Monday, August 13, 2012

Sheriff Joe Arpaio



From Wikipedia:

"Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio was born on June 14, 1932 and is the elected sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.  First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County.  This includes management of the service of process.  Arpaio styles himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff".  He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration.  Arpaio has become a flash point for controversy surrounding Arizona's SD1070 anti-illegal immigration act.  He is also know for his investigation of President Barack Obama's citizenship.

Arpaio was once widely popular among voters in Arizona.  His popularity has waned since 2007, notable among independent and Republican voters, but he still has a 57 percent positive job rating among Republicans; he has been re-elected five times."

Love him or hate him, he will go down in history as one of Arizona's most colorful sheriffs.  What do you think of Arizona's so-called "toughest sheriff"?

4 comments:

  1. I think Arpaio is a pompous, arrogant phony. His main job should be to protect the citizens of his county. However, he has focused on media attention and illegal aliens at the expense of keeping us safe.

    We lived across the street from a girl who was a victim of sexual abuse. We caught her abuser -- who was convicted for abusing the girl and had a restraining order against him -- at her house. When we called 911, they hung up on us the first time, and told us to call back during normal business hours the second time we called. This is Arpaio's legacy. Lots of media attention, little time spent keeping us safe.

    Also, when my wife's purse was stolen, we couldn't even get a cop to call us back.

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  2. Haha, he's the only Republican I like.

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  3. I think he loves attention and loves the media, but the dude is onto something.

    I'm a big believer of law enforcement. As long as the laws are on the books, they should be enforced. This includes illegal immigration. If we don't like the policies, change the laws, but as long as the laws are there they should be enforced.

    Sheriff Joe is enforcing the laws the federal government won't. They don't want to change them, just not enforce them. I find that really odd.

    I think he's doing the things he's doing with a tinge of 'media whore' in him, but he is setting an interesting standard of border enforcement and innovative management. Is he perfect? Hell no, but to echo Sharon, he's one of the few Republicans I like.

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  4. Wow, what a surprise, this short white guy with the help of another white guy found exactly what they alleged. They are just repeating what other small minded fools have said before, so safe to say no evidence that would stand up in a court of law in the United States.

    Lets be clear Its upon you to prove to all of us (the majority) that what you are saying is true, come on wimpy , take it to court or are you afraid they will kick you out because you have no standing.

    None of these Birther dullards have taken there “Birther Documents of facts, more like lies” and none have won a case in the “U.S. Courts”, maybe in their simple minds (if they have any) but not in our “U.S. Courts”, so unless Birthers/ teabaggers, whatever you want to be called, win a court case, we will continue to see as dullards, liars or racist or maybe all three. Deal with the real truth baby!

    Hey maybe Republican Randi Shannon from Iowa can take Joe Arpaio and Willard Mitt Romney with her to her BS “Republic for the United States” Randi Shannon is a real traitor.

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