Sheriff Joe Arpaio Target of Recall -- It's Official -- By Same Community Leaders Who Successfully Ousted Senator Russell Pearce

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A campaign to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under way, with the penning of the first of the 335,000 signatures needed for an election to take place in November.

William James Fisher, a local attorney, is the chairman of Respect Arizona, a political action committee formed to oust the sheriff.

Fisher says, "Arpaio has failed in many ways," citing the sheriff's wasteful spending, the mismanagement of his office, the racial profiling in which his deputies engage, and his preference for publicity over doing his job.

Randy Parraz, a community organizer who led a successful recall effort against former state Senate President Russell Pearce, arguably one of the most powerful politicians in Arizona, says this is "the right fight at the right time."

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He says his group is striking now because Arpaio, who spent millions "repackaging himself" through television ads for the public during his re-election campaign, is no longer sitting on a huge political war chest.

"Do we sit back and let him reload? Or do we take him now when he is the most vulnerable?" Parraz says. "The worst thing that can happen to us is that we don't succeed. I can live with that. I can't live with not trying."

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Mary Lou Boettcher, former Arpaio supporter, signs a ceremonial petition to recall the sheriff.
Mary Lou Boettcher, a nearly 80-year-old Republican and former supporter of Arpaio, was among the first to sign.

"Arpaio has done so many things against women and little children," she tells New Times. "There was a 2-year-old girl who was raped, and the family had proof, and it wasn't investigated by the Sheriff's Office. He doesn't need our respect, or our support any more. He needs to retire."

Boettcher, who also participated in efforts to boot Pearce from office, is referring to the hundreds of sex-abuse cases that Arpaio's office mishandled or never investigated resulting in the denial of justice for an unknown number of rape and molestation victims.

Backers of the recall aren't dissuaded by the argument that Arpaio was just re-elected, signaling that voters approve of his behavior in office.

Arpaio won with 50.7 percent of the vote.

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"No victory of an election ... can erase the pain and suffering that has taken place. You can't excuse it, or make it right," says Parraz. "An election does not deliver justice."

The crew will work to spread the word about Arpaio's deficiencies as they collect the needed signatures.

"This isn't easy work. It's not sexy. It's not glamorous," says Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona. "It's about engaging people. It's going to be a difficult journey, but we're up for it."

Chad Snow, chairman for Citizens for a Better Arizona, says that two years ago, on this very day, a small group launched efforts to recall Pearce.

Snow says the group pressed forward against Pearce despite many critics saying, "You'd never be able to get the signatures, you won't be able to raise the money, he just had an election, you'll never find a candidate to run against him, and even if you do, he'll never win.

"Nine months later, Russell Pearce was out of a job, defeated in a landslide election" Snow says.



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TimmyCox
TimmyCox

i have news for you that mr. arpaio won't be recalled. in case you don't know it he will be running again in 2016 and without question he will be relected then to a seventh term.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Catholic Church Torture case in U.S. Supreme Court

Catholic torture of a political activist now before U.S. high court.  Huminski v. Mercy Gilbert Mecical Center.  Court papers reveal an unholy alliance between Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Federal Judge Frederick Martone (both life-long Catholics) and a Catholic Church hospital network, Dignity Health, and their efforts to silence a critic of the racist sheriff with an attempted murder and torture at a Catholic hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Arizona.

Court papers are at,

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122839590/Catholic-Church-Supreme-Court-Torture-Case

Filing in the U.S. Supreme Court of a case, according to undisputed court papers, of torture of a critic of life-long Catholic Sheriff Joe Arpaio by the Catholic Church affiliated hospital network, Dignity Health. Undisputed allegations in court papers allege forced drugging, forced nudity, forced unnatural restraint, conduct akin to water-boarding, forced irradiation and assault & battery. Life-long catholic federal judge Frederick J. Martone, U.S. District Judge (Arizona), refused to enjoin the torture and dismissed the case. According to court papers, the video surveillance data at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert Arizona that captured the events was destroyed by the Catholic Church. Court papers allege a pattern and custom of conduct by the Catholic Church and Dignity Health to cover-up criminal conduct in a manner consistent with the church's handling of child sex abuse cases.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Read "IF THERE WERE ANY VICTIMS..?" by Bill Louis about the over 430 un-investigated sex crimes cases against children and women. A sheriff NOT doing his job, wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayers' $$'s with endless lawsuits in the pipeline. NO, you can't abuse and kill and destroy the people you do NOT like, in America.  Arizona should not be living in the '30's in the 21st century.


http://www.iftherewereanyvictims.com/

jsipes43@gmail.com
jsipes43@gmail.com

@JoeArpaioFan said : " Just because you have no criminal record doesn't prove anything. Why else would people want Arpaio gone unless they are a supporter or crime or criminals themselves.  Like they say, if the shoe fits."  Robert ....... just what part of Neighborhood Watch Director did you NOT understand ? I do not support NO crime but people like yourself believe that the ONLY crimes worth going after are the ones committed by illegal aliens. What about the white American Citizen Meth dealers in the Valley ? What about the bath-tub labs all over the County Islands in the East Valley ? What about the rapist that is still at large in our community ? (BTW he was white) What about issues like those ? Does any of that matter to you Robert ?

jsipes43@gmail.com
jsipes43@gmail.com

@JoeArpaioFan  So Robert, am I to assume that you think that the only criminals worth going after are illegals ? Is that what you think Robert ?

