Did Arpaio Ignore Tips About Danny's Car Wash, No. 1 MCSO Memorial-Fund Supporter?

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Maricopa deputies help Danny's Family Car Wash employees wash cars during a 2010 benefit.
Rumors have floated for years that Sheriff Arpaio's office ignored suspicious employment activity at Danny's Family Car Wash while targeting other companies for alleged immigration violations.

One fact fueling the gossip is that the Valley chain, founded by Danny Hendon, is the biggest supporter of the MCSO Memorial Fund, which benefits the families of fallen deputies.

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- Joe Arpaio-Fave Danny's Family Car Wash Raided by ICE (w/Updates)

On Saturday, 13 locations of the car wash and three of an affiliated company, HR Betty, were raided -- not by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, but by federal immigration authorities.

Supervisors at the businesses were among the 14 people arrested, making this raid different than the immigrant roundups Sheriff Arpaio usually conducts under the guise of enforcing Arizona's employer sanctions law.

Amber Cargile, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the news media that a two-year investigation had preceded the raids.

Little information was given prior to Monday's expected court hearings in the case.

But we can tell you that back in March of 2010, a Phoenix New Times commenter invited the feds to look at Danny's Car Wash.

"Former Republican" wrote:


Wonder how Hendershott's friend Danny Hendon is doing these days - with all the creditor lawsuits, etc. Must be okay, because the infamous DENNIS WILINCHIK is representing him on several matters. Just a coincidence I suppose. Wilenchik said in a deposition to the courts that he wasn't a friend of Arpaio and Thomas. My....must be just pure chance that he represents one of Arpaio's biggest butt buddies.Kind of like the coincidence that the county TAX DOLLARS are going to pay for services like auto spas, car washes, LUX AIR SERVICES...all owned by the Danny's Car Wash kingpins turned DEBTORS THAT ARE BEING SUED BY LOTS'O'FOLKS. Doesn't stop them from showing the Sheriff a little love now, does it?Boy, when the Sheriff and County Attorney owe a favor they pay up big time. Danny's Car Wash hasn't been raided yet....and yet we've heard numerous reports that it should have been.Federal Authorities......please examine THIS scenario.

A year later, in August 2011, the same commenter had this to say:


Arpaio racially profiles those who a) haven't donated heavily enough to his campaign and b) those who aren't in his Executive Posse.Case in Point: Danny's Car Wash. Arpaio's good buddy and Posse member has NEVER been raided. But plenty of local family owned car washes have.Arpaio...is it because you've been treated like royalty by the Danny's other restaurant/bar ventures? Is it because your buddy donated pretty heavily to your campaign? What's different about Danny's employees than the car wash down the street? Don't want a media spotlight on your friend? You betcha. Otherwise, the deed would have already been done.


We don't know what kind of evidence the feds have against Danny's, making it tough to speculate and how much the MCSO should have known about the popular company. But who knows -- MCSO's non-involvement could be part of the developing story here.





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Abby Watkins
Abby Watkins

Arpaio is nothing more than a waste of space and air! How he has managed to brain wash so many people and confuse/ convince/ coerce them into voting for him cab only be explained that he is the devil incarnated . Arpaio is living proof that (like animals) with his MANY CHARACTER/ ETHICAL/ HUMAN DEFECTS, his mother sure would have eaten her young.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

Right frank,


How much you want to bet that pendeJoe will receive another "suspicious" package or another phony death threat in the next couple of days?

Look at ME mommy, look at ME.

frank_g_40
frank_g_40

The Joker must be having a fit with one of his financial supporters getting slammed by ICE....what next..........I see some lame publicity stunt coming up soon.........the senile old fart can't stand not being the center of attention.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

It would be so fitting, that when the feds seize all of the "Danny's" properties, they be bull dosed and turned into Day Labor centers.  Danny will never see it though, as it looks like he'll be getting a long prison term!  And too many sidewalks involved for Arpaio to even come close to the centers!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

So, as a chunk of the money in the MCSO Memorial Fund was there due to Danny's washing cars with illegal laborers, will MCSO do what's right and turn that money over to ICE or the feds?  It's an ILLEGAL gain after all!

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Yeah Marco I was thinking the same thing as I read this. The fact is, Danny's got raided, and arguably the right way (Feds). I think the question Valley Fever posted is a fair one, but really, can we blame Arpaio when the Feds actually do the raid instead of MCSO?

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@robert_graham 

We all understand that there would be no undocumented workers if they were not hired in the first place. No jobs, no immigration problem. Target the employers, they'll stop hiring.

So, JoeArpaioFan, forget for the moment that Danny is a major contributor and fundraiser for Sheriff Arpaio, what do you have to say about this?

