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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:29 AM

Poll: Should there be an age limit on sheriffs in positions where they can abuse their power?


Sheriff Joe Arpaio is 79 years old
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio

A Guide To The Many Investigations Into Sheriff Joe Arpaio
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/sheriff_joe_arpaio_investigations_guide.php?ref=fpb


If Sheriff Joe is eventually found 'guilty' of abuse of power and/or violating the civil rights of Latinos and others - considering his age it would mean that he would NOT spend very many years in prison. Whereas if a 'younger' person were to be found guilty would service out more years of a long sentence.

So, the question is: Should there be an age limit (to retire) imposed upon sheriffs (and other folks) in positions where they could abuse their power - because they might not be able to be fully punished if found guilty of a crime due to their age?
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Tx4obama Apr 2012 OP
bluedigger Apr 2012 #1
jberryhill Apr 2012 #2
Towlie Apr 2012 #3
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #4
BlueIris Apr 2012 #5
DonCoquixote Apr 2012 #6
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #7
HappyMe Apr 2012 #8

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:50 AM

1. That's ridiculous.

If one must be capable of serving out a possible complete term of life imprisonment to hold elective office, the only eligible candidates for office would be our newly pre-conceived citizens of the Great State of Arizona.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:51 AM

2. Artificial restrictions on elected positions are IMHO not worthwhile

You could say that about any elected official.

Arpaio is a major asshole, but they keep electing him.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:11 AM

3. How do YOU spell "punish", Tx4obama? I know, you spell it R-E-V-E-N-G-E.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:20 AM

4. Huh? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:28 AM

5. Ageism won't stop power abusers.

A desire to abuse power has nothing to do with one's age.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:41 AM

6. No

There are plenty of gray old liberals I trust more than a 20 something (Jerry Brown and Jimmy Carter come to mind.)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:25 AM

7. Just because he's an asshole.....

 

And you know the rest. No. Sheriff is a political position now. I might object to a rickety eighty year old dude patrolling the mean streets like Seth Bullock but I don't see why a person of age couldn't be effective in the position as it is. In many cases age brings wisdom. You can't use an imbecile like "Sheriff Joe" as a reason to impose age limits on an occupation.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:17 AM

8. Age has nothing to do with abuse of power.

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