Joe Arpaio's Fake Lawman Steven Seagal Slammed by Ex-MCSO Lawman Brian Sands

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Here's one for the irony-bin, none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio's stone-faced ex-Deputy Chief Brian Sands is acting as if he's acquired a sense of ethics since saying sayonara last year to a nearly 30 year career with the Sheriff's Office.

Nah, he's not objecting to the policy of prejudiced policing toward Latinos, which he helped form and implement during his time as an Arpaio henchman, a policy that the MCSO recently revealed will cost the county at least $21.9 million to correct per a federal judge's order.

Rather, Sands supposedly is rankled by ham-actor Steven Seagal's high-handedness and egocentric antics in dealing with actual sworn lawmen of the MCSO. This, while Seagal played at being a member of the sheriff's posse for Seagal's defunct series on A&E, Steven Seagal: Lawman.

In an interview with Channel 12's Joe Dana, Sands related an incident where Seagal supposedly berated a sheriff's deputy after a member of the bloated, decrepit action hero's entourage was stopped for speeding in Cave Creek.

Seagal: plays a lawman on TV...badly...
MCSO flack Lisa Allen countered that she had spoken to Seagal who denied the allegations. So, of course, Seagal, the has-been movie star, is right, and the MCSO deputy is wrong.

Cat scratch fever: Watch Sands dis Sheridan in this Channel 12 piece.

Sands also told Dana that Seagal refused to get required posse training, even though he wanted to be the first through the door on certain occasions.

"The SWAT Team complained to me that he was trying to make entries as the lead officer going inside the door, which is something that is very high-risk," Sands told Dana.

Posse members are not certified byArizona's Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. Basically, they can act in support roles, though the MCSO has been known to skirt this line.

Not only is Seagal not POST-certified, he came to the MCSO with baggage, having resigned his reserve position with the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff's Office -- onetime host of his canceled A&E show -- rather than return to face internal affairs questioning over allegations involving a sexual harassment claim.

Seagal ended up in Sand Land, riding shotgun with Arpaio's forces, as they obliged Seagal's producers by laying siege to a farmhouse where hundreds of roosters were being raised, allegedly for cockfighting. Notable was the use of a tank to roll through a fence.

The footage has since been acquired by a cable channel called REELZ, which the MCSO has been helping to hype.

Why does the MCSO bend over backwards for Seagal?

A mutual interest in publicity surely is one factor.

Sands suggests another -- that MCSO Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan's wife "brokered the purchase of a home for Seagal," according to Dana's piece.

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109 comments
malacorazon
malacorazon

Check his movies. Runs like a 10 yr old girl, flapping wrists and all

saltywench
saltywench

Well he was a crap actor - I guess he can try to be a crap deputy or a crap governor. 

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

After Judge Snow finishes with Arpaio, it will be just like watching a good cockfight...

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Thank you Mr. Lemons, You've flung open the doors for 2014 with this outstanding article and journalism!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

FLASH...FLASH...FLASH... Huffington Post reports that Seagal is considering running for AZ guv.

Jukes
Jukes

I certainly hope Mr. Seagal was wearing his satin brocade Nehru jacket on occasions when he was "the lead officer going inside the door."  That would add some real style to MCSO's raids. 

Brian LaBarbera
Brian LaBarbera

These people are off the hook ! Assholes one and all !!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Lisa Allen: about Sheridan: "he sees Mr Seagal for what he really is, a eccentric movie star and hard working posse member............................when he needs to be" so basically it isnt just Sands complaining about Seagal, if you really listen to what Allen said, she is saying Seagal is strange and a slacker most of the time. sorry Lisa, but that is not a cop or admirable posse member, do you know what is? that would be the guy who got shot for trying to help a fellow human being and officer................thats called ethics, morality and an upstanding human being, none of which were indicated of Seagal with your statement

pamc
pamc

Speaking of fake lawmen, US Marshal David Gonzales.  Politician, not lawmen.  He has told others he will run for MCSO Sheriff when Arpaio retires.  You think MCSO is fucked up now?????

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

What's this baloney about perceived prejudiced policing toward Latinos?  Do Latinos think they should be above the law when it comes to traffic stops and arrests?  I don't think so!

inconvenienttruthstv
inconvenienttruthstv

Less than a year ago, I didn't know jack about Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe.  But  because I've been researching and blogging on the Jodi Arias trial since around March, and following a lot of Arizona folks on twitter, I've come to loathe him and his "posse". 

Now the real reason for my post is not to bash Seagal since many commentators have done a much better job than I could have already, at least this early on a Saturday morning. But, I wanted to put "out there" for anyone, my very strong belief that Sheriff Joe and members of his Estrella jail staff are planting hate-inciting (or hater bait as I coined the term lately) stories for the media to cover on Jodi Arias. (I'm sure that's not a shocking statement to those more intimately familiar with Sheriff Joe's shenanigans) Oh, and not "true stories", either. Take this Honey BooBoo wannabe, Casandra Collins for instance, the one who proudly boasts of being Jodi's cell mate for 37 days.  Check out her twitter, but I'd advise not to get too close, as intriguing as she is.

