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!
1,247 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Damian  Fontanez
    signed 2011-05-23 17:46:28 -0700
  • Sharon Green
    signed 2011-05-23 17:30:00 -0700
  • Sylvester Arteaga
    signed 2011-05-23 17:29:58 -0700
    No one shoud lbe above the law
  • Norma Gomez
    signed 2011-05-23 17:29:56 -0700
  • Dee Halzack
    signed 2011-05-23 17:29:56 -0700
    I need to hear why it is more important to arrest law-abiding undocumented workers than it is to protect women from sex offenders, who are notoriously repetitive in their crimes.
  • Darin Larson
    signed 2011-05-23 17:29:54 -0700
  • Chhristopher Fuller
    signed 2011-05-23 17:29:34 -0700
  • Marian Drake
    signed 2011-05-23 14:57:08 -0700
    This is so sad for everyone victimized by Sheriff Joe. Things like this should not happen in any country. That they happen in the United States is hard on all citizens.
  • Rebecca Monges
    signed via 2011-05-23 14:55:00 -0700
    As a former Maricopa County resident, I am disgusted by Arpaio’s corrupt way of running things. Take him down!
  • Jennifer Metro
    signed 2011-05-23 14:41:47 -0700
    Joe is nuts.

    Joe’s goons almost killed me! Left me baking in the back of their car till the fireman had to come and save me.

    I am an award winning neighborhood activist, former Little League board member, someone who has created nonprofits for friends and clients.

    Search my facebook page if you don’t believe me.

    They shud wanna kill me?
  • Darris Mikl
    signed 2011-05-23 14:35:15 -0700
    If you do not hold Joe Arpaio accountable, Then “we” will hold you accountable
  • Bertha Gutierrez
    signed 2011-05-23 14:29:57 -0700
    FUERA ARPAYASO!!!!!!!!!
  • Olga Estrada
    signed 2011-05-23 14:04:06 -0700
  • Rosa Valencia Sanchez
    signed 2011-05-23 13:39:17 -0700
    This man must be held accountable!
  • Chelsea Radford
    signed 2011-05-23 13:38:05 -0700
    Sheriff Joe is a corrupt @sshole. Get him out of the office. POS.
  • F. Jay Pocius
    signed 2011-05-23 13:25:37 -0700
  • Karen Bernhardt
    signed 2011-05-23 13:00:59 -0700
  • chris sturgis
    signed via 2011-05-23 13:00:48 -0700
  • Tim Ulrey
    signed 2011-05-23 12:52:28 -0700
  • Hector Valdez
    signed 2011-05-23 12:47:44 -0700
  • josh arenales
    signed 2011-05-23 12:33:50 -0700
    Time For Joe Arpaio To Go And Pay The Price For Hurting Arizona And There Citizens
  • Mirtha Torres
    signed 2011-05-23 12:28:40 -0700
  • Myrna Godinez
    signed 2011-05-23 12:28:17 -0700
  • Erin Yarrobino
    signed 2011-05-23 12:28:03 -0700
  • Patricia Monreal
    signed 2011-05-23 12:09:41 -0700
  • Richard Blakemore
    signed 2011-05-23 12:09:15 -0700
  • Margaret Diddams
    signed 2011-05-23 12:03:38 -0700
  • Rosa MacAfee
    signed via 2011-05-23 12:02:24 -0700
    Arpio has lied, cheated, and thinks he is above the law. He most certainly is/was aware of what was going on within his department and chose to ignore it. Why else would be bring back Henderschot? That man was double dipping and that is against the law! Oh, yes, not against Arpio’s law – forgot, he makes up his own!
  • Karen Kirschling
    signed 2011-05-23 12:02:21 -0700
  • walter herrera
    signed 2011-05-23 12:01:44 -0700

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