Joe Arpaio's 81st Workplace Raid: Painter, Tree-Trimmer, Others Arrested

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office pulled off its 81st workplace raid, and as usual, the employees are the ones facing punishment, not the employers.

Five people were arrested at different locations, including employees of a restaurant, landscaping service, and a country club.

See also:
-Arpaio's Workplace Raid of Uncle Sam's Results in First Arrest of Business Owner
-Arpaio Will Continue to Defy Judge Snow Until He's Held in Contempt

Typically in these cases, MCSO gets a tip that several employees of the same business are there using a stolen or fake identification.

This time, however, identity-theft victims went to MCSO, and arrested four workers working under one name in one case, and arrested one of two people they found using a person's identity in another case.

According to MCSO, one of the workers apparently was tipped off to the investigation by her employer, and detectives haven't caught her.

An MCSO press release states that both victims found out their identities were stolen when they applied for food stamps, and were denied because the agency thought they were "actually employed" and making money.

In this Melendres-era press release, MCSO's press office dances around the fact the workers arrested are suspected of being in the country illegally:
Four of the suspects were held by Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE), while the ICE disposition of the fifth suspect is unknown. ICE holds are employed when a suspect in a crime has been identified as an illegal immigrant.
(FYI: "ICE" stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.)

The workers face felony charges.

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johnfreyan
johnfreyan

So, let me get this straight.  For the sake of two people draining taxpayer's money from the public safety fund, we're going to spend more money to arrest and kick out 5 gainfully employed people?  Sounds to me like a fiscally responsible thing to do would be to take away those two leech's citizenship and give these 5 hardworking men and women status.  By my count that's two tax leeches gone and 5 tax-generating employees that support the local economy.  Sounds like a plan to me!

analogue
analogue

So, if the victims hadn't applied for benefits no one would have known about this?? This is a disgrace. And Arpaio is NOT repugnant- I also don't listen or read propaganda so my opinions are my own and not a result of PBS/NPR style brainwashing. He is upholding the law. No Einsteins, no Rosa Parks, no Rockefellers are illegally immigrating to Arizona. They are all uneducated, uncultured morons who NEVER move up in society nor are a benefit to this country. They simply fill up all of the entry level positions normally taken by teenagers and ex convicts needing employment. They are no benefit to this country, and the huge lie about them "taking jobs Americans don't want" is complete and utter BS.
Mexicans, Guatemalans, etc are traitors in my mind- they leave their own countries when they should stay there and fix their countries problems. I don't blame a person wanting to come here to this nice place and get a job, I don't blame them at all. I lay blame on the employers. Anyway, if you care to take a look at old vintage 40s/50s photos of Mexico, it was a nice place then! People dressed respectably, the streets were clean- people often traveled to Mexico on vacation. Now, those places are shit holes and filthy. Why? Because no one CARES to stay there and better their homes. Instead they come here, and not feeling as if this is their true "home" either, they litter and leave used diapers and beer bottles all over. Go to any immigrant-heavy apartments buildings or homes south of Phoenix to see for yourself.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

It will be a glorious day on Earth when this lowlife vile repugnant piece of shit Arpaio finally dies a slow, pain-filled, excruciating death.



armandocdll81
armandocdll81

A deported illegal alien is a (Mexican, Chinese, German, etc.) national who no longer fears being held accountable for being document-challenged. Si se puede!

lennygarbo
lennygarbo

Well, thank God that no Job Creators were arrested.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Arresting tree trimmers, and making inmates care for a dog that is known to be violent - just to deflect attention from Arapio probably being held in contempt of court on 5/7..


"Thirty days in the hole, Arpaio!", could be ordered by Snow!

johnlancaster85035
johnlancaster85035

Looks like arpaio had a "hissy fit" today and decided he was going to round up some brown folks, just for the heck of it.WOW! How does someone sway that kind of power?

