Breitbart (Falsely) Claims Joe Arpaio Did Nothing but Help Solve Sex-Crimes Cases

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Breitbart.com, founded by the late Andrew Breitbart, made an unsurprising move this morning by publishing an article about the recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, effectively soliciting donations for the pro-Joe forces.

What is surprising, however, is writer Warner Todd Huston's revisionist explanation of Arpaio's sex-crimes debacle. Actually, it's more gross than it is surprising.

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Here's what Huston wrote about the sex crimes:

"Take, for instance, the left's claims that Arpaio's offices have failed to investigate sex crimes in El Mirage, a town in the Sheriff's county. Some years ago, the town lost funding for its own police department and Arpaio took over policing the area. When Arpaio's office got there, they found that some 400 cases of sexual assaults had gone un-investigated. A few years after Arpaio took over, the Maricopa Board of Supervisors announced that only 7 cases had still been un-investigated. Regardless of this fact, the left has continued to claim that 400 sex crimes have gone un-investigated in El Mirage and they blame Arpaio.

For starters, it ain't "the left" that's saying hundreds of sex crimes weren't properly investigated. MCSO officials have admitted this. Gee, there's a whole internal-affairs report dedicated to the debacle. It wasn't orchestrated by "the left."

Another big piece of misinformation from Breitbart is this: "When Arpaio's office got there they found that some 400 cases of sexual assaults had gone un-investigated." In fact, El Mirage contracted the Sheriff's Office between 2005 and October 2007, and the 432 reopened sex-crime cases were reported to the MCSO during this time. You can read about some of those cases in Ray Stern's 2012 story on the subject.

Perhaps the worst from Breitbart is: "A few years after Arpaio took over, the Maricopa Board of Supervisors announced that only 7 cases had still been un-investigated."

Huston is implying that Arpaio's office investigated 400 sex crimes that El Mirage police ignored, which is grossly false.

Arpaio's chief deputy Jerry Sheridan stressed last year that 15 cases went completely uninvestigated.

The rest weren't un-investigated, they just weren't, um, investigated. Numerous shortcomings in the sex-crime investigations that make up the other 400 or so mean they were bungled, botched, or not completed, not totally uninvestigated.

Breitbart's version of events is totally perverted.

There are numerous other liberties taken with the truth, not related to sex crimes, but then again, it's essentially a campaign ad for Arpaio, presented as news.

Of course, when the Breitbart article talks about how much money a recall election would "coast" the taxpayers, there's no mention of taxpayer coin paid out thanks to Arpaio's doing.

It claims the recall effort has "millions," and is paying people to circulate petitions, although the recall campaign semi-recently announced that it was running low on funds and wasn't paying a firm anymore to circulate petitions.

The article has a big link to SaveSheriffJoe.org, where you can give money to Arpaio- and Russell Pearce-apologist Ron Ludders, so that should clear up any further questions on the intent.


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Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

Breitbart.com is a Right Wing blog, so who gives a crap what they say?

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Bahahahahaha!  Still trying to pull the old "Sheriff Joe sex crimes" magic trick out of the hat are you?   Old News!  Didn't go anywhere before....not going anywhere now.   Move along folks, there's no story here.  Just a bunch of nobodys bitching about something they can't change!  hahahaha

robert_graham
robert_graham

Did you know that Respect Arizona is broke?  Yes they are and no money means no recall.  But I am wondering why does their campaign finance report report $0?  That won't look good in their audit.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

" Where in the world is the Clown Sheriff?"


In hiding I guess, as his puss hasn't been on TV since he "broke his arm" well over a month ago!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

Breitbart has "Jumped the Shark" with this one - I wouldn't even touch their so-called "news" with a ten-foot pole now!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Breitbart's claims are correct.  Eat Shit Matthew Hendley.

Cozz
Cozz

Typical Arpaio supporter, the truth makes Arpaio look like the incompetent criminal he is, so lets lie and figure the idiots will believe it.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

"IF there are any victims"..

Seems one victim was the brain of Warner Todd Huston.  It packed up and moved out of state, leaving no forwarding address.


How do clowns like Warner Todd Huston sleep at night?  He's NOTHING but a whore.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

Has anything from that site ever put up anything that was true?

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

Breitbart's timely death has apparently not stopped his lying and prevarication. Who'd a thunk it?

princessavenger
princessavenger

@TeaPublican Not sure what kind of person refers to the botched investigation of ~400 sex crimes as a "magic trick out of the hat."  
It shouldn't take magic to properly investigate sex crimes, especially as well over half go unreported.  Most robberies are reported; most sex crimes aren't.  Should make the sheriff's job pretty easy.  
If, you know, the sheriff's office was actually DOING its job: solving crimes.  

