Law Enforcement Community via (POSA) Speaks out in favor of Independent Candidate Mike Stauffer for Maricopa County Sheriff (prop 121 supporter)Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Yesterday the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) and APA endorsed Sheriff Joe Arapio. Make a note that the PLEA would not even endorse one of their own former Phoenix law enforcement officers who is the Democratic Candidate. Unfortunately, Democratic Arizona voters are only 29% of Maricopa County voters. (There are 36% registered Republicans, and 35% registered independents that now make up the 2nd largest voter bloc in Maricopa County and in the State of Arizona). That said, Mike Stauffer received two key endorsement from the law enforcement community, too, via AZCOPS and POSA.
From The President
You have an opportunity in November to do something very special. You have the chance to remove political cronyism and
grandstanding from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
There are 2 very clear choices in the November election. You can restore honesty, integrity, professionalism and impartiality by electing Mike Stauffer the next Sheriff of Maricopa County. Or you can elect to stay mired in the backscratching nepotism of partisan party politics by electing Republican Party candidate Arpaio or Democratic Party candidate Penzone. These are really two sides of the same coin; heads cronyism, tails nepotism.
We’ve seen firsthand the ineptness of Arpaio’s administration’s handling of law enforcement. There were the firings of longtime Chief Deputies for a laundry list of infractions committed over an extended period, there was a current Chief Deputy testifying in trial that Arpaio is “disconnected” from the day to day running of the department and there were the 400 uninvestigated child abuse and sex assault cases that were hidden during the Sheriff’s stewardship of the city of El Mirage. Every time you see Arpaio’s commercial claiming that he’s fighting for the children, remember all of the victims that never got justice due to his ineptness.
Then on the other side of the coin you have Democrat Penzone, who came late to the race and has the audacity to call for Mike Stauffer, who has been speaking out against Arpaio for years, to drop out of the race. Not because he’s the better man for the job, but because his goal is to unseat Arpaio and the Republican Party, not to put the best man in the top law enforcement job of the county. Democrat Penzone will also bring along all of the Democratic Party nepotism and back scratching. We only have to look at the U.S. Department of Justice to see how well Democratic Party partisans dispense “impartial” justice and their ineptness in the botched handling of the “Fast and Furious” investigation.
It’s time to take back county law enforcement from the political hacks and return it to an impartial law enforcement agency instead of a political machine to reward cronies, push a political platform and persecute those that disagree.
It’s time to elect Independent Mike Stauffer as Maricopa County Sheriff and bring Integrity, Impartiality and Professionalism to the office of Sheriff.
This will be an uphill battle because the political parties will be dumping millions of dollars into this campaign to buy votes so that their party will control county law enforcement. You can help take back county law enforcement by showing support for Mike Stauffer and getting his name and message out to the voters (yard signs are available in the POSA Office) or you can make a donation to Mike Stauffer’s Independent campaign at www.votestauffer.com to help combat the political party money available to his opponents in their quest to buy county law enforcement for their political party.
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