DNichols
DNichols

During Arpaio's many, many  workplace raids he was accepting large sums of money to the M.C.S.O. from his pal Danny Herndon's Car Washes while raiding Danny's Competitor Car Washes.

Protection Racketeering?!

Come on Feds.

soulalibi
soulalibi

It seems that every once in awhile, the aged media whore, will do something worthwhile. Such as busting illegals who steal the identity of another. But seldom, does he ever perform such good enforcement, when the majority of his "selective enforcements" are contradictory to "the rule of law".

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

How is this not a legitimate bust - you've got victims!  PNT should not be helping Arpaio with his PR efforts - especially ones designed to show how he is a victim of obvious media bias.  He baited you with a legitimate bust, you took the bait - now he has election material to say to his supporters and others, "Look, I make a legitimate bust to protect victims of identify theft and PNT and the media STILL come after me."  There are such things as legitimate use of law enforcement powers.  This was one of them.  I'm against Arpaio and his bigoted tactics but this is just feeding the troll!


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

I'm a little surprised by the comments.

Can't you look past your justifiable contempt for Arpaio and see that these people were actually damaging the lives of honest citizens?


Or did you not bother to read the article?


DNichols
DNichols

I find it ironic that while Arpaio had his Deputies working hand in hand with hundreds of un-documented workers at his buddy Danny Herndon's car washes with total proceeds of the un-documented workers labor going directly to the M.C.S.O. that Arpaio NEVER raided what were essentially Arpaio's un-documented employees?!

Was Arpaio in fact Arizona's largest employer of un-documented workers while these M.C.S.O. car washes were being done?

I say we prosecute Arpaio for illegally employing the most un-documented workers in a workplace!

Arpaio knew they were un-documented, he just wanted the money!

At least Arpaio did raid many car washes, all his buddy Danny's competion of course.

To: Justice, even for crooked "Weasel's" posing as of all things "Law Enforcement."

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  i dont really wish death on anyone, but i wont be mourning for him either. with our luck...........Kharma will skip him and he will go in his sleep. the ending i wish for for him involves the court stripping him of power and hopefully something involving jail

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Maybe the door guard was distracted by reading the MCSO corrective statement???? Damn you judge Snow

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Which is cheaper? Joes new system or a cup of coffee for the guy at the door? We know which one is more ineffective. Let's just try the coffee......it might work, and if it doesnt, it's only $1.79 wasted

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

lets buy Joe a "Where's Waldo" book..........should be entertaining


armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@johnlancaster85035  Then the brown folk moan and wail like little bitches because their ruse got discovered. Nothing like a little weepy-fest to add drama to one's life. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@DNichols  The feds were the ones that busted danny's - including management, while Joke had danny's management and illegals wipe down his door knob...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@valleynative  Why does the clown never bust the employers?  Are they all campaign contributors life Turf Paradise and Danny's car wash?

DNichols
DNichols

@Valley

I hope no one hides the food stamps under the work boots of your "Honest Citizens".  They would starve to death.

For the record:

January 2008 began both the I.C.E. Deportation,/Incarceration programs, and of course "The Great Recession", and Foreclosure Crisis.

If Hard Working Immigrants were issued temporary work visas no ones identities would be missused, and America might once again become the Worlds leading Economy?!

In 2010 the United Farm Workers ran adds asking for one hundred thousand Farm Workers, nine people in the U.S. applied, I believe Two of them were still on the job the second day, the rest chose "Food Stamps".

The Farm Jobs are still available, however they require LABOR.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@valleynative I just read the same story on 4 other media outlets ( channel 3,5,10,12) and it appears Mr Hendley (as usual ) leaves out important facts about the investigation in order to sway the opinions of his 5 loyal reader's but that is expected and by the comments below it worked again

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@DNichols I am surprise N.T. hasn't invited you in for a job interview my god with your in-depth knowledge of Arpaio's business venture's and to the extent of which you now have pinpointed Arpaio as being the employment recruiter for Danny's car was just amazing journalism. Who knows with your nose for the news sometime down the road people might start comparing you to Bob Woodward.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

(i honestly think that the thought of no power and jail scares him more than death does)

DNichols
DNichols

@Whoknows

I sure hope they are looking at the money trail from Danny's to Arpaio, and will Indict the good sheriff for using his "workplace raids" as a "Protection Racket".

