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Penzone wins: There’ll be a new sheriff in town

Paul Penzone

At least the polls weren’t wrong on this one. Democrat Paul Penzone defeated incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio handily in Tuesday’s election with 55.2% of the vote. Penzone takes office in January.

The embattled sheriff Arpaio faces criminal contempt of court charges in the Melendres lawsuit, including possible jail time. Should he be convicted I think this election result may simplify sentencing of the 84-year-old Arpaio.

Good luck to Penzone in leading the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office to protect the entire community and cleaning up the office’s internal affairs processes.

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17 Responses to Penzone wins: There’ll be a new sheriff in town

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    Curious George November 9, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    What an amazing win for Penzone. The birth certificate investigation will be closed down quicker than you can say, Paul Penzone. The Kommandant and the Special Deputy, Carl Gallups will be doing a quick press conference to announce that they’ve run into another legal hurdle and they’ve stumbled. Their conference will consist of two words, “Never mind.”

    Shurf Joe just lost his plea bargain ace in the hole.

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    gorefan November 9, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    At this point it makes no sense for Arpaio/Zullo to not release the universe shattering information before the new sheriff is sworn-in. After that wouldn’t it belong to the Sheriff’s office? Sheriff Penzone could bury so it would never see the light of day.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater November 9, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    gorefan:
    At this point it makes no sense for Arpaio/Zullo to not release the universe shattering information before the new sheriff is sworn-in.After that wouldn’t it belong to the Sheriff’s office?Sheriff Penzone could bury so it would never see the light of day.

    And if Joe doesn’t Penzone should release all of it.

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    gorefan November 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: And if Joe doesn’t Penzone should release all of it.

    That’s what I’m hoping will happen.

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    Rickey November 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: And if Joe doesn’t Penzone should release all of it.

    My guess is that by January all of it will have disappeared.

    I’m sure that there are birthers who believe that President Trump (and it hurt to tupe that) will order an investigation, but that’s not going to happen. Trump got what it wanted out of being a birther and there is nothing more for him to gain from it.

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    bob November 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Gallups just posted this to Facebook:

    ANNOUNCEMENT:
    There will be an announcement forthcoming concerning the Obama Criminal Fraud Investigation. Now that we have a Trump Presidency and subsequent DOJ, FBI, etc… the legal logjam can be unclogged.

    REMEMBER: It was Donald Trump who FORCED Obama to put that fraudulent BC on the White House website. MUCH has transpired since then in the criminal investigation.

    The Arapio/Zullo announcement is being meticulously planned. We will keep you posted and informed along the way. Be patient. You WILL be vindicated! This is the year of “Revelations!”

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    bob November 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: And if Joe doesn’t Penzone should release all of it.

    I’m guessing that “fire Zullo” isn’t at the very top of Penzone’s to-do list, but it is on the list.

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    gorefan November 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    bob: Gallups just posted this to Facebook:

    Not that Gallups or Zullo cares but isn’t there a five year federal statute of limitations?

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    bob November 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    gorefan: Not that Gallups or Zullo cares but isn’t there a five year federal statute of limitations?

    To first state the obvious, as no crime has been committed, there’s no need to worry about statute of limitations. Having said that, Zullo (and Gallups) believe the statute has not even started because the PDF is still displayed on the White House’s site.

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    Greatkim November 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    one birther out of office and another one in the White House. Sour victory

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    Nancy Owens Is The Forger November 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Greatkim:
    one birther out of office and another one in the White House. Sour victory

    LOL

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater November 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    So did someone go develop those mondale photos?

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    Nancy Owens Is The Forger November 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:
    So did someone go develop those mondale photos?

    Soon. It’s clear across town. And, it’s only one photo.

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    Sam the Centipede November 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    Silly thought: when a citizen sues the head of a government department or someone like a state governor in relation to their office’s actions, the named defendant will be switched if a new person occupies the post while the case is active.

    Imagine Sheriff Penzone’s dismay if he were told by a federal judge: “the Sheriff of Maricopa County has been found guilty of criminal contempt; you are now the Sheriff, pack your bags, you are going to prison”!

    OK, OK, IANAL but I know that it doesn’t and can’t work like that for criminal charges against an individual. But the thought amused me!

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    Steve November 10, 2016 at 1:22 am #

    Is it possible that with the new administration being much more friendly with Joe Arpaio, that charges might be dropped?

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    Reality Check November 10, 2016 at 5:52 am #

    I was amazed with the way the rest of the country was apparently voting and the polls were so inaccurate that Arpaio lost as badly as he did. I think this can only be explained by the damage done to him by the Melendres case. The case exposed what a racist bumbling old fool Arapio is. To his enemies it confirmed the worst opinions that they had held about him. I think it made him look weak to his supporters.

    I don’t for a minute buy the claims that Judge Snow was biased or out to get Arpaio out of office However, the effect of him doing his job as an impartial and competent judge was exactly that. .

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    bob November 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Sam the Centipede:
    Silly thought: when a citizen sues the head of a government department or someone like a state governor in relation to their office’s actions, the named defendant will be switched if a new person occupies the post while the case is active.

    You raise an important point: The new sheriff is still accountable to the court. The case (or the problems in the department) won’t suddenly disappear in January. Arpaio will remain in the case to receive his just desserts, but the new sheriff has lots of work to do.

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    Steve:
    Is it possible that with the new administration being much more friendly with Joe Arpaio, that charges might be dropped?

    The shorter answer is no: If the new administration does not want to prosecute, the judge will appoint a special prosecutor.