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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:13 PM

It looks like Arpaio can't keep the truth shackled up in one of his tent prisons

It was a contentious day of heated testimony in the civil trial over the jail death of a diabetic Valley mother with two important witnesses, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his former Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott taking the stand.

Deborah Braillard, 46, died after being denied insulin and medical care during three days at a Maricopa County jail.

Time after time, lawyers for both sides had to huddle with the judge because of dozens of objections raised by Arpaioís lawyers in response to questions asked by Braillardís daughterís attorney, Michael Manning.

The Braillard case could end up costing Maricopa County taxpayers millions.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-and-Dave-Hendershot-testify-in-Deborah-Braillard-case

Things include:

Former Deputy Chief Bill Williams who claimed he could not remember the answers to most of the questions posed to him by Braillardís attorney.

Arpaio took the stand and he claimed to know very little about what happened to Deborah Braillard and he admitted that after she died, he didnít order an investigation or ask any questions about her death. Arpaio acknowledged that there was no formal internal investigation launched into why detention officers never sought medical assistance for Braillard. Arpaio also confessed to the jury that he had not actually read a book that he co-authored in which he suggested that he wanted his jails to punish inmates.

Former Maricopa County Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott told the jury that he hoped detention officers would summon medical assistance for anybody as sick as Braillard was while in custody. But he admitted the jail went through periods of being dangerously understaffed.

Pay attention to that last part. How does a law enforcement system that gets national attention and the spotlight from the whole nation and especially tough on crime types be understaffed. What is really going on here?

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Reply It looks like Arpaio can't keep the truth shackled up in one of his tent prisons (Original post)
ck4829 Oct 2012 OP
Downtown Hound Oct 2012 #1
okasha Oct 2012 #3
Initech Oct 2012 #2
KevTucky Oct 2012 #4
porphyrian Oct 2012 #5
Patiod Oct 2012 #6
guyton Oct 2012 #7
begin_within Oct 2012 #8
jmowreader Oct 2012 #9

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. What' going on is Arpaio is a horse's ass, a chronic liar, a sadistic piece of shit, and a pathetic

asshole who would never have lasted ten minutes without the media enabling him. Every expo I've ever seen on Arpaio always seems to paint him in a glowing light and almost fawns over his "innovative" crime fighting approach. The only problem is there's nothing innovative about anything he does. Chain gangs, prison camps, striped uniforms, are all old school. We got rid of them because they were dehumanizing and ultimately did nothing to prevent crime.

Our so-called liberal media almost NEVER mentions the millions of dollars the Maricopa County Sheriff's office has paid out in lawsuits, never mentions the fact that while Phoenix is not one of American's largest cities, it has one of the largest correctional budgets because Arpaio locks up so many people on trivial things, and never mentions that while Arpaio says that his "reforms" prevent recidivism, the MCSO has one of the highest recidivism rates in the country.

Joe Arpaio-a fraud and a terrorist. And a perfect example of everything that is wrong with our media today.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:14 PM

3. Your first sentence pretty well nails it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. I was in Phoenix over the weekend. Seeing all the "Reelect Sheriff Joe" signs was quite disturbing.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:16 PM

4. It is amazing.

Ron Paul sent out newletters in his name that were racist and fifteen years later he says he didn't really author them. When confronted with a book he supposedly co-wrote, Arpaio hasn't even read it. Either they profit of the ignorance of the people who would pay to hear anything they say, or they are chronic liars, either way it isn't flattering.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:17 PM

5. Sheriff Arpaio - Tough on Logic. n/t

 

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:19 PM

6. There's how the Dems can appeal to AZ retirees and Libertarians

"Love him or hate him, he's unnecessarily costing you a shitload of money, people"

Doesn't fit on a sign, but there you have it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:38 PM

7. civil????

Anyone know why this is in civil court and criminal charges have not been filed? Sounds like manslaughter at a minimum. But I'd go with 1st degree murder charges if I was the DA.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:45 PM

8. Arpaio is a megaolmainiac

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:51 PM

9. Arpaio diverts some of his funding to train Honduran cops

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/04/13/20080413honduras0413.html

News flash for Sheriff Joe: YOU ARE NOT THE STATE DEPARTMENT! What the hell is a county sheriff doing granting foreign aid?

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