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Chinese spy in Arpaio’s office?

Pro Publica published a lengthy investigative report yesterday that raises serious questions about how a Chinese national got access to Arizona’s Terror Center and 5 million Arizona drivers records and possibly lists of law enforcement, intelligence analysts and investigators. Why did Arpaio’s second in command, David Hendershott, travel to China with the county’s facial recognition software vendor? The Pro Publica report states that Hendershott gave orders, contrary to law, to cover it all up. It’s a very troubling story.

Here’s a small taste:

The chance that Fan made off with a raft of sensitive material was made possible by a set of cozy relationships – among a tainted sheriff’s official, a dubious technology startup company and a woman who U.S. government officials think is a Chinese spy.

Read the details and let us know what you think.

By the way, have you heard all the news coverage and discussion of military-grade weapons given by the Pentagon to local police? Joe Arpaio’s department got some, and some went missing. The MSCO has been suspended from the program. Watch this at The Arizona Republic.

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22 Responses to Chinese spy in Arpaio’s office?

  1. avatar
    Curious George August 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    Yup, this must be the “UNIVERSE SHATTERING” evidence that Arpaio didn’t want released. This story leaves one really wondering whether Joe is AWOL.

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    y_p_w August 28, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    Just from a purely technical standpoint, there’s no article per se to read since you linked to a video piece from azcentral. “Read about this” should probably be “Watch this”.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 28, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    Curious George:
    Yup, this must be the “UNIVERSE SHATTERING” evidence that Arpaio didn’t want released. This story leaves one really wondering whether Joe is AWOL.

    He’s randomly wandering the vast Arizona wasteland, looking for cameras, to menacingly point his finger slightly off-frame at.

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    Curious George August 28, 2014 at 1:19 am #

    y_p_w

    Take some time to read the article mentioned above……

    http://www.propublica.org/article/lizhong-fan

  5. avatar
    roadburner August 28, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    i posted a link to the article over on BR

    here comes my next ban! :D

  6. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 28, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    I have made the hyperlink to the Pro Publica article more prominent and changed the language linking to the AZCentral video.

    y_p_w: Just from a purely technical standpoint, there’s no article per se to read since you linked to a video piece from azcentral. “Read about this” should probably be “Watch this”.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 28, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    In local news, the FBI and state law enforcement raided the town hall and carried out a computer. A search warrant was also executed at the Mayor’s house and computer equipment was seized. Town hall locks were changed for the second time in a month. It is unclear what they were looking for, specifically whether it relates to Lesbian Vampire Killers.

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    Curious George August 28, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    roadburner
    August 28, 2014
    i posted a link to the article over on BR

    here comes my next ban!

    I’m sure the next ban will be “UNIVERSE SHATTERING.” Ooooh the humanity!

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    y_p_w August 28, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Curious George:
    y_p_w

    Take some time to read the article mentioned above……

    http://www.propublica.org/article/lizhong-fan

    Didn’t read that – yet. However, I was referring to the azcentral link.

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    dunstvangeet August 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: It is unclear what they were looking for, specifically whether it relates to Lesbian Vampire Killers.

    What’s even more unclear is if it’s someone who kills Lesbian Vampires…

    Or

    If it’s Lesbian Vampires who kill!

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  11. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Actually, research has revealed that the killers are men, and the vampires are their targets.

    In further news, it appears that the video surveillance in the Town Hall included audio recording as well, and the Mayor had the ability to listen in on conversations remotely from his home.

    dunstvangeet: If it’s Lesbian Vampires who kill!

  12. avatar
    Reality Check August 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I always suspected that Xu-Lo was a Chinese name. ;)

  13. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 28, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Reality Check:
    I always suspected that Xu-Lo was a Chinese name.

    So, Mike has been secretly Chinese this entire time. Now that’s what I call universe shattering!

  14. avatar
    Jim August 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Reality Check:
    I always suspected that Xu-Lo was a Chinese name.

    So, does this mean Sheriff Joe’s a Commie? :D

  15. avatar
    y_p_w August 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Jim: So, does this mean Sheriff Joe’s a Commie?

    Most people in the PRC aren’t communist really. Only a small segment of the population are members of the Communist Party. I work with a lot of people from mainland China. Many are cynical about them and don’t buy into the Kool-Aid. They understand the culture of bribes and many live the capitalist lifestyle.

    Additionally, there are a lot of Chinese who aren’t from mainland China. They could be from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, or even western countries. As much as the PRC wants the world to think that they’re they sole representative of ethnic Chinese around the globe, there’s actually a lot of resentment of them amongst ethnic Chinese.

  16. avatar
    Daniel August 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: whether it relates to Lesbian Vampire Killers.

    And whether it’s Lesbian Vampirekillers, or Lesbianvampire killers

  17. avatar
    Jim August 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    y_p_w: there’s actually a lot of resentment of them amongst ethnic Chinese.

    We feel the same way about Congress.

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    bgansel9 September 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    “By the way, have you heard all the news coverage and discussion of military-grade weapons given by the Pentagon to local police? Joe Arpaio’s department got some, and some went missing.”

    I wonder if that’s where JT Ready got his grenades from. I understand he and Arpaio were really close friends. – http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2012/05/03/grenades-found-in-gilbert-home-following-neo-nazi-j-t-readys-massacre/

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Zullo has yet to come forward to deny allegations that he is secretly Chinese. Well, playing by birther logic, I think we all know what that means!

  20. avatar
    The Magic M (not logged in) September 5, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Probably because of this Hawaiian coding manual which just surfaced:
    http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Sexual-Orientation-Chinese.jpg?5a4855

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Reminds me of my friend Gary. He came out as Chinese, to his parents at Christmas…They accepted him for who he is though, so it worked out well.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) September 8, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    *sobbing* “And then he came out of the closet… with CHOPSTICKS!” *cries into her hanky*