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June 23, 2012               07:45 PM

Even before a protest against alleged civil rights violations by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office had begun Saturday night, dozens of activists had gathered with signs and loud voices.

Officials with the Unitarian Universalist Association organized the nighttime protest to bring attention to Senate Bill 1070 and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City, which they say, violate human rights.

Monday is the next day the Supreme Court could issue a ruling on the controversial immigration bill signed into law two years ago by Gov. Jan Brewer.

About 1,000 to 4,000 activists were expected at Tent City Jail near 29th Avenue and Durango Road in Phoenix, officials said.

Arpaio said that no matter what the Supreme Court decides about SB 1070, he will continue the practices he has long been practicing.

“We’ve had the Rev. Al Sharpton here protesting and Linda Ronstadt. They wanted us to close Tent City, too. But that will never happen,” Arpaio said.

The sheriff’s office shut down all six of its jails Saturday in anticipation of the protest. Because of the shutdown, family and friends were not allowed to visit inmates at the jails for the day.

The Saturday night protest also included a candle light vigil and a tour of Tent City given to a four-member delegation of inter-faith leaders.

Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, said SB 1070 is clear discrimination of a class of people.

“It promotes profiling, breaks up families and is fundamentally contrary to American Values,” he said.

Morales was charged with a misdemeanor count of failure to obey an order after dozens of protesters took to Phoenix streets on July 29, 2010, when SB 1070 was set to take effect.

He said social justice is core to the organization, which was instrumental in a movement to legalize same sex marriage in Massachusetts in 2004.

“This not a deviation from what we do,” Morales said.

The protest is part of a four-day convention at the Phoenix Convention Center for thousands of interfaith and social justice advocates from around the world.

Officials said the convention was booked at least four or five years ago.

An association spokeswoman, Rachel Walden, said the group books its national annual conventions at least four or five years in advance. In 2010, when the controversial Arizona bill became law, members nationwide said they opposed holding the 2012 conference at the Phoenix Convention Center.

“We took a majority vote then, and we decided to come to Phoenix in order to shine a light on some of these immigration issues,” Walden said.

On Friday, the unitarian group met and mingled at Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix with immigrant-rights groups Barrios Defense Committees, Promise Arizona, Puente and Somos America.

from:  http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2012/06/23/20120623phoenix-tent-city-sb1070-protest.html#ixzz1yggrO6Yr

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Joe Arpaio was born on June 14th, 1932 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio

June 14th, 1932

June 14th

6 + 14 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = his personal year (from June 14th, 2012 to June 13th, 2013) = Activists.  Movements.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 year + 6 (June) = 31 = his personal month (from June 14th, 2012 to July 13th, 2012) = Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

31 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Saturday June 23rd, 2012) = 54 = his personal day = Check it out.

Page of Swords Tarot card

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Sheriff

December 15, 2011       10:19 am

The Justice Department accused Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a nationally known law enforcement official deeply opposed to illegal immigration, of sponsoring a “pattern of misconduct” that permitted unlawful arrests and excessive force against Latinos and which resulted in the failure to investigate sexual assaults and protect Latino residents against attacks along the Southwest border.

The preliminary findings by the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division come as Arpaio has been hinting of plans to seek national political office, and is vigorously supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bid for the presidency.

Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas E. Perez said Arpaio has created a “systematic disregard for basic constitutional protections” and put up a “wall of distrust between the sheriff’s office and large segments of the community.”

Arpaio’s leadership, Perez added, “dramatically compromises the ability to protect and serve the people” in one of the largest metropolitan areas along the border.

Arpaio, who made headlines in the past for chaining inmates and housing them in harsh desert climates, is now expected to formally respond to the findings. If the Justice Department is unhappy with his response, federal prosecutors said they will seek a federal court order to force him to make changes.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/sheriff-joe-arpaio-latinos-arizona.html

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Joe Arpaio was born on June 14th, 1932 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio

June 14th, 1932

June 14th

6 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from June 14th, 2011 to June 13th, 2012) = In charge.  Taking charge.  Ruling with an iron fist.  Cleaning up his act.

24 year + 12 (December) = 36 = his personal month (from December 14th, 2011 to January 13th, 2012) = Oppressive.  Abuse of power.

36 month + 15 (15th of the month on Thursday December 15th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day =  Laws.  Rules.  Lawyers.  The government.  Harsh truth.  Behave appropriately.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Joe Arpaio

165 197196         45

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 45 = Investigations.

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Joe Arpaio Arizona Sex Crime Cases

12/4/11     02:57 PM ET

The 13-year-old girl opened the door of her home in this small city on the edge of Phoenix to encounter a man who said that his car had broken down and he needed to use the phone. Once inside, the man pummeled the teen from behind, knocking her unconscious and sexually assaulting her.

Seven months before, in an apartment two miles away, another 13-year-old girl was fondled in the middle of the night by her mother’s live-in boyfriend. She woke up in her room at least twice a week to find him standing over her, claiming to be looking for her mother’s cell phone.

Both cases were among more than 400 sex-crimes reported to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office during a three-year period ending in 2007 – including dozens of alleged child molestations – that were inadequately investigated and in some instances were not worked at all, according to current and former police officers familiar with the cases.

In El Mirage alone, where Arpaio’s office was providing contract police services, officials discovered at least 32 reported child molestations – with victims as young as 2 years old – where the sheriff’s office failed to follow through, even though suspects were known in all but six cases.

Many of the victims, said a retired El Mirage police official who reviewed the files, were children of illegal immigrants.

The botched sex-crimes investigations have served as an embarrassment to a department whose sheriff is the self-described “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and a national hero to conservatives on the immigration issue.

