelected. The fact is that MCSO does not have effective policies that limit County liability. An example is the Braillaird case. The woman was arrested, jailed, became ill and died from the lack of insulin. One injection, one cheap injection of insulin and she would still be alive. AND THE COUNTY WOULD NOT BE FACING A SIX TO TEN MILLION DOLLAR PAYOUT! Arpaio has had 20 years to figure out how to get his people to follow their own procedure. 20 years to set up documentation to avoid this kind of liability. There is the Sabrina Morrison suit now in the works. She and her lawyer want $30 million because MCSO didn't follow up on her complaints of sexual abuse by her uncle. You can point fingers at the uncle, the parents, and the lawyer, but the fact is they will get their millions because THEY HAVE A CASE! Arpaio has had 20 years to figure out how to prioritize cases for his department. Arpaio catches illegals? Good. But don't ignore sex abuse. OR IT WILL COST US $30 MILLION FUCKING DOLLARS! So all you Joe lovers get ready. Our fucking taxes are going up.

NoMoreArpaio
NoMoreArpaio

Hope the fucker has a heart attack and dies.

Gina Wilkinson-Montague
Gina Wilkinson-Montague

Trust me, there are a few things about Arpaio that burn me up and I've called him to task over those things when discussing him with others, but that does not excuse the way your magazine reports things(especially race-related stories).

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

And it's kind of hard to blow things like ignored child molestation cases out of proportion.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Some would probably say the real fear mongering is from Arpaio and his supporters.

Gina Wilkinson-Montague
Gina Wilkinson-Montague

The way you guys word things and blow many things out of proportion shows an egregious lack of journalistic integrity. It only serves to fear-monger and inflame, and to cause division and further peoples' ignorance. Peace.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Sure, Gina Wilkinson-Montague, because jailhouse deaths, ignored child molestation cases, racial profiling, multimillion dollar lawsuits that taxpayers foot the bill for, and a ridiculous scavenger hunt for Obama's birth certificate are "sensationalist hit pieces."

godhatesdems
godhatesdems

The only story Joe cares to read is the one about his victory, the new times staff must be soiling themselves.

Gina Wilkinson-Montague
Gina Wilkinson-Montague

I'd suggest that anyone wanting to "prepare" ought to inform themselves; not read sensationalist hit pieces by the New Times. And, before I get any smartass responses, I read the New Times for their relevant pieces on food, beer, and the local entertainment scene.

G Paul Hudak
G Paul Hudak

Can't wait to move away from this fascist

Cozz
Cozz

 @JoeArpaioFan

 Well, JAF finally told the truth about something I see.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LOL!!! OMFG!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @jonnyquest excellent summation of the problem. people like JAF cry and moan and say we are all pro-immigration because of our complaining about Joe. the last few sentences in your post hit the point dead on. "Arpaiocatches illegal? Good. But don't ignore sex abuse. OR IT WILL COST US................" Read the fender of a squad car, it says "To Protect and Serve" Are we under the assumption that that no longer applies once they have been victimized? Felonies and misdemeanors are classified at different levels for a reason.  it sorts the more heinous crimes from the lesser crimes by degrees. Illegal immigration is a lesser crime than rape or murder, and should have less focus. it has taken Joe about 2 years to ignore over 400 sex crimes whereas it has taken him almost 20 years to stop the same amount of immigration crimes. prioritizing is something that the head of an organization as big as MCSO should be adept at, Joe evidently is not. Joe claims to be saving us millions of dollars.....true. but he is costing us over $10 for every $1 he saves us, and that is NOT saving us money.

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @NoMoreArpaio I bet you wouldn't say that to his face. And I hope you don't live in Phoenix because once he finds out who you are he will make your life a living hell. Don't think that he can't find out who you are because he can. Once you are sitting in a 8x10 cell and it comes time for dinner, your food will simply be forgotten. You will suffer.  It will be you who has a heart attack and dies.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@godhatesdems Victorious or not your taxes are going up to cover Arpaio's fuckups.

DNichols
DNichols

I would gladly say it to Arpaio's rotten face.

Just for the hundreds of molested children reported to Arpaio which he ignored, even as they were continuosly being raped!

Arpaio is an old bag of Rotton Gas!

NaughtyLisa
NaughtyLisa

 @JoeArpaioFan  @NoMoreArpaio Yes you might be correct that he likes to make the lives of his detractors hell...not legal of course. You would be supportive of Joe breaking all the laws as long as you get to jerk him off once in awhile from what I understand.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  so by saying that when it comes time to eat, NoMoreArpaio would be denied food? that would be an abuse of power and following a personal agenda and retaliation. that would also be illegal, so thank you for pointing out and stating that Joe is a crook and using his power and office as a weapon against any who oppose him. can they call on you for testimony when the New Times sues him for arresting their people as retaliation?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan  The Old Fool makes everyone else miserable.

 

Why can't we make him miserable for a change?

 

BTW, Obama got re-elected. The Old Fool best get ready for the biggest federal ass-kicking since President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the 101st  Airborne to Little Rock to enforce Brown vs. Board of Education.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Hmmm...is it fuckups or fuck ups?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @NoMoreArpaio  like he doesnt already do that? you did see the pictures of him at his birthday go-cart outing right? 

UncleCrash
UncleCrash

 @NaughtyLisa Okay but just to let you know there is a fine line between guessing and understanding. And you said understand before guessing. Im just saying....

NaughtyLisa
NaughtyLisa

 @UncleCrash I guess on my part. JAF is such a little douchy fuck the only thing is able to get off is himself and occasionally his bad uncle joe.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @jonnyquest  Jonny, when JAF goes out at night he is given one round which he puts in his shirt pocket (just in case). He doesn't know it's a blank, of course. It's reported that he is known to soil his britches at times when the excitement of holding the brass becomes too much. When he gets out of hand his mother makes him lick his lips and she sticks his face to the plate glass window in the living room. Not a pretty thing to see, but he can't get away and bother anyway with his mush for a while.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan Red faced, inflamed pimples?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan I wonder if his voice gets higher pitched when he gets wound up?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan JAF really DOES sound like a kid. OMFG!

NoMoreArpaio
NoMoreArpaio

 @jonnyquest

 Either way, get ready for another 50 million in settlements because of the old fool.

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