Meet Joe

Sheriff-Joe-ArpaioMeet Joe Arpaio, often billed as the “toughest sheriff in America.”  There are a couple of reasons for this, beginning with the fact that because Arizona borders Mexico, Maricopa County is one corridor of illegal migration.  Additionally, in America, county sheriffs are charged with running the county jails … and Arizona Sheriff Arpaio ran his jail with a view to punishment rather than ineffectual rehabilitation.  He wanted convicts to know that they were behind bars for breaking the law; he would not molly-coddle them.

In many jurisdictions, whenever prison populations exceed federal guidelines in square feet of living space per prisoner, prison officials release them before the end of their sentences. This didn’t happen under Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  In Maricopa County, an increase in prisoner population caused Arpaio to move overflow prisoners into well-guarded tent cities.  Moreover, Arpaio’s jails stopped offering air-conditioning; he removed gymnasiums; he disallowed access to cinema and television, and he required inmates to wear pink clothing (as a means of demonstrating to inmates they weren’t really as tough as they thought they were).  Arpaio also prohibited smoking, and meals were reduced to exactly what it takes to maintain a healthy body —and not one calorie more.

No surprise, Sheriff Arpaio wasn’t a very popular character among criminal elements —or the American left (but I repeat myself).  His stand on illegal immigrants (a significant source of crime within Maricopa County) caused liberal heads to explode … and you know what eventually happens, right?  Retribution.  Political payback.  As they used to say, whatever goes around, comes around.  Added to the number of defense lawyers who loathed him, Arpaio became a target of liberal judges, liberal prosecutors, and the ACLU.  Helping these people along the way was the liberal (dishonest) media.

As a demonstration of this, here is one of CNN’s headlines:

ARPIO’S TWO-DECADE RULE ENDED IN NOVEMBER

His rule?

Arpaio was an elected official.  He served in office for twenty years because the people of Maricopa County reelected him six times … but you can see how leftist propagandists like to play with words, and if you know Arizona politics (among the most corrupt in America) … you will note how no one on the left complained about Pima County (Democrat) Sheriff Clarence Dupnik[1] serving for 35 years.

The fact that Arpaio was a no-nonsense law enforcement officer drove leftist zealots bonkers.  In reality, Arpaio was a fair and decent policeman.  Unlike his contemporary Dupkik, he never murdered an innocent man in his own home and then refused to allow medical treatment, which might have saved his life.  But Arpaio was a conservative … which is precisely what got him into trouble with the epicene left.

Sheriff Arpaio’s legal problems began sometime in 2007 when a group of illegal Mexicans filed a class action lawsuit, claiming that Arpio’s policing policy amounted to racial discrimination.  It is hard not to laugh … for first of all, who knew that “Mexican” was a race?  In fact, Arpaio never targeted Mexicans; he targeted people committing crimes … and about 30% of these happened to be of Mexican heritage.

In any case, in 2008 Barack Obama became President, which changed the direction of the policy and procedures in the office of the Attorney General of the United States.  Never mind that the federal government organized an illegal drug smuggling ring along the US/Mexican border and tried to lay the blame for this at the feet of gun shop owners in border-states, or that because of the incompetence of Eric Holder and Barack Obama, more than 300 innocent citizens of Mexico became victims of drug-cartel gun crimes, or even that federal agent Brian Terry was murdered by one of Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” weapons.  Forget all that … focus instead on Sheriff Arpaio’s policy of upholding the law by targeting illegal aliens, who are responsible for one-third of the crimes against persons and property within his jurisdiction.

Sheriff Arpaio was adamant, however.  Even when a federal judge ordered him to stop arresting criminals in 2011, he ignored the court order.  The federal rhetoric was elevated in 2013, when the same federal judge claimed that Sheriff Arpio’s policies amounted to racial profiling.  In effect, the liberal judge ordered Arpio to stop arresting anyone with brown skin, brown eyes, and black hair.  Since Arpaio wasn’t elected by the federal courts, he continued to ignore the liberal bench.  It was then that Arpaio was charged with “contempt.”

