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(The Raw Story)   America's favorite sheriff loses yet another lawsuit over false arrests, to the tune of $3.75 million. For those keeping track at home, Maricopa County has had to pay out nearly $17 million since Joe took office   (rawstory.com) divider line 34
    More: Fail, Maricopa County, false arrest, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Phoenix New Times, sheriffs  
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2013-12-21 11:42:09 AM  
10 votes:
The party of fiscal responsibility isn't particularly interested in fiscal responsibility.
2013-12-21 11:19:06 AM  
8 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Saborlas: And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.

A smart challenger for the office would play up those lawsuits as wasteful government spending and an unfair burden on the taxpayers.

Trabaggers may hate minorities, but they hate taxes and government spending too. It would be interesting to see which one would win out.


Teabaggers won't care about this, though, because Sherrif Joe's Tough On Crime, and he sure does deal with those brown people in a way they like.  The judgment against him are lie-brul socialists who work for Fartbongo and want our country overrun by illegal immigrants who'll come here to try to knock up your daughter to make an anchor baby.

In short, the racism of the Tea Party trumps any of the other stuff they claim to care about.
2013-12-21 02:00:05 PM  
6 votes:
Sheriff Arpaio belongs in a federal prison.
2013-12-21 11:14:46 AM  
6 votes:

Saborlas: And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.


A smart challenger for the office would play up those lawsuits as wasteful government spending and an unfair burden on the taxpayers.

Trabaggers may hate minorities, but they hate taxes and government spending too. It would be interesting to see which one would win out.
2013-12-21 11:07:24 AM  
5 votes:
And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.
2013-12-21 02:12:25 PM  
4 votes:

skinink: Obviously the voters who keep electing him want him and don't mind having their tax dollars used to pay off the jury awards, or watching Joe violate people's civil rights. So why should I care? I don't live there and can't vote him out. I can't really be outraged about him.


Reason to care:

Empathy for those whose rights he violates?
2013-12-21 02:03:22 PM  
4 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Trabaggers may hate minorities, but they hate taxes and government spending too. It would be interesting to see which one would win out.


That reasoning went out the window when it cost $24,000,000,000 for their bought politicians to shut down the government for just 16 days.  The tea party rabble can be counted on to react to anything, but their hedge fund leaders and billionaire comrades are calling all the shots.

Just like their forebears. the Christian Coalition, same hijacking a title, same hater base.
2013-12-21 02:50:05 PM  
3 votes:
Im constantly amazed by the lack of action taken by the latino community in Arizona. "Sheriff" joe should have been shot to death a long time ago. If you are tires of being bullied then do something about it.

Do the right thing and kill this scumbag.
2013-12-21 02:00:24 PM  
3 votes:

BSABSVR: The party of fiscal responsibility isn't particularly interested in fiscal responsibility.


I'm not sure if you've noticed, so you might want to get a fainting couch ready, but that's pretty common with just about anything they say. Fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, laser-like focus on jobs, etc etc
2013-12-21 12:13:04 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-12-21 03:04:10 PM  
2 votes:
So his witch hunt against New Times started after they reported he had invested $600,000 in cash in some real estate. Where's the follow-up on where he got that kinda money on a public servant's salary? That guy should be in jail by now.
2013-12-21 02:56:15 PM  
2 votes:
I live in Maricopa county and the only good news is that he gets elected by a slimmer and slimmer margin every time.  So hopefully we will have him out next election or maybe he will just have a heart attack and die, that would work also.    The Sheriffs office of Maricopa county is so corrupt it defies all logic that anyone votes for him.
2013-12-21 02:50:06 PM  
2 votes:
This is yet one more reason one should never, NEVER let their community turn into a retirement haven: the geezers love this asshole, and as long as it's just the young folk being taxed to pay for this they're alright with his abuses
2013-12-21 02:22:34 PM  
2 votes:

DrewCurtisJr: skinink: Obviously the voters who keep electing him want him and don't mind having their tax dollars used to pay off the jury awards,

Is it unusual for a department that size to pay a lot in lawsuits?


For total lawsuits no but the 17 million is just the amount they have had to pay for him going after political rivals and members of the press.
m00
2013-12-21 02:15:47 PM  
2 votes:

skinink: So why should I care?


Because we live in a Constitutional Republic, where the job of the Federal Government is to protect citizens whose natural rights are violated by the States.
2013-12-21 02:09:44 PM  
2 votes:
What is this, amateur hour?

CPD and Chicago have paid out over $100 million since 2010.
m00
2013-12-21 02:03:28 PM  
2 votes:
Sure, but violating civil liberties and abusing citizens is priceless.
2013-12-21 01:59:26 PM  
2 votes:
This just goes to show how dumb Arpaio is and how dumb he thinks his constituents are. He arrested them for violating the secrecy of a non-existent grand jury. How did he think that would work?
2013-12-22 06:56:16 AM  
1 votes:

Rocket To Russia: but
CHICAGO!


In fact 17mil is a bad quarter in Chicago....
2013-12-22 02:45:17 AM  
1 votes:
but
CHICAGO!
2013-12-22 01:59:27 AM  
1 votes:
A few year back, he was asking for a 20 million dollar increase in his upcoming annual budget above planned expenditures, just to help cover expected court costs.  This was over and above what he already allotted for yearly lawsuit costs, because he was having to spend so much more defending himself/the department than expected($15 mil at the time), it was eating into his publicity stunts...er, 'programs'.  The $17 mil for false arrests, the $20 mil for the unnecessary deaths, those are just a drop in the bucket compared to what his court defense costs alone cost the county annually.  Add it up over the last couple decades, he just might give your vaunted Chicago PD a run for the (lost) money.

