Arpaio Uses Murder of West Virginia Sheriff for Self-Promotion

Categories: Arpaio
can't get up.jpg

There's no end to how Sheriff Joe Arpaio can spin anything for a bit of shameless self-promotion. In West Virginia Thursrday, Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot while in his car on a lunch break. Moments later, and 1,950 miles away in Phoenix, this sad news is fed through Arpaio's media-perversion machine and emerges something like this:

"According to Maricopa County Deputy Chief of Patrol, Dave Trombi, today's killing of Sheriff Crum has heightened security concerns for Sheriff Arpaio. Arpaio's life has been the subject of numerous threats from many quarters ranging from members of Mexican drug cartels to mentally deranged individuals, according to Trombi."

Crum recently had cracked down on illegal drugs in the county. He was eating lunch in the same place he typically did, parked outside a recently closed pharmacy known to be a local "pill mill" because of the prescription drugs it dished out to addicts. Crum was shot in his car and later died of his wounds.

Mingo deputies later shot and arrested 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard, a suspect in Crum's murder, after he pulled a weapon on state police.

Maynard's father said his son had developed mental issues, telling the Associated Press "He would have probably shot anybody; the first one he come to, you know what I'm saying?"

His father also said, "I know he was off. I know he should have been in a hospital," and he added that his son had been injured and exposed to chemicals at a coal mine in Alabama.  

How this tragedy relates to Arpaio, only Joe's ego could explain.

The press release from the MCSO also mentions the recent deaths of Kaufman County (Texas) District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife. The two were murdered in their home east of Dallas, and Arpaio also raises their deaths as reason to fear for his own safety. 

The McLelland investigation is steering toward white supremacy groups, which McLelland had been after. Although authorities won't say specifically who they are investigating, McLelland was part of a task force that investigated the Aryan Brotherhood -- the same group that the Washington Post reported was the focus of a December local law enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors in the area.

At this point, we have a conspiracy reaching thousands of miles across the country in both directions involving a deranged former coal miner in West Virginia, possibly prescription pills, and a white supremacy group in Dallas, all of which tenuously links to the heart of this deluded fantasy: Maricopa County.

The problem here in Maricopa County is that Arpaio is used to certain outlets sipping up whatever drool he dribbles out, and he sees no reason why they won't continue. 

Example:

PHOENIX - Sheriffs and high ranking officials say they are on high alert after a string of public leaders were murdered around the country.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for the slogan "Toughest Sheriff in America" is watching his back. 

Lisa Allen, Arpaio's Media Relations Director, says the sheriff has been the target of serious threats before but this string of killings has everyone on heightened alert.

We are waiting to see what type of story tying these ends together will come out of Arpaio's fear-pimping machine. And how they string in the cartel will be interesting -- because if they can, of course, they will.

(On a cartel-related side note: New Times recently did a story on a group that smuggles drugs from Mexico to Phoenix. While these people buy large amounts of marijuana from the Sinaloa Cartel, they are not organizationally affiliated by any means. Several in this group, on several occasions, have thought out loud and joked on the merits and moral duty they have to Mexicans across the Southwest of hiring an assassin to go after Joe. But they said this in reference to his tactics of deporting families and his immigration sweeps. Not about foiling their work. In fact, while Joe pretends to be enforcing the law by locking up undocumented immigrants, Arizona continues to be the number one hub for drug smugglers.)

If Joe really wants to protect himself, maybe he should get some elbow or kneepads so he doesn't break any more bones. Maybe even a medical alert button: "Help. I've fallen and I can't get up."

This is only the latest attempt from Arpaio to use hyperbole to get attention. Don't forget the school patrols he hyped after children were massacred in Connecticut, and these previous snippets from an article by the Feathered Bastard from 2010 on the same "Sheriff Joe under siege" subject:

Arpaio told the AP that the last big price on his head was for $5 million.

I don't recall a $5 million fake threat, but I remember a $3 million bogus one. Back in 2007, it was revealed that the MCSO brain trust had spent $500K to investigate a supposed threat to bump off Joe for $3 million.

Guess who the MCSO thought was conspiring against our cracked constable? Get this, pro-immigrant leader Elias Bermudez, the minutemen, and Los Zetas. (Not to be confused with Z'Tejas...)

The whole fantasy was concocted by a paid confidential informant who flunked key portions of his polygraph and then disappeared.

Joe still believes this bull, or pretends to do so. He even put it in his book Joe's Law, which was packed with more prevarications than Satan's noggin'. 

Then, if we hop in the way-back machine to 1999, there was the frame-up of James Saville, whom the MCSO arrested in a "sting" operation staged for local cameras.

The MCSO alleged Saville was going to plant a bomb under Joe's car. Totally false. Saville was eventually acquitted. He sued the county, and settled in 2008 for over $1 million.