"By contrast [to raids conducted by ICE], the workplace raids by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office have led to several hundred employees who are living in the U.S. illegally being arrested on criminal ID theft charges under a state law that aims to crack down on illegal hiring. The sheriff's office says it tries to build cases against employers, but only two businesses have had their business licenses suspended since the law took effect in 2008." 

http://www.krmg.com/news/ap/automotive/charges-in-car-wash-raid-expected-to-be-unsealed/nZSHC/

"Since 2008, there have been 73 such raids, with over 500 workers arrested. Only three employers have been sanctioned"   Amazing!  Arpaio has managed to bring some action against the employers in... wait for it... 4.1% of his raids!!!

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/07/as-feds-slow-deportations-arpaio-continues-ariz-raids.php 

It is estimated that 400,000 undocumented immigrants live in Arizona, so Arpaio, with all his TV appearances and raids has managed to arrest.... wait for it... 1/8 of 1%... or 0.0125%

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2013/02/map_illegal_immigrant_population_by_state.html

Makes your hero look pretty pathetic, doesn't it?   Want to know what makes Arpaio look even more Pathetic?

Where it really matters -- getting felons off the streets for the safety of the residents of Maricopa County -- Arpaio's has an absolutely dismal Felony Clearance Rate of 15% -- with an amazing 85% cleared by exception!  Your hero is PATHETIC!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maricopa_County_Sheriff%27s_Office_controversies

@robert_graham

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

none of the above

Arpaio/MCSO knew and they were the ones who tipped off Danny's when there was going to be a state or county level action in the past.

Arpaio knows everything the Feds know since he is one of the parties involved directly and didn't do anything about it, which is why the Feds came in and did this, specifically not asking for ANY help from local Arizona county and state involvement, since they knew if they told MCSO, Dannies would be tipped off, by MCSO.


Onthetake
Onthetake

Organized Crime/Racketeering?!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

I'm interested in knowing what "facts" support that Hendon is the #1 contributor to the Memorial Fund.  Can you help me with that Mr Stern?

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows The MCSO Memorial Fund is a 501c3.  It is a private non-profit that organization that raises money for fallen officers in the State of Arizona.  It is similar to the 100 Club of Arizona with the exception that ALL money donated through the Memorial Fund to the Families of the Fallen Officers is given directly to the family.  They operate with no overhead.  The MCSO can't take money from the Memorial Fund and give it to anyone, including the Feds.

Any money that has been raised at the Danny's Family Car Wash locations has been given to the respective families of the Fallen Officers for whom the events were created.  The last families to receive funding from car washes would have been Deputy Coleman's family or Officer Brad Jones family.   

I think it's a stretch to argue that a charity car wash where ALL proceeds are donated equates to illegal gain.  I am interested in hearing intelligent conversation that supports such a claim.  Perhaps someone can jump in and help whoKnows out and provide the "intelligent" portion of the conversation.

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

Certainly gets top billing on the funds web site... Everyone else is in 8 point while Danny's logo is splashed on several pages.... What do you think that means? I know what it implies.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows So if  you die in service to the Joker, you'll be happy if your family gets money earned on the backs of illegals.


Got it!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Mr. Stern,

In deciphering your "like" I guess you don't have evidence supporting your claim Hendon is the "#1 supporter" of the Sheriff's Memorial Fund.

That's too bad.  Sensationalism wins over Integrity once again.


yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows I understand that the locations for the Memorial Fund Raising Car Washes are at Danny's Family.  

I also know there are other heavy hitters who contribute money, time and facilities of their own for Memorial Fund Events.  Is the title of this blog and the assumption that Hendon is the #1 contributor to the Memorial Fund solely because the car washes occur at his locations (as you are attempting to argue) or is there something specific and legitimate that Stern is quoting that shows Hendon is the leading contributor?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

For example, under "about".  It doesn't seem to mention that your car will be washed by illegals, however...

"How YOU can Help

You can help anytime by clicking any of the Donate/ Sponsor links throughout the site. You can also participate by going to the chosen Danny's Family Carwash, which Danny Hendon and his family generously provide any time there has been a need to raise funds for a fallen officer. During these carwash events, the Hendon Family offer a given carwash location, all of the staff and all proceeds given toward the fallen officer. No monies are kept by the carwash for any overhead or expenses. Our utmost thanks to Danny Hendon & Family."

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucksStern makes the statement, calling it fact.  I'm asking him to provide the evidence supporting the "factual" comment.  I believe Stern is a man of integrity and has the evidence to support the statement.  I'm interested in knowing what it is.  


I doubt seriously that arpaio has any idea who is the biggest contributor to the Memorial Fund as it has nothing to do with his (arpaio's) political contributions funds.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@Bnbk @yourproductsucksWhere is this life insurance issue coming from? Are you assuming, like Marcy, that I don't?