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows @valleynative 

To arrest the employer, you have to be able to prove that they knew (or should have known) that the id was fake.   If there had been 4 people working for the same employer, all using the same name and SSN, that would be easy, but these were, as I understand it, all working at different places.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  

So you think they're justified in stealing from honest citizens because they weren't issued visas?


I'm not surprised.


Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@john043012 @valleynative  Interesting... and telling... how you don't say what those 'important facts' are... 


But what is expected from you, other than incomplete info.... nothing...

DNichols
DNichols

@John

Thank you for not sexually fantasizing about Mr. Lemons in this comment.

It is refreshing for a change.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012 @DNichols  lol oh john, how your feeble little mind so easily forgets that instead of doing a raid on Turf paradise in 08 after the state racing commission couldnt verify the citizenship of about 100 workers they were trying to license, arpaio helped out his biggest contributor and opened an "investigation" into the racing commission to force them to license ILLEGALS!! Congrats skippy, you are more gullible than the germans in the 1930's. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  

This article is about people being arrested for identity theft.  My pointing out that you seem to be justifying their act is not "twisting" anything.

Raising the minimum wage has nothing at all to do with getting people to be willing to do jobs.  Raising the minimum wage will actually decrease employment, because it makes employees more expensive.

 

DNichols
DNichols

@ Valley

Nice twisting what I said again.

Im not surprised.

Fact: Since the January 2008 start of Deporting, and Incarcerating America's HARDEST, and most DEVOTED Workers America is fast losing our Economic standing in the World.

Now we must raise our minimum wage in order to get Americans to do the jobs Immigrants gladly did FOR America.

Get it yet?!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Ponder "22 prior felony charges involving identity theft and forgery is quite significant.  "


To whom, besides racist bigoted hateful Rethuglykkkans?


Non-violent paper "crimes" of necessity so they can work -- EARN A LIVING -- and live peacefully supporting their families?


Ponder
Ponder

@Flyer9753 @valleynative  22 prior felony charges involving identity theft and forgery is quite significant.  


I'd think even Mr. Collins would agree that a person with 22 prior felony charges indicates the necessity for that individual to be discovered, arrested , and prosecuted.


Lemons didn't write this article, so I'm not sure how your reference of him fits into this thread...in fact, valleynative mentions the true author of this blog, Matthew Hendley, in the post you responded to.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753  Thanks for the information, I had not seen the press release yet.


Seriously? You are going to assume I said everybody when I didn't???? 


For the record, over 65M americans have criminal records, out of a population of 310M that's roughly 20% or 1 in 5 people.. 


the chances of you not knowing someone you count as a friend, who has a criminal record are therefore quite low.


Next time you might want to think before you try to bite... it will save you being embarrassed by facts like this.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

Seriously?  You assume that everybody has a criminal record?  You must have some colorful friends.

He's talking about a total of 22 prior felony charges involving identity theft and forgery.  It's in the press release.


Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@john043012 @Flyer9753  oh I am sorry, I don't speak sarcastispeak and assholespeak so I didn't understand you....


Now, so these PEOPLE had prior criminal charges... so what? So do you I bet.


What's your point?


This is your smoking gun that Lemons missed???? 


ROFLMFAO!!!!!

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Flyer9753 OK for the benefit of the stupid here PILLARS OF SOCIETY I hope that clears that up moron

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@john043012 @Flyer9753  Where I get my news is my business.. I just think you should post the information, if you have it and it exists, rather than just make an accusation like you did without anything to back it up.


