When you hear anyone or anything mention Arizona, what comes to mind?
Do you think of the giant hole in the ground known as the Grand Canyon? Do you think of the vast barren desert with towering spires known as Monument Valley? Do you think of hot deserts and cactus?
What comes to mind when you hear Phoenix or Maricopa County? Most people outside the states don’t think much about Phoenix and the only thing they know about Maricopa County is their famous former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Would it surprise you to know that Phoenix, the capital city of Arizona is the 6th most populated city in the United States? As of 2014, the city was listed as having a population of 1,537,058. That’s only 23,209 fewer than Philadelphia (#5 most populated city) and 256,011 more than Dallas (#9 most populated city in US).
Would it further surprise you to know that Maricopa County, which encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area, is the 4th most populated county in the entire United States? In 2015, the population of Maricopa County was listed at 4.17 million. Consider that San Diego County was listed #5 with 3.3 million and Orange County, California is #6 with only 3.17 million.
What’s really funny where I live is that my home town of Mesa, Arizona is listed as #38 most populated city in the country at 464,704 year-round residents. I live just a few minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio, and many in the area have never heard of Mesa. They think that Cincinnati is the center of the world and it didn’t even make the list of the top 51 which cut off at 383,204 Arlington, Texas.
Being one of the largest cities and counties in the entire nation, the number one cause of over 70% of the crimes in the city and county are directly and indirectly related to illegal immigration and illegal trafficking of drugs, often with the two being connected.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio understood the dangers and cost of illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Yet, the Obama administration attacked Arpaio and his department and stripped them of all legal ability to enforce federal immigration laws. This was the result of Arpaio’s department investigating the birth certificate of Barack Obama as presented by the White House.
As a result of that investigation, Obama’s Justice Department attacked the Sheriff’s Department and charged it with racial profiling because they were targeting the main sources of crime in the country – illegal immigrants and drug trafficking, most of which was being conducted by Hispanics. The DOJ even placed a monitor over the Sheriff’s Department to make sure they didn’t target Hispanics. That’s like telling a police force that the majority of crimes in their area were being committed by white overweight females with silver hair and then telling them they could not target or investigate white overweight females with silver hair. A friend of mine in law enforcement in Maricopa County told me it was like telling the military fighting a war against a certain group of people that they couldn’t target that specific group of people because it’s racial profiling. Doesn’t make sense, does it?
Millions of dollars from liberals outside the state were pumped into the election this last year in an effort to defeat Sheriff Joe and that money succeeded. As of the beginning of January, Paul Penzone is the new Sheriff of Maricopa County.
Penzone is a flaming liberal Democrat who is already insisting that his staff use the terms ‘undocumented immigrant’ instead of ‘illegal alien.’ He is has also begun referring to illegals as ‘guests.’
Think about the importance of that last statement. A guest is someone who is invited and then welcomed. If they weren’t invited, then how can they be a guest. If not invited, then they must be intruders.
In a recent interview, Penzone stated:
“We really need to work with the guests who are here in our nation and are pursuing citizenship, and separate that from those who are committing crimes and make sure that we are just a caring community that is serious about public safety.”
Right Wing News had a great response to Penzone’s statement, saying:
“Can we go back and look up the word, ‘guest,’ Paul Penzone, and stop altering the true meaning? Up doesn’t mean down and left doesn’t mean right and a ‘guest’ is someone who has actually been INVITED. So who invited them all to come in without documentation and eat up a huge chunk of taxpayer money? Who invited them to enter our country illegally and total ignore and disrespect our laws?”
I can guarantee that if this is the way Penzone is going to run one of the largest law enforcement departments in the nation, then all kinds of crimes in the county, including Phoenix – Scottsdale – Mesa – Tempe – Peoria – Goodyear – Chandler – Gilbert – Paradise Valley and more will starting climbing and climbing. Home invasions and burglaries will increase. Physical and sexual assaults will increase. Murders and rapes will increase.
New Sheriff Paul Penzone will destroy Phoenix and all of the cities Maricopa County. I thought I would never say this, but now I’m glad I don’t live in Maricopa County anymore.