Should Any Latino Organization Invite the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to Its Events?

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release last week condemning a Latina organization for not allowing the Sheriff's Office to run a booth at the organization's upcoming convention.

Arpaio -- whose office engaged in the racial profiling of Latinos, according to a federal judge's ruling -- seemed to have a hard time understanding why the Hispanic Women's Corporation would rather not have the MCSO at its convention.

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-Arpaio Can't Imagine Why Hispanic Group Doesn't Want Sheriff's Office at Their Event

Arpaio's interpretation of Hispanic outreach -- which will likely be ordered by that federal judge in Arpaio's racial-profiling case -- apparently means blasting this Hispanic organization and equating it to the National Council La Raza, and blasting La Raza, too.

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"Many Latina officers had volunteered to be part of the effort, so, the rejection by the HWC hits greatly upon the Hispanic women in the Sheriff's Office," Arpaio's press release says.

Arpaio doesn't seem to understand that a continued pattern of racial profiling, such as the one proven in the Melendres civil-rights case, brings consequences.

Here's our question this morning: Should any Latino organization allow the Sheriff's Office to participate in its events?

Cast your vote below:


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123 comments
Nichelle Reagan
Nichelle Reagan

bleep bleep bleep please 4 real is this a joke r u serious J

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

no, he has damaged the respect of the Mexican people, the rest of us just don't like him. I think he is too old for any say in anything anymore, pass the torch for the public's safety!

Shawn Sarg
Shawn Sarg

If your not doing anything wrong, why not.

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

No. Macayo's gave him the boot, too.

FryHim
FryHim

The Cartels from Sinaloa are having a Puto Fry.  They'd love to have him at their event.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

IMO, any Organization or Group that wouldn't like 2 b protrayed as CORRUPT OR RACIST OR BOTH, furthermore, called CLASSLESS, should keep away from that  CLOWN SHURF & who & what he represents. PERIOD. Another reason 4 keeping him away, is 4 d simple fact that he wouldn't b approaching that group or organizationg because he wants 2 "heal" d relationship ,specially with LATINO ORGANIZATIONS, that fact would b that all he wants is free publicity at d expense of that group or org. MAKE NO MISTAKE.                                       

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Jacqueline, I totally get that. My point is that there's a lot of hate out there, and any opportunity for conversation is a good thing. When people stop talking, bad things happen. But certainly, if these folks dont want MCSO at their event, thats their call and reasonable minded people will understand it.

David Tomasi
David Tomasi

Only if he is presenting his resignation letter.

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio is "Classlessly" his Bravest against Latina's?!!

What a "Man"?!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

should they?? in some cases, yes they should, WHEN THEY ARE READY TO.  MCSO has a very bad name in the hispanic community that does need to be mended, but Joe throwing a hissy fit because someone wasnt ready for that step just yet is not repairing relations. if they want to invite him, they will, if they arent ready or dont feel the time is right..............thats their choice, they are  the ones who feel threatened and are the ones that have to feel comfortable enough to invite him. Joe says he wants to improve relations, but trying to force them into accepting him is NOT improving relations. only a idiot would think that getting on TV or in the news and accusing them of being influenced by La Raza (whether or not it is true) is mending relations

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

A hispanic organization led by a woman who considers herself latina is barring a sheriff who deports illegal mexicans....hmmm.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

One question--why wasn't "Hell,no," one of the choices?

Teresa Wyatt
Teresa Wyatt

If you want to make your Organization look like it's doing bad or wrong things.

Dania Blanco
Dania Blanco

an organization no matter what its origin has the right to invite whom ever they choose. Just like I invite who i choose in to my home.

Jacqueline Aragon
Jacqueline Aragon

@ Steve tell that to the Deported. Or is it no voice without a green card ?

Jacqueline Aragon
Jacqueline Aragon

No! it hurts the message we send him, by not allowing his booth. He has a soap-box aka = media. Let him use that to air his hate on his own time and dime!

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio loves to yell at and attack HIspanic Women.

This makes Arpaio feel like a Brave Sheriff?!

Really M.C.S.O. you worthless Bigots can find nothing better to do like perhaps your jobs?!

There are many Womens Groups that do activities in Maricopa County yet Arpaio has singled out this Latina Group?

Sure seems Racist to only attack them.

The convicted Racist Arpaio seems to have Racially Profiled this particular Latino Group of Women?!

You sure are lucky that Guadalupe Town Mayor Miss Himenez didn't Bitch Slap your nasty Racist little face when you yelled at her infront of T.V. Cameras' at your staged Media Whore event in Guadalupe, right Chicken shit Joe.!

Keep acting "Tough" against Women Arpaio, it makes you so Tough.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

88.1% NO! Ouch. Joe has no clue why nobody likes him or his department, with the exception of geezers in Sun City and wingnuts in general. He needs to hire a top PR agency. "Coming soon, a new and improved MCSO!"

