Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Defends Georgia Police Chief Suspended Just for Visiting Him (Video)
Posted on 09/21/2013 8:29:17 AM PDT by montag813
An angry Sheriff Joe Arpaio is defending a Georgia police chief who was suspended for simply making a cross country trip - on his own vacation - to visit the Arizona sheriff.
As we reported, Grantville, Georgia police chief Doug Jordan met with Sheriff Arpaio on August 23 and expressed his hopes to establish an anti-drug team in his own town.
Sheriff Joe says Jordan and his wife were in Arizona to celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary and paid their own way.
Chief Doug Jordan decided to stop in and see the Sheriff in his office to talk about his operations.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was pretty upset about the one-week suspension of Chief Jordan, and says "politics" were involved in the chief's suspension.
When two members of the city council found out about the meeting, they voted to suspend the chief without pay for one week for violating policy of not notifying the city manager in advance.
That caused an uproar. And support flowed in from across the country. A staggering 15,000+ people clicked on Stand With Arizona's email link to send Chief Jordan a message of support since our report just a few days ago.
Chief Jordan was thrilled with the support, and was stunned by the suspension.
"I was very shocked. Who in the world would want to punish law enforcement for doing their job? Wanting to better the community?" said Chief Jordan. "Sheriff Joe is of course known as the toughest sheriff in the country, he's all about law enforcement. He's a legend."
The mayor of Grantville, who was out of town at the time of the vote, was not pleased by the suspension.
Neither was Sheriff Joe.
"They're going after a law enforcement guy because all he's trying to do is enforce the drug laws the best he can with a small staff? What's wrong with that?" said Sheriff Joe.
He says he and the chief talked about drug task force operations and ways to make the town of Grantville safer.
Sheriff Joe is possibly the most experienced law enforcement officer in the nation when it comes to fighting drugs - having spent 25 years in the DEA, including heading bureaus in Turkey and Mexico, before his election as sheriff.
Arpaio is standing behind the chief and even offered to go to Grantville himself, if needed. He also says he believes the two council members who voted to suspend the chief were making a political statement.
"But you don't take it out on a police chief. If you have any guts call me about it, but don't go around suspending the police chief, because he's on his own time. I presume if he went to Disneyland, he'd have to go say I'm going to Disneyland? What kind of operation are they running down there?" said Arpaio.
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(How else to explain their actions?)
No real need for police depts. sheriffs are fine.
Police chiefs are appointed (rather than elected), therefore they are either corrupt or unemployed.
Remember when ‘America’s Sheriff’ used to be Trafficant?
No natural disaster could befall the Grantville, GA, city council members that would be too calamitous.
So in their little world the police chief has to have a daily log of who he might see on his vacation?
The fascists are everywhere aren’t they. These subhuman pieces of pig vomit posing as human beings, the guy is on his VACATION and being the fascists they are they deem they can dictate what he does in his free time: Namely attack his FREEDOM. They just keep getting more and more blatant don’t they.
“Tolerance” is a lie when liberals say it. They will not tolerate any dissent from their definition of political correctness.
“Diversity” is a lie when liberals say it. They use the word to mean special privileges for their chosen preferred groups, but they have no interest in individuals who belong to groups that fail to march lockstep with their party line to give the liberal politicians unlimited power.
“Human rights” is a lie when liberals say it. They use the phrase to mean the same thing they mean by “diversity” - special privileges for their chosen preferred groups. Again, they have no interest in the human rights of individuals, just of groups, and there only to expand their power.
I could go on, but the pattern is clear. Liberals lie as a path to power, and they use phrases that sound good to deceive those who don’t pay attention - a sufficient majority for them to control the Senate and our White House.
What decent people mean by each of these phrases is what conservatives stand for, and it is the concept that frightens liberals more than anything else. What would happen if low-information voters understood what the far left has accomplished and their plans for the future?
Obviously some Business Socialists and Hispanic Ku Klux Klan folks there in that GA community....folks need to take care of that
Scary that if this happens in GA, it can happen in a lot of areas
this is symptomatic of an existing epidemic in the US and in every case the utopian liberal socialist democrats are void of tolerance for anyone and anything that differs from their moronic view of truth and reality
Sherriff Joe Arpaio is a class act, to bad there are only one of him, every state could use at least one of his kind
Since the left is so enamored of police authoritarianism, how about a no knock raid on these two council dung heaps for suspicion of being on drugs during the council vote?
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These are two power hungry idiots who feel like big shots because they live in a teensy tiny little town and have some sort of authority.
He started out as a hero sheriff.
Sounds like the councilmember that pushed for the suspension may be the DRUG DEALER IN TOWN.
Make no mistake about it THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS AGAINST Sheriff Joe are AGAINST AMERICA and are nothing but IMPOSTORS
And was always kind of a thorn in the side of other democrats. He’s from close by.
Small town politics.
What cheeses me off about these reports is that the creeps are never identified. I searched the web and found the Grantville City Council but nothing to identify who those Bozos are.
As with parole board members and judges, these people often work in the shadows and repeatedly make ill-advised decisions and never be called to account for them.
I dropped the mayor a Thank You for backing the sheriff and asked him to identify those two. Probably won't, but I hope the word gets back to them that people are interested. Would come in handy in the next election.
Just found these:
firstname.lastname@example.org - mayor
email@example.com - head bozo
firstname.lastname@example.org - chief
That's gonna leave a mark.
They are identified with pictures on a previous story here. Look back to some of last weeks.
OK, thanks. Will look 'em up. Didn't realize it happened a couple of weeks ago.