I don't have a problem with sharing public information.  I have a problem with the smear attempts made against a worthy cause.  Your statements seemed to coincide with Marcy's, forgive me if I misread your intent.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@Bnbk @yourproductsucks *** we do = our family,don't know about Marcy's..........BTW,anyone can donate on the Officer Down website.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@yourproductsucks @Bnbk There is no need for us to express our feelings in public,the creators of the Officer Down website have already laid the facts out there for everyone to see. Why do you have a problem with the public knowing the facts about law enforcement survivor benefits ? I did not state one way or another if I thought the benefits were sufficient,I simply posted the website so other people could judge for themselves......BTW ,save your preaching for some one who doesn't have law enforcement officers in the family or hot shots for that matter,because we do.....All the first responders I know do purchase life insurance.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@Bnbk You and Marcy should get out there and express your feelings in public.  Coincidentally there are 19 families currently receiving donations in Prescott from various organizations...how dare those families beg for donations! Right? 

I can't think of even one family that has begged for assistance from anyone after losing their law enforcement / firefighter father...Can you Marcy?  Please share the info

Bnbk
Bnbk

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows Here are the facts about survivor benefits for families of fallen officers in the state of Arizona. People can decide for themselves if the benefits are sufficient,interesting which organizations contribute funds to these families..........http://www.odmp.org/benefits/state/arizona

marcy
marcy

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows  

I would be eternally grateful if you purchased life insurance to protect your family in the event of your death instead of having your family begging for handouts.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows If I die while in the service of my fellow man, I would be eternally grateful to those who open their hearts and pocket books to assist my family, regardless of the status of the one providing the service to my family.  

The Memorial Fund has done profound good to numerous families.  Danny's Family Car Wash has been a gracious Host to some of these fund raising events.  I'll bet if you ask those who participate in these events, the great majority  (if not all) of them are proud of their involvement.  

Losing yourself in the service of others always provides positive consequences. 

It's a curious angle you are taking on this.  I wonder how many agree with your attempts to mar a purely positive organization due to the indiscretions of one or two participating members..

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows Wow.  You are NOW a proven Joe Ho!   What a nut you are!  May your family never know getting MCSO memorial funds earned by illegals!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows


So, you pull.ed that 30th percentile  out of your ass YPS?  Or do YOU have proof?  Ray wants to know!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucks Being in the 30 percentile is not nearly the same as being #1...

How would I have known that Danny's hired Illegals prior to Saturday?  Care to elaborate?  

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucks Being in the top 50 amongst a group that is about 150 deep isn't that impressive nor does it warrant the title of being #1 as Ray Stern has asserted.

I know, I know...you don't care about truth or facts when they don't support  your lil view of the world.    

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks YPS.  Let's say Danny's was just in the top 50 of donors to the fund. (so you won't keep letting your panties get into a wad!)  You KNOW they were using illegals to wash cars on those special events to honor the fallen MCSO folks, right?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks I guess you can't investigate anything even with both hands and a flashlight, and then often fail!  You fit right in with MCSO!


You do love to attack the messenger.  In this case Ray!

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

If its a 501c3 then the proved info on sources of funding, don't they?

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

A couple weeks ago Arpaio handed over a $40,000 check and credited Danny's

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks Never said that MCSOgot fund from the menorial fund.  It's clear than the fallen MCSO folks do however, on the backs of illegals!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks How happy would YOUR family be if they got money from the MCSO Memorial-Fund knowing that even one dime of it came from Danny's ILLEGALY hiring illegals?


Be honest, and not a just an MCSO sycopath!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows 


You claim to be MCSO, YPS.  Act like a REAL cop and tell us who the #1 doner to the fund is, as you refuse to accept real info from others.  WHO IS #1 if NOT Danny's!  Balls in your court, little one!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks So, MCSO should honor funds raised for fallen MCSO folks with money earned by illegals.  Got it YPS.  That's the way you roll!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucks MCSO does not receive funds from the MCSO Memorial Fund. 

But if you insist, call any of the family members of the fallen officers who have received donations from the Memorial Fund and demand they return the money...

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucks I am very well aware of the information on the website.  Being the most advertised contributor is not necessarily synonymous with being the #1 contributor.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows Neat.

None of what you provided says that Hendon is the #1 contributor of the Memorial Fund.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows Stern made the claim.  I'm simply asking if he has evidence supporting it.  Most writers corroborate prior to asserting something as factual.  

I already know the answer.  I am challenging Stern to do the same.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows If you go to the website I posted, contact them and ASK if you don't trust Ray.  Or look at who is on the board, and ask them in person!

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