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Victims Wonder Why World's Toughest Sheriff Arpaio Let Sex-Abuse Cases Languish

• Phoenix New Times
Late 2005 to October 2007 was not a good time to be raped or molested in El Mirage.

During that time, the town had signed a contract to pay the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office $3.6 million for police services. But Sheriff Joe Arpaio didn't use the money to bolster his sex-crimes unit. Instead, the publicity-hungry sheriff's focus, as always, was on political witch hunts and pet projects that got his name in lights.

Victims of sex crimes — mostly children — in the town and throughout the county still are paying for Arpaio's misguided policies. Rapists and child molesters got away with their crimes.

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Comment by PureTrust
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Who are the enforcers? Why, law enforcement, of course. If law enforcement won't enforce the law, who can force them to.

El Mirage GAVE two things to Arpaio, as a GIFT:

1. A bunch of money;

2. Controlling interest in the town.

Why as a gift? Because nobody can enforce a retrieval of the wasted money. And nobody is strong enough to force Arpaio out of the town.