Joe Arpaio's "Community Liaison" and the Bigoted MCSO E-mails in Melendres

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's newly appointed "community liaison" officer Hector Martinez received e-mails during his time with the MCSO's notorious Human Smuggling Unit from other MCSO employees that contained offensive photos and videos demeaning Mexicans and other Latinos.

The e-mails, one of which Martinez forwarded to his home address, speak to the culture of bigotry that was allowed to permeate the Sheriff's Office, as Arpaio transformed his agency in the 2000s into one dedicated to hunting undocumented Hispanics.

Unearthed during the discovery phase of the ACLU's big racial-profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio, the e-mails were submitted to the court in 2011 by the plaintiffs as evidence of the MCSO's racial and ethnic bias.

Federal Judge G. Murray Snow cited the e-mails in a footnote to his 142-page decision in May of this year, essentially finding the MCSO guilty of prejudiced policing and ordering that the practice cease.

One of those forwarded to several MCSO deputies in 2008, including Martinez, was described as a "rare photo" of a "Mexican Navy SEAL."

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The 2008 e-mail from Palmer forwarding the "Mexican Navy SEAL" pic to Martinez, among others...

It showed a Chihuahua in scuba gear.

Another, which Martinez forwarded in 2005 to his private e-mail (as identified to me by MCSO flack Lisa Allen), was titled "Guadalupe Handgun revision" and contained an .mpg file of a video titled "Hispanic Shooting Range."

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The pic of the "Mexican Navy SEAL"

An 11-second video of the same title exists online and shows two men walking a car door through a firing range as one yells, "Hey, puto!" and fires off a few rounds from a handgun.

It's worth noting that Martinez was once a deputy in the tiny town of Guadalupe, according to the MCSO.

Guadalupe is largely Mexican-American and Native American. Court records show that Martinez participated in an infamous immigration sweep of the town in 2008.

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yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

you mean to tell me, this Hispanic deputy received emails? the nerve of him!

you broke the big one ste(ph)en!

robert_graham
robert_graham

I bet these e-mails did not even come from any IP address of MCSO. Probably it is from an AOL account or the New Times. Emails can be faked.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Lies -- all lies. You have a good way of distorting the truth.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

MCSO Interview Board: So, Deputy Martinez, what makes you thing you're the right man for the job ?

Deputy Martinez: Well I used to hate those dirty Mexicans, but I stopped a couple of months ago so I could get this position.

MCSO Interview Board: Hired !

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Like I have said before anything short of having the Mexican consulate as Arpaio's liaison wouldn't be good enough for the Hispanics and their illegal brethren. The president is out campaigning about extending unemployment benefits because people need jobs and it seems the only jobs left are the ones the illegals have giving them working papers and a path to citizenship goes against logic. For those of you who claim the illegal does the work no citizen would do just look at the illegal who was in the police department that was recently exposed. Other then the agricultural industry of which illegals are only 2% employed the rest of them are working in fields citizens want and need.

logicman
logicman

this funny email is news?  You guys are really reaching

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Let us all not forget that YPS claimed Hector was a very "honorable" man.  Does "honorable" mean something different in the universe that revolves around Arpaio's ass?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@dennis20The article you posted quotes Martinez as saying when referring to illegal immigrants "They don't pay taxes."  This is a prime example of the ignorance displayed by people who discriminate against people because they are in this country without proper permission from the Government.  Undocumented workers DO PAY TAXES!  Hopefully Martinez graduated High School - I'm not sure what the requirements are to be a Deputy - but if he went to any college or post secondary school, he should get his money back.  This whole illegal immigration situation is because people are too ignorant and are easily manipulated by the private prison industry (which is REALLY behind the immigration issues).

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/incometaxandtheirs/a/Illegal-Immigrants-Pay-Taxes-Too.htm

Bnbk
Bnbk

@dennis20 Great link Dennis,pretty much sums up Martinez's attitude towards his job. As I stated before, Martinez will be looked upon an Arpaio camp indocrinated sell-out. Martinez's comment pretty much speak for themselves,of course,being that MCSO will not be holding any "outreach meetings" in targeted areas of Phoenix,Martinez will never really have to face any of the citizens that were the targets of MCSO's profiling policiy. Martinez will be well recieved in the all Arpaio supporter/Teabagger areas. Can't wait to see suck-up performance that will surely take place at these "outreach meetings". Got news for Martinez,if you were to be out of uniform and in one of these areas,you too would be the target of racial profiling just as many other U.S citizens have been. Hell,Martinez would be just another "Wet Back".

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 YIPPY!   You sad little ankle bitter!  You missed the part where your "Honorable" Hector SENT emails too!

