Joe Arpaio's Former IT Boss Charged With Computer Tampering

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An extraordinarily old computer.


Former MCSO Commander Bob Rampy, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's onetime IT boss, was indicted by a grand jury on 14 felony charges, related to computer tampering.

According to MCSO Lieutenant Brandon Jones, "The indictment alleged Rampy wrongfully released/accessed criminal history records, committed computer tampering on the Sheriff's Office information system and committed felony identity theft."

See also:
-Joe Arpaio Spying on County Lawyers? Would Anyone Be Surprised?
-Arpaio's Men Attempt to Seize E-Mail at Issue in Melendres Case

Rampy's got some background, being Arpaio's former IT guy and all.

Back in March 2010, Rampy marched over to the county's IT department and tried to retrieve two years' worth of MCSO e-mails.

County officials didn't let him have the e-mails, and a judge ordered county staff to "protect, secure, and not destroy" the records, because they were subject to disclosure in a lawsuit you may have heard of -- the racial profiling lawsuit, Melendres v. Arpaio.

Wouldn't you know it, a bunch of racist MCSO e-mails eventually were revealed in the Melendres case.

After the march for e-mails, a couple of lawyers said Rampy was sitting outside the county's IT building, watching employees and lawyers in the least-incognito unmarked cop car ever, which has a bunch of radio/satellite gear on it.

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scott.huminski
scott.huminski

SUPREME COURT NEWS - FIRST AMENDMENT ATTACK UPON ARIZONA HARASSMENT STATUTE  - Sheriff Joe not happy


Scott Huminski v. City of Surprise, Arizona United States Supreme Court,Docket 13-7504 
Washington D.C.


In a filing received by the U.S. Supreme Court, government is portrayed  fervently defending a state criminal harassment statute that makes any speech contrary to the government's goals a crime under.  AZ Rev. Stat. § 13-2921 (criminal harassment)


Speech that tends to "alarm, annoy or harass" anyone, including government officials and police, is a crime in Arizona. Silencing dissent is the hallmark of a police state.


Petition for Writ of Certiorari here...


http://www.scribd.com/doc/178501012/Supreme-Court-Certiorari-Petition-and-Appendix-First-Amendment-attack-upon-Arizona-Harassment-statute

U.S. Supreme Court Docketing papers here,

http://www.scribd.com/doc/188167075/Supreme-Court-Docketing-Huminski-v-Arizona-harassment-statute1


No surprise that this statute exists in Arizona.  Under the patently unconstitutionally vague and overbroad harassment statute, this Supreme Court litigation is a crime as is this article when read by a resident of Arizona, say … Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  No doubt that the litigation and this article tends to "annoy" the Sheriff and like-minded residents of Arizona.


-         Scott Huminski

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Wonder why Rampy didn't get in front of the federal grand jury when it was in session?

Rampy is corrupt as the day is long. Good riddance to a fucking douchebag.

marcy
marcy

Don't worry, he never accessed stuff illegally while working for Joe, he just turned bad after resigning.  And the Easter Bunny is real and Santa Claus really lives at the North Pole.

There are two types of cops, ones that break the law routinely and ones that don't.  I've never met any of the latter.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Might as well pictured a hammer and chisel.

David James
David James

Love your choice of computer photos. LMAO!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Didn't his wife also get arrested for accessing MCSO computers? 

robert_graham
robert_graham

It wouldn't surprise me if liberals sent him to MCSO to spy.  It's good that he has been arrested.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

Gasp..a MCSO employee abusing his power? say it aint so! lol

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I suppose one of the upsides to this is that eventually Rampy will 'sing' about what he and others at MCSO perpetrated under the 'authority' of their badges. Or perhaps, they will just pay him to say quiet. The corruption of certain folks at MCSO knows no bounds...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

anybody else buying into the bullshit that this guy only developed a criminal streak only after he left Joe? i sense this guy is going to be yet another Joe scapegoat that Joe had absolutely no idea of what he was up to (I.E: Henderschott, Fox, Black, Abrahmson, etc) if Joe has no idea what so many people are up to in positions of authority under his command..................there evidently must be something wrong with his style of command. there are many good cops in MCSO, it just seems that Joe doesnt seem to put them in charge of anything 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Why did MCSO throw Rampy under a bus?


Rampy should have kept his job a Groupe Bull and never worked for the Clown of the County.  He could have PRIDE if he worked for a company that admitted they were "Bull"!


Let's not forget that Rampy was the one that hacked the County controlled computers under the DIRECTION of MCSO!  The county took control of the computers and Rampy snuck in and changed the privileges on the system so that ONLY MCSO could get to ALL the data on the boxes.

DNichols
DNichols

Yet another of Arpaio's Top Men doing exactly what Arpaio told him to do, yet no charges against Joe (A.K.A. Mother Teressa).

How about Indicting the "King Pin" of the M.C.S.O. Corruption Ring"?!

Arpaio is a Racist, Corrupt Crook that thinks he is Royalty, above the Law, and Courts answer to the King.

To: Justice for all.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Flyer9753 I seem to recall that happening.  She was trying to look up people that she didn't like.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

What a moron you are.

Hey, where is that subpoena you said you were going to deliver me?? C'Mon Jaffy, come back from Fresno and serve me you worthless POS... face to face, be a man Jaffy...

