o ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARTICLES DETAIL Arizona Central 2013 Arizona anti-police-corruption bill. By Lindsey Collom http://archive.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130307arizona-anti-police-corruption-bill-gains.html Arizona anti-police-corruption bill gains (2013) Excerpt: A bill giving counties power to take control of corrupt police departments and primarily aimed at the polygamist enclave of Colorado City passed the Arizona House by an overwhelming majority Thursday. House Bill 2648, which still needs a Senate vote, would allow county supervisors to appoint a neutral, third-party administrator to take over a police department determined by the state’s law-enforcement advisory board to have systemic misconduct or mismanagement. http://archive.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130307arizona-anti-police-corruption-bill-gains.html 2014/10/26 Phoenix Police Brutality Protest Ends Clash http //www azcentral com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/10/26/phoenix-police-brutality-protest-ends- clash/17967505/ 2017/10/11 Ex-Deputy convicted killing other officers dies prison https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2017/10/11/ex-deputy-convicted-killing-other-officers-dies- prison/754917001/ 2017/04/06 Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney officially cut loose. Megan Cassidy https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/04/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaios-defense-attorney- officially-cut-loose-mel-mcdonald/100147994/ Arizona Daily Sun http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/williams-police-officers-resign/article_9b285023-0c84-5c7a- b26d-750c9b38ddbf.html CNN 2010 Phoenix, Maricopa County. CNN: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio under investigation for alleged abuse of power. Chuck Conder [see more under Sheriffs/Arpaio, also listed under Phoenix] http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/09/arizona.tough.sheriff/index.html Fox 10 http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/45068297-story The Guardian 2010/04/27 Arizona Immigration Law spurs abuses. Felipe Calderón warns relations with Mexico will suffer as police allowed to stop anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant. The law, which gives the police the right to stop anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant, "opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement", Calderón said last night. Trade and political ties with Arizona would be "seriously affected", he warned. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/27/arizona-immigration-law Huffington Post 2016/02/06 How the closet corrupted Babeau. By Michelangelo Signorile http //www huffingtonpost com/michelangelo-signorile/how-the-closet-corrupted_b_1293846 html Mic http://mic.com/articles/105914/another-disturbing-video-of-police-brutality-just-emerged-in-arizona#.GqnNAMv8X New York Times 2019/09/11 Arizona State Trooper Arrest https //www nytimes com/2019/09/11/us/arizona-state-trooper-arrest html Phoenix New TImes 2012-Paul Babeaus Mexican exlover says sheriffs attorney threatened him with deportaiton http //www phoenixnewtimes com/news/paul-babeus-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriffs-attorney-threatened-him-with- deportation-6454567 Phoenix New Times 10 Worst Police Brutality Videos in Arizona http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/10-worst-police-brutality-videos-in-arizona-6665996 Phoenix New Times https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/10-worst-cops-in-recent-arizona-history-6643895 Police 1 https://www.police1.com/corrections/articles/ex-phoenix-cop-sentenced-7-years-in-10-fatal-shooting-case- ApjbirohqM1OFGOT/ Raw Story 2017/03 FBI corruption probe just the tip of the iceberg for Trump’s scandal plagued border patrol nominee [See more under Customs Corruption - Nominee] http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fbi-corruption-probe-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-for-trumps-scandal-plagued-border- patrol-nominee/ Veterans Today 2012/09/24 No one in Arizona could write this story and live. By Gordon Duff. http //www veteranstoday com/2012/09/24/no-one-in-arizona-could-write-this-story-and-live/ [See Arizona under Mexican drug lords and organized crime?] WSJ Study Names Arizona as Most Corrupt State. Arizona is the most corrupt state in the U.S., according to a new survey of news reporters. By Samuel Rubenfeld (2014) http //blogs wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/12/04/study-names-arizona-as-most-corrupt-state/ PHOENIX AND VICINITY (several of these are also under Articles Detail) Phoenix ABC 15 Phoenix police officers indicted for interfering with case have resigned http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phoenix-police-officers-indicted-for-interfereing- with-case-have-resigned AZ Central 2014 Phoenix Police Brutality Protest Ends Clash http //www azcentral com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/10/26/phoenix-police-brutality-protest-ends-clash/17967505/ Network 23 The Integrity Report Arizona State University ASU