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
139 comments
DNichols
DNichols

@ "Arpaio's Butt Monkey"

Because we stand for defenseless Mothers that are being ripped from their Legal Citizen Children  you label us  "Liberals." I guess I am Proud as Hell to be a "Liberal", and an "American"!!!

Because we want to Rid Arizona of a Racist Corrupt Little Tyrant of a Sheriff that knowingly Ignored over Four Hundred, and Fifty cases of Child Abuse/Rape, and ruined Thousands of Human Beings lives includingThousands of Legal Citizen Family units you Label us as "Cop Haters"?!

I Respect our Brave Law Enforcement, I do not respect "Corruption/Tyrants Posing as Law Enforcement."

"Extremist days are Numbered".

DNichols
DNichols

To "Highten Arpaio's Security" the M.C.S.O. should hire Nurses to help this Feeble Little Racist Tyrant walk, making sure he see's changes in sidewalk grades, and steps high enough to clear door mats?!

Who cares about Joe Arpaio?

Arpaio is just a Big "Drama Queen".

Martians are planning to invade Earth to get you Joe?

Suck it up you Little Coward of a Man!

Cozz
Cozz

Fuck Arpaio...

Mike Gray
Mike Gray

Since it appears to be white supremacists doing the killing, I'd say Joe is safe...since he knows them so well.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

no offense against those who have been killed, but, Joe is making this into an all out war against cops. he said people are killing law enforcement officials which in my opinion isnt true. COPS are law enforcement officials. so far it has been a sheriff and a deputy (who are law enforcement officials) and a buearacrat (the head of corrections) and a attorney and his wife. granted its sad they all have been killed, but i still dont see it as an omen that they are bringing a war to Az and to Joe's front door like he does. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

It wouldn't surprise me if there's a press release begging for more money, maybe this time is for buying an ARMORED VAN with a complete "convalescent's room" built in it to transport the DRAMA QUEEN around and also buy an ARMORED SUIT to fit Him in it, that way while in the suit, He is protected and at the same time He can walk straight....if He falls, He's protected too. N-Way, I was wondering if He might've been left partially paralized, therefore the arm on the sling as a disguise. and the reason not to be on the public eye....the funny voice....makes me wonder....'cause if that's the case; He should be rendered "NOT FIT" for office and let go.JUST WONDERING.

gerry_c
gerry_c

If not credible, these threats and concerns about Ole Saggy Balls are certainly predictable.  Each time the old fart's reputation takes a big whack, you can be sure that an assassination plot or similar concern will soon materialize.  Could it be that these vaporous assassins sense that they should attack while he is down and weakened?  

I really don't believe that OSB should be exploiting the deaths of others for his own self promotion.  The only link between him and any of the referenced killings is that he sees opportunity in some form or another to get his name in the news and/or get some silver hairs to gasp in concern. 

 Instead of distracting his valuable shurffing time with vaporous assassins and concerns for his safety, I sincerely wish that America's Toughest Shurf would just do his job and get to the bottom of that birth certificate issue.  What can't the man stay focused on the crime of the century. 

   

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Jaffy, I'd like to meet you at Flex sometime. Let me know if you're gayme for it.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Now who the fuck is Weston Phippen, the publisher of this article. His name makes him sound like an old child molester.  How dare Mr. Phippen publish such garbage as this. Action will be taken against the New Times shortly for all their lies, slander and just plain bullshit.

By the way, have you seen the new web site http://illegalaliens.info

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Why would the drug smugglers want to kill Arpaio.  Chances are they would end up with a more effective Sheriff than he is thereby having to deal with a more efficient group of law enforcement officers.  As long as Arpaio keeps focusing on "illegal immigrants" then less notice of all the drugs being brought in.


David Corpus
David Corpus

Joe should worry. He runs the risk of grabbing someone's gun and shooting himself every day.

Arizona Luke
Arizona Luke

Yup! Those who say differently are obviously not paying attention to what's happening just south of our border.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Joe has nothing to worry about. So far, only lawmen have been targeted, not heads of organized crime families.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

convenient how they leave out the part about how none of those supposed threats were ever credible, and they even fabricated and set one of them up! lol love how they always omit those pesky things called FACTS

Wayne Michael Reich
Wayne Michael Reich

Kathleen; how high are you right now? Because whatever drugs you're doing must make crack look like a cheese danish.