Pillars had prior criminal charges... WTF??? Pillars are usually holding up things.. lie bldg's and such... how can they have criminal charges???


The only one being a fool here is you.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Flyer9753 You mean to tell me you only get your news from N.T. come on don't play the fool, fool all of those pillars had prior criminal charges.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@TommyCollins I did not bring up Lemon's personnel obsession with Arpaio Nichols did and besides I made my observation lets leave it at that

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@john043012 John, you might do yourself a favor and stop with the personal attacks on those who you oppose, including Mr. Lemons. It takes away from any credible thoughts you might be able to share. However, if you do it for entertainment and enjoy having your back to the wall, go for it.

DNichols
DNichols

@John

This based on thoughts in your immagination?!

Wow.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@DNichols  Your still thinking about that good because I truly believe Lemons is a closet gay and has a sexually obsession towards Arpaio.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 How old are you ? smoke a pole wow you mentioned about dumbing things down so I could understand your warped ideology but that statement takes it to 2nd grade. You need to practice what you preach 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012  it means since you cant comprehend what i am saying, let me dumb it down for you a bit so its more on your level. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 Are you drunk? Let me rephrase though for you What the hell is that suppose to mean?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012  let me rephrase though for you to make it easier..I wouldnt mind, if dangerous criminals werent getting away as a consequence of immigration having a higher priority to MCSO and arpaio due to the publicity.  

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012  lol is it reading, or comprehension thats your struggle? notice the comma genius? LMAO wow..epic fail. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 I wouldn't mind if more dangerous criminals got away , hey professor that has got to be the best imbecilic statement ever written. One question for you professor don't you find it strange that the only articles N.T. seems worthy of print are the ones involving Hispanics and their illegal brethren committing crimes and blaming Arpaio ? you know you are one hell of a meathead ,dead from the neck up

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@valleynative @david_saint01 @john043012  I wouldnt mind, if more dangerous criminals got away because arpaio is more concerned with appearances rather than his actual job. You know, according to their own internal report from last year, those sex crimes STILL havent been investigated. smh its not about immigration, its about the cost of it (and i dont mean money)

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012 @david_saint01  that would be those people commonly referred to as Native Americans lol , or as you might refer to them, American Indians. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 Native inhabitants was that the Spaniards in America or the Chinese in America ?  and by the way you need to jettison yourself to 2014

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@david_saint01 @john043012 

Arpaio is an asshole, but neither that fact nor the fact that our ancestors behaved like humans have always behaved justifies identity theft.


Take a step back and accept that every now and then, MCSO is going to make a legitimate arrest.


david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@john043012 @david_saint01  LMAO " I and  many Americans do not support stealing anything for the sole purpose of having a better life " really? you mean like how we stole this land from its native inhabitants? whats so difficult about remembering history for you folks anyways? And by now you should realize, i and many other Arizonans have become tired of arpaios malfeasance, and politics with putting immigration enforcement above his actual job duties..for example, he has a PR unit of 8 employees, and a warrant unit of NONE! He has a little over 500 arrests of illegals since he started this back in 06, but his case closed ratio has plummeted down to around 20%! He has abused his office to go after journalists and judges, yet those who call Obama a "fascist this", "communist that" are the ones that support him?!? You know why the Germans were so easily deluded? Anger. It rules the mind, and causes all logic and reason to fly out the window. The immigration issue has become quite similar. People who hate illegals are so consumed by it, they refuse to acknowledge facts easily found with a little effort. Its quite sad and pathetic really. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 Well by now you should realize I and  many Americans do not support stealing anything for the sole purpose of having a better life and it seems to me N.T. can only find stories involving Hispanics and their illegal brethren that do exactly that steal. I am sure we have all types of races committing felonies but this paper only singles out Hispanics Why?

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@david_saint01 Might be wise if you drum up your portfolio and get a jump on Nichols I heard N.T. is looking for cub reporters.

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