NWEng
NWEng

@robert_grahamYeah?  And Anthony Wiener had his account hacked.  In the end, it was just stupid people being caught being stupid, and MSCO has more than their fair share that fill that bill.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham If you knew anything about the profiling case, you'd know that these emails came from country email server.  MCSO tried to delete the logs and emails, but they were backed up on another county server.,

NWEng
NWEng

@robert_grahamYou mean like attempting to erase video surveillance tapes?  Like that distorting the truth?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham you wouldnt know the truth if it landed on you like a ton of bricks (or half of a Steven Seagal)


saltywench
saltywench

@john043012 

OK - I'll bite:

Exactly what fields are undocumented workers employed in that "citizens want and need"?

NWEng
NWEng

@john043012This whole issue is about violations of constitutional rights of American citizens by the MCSO during their "sweeps", and not "they tuk r jrbs".  Unless of course, you condone the violation of constitutional rights of your fellow citizens, that isn't it, is it?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@john043012 I'll be happy when the court appoints Joke's baby sitter, as for sure, it won't be an ass kisser that licks the boots of the evil Clown Sheriff!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@WhoKnows 

As a member of the MCSO, what the hell would YPS know about  what it takes for a man, or woman to be "honorable?"


Hint-The first act of an "Honorable" person would be to resign from the MCSO and try to get a job in law enforcement.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@ExpertShot @dennis20  http://tucsoncitizen.com/cell-out-arizona/category/geo-group/page/2/


Arizona’s Private Prison Pay-To-Play Scandal Widens: Chair of House Appropriations Committee Appropriated by Geo GroupWednesday, July 20th, 2011

"Much has been made of Governor Brewer’s intimate ties to Corrections Corporation of America.  Her Chief of Staff, Paul Senseman, is a former CCA lobbyist, and his wife is currently a lobbyist for the company.  Brewer’s campaign manager and senior policy advisor, Chuck Coughlin, runs a consulting firm that also lobbies for CCA in Arizona.  Brewer accepted a total of $60,000 in contributions from people associated with CCA for her campaign and the tax increase initiative that she was pushing last year.  The scandal made waves after the passage of SB1070, raising questions about CCA’s role in drafting legislation that would potentially provide the company with millions more in contracts for immigrant detention facilities in Arizona. 

But Brewer is hardly the only powerful politician in Arizona with ties to this influential industry.  A Cell-Out Arizona investigation has revealed that John Kavanagh (R-8), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, has accepted numerous campaign contributions from lobbyists and others associated with Geo Group, the nation’s second largest private prison company and one of the bidders for a contract to build and manage 5,000 new prison beds in Arizona. 

Now we know why Kavanagh is such a staunch supporter of private prisons.  He appeared last week on Phoenix Channel 8’s public affairs program, Horizon, debating the issue with Rep. Cecil Ash.  

In the 2010 election cycle, Kavanagh accepted at least 6 donations from lobbyists associated with Geo Group.  According to Beau Hodai’s investigation for In These Times,"...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@NWEng @robert_graham  

"..it was just stupid people being caught being stupid, and MSCO has more than their fair share that fill that bill."


Where is Yippy at?  I BET he's just being stupid!!

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@saltywench How about the construction industry that used to be a blue collar job that citizens were working in and paid good money. A house framer 25 years ago use to make 15.00 dollars an hour once the illegals started showing up on the sites wages dropped to 10.00 an hour where they are sitting today and like most other blue collar jobs citizens worked in once the illegal showed up wages plummeted causing an exodus in those fields along with the quality of workmanship . Greedy employers caused it not lazy Americans

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I didn't claim to be honorable, nor did I claim that working for someone like arpaio makes one honorable... Graham cracker

... but it is obvious you are intellectually dishonest in your posts.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker


I don't know that we know if YPS is a man, honorable or not. I also don't believe YPS is a P.O.S.T. certified peace officer. Too many posts under that user name show a clear lack of knowledge and understanding of criminal and civil law. I wouldn't be surprised to find that YPS is a civilian employee of MCSO or simply the county machine. I can vouch for my credentials.


(S)he doesn't seem willing or able to do....


Someone else posting here seems to that the YPS is Lisa Allen... could be, I suppose. Too bad they have to hide.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @dennis20 @yourproductsucks2  You are still not tellinbg the truth. Show us the wrong info that had that small mind of yours so confused. You either made up lies or took them at face value from a bunch of racist goons. Share your sources chickenshit. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@dennis20 @yourproductsucks2 It appears the information I had regarding a Dennis Gilman not paying child support belongs to someone else with the same name.  I was wrong.


I apologize for the incorrect statements.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I'm sure that'll make for good conversation. I'm certain you'll get the attention you are looking for because someone was mean to you on the internet. you are quite the little bitch, aren't you?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 We have no evidence that he did or did not forward the emails to others but my guess is that he did and thats why he forwarded the video to his personal email. 

But I will be sure to ask him when we discuss you and the filthy reputation you are creating for MCSO when you slander behind your troll make up.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 You need to take an ethics class. Private industry fires people who use company computers for much less.  


Additionally, if Martinez were the man you claim he is he would've reported the emails as offensive and inapropriate. 


