Toughest sheriff may be biggest fraud

Joe Arpaio shaking fistThat’s what Republican Bill Gore, San Diego County Sheriff, said of prominent Obama conspiracy theorist Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona (pictured right).

Gore criticized Arpaio for expeditions out of his jurisdiction to Hawaii, calling Arpaio’s actions “an embarrassment.”

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7 Responses to Toughest sheriff may be biggest fraud

  1. Keith says:

    . Arpaio dissed by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.

    “When somebody is doing something right, what’s the highest form of flattery? Impersonation or whatever,” Gore said. “You don’t see what he’s doing being copied all over the United States.”

    Gore had especially pointed words for the Maricopa County sheriff’s involvement in perpetuating the assertion that Obama’s birth certificate is fake.

    Gore criticized Arpaio for sending a posse of volunteer investigators to Hawaii—far outside of his jurisdiction—to look into the matter.

    He called the situation embarrassing and said of the birthers’ contention: “I ain’t buying it.”

    “I think it’s a gigantic waste of energy—and I’m a Republican,” he told the Coronado Roundtable at the Coronado Library.

  2. Thanks for the tip.

    Keith: Arpaio dissed by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.

  3. Tarrant says:

    It must really suck for Arpaio not to have his pet prosecutors around anymore. You know, the ones he had indict Maricopa County judges, local reporters, political opponents, and even Maricopa County elected officials that oppose him in any way. After the last three were disbarred and told to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, while Joe got off Scott-free, I’m guessing his new prosecutors – despite supporting him in every way or they wouldn’t be there – aren’t so willing to put their career and entire livelihood on the line for him.

    It must frustrate him. My guess is has his previous prosecution team still been there they’d have happily made up charges and indicted President Obama by now. Without them he has to just do his press conferences where he insists a crime was committed, and shake his fist really hard, while not actually doing anything.

  4. bgansel9 says:

    I am so happy to see a Republican calling out Arpaio for this crap. I’ll be marking my ballot for Paul Penzone this election. It’s time for Arpaio to go away, permanently!

  5. Tarrant says:

    I for one shudder at the thought of what Arpaio might try to pull during his lame duck period were he to lose, but it would be worth it no matter what. He needs to go.

  6. JPotter says:

    Tarrant: I for one shudder at the thought of what Arpaio might try to pull during his lame duck period were he to lose,

    He’s all bluster. Even if he throws a fit, engages in some malfeasance, what would the difference be?

  7. Keith says:

    The Arizona Republic review of sex-crime cases finds failures by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

    In the spring of 2007, a 17-year-old Mesa girl reported to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that she had been repeatedly sexually abused by her father.

    A detective failed to follow up on her report for nearly nine months. By then, the girl and her mother had lost the will to cooperate in prosecution.

    document 28 sex-crimes cases MCSO has agreed to revisit

    In May 2008, the girl’s brother reported that he had been sexually abused by his father. This time it was reported to Mesa police. Detectives interviewed the suspect, Brian Hester, within three days, obtaining a confession about the girl’s abuse that the Sheriff’s Office had ignored a year before.

    Sheriff’s detectives, unaware Mesa police had arrested Hester, approached the family months later to try to restart their investigation. “We said, ‘He’s already been arrested,'” Hester’s ex-wife recalled. “My daughter and I looked at each other and said, ‘Oh, isn’t that a little late?'”

    The handling of sex-crimes investigations by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been questioned since 2008, forcing the re-examination of more than 400 alleged assaults mostly reported between 2005 and 2008 — including the allegations against Hester, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence for child molestation.

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