Joe Arpaio's New "Community Liaison" Officer Participated in MCSO Sweeps Targeting the Undocumented

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has announced the hiring of a new "community liaison" oficer, one of many reforms required by federal Judge G. Murray Snow's permanent injunction, issued October 2 in the ACLU's big racial-profiling lawsuit, Melendres v. Arpaio.

Deputy Hector Martinez is bilingual and a 10-year veteran of the department, the MCSO's website states. He is now assigned "to the Sheriff's new Court Compliance/Implementation Division."

"His duties are to respond to and communicate community concerns and suggestions directly to the Sheriff," reads the online notice. It adds that Martinez is "eager to respond to the concerns of the community" and can be reached via phone during business hours.

The notice omits Martinez's previous assignment with the MCSO: arresting undocumented Latinos (among others) caught in the very "sweeps" that Judge Snow addressed in May, when he found the MCSO guilty of prejudiced policing toward Hispanics and ordered an end to its racial profiling.

Indeed, it didn't take long for me to locate several photos of Martinez in an Arizona Republic slideshow of what looks to be a relatively early sweep.

The undated images show Martinez questioning a driver and taking two men into custody after they "admitted to being in the U.S. illegally from Mexico."

See photos of Deputy Martinez arresting undocumented Latinos during an MCSO sweep.

MCSO public relations folks confirmed to me that this was, in fact, the same Martinez and that his new assignment was made official on December 23.

A couple of other queries were fielded by MCSO spokesman Joaquin Enriquez.

His response to my questions is quoted below:

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"Deputy Martinez explained the challenges of growing up in a border town and was a witness to his own people being victimized by smugglers and coyotes. This sparked in interest in trying to help, ..."


... by arresting, incarcerating and deporting those poor victims back to Mexico, where they can once again be abused and victimized by those same smugglers and coyotes.


May Martinez and his family receive the same "help".


Hope that helps.



mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

If that does nt smell fishy...i dont know what does...

robert_graham
robert_graham

Let me correct you. MCSO sweeps targeted lawbreakers. Is this article trying to imply that illegal alien lawbreakers should be above the law? Blah blah blah. 

Oh and by the way, calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist. Call them what they are -- illegal aliens.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"The person chosen must be a sworn Deputy Sheriff and he or she needed to be a fluent Spanish speaker. These requirements posed a great challenge considering we do not have an overwhelming number of Deputies who meet both requirements"

Well...................DUH!

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

i guess new times and illegal immigrant supporters wont be happy unless the liason is here illegally and collecting welfare while living tax free. dude sounds qualified to me.

Roger Nichols
Roger Nichols

How is this any different than staking out a "bad neighborhood" to bust druggies? You go where the most probability is for a bust.

Roger Nichols
Roger Nichols

"Undocumented"? Try ILLEGALS! Go get 'em Joe!

Elle Chanel
Elle Chanel

Dave, that's because Arizona IS stupid.

Michael Schilling
Michael Schilling

Dave Smith Our state has looked stupid for MANY years. I agree, why does he keep getting elected. Now all we have to do is elect Steven Segal as Governor and we'll hit the trifecta of idiocracy. Stephanie Nyman??? I won't waste my time trying to explain it to you.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith

I can't believe you people keep electing this fool...you make your state look stupid

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

I'm sure that anyone who takes the time to meet and talk with Hector will discover he is a sincere and honorable person. 


I wonder, stephen, if you'll write an article explaining such when you discover the same, as I am certain you will take the time to meet and speak with Hector personally.   Your boyfriend certainly wouldn't tolerate you writing objectively when it comes to a member of the Sheriff's Office, as it doesn't fit into the agenda.  Right Dennis?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Robert, MCSO sweeps are found to be unconstitutional by a Bush 43 appointed judge. Perhaps you missed that tidbit of information while ranting about your senile and flaccid hero and how he is God to you.

I hate the insidious old man and I will do everything in my power to insure he will lose any election he runs for. You can mark my words on that one.

Oh and try to intimidate and bully me into silence and I'll have you spending every dime you have on legal bills. You'll need bankruptcy court protection by the time I'm done with you.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

Marco Cruz i guess you dullards wont get it until ITS YOU whos civil rights are violated...maybe you missed the part about AMERICAN CITIZENS having their rights violated because of the ineptitude of MCSO "sweeps"..but now you know. So, are you going to condone violations of the very laws you and the many other arpaio apologists claim you support him for upholding, and put meaning to the word hypocrite? or are you going to wake the hell up, pull your head out of the sand, and realize whats going on around you? 

gtnoriega
gtnoriega

At the low end, the number is around 12 million.  At the high end, around 20 million.  In addition, they also have the highest rate of fertility.  Do you really think the good sheriff is making a difference?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

Roger Nichols lol try American CITIZENS rights violated by your flaccid hero jack ass! nice to know so many are willing to turn a blind eye to blatant violations of the Constitution, while claiming they support it. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

Stephanie Nyman do you want a liason thats loyal to the community, or the sheriff? its an either or question, you cant have both because Arpaios interests are NOT ours! Further, do you condone the violation of Americans civil rights? How about ignoring sex crimes against kids in favor of losing political battles (which cost Thomas his law license mind you)? you people disgust me

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Smith there are no positives to illegal immigration that is why Arpaio keeps getting reelected among other reason's

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks  Well Yippy, this is what I've "discovered" about Martinez. 


