Joe Arpaio's Going After the ASU Party Scene This Weekend

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Attendees of last week's ASU football game against Sacramento State.


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's going after the party scene at Arizona State University this weekend.

Well, the old man himself won't be out there scribbling minor-in-consumption tickets to the youngsters and telling them what life was like during the Civil War, but his staff warns of a "major crime suppression op[eration]" this weekend.

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Arpaio will probably be tucked in by 8:30 p.m., and miss all the action.

After a Tempe Police Department alcohol task force made 1,367 arrests in three weekends, though, it looks like police aren't done targeting the youngsters and their drinking. The "Safe and Sober" task force that led to those arrests was only scheduled to last for those three weekends, but -- surprise, surprise -- everyone didn't start staying at home and studying economics textbooks on Friday and Saturday nights.

The beating of a student in an elevator at an off-campus apartment complex surely was a factor as well in the cops' continued interest as well.

Neither Tempe police nor the Sheriff's Office has released any additional details on the operation, though.

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fred14nx05y
fred14nx05y

Anything that stops these stupid kids from getting drunk and killing respectable families is fine with me.

sadavis6
sadavis6

lol Tempe cops are completely incapable of solving any real crimes, that's why they are trying to turn all of the attention to this 

Eric Flores
Eric Flores

maybe they need to ban alcohol from all college campuses and related agencies. ie: frats and sororities. Then make any alcohol/drug related offenses grounds for immediate expulsion from our state schools and community colleges.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Where's sad little Robert to tell us he knew this raid was happening?

Robert, where are you?

Seems to me he's busy scrubbing toilets at BK. Oh well. Looks like Robert's gonna sit on the sidelines for this latest round of MCSO/MCSO shurf bullshit.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

If Tom Ryff wasn't such a crappy police chief, www.tempepolicecloset.com, maybe Tempe could be a better community. If Tom Ryff, www.tempepolicecloset.com had a clue about integrity and honor then maybe he might not have to ask such a derelict sheriff, Arpaio, to help him out. They are two of a kind though. They live by the same code...take revenge on those who oppose you. 

Thanks for the "hazard" status, Tom Ryff. I guess that was something you would never think I would find out about. You are a piece of garbage just like Arpaio. 

You can all also thanks the Tempe Mayor, Council and City Manager for this violent crime problem the City of Tempe has. Let's not forget to thank Hugh Hallman and all he has done for Tom Ryff in the past to make sure he continued to be police chief. Police chief in the smallest city in the East Valley but yet with the highest violent crime rate. 

@tempepoliceclst 

robert_graham
robert_graham

How about talking about the real truth instead of lies and distortions. Arpaio simply wants to get the message across that drinking and driving does not mix. Anything wrong with that?

David Gelb
David Gelb

All the foreign students better stay indoors, they are sure to get busted.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Probably he's invited by his image in D mirror...I doubt that any LEA would want 2 B associated with that RACIST POS. What's happening here, is that D OLD FUCK can't see other LEAs taking credit 4 something they've achieved, thus, he's 2 "bully" his way in, claiming that he's invited 2 participate; all this done with a twofold purpose in mind: 4 his fucking greazy face to appear on D "News" as the "crime suppression operation" is in progress, thus, making it appear that he is in command,- keep in mind that that's what he does D best-.....and show Judge Snow that "he is no longer racially profiling and out of the immigration business", but now he is cooperating with another LEAs that have asked 4 his participation 2 help in enforcing other laws, that in order 2 B executed "by D book", his 50 years in Law Enforcement R required, that,  along with when he was kidnapped, make him a though son of a bitch, ergo, the "thoughest shurf in America",  and D ideal candidate 2 help.

Jason W. Ground
Jason W. Ground

Sheriff Joe has gone too far... Bullying poor, defenseless minorities is one thing but rich, privileged white junior college students? THIS CANNOT STAND!!!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

THANK THE LORD FOR A SHERIFF JOE EVERY COUNTY IN AMERICA NEEDS A SHERIFF JOE TO DO GOOD AND MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER. ONE DAY YALL WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE CLOSER WE ALL GET TO CHRIST THE BETTER OF WE'LL ALL BE.  GOD BLESS.

Romans 13:1 

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 

Jim La Rose
Jim La Rose

These illegal immigrants need to stop their underage drinking!

Tim Fitchner
Tim Fitchner

Is that what this country is all about?Party party party!No one gives a fuck about education?No one cares about all the deaths drunk driving causes?I hope you all get a d.u.i. this weekend.

Tim Fitchner
Tim Fitchner

Drunk driving is drunk driving.Can't say I blame the guy.

azweasel
azweasel

Wow, what would the Mentally Challenged Sheriff's Office do if there were no drunks or dishwashers.

ericaknix21
ericaknix21

good! Lol seriously why cant everyone just get drunk and get along!!Fucking idiots let them get in trouble!!!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Please, Mr. Hendley, don't make this a bigger media event for the Wrinkled Winkle. MCSO was asked by TEMPE P.D. for manpower assistance, simply because of the large number of potential violations.

Please don't feed the fire of this stupid elderly elected official.

Krista Peterson
Krista Peterson

Why else do potential students choose ASU? Great weather(mostly) and PARTAY!

Hock
Hock

Disappointing that Tempe PD asked for the SOs help.  They know how, they have Mill...and if you really need "expertise" ask Scottsdale or Glendale who deal with lots of crowd problems.  Cops are cops everywhere in the state, does have to be a sheriff deputy.

Scott Toney
Scott Toney

why dont him and Obama get together and both can go get screwed

Brad Wayne
Brad Wayne

I'm not sure why this is being viewed as a bad thing.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Anyone wanna bet that the hateful old man is doing this because Judge Snow just ordered a monitor shoved up the Old Fool's fat, flaccid, doughnut-eating ass?