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

the whole point is to try to smooth over the rift between MCSO and the hispanic community and all of the general public, Joe just wont let things heal, he is trying to force things and that is not how you try to get along. by trying to force things he is causing a bigger rift and more resentment. i think the HWC took the high road by not holding a press conference after returning the check, Joe should have followed their example and just let it slide, but his ego overrode common sense and he turned it into a big pity party for Joe. he is cutting his own throat

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Marco Cruz, what shurf?....u mean d wanna-b shurf, aka MEDIA WHORE that walks around bitching all d time...well, she already barred him, and if she considers herself latina, more power 2 her, & as far as I'm concerned all the UNDOCUMENTED MEXICANS that he arrests, they r all out there & now with a work permit, not deported...... so much 4 all d circus and not 2 mention, all d taxpayer's money wasted..see marco, there's nothing to..."hmmmm"

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Dania Blanco  

Of course you have that right.  You can be a small as you choose.  Or you can take steps toward reconciliation.   It's completely up to you. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Dania Blanco  simple, yet elegantly stated

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Jaqueline Aragon, ur comment is good, brief and with substance. RIGHT ON.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DNichols   Wow D, that was a bit  venomous.  Have you considered anger therapy?  

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker @robert_graham Joe's nightstick? Hah! How about dried-up old dog turd? New subject: If Jaffy is, as some believe, a mere burger flipper, how in hell can he afford to register 300 domain nanes?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative  wounds take time to heal, Joe isnt giving them the time to heal that they want

DNichols
DNichols

@fishingblues:

Wow your hero Arpaio Yells at Women on Public T.V. yet you think I should consider anger manegement?!

You seem a bit Bass-ackwards.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @danzigsdaddy

"It's not as if he's asking them to vote for him.  He's asking them to allow a group of his Latina employees to talk to them."

It does not matter what he is asking, it's not up to him. All he should be doing is respecting their wishes and giving them time to heal from the damage he has caused.

As @danzigsdaddy points out, they did not come back at him in any way, they were adults and silently, respectfully returned the money. 

Joe is doing his typical 200 pound gorilla scene, insisting that everyone should operate on HIS schedule and HIS timetable and according to HIS opinions and making a scene stomping his feet with this press release.

There is no other reasonable way to see this, period.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative THANK YOU!!!!!! and that is what so many of his supporters dont get!!!!! (and yes, i do read your posts and know you dont support him......i am just stating what others miss)

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy

Yes, He's the single best example of why law enforcement officers shouldn't be elected.  We get this blowhard showman who is great at manipulating frightened people, and doing more harm than good.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative if he just did his job instead of trying to grab headlines..............we wouldnt know who he was

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative and you summed up one of my biggest problems with him right there!!!!!!! its all about attention for him, not law. if he did enforce the law as much as he enforces a media prescence...............maybe i would hate him less

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative and i am cool with that, i just think he should have let them bow out the way they did they didnt hold a press conference, they did it quietly...............i respect that. i do feel they need to mend things, i just feel BOTH sides have to be ready first

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @valleynative  

It's not as if he's asking them to vote for him.  He's asking them to allow a group of his Latina employees to talk to them.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@IdontRecall   More from the moron that is so stupid he can't conquer the English language so he makes up his own hoping to fool people.  Here's a flash dickhead, you're not fooling anyone, but everyone knows you are a fool.  

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@fishingblues, there's no need 4 u 2 post if u favor the CLOWN SHURF, & since u could b a child molester...well....& since d CLOWN SHURF seems 2 have d effect of a magnet on them..... should I go further?

DNichols
DNichols

Wow?!

How did I blindly judge you?

Nice Koo Koo Rant, you should consider seeking help?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

D:   for your edification, not once have I posted either in favor or against Arpaio.  And given the NewTimes' obsession with him, I have had ample opportunity.  But, thanks for blindly judging.   I'm curious, are you a  liberal? They are famous for being judgmental bigots and the first to stick their stinky fingers at others with the same claim.   

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753   gosh fly, I know you are a bit slow, but how much more do I have to do? 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@fishingblues @robert_grahamcracker

"you'll never improve if you reject your better's advice and counsel"

This, and your entire post, makes the assumption that you are his, or anyone elses better.

That has not been proven no IMO shown, at all and is nothing more than arrogance for you to claim it so overtly.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker    If that is indeed the case, then you are BOTH wrong.  Do you believe chasing a wrong with another wrong somehow makes a right?  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker           Golly cracker, regardless of RG's real identity, you sound much like a vengeful and vindictive stalker.  Are you safe to be around or are you, in reality, this hateful and malicious?   

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