Sign the Petition to End Arpaio's Abuses! -- Firme la Peticion para Acabar con los Abusos de Arpaio!
$100 Million 'Misspent' and 400 Uninvestigated Sex Crimes ... End the Corruption and Abuses Now!
Corruption and abuses at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have spiraled out of control. $100 MILLION OF PUBLIC FUNDS - taxpayer dollars - were misappropriated, with the full knowledge of Sheriff Arpaio himself. Repeatedly warned by former Chief Financial Officer, Loretta Barkell, of the illegal and unethical nature of this diversion of funds, Arpaio chose to ignore these concerns. Instead he authorized, year after year, the expenditure of these funds to conduct raids on our communities and workplaces, harass and jail anyone – elected official, judge or citizen – who questioned his actions or budget. Now, we, the taxpayers of Maricopa County, will be forced to repay this theft of funds.
On Sheriff Joe’s watch, 400 sex crimes against CHILDREN went uninvestigated. Victims – children from 2 to 16 years old – were not helped and sexual predators were left unchecked, free to abuse more children. Sheriff Arpaio received a letter from the El Mirage Police Department in 2008, alerting him to the problems within his Special Victims Unit, but Arpaio did nothing, creating a ‘sanctuary county’ for sexual predators and putting the safety of every Maricopa child at great risk.
We can no longer afford the corruption of the Sheriff’s Department! We want our children to be safe and sex crimes to be prosecuted!
Therefore, we, the undersigned, insist you take the following actions immediately:
1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Resign now, as you have overseen the greatest misappropriation of taxpayer dollars in the history of the county and an unspeakable lack of investigation into sex crimes against children. You can no longer be trusted to head up the Sheriff’s Office.
2. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Urge the federal government to take control of the Sheriff’s Department, through receivership.
3. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and U.S. District Attorney Dennis Burke: File criminal charges immediately on behalf of the children and taxpayers in your jurisdiction!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
100 Millones de Dolares y 400 Abusos Sexuales de Niños no Investigados … Ya Basta!
Acaben con la Corrupcion y los Abusos Ahora!
La corrupcion y los abusos en la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado Maricopa estan fuera de control. CIEN MILLONES DE DOLARES – de nuestros impuestos – fueron malgastados, con el conocimiento total del mismo Sheriff. Loretta Barkell, la ex-Contadora Principal del Departamento le avisaba una y otra vez de que esta malversacion de fondos era ilegal e antietica, pero Arpaio no le hacia caso. En cambio, Arpaio autorizaba, año tras año, utilizar estos fondos para financiar las redadas en nuestras comunidades y lugares de trabajos, para hostigar y hasta encarcelar a los que le cuestionaban sus acciones, aun otros oficiales electos, jueces y ciudadanos activistas. Ahora, nosotros los que pagamos impuestos aqui en el Condado Maricopa, estamos obligados repagar este robo de dinero.
Bajo el control de Sheriff Joe, 400 casos de abusos sexuales de NINOS no fueron investigados. Los victimas eran ninos, desde los 2 hasta los 16 anos, nunca recibieron la ayuda de la oficina del Sheriff y los abusadores siguen libres para abusar a todavia mas ninos. Sheriff Arpaio recibio una carta del Departamento de la Policia de El Mirage en 2008, avisandole de los problemas con su Unidad para los Victimas Especiales, pero Arpaio no hizo nada. Su falta de actuar ha creado un ‘condado santuario’ para los predadores sexuales y perjudicado la seguridad de todos los ninos del condado.
Ya no podemos soportar la corruption del Departamento del Sheriff! Queremos que nuestros ninos esten seguros y que los abusos de ninos sean investigados.
Por lo tanto, nosotros, aqui firmados, exigimos que Ustedes tomen las siguientes acciones inmediatamente:
1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Renuncie ahora mismo, porque bajo el liderazgo de Usted, se ocurrio la malversacion de fondos publicos mas grande en la historia del Condado y una falta horrorifica de investigar los casos de abuso sexual de los ninos. Ya no podemos confiar en Usted para liderear a la Oficina.
2. Mesa de Supervisores del Condado Maricopa: Exige que el gobierno federal tome control del Departamento del Sheriff, atraves del proceso de 'receivership.'
3. Procurador del Condado Maricopa Bill Montgomery, Procurador General del Estado Tom Horne y Procurador Distrito Nacional Dennis Burke: Presenten cargos criminales inmediatamente por lo bien de los ciudadanos y pagadores de impuestos en su jurisdiccion!
joshua irino signed Fair Elections 2012-12-23 11:27:03 -0700I was an election observer on election day & also was apointed to do the hand draw. I found our elections to be a complete fraud from start to finish. I observed 4 polling locations & found poll workers handing out the wrong ballots due to inproper training. During the closing of poll locations the machine counts of total votes cast did not match the signature roster. After closing the polls the workers were instructed to take all ballots mail in, provisional & machine to a church located a few miles away. When I told the poll workers they should be taken to the mtec building they handed me a map to the church & said they were told to bring them there and they would be taken to the mtec building the following day. None of these votes were counted.
During the hand count days following the election I asked what votes have been counted I was told none of the mail ins & provisionals were counted and only 45000 ballots were counted from the ev machines prior to election day & the count on the recorders web site also reported by the media was a projected figure from the 45000 ev machine ballots. We hand drew only 15 precincts out of 725 precincts & only races that were close or a winner was not declared could be counted against the hand draw. Our elections in AZ are a complete fraud from begining to end I reported my findings to my party & the media. I believe the public should know our votes were not counted and our elected officials were not elected they were appointed by the few criminals that riged our election process.
This election cycle, we encountered numerous failures in our county and state's electoral systems that disenfranchised voters and blocked them from exercising their most basic democratic right: casting a ballot that counts.
Without your help, we would not have been able to bring these deep flaws to light. And so far, the response from our county and state elected officials has been monotonously predictable: More barriers to casting ballots and having them count, supposedly to ‘prevent chaos.’
Together, we are fighting back against their regressive ‘reform’ proposals. And we’re going on offense, mobilizing across the state for lowering the barriers to casting ballots and having them counted.
Take the pledge now to fight for the rights of EVERY VOTER and EVERY VOTE! Together, we will win this important campaign for democracy in Arizona!
*********************834 signaturesI pledge to fight to ensure that Every Voter and Every Vote counts in Every Election! I will join LUCHA and the progressive movement in Arizona to defend the right to fair elections and a democracy in which every voice is heard.