Corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio Subpoenas Phoenix New Times

Corrupt Sherrif Joe Arpaio

Over the years the Phoenix New Times have published story after story articling the corruption and underground dealings of “America’s Toughest Sherrif”: Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In a retaliation for this constant uncovering of his illegal dealings (illegal immigration disputes, Mexican drug cartels, the Minutemen, political ambition, and turf disputes between prosecutors and the judiciary) Joe Arpaio and special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik have gone after the Phoenix New Times subpoenaing them for all the records of every person that has ever visited the website for the last almost 4 years. That includes the IP addresses, which site they were coming from, the browser they were using, the pages they read, domain names, etc.

It looks like Wilenchik also tried to rig the Grandy Jury behind closed doors by getting a private audience with the judge involved, luckily the judge had enough sense to tell Wilenchik to fuck off:

Special prosecutor Wilenchik used a politically potent emissary in a behind-the-curtain attempt to set up a meeting between the judge overseeing the grand jury and Wilenchik.

In a hastily called hearing October 11, the judge labeled Wilenchik’s attempt to set up an ex parte discussion “absolutely inappropriate.”

Francine Hardaway wrote another article on Arpaio as well titled “Can a Red-Neck Sheriff Peruse your Online Reading Habits?” and she pretty much sums up what happened to the New Times in one sentence:

So of course Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the guy with the tent city jail and the inmates in pink underwear (we don’t believe in rehabilitation of our prisoners, just in their degradation and humiliation) has now subpoenaed the notes and records of not only New Times reporters who have written stories about him that he doesn’t like, but also those of the New Times readers who have read those stories.

Can someone fill me in when law enforcement went from serving the people to ruling over the people? Do these guys think they are serfs and lords? We are their citizens? Good god.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s corruption is hardly a private matter, this guy has his hands in everything and from what I’ve read, falls into the category of douche-bag.

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13 Responses to “Corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio Subpoenas Phoenix New Times”

  1. Riyad Kalla October 23, 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    Dugg, I like what is happening here. Some light getting shown on the corruption and cockroaches running everywhere.

  2. Pam M. November 17, 2007 at 11:01 am #

    Written like a true Democrat….

  3. Riyad Kalla November 17, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    Pam,
    Please clarify… which portion of this was specifically democratic in nature?

    As far as my own political leanings… I’m not sure where I fall, I just know that political corruption is getting a bit boring to hear about day in and day out on *both* sides and Joe Arpaio… regardless of where he lands in that, certainly seems to be guilty of his own wrong-doings over the years.

    • Laurence February 28, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      They sulohd be arrested for aiding and abetting. That is a crime and is normally punishable by jail time.I also think the laws sulohd be changed to make it a form of treason to support and aid illegal invaders.

  4. Richard May 22, 2008 at 5:48 am #

    I guess we sometimes forget that these criminals have made attacks on normal society and in most cases should be punished without sympathy. We as good democrats need to be aware of the rights of the victims and support them above all. Breaking the law is an attack on society , it is an attack on everyone not just the victim. When someone ignores the law of the land and attacks us I would hope that there would be a whole army of good american citizens like joe to insure that justice is applied. And when some news reporter or judge trys to block this protection afforded by our laws they should be spot lighted as criminals also.

  5. Richard May 22, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    Judge Riyad Kalla has labeled her article “corrupt Joe Arpaio” , I assume thats all we need to know about her, she has made her judgement and we would be in contempt of the court if we disagreed with her,

  6. carl June 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    Actually sometimes we forget that most of the people Arpaio is harrasing and putting in Jail are non-violent non-dangerous people. That is where many people don’t understand. Joe likes to paint the picture that he is getting tough on the “bad guys” but really he is harrasing the average, unfortunate anybody. Immigrants, drug users, hispanics, and people who stand up to joe haven’t made any “attacks” on society. He just uses them as scape goats to pull his stunts to attract media attention.

    Another thing is, even if some VERY FEW of his inmates really are “bad guys” I have never seen any evidence nor any psychological study which shows that by abusing people they become better people. Most people in jail will get out of jail some day and it is much better to concentrate on rehabilitation so that they become better members of society instead of abusing them and very likely making them even worse offender.

    Another thing, Phoenix has one of the highest crime rates in the US and is one of the more dangerous cities in the US. Joe has been in office several years and if his stunts really worked, then why is this the case?

    I say “Joe’s gotta go.”

  7. Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    You bet he is and so are his so called force, I just recently got a speeding ticket on a somewhat hilly road out in the middle of nowhere and along comes this Sheriff cruiser ‘speeding’ way faster then I was going and in the opposite direction, so he decides to pull over and turn around then chase me down and pull me over to give me a speeding ticket ( Was not speeding) I had my cruise control set on the speed limit. Then Watching the Sheriff in my rear view doing a ‘Cool’ hand slide to the deputy he was training, real pros. I am a former fraud Investigator and I wish to god I had my video cam on them! Sheriff Joe … your corrupt crooks with badges gave your entire force a ‘Bad Name’

  8. anonymous June 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    joe arpaio is spending tax payers and paying propaganda to show he is working he really is CON ARTIST !!

  9. anonymous June 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    joe arpaio is spending tax payers money and paying propaganda to show he is working he really is CON ARTIST !! And suffering mental post traumatic disorder …

  10. What are February 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I agree with ^^^

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