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?

  • Ted Fishman
    signed 2011-05-20 18:15:45 -0700
  • Maggie Duncan
    signed 2011-05-20 18:14:18 -0700
  • Regina Cappelletti
    signed 2011-05-20 18:12:37 -0700
  • Gerard Perez
    signed 2011-05-20 18:10:02 -0700
  • Margaret Connealy
    signed 2011-05-20 18:06:01 -0700
    I have dear grandchildren in Phoenix AZ and care that they are protected from predators. I am incensed that precious abuses have gone on with out an investigation. This must stop.
  • Margaret Sterling
    signed 2011-05-20 18:05:50 -0700
  • Vivian Schatz
    signed 2011-05-20 18:05:28 -0700
  • John Doner
    signed 2011-05-20 18:05:19 -0700
  • Chip Phillips
    signed 2011-05-20 18:05:17 -0700
  • Susan Escalante
    signed 2011-05-20 18:04:22 -0700
  • Christine Orlando
    signed 2011-05-20 18:02:33 -0700
  • Richard V. Cogan
    signed 2011-05-20 17:58:39 -0700
  • Timothy Mieyal
    signed 2011-05-20 17:58:10 -0700
  • Marc Beschler
    signed 2011-05-20 17:57:18 -0700
  • Charles Daly
    signed 2011-05-20 17:56:50 -0700
  • Garry Doll
    signed 2011-05-20 17:56:43 -0700
  • Linda Bodian
    signed 2011-05-20 17:54:57 -0700
  • Cynthia Mace
    signed 2011-05-20 17:53:22 -0700
  • Doris Crothers
    signed 2011-05-20 17:51:58 -0700
    It is time for Sheriff Arpaio to go!!
  • Barbara Upton
    signed 2011-05-20 17:51:01 -0700
    What a terrible reflection he is on Arizona- no wonder Pima County wants to secede from the state!
  • Mitch Parkinen
    signed 2011-05-20 17:49:57 -0700
  • Phil Davis
    signed 2011-05-20 17:49:22 -0700
  • Meleesa Reichert
    signed 2011-05-20 17:47:18 -0700
  • Jef Weisel
    signed 2011-05-20 17:46:56 -0700
  • terry duran-barela
    signed 2011-05-20 17:46:37 -0700
  • Libby Palmer
    signed 2011-05-20 17:45:36 -0700
  • Robert Schwartz
    signed 2011-05-20 17:45:20 -0700
  • Annie Hallatt
    signed 2011-05-20 17:44:53 -0700
  • Veronica del Carmen Perez
    signed 2011-05-20 17:44:04 -0700
  • Lillian Essex
    signed 2011-05-20 17:42:13 -0700
    What a despicable man. Not surprised, actually. Anyone flaunting his lawfulness, pridefully putting prisoners in pink to humiliate, is subject to questioning his integrity and morality. Not investigating childrens’ lawful needs? He MUST be relieved of his Sheriff responsibilities at the least. At the most, he should be indicted.

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