I suspect this was the first true federal allegation: Arpaio had nothing but contempt for liberal courts and judges with a political agenda.  At this point, however, I should add that Joe Arpaio believed Barack Obama was not a lawful citizen of the United States and therefore not eligible to serve as President of the United States.  He set into motion what I understand was a privately funded investigation that led to the collection of evidence that no one on the left wanted to see —especially not Eric Holder.  The primary effect of this was that it placed a target on Arpaio’s back; you know, the politically motivated retribution thing.

In November 2016, Joe Arpaio lost his bid for a seventh term as Maricopa County Sheriff; his replacement, Democrat Paul Penzone, took down the prison tents and restored “rights” to convicted criminals.  In July 2017, Arpaio was pronounced guilty of contempt by a federal judge.  The sentence he might have received is six months in jail … which is ridiculous on its face.  No American has the obligation to comply to bad policy or an unconstitutional law, and in the case of Sheriff Arpaio, he believed that his first obligation was to protect and serve the citizens of Maricopa County.  If this meant arresting illegal aliens suspected of crimes, then that is what Arpaio should have been doing —and what he did do.

Thankfully Joe Arpaio received a pardon from President Donald J. Trump.  Is this matter done with now?   I think not; Joe has indicated that he intends to expose the leftist corruption that resulted in the allegations that he violated federal court orders.  What happened to Joe Arpaio is the same thing experienced by journalist and film maker Dinesh D’Souza … gotcha politics.

For now, the day of inane leftist politics is over … but we must not smirk.  It is only a matter of time before the political pendulum swings back in the other direction.  Let’s recall that no matter which political party controls government policy, Americans deserve the government they elect.

Note:

[1] Soon after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Dupnik attempted to lay the blame on right-wing extremists.  The truth of the matter was that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was a psychotic leftist.  But this wasn’t Dupnik’s only claim to fame.  In 2011, Pima County Sheriff Dupnik led a swat team to the home for former U. S. Marine Jose Guerena where he was shot twenty-two times.  Guerena was guilty of no crimes whatsoever.  Dupnik refused to allow paramedics to enter Guerena’s home for more than an hour.  Pima County, Arizona eventually paid Guerena’s widow $3.4 million.  Question: did anyone hear about this travesty on CNN?

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28 Responses to Meet Joe

  1. John M. Berger says:

    “Joe has indicated that he intends to expose the leftist corruption that resulted in the allegations that he violated federal court orders.”
    While I can’t think of anything to add to this post, I certainly support Trump’s decision and I’m glad that Joe is freed-up to pursue the above. Hopefully he will blow the lid off of the “leftist corruption” that places our border and citizenry at risk.

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    • Mustang says:

      Agreed John … but as I said earlier, Arizona politics has been corrupt since it was still only a territory. How else can we explain John McCain?

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  2. Kid says:

    I lived in Arizona for 20 years. I and everyone I knew there loved Sheriff Joe. He did inititiate a task force to validate – or not- obama’s birth certificate. The conclusion was that was a fake. No conclusion on obama’s borth site is mentioned only that the birth certificate posted on whitehouse.gov was another middle finger to America.

    I hope he does well getting to the bottom of the lefty machine that worked so hard to put him jail for doing his job.

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  3. Obama pardoned all those poor innocent drug dealers and there was no CNN outrage.

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  4. Kid says:

    ED, Nor any from the republican clowns that are showing their butts.

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  5. John M. Berger says:

    EXCERPT FROM NEWSMAX:
    “Fresh off his pardon from President Donald Trump, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio now has sights set on political office again, perhaps even taking on unpopular Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, he told the Washington Examiner”

    Good, I wish him well!

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    • Mustang says:

      Who elects anyone named Flake? Good grief …

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    • Jersey Jack says:

      “Who elects anyone named Flake? Good grief …”

      Or Benedict McPain…yet you have to wonder just what the hell is wrong with Arizona voters in the fist place? Years and years of being attacked, robbed, raped and murdered by illegal trespassing metizo filth, one would think that in an open carry state such as Arizona, the citizens would have taken it upon themselves to enforce the laws over the illegal lawlessness. I have to wonder…just what the hell is wrong with us? Do we want this country or not? If so, why do we fight 4th world islamist scum 10,000 miles away and not 3rd world terrorists and invaders on our own borders? Where is it written that illegals can bring a suit for “racism” when lawfully arrested?

