Joe Arpaio Kneels Before Federal Power, Complies with Judge's Enforcement Order

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We now know it takes close to a month for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to send out a mass e-mail, and even then, only under the threat of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's being found in contempt of court by a federal judge.

How close Arpaio got to having the cuffs slapped on him, we may never know. But in federal court in Phoenix on Wednesday, Judge G. Murray Snow declared at the end of an hour-long hearing that the MCSO "is in substantial compliance" with a recent enforcement order in the ACLU's big civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio.

No, we're not talking about Snow's final injunction of October 2013. That document laid out the specifics of what the MCSO must do to get right with the U.S. Constitution, which Joe's been treating as a doormat, lo these many years.

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Faced with the judge's belt, Arpaio caved, after nearly a month of stalling...

The MCSO's compliance with that order is a long ways off.

Still, after much heel-dragging by Arpaio and his underlings, Snow finally was able to force the MCSO to disseminate to nearly all of its employees a "corrective statement," addressing bogus propaganda about Melendres, spewed by Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, Deputy Chief David Trombi, and, most recently Deputy Chief Jack MacIntyre.

Read the MCSO's statement of compliance.

During the hearing, MCSO Captain Larry Farnsworth testified that out of 3,297 compensated employees (excluding those on leave for some reason), 97.5 percent had done their required reading and had signed an attestation to that effect.

Command staff, sergeant and above, also read Snow's May 2013 decision in Melendres, finding the MCSO guilty of racial profiling, and Snow's October injunction.

Chief Deputy Sheridan attended Wednesday's hearing, though Arpaio did not. Afterward, Sheridan stated that even Arpaio had done all of his homework and signed that he had done so.

"His signature is right beside mine," Sheridan informed the reportorial scrum outside the courthouse.

If this sounds akin to obedience, remember that Arpaio's lawyer Tim Casey first submitted a draft corrective statement to the court on April 10, declaring that Arpaio would sign off on it.

That's when the usual MCSO shenanigans began.

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Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

I have a question for all of you:From what I understand Armendariz filed a lawsuit AGAINST joe arpaio a couple of days before all of this happened .........was he setup?Just thinking outloud again

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I, for one, am happy to finally see that narcissistic bastard cower in fear before Judge Snow. That actually brought a tear to my eye...

Better keep your steel toed boots nice and shiny Judge Snow, I have a feeling you'll be needing them in the near future....

kneelandblowme
kneelandblowme

"kneels before federal power" lol, what a drama queen. I "knelt before federal power" in april when I paid my taxes (for you new times readers, productive people are forced to pay money to the federal government on april 15th of each year). I also knelt before federal power when they took my bottled water away from me the last time I flew to los angeles.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Arpaio wasn't even required to be in the courtroom Snow has already started to ease back on his demands he even went so far and. used the words substantial compliance. Do you M.C.S.O. haters really think they are in substantial compliance ? I don't think anything has change other then a note signed by the employees stating they read it

DNichols
DNichols

The only answer is "Receivership" of the out of control racist M.C.S.O.

All else is nothing but a chess game.

"Arpaio kneels before Federal power", yeah with his toes, fingers, legs, and eyes crossed!

To: The Game.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

The whole thing is nothing but a radical clown show and it must and will stop.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Joe Arpaio is Judge Snow's BITCH!



truthbetold
truthbetold

According to Jesus Christ Murray Snow, MCSO is in compliance.  Then why is it Lemon boy and his furry followers are spewing venomous hate which would be more appropriate if MCSO was not in compliance?  Some of you people refuse to be happy.  Even when you get your way, you're little bitches.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@Dontbelieveit  Don't know..... but it would not surprise me at all if it turned out he was.


The entire thing, from the firing/resigning, etc... smells like a cannery in the phx summer heat

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Saves the taxpayers a ton of money. Was he killed by the po-po or did he off himself dontbelieve?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

That should be enough to get his bail revoked dontbelieve. Let's hope the judge has enough sense to put him in jail this time.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I have to disagree with the article you linked calling the old man a "borderline racist" dontbelieve.

The old man is a full fledged racist who either wears a white robe and pointed hood or has an oil portrait of Hitler in his office, wears a swastika armband, and does the Nazi salute in private.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Kneel, the 16th Amendment (which established a permanent federal income tax) was what 2/3 of both houses of Congress plus 3/4 of the states wanted in 1913.

So, blame your long-dead ancestors for paying for government.

DNichols
DNichols

@John

"M.C.S.O. haters"?!

Pull your head out of its crevas John we want the M.C.S.O. to be run like an official Law Enforcement Agency of the United States, not by Joes Law, Racism, and Corruption.

