Joe Arpaio Shakes Down Arrests Maids for Cleaning at ADOT Buildings Without Papers

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Talk about what Catholics call an "occasion of sin". . . On Friday, the MCSO announced that it had staged yet another worksite raid, this one supposedly the 83rd since Sheriff Joe Arpaio started wasting taxpayer cash on them instead after going after murderers, child rapists, gang-bangers, and other so-called "real criminals."

Like Arpaio himself, and allegedly some of his deputies.

According to the MCSO's press release, the raid took place last week at "several Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) buildings in the Phoenix Capitol complex," and nabbed nine undocumented women and one man, their U.S. citizen manager, on charges of forgery.

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The biggest unindicted criminal in Sand Land...

All apparently were employees of the Upright Cleaning Company, which has a government contract for such work.

Call it an early birthday present for Joe, who turned 82 on Saturday, and is the biggest unindicted criminal in the state.

I mean, any way you cut it, the misdeeds of a few cleaning people who may have used fake identities to work (horrors!) pale by comparison to Arpaio's gross misconduct while in office (e.g., misspending $100 million, abuse of power, jail deaths, etc.).

See also:
Joe Arpaio's Deputy Charley Armendariz Implicated MCSO "Command Staff," Says Activist Lydia Guzman
Deputy's Death Opens the Door Onto a World of Corruption in Sheriff Joe's MCSO
Joe Arpaio's Investigating Federal Judge G. Murray Snow, DOJ, Sources Say, and Using a Seattle Scammer To Do It

Moreover, the deputies involved in such workplace investigations currently labor under a pall of suspicion for crimes worse than forgery.

See, there is crossover between the MCSO's Criminal Employment Squad, which did this raid, and the Human Smuggling Unit, which has become the subject of scrutiny in the wake of the arrest and apparent suicide of ex-HSU detective Ramon Charley Armendariz.


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DestructionOfDerps
DestructionOfDerps

Kegger at my house for his (rapidly approaching) funeral! If Jan Brewer's falls within the same month we can make it a block party!


Should we get PBR or Fat Tire? Both?

Paul Perkins
Paul Perkins

There is a right way, and a wrong way. Everyone deserves a right to better themselves, just do it the legal way

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

if Armendariz kept all that incriminating evidence in his home.........does anybody else wonder what else is out there? (or even in Joe's home?)

CantQualifyforEBT
CantQualifyforEBT

Stephen, sometimes you hit the nail on the head, and others you really duff it.

This is an absolute duff.

CantQualifyforEBT
CantQualifyforEBT

I guess the argument that employers are never arrested can't be used this time...

Dino Gilic
Dino Gilic

Good send them back let's clean illegals and on document people good job joe ✌️

Gary Olney
Gary Olney

Go for it Joe weed out all illegal immigrants where ever they hide.

Jeremy Caron
Jeremy Caron

Issue is the illegals come in and have or steal id's to get jobs etc.. It's a vicious cycle.. Makes a bad name for those who have done the process and are great citizens and people!

Jeremy Caron
Jeremy Caron

Considering how many times he's been elected.. And re-elected in complete blowouts.. Ya a lot of people like him!!

Mark Trollinger
Mark Trollinger

He's not even fit enough to meet his job requirements.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

How incredibly disingenuous to suggest that, since Arpaio is a criminal buffoon, that he shouldn't be arresting other criminals.


Is there really any reader so stupid as to fall for such crap?

Sadly, there seem to be several.

Those illegals are doing financial harm to those whose identification they use.

 


MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I have to wonder if Judge Snow, the Melendres plaintiffs, their lawyers, the ACLU, and the DOJ knew about this raid?????

After all, the old man is still bound to Snow's rulings, including one that requires court and plaintiff notification, in advance of a raid.

Leilah Publications
Leilah Publications

If she is an American citizen or Resident, why does she need to show ANY papers? Why don't you show your proof of citizenship, Tim Fitchner? Terrorists like Timmy McVeigh and the Boston Marathon bombers where as white as your pansy ass. Fruit cakes that support our pansy felon of a Sheriff are the ones that need to prove their status.

