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(Yahoo)   Convicted felon Sheriff Joe Arpaio may have been voted out of office in 2016, but he still managed to stick the citizens of Maricopa county with one more $5 million bill for his illegal actions in office   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-21 2:22:05 PM  
These would seem to be the costs of not having voted him out sooner.
 
2021-10-21 7:58:14 PM  
When you leave the abuser is the most dangerous period of the relationship.
 
2021-10-21 8:00:10 PM  
Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems they create while in office or employed by the government.

Problem solved.
 
2021-10-21 8:09:35 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems their illegal actions create while in office or employed by the government.


Politicians get sued as a matter of course these days, so a politician who has the potential of being sued by thousands of people because he or she voted a certain way on a bill is a non-starter.

I'm sure CONVICTED FELON Joe Arpaio is not on the hook for these bills because of qualified immunity, and SCOTUS is fine with that remaining in place.  Get rid of QI and a lot of problems (and problem officers) go away.
 
2021-10-21 8:09:55 PM  
C'mon, guys, Arizona is NOT the victim here.  They had 24 years to get rid of that fat old piece of racist shiat, but they re-elected him instead.  Even after he started costing them millions extra in lawsuit settlements, they still kept re-electing him.  Arizona brought this on themselves.
 
2021-10-21 8:12:35 PM  
You know what you're getting when you elect people like him.

Your tax dollars going for lawsuits.

Republicans are always good with that, as long as the lawsuits are over stigginit.
 
2021-10-21 8:14:09 PM  
Good. Voting him in should have cost them a lot more.
 
2021-10-21 8:15:50 PM  

indy_kid: AmbassadorBooze: Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems their illegal actions create while in office or employed by the government.

Politicians get sued as a matter of course these days, so a politician who has the potential of being sued by thousands of people because he or she voted a certain way on a bill is a non-starter.

I'm sure CONVICTED FELON Joe Arpaio is not on the hook for these bills because of qualified immunity, and SCOTUS is fine with that remaining in place.  Get rid of QI and a lot of problems (and problem officers) go away.


OK.  Have them have to cover their illegal actions.

The FWS decided that pythons couldn't be transported across state lines.  They got sued, because in the past they said that the particular act (I forget which one, for the moment) didn't apply to the lower 48 and state lines.  Then in the 2000s they changed their minds.  The courts found them to be in violation of the law.  The FWS did and illegal thing.  Have director Ash pay for all the costs he forced on the tax payers doing an illegal thing.

I don't even care about transporting pythons, but illegal is illegal, and the people who do illegal things should pay the costs.  Make Arpaio pay, and make Ash pay.  Make all the people in government doing illegal things pay.

Problem solved.
 
2021-10-21 8:17:24 PM  
I'm beginning to think voters in Arizona aren't exactly the smartest bunch... They elected this horse deworming douche, finally vote him out, and yet let more represent them that decided doing a farcical vote audit on their dime was a great idea...
 
2021-10-21 8:21:09 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: indy_kid: AmbassadorBooze: Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems their illegal actions create while in office or employed by the government.

Politicians get sued as a matter of course these days, so a politician who has the potential of being sued by thousands of people because he or she voted a certain way on a bill is a non-starter.

I'm sure CONVICTED FELON Joe Arpaio is not on the hook for these bills because of qualified immunity, and SCOTUS is fine with that remaining in place.  Get rid of QI and a lot of problems (and problem officers) go away.

OK.  Have them have to cover their illegal actions.

The FWS decided that pythons couldn't be transported across state lines.  They got sued, because in the past they said that the particular act (I forget which one, for the moment) didn't apply to the lower 48 and state lines.  Then in the 2000s they changed their minds.  The courts found them to be in violation of the law.  The FWS did and illegal thing.  Have director Ash pay for all the costs he forced on the tax payers doing an illegal thing.

I don't even care about transporting pythons, but illegal is illegal, and the people who do illegal things should pay the costs.  Make Arpaio pay, and make Ash pay.  Make all the people in government doing illegal things pay.

Problem solved.


You sure went to a lot of work conflating two disparate things.
 
2021-10-21 8:24:20 PM  
He is one of the very worst people.
 
2021-10-21 8:26:55 PM  
Guy was a major pusher of Birtherism. Arguably the major one. Birtherism gave us Trump (for reasons I showed in the Mario Apuzzo COVID death thread a day or so ago).
 
