Where are the Joe Arpaio style headlines for George Gascon?

So, let’s get this straight. 

Newly installed San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is once again using officers from his former department to set himself up in his new digs.  He employed this same unjustifiable technique when coming to Mesa from Los Angeles in 2006.  Gascon calls the Mesa officers his “transition team.” The indefensible action was given cover by Mesa’s Interim Chief Vicki Myers, who passed the buck to the city manager, saying he approved the trips for the officers.

The daily reports that City Manager Chris Brady said he was skeptical when Myers first asked him to approve the arrangement, but “she convinced me this was in the best interest” of Mesa. “She looked at this as really a training opportunity,” Brady said.

The officers are being paid their usual salaries while setting up Gascon’s San Francisco media relations office and Compstat program.

If you can read the article while shaking your head in disbelief, here it is.

Then, try to envision the Page One headlines, oversized, full-color photos and  castigating editorials that would accompany such a report if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the object of discussion.

9 Responses to Where are the Joe Arpaio style headlines for George Gascon?

  1. Ray says:

    The Arpaio style headlines would never be used on Chief GasCan. He is part and parcel of the newspaper’s open borders lack-of-action committee. They will never treat him harshly.

  2. Vagabond says:

    This is an easy one. He’s Hispanic — hence the double standard from the Arizona Republic.

  3. sherriaz says:

    1. I’m glad I don’t live in Mesa. Why the people who DO live there aren’t asking for some resignations over this is beyond me.

    2. Too true that Hispanics get a pass from the Repugnant. When will the losses mount up enough to shut this publication down for good?

  4. Sgt. Preston says:

    The Sheriff is given the bum’s rush for whatever he does, while this slickster sails through with nary a word. In fact, the excuses for these inexcusable actions are running like water from a new spring.

  5. Maggie says:

    And the people of Mesa are paying for this? Heads should roll…starting with Interim Chief Vicki Myers.

    Why do I suspect she signs her name with a circle over the “i?”

  6. Kate says:

    The daily fish wrapper has proven for years that they are not in the business of ‘truth’ or ‘justice’. They are just a memory in our house, and a pretty bad one at that.

  7. Keen Observer says:

    What an insult to Mesa. They can’t enjoy his departure, when he rips them off as he slams the door on his way out. Despicable, using some of our ‘finest’ as moving men.
    Since I’m in Tempe, I’ll fully enjoy his departure.

  8. Night Owl says:

    Joe never gets a break from the newspaper. I was fortunate enough to hear him at the GOP forum last night. What a great panel and moderator. There was a packed house that came out to hear Sen. Russell Pierce. Rep. Carl Seel, Don Goldwater, County GOP Chairman Rob Haney and the party’s executive director, Tom Husband.

  9. Seen It All says:

    GasCan (great name, Ray!!) is a farce. Glad he’s gone. SF is the perfect town for him to flex his liberal wings in. Mesa was far too constricting.