Jim Richards
Jim Richards

yeah...I'd be pretty afraid if I were him..not cuz of this other sheriff, but because of the way he is

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Yes, he should be afraid his head will never come out of his ass. This would be a serious threat.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I've got it. Remember that claim of a $5 million price on Joe's head? Well, we could begin a national call for contributions to raise a minimum of $5 million to bribe Joe to resign. I think he might go for it. You know, trips to Paris and Rome (a audience with the Pope!) might convince him to quit before he keels over from a massive coronary. So, citizens of the world, unite to put Jose Arpayaso out to pasture!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy I'm sure you're saying the same thing about other law enforcement officers that say they just want to protect themselves too, right?

jetdoc1
jetdoc1

@danzigsdaddy Ya think the American public is just SHIT full of cops & Law Enforcement intruding into our lives?  Putting people in PRISON for "Non violent", "VICTIMLESS" crimes.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

(and of course, who didnt see Boo-Boo Babeu jumping up onto the  conspiracy train once Joe started tooting his horn)

Cozz
Cozz

@IdontRecall  

and a trailer behind it to carry all the depends Arpaio goes through.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@gerry_c As Joke hasn't been on TV in the weeks since he "broke his arm", I wonder if he's just trying to figure out how to eat jello, and this statement isn't his, but from his PR department.  Lisa Allen needs a job, regardless of Joke's condition, after all!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan whos is (or really whois) Robert Graham?


Domain Name:ILLEGALALIENS.INFO 

Created On:05-Apr-2013 03:30:35 UTC 

Last Updated On:05-Apr-2013 15:34:01 UTC 

Expiration Date:05-Apr-2014 03:30:35 UTC 

Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com LLC (R171-LRMS) 

Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED 

Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED 

Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED 

Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED 

Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED 

Status:ADDPERIOD 

Registrant ID:CR140486089 

Registrant Name:ROBERT GRAHAM 

Registrant Organization: 

Registrant Street1:2700 W. BASELINE RD. 

Registrant Street2:SUITE 133 PMB178 

Registrant Street3: 

Registrant City:TEMPE 

Registrant State/Province:Arizona 

Registrant Postal Code:85283 

Registrant Country:US 

Registrant Phone:+1.4803977311

robert_graham
robert_graham

@nojailforyou1 Arpaio is ready and so is all other law enforcememnt across the country.  Anybody who even looks funny at law enforcement should get shot.  There is nothing better than a dead drug dealer or maybe in this case simply just an angry Hispanic or liberal.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@shadeaux14 Love your post, so true!!! Not a lawman so no worries, you nailed it!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@eric.nelson745  If he only believed there was enough of an audience to allow him to spend the rest of his life on the speaking circuit, he'd probably be willing to retire.   Instead of raising money, maybe all we need is for people to write to him asking where they can hear him speak.


robert_graham
robert_graham

@WhoKnows @JoeArpaioFan Why do you keep publishing the whois information for my web sites? What difference does it matter?  Did you really think I would have registered it with my home address?

sarum
sarum

@JoeArpaioFan @nojailforyou1 Even the alphabet channels are putting police brutality cases on MSM and you say "Anybody who even looks funny at law enforcement should get shot" ???  Absolute power corrupts absolutely.  No thinking person could ever get behind anything you say when you come out with crap like this.

Idontrecall
Idontrecall

@JoseArpaioFarts, I don't know how in the fuck the DRAMA QUEEN  can be ready, when it seems that He's been rendered "Handicapped"- I almost can picture Him drooling, with Jaffy cleaning Him- and unuseful, as He always has been, and I hope U get shot since UR face looks Hispanic

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JoeArpaioFan @nojailforyou1 Why Jaffy, does mommy know you're using her computer to make veiled threats against Hispanics and Liberals?

You better be careful that a Hispanic or a Liberal doesn't see you as a mentally ill person and take the steps necessary to make you a prohibited possessor.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 Tell us about when the Joker thought the Minutemen put a contract out on him, or when he blew up his neighbor's lawn ornament!


And then tell us about the entrapment of Saville.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @eric.nelson745   Really?  So he's going to be elected again?  Don't think so.  He barely made it last time.  Or is he going to live forever with no health problems?  Ahhh, no ain't gonna happen, sorry!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @eric.nelson745 fist yourself with a rusty spoon fan boi...and dont worry, you will soon be going somewhere..probably jail with your continued death threats

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@valleynative Uh, no.  My perception is that he gets off on the power that he perceives that he has in this position that he won't have if he retired to a life on the speaking circuit.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@WhoKnows @JoeArpaioFan Prison ,I suspect.

Idontrecall
Idontrecall

@jJAFFY, Then U must be NAPOLEON, if U know why.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

@WhoKnows  Don't forget.  He's also the same guy who apparently uses the women's restroom.


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan So, Robert, are you also the head of the AZ GOP, who has the same name?  Or are you the guy that spent time in prison?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@WhoKnows Yes it's my name and phone number so what's your point?  Why does that make me helpless?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan But it is your name and phone number!  Why are you so helpless, Robert?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@valleynative I've thought for a long time that Stephen Lemons calling him flacid was ironic because the power of deciding who goes to jail and who he is going to harass while hinding behind his badge gives him a....well, enough said.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  Maybe, but I've always thought it was really just the publicity, and perhaps the "adoration" of the fools who think he's a good sheriff.

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...