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Tag Archives: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu

Thorpe taking aim at civil forfeiture laws (access required)

Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff. (Photo by Kelcia Grega/Cronkite News)

It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union. But when it comes to cracking down on law enforcement agencies’ abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws, the conservative Republican finds himself squarely in line with the ACLU’s thinking.

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Babeu defends sending naked picture to ex-boyfriend

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu today emphatically denied allegations that he or his attorney threatened to deport a jilted ex-lover after their relationship soured, as a Phoenix newspaper reported on Friday, and said he plans to remain sheriff and continue his campaign for higher office.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a political motivation

Adams drew attention today to a House bill that would send $5 million to Babeu to allow the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to purchase equipment for an anti-smuggling task force, but some railbirds speculated the move was less about fighting smuggling than it was about congressional jockeying with Pearce.

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