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?

  • Jaime Becker
    signed 2011-05-20 17:41:34 -0700
  • James H Jorgensen
    signed 2011-05-20 17:41:28 -0700
  • Lynn Shoemaker
    signed 2011-05-20 17:40:58 -0700
    It is appalling to me that a law enforcement oifficial could act

    in such an irresponsible and unlawful way.
  • suzy juncker
    signed 2011-05-20 17:39:48 -0700
  • Debra Winski
    signed 2011-05-20 17:38:10 -0700
  • Alex Romero
    signed 2011-05-20 17:37:34 -0700
  • Doris Munger
    signed 2011-05-20 17:37:26 -0700
  • Angeline Bray
    signed 2011-05-20 17:37:12 -0700
  • Jennifer Fox
    signed 2011-05-20 17:36:39 -0700
  • Irene Chang
    signed 2011-05-20 17:35:24 -0700
    The head of IMF is finally seeing justice. Arnold Schwarzenegger has seen immense tarnish on his reputation. Sheriff Arpaio needs to be taken to task for his corruption and severe neglect of duties of his high office.
  • victoria duarte
    signed 2011-05-20 17:31:06 -0700
  • Jessica Cassidy
    signed 2011-05-20 17:30:59 -0700
  • Rene Ortiz
    signed 2011-05-20 17:30:32 -0700
  • Roberto Reveles
    signed 2011-05-20 17:30:30 -0700
  • Philip Johnston
    signed 2011-05-20 17:28:58 -0700
  • anita simons
    signed 2011-05-20 17:28:52 -0700
  • William Leavy Jr.
    signed 2011-05-20 17:28:32 -0700
    Sheriff Arpaio, you have violated the public’s trust. You are not fit to serve the residents of Maricopa County.
  • Ernest Sturdevant
    signed 2011-05-20 17:27:55 -0700
  • Rik Masterson
    signed 2011-05-20 17:25:58 -0700
  • Paul Andrade
    signed 2011-05-20 17:24:50 -0700
  • Frank Smith
    signed 2011-05-20 17:23:38 -0700
  • steve hopkins
    signed 2011-05-20 17:22:54 -0700
  • Andrew Kurzweil
    signed 2011-05-20 17:22:46 -0700
  • Richard Johnson
    signed 2011-05-20 17:22:12 -0700
    It’s time for the inhumane corporate whore, Joe Arpaio, to go!!
  • Shirley Maxwell
    signed 2011-05-20 17:22:06 -0700
    Joe Apraio needs to be removed from office. He doesn’t teach anyone anything except hatred and meanness. Time to get rid of him in any office.
  • Robert Stennett
    signed 2011-05-20 17:21:22 -0700
  • Florencio Salazar
    signed 2011-05-20 17:21:14 -0700
  • Drew Curtis
    signed 2011-05-20 17:20:25 -0700
  • Sammy Low
    signed 2011-05-20 17:18:38 -0700
  • Connie Tyler
    signed 2011-05-20 17:18:32 -0700
    I think it’s clear that Arpaio sees women and children as an underclass, just as he sees Latinos. He needs, not only to be fired, but to be given some rehabilitation.

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