Excerpt: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICERS ARE SO FED UP WITH CORRUPTION THEY SUE THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT. 13 NEWS OUTLETS AND COUNTING. https://network23.org/theintegrityreport/tag/police-corruption/ CNN 2010 Phoenix, Maricopa County. CNN: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio under investigation for alleged abuse of power. Chuck Conder http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/09/arizona.tough.sheriff/index.html Excerpt: But the 77-year-old lawman is himself the subject of serious allegations of abuse of power. Arpaio's critics say he has a long history of launching bogus criminal investigations against political opponents and anyone else who gets in his way. This year a federal grand jury started looking into the allegations. Former Maricopa County School Superintendent Sandra Dowling says what happened to her is a case in point. Dowling says was locked in a political battle with some members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over school district funds when the sheriff's SWAT team came in the dead of night to search her home. Dowling was charged with stealing money from a school for homeless students. There were 25 felony counts in all. "Never could I have imagined what a nightmare was waiting ahead," Dowling said. Arpaio promised to uncover massive public corruption -- "We are looking into all avenues of this investigation," he said -- and to win a speedy conviction. From the start Dowling maintained her innocence: "I kept saying I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything." It took three years, but finally a judge threw out all the felony counts against Dowling. She entered a guilty plea to a single misdemeanor charge. But she said her reputation had been shattered, her career destroyed, and she owed more than $100,000 in legal fees. "I still don't think that everybody knows I was innocent," she said. Dowling is not alone. Arpaio has launched -- either on his own or in conjunction with the county attorney -- high-profile criminal investigations against a who's who of Maricopa County politicians and officials. http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/09/arizona.tough.sheriff/index.html Mesa Disturbing Video of Police Brutality Just Emerged in Arizona (2014) http://mic.com/articles/105914/another-disturbing-video-of-police-brutality-just-emerged-in-arizona#.GqnNAMv8X Mesa Police respond to excessive force claims (Nov 2015) http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/45068297-story NORTHERN ARIZONA Williams Williams Police Officers Resign (2012) LARRY HENDRICKS News Team Leader Two Williams police officers have resigned their positions with the police department. A third is scheduled to serve 80 hours of suspension in the wake of an Aug. 10, 2012, incident involving the arrest of an intoxicated man. A group, calling itself a Concerned Group of Local Citizens, has sent a letter to members of local and state government, law enforcement and the news media calling for further investigation into the matter. Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon said the matter came to light in October when videotapes of bookings at the Williams police facility were being reviewed. The video, according to Nixon, shows officer Will Starcevich putting a person who is in handcuffs into a chokehold after the man had spit on the officer. The man, a transient from California who was intoxicated and combative, had been arrested at a local market, Nixon said. The man made threats of violence and struggled with officers. Nixon stated that a chokehold on a handcuffed person, even when the person is combative, is against the department's policy. Nixon said that when he went to suspend Starcevich to conduct an investigation into the policy violation, Starcevich resigned in late October. http //azdailysun com/news/local/crime-and-courts/williams-police-officers-resign/article_9b285023-0c84-5c7a-b26d- 750c9b38ddbf html Customs Corruption (Also a Borders issue) Raw Story 2017/03 FBI corruption probe just the tip of the iceberg for Trump’s scandal plagued border patrol nominee http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fbi-corruption-probe-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-for-trumps-scandal- plagued-border-patrol-nominee/ Excerpts Pres. Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is being investigated by the FBI for possible improper use of money and weapons seized during criminal investigations….For six years, Babeu carried on an affair with an undocumented immigrant named Jose Orozco. Babeu reportedly threatened to use his powers as sheriff to have Orozco deported from the U.S. if he ever breathed a word about their relationship to the public….But Babeu’s penchant for scandal goes beyond dating an illegal immigrant and allegedly threatening him with deportation; lest we forget the school — described by one member of Congress as a ‘place of horrors‘ — he ran for troubled youth before he became sheriff,” said King. From 1999 to 2001, Babeu was headmaster and executive director at the DeSisto School in Massachusetts, a “therapeutic boarding school” for at-risk students. The