Arpaio’s office refused several requests over a period of months to answer questions about the investigations and declined a public records request for an internal affairs report, citing potential disciplinary actions.

Brian Sands, a top sheriff’s official who is in charge of the potential discipline of any responsible employees, was later made available to talk about the cases. He declined to say why they weren’t investigated. “There are policy violations that have occurred here,” Sands said. “It’s obvious, but I can’t comment on who or what.”

Sands said officers had subsequently moved to clear up inadequately investigated sex-crimes in El Mirage and elsewhere in the county. He said leads were worked if they existed and cases were closed if there was no further evidence to pursue.

Arpaio’s office was under contract to provide police services in El Mirage as the city struggled with its then dysfunctional department. After the contract ended and El Mirage was re-establishing its own police operation, the city spent a year sifting through layers of disturbingly incomplete casework.

El Mirage Detective Jerry Laird, who reviewed some the investigations, learned from a sheriff’s summary of 50 to 75 cases files he picked up from Arpaio’s office that an overwhelming majority of them hadn’t been worked.

That meant there were no follow-up reports, no collection of additional forensic evidence and zero effort made after the initial report of the crime was taken.

“I think that at some point prior to the contract (for police services) running out, they put their feet on the desk, and that was that,” Laird said.

Arpaio acknowledged his office had completed an internal probe into the inadequate investigations, but said, “I don’t think it’s right to get into it until we get to the bottom of this and see if there’s disciplinary action against any employees.”

A small number of cases from El Mirage were handed over to prosecutors, but the El Mirage Police Department said most were no longer viable – evidence dating as far back as 2006 had grown cold or wasn’t collected in the first place, victims had either moved away or otherwise moved on.

Bill Louis, then-assistant El Mirage police chief who reviewed the files after the sheriff’s contract ended, believes the decision to ignore the cases was made deliberately by supervisors in Arpaio’s office – and not by individual investigators.

“I know the investigators. I just cannot believe they would wholesale discount these cases. No way,” Louis said. “The direction had to come (from) up the food chain.”

Louis said he believes whoever made the decision knew that illegal immigrants – who are often transient and fear the police – were unlikely to complain about the quality of investigations. He said some cases also involved families here legally.

El Mirage paid the sheriff’s office $2.7 million for a wide range of police protection from 2005 through mid-October 2007, after the city’s police department had been criticized in an audit as poorly organized, loosely supervised and mismanaged.

Although a small number of El Mirage officers continued working there during the period, Arpaio brought in patrol officers and detectives and managers who ran the department.

El Mirage police files obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests establish a pattern of sex-crimes not actually being investigated after the crimes were reported to Arpaio’s office.

In April 2007, a 3-year-old girl was reported molested by her father, an illegal immigrant who cared for the child while her mother was at work. When the mother confronted her husband about the abuse, he cried and swore he’d never do it again.

Yet a few days later, the mother noticed more signs of sexual abuse on her daughter and called for help. After the initial report, that help didn’t come.

The string of unresolved cases left Elizabeth Ditlevson, deputy director for the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, shaking her head. “My impressions were anger at the system and concern for the people whose cases weren’t addressed,” she said.

According to both Sands and Scott Freeman, a sheriff’s official who heard complaints from then-El Mirage Police Chief Mike Frazier about the quality of the sex-crimes investigations, more than 400 cases countywide had to be reopened. Freeman told outside investigators examining alleged managerial misconduct at Arpaio’s office that a number of arrests were made in the reopened cases.

The April 2011 report on alleged managerial misconduct said the sheriff’s internal effort to determine what had gone wrong with the sex-crimes investigations was twice derailed.

One delay occurred when the male sheriff’s official leading the inquiry was accused of sexual harassment – this by a female supervisor whose portfolio included some of the mishandled cases, according to the report.

Another internal affairs investigation, launched in May 2008, was stopped after the investigator was pulled away at the direction of David Hendershott, then the top aide to Arpaio, to help with another matter. The internal probe was reopened in December 2010 while Hendershott was on medical leave, according to the 2011 summary.

Hendershott’s account conflicted with others.

Hendershott, who has since resigned amid separate misconduct allegations and declined a request by the AP to comment, told investigators the internal affairs inquiry was still in progress when he went on medical leave in 2010.

Still, Hendershott told investigators that the El Mirage Police Department had good reason to be upset about the sex-crimes handled by the sheriff’s office.

The report of the 13-year-old who had been inappropriately touched by her mother’s live-in boyfriend had been faxed to one of Arpaio’s investigators. El Mirage police, who were given back the case about 11 months later, learned that it hadn’t been worked.

When El Mirage police finally tracked down the mother, she said her boyfriend had moved out and that she no longer had contact with him. She and her daughter were in counseling and didn’t want to bring the case to court.

In their follow-up on the case of the 13-year-old attacked by the man claiming to have a broken car, El Mirage police discovered Arpaio’s office hadn’t interviewed the victim.

An El Mirage detective went to the girl’s home just off the city’s main drag. The girl’s uncle said she and her mother weren’t around and took the investigator’s card with a promise to ask them to call.

The mother never called back. She and her daughter’s whereabouts are unknown.

The case of the molested 3-year-old was returned to El Mirage police unworked five months after the initial report. The family’s beige tract home was deserted, the phone disconnected.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/04/joe-arpaio-arizona-sex-crime-cases_n_1128680.html

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Joe Arpaio was born on June 14th, 1932 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio

June 14th, 1932

June 14th

6 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from June 14th, 2011 to June 13th, 2012) = Who’s in charge?

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Joe Arpaio

165 197196        45

 

his path of destiny = Investigations.

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