Skip to comments.Love him or hate him, Arpaio is going to be here a while longer (liberal writer's head explodes)
Posted on 11/30/2012 12:15:22 PM PST by pabianice
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio won again.
The 80-year-old Arpaio won a sixth term, setting a record as the countys longest sitting sheriff. And if Arpaio has his way, and he usually does, hell be elected to a seventh term.
No doubt the Democrats will give it their best shot to depose Arpaio, but if history repeats itself, the Democrats will once again bring a knife to a gunfight and Arpaio will be re-elected and talking about an eighth term.
While the anti-Arpaio crowd are touting the sheriffs winning by only 7 percent of the vote, he won fair and square and now has four more years to campaign and raise money for 2016. Hes already been working at reinventing himself as a kinder and gentler Joe who has said he wants to reach out to the Hispanic community, a community that has had a less than harmonious relationship with the man who invaded neighborhoods looking for undocumented workers.
His olive branch effort might not play well in the barrio, but itll play just fine with supporters who will tout his outreach efforts and his toughness on crime. Its a win-win for the countys puppet master.
In this last election almost 680,000 of Maricopa Countys approximately one million eligible voters saw fit to return Arpaio to office. Even though the sheriff only provides policing services to around 7 percent of the countys nearly four million residents, Arpaios fans see him as saving them from crime and evil even though the vast majority of residents get their police services from city departments. If you dont end up in jail most county residents will never encounter the sheriff and his deputies.
Arpaio has been more of a circus ringmaster than lawman the past two decades. He has a list of professional and organizational failures that would probably fill dozens of filing cabinets. He spends our tax money like a drunken sailor, according to a May 2012 study conducted by the Pinal County Office of Management and Budget, yet Old Joe has the lowest law enforcement costs per capita of all the county sheriffs in Arizona. MCSO comes in at $18 while Paul Babeu, his Pinal County protégé, comes in at $80.
Sure the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office has gotten plenty of bad press and no doubt has caused a considerable amount of pain and suffering. But the MCSO doesnt have an exclusive on questionable and failed policing practices.
While its been heavily reported MCSO botched over 400 sex crimes cases, according to a June 28, 2011 report by ABC15, the Phoenix police department may have mishandled hundreds of sex crimes investigations. And what about the recent ABC15 report -- http://evtnow.com/4rz -- that Phoenix is sitting on over 1,500 untested sexual assault kits while Tempe police are sitting on almost 400 untested kits? How many rapists and child molesters may have gone free because of Phoenix and Tempes failure to properly follow up on a sex crime? By comparison, MCSO now tests all of their sexual assault evidence kits and has no untested kits sitting on a shelf.
And when it comes to crime statistics, Maricopa Countys crime rate is 40 felony crimes per 1,000 according to a study by the Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com/news/cityguides/. Phoenixs serious crime rate is 50 per 1,000 and Tempes is almost 60 per 1,000.
But you dont see the protesters who have targeted Arpaio raising cane at Phoenix and Tempe city council meetings demanding action over the failures of their police chiefs.
Arpaio is the sheriff who is either, loved, hated or tolerated by the voters of Maricopa County, just like most other politicians. And until the voters of Maricopa County decide to dump him or he retires, Arpaios the sheriff and he still runs the county.
This creeps anguish makes me happy : )
Yes and hey they did and they lost.
So what happened to the big $10 million dollar pledge by Soros against Arpaio? Heh.
Joe is my favorite Sheriff!!!
“He spends our tax money like a drunken sailor, according to a May 2012 study conducted by the Pinal County Office of Management and Budget, yet Old Joe has the lowest law enforcement costs per capita of all the county sheriffs in Arizona.”
This sentence appears to be self-refuting, doesn’t it?
It's the CHRISTMAS season so our rates are a little higher right now.
If they can hold out until next
May Day er their holiday season, we'll have specials.
Bill Richardson's entire article appears to be self-refuting.
“Sheriff Paul Babeus department”
Does he still have a illegal Mexican boyfriend?
So was the GOPE 2012 platform and candidate.
You have a point.
I am not so concerned with Liberals trying to rid M.C. of Sherrif Arpaio....I am getting more concerned with those on the GOP side who are trying to sand-bag him
We already saw the former AZ House Speaker get ousted in 2010 by a pro-Amnesty GOP....And earlier this year we had Michelle Malkin refer to Arpaio and supporters as “9/11 Truthers” when Arpaio’s “Posse” pretty much proved that Obama’s Birth Certificate released in 2011 was a forgery
I am really concerned, with the Liberal RINO wing of the GOP pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty and “Hispanic Voters”...that they will try stuff to rid M.C. of Arpaio.
Both current AZ Senators are again pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty...and I do not trust the GOPe or the GOP Media anywhere near the issue of Border Security/National Security...and what they will do to those who are strong on those issues
Sheriff Joe, one of the few people from the Commonwealth who is a great American to make good in another state.
I know him personally...He is my favorite H E R O
” retired Mesa master police officer”
What’s a master police officer? I’ve never even heard the term.
I have no idea, and ditto. I obtained the title from his newspaper byline at the link.
However, just for fun, I'll hazard a guess:
As a police officer is normally a "public servant", perhaps this particular police officer is a retired "public master"
How do you spell American Hero?
“Sheriff Joe Arpaio!”