school was accused of rampant sexual, psychological and physical abuse of students. “ABC 15, in Phoenix, Arizona, investigated the allegations and unearthed video of Babeu bragging about abusing students, some of whom had psychological disorders,” said King. Students were allowed to impose strip-searches on each other and took group showers which “[led] to sexual abuse.”Babeu is accused of stonewalling an investigation into abuse at the DeSisto School and, more disturbingly, his sister Lucy Babeu told ABC 15 that she caught her brother engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor boy from the school…Babeu is accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars taken from drug offenders into the coffers of the Arizona Public Safety Foundation, a nonprofit agency run with close ties to the sheriff’s office. Under the law, seized funds are known as RICO money, named for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The money is purportedly only to be used by law enforcement agencies to fight organized crime. However, Babeu’s sheriff’s department reportedly treated the seized assets as a “slush fund,” channeling them to the Arizona Public Safety Foundation, which then turned around and spent the money on Babeu’s department. An ACLU lawsuit filed in 2015 says, “At a minimum, it seems that by funneling money to a private group which buys things for him and his department … Babeu is able to avoid procurement laws and other transparency regulations which usually apply to government purchasing.” http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fbi-corruption-probe-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-for-trumps-scandal- plagued-border-patrol-nominee/ Arizona under Mexican Drug Lords? Veterans Today 2012/09/24 No one in Arizona could write this story and live. By Gordon Duff. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/24/no-one-in-arizona-could-write-this-story-and-live/ [See Arizona under Mexican drug lords and organized crime?] 07/20/2017: Note from PF (prev. River Gold): Veterans Today is generally or widely considered a suspect source of journalism. In the article below, it is using a perhaps even more suspect source, The Examiner. We can ask why Veterans Today is concerned with Arizona. Despite these concerns, the article is included here in case Gordon Duff knows something we don’t know about Arizona, or is linked to in in some way which would useful to our investigations into Arizona police corruption. Because of some things that have happened to me in Arizona and because of “psychic types of vibes” I carry strong suspicions that something dangerously weird is going on in Arizona, and that it includes police or police agency networks, along with certain rural area postal masters (like Williams) and with some kind of private network(s) hanging out around local areas - it could include neighborhood watch types even if they are not formally listed as such with the police. Because of this, Veterans Today’s inserts on Arizona don’t seem so weird or unlikely - again, almost like Duff or others on his staff know something. I suspect one thing they are doing around Valle and the WIlliams area is trying to keep outsiders or certain types of people out through various forms of sabotage, which includes taking stuff or messing with stuff on the property, surveillance networks around department stores and parking lots. I feel they aggressively retaliative and extremely sneaky. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/24/no-one-in-arizona-could-write-this-story-and-live/ Excerpt: What if I were to tell you that highly authoritative experts believe the State of Arizona is largely under the control of Mexican drug lords and organized crime? Who do I ask? We have a former candidate for governor on staff, retired intelligence officers, retired very senior FBI along with broad access to those public servants who will talk privately though most live in fear. A week ago, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Deaver died in a “one car accident” while on an empty road. He was heading out on a hunting trip, planning to meet with his son. His 2008 4 wheel drive Dodge pickup truck ran off an empty dirt road and he was killed. We know different. This was an assassination using a commonly known tactic called “Boston brakes.” Look it up on your computer, it makes for very good reading. Excerpt from Veterans Today continues with quote from the Examiner. From the Examiner: There are concerns about a compromised DOJ: In September 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warning to local law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona, informing them that they were being targeted by the powerful and violent Mexican drug cartels. The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels “have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews, or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories.” The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Local gangs such as Brown Pride distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin at the street level in Tucson, while the New Mexican Mafia controls such sales in Phoenix. Of course, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed on Tuesday evening, in a single vehicle crash while on his way to join his sons on a hunting trip near White Horse Lake in Coconino County. According to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office press release, an unidentified driver was actually following Sheriff Deaver on a desolate stretch of Forest Service Road 109, but lost sight of his 4- wheel-drive 2008 Chevrolet pickup for a brief period. Then, the driver “saw what appeared to be a cloud of dust, and as he came closer he learned that the vehicle had rolled over and was resting on its wheels.” The witness told 911 operators: “he did not detect any signs of life from the single occupant of the vehicle.” The case remains under investigation, and as of Friday afternoon, Coconino County Medical Examiner, Trish Lee had not yet released Deaver’s autopsy report. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/24/no-one-in-arizona-could-write-this-story-and-live/ Some Arizona Police Corruption Cases thanks to Phoenix New Times for a list of ten worst as of 2015, by Ray Stern https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/10-worst-cops-in-recent-arizona-history-6643895 Jack Hudson 2017 Ex-deputy convicted of killing other officers dies in prison https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2017/10/11/ex-deputy-convicted-killing-other-officers-dies- prison/754917001/ Richard Chrisman https://www.police1.com/corrections/articles/ex-phoenix-cop-sentenced-7-years-in-10-fatal-shooting-case- ApjbirohqM1OFGOT/ David Hendershott Tim Abrahamson Larry Dever, deceased Cochise County Sheriff. Jessica Dever-Jakusz Armando Ramirez James Wren Helaman Barlow Martin Ward Ramon "Charley" Armendariz SHERIFFS ARIZONA Paul Babeau 2009-2017 Pinal County Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, from January 1, 2009, to January 1, 2017 Orozco filed a $1 million lawsuit against Babeu and the county CBS News 2012/05/11 Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu drops bid for Congress after fallout from campaign volunteer scandal https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arizona-sheriff-paul-babeu-drops-bid-for-congress-after-fallout-from- campaign-volunteer- scandal/#:~:text=Orozco%20filed%20a%20%241%20million%20lawsuit%20against%20Babeu,re- election%20had%20anything%20to%20do%20with%20the%20relationship. (CBS/AP) FLORENCE, Ariz. - A conservative Arizona sheriff who announced he is gay amid allegations of abuse of power said Friday he is no longer running for Congress, CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's campaign said Friday that he is dropping out of Arizona's 4th Congressional District race and will instead seek re-election as sheriff Daily Beast 2017/07/13 Paul Babeu, Immigration Hawk Sheriff, Outed by Alleged Mexican Gay Lover. TErry Green Sterling A Mexican immigrant has alleged a gay love affair with an Arizona immigration-hawk sheriff and Romney supporter. https://www.thedailybeast.com/paul-babeu-immigration-hawk-sheriff-outed-by-alleged-mexican-gay-lover. Summary of News Stories (Often Negative) on Babeau DCCC dot org 2016/08/31 Memo: The Case Against Paul Babeu https://dccc.org/memo-case-paul-babeu/ Excerpt: nstead of putting this memo in our own words, we used only quotes and headlines from press coverage. Please note that we could not possibly fit all the voluminous amount of negative coverage in this document On Same-Sex Marriage HuffPost Paul Babeu, Outed GOP Candidate, On Same-Sex Marriage: 'You Can't Legislate Love'. Elise Foley https://www.huffpost.com/entry/paul-babeu-gay-arizona-congress_n_1289703 Joe Arpaio 1993-2017 Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years, from 1993 to 2017 Arizona Central 2017/04/06 Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney officially cut loose. Megan Cassidy https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/04/06/former-sheriff-joe-arpaios-defense- attorney-officially-cut-loose-mel-mcdonald/100147994/ CNN 2017/08/25-27 Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio By Kevin Liptak, Daniella Diaz and Sophie Tatum https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/politics/sheriff-joe-arpaio-donald-trump-pardon/index.html 2010 Phoenix, Maricopa County. CNN: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio under investigation for alleged abuse of power. Chuck Conder [see more under Phoenix] http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/09/arizona.tough.sheriff/index.html COMMENTS 2022/05/29 It is my feeling Paul Babeau might have been raped in Iraq by a Muslim male or males, and that it caused him to lose his center. Although he might have had gay tendencies, I feel soemthing happened to make it more pronounced, sort of like he gave up and was filled with self-disgust, and like no one cared - sort of like spirituald ecay based on trauma. So far I have not found anything from on this, but I did confirm he was an Iraq veteran. Updates: 2022/05/29 Sheriffs section added; 07/21/2017 more on Babeau; 07/20/2017 rawstory article dated 03/2017 on border patrol nominee Babeau Updates 2020/05/14 New York Times-2019/09/11 10/25/2016
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