HermanBernstein
HermanBernstein

"JoeArpaioFan" is looking for some odd jobs if anyone knows of something he might do around the house.........................LOL (ya have to watch him around the kids)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Joe wants his record to speak for itself.....thats why he needs more than $8  million to try to out maneuver the only $1.3 million that this movement has raised. 

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

Citizens for a better America?  Better for who? Not Americans. Cant blame bush anymore  dear leader has had 4yrs and has been a dismal failure.  You say arpaio is corrupt? Can you say 

Fast and Furious, Solyandra, Tarp 1 2 3 4 QE 1 2 3 4 Libor Fraudulent Birth Cert. Selective Service Social Security.Documents,  How many E.O.s to bypass Congresss Waivers to 3000 groups to support Health Care, Assault on the Constitution, Dismal economy, Vote Fraud, NDAA Climate Change, Giving the UN regulatory power, Agenda 21, Rising electrical costs due to war on Coal, Removing taxes on offshore business Expanding DHS and patriot act, Guantanamo Bay Expanded spy system on Americans Drone murder of innocents called collateral damage, Ignores real child mass murdes cause of big pharma, GMO of food supply, Asking Military commanders if the will shoot US civilians that wont turn in Guns or bow down. Approved military in 26 African Nations. Gave UN authority over military away from congress.

The list of lies and acts of treason gets bigger each day.  Every thing Arpaio has done isnt a drop in the bucket compared to this administration.  Parazz must believe this is a better america because his plan is to remove the one man that did something to stop it. 

scott.huminski
scott.huminski

Catholic Church Torture case in U.S. Supreme Court

Catholic torture of a political activist now before U.S. high court.  Huminski v. Mercy Gilbert Mecical Center.  Court papers reveal an unholy alliance between Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Federal Judge Frederick Martone (both life-long Catholics) and a Catholic Church hospital network, Dignity Health, and their efforts to silence a critic of the racist sheriff with an attempted murder and torture at a Catholic hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Arizona.

Court papers are at,

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122839590/Catholic-Church-Supreme-Court-Torture-Case

Filing in the U.S. Supreme Court of a case, according to undisputed court papers, of torture of a critic of life-long Catholic Sheriff Joe Arpaio by the Catholic Church affiliated hospital network, Dignity Health. Undisputed allegations in court papers allege forced drugging, forced nudity, forced unnatural restraint, conduct akin to water-boarding, forced irradiation and assault & battery. Life-long catholic federal judge Frederick J. Martone, U.S. District Judge (Arizona), refused to enjoin the torture and dismissed the case. According to court papers, the video surveillance data at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert Arizona that captured the events was destroyed by the Catholic Church. Court papers allege a pattern and custom of conduct by the Catholic Church and Dignity Health to cover-up criminal conduct in a manner consistent with the church's handling of child sex abuse cases.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TimmyCox another deranged arpaio minion that has trouble with reality...thats ok, nothing new here. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@TimmyCox

lmao the flaccid failure of MCSO will be too senile to run a campaign.

The Old Fool will be in a nice retirement home with his wife, who looks like GED Jan.

Hell, the Geriatric Geezer can't recall charging Judge Donahoe with 3 felonies for ruling against him.

donotrecall
donotrecall

eeecuzin, CALM DOWN SHEEP, go and drink your TEA before you blow a gasket. You need to follow the advice that i gave to Jafy: Stop smelling Arpayaso's ass, it makes you more stupid an delusionel, period.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@eeecuzin lol go back up bullshit mountain tea bagger, we have enough crazies already..right fan boi

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@eeecuzin Well said. But of course to these idiots here the Dems cannot do any wrong. HA!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eeecuzin  Joe isnt doing anything to stop it, all he is doing is cycling them through in a revolving door system. if he wanted to do something about it, he would be sanctioning the employers on his employer sanction raids. if Joe was trying to uphold the law, he wouldnt have tunnel vision on a problem he isnt affecting. while Joe is focusing on his running out one group (and creating an opening for the next) he is ignoring crimes like rapists in El Mirage. he is so focused on a handful of illegals yet ignoring tens of thousands of warrants that still need to be served. he is so busy trying to track down 20 dishwashers that he never bothered to track down thousands of unregistered sex offenders. at least Parraz is out there trying to correct the mistake of electing Arpaio, are you actively trying to re-call Obama? how far have you taken your movement, because Randy and the others like him have already raised $1.3 million to fund their movement

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@eeecuzin You are clearly still wasted from last night.  Time for you to go to bed and sober up!

trishscanlan
trishscanlan

@scott.huminski Just when you thought the whole Arpaio situation could not possibly get any worse!!!!!  Apparently his "fans" when they are able to tear themselves away from Fox news prefer to write rather than read!  Please note I did not say write intelligently!