2021-10-21 8:27:00 PM  

Iczer: I'm beginning to think voters in Arizona aren't exactly the smartest bunch... They elected this horse deworming douche, finally vote him out, and yet let more represent them that decided doing a farcical vote audit on their dime was a great idea...


Arizona education doesn't seem very great. Phoenix is a particularly undereducated city, and it took me a while to put my finger on why the city bothered me so much. The people were boring and incurious, with boring, incurious lives and boring, incurious jobs. Other than the artists I knew, no one had ambitions--they worked for a credit card company, or an airline, watched network TV, and went to bed. They sure hate snow, though--that's about the only passion they had. That, and racism against Mexicans.
 
2021-10-21 8:27:20 PM  

Summoner101: AmbassadorBooze: indy_kid: AmbassadorBooze: Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems their illegal actions create while in office or employed by the government.

Politicians get sued as a matter of course these days, so a politician who has the potential of being sued by thousands of people because he or she voted a certain way on a bill is a non-starter.

I'm sure CONVICTED FELON Joe Arpaio is not on the hook for these bills because of qualified immunity, and SCOTUS is fine with that remaining in place.  Get rid of QI and a lot of problems (and problem officers) go away.

OK.  Have them have to cover their illegal actions.

The FWS decided that pythons couldn't be transported across state lines.  They got sued, because in the past they said that the particular act (I forget which one, for the moment) didn't apply to the lower 48 and state lines.  Then in the 2000s they changed their minds.  The courts found them to be in violation of the law.  The FWS did and illegal thing.  Have director Ash pay for all the costs he forced on the tax payers doing an illegal thing.

I don't even care about transporting pythons, but illegal is illegal, and the people who do illegal things should pay the costs.  Make Arpaio pay, and make Ash pay.  Make all the people in government doing illegal things pay.

Problem solved.

You sure went to a lot of work conflating two disparate things.


Illegal is illegal.

Make all people doing illegal things pay.

Did I'd do the arpaio things?  Or did he?  Did I do the Ash things?  Or did he?  Why should us taxpayers pay for things that illegal?
 
2021-10-21 8:31:48 PM  

Iczer: I'm beginning to think voters in Arizona aren't exactly the smartest bunch... They elected this horse deworming douche, finally vote him out, and yet let more represent them that decided doing a farcical vote audit on their dime was a great idea...


One county - granted, the largest county in AZ, and in AZ, the 6th (?) largest state in the nation in terms of land base, we have I think 14 counties.  Lots of midwest/east coast places have counties the size of a long par 5 (exaggeration but not).

and the vote was stupid and we all knew how it would end, and even after it ended, the Trumpers are now saying the very recount they prayed for and got, now say was tainted.

But.  What I came here to post was this.  around 2015, 2016, whatever, during his tenure, I got a "mortgage shortage notice" from my lender, the first year we lived in this house.  "Your property tax estimate is $38 short for the year.  you can pay it at once or we can fold it into your mortgage."

me:  "WTF?"

few days later, state's alt-paper:  "Maricopa County homeowners:  did you get a nasty note from your lender?  Thank Sheriff Joe!  The Maricopa County Board approved a Z% per $100,000 appraised value tax, to fund a Sheriff Joe's LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT FUND!"

And yes, the farknuts kept electing Nickel Bag Joe.  fark that guy.
 
2021-10-21 8:42:44 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Summoner101: AmbassadorBooze: indy_kid: AmbassadorBooze: Pass a law making all government employees responsible for the costs of their legal problems their illegal actions create while in office or employed by the government.

Politicians get sued as a matter of course these days, so a politician who has the potential of being sued by thousands of people because he or she voted a certain way on a bill is a non-starter.

I'm sure CONVICTED FELON Joe Arpaio is not on the hook for these bills because of qualified immunity, and SCOTUS is fine with that remaining in place.  Get rid of QI and a lot of problems (and problem officers) go away.

OK.  Have them have to cover their illegal actions.

The FWS decided that pythons couldn't be transported across state lines.  They got sued, because in the past they said that the particular act (I forget which one, for the moment) didn't apply to the lower 48 and state lines.  Then in the 2000s they changed their minds.  The courts found them to be in violation of the law.  The FWS did and illegal thing.  Have director Ash pay for all the costs he forced on the tax payers doing an illegal thing.

