On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Joe is running to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County, which is a seat that he had previously held for 24 years.
Chuck and Mark find out more about Sheriff Joe’s campaign and why he has decided to run again. Sheriff Joe explains the attacks he endured during his previous election and how money from George Soros was able to swing his election.
They also discuss the current situation of Maricopa County and the importance that single county plays into the big picture. Chuck and Mark hear about the Sheriff’s plans if he does win the election in 2020. Sheriff Joe also talks about the changing political views in Arizona.
More about Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
Long before Joe Arpaio became known as “The Toughest Sheriff in America”, a title coined by the media, he already had a stellar career serving his country in the military and law enforcement. He enlisted in the US army at the age of 18 when the Korean War started. Following his discharge, he became a police officer in Washington DC and afterwards Law Vegas, Nevada. Arpaio’s career really took off when he was appointed as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became part of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where he served over 26 years.
For almost a decade, Arpaio covered many foreign countries when he headed the DEA combatting the drug trade, which, even by today’s standards, was highly volatile and dangerous. When he was headquartered out of Istanbul, Turkey and Mexico City he covered Turkey, the Middle East, Mexico, and Central and South America. He was also a diplomatic attaché. In his last years with the DEA, Arpaio continued to gain invaluable expertise on border issues and enforcement as the head of the DEA in the states of Arizona and Texas.
In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County, which became the third largest sheriff’s office in the United States with over 3,400 employees. During his tenure as Sheriff, Arpaio was elected to an unprecedented six four-year terms. He consistently earned extraordinarily high public approval ratings. In fact, his 24 years as Sheriff makes him the longest serving elected Sheriff in Maricopa County history.
With over 55 years of law enforcement experience, Arpaio knew what the citizens of this county wanted. “The only real boss I have is the public and that’s whom I served,” he says. Arpaio is proud that every year as Sheriff, he returned millions of dollars from his nearly 350 million-dollar budget back to the people/taxpayers due to his good management principles.
As chief law enforcement officer of the county, Arpaio reduced crime by hard-hitting enforcement methods. For example, his office solved several high-profile murder cases and cracked down on local and international drug traffic. In addition, Arpaio tackled very controversial issues and investigations, including the fight against illegal immigration, and corrupt government officials. He faced fierce opposition from many groups including the US government and media that would prefer him to ignore his duties. Arpaio will not be deterred and will continue to fight for justice for the people of the United States of America.
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