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!
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  • signed 2011-05-20 19:33:45 -0700
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  • signed 2011-05-20 19:09:13 -0700
    The rule of law should apply to all, without exception. Our reputation continues to sink. Isn’t it time we showed the world and our fellow Americans that justice is blind, and that anyone who breaks the law will be held accountable? We let Karl Rove thumbs his nose at Congressional subpoenas, and nothing ever happened to him. It seems like the law only applies to certain people. I think it’s time to restore the Rule of Law in this country, and this sheriff who believes himself untouchable would make a great example to show that it doesn’t matter who you are if you break the law in the U.S. you will pay the consequences.

    Thank you for your time.
  • signed 2011-05-20 19:06:58 -0700
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  • signed 2011-05-20 19:03:58 -0700
    Enough is enough,investigate these human rights abuses and old accountable.
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    Ronald Jay Swenson
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  • signed 2011-05-20 18:53:13 -0700
    It is really awful that these cases, that are so important for justice for women and children, were ignored by Sheriff Arpaio while he was strutting around like a rooster parading poor immigrants around. So disgusting!!!
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    His record is atrocious. How does he get away with it???

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