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The Short, Miserable Life of Wise Hectare (Meet America's Latest ZOT)
Rolling Stone ^ | Joe Hagan

Posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT by Wise Hectare

...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy....

...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on children. And it surprised no one that JT Ready, the Arizona white supremacist who shot and killed his girlfriend, her family and himself last May, had attended Arpaio rallies....

Yet such derelictions of duty haven't hurt Arpaio among the audience he cares about most. Since 1992, despite widespread criticism from human rights groups and local political leaders, Arpaio has been re-elected four times in Maricopa­ County, the most populous area of Arizona and a bastion of retirees and conservatives for whom Arpaio is a white knight, a defender of the 1950s Shangri-La they've sought to preserve in the largely white suburbs that ring Phoenix....

When local political leaders in Phoenix have criticized Arpaio's tactics, the sheriff has simply used his power to go after the critics. In 2006, he formed an anti-corruption unit led by his chief deputy, David Hendershott, a large, intimidating man whose own co-workers used Darth Vader's theme song as a ringtone to herald his incoming calls. The unit, which worked hand-in-glove with county prosecutor Andrew Thomas, was tasked with rooting out political corruption, but quickly evolved into a de facto hit squad aimed at Arpaio's enemies...

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arpaio; banned; corruption; illegalimmigration; joearpaio; retread; rollingstoned; vikingkitties; vikingkitty; welcometofr; zot; zuluoscartango
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Locking up the innocent. Arresting his critics. Racial profiling. Meet America's meanest and most corrupt politician.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-long-lawless-ride-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio-20120802#ixzz22PTpIfP9

1 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT by Wise Hectare
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To: Wise Hectare

I wouldn’t use RS for cleaning my posterior...


2 posted on 08/02/2012 10:23:57 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: Wise Hectare
Rolling Stoned magazine. Go to a hippie rag for political advice? They don't even know GOOD music!


3 posted on 08/02/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Wise Hectare; Admin Moderator

Admin Mod, we need a whaaaaambulance over here..


4 posted on 08/02/2012 10:24:59 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Wise Hectare

And so it begins...the communists would use alleged criminality to discredit their opponents.

Tomorrow is yesterday


5 posted on 08/02/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Wise Hectare

I trust you’re being sarcastic.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 10:26:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Wise Hectare

Nobodys perfect!!!... but he does deal with undocumented INSURGENTS..

I think you’ve mistaken Joey for Juan McLaim...
Now there is the most corrupt politicians in Arizona..


7 posted on 08/02/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Michael Barnes; Admin Moderator

No we need the Coroner for this one.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Wise Hectare

Hey Unwise Heckle, it’s good that Sheriff Arpaio is locking up the not so innocent and criminals and your corrupt leftists all over the place. loL.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Wise Hectare

You get the distinct impression the author and RS don’t like the AZ sheriff.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 10:29:56 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Wise Hectare

IBTZ!!!


11 posted on 08/02/2012 10:31:52 AM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“I trust you’re being sarcastic.”

Nope, just a glutton for getting banned.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Wise Hectare

Adios again, ya homo troll. You’re just mad because Sheriff Joe wouldn’t autograph a pair of his jail’s famous pink pajamas for you to wear at your next NAMBLA convention.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: F15Eagle
Congratulations on going metric!
16 posted on 08/02/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Wise Hectare

IATF. Darn...


17 posted on 08/02/2012 11:03:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Wise Hectare
Arizona has been invaded by a veritable army of foreign nationals. The Sheriff is one of the most effective in fighting to preserve an American Arizona. He should be supported not smeared.

See To Put "Diversity" In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy for an American perspective on how the relevant issues have been distorted by the Leftists in Washington & the Media.

William Flax

18 posted on 08/02/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: F15Eagle

I don’t know whether he was a retread or not, but I do know that he was preaching to the wrong choir trying to run that sewage past us here.

Thanks again for the heads up.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 11:05:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Darksheare; NicknamedBob; null and void

Early-month Zot. I think this one’s too lame. What do you guys think?


20 posted on 08/02/2012 11:06:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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