/whenever anyone starts talking about him as the 'toughest sheriff in America', I never get tired of reminding them that a decade or so ago, he got his ass beat in a parking lot by a 32 year old gay waiter who still lived with his mother.

//bigger joke- when he was first elected in '92, he promised to serve one term and then retire.
2013-12-21 11:43:28 PM  
1 votes:
the man is a thug
2013-12-21 06:33:55 PM  
1 votes:

comebackherewithmyoreos: So you folks who keep bringing up Chicago PD understand that The Maricopa Country Sherrifs Office is not the Phoenix PD right? That their role is to operate prisons housing petty offenders and to serve and suplement the areas of Maricopa County with no/limited local police coverage? That you're godawful at drawing parallels and should probably just stop?


My quick math says Maricopa County Sheriff's office is responsible for less than 400,000 people.

Chicago has a population of 2.75 million and New York 8.2 million and both cities have large temporary populations of visitors from suburbs, commuters, and tourists, I doubt anywhere under the MCSO does as all urban areas have a local police department

And that $17 million is simply for politically motivated actions, it is just the tip of the iceberg. There were over $40 million in suits for dead or injured prisoners through 2008. From 2004-2007, the MCSO was subject to more than 50 times as many lawsuits as New York, Los Angeles, California, and Houston (the four largest US cities) combined.
2013-12-21 06:00:11 PM  
1 votes:

barneyfifesbullet: That's baby shiat compared to siccing the IRS and NSA on your political opponents.


I'd be happier if he'd start sending his political opponents to the FEMA death camps you lunatic righties have been furiously masturbating about since the 1990s.  Once all you Glenn Beck-felching teatards are executed, people with IQ's higher than room temperature can start fixing all the shiat that's been broken by the cousin-humping brigade over the last few decades...
2013-12-21 03:42:27 PM  
1 votes:
Obviously the word has been sent out to redirect the topic of conversation to Chicago. Because that has derp-all to do with anything.
2013-12-21 03:13:34 PM  
1 votes:
That's actually not very much, I'm surprised, Chicag...

redmid17: What is this, amateur hour?

CPD and Chicago have paid out over $100 million since 2010.


What he said.  That number will keep rising and rising, especially after the CPD has been found by a federal court to have a culture of cover-ups that shield officers accused of a wide range of crimes and misconduct.  The city needs to start taking misconduct and torture settlements out of their pension funds, the CPD refuses to take responsibility for their innumerable crimes over the years.
2013-12-21 02:58:39 PM  
1 votes:
I joked about the idea of Hollywood rebooting 1984's Tank, and replacing the Sherman with a Rhino with Dwayne Johnson playing Sgt. Major Carey.  I think it would need a rewrite to work in today's society, and I think Sheriff Joe here has given us the material.

/I say Charlie Day as Deputy Euclid
//see, any idiot can think of this crap
2013-12-21 02:41:02 PM  
1 votes:

cardex: DrewCurtisJr: skinink: Obviously the voters who keep electing him want him and don't mind having their tax dollars used to pay off the jury awards,

Is it unusual for a department that size to pay a lot in lawsuits?

For total lawsuits no but the 17 million is just the amount they have had to pay for him going after political rivals and members of the press.


Yeah. That's not counting the wrongful death suits and such.
2013-12-21 02:32:54 PM  
1 votes:

TheSelphie: Saborlas: And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.

The fact that sheriff is an elected position in many places is a joke in itself.


We just passed a law in the last few years in North Carolina that prohibits convicted felons from running for sheriff. It was necessary because at least two sheriffs had been arrested and removed from their jobs, and were trying to get elected back into office.
2013-12-21 02:21:48 PM  
1 votes:

Saborlas: And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.


The fact that sheriff is an elected position in many places is a joke in itself.
2013-12-21 02:10:11 PM  
1 votes:
Obviously the voters who keep electing him want him and don't mind having their tax dollars used to pay off the jury awards, or watching Joe violate people's civil rights. So why should I care? I don't live there and can't vote him out. I can't really be outraged about him.
2013-12-21 02:07:25 PM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Saborlas: And yet this will be forgotten come election time. Because electing anyone else to the position means that racists can't fap to minorities being mistreated.

Gonna need either a fed-up federal judge or the Grim Reaper to get him outta that office.

A smart challenger for the office would play up those lawsuits as wasteful government spending and an unfair burden on the taxpayers.

Trabaggers may hate minorities, but they hate taxes and government spending too. It would be interesting to see which one would win out.


Are these judgements for actions against good, white, chritstian converative residents? Or minorities and the dirty liberal lapdogs? If the latter, that will be viewed by most of his backers as good legitimate spending.

The best thing I can say about electing police is that it isn't quite as retarded as electing judges.
2013-12-21 02:06:28 PM  
1 votes:
How much of that $17m has been paid out?
2013-12-21 11:19:17 AM  
1 votes:
I'm going to say something really profound.  People are STUPID when it comes to how they respond to their elected officials.

[nscsb]
Small Mississippi town where I live had the same sheriff since the 60's.  He was a local institution, util he got in the middle of an altercation between the scion of a prominent local family and the the Feds.  Committed perjury, bribery, attempted bribery, witness tampering.  All to provide cover for the scion who was busted in DC with an Uzi in his car.

Anyway, he ended up pleading guilty because a white southern sheriff couldn't get a fair trial in Washington DC.  While he was waiting sentencing he was re-elected to the office.

Anyway, as he's going away to Florida prison camp for 18 months, the local population was wailing and gnashing their teeth because what would they do without the man who had protected them for so many years.

[/nscsb]
 
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