Eye Candy Troy Hayden interviewed Ms.Collins, but feigned to me that he just takes the stories he's assigned to....sigh.....

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the Phoenix New Times?  I do!  I really do!

Cody Everett
Cody Everett

I remember when the new times was about local bands, art and culture in phx, now it's got a political agenda and sux

vagabond545454
vagabond545454

Seagal is a sexual deviant, fake hero, so terrified of the "real mob" they had him run to law enforcement for protection when they had their hooks into him for who knows what debts or what ever, this guy is a joke!

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Arpaio has made the AZ New Times owners very wealthy. He gives them something to rant about, and they happily took the judgement cash. Seems like a win-win for everyone.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Mr. Lemons, you should include a picture of Arpaio with a caption that reads Arpaio: plays a lawman in real life...badly...

wtf...
wtf...

 hahaha... now we have this bitch bitching about the other bitches! I love this

Lauri Owen
Lauri Owen

"bloated"? so it's okay for you to be a shallow, mean asshole but you're berating him for it? genius.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@pamc You think our Clown Sheriff is anything more than a Politician?  The clown is not, nor ever was AZ Post certified!  And he was forced into early retirement (age 51) by the DEA, where he earned the nickname "Nickle Bag Joe".  At 51, he and his wife then started selling tickets on a non-existent space ship, after forming "Starwood Travel".  Would you like a link to that?


He did run for Phx City Council after that, while he was still a Dem, BTW.  He came in 4th.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@pamc 

...and to say anything else, is total BS and a lie.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@pamc  

David is perfect for the job, has my vote for sure. Wish he would have run before. 

David represents nothing but honor and integrity. Maricopa County would be lucky to have him as their Sheriff.

Jukes
Jukes

@Cozz Now that's something to look forward to:  Al Melvin, a fake military hero, versus Steven Seagal, a fake lawman.  The GOP never fails to entertain. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Cozz i dont know if Arpaio just displayed an awesome sense of humor by putting that idea in Seagals head or if he was just playing a cruel joke on Steve that Steve hasnt figured out yet

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Cozz Maybe the Seagull will do a cage fight with Candy Thomas, instead of having a debate!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@robert_graham 

Doesn't matter what a simpleton like you thinks Jaffy, the Federal Courts see it for what it is. Racial Profiling.

logicman
logicman

@inconvenienttruthstv thanks for prefacing your post by stating you don't know what you are talking about.  Another google searching expert.

Jukes
Jukes

You're a little late to the party.  It was 2007 when New Times founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by the MCSO because they got under Arpaio's skin with articles dating back to 2004.  Did you miss the more recent news that the owners won millions in a lawsuit related to their false arrest?  They will use some of it to cover the enormous legal expenses they incurred for exercising their First Amendment rights and will donate the rest to charities that "help those who fight the good fight against government actors who attack the most vulnerable among us." Instead of complaining, you should be thrilled that we have at least a couple of people in this city who stop partying long enough to fight our more out-of-control politicians. 

motonarimori
motonarimori

@vagabond545454 not sure where your information in coming from, garbage in garbage out, I guess since you hide behind the supposed guise of anonymity you have no clear conscience as to the consequences of your non verifiable statements, you clearly do not have any facts, and care to inflame anyone who cares to listen to this simply the land of make believe stuff that your simpleton mind cares to think about.

motonarimori
motonarimori

@vagabond545454 not sure where your information in coming from, garbage in garbage out, I guess since you hide behind the supposed guise of anonymity you have no clear conscience as to the consequences of your non verifiable statements, you clearly do not have any facts, and care to inflame anyone who cares to listen to this simply the land of make believe stuff that your simpleton mind cares to think about.

Jukes
Jukes

I guess you missed the part where the "very wealthy owners" donated their settlement to organizations that fight for your First Amendment rights once they had settled the enormous legal bills they incurred on behalf of Phoenicians' right to know what's really going on in their government. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Except for the tax payers, that have now paid out over $200 mill for the incompetence of Sheriff Joke..

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Is that a threat? How about if you disappear in the desert.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@wtf... A douche calling another douche a "douche", makes Seagull a douche times two!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows Do you have evidence supporting your statement he was forced into retirement?


As the Sheriff, he is not required to be POST certified.  In fact, the Arizona State Constitution states specifically that POST certification can not be a requirement.  The Arizona State Constitution gives the authority necessary for the Sheriff of each County to be the Supreme Law Enforcement Officer within their respective counties.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@Jukes

I can see that happening, after all, we have a fake Governor.

Nothing surprises me here anymore.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

WhoKnows, Candy Andy would sue Seagal claiming conspiracy.....he did it once before....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Cozz you know the old saying "let a judge decide"    ....................he did

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

The caption under my photo should read MaskedMagician1967 bitch-slapping mentally unstable Robert Graham and winning.

You are pathetic Robert. And really sad.

dogbiter
dogbiter

keep your face buried in your boss' ass, deputy!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Cozz the only way JAFfy can make things disappear or go away is to put his fingers in his ears, close his eyes and chant real loud "NA NA NA NA CANT HEAR YOU" ......................and that didnt work for the judge Snow ruling, so JAFfy might have to reconsider his tactics

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