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With all due respect, but your editorial in the Ahwatukee Foothills News Sunday - Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio Has To Go - was a good one until your last paragraph. Your opinion on why Arpaio has to go was right on and you could have gone in more detail but I understand with this publication you only have so much space to express your views unless you published your editorial in The Phoenix New Times.
You mentioned one of Arpaios TV Ads that portrays Arpaio as a tough opponent of animal abuse and you obviously pointed out that Arpaio was more tough on animal abuse then he was with child and women abuse and supporting that statement by mentioning the crimes against chidren and women that Arpaio not only failed to investigate but neglected to investigate.
However, I think you should have also mentioned another TV Ad that says Meet The Real Joe Arpaio. So, who in the world has been the sheriff for Maricopa County the last 20 years? In this ad it portrays Arpaio as a super cop who at one time was even kidnapped? This ad was so misleading and false that I cant believed it was aired. We in the law enforcement community know better! But, here is the problem. The voters of Maricopa County have no clue that the ad is misleading and false and that is the key to Arpaios success on this Meet The Real Joe Arpaio ad!
In the beginning of your editorial about Arpaio you mention that - You have never written an editorial about why an elected official should not be reelected, until now. Well you still havent! You had a good editorial going on why Sheriff Joe Arpaio should not be relected until you mentioned Paul Pazone. Once you asked the voters of Maricopa County to join you in supporting Paul Penzone for Maricopa County Sheriff. Your editorial now became - Why You Should Elect Paul Pazone For Maricopa County Sheriff. Your editorial on why Sheriff Joe Arpaio should not be elected was a disappointment to say the least and for you to think that even though a lot of voters in Maricopa County agree with you on why Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Go the notion that they should join you in supporting Paul Pazone for Maricopa County Sheriff is ludicrous.
Paul Pazone is a 20 year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department who in the beginning of this year threw his name in the hat to run against Arpaio. Did you know that the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) supports Sheriff Joe Arpaio and that PLEA supports Arpaios immigration policies and SB 1070? Do you know if Penzone was a PLEA member before he retired from the Phoenix Police Department or if he is still a PLEA member (a lot of retired Phoenix PD still maintain their PLEA membership after retirement}?
Mike Stauffer is the other person running for Sheriff of Maricopa County. Stauffer has a lot more law enforcement experience then Pezone. Stauffer threw in his name in the hat for Maricopa County Sheriff early of 2011. Stauffer has command level and administrative experience which Penzone lacks of. Mike Stauffer has no connection with the Phoenix Police Department or its PLEA organizaton. If Arpaio wins again, well you can thank Penzone for it.
36% of the voters in Maricopa County are Republicans, 35% are Independants, and 29% are Democrats. Do the Math!
AdamOct 8, 2012