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Arpaio critic’s suit over 2008 arrest dismissed

(AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

A lawsuit by a critic of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the critic’s disorderly conduct and trespassing arrest in 2008 was dismissed on the day the trial was to start.

U.S. District Judge District Roslyn Silver says in an order Tuesday that Randy Parraz was dismissing the case.

Parraz didn’t return a call seeking comment.

The lawsuit alleged Parraz was maliciously prosecuted on trumped up charges after a spat with sheriff’s deputies over whether he had a right to be on public property during a county Board of Supervisors meeting. A judge dismissed the charges.

Parraz was a leader in the unsuccessful effort earlier this year to force a recall election against Arpaio.

Arpaio says Parraz must have figured a jury would have seen through his allegations.

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  1. Concerned Citizen

    Randy Parraz is a true leader for a better Arizona. His movement energized a sleeping public and ousted sitting President of the Senate, Russell Pearce. As concerned citizens and taxpayers, we will be forever grateful for that.

    We thank citizens like Randy Parraz — unlike those who remain silent and watch our fellow citizens get destroyed daily, their rights abused and live under a reign of terror because they are cowards.

    After decades of entrenched county sheriff power, it can only be described as tyranny.

    It’s time for the puppet for the puppet-masters to retire and give the next generation a chance to create a better Arizona for their families and future.

  2. Concerned Citizen

    The AP: “Parraz was a leader in the unsuccessful effort earlier this year to force a recall election against Arpaio.”

    Arizona citizens: Parraz was a leader in the SUCCESSFUL effort of ousting the first sitting President of the state Senate, Russell Pearce!

    We will be forever grateful for Randy Parraz starting the ball moving forward.

    Life has a lifespan for everyone including the “greater than God” MCSO arpaio and his enablers. Whoever can’t get ousted, will one day simply pass away, just like a toilet flushes.

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