Bill Hunt Must Renounce Joe Arpaio and Barbara Coe If He Want to Be Taken Seriously Once Becoming Fullerton Police Chief

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Arpayaso, Coe, and Hunt: Birds of a feather?
I've been receiving a ton of email and Facebook messages from both good and bad people in Fullerton, concerned that tomorrow, the Fullerton City Council just might replace acting Fullerton Police Department Chief Dan Hughes with former Orange County deputy sheriff Bill Hunt. Hunt is a darling of Tea Party activists and the boyos over at Friends for Fullerton's Future for standing up to our felonious ex-sheriff Mike Carona; Hunt is scaring the shit out of those idiots who crammed the city council chambers a couple of weeks ago sporting "We (Heart) Fullerton PD" shirts (where the hell were they after the murder of Kelly Thomas?) but also good people scared of Hunt's Tea Party affiliations and initial involvement in the Haidl gang rape fiasco.

Hunt getting the Fullerton PD position is almost a foregone conclusion. Both sides have asked me to publicly endorse or eviscerate Hunt, but it ain't that easy. I don't necessarily have a problem with Hunt being the next Fullerton police chief--but only after he renounces two of his most noxious supporters, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and evil queen Barbara Coe.

Arpaio, of course, is the most corrupt sheriff in America not named Carona. The list of his crimes is so extensive that I direct ustedes to our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, which has covered him for nearly 20 years now, if not more. Jail deaths, brutal cops, lawsuit payouts, culture of secrecy--it's just like the Fullerton PD!

Yet not only did Hunt have Arpaio do a fundraiser for him in SanTana when Hunt unsuccessfully ran for sheriff in 2010, but he's publicly pronounced his man-crush on Arpayaso and his ways. That alone, Bill, shows me you don't have the capacity to lead a department. However, if you publicly renounce and denounce Arpayaso and his policies, that shows true leadership and maturity--hey, we've all made mistakes before (I, for instance, once supported evil SanTana councilwoman Claudia Alvarez)

Even more bizarre was Hunt allowing Coe within 300 miles of him. Coe, of course, is the Wicked Witch of Huntington Beach (no insult to witches, mind you), a woman who has spread all types of nastiness across Orange County. And yet not only did Hunt take Coe's campaign money, but he also posed with Arpayaso and Coe in the picture that I have above and which we'll run again, even bigger, to remind people of where Hunt currently stands.

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Renounce these idiots, Bill, and we'll never run this photo again...

I know Hunt doesn't like it when we run this photo, saying it's unfair for me to constantly carp about his association with Arpayaso and Coe, but tough tamales. We at the Weekly also know a side of Hunt that his detractors don't know, so that's why I can't and won't automatically vilify him. But as long as he doesn't renounce Arpayaso and Coe, I cannot take him seriously--in fact, I'll view him as Arpayaso-lite, which means he'll be on my radar. But renounce, and let's together fight the culture of corruption that plagues Fullerton so, Bill. The choice is yours...

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baxter65
baxter65

I will fight to keep this racist swine out of Fullerton with every fiber in my body. We have not worked this hard for the last year for this. No bloody way. I'm serious.

 

BarbaCoa
BarbaCoa

Man, that Barbara Coe is smoking hot. She's the hottest Mexican chick I've seen in hours.

Whophantom
Whophantom

Bill Hunt is a cops cop. Does he have a educational or professional background working with latino & other ethnic persons? He's too controversial with his support for Coe & Sheriff Joe. Fullerton is not South Orange County, the Disneyland of OCSD. Fullerton like Anaheim needs a Police Chief that works and can fairly deal with their respective constituents & City Councils while knowing how to control the behavior & conduct of his troops..

ernestogoldstein
ernestogoldstein

"The citizens of California have suffered and are suffering economic hardship caused by the presence of illegal immigrants in this state. The citizens of California have suffered and are suffering personal injury and damage caused by the criminal conduct of illegal immigrants in this state. The citizens of California have a right to the protection of their government from any person or persons entering this country unlawfully."