And anyone wanna bet that the DOJ will shove a monitor of their own up the old man's ass?

Randy Martin
Randy Martin

most of this comes from the fact that there arent frat houses on asu anymore, which is leading to insane activity. beatings, fires, etc. these fuckers need to get under control. its only a matter of time before someone dies if they dont. P.S. Fuck Arpaio.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Cool, maybe some bros will be deported accidentally. Almost sounds like a movie....with Pauly Shore and Keanu Reeves?

Heather Ferris
Heather Ferris

College students partying are at least nearly guaranteed to do something illegal.

cdemocks
cdemocks

@Eric Flores Alcohol is already banned from college campuses (ASU is a 'dry campus'), and there are no fraternity or sorority houses in Tempe to 'ban' alcohol from. Greek organizations are not the only portion of the student body that consumes alcohol, and actually make up a small percentage of ASU's population. Therefore if they expelled each and every student who was guilty of consuming alcohol, ASU would be out of business. 

sadavis6
sadavis6

@Eric Flores you clearly never went to college lol


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham Seems the Joker needs to sit down and talk to Gin Soaked Jan then!

theinsanity
theinsanity

@IdontRecall if you used English, maybe then people would listen to you. after painstakingly attempting to decipher your paragraph, i came to the assumption that you are probably someone who strongly dislikes rules. Sheriff Joe is only enforcing what has already been established in arizona for years... He has cleaned up a major portion of the crime here in arizona, as well as found ways to help "non-violent" inmates better serve out their sentencing. He is a"very" tough person due to the fact there are enough people who would rather break laws in the name of progress, instead of going through the correct channels. We all know that the legal drinking age is 21. we all know that minor who consume excess alcohol end up doing stupid things, or on the flip side, end up getting hurt.  Drinking is illegal for minors, if you want to risk your better part of life by breaking rules, deal with the consequences.  Not become out raged when person who is hear to protect us, does his job.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

So when you disrespect Obama, you disrespect God? Is that what you're saying?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, FUCKING TOOTHLESS HILLBILY, U NEED 2 STOP DRINKING D OL' LADY PERFUMES WHEN U RUN OUT OF D RUBBING ALCOHOL, THAT ALONG WITH UR MEDS 4 PARANOIA AND THE OLD FUCK 'S BALLS JUICES R MAKING U SPEAK 2 GOD. NOW, IMAGINE A POS JOKE SHURF ON EVERY COUNTY...THIS COUNTRY WOULD B A FOURTH WORLD COUNTRY!!! U BEIGN A REDNECK, WHAT U CARE, SINCE U R USED 2 LIVE IN UR PIGSTY, WITH UR GOATS IN UR BED......GO PREACH 2 YALL HILLBILLIES AND D OLD FART.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@HILLFOLKREDNECK My.............My....Have you been sniffing joes farts again?  Hey asshole............. joker joe is NOT from God and neither are you . Fuck you and fuck the joKKKer,Fucking losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@azweasel Low hanging fruit.... that's what it's all about.... Anything that is easy and will get the elderly elected official a few seconds of fame...

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

@TommyCollins I don't mind the story. Tom Ryff and Joe Arpaio are the same kind of people. They go after those who speak out against them.

Ask the police chief about "hazard" statuses he places on people who speak out against him. 

Two of a kind. 

One inept jackass asking another inept jackass for help.  Sounds about right...

sadavis6
sadavis6

@Randy Martin actually that has nothing to do with it... this stuff was going on before. research more than what the media tells you 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Arpaio is a lying, self-serving, whore politician. You should ask yourself why Danny's Car Wash has not been investigated by MCSO. Nearly 1000 undocumented people working for one of Arpaio's bigest supporters. Obvious corruption and you schmucks lap it up. You prove P T Barnum was right.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@theinsanity @IdontRecall So why did the Joker fail to investigate 400+ sex crimes in El Mirage?  Why did he and MCSO ILLEGALLY spend $100 MILLION of dedicated jail funds?  Why did MCSO lose their 287(g) after failing to follow policies?  Care to tell us about the Joker losing in his racial profiling law suit?  Care to tell us about his witch hunts against County officials, which resulted in the disbarment of his butt buddy Thomas, and will result in multi-million dollar payouts?  Then there is Hendershott, Fox and Black.


Should I go on?

theinsanity
theinsanity

@phxmusicman64 @HILLFOLKREDNECK Phxman, why do you have to talk like that? this man wants to exress himself and what do you do? act like an ass because someone doesnt agree with you? what are you? an illegal who thinks this man is evil trying to kick you out of a country that you snuck into? or a mary J smoker that goes in up roar when people think smoking and ILLEGAL substance is wrong? maybe even a stubborn minded individual who would rather beat down and slander instead of listening in compromise? i bet you are a democrat? and you probably believe that you are a man (or woman) that cares for the people. well buddy, with words like that, your jsut another ass hole that cant stand when people have their own opinions that dont line up with a child like you

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Danny's is still in business. Arpaio DOES NOT ENFORCE ALL LAWS!!!

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@theinsanity Why do I have to talk like that ? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....I am none of the things you say I probably am( DEMOCRAT MJ SMOKER, ILLEGAL .You mister big shit can go back to the country YOU SNUCK out of  BUTT-WIPE !!! ACT LIKE AN ASS  I'll leave that up to you mister HIGH AND MIGHTY  defender of the CONVICTED RACIST  You wanna ride with him? ............FUCK YOU TOO..ASSHOLE!!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@theinsanity, can u type faster?, U R 2 SSSLLLLOOOWWWW, (if U know what I mean)

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