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican ps wheres joe? seems Americans weakest sheriff can be taken down by a crack in the sidewalk! lol.."not so tough now are ya" hahaha

i hope he recovers soon from his, um "fall" (aka stroke)...id hate for him to miss the recall election hes facing..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican good to know you support the Jerry Sandusky's of the world..you truly are sick and disturbed..guess you forget that it was THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE that brought this all to light from the beginning..lol idiot

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@JoeArpaioFan is yer hymen broke? arpiao got lucky with you.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lmao funny you mention that word, audit...why dont you ask your hero joe why MCSO hasnt done one in 17 years, and where all the jail commissary and pink underwear money go....thanks for playing dumbshit, you lose again...lol

robert_graham
robert_graham

@WhoKnows As a matter of fact, Sheriff Joe is planning the next workplace enforcement raid as I type this. The next one is gonna be bigger than all previous ones. I hope that when it goes down, one of the suspects gives deputies a good reason to shoot them.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

@ExpertShot  When has Breitbart ever posted a factual blog?  Remember Friends of Hamas? Shirley Sherrod?  The list is seemingly endless. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan come out from behind the shadows coward

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LMAO you can eat shit..and watch the press conference where the Goldwater Institute brought the whole botched sex crimes issue to the public! Also there is one of the victims who speaks of how MCSO dismissed her and though they had the suspect, they instead blamed her for being raped. Once again fan boi shows he is NOT about supporting the law, but supporting joe arpaio instead...clearly there is a distinct difference. 

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@JoeArpaioFan Now THAT'S ironic. A shit-talking keyboard commando such as yourself telling anyone to eat shit. I'm still waiting for you to come down here to the border and show me what a bad dude you really are. I suppose I'll be waiting for a long time. If you are gullible enough to believe anything excreted on the Breitbart website, I would be happy to sell you a bridge over the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. But first you would have to quit your Burger King job and make some real money.That ain't gonna happen either. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  if its true then why is Joe admitting his agency screwed up those cases? why are his own officers also admitting they screwed up those cases?  are you saying that his craving to be on the news overrides his desire to do his job so he claims to be responsible for things no matter what they are? Joe is the one who held the press conference to discuss them when it first broke. if he is claiming to be the agency responsible for screw ups like that....well then he is proving he is unfit to do his job

princessavenger
princessavenger

@JoeArpaioFan @WhoKnows 
Because catching illegal workers is more important than solving violent crime like sex assaults (including against children)?
As a woman who knows 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted at some point, and as a mom, I'm more concerned about hundred(s) of rapists walking around because crimes weren't solved, than a bunch of illegal dish washers and lawn workers.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @WhoKnows you know, if we find out you work for MCSO and are doing this on county time, you are in deep shit with the law right? 

DNichols
DNichols

@ Arpaio's Butt Monkey:

Why would Arpaio's Goon Deputies want to shoot people in Public risking bieng caught on camera  doing wrong?!

They can simply take them to the privacy Arpaio's Jails, then  six brave Goons can beat them, restrain them in Chairs, then gag them by stuffing wet towels down their throat to stop them from begging for their lives while all six Goons Tase them over, and over until they finnally die for them?!

Remember Scott Norberg?

Arpaio's Reign of Terror on Arizona must end!

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@JoeArpaioFan you swallow liberal amounts of goat cum, go suck and fuck your dad. lying asshole.

princessavenger
princessavenger

@JoeArpaioFan @ExpertShot 

There's liberal media & conservative media.  I think we all watch news that leans the way we do, politically.
AT least Fox & MSNBC attempt to claim they're unbiased (in their 'news' not in the talk shows).  
Breitbart on the other hand...is not news.  It's 'entertainment,' just as Rush Limbaugh calls his show.  

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @ExpertShot lol like the fox reporter who picked a fight with some union guys, got his ass whipped, and tried to claim they started it even though video shows he did? LMAO Akre vs Fox News is a case i think you might like also, where they essentially won the right in court to lie their asses off..but your dumb ass still thinks they dont...just like your use of the word oxymoron thinking its a derogatory term...LMAO, a coward and a dunce all in one package! 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@mikefrombisbee little Jaffy is the one who ran claims that he would be posting peoples personal info.......he was shit talking then and he's shit talking now

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@JoeArpaioFan @MandyMountain The New Times is where everyone goes to read the real dirt. Even you, apparently, are impressed enough to spend a lot of time futilely trying to rebut the content here.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 no, no death threats? LOL care to have me and a few others post them..i know me and one other guy have them saved so once we find out who you are we can forward them to the police so you get to be a guest in your heros jail...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 LMAO no, you hide behind numerous fake names, issue death threats, and then cower under a rock...as i said, come out from behind the shadows if you are so tough and quit acting like a little bia ...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@mikefrombisbee @JoeArpaioFan lol mike, he will just say he'll come down and wont show...like the true coward he is

princessavenger
princessavenger

Yes, most liberals do recognize when 'our side' screws up.  Y'all are pretty good at pointing it out & yelling about it.  We prefer to try and fix the problem.  At least I do. 

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