Don't forget to wear your helmet and bubble wrap when you go out, I would hate to see you get hurt bumping into walls again...

C'Mon Jaffy, serve me like you said you were going to... 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@david_saint01  I'm waiting for JAFfy to start barking how its all a lie and made up (even though its actually MCSO that caught him)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@TommyCollins i have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg on this story (i may be wrong though) and that it will eventually involve Joe taking the stand at one point or another (claiming he has a cold or yet another famous lack of recollection)

DNichols
DNichols

@Tommy Collins: Speaking of "Singing" I wonder if the Danny's Car Wash Managers are taking vioce lessons?!

Or are they too being "Paid to keep quiet."

The "King" seems to have M.C.S.O.Corruption down to a Science.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@TommyCollins Let's not foget that MCSO kept Leo Drivinghawk on payroll after Drivinghawk plead guilty in a $88m embezzlement case.  Drivinghawk was on Joke's "personal security" team and probably had truckloads of dirt he could drop!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

danzigsdaddy,

Again, I have to diagree with your assertion that "There are many good cops in MCSO."

What kind of "good cop" with even a shred of ethics would work for a racist agency headed by a criminal?

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy Zigs, the 'good' cops you mention are too honest and ethical to be appointed by the elderly guy....

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy No, I don't think it was made up.  I believe that it's quite possible that liberals sent him there to spy for them.  So the real question is, do you think I am making that up?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@shadeaux14  I guess it would all depend on whether or not they were trying to actually change it from the inside or not. where as i would actually try to change it from the inside, i cant find fault in others who would refuse to work there either. it would all depend on how you see it. sometimes there would be a better chance of instituting change from one side of the argument...........sometimes from the other. i agree with you to a point, but my viewpoint is just how "I" see it, the one common thread you and I are in agreement 100% on though is that there is a problem and that Joe seems to be at the root of it and that something must be done..........ways we see of remedying it are different (and until it is remedied............who can say which is the right way).  sometimes the best way to change a group is from being in the midst of them, sometimes it isnt

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I don't take issue with your love affair with all things jaf, Im simply pointing out that your actions are congruent to the actions you seem to take issue with. your no different than jaf in your actions on this site. I think if a guy uses his real name as his screen name, he doesn't qualify as anonymous... jus sayin.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I very rarely agree with jaf and find the vast majority if his comments are nothing more than inflammatory drivel. your attempt to intertwine me with jaf simply because I disagree with your vicious personal attacks on this blog is expected, however.

you've dedicated quite a bit of time in your developing the intimate relationship you have with another poster on this blog. your actions are very much in line with those of a stalker. stalking is a crime, by the way.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @robert_graham 

Don't forget the bubble wrap and a muzzle.. can't have him trying to chew on things he mistakes for food after all... which is everything and everyone

Just protecting public safety from the obvious menace

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 "do I want to believe there are good cops in MCSO? damn right i do..........."       thats all I am trying to do too, and it doesnt just involve MCSO. god only knows I may or may not be setting myself up for a let down...............but I am still clinging to hope

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy 

Changing it from the outside has failed, but is not failing, as evidenced by Snows actions.

How long did it take Snow to do this... now how long has this been going on.. and yet no officer has turned witness for the state or the feds?

The time is the factor here and it's been going on long enough that the 'good' officers who I am sure exist to some extent in MCSO have no excuse anymore for their lack of action.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @Flyer9753

The problem is that the atmosphere of corruption is so embedded in MCSO and to be blunt, Maricopa County as a whole management wise, that there is only 1 way to change it from the inside, that inside being in MCSO or in the county. 

That way is turning state/federal witness. Every cop in MCSO knows this, if they don't then they are too stupid to be a cop. 

However most of them like the fact that the 'system' is so screwed up since it actually protects them, they are the truly 'bad' cops.

The rest are putting a paycheck in front of the oath and duty they swore when they became LEO's, which makes them IMO bad cops as well, since they have abrogated their oath to the people they swore to 'protect and serve' - i.e. they got bought off by their paycheck.

Do I want to believe there are good cops in MCSO who are trying to change it, damn right I do, but after all this time and all that has happened, not doing so is a direct reflection on them, not on MCSO.

I hate having to be so black and white about this, but it is a black and white issue, especially when you figure in the amount of time this has been going on. 

It's the same as being the driver in a robbery that goes bad and someone gets killed - the excuse that I was trying to talk them out of it, while I drove the car and that I didn't know someone was going to get killed is just that, an excuse.

It does not excuse them of their responsibility to do what is right, which is part of what they swore to do when they took the job and the oath.

Any LEO who trades his honor/integrity for a paycheck, is not an LEO, it's just someone collecting an LEO's paycheck.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 i gotta make an addition to that..................changing it from the inside may have failed miserably, but so has changing it from any side or direction. I am not disagreeing, but i am not backing off from someone TRYING to change it from the inside either (maybe its being optimistic, but i really want to hope there are people trying at least).   so far NO change has been made. yes we are getting a monitor, but it hasnt changed anything yet (as evidenced by the last sweep)

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy 

At this point, anyone trying to 'change it from the inside' has failed so miserably that I can't call them a good cop, due to the failure since any good cop in MCSO has the option of turning states/federal witness after failing to correct the problems from within and solving the problem that way, by testifying against Joe and MCSO in court.

A good cop would have done that already.

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