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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, hero of the anti-immigrant right and endorser of John McCain’s 2010 Senate re-election bid, has been caught on tape mocking a federal investigation into racial profiling and abuse of power at his office.

Referring to initial inquiries into his arrest patterns — he clearly targets Latinos — Arpaio says, “After they went after me, we arrested 500 more just for spite.” The crowd laughs and applauds.

The sheriff goes on to suggest a large budget cut to his department led him to pursue a criminal investigation into Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley for revenge.

“We have already indicted one, so I am not their favorite guy,” Arpaio said to the crowd in Houston, drawing more laughs. “The county has cut my budget $35 million just for spite. But I’m still locking them all up. I have ways to get the job done.”

The recording of the speech was given to the Associated Press recently by Joel Robbins, a perennial Arpaio critic. The Justice Department has announced a pending civil rights lawsuit for the racial profiling case, and a grand jury has been convened to look at the abuse of power allegations, though the status of that case is unknown.

  • You go Joe!!!!!!

  • ziggy47

    All Arizona officials are bigots, what do you expect from their sheriff !

  • I have always found this guy to be a blow-hard and a bully.

  • Albert DAgostino

    Arpaio is indicative of the underlying fascism that pervades this country. As we can see, he has a large following and large group of admirers which says a lot about our mis-informed citizenry. I’m sure there are cheers rising from these dinosaurs concerning the death of an illegal immigrant that was tasered to death in 2010 by Nazi-like border guards.
    All attempts to bury this incident have failed and it further shows the world what we are really about. We have minorites being murdered by police and vigilantes, we have illegals being gunned down at the border, we have psychotic soldiers killing foreign citizens and posing for macabre photos to send home, and our government officials have the gall to say, “This is not what we are about.” Well, try telling that to the victims and their families. How any person can stand up and say they are proud to be an Amerikkkan is beyond belief and shows how deeply the fascist propaganda has destroyed any sensible thinking.

  • Wow you guys are Left overs arn’t you. The Lack of quotes and back ground make this just a sad slander suit waiting to happen.

    • I guess you can’t read huh Timothy. Lack of quotes? Seems as if the article is full of his Facist quotes. He wants to succeed from the Union. I guess to set up a modern day Nazi Germany!

  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a Fascist Pig to say the lest. He mocks the Feds investigate into overt racism which is the code of ethics he lives. He arrested 500 more Latinos, just for spite. Where is his head except in the Mein Kapft, however it’s spelled.
    Look again if you don’t think he’s a Facist. It’s his own words that makes it clear that he is a Jack Booted Nazi. “But I’m still locking them all up. I have ways to get the job done.” Hitler locked up all the Jews and got the job done gassing them.
    Joe Arpaio’s Jews today are Latino’s whom he wants to lock up all of them, whether their hard workers earning an honest living and abiding by the law or not.
    He also makes jailed persons wear pink underwear. Why? Could it be that he wears women’s pink panties and hides his real self in the closet!
    This guy is an unadulerated psycho!

  • 04pagito12

    Joe Arpaio,is the devil in disguise. I actually feel sorry for him. He has so much hate with in him. He should be careful,as old as he is and with all that hate,he could go any day from heart failure or a stroke. When he goes to meet his maker,I hope God will be wearing a big Mexican sombrerro.

  • 04pagito12

    Joe Arpaio,is the devil in disguise. I actually feel sorry for him. He has so much hate with in him. He should be careful,as old as he is and with all that hate,he could go any day from heart failure or a stroke. When he goes to meet his maker,I hope God will be wearing a big Mexican sombrerro.

    • joyscarbo

      The sad fact is that Joe Arpaio isn’t even in disguise…he’s obviously the devil and we put up with it. Minorities (including hispanics) make up some 60% of the prison population, yet whites commit the most crimes- they just get lighter sentences.

      There is a battered woman in Jacksonville, FL who is facing a 20 year prison sentence. She filed an injunction to keep her abuser- her husband- away from her. He ignored the injuction and attacked her in her home. She raised her legally owned gun and fired a warning shot into her ceiling, injuring no one. She is a black woman and was pregnant at the time. The police charged her with aggrivated assault with no intent to kill. The “STAND YOUR GROUND” law didn’t apply to her case. WHY?! What can we draw from this case that might apply to the Zimmerman case?

      Where’s Obozomustgo!!!??? I tought he’d be here buring a cross among our comments!

      • Bozo is reeling from some well placed punches to his little ego and is licking himself. I mean his wounds.

  • bigspender7

    Apaio? Egg-sucking, chicken stealing gutter trash.

  • adp3d

    Yuk it up Joe, the Devil has a special room just for you…

  • elliottdoland

    There is a malignancy growing in this country…and it is manifesting itself in places like Arizona and in people like Sheriff Joe.