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

Ill bet he takes em all to his house to do his work.

Olga L Garcia
Olga L Garcia

Tim Fitchner you think cause my last name is Garcia I don't have one??? Lmao people like make me sick..it's all good I'm proud of my brown skin! #go fuck ur self #racist #bitch

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Still waiting for YPS to crack the code on the library computer, and put in his two cents.

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

I live by the great words of JUDAS PRIEST "BREAKING THE LAW BREAKING THE LAW"

Crystal Whitehead
Crystal Whitehead

It's not always about skin color. Shit you could be fucking green and I wouldn't care , I do care about people breaking the law! I can't break the law, just because I'm white does not mean I can get away with things.

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

Nah I'm coolio I have nothing against hard working people.. I just hate the ones that hate ones skin color!!! I'm sure your not implying that

Crystal Whitehead
Crystal Whitehead

Yes you people, does not have to be racist it could simply mean a group of people but if you look for a reason to be offended I'm sure you'll find one.

Crystal Whitehead
Crystal Whitehead

Oh but I worked my way up, and have worked ever since. You know there are Americans that work just as hard.

Crystal Whitehead
Crystal Whitehead

Really because I'm pretty sure they would. Just because you people keep stating it doesn't make it true. My dad has been a farmer since he was 13. 3-5 every day. I've had a job since I was 16 as a busser. Your argument is invalid.

Nicholas Babcock
Nicholas Babcock

Arpaio is the worst sheriff in America. #getinformed, www.facebook.com/arpaio

Sean Sederstrom
Sean Sederstrom

That's a very kind offer Todd. I'll keep that in mind.

Sue Miller
Sue Miller

No one more important to arrest, like rapists, murderers, pedophiles? Really? Going after maids? It's time for Joe to go away. Either to jail, or forced retirement. Damn people need to quit re-electing this piece of shit.

Todd Hall
Todd Hall

dont like him leave i'll help u pack

David Quinze
David Quinze

Arrest all of them, they are illegal in this country Thanks Joe A.

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

Come down gringo !!!! Just remember that illegals do jobs that you won't fucking do.... KEEP THAT IN YOUR LITTLE MIND !!!!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Short, to the point, and correct...

Perfect !

azweasel
azweasel

The only ones who like him are the ones who have blue hair and shit stains in their underwear.

arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

@Dontbelieveit Humanitarian is a big lie. It's a big voter registration drive but that is already backfiring against the Obama administration because everything that comes out of his mouth has been proven to be a lie.

arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

@MaskedMagician1967 Yes they did know about it and it was approved by them because simply put ID THEFT IS A CRIME!  Illegal aliens are not above the law.

DestructionOfDerps
DestructionOfDerps

@arizonanewtimes.com @Dontbelieveit Why would an illegal immigrant try to vote and risk deportation? In a country where they don't care about its politics? This is probably the most bat-feces crazy statement consistently belched by the Fox News nutters. 


Maybe, the fact is, the far right teabaggers are losing elections because voters hate them! Its not a conspiracy, people just really don't like your platform and hate your views. Plain as day!

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@arizonanewtimes.comAnd everything that comes out of your mouth has smurfs maranera sauce on it .Now...... what do you think about when you clean the toilets at the gas station you work at ?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Lol do you even know anything about the impeachment process Robert?

First, the US House of Representatives draws up an indictment and votes on it. Then, it goes to the Senate for trial. Upon 67 votes in the Senate is a president considered impeached and is removed from office.

To date, the House hasn't drawn up that indictment.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

So Robert, I filed my public-records request with the Court.

Interesting that I didn't find Arpaio's filing with the Court, informing the Court, the Melendres plaintiffs, their lawyers, the ACLU and the DOJ.

So Robert, where is Arpaio's notification to the Court?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Really Robert?

Well, I'll file a public-records request with the Court for the filing by Arpaio. We'll see how that plays out for ya Robert.

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