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Federal Judge Neil V. Wake ruled in 2008, and again in 2010, that the Maricopa County jails violated the constitutional rights of inmates in medical and other care related issues. This ruling was a result of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU, which alleged that "Arpaio routinely abused pre-trial detainees at Maricopa County Jail by feeding them moldy bread, rotten fruit and other contaminated food, housing them in cells so hot as to endanger their health, denying them care for serious medical and mental health needs and keeping them packed as tightly as sardines in holding cells for days at a time during intake."
During a three-year period ending in 2007, more than 400 sex-crimes reported to Arpaio's office were inadequately investigated, or not investigated at all. While providing police services for El Mirage, Arizona, the MCSO under Arpaio failed to follow-through on at least 32 reported child molestations, even though the suspects were known in all but six cases. Many of the victims were children of illegal immigrants.
When county supervisors provided more than $600,000 to fund six additional detective positions to investigate child abuse in fiscal 2007, none was added to the sex-crimes squad. Sheriff’s administrators now say they have no idea where those positions were added or what became of the money after it was added to the budge
In February 2010, Judge John Leonardo found that Arpaio "misused the power of his office to target members of the (Board of Supervisors) for criminal investigation".
An analysis by the Maricopa County Office of Management and Budget, completed in April 2011, found Arpaio had misspent almost $100 million over the previous 5 years
The Republic also found that a restricted jail enhancement fund was improperly used to pay for out-of-state training, a staff party at a local amusement park, and a $456,000 bus, which was purchased by Arpaio in violation of county procurement rules.
The analysis also showed a number of inappropriate spending items, including a trip to Alaska where deputies stayed at a fishing resort, and trips to Disneyland
He's broken the law multiple times and is racist. Who ever votes the guy in is awful..what a screwed up county that is. He also steals taxpayer money so he can go on lavish vacations...and people stll support this guy because he talked bad about Obama. What a bunch of...
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by MuzzleBreak
The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's critics who say his officers violate the constitutional rights of Latinos in relying on race in their immigration enforcement.
I have no idea what to make of this.
Are they really saying that when it comes to Mexican illegals, the law isnt allowed to look for ... Mexicans?
That they also have to search a representative number of Scandinavians or Asians or whatever???
#in ridiculous ignorant opinions. Wait till they profile YOU for no reason at all, lets see then if you're ok with it.
People on this site constatntly complain about corruption in politics and the police yet Arpaio is for whatever reason considered a hero even though he is the perfect example of said corruption.
Originally posted by Aliensun
And sheriff Joe's people simply asked for proper ID to allow the person stopped to be in this country legally.
It still amazes me how many people on this site support Arpaio.
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by slugger9787
Just because someone is of Hispanic descent does not give the MCSO probable cause to stop and detain that person. These policies have led to American citizens being arrested simply because they are Hispanic. How can you support the unfounded arrest of US citizens?