“I know why they’re here — to work. But you have to think about the other stuff. They’re breaking the law. They get paid under the table. They don’t pay taxes. They use other people’s names,” Martinez said.

source:EV Trib. 


Unlike the lies you spread about me but fail to show any evidence (and court records would certainly indicate if I didn't pay support)  this is an actual qoute. 



david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks no offense, but out of principle i automatically question any employee who willingly works for someone who knowingly violates civil rights, watches inmates being tortured and murdered, and the many other shenanigans that MCSO pulls. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks Look at it this way Yippy.  Let's say you have a job where you drop off and pick up high end call girls.  In your mind, you are "Honorable", as you get paid to drive, and are good at it.  You protect the girls if needed, and everyone you work with likes you.


That doesn't however, change the FACT that you willingly work for a criminal.  That flushes your honor down the tube.


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks If you work for MCSO, knowing what it's become, you can not be an honorable person.  Unless you consider working for a pimp to be honorable.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 Actually civil judgments are not normally discharged as part of bankruptcy, so if you get Jaffy in civil court he will still owe you....

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@john043012  

" among other reason's"

Yeah and the main one is an over abundance of ignorant racist rednecks. 

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

I guess every DPS officer should have quit after they had to jump through the same hoops mcso is currently having to jump through because of a civil rights judgement against them... and every employee of Ralph Lauren should have quit after it was discovered sweat shops were being used to manufacture clothing... and every soldier should have quit after the waterboarding debacle...

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@WhoKnows Nothing short of the Mexican consulate as the liaison wouldn't be good enough for you right asshole.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 sure Yippy. But remember when you look in the mirror who really is living in a glass house. It's you and thats why you have to hide who you are.

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

who are no different from bigoted liberal trash like yourself

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 DPS officers don't troll on NT's and tell lies about real people's personal lives to divert attention away from their own LAW BRAKING. You are nothing more than filth. Dirty cops deserve what they get in the end and you'll get yours. 

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

... and any bank of America employee who remains with bofa after the mortgage debacle is 2007 is directly at fault for the recession.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks Yippy-you did not relate your personmal experience. You are too much of a chickshit to relate your personal experience. You need to hide because you are a self-hating ass kisser who lies about real people. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @Cozz NOPE! You speak for MCSO when you troll here Yippy. You always have and thats just the way life is. 

Bnbk
Bnbk

@yourproductsucks @Cozz "I can only speak for myself". I see,maybe that's why you are always on these blogs defending MCSO. Can I call you Lisa ?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks   You are the unofficial "Community Liaison" as you represent MCSO with every one of your comments as far as I'm concerned.  I base some of my views about MCSO from you and your dishonorable behavior. You work there and you're a liar and a coward.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@yourproductsucks

Fair enough.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks  


I do know that I would NOT from for an egotistical criminal.  I have what are called "standards".


" fits the criteria of a bigot."  You don't know the meaning of the word if you work for MCSO!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@WhoKnows @yourproductsucks @Cozz I didn't ask you to take my word for it.  I related my personal experience and suggested others do the same (meet and speak with the Deputy) prior to forming an opinion.


You've expressed your narrow opinion of anyone and everyone who is employed by the County Sheriff's Office based solely on their employment status alone.  Your opinion and lack of interest in deviating from it fits the criteria of a bigot.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @Cozz So, someone who's known to be  dishonorable says someone else is honorable and we should listen?


That's funny!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks2 It's impossable to make libelious claims against a ghost. I did give you a choice though. 

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

you keep insisting I represent mcso. I do no such thing. you don't like me. I don't like you. it's my opinion that you, at one time didn't pay child support that was owed to another... you don't like that. that's real sad for you. you want to fist fight now, Dennis? is that what you Insinuate by asking i want you to break my nose?

why would I need a gun when meeting you? are you threatening me with physical violence? why would you insinuate I am posting while working? are you making libelous claims against me in order to defame me?

you are a pathetic person

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows And thank you for proving, once again, what a cowardly troll cop you are by spreading false statements about my personal life. You really represent MCSO well when you try to bring innocent people into it also like my ex and child. If you are Lisa, you need more Botox and will never be half the women my ex is. If you are some other ass-kissing troll on the tax payers dime trolling-take your gun off and lets meet.. 

squash
squash

@yourproductsucks You know, you could have gotten your point across without having to resort to using homophobic jokes...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@yourproductsucks @WhoKnows No, it shows your lack of common sense and logical thought!  Yip, yip, yip!

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