No one at MCSO including YIPPY tried to stop the emails until they were released because of public records requests. You are too much of a coward to have spoken up but did you forward them also? 


MCSO lacks ethics and so does Martinez. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 He sent the racist video to his home account. Do you know why? You seem hell-bent on defending him so lets hear it.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 He is spinless like you YPS. He didn't have the guts to speak up against the blatent racism in his own mailbox. You can't serve and protect the people when you are covering for and serving Arpaio.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 He sent the one (discussed in this story) BECAUSE he wanted to SAVE it.


Would he send it just because he wanted to delete it again when he got home?



yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

the article indicates one email was forwarded to his personal account.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 Prove he sent only ONE Yippy.  I;m glad I have ankle guards, you sad little ankle biter!


I't so easy with you Jaffy!

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

what was his motivation in forwarding the email to his personal account Robert?

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

you also wrote, " he sent emails" indicating he sent more than one... but he actually forwarded ONE email to his personal account... be honest in your postings our your no better than"jaffy"

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

again, sending them to himself isn't the same as sending them to someone else... you know this and its why you deleted that part. if it doesn't fit your agenda, you simply change so it does fit. it's called lying.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 You're reading skills are bad.  I said he SENT them too".  You ASSumed that meant to others!


Did he NOT Send them?


Dang, it's getting too easy to show who you REALLY are, Jaffy!

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

emailing to your own personal account isn't the same as sending the email to others.... so Is that what you were referring to who knows?

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@car_del99 so you want me to believe you where only making 200 a week 800 a month 9 thousand 600 hundred a year during the eighties as a house framer while the rest of us who where in construction framing house's averaged over 25000 thousand. I don't recall house framers being overly represented back then as a matter of fact it was consider a high end trade where a certificate of training was required to build along with belonging to a union. Just the other day in California an illegal immigrant was granted permission to practice law in the United states. Imagine this we now gave the keys to a admitted law breaker  to go out and practice law.

car_del99
car_del99

@john043012 I worked as a framer in the 80's.And I was getting paid $5.00 an hour We only had U.S citizens there...

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2  "I didn't claim to be honorable" Well thats a relief! HA! But you challenging anyones honesty is pretty damn funny. 

So come on man. Meet me. Hell-arrest me you chickenshit. MCSO arrests people that don't pay child support all the time so why not me if what you claim is true? 


What kind of chickenshit cop are you? Bring the tank and Seagal over if you want you pathetic coward. 

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

so, you can't show where I was proved wrong. noted

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 If you don't see it, you'll never get it...  But that's EXACTLY what I expected Jaffy!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 It took years to catch the uni-bomber and he was much smarter than you. Your days are numbered Yippy.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 Tommy has ethics and charector. He earned his respect as a law enforcement officer. You have no respect from anyone-not even yourself.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 I want to know who you are because we have some legal issues to settle. No one else gives a shit about you in this world and no one ever will.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 It's pretty obviuos that you are not very accomplished at anything. You are afraid of your own shadow Yippy. Thats why you hide behind troll names and lie about my family and personal life.

When we meet, would you rather I break your nose or sue you? 

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

anonymity it's my choice. you knowing, or not knowing my name will not change attitudes nor lend credibility to anything I post here...there certainly are ulterior motives for folks like you todiscovermy identity... you, Dennis, arpaio, lemons.. all want so badly to know who I am. attacking my credibility won't chide me out, however. calling me a coward won't do it either.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I don't care enough to spend time finding out who you are or your history in law enforcement. you seem pretty proud of yourself, and at least mildly irritated when others don't gush over you... but you have who knows to intellectually bond with.. Good choice

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 Nor do I care to know who you are. Your hiding simply takes away from any credibility you may wish to attain from your posts. Your choice.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 Negativity? Hardly. I simply would compare my accomplishments in Mayberry to anything you might have done with MCSO....


I had assumed that you have intel about who I am. Apparently not. Your implications are interesting, but highly inaccurate. This, in itself is one reason I have doubt that you are a peace officer, Amigo. Or Amiga... as the case may be.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

why would I tell Tommy?, who knows? he's done nothing to deserve my acquaintance.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

sure thing Tommy. the thing is, both of us don't know it. I'm sure you are proud of your career and it was probably worthwhile... that certainly gives you no psychic ability to determine the accomplishments of one you've never met and know nothing about... disparage away, however,amigo.. the negativity fits

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 I'm willing to wager that my law enforcement accomplishments would put yours to shame. Probably the first five years of my career.... and we both know it.


In fact my accomplishments of the past ten years of my retirement probably would make you salivate with envy...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 So, you have no guts Yippy.  TC knows exactly who I am,  Do the same and tell TC who you are!  When will you be back from Fresno?

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

oh Tommy... my career as a law enforcement officer is long and fruitful..your has been small town Mayberry experience was a highlight for you,I am sure... but it's over and you need to shuffle on back to Sun city and eat your prunes.

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