I don't even care about transporting pythons, but illegal is illegal, and the people who do illegal things should pay the costs.  Make Arpaio pay, and make Ash pay.  Make all the people in government doing illegal things pay.

Problem solved.

You sure went to a lot of work conflating two disparate things.

Illegal is illegal.

Make all people doing illegal things pay.

Did I'd do the arpaio things?  Or did he?  Did I do the Ash things?  Or did he?  Why should us taxpayers pay for things that illegal?


I read up on your example, and it literally came down to the interpretation of one word in the Lacey Act.  Good luck proving malfeasance on that.

Equating that with the wanton abuses of Arpaio is irresponsible.  You say illegal is illegal.  If that's the case, why do we have felonies, misdemeanors, and all the aggravating considerations in between?  Doing six over the speed limit and murder are both illegal!  Exactly the same.
 
2021-10-21 8:49:07 PM  

austerity101: He is one of the very worst people.


Don't be so casually sure about that.

Not that I doubt he'd make it through most of the brackets, but... have you _seen_ how much competition there is for that title lately?
 
2021-10-21 9:14:43 PM  

Aquapope: C'mon, guys, Arizona is NOT the victim here.  They had 24 years to get rid of that fat old piece of racist shiat, but they re-elected him instead.  Even after he started costing them millions extra in lawsuit settlements, they still kept re-electing him.  Arizona brought this on themselves.


all of ^this.
 
2021-10-21 9:39:18 PM  
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POS was investigated for hundreds of man hours and then convicted just for President Stupid to undo all their hard work. Death would be the next best thing.
 
2021-10-21 11:32:05 PM  

Aquapope: C'mon, guys, Arizona is NOT the victim here.  They had 24 years to get rid of that fat old piece of racist shiat, but they re-elected him instead.  Even after he started costing them millions extra in lawsuit settlements, they still kept re-electing him.  Arizona brought this on themselves.


No. That's not at all how it happened. This has been explained over and over (and over) again. The prime Arpaio voters were farking Snowbirds, old farks from other states who only have to reside in the state something like 3 months of the year. They sat at home in Mooseballs, MN, and watched all of the scare TV on Fox. They then listened to Sheriff Joke talk about how amazing of a job he was doing, and then remembered how they had not been raped and robbed last winter when they were Leisure World, so they voted for the fat fark, and then went back home for the rest of the year, leaving us to clean up the mess.

Yes, there are still Maricopa County voters (You should also try and blame the right group. The state of AZ didn't vote for the dumb fark, just one single county.), but the core of the problem was with that influx of old assholes every year.
 
2021-10-21 11:38:21 PM  

rickythepenguin: Iczer: I'm beginning to think voters in Arizona aren't exactly the smartest bunch... They elected this horse deworming douche, finally vote him out, and yet let more represent them that decided doing a farcical vote audit on their dime was a great idea...

One county - granted, the largest county in AZ, and in AZ, the 6th (?) largest state in the nation in terms of land base, we have I think 14 counties.  Lots of midwest/east coast places have counties the size of a long par 5 (exaggeration but not).

and the vote was stupid and we all knew how it would end, and even after it ended, the Trumpers are now saying the very recount they prayed for and got, now say was tainted.

But.  What I came here to post was this.  around 2015, 2016, whatever, during his tenure, I got a "mortgage shortage notice" from my lender, the first year we lived in this house.  "Your property tax estimate is $38 short for the year.  you can pay it at once or we can fold it into your mortgage."

me:  "WTF?"

few days later, state's alt-paper:  "Maricopa County homeowners:  did you get a nasty note from your lender?  Thank Sheriff Joe!  The Maricopa County Board approved a Z% per $100,000 appraised value tax, to fund a Sheriff Joe's LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT FUND!"

And yes, the farknuts kept electing Nickel Bag Joe.  fark that guy.


We're down here for the week, and I caught this sign yesterday. Despite what the stupid people around here think (Oh wait, the knee-jerk shiat around here isn't exactly what I would call "thinking", but whatever...), the whole state didn't vote for the guy. Hell, the whole county didn't even vote for him, which is why his margin of victory was smaller every year. Good thing nobody here makes broad, sweeping generalizations, because Fark understands that broad generalizations are wrong. I mean, just because black people are in jail, it doesn't mean that all black people are criminals, right?

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