      Why do we allow black clothed, limp wristed little twerps, who by all appearances have the body builds of 10 year old girls, to body slam innocent people? They swat overhand and immediately run for cover? Watch them sometime in action and then tell me these are not mere little children intimidating grown men? Disgusting, frustrating and we’ll forever regret our capitulation to passivism, PC and surrender.

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    • Mustang says:

      Sorry to see you in moderation, Jack … I’ve been visiting in Wales so haven’t been able to check on pending comments. Forgive me …

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  6. John M. Berger says:

    “Arizona politics has been corrupt since it was still only a territory. How else can we explain John McCain?”
    We can’t. When, if ever, is his term up anyway?

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  7. geeez2014 says:

    Pardoning Arpaio….such outrage after Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, Obama pardoned drug cartel Mexicans, ….Clinton also pardoned a woman with, I believe, the Weather Underground (one of whose leaders is the brother of a VERY Conservative new friend of mine!), which killed more than one cop…But heck, no PROBLEM! But let a Conservative sheriff try to keep his folks safe and HELL TO PAY.
    I will never get over Fast and Furious and how Obama twisted that around and won. He should have been impeached for it.

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    • Mustang says:

      Our government has evolved into systemic corruption … and it would appear that America doesn’t even care.

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  8. John M. Berger says:

    No $#!t This guy was born in a place called “Snow Flake”- OMG!!!!!!!! Do I need to even say what I’d like to see happen here?

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    • Mustang says:

      I’m not sure what you are referring to … who was born in a place called Snow Flake? Yes, by all means, elaborate on what you’d like to see happen …

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  9. John M. Berger says:

    “I’m not sure what you are referring to …”
    Yes, I don’t blame you.
    “former Sheriff Joe Arpaio now has sights set on political office again, perhaps even taking on unpopular Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, he told the Washington Examiner”

    I was referring to Senator Jeff Flake and how much I’d like Joe to tromp him. And yes he really was born in a place called Snowflake, AZ! I’m not sure how the comment ended-up the way it did; sorry for the confusion.

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    • Mustang says:

      Okay, now I get it. Yes, I agree … the town was founded in 1878 by Erastus Snow and William Jordan Flake … so apparently Senator “Flake” is related to the founder of this city. We need far fewer flakes in the government, so I completely endorse your view on this.

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    • Jersey Jack says:

      OMG…you can’t make this stuff up!

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    • Mustang says:

      Jack, do you remember the series I did about the real story of Tombstone, Az? Nothing has really changed in 136 years.

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    • Kid says:

      Oddly, this is one of the things I liked about the place.

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    • Jersey Jack says:

      Mustang…yes I do remember the articles on Tombstone and the series on the west. My only wish is that we could resurrect some of those old “quaint” customs at times. If you get my drift. Looks like a few LEO’s in Houston, Texas are making good use of their shotguns to change looters attitudes. I say just shoot….they’re much more than criminals at times like these in a disaster. Seems like you can always count on some sapiens to resort to their natural evil.

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    • Mustang says:
      The Gunfight at OK Corral is perhaps one of America’s more famous “old west” events. The entire confrontation lasted less than 30 seconds in 1881. Even more fascinating to me was the aftermath of that shoot-out: Wyatt Earp’s vengeance ride. The bottom line to the entire novella was this: The Cowboys represented corrupt Democratic institutions in Arizona. The Earps, with a reputation for law and order, were conservatives imported into Southern Arizona to clean up the mess. Granted, the Earps were not an angelic bunch, but they knew right from wrong. To complete my analogy, the Neo-Liberal groups today mirror the red-sash-wearing Cowboys … it is up to modern Arizonians to defeat them. Will they? God only knows.

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  10. bunkerville says:

    I thought that we would have heard more from Joe by now. He had indicated he would have more to say this week. Perhaps with the storm he decided to wait. It will be interesting to see the reaction when he comes out and makes his case. Looking forward to it.

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    • Mustang says:

      Joe is a politician. No doubt, a conservative politician —and yet, I find (after nearly ¾ of a hundred years) that I do not trust politicians. Does this suggest that he isn’t a good man? No … but I have learned to distrust anyone who makes a living by convincing others that they probably agree with him.

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