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Joe Arpaio sounds a lot worse than the people he has housed in his jails.  Something isn't right about this guy and I'd have a hard time taking Bill Hunt seriously if he aligns with Arpaio.  Sandra Hutchens has been a good change for Orange County. 

RJSteelworth
RJSteelworth

Arpaio will likey continue to be re elected as long as he desires to be Sheriff of Maricopa County

EqualJusticeForAll
EqualJusticeForAll

I strongly and publicly supported Hunt when he ran against Corona.  It was a matter of who was clearly the lesser of two evils.  Campaign signs in the yard, sticker on my vehicle, etc.  Corona was just so obviously dirty he had to go, and it was infuriating that clueless, uninformed voters re-elected Corona.  I think that Hutchens has been a good Sheriff for Orange County, and a far better choice than Hunt.

 

I think the residents of Fullerton should be careful what they wish for.  Dan Hughes seems to be doing a pretty decent job in cleaning up the obvious problems that existed within the department leading up to the Kelly Thomas incident.

 

I don't think that Hunt, quite frankly, is the best choice for the job.  While he could campaign on a platform of "A Better Choice than Corona" for the Sheriff's office, I don't think that applies here.  Regardless of how one may feel about illegal immigration, Arpaio's methods are disturbing, and I think his methods create an entire ready-made class of victims afraid to report crimes to police, and discourages illegal immigrant witnessses from cooperating in investigations and prosecutions.

 

So, Gustavo, you gonna again engage in ad hominem attacks upon every post I make?  I'm waiting with baited breath.  Your own racism, as well as preconceived notions of all police officers, is pretty disturbing.

bajarat
bajarat

Why should Hunt renounce a couple of patriotic Americans for some chile-choking Santa Ana baboso?

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

That dreadful pink tie...from Arpayaso's prison collection line?

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @EqualJusticeForAll Wait, who are you again to be desperately trying to grab my attention? Talk about pathetic fanboy...

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

 @bajarat Because their patriotism or lack thereof does not excuse their corrupt (in Arpaio's case) and racist (in both cases) behavior.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @bajarat Awesome to see you support the most corrupt sheriff in America and a racist pendeja, pendejo!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @ForAverageJoe  @bajarat The CCC is a group of white Americans who are looking out for the interests of white Americans.

 

The SPLC is a fund raising outfit that hates white people. Web search for 'the Church of Morris Dees', a brilliant takedown of the organization (which, btw, has about 80-90% white executives and top managers despite being located in more than 50% black (and bankrupt) Birmingham AL.

 

Jim Gilchrist unfortunately has had a bad case of Stockholm syndrome ever since being attacked and denied his first amendment free speech rights at Columbia University.

bajarat
bajarat

 @Dave_Lieberman Awww, yet another miscreant who seems to be please that the US is becoming unlawfully infested with illegal alien parasites. How do you sleep at night?

bajarat
bajarat

 @GustavoArellano Gee, I didn't think a Santa Ana joto would have any idea of how a sheriff in Arizona operates. You and your fellow vatos are just pissed off because Arpaio has the cojones to bust stinkin' invaders while flipping Comrade ObaMao off at the same time. Too funny! Now run along and steal a hubcap, won't you?

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @bajarat  @ForAverageJoe To paraphrase your favorite character in <i>Car Wash</i>: I'm more American than you'll ever be, and more Mexican than you'll ever get haha!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @ForAverageJoe  @bajarat: Don't bother reasoning with this pendejo. If Arpayaso shat on his face, bajarat would call it a rain of gold.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @bajarat Um, I'm from Anaheim and straight, but feel free to obsess over homosexuality—it's okay, you can come out of your shit-drenched closet already! As for Arpayaso—you like innocent people (black, brown AND white) getting killed in jail? Typical fascist fanboy...

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