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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.
Among the victims that were ignored by Arpaio and the MCSO is Sabrina Morrison, a teenage girl suffering from a mental disability. On March 7, 2007, when she was 13 years old, she was raped by her uncle, Patrick Morrison. She told her teacher the next day, and her teacher called the MCSO. A rape kit was taken. But, the detective assigned to the case told Sabrina and her family that there were no obvious signs of sexual assault, no semen, or signs of trauma.
As a result of the detective's statements, Sabrina was branded by her family as a liar. Her uncle continued to repeatedly rape her, saying he would kill her if she told anyone. She became pregnant from him, and had an abortion. The family did not know that the rape kit had been tested at the state lab, and showed the presence of semen. The lab requested that the detective obtain a blood sample from the suspect, Patrick Morrison.
Blame the politicians who write the laws and set the sentence guidelines. The Sheriffs who run the jails have nothing to do with that side of it, and I keep them separate for blame where it's due in this situation, at least as I view it.
reply to post by mwood
Indeed, that's why a federal judge found his jails violating inmates constitutional rights.
Well then, dont get arrested in his county. End of story.
With all the rights he violates and the over 40 million dollars he has cost the county in lawsuits his ass should be in jail living on bread and water.
I guess If you go home and smoke your weed and do your coc aine, heroin and crack and STAY HOME till all the effects wear off then your only endangering yourself. But we all know you don't do that do you... You go to bars, drive around, go to work and mix with the sober people while your under the influence so you risk hurting others with your "personal choice".
Just because you think it's ok don't make it so. I am sure Rapists think what they do is ok too.
(no I am not comparing rape with smoking weed, just saying that the law breaker thinks what THEY do is ok)
reply to post by buster2010
You are equally hard on whoever the Sheriff is for Cook County, Illinois, right? That's just one of a few jails that use the "Nutraloaf" punishment as "bread and water" for the major problem cases.... What Sheriff Joe is doing here isn't new, different or unique and the Chicago area jail is what actually popped first when I went to hunting what kind of bread he might be using in Arizona. It turns out it's not even a new idea he's using, just an effective one, in use at a number of jails around the nation.
So lets be sure this isn't personal to the man when the man isn't doing anything personally different.
As far as how enforcement of United States immigration law that is now seeing him sued and sanctioned? Lets be realistic and be honest to include the fact his office and deputies were certified by I.C.E. under Bush to enforce federal immigration laws in cooperation with the federal agencies involved. They've since removed that, as *ANY* enforcement of immigration law seems "passe'" right now ....but what people hate him for was largely being done with the full approval and LEGAL backing of the Federal Government. At least until administrations changed and the whole attitude toward those laws changed with it.
It's important to keep it honest, in my opinion.edit on 25-1-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
No one in this country should be put on a bread and water diet no matter if the are a prisoners or not what is this the 1800"s now?
And the way Joe enforces the immigration law is racist because he stereotypes people.
And if you did a little checking the investigations on Joe started when Bush was in office so the change of administration had nothing to do with pointing out the racist way Joe does things.
What part of looking for those known to be the vast majority represented within the illegal population is racist?
The people of Maricopa County have been reelecting him since that first term in the earlier 90's. Almost 25 years now as Sheriff ....tells me the locals like who they have and that's ultimately all that really matters unless you or I personally live there too, IMO.