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THE TRUE ARPAIO STORY
Arpaio.com was developed in 1998 by Lieutenant Roy Reyer, who is now retired. In 1997, Roy was assigned to the Community Services section of the Sheriff's Office and was directly involved in "setting up" the first "Joe Shows" under the direction of David Hendershott. Roy became concerned and wrote a memorandum outlining problems he observed to Chief Roe, then the Chief Deputy under Sheriff Arpaio. Shortly after this, the memorandum became public, Roy was banished to an empty office in the basement of the Main Jail on the graveyard shift. It was here, that the idea was born to create Arpaio.com.
Shortly after this other members of the office and the public, joined Roy in the development and operation of this website. Some of these people include Jim Cozzolino, "Nancy", a retired Detention Officer Lieutenant and a few other still current employees who wish to remain antonymous.
Since Arpaio.com inception in 1998, there have been several threats, innuendoes and actions taken by Sheriff Arpaio's supporters to bring down this site, all of which have been unsuccessful.
Arpaio.Com conform to the Cyberpiracy Prevention law and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Policies relating to traditional trademark laws and Cybersquatting.
Arpaio.Com is not being offered for sale to the highest bidder.
No copy written material, service marks of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the State of Arizona (including the Great Seal of the State of Arizona) are contained on the site(s)
These website's do not automatically direct you to a commercial website nor any other website that you do not expect to go.
Although Arpaio.Com maybe considered a name of a "Famous Person" he is a political figure. Political speech under the First Amendment is the highest form of protected speech. It goes to the roots of the birth of our democracy when people were punished for criticizing the king of England. So in the USA, anyone can say almost anything about any politician or political issues with impunity. Also Arpaio.Com deals with issues concerning the "public's right to know" concerning public safety issues.
The fact that this site uses Arpaio.Com and is named after the politician himself is not reprehensible because:
They SHOULD be named after him/her if the content is about him/her...an accurate depiction of what you will find if you go there; and
There is no harm to the public figure/politician when readers go to that Web site expecting to find nice things being said about him, in light of the strong First Amendment protections. It's not like using someone else's registered trademark to redirect Web surfers to a competitor's site. In that case, there is a "dilution" of someone's trademark for business purposes, not their personal name, and no one's customers are being stolen by such "unfair business practices." There is simply no such thing as "unfair political practices" that cause someone to steal away votes based on what they have said or how they have said it.