There was a dust up a few weeks back where a security guard at the Hollocauste Museum in D.C. was killed by a neo-nazi idiot. Shortly after the incident Mayor Gordon put out a statement asking Sherriff Arpaio to denounce his relationships with neo-Nazi groups here in Arizona. I don't know any of the details about what caused the dust up, but I know what Spencer did in response.
Spencer put out a press release denouncing the Mayor and defending Sherriff Joe. Why? How does that help the members. Spencer has forgotten that he was elected to represent the members, not Sherriff Joe.
I've put the full press release below so you can read it for yourself. I've heard that the Mayor sent him a letter after the press release and one of the members says they are going to send it to me. If they do, I'll share it with all of you.
Here's Spencers press release:
To: All Media, for immediate releaseDEPUTES LAW EN FORCEMENT ASSOCIATION, MARICOPA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OFDETENTION OFFICERS, PHOENIX LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION DECRY PHOENIX MAYORPHIL GORDON'S PERSONAL ATTACK AGAINST MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO INLIGHT OF THE MURDER AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.PHOENIX, AZ--On June 10, 2009, while serving his community, a Washington DC security guard wasmurdered at the hands of a neo-Nazi suspect with a psychotic history. Even before citizens throughoutthe country were allowed to bury and mourn the loss of this brave officer, it seems as if City of PhoenixMayor Phil Gordon used this tragedy as a platform to continue his personal attacks against MaricopaCounty Sherriff Joe Arpaio. Less than a year ago Gordon was quick to communicate his lack ofconfidence in Phoenix Police officers' ability to enforce