Arpaio's Corrupt , Miss managing Tyranny must end for the M.C.S.O. to be cleansed, and re-established according to U.S. Standards.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I read that article when I was on lunch Cozz. Quite interesting indeed.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com  the clown show can and did stop...........Joe signed the missive and complied. there is always tomorrow though, so the clown show might start again..................Joe cant help himself

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

@DonkeyHotay Better watch what you say because when MCSO gets you you're gonna be somebody's bitch in jail.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@truthbetold Lemons has an obsession with Arpaio I feel its sexual others say its to sell add space in his rag

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@truthbetold  Would you like some cheese with your whine??


Or would you prefer a pacifier??

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  Joe said he would have it investigated......................?? funny? didnt he say the same thing about the Atencio death? um.....and the El Mirage cases?......uh....and the Braillard case?...............er, um..........and the Abrahmson case?    

you do see where this is going right? or do i need to go on?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  "Hegstrom said the suspect joined the Department in 2005, but quit last week."


Convenient timing... and I don't believe a word of it.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  death by cowardice........................hung himself (so the story goes..they are looking into it)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO Robert, what will that dilapidated old man "get us" for?

Stop blowing smoke up people's asses Robert and just admit that Snow isn't backing down, the Old Fool is Snow's bitch, and the old man better get used to it.

That'll help when the DoJ gets off its ass and wins its racial-profiling lawsuit against that narcissistic bastard Arpaio. Which they will very easily do thanks to Snow's rulings.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com this i just have to hear................please tell me what DonkeyHotay has done that warrants his arrest. Donkey is just excersizing his freedom of speech, and whether or not you agree with it, it is his right. are you hinting towards another constitutional right that Joe plans on violating? in no way is his comment slanderous or libelous or even threatening and your reply follows the same subject matter. so why would Donkeys comment warrant police attention and yours doesnt? If Donkeys comment could land him in jail............yours would have you sharing a cell with him

truthbetold
truthbetold

@Flyer9753  Your suggested cheese, whine and pacifier platter would be better suited to everyone still crying.  To go over the facts: Snow found MCSO to be in substantial compliance with this particular order.  The appropriate response from your group should be, "cool, great, awesome," etc.  Instead, we get the usual "screw Arpaio, fuck MCSO," style emptiness.  You are the type of person who smacked a home-run, ran the bases, and finished by shoving the opposing pitcher - a sore loser and a bad winner.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I get it Zigs. I don't trust that SOB Arpaio as far as I can throw him.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I have to wonder if he (Armendariz)was allowed to resign from MCSO the same way Dave Henderbulk was when Babeu claimed Henderbulk was corrupt but said Arpaio knew nothing Flyer....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

All the more reason why I don't trust that fat greasy pig we're supposed to call a sheriff Zigs.

He's worse than Tricky Dick.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753 i believe that that is what the paper trail will support.............................i dont believe thats the full story. paperwork has a strange way of being altered or destroyed in Joe's office. the way they covered the missing $100m was covered by creative bookkeeping.....................what else is?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Neither do I Flyer.

"Convenient timing...and I don't believe a word of it."

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Virtually all the MCSO cops are crooked. I pity the few professionals stuck in there dontbelieve.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Zigs, are you comparing Joe's MCSO to the Titanic?

At least the people who died did so with honor. Compared to J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line, who was dubbed a coward for jumping into a lifeboat at the last minute. Arpaiocan and should be compared to Ismay.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@danzigsdaddy Damn good questions  Zigs Till now logging stuff has not been one of the procedures they follow.. must be nice to have at your disposal confiscated goods in ABUNDANCE . Damn.............It staggers the mind to think this mcso outfit is RESPONSIBLE for  keeping people SAFE in Maricopa County ......What gives smurf joe ? caught you with your pants down eh? How many other CROOKED cops working for him are doing the same shit...Only they haven't been caught .....YET!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Dontbelieveit evidence is supposed to be locked up with people monitoring and checking in and out who has what evidence..............................who was manning the door every time only "DRUG" evidence walked with this guy? dont they need a reason to be logging evidence in and out? i deal with freon and we have our log sheets for refrigerant  numbered very precisely so we can account for all transactions. if one of those log sheets is out of order.....questions are asked. the same applies to log book pages in trucking and is why checks are numbered.................if the guy was only taking HIS evidence bags................didnt anybody wonder why his numbers were off radically?

Loose ship Joe...................real loose ship

can your crew see the  iceberg on the horizon? 

CRASH

glug, glug

ABANDON SHIP!!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Who's looking into it Zigs? MCSO?

Get ready for a big cover up...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay not asking you to support me or my party, nor am i supporting you or your party, i am just standing by the rights we are both supposed to have. whether you detest me for being a republican or not, i would hope that you would do the same as me and stand up for ANYBODY's rights (not saying you wouldnt, just saying that i would hope you would)

DNichols
DNichols

@azn

Arpaio only needs to abide by U.S. Law, and the Judicial System, obey court orders, and stop racially profiling.

Sounds easy enough, so just do it?!

It would also be nice if he quit having his "Goon Squads" kill Citizens before they even see a court room, and Arpaio's  thievery, and corruption could end as well?!

To: Justice for "Tyrants".

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