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Hey there you nut, you are fighting a losing battle. I hope that you know you are on law enforcements radar screen. Just becausae you moved doesn't mean that you can hide. The first screw up you do is going to cost you big time.  You are being watched.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@david_saint01

David, TimmyCox could just be another alias of JoeArpaioFan.

After all, it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

@truthseekeraz @eeecuzin SO ? Remember the shooting in newton? Oh thats right Only important peoples kids get protection from big pharma manufactured killers.

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

@david_saint01 @eeecuzin Spoken like a true libturd Funny thing about lefties, They lie, when caught, demand proof they were lying while offering none they werent. There is only one side, theirs,  and anybody that has another view is attacked and then the name calling begins. No matter how much a libturd is wrong they will never admit it yet they will blame it on others.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @eeecuzin And if Joe sanctioned the employers you'd be crying fowl about that too. Regardless if employers are sanctioned or not does not excuse the illegal workers. Your arguement is simply a smoke screen.

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

@danzigsdaddy @eeecuzin So you think giving 12 million illeagals amnesty isnt a problem? Like I said I disagree with alot of policies but he did  expose the fraud.  Instead of the media exposing it they directed it towards some minor  problem. What seems to escape people like you is illegal  is illegal and there is alot more than a handful. Maybe you should look at how Mexico deals with people coming over their southern boarder.  I dont have a movement to remove the turd in DC . That would require the military. I prefer to try to clean up locally. 

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

@WhoKnows @eeecuzin No actually I dont take any mind altering substances and of clear mind. However if I did take drugs that caused a person to lose touch of reality altogether and live in a fantasy land some where near comatose then we wouldnt be having this conversation, I would be just like you 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lmao think im going to take your threats against me to a detective friend of mine and have him find out who you are. Sound good there chief? =) 

timdlittle
timdlittle

@JoeArpaioFan Nice, threats bout law enforcement.The DOJ loves this stuff. Im sure you're just a blow hard but still. People like you cost tax payers money when law suits come up do to threats.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@david_saint01

lmao I thought it was because Joe didn't recall the car was in gear at the time...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@eeecuzin @david_saint01 funny thing about tea bags, they refuse to accept facts when presented.  They cant stand others opinions if they dare differ from theirs. Now theyve moved onto trying to control womens bodies and using religion to form laws. You know who else does that? the Taliban! 

ps telling you that you, and the rest of the joe minions, are complete ignorant morons isnt name calling..its a fact. And I reference his going after judges over their rulings against him and the fact you people willfully ignored it to back it up..

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy

No. IRCA is the creation of the federal E-Verify system. Google immigration reform and control act. It pops up under Wikipedia.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  i gotta go back and look that up, but that isnt the Cuban refugee's is it? they are not considered immigrants but rather political refugee's if it is.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@eeecuzin

It's known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act. This law, signed by President Ronald Reagan, gave about 3 million illegal immigrants citizenship.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@eeecuzin

Reagan signed an amnesty agreement in 1986 that allowed anyone who was in the United States before 1982 to gain full citizenship.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan

What about the 1986 amnesty signed by Republican president Ronald Reagan?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @eeecuzin Regardless if anything happens to employers or not does not excuse the illegal workers. Do police always find and arrest drug dealers when they arrest the users or vice versa? Of course not.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@eeecuzin @danzigsdaddy Giving 1 illegal alien is bad enough but to give 12 million amnesty is even worse. Where would those 12 million people work?  If Americans can't even find jobs what makes you thinks those given amnesty would?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eeecuzin Joe and Jan wont do anything against the employers except use them as a facade for their immigration sweeps. if they dont have to enforce some federal laws and preempt others with STATE laws, why arent they imposing sanctions against the employers? because they arent after the people hiring illegals. by ignoring them they are just creating a self sustaining problem

eeecuzin
eeecuzin

@danzigsdaddy @eeecuzin Parraz is always screaming racial profiling and  crying foul when they raid a place. obumbles pulled their ice badges and took the authority to prosecute. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eeecuzin where have i ever come out in support of illegal immigration? where do i support that move? i am decrying Arpaio because all he is doing is creating a revolving door. and as he is doing his ineffective raids he is ignoring everything else around him. i am for cleaning up locally too, thats why i am against Arpaio. Joe only goes for the handful at a time and he is doing nothing because he isnt stopping the people who are hiring them, he is just creating more job opportunities for more illegals

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@eeecuzin @WhoKnows lol i think you need drugs Ecuz, LOTS of them...it might help you come back down to this place we normal people refer to as reality

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