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?

  • Tirso Moreno
    signed 2011-05-23 06:39:10 -0700
  • L.D. Hieber Jr.
    signed 2011-05-23 06:39:09 -0700
  • marikay litzau
    signed 2011-05-23 06:39:08 -0700
  • Victor Torres
    signed 2011-05-23 06:38:53 -0700
  • Roxanna Astorga
    signed 2011-05-23 06:38:38 -0700
  • Carl Matthews
    signed 2011-05-23 06:15:52 -0700
  • Tom Cordaro
    signed 2011-05-23 06:03:13 -0700
  • Alejandro Hernandez
    signed 2011-05-23 05:39:17 -0700
    Can’t go but I support you best regards, Alex Hernandez
  • Robert Larson
    signed 2011-05-23 05:38:28 -0700
  • Susan Kagan
    signed 2011-05-23 05:00:01 -0700
  • Armand Fontaine
    signed 2011-05-23 04:26:18 -0700
    The misappropriation of over $100 Million is unconscionable and must be rectified by the removal of the Sheriff now. The additional failure of the Sheriff to investigate the abuse, and possible rape, of children is the biggest failure of a Sheriff in any location in the U.S.A. and must result in his removal from the office of Sheriff immediately. The people of Maricopa county deserve a Sheriff who will stand for law and order in every instance and it has become obvious that the current Sheriff is incapable of providing that dedication to the rule of law.
  • Daniel Belachew
    signed 2011-05-23 02:51:04 -0700
  • Chia Hamilton
    signed 2011-05-23 01:16:16 -0700
    Outrageous Joe must go
  • Rude Calderon
    signed 2011-05-23 00:27:35 -0700
    Hatred and ignorance must be done away with!!!
  • Cyndy Ramos
    signed 2011-05-23 00:25:15 -0700
  • Theodore Zislis
    signed 2011-05-23 00:00:53 -0700
  • David Katz
    signed 2011-05-22 23:35:44 -0700
  • Anonymous
    signed 2011-05-22 23:08:18 -0700
  • Carolyn Cooper
    signed 2011-05-22 22:59:40 -0700
    Basta! Someone who breaks the law should not be in charge of encorcing it.
  • Zeke Hernandez
    signed via 2011-05-22 22:58:25 -0700
  • John Falchi
    signed 2011-05-22 22:56:22 -0700
    It is high time that Sherif Arpaio leaves the scene of his crimes and fades away.
  • artemio zavala
    signed 2011-05-22 22:53:54 -0700
  • Anne Mardick
    signed 2011-05-22 22:44:23 -0700
  • Enrique Gutierrez
    signed 2011-05-22 22:36:52 -0700
    Enrique Gutierrez
  • lajeanne kline
    signed 2011-05-22 21:49:58 -0700
  • Michael Gallagher
    signed 2011-05-22 21:49:41 -0700
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    signed 2011-05-22 21:13:37 -0700
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    signed 2011-05-22 21:10:59 -0700
  • Rebecca Sherry
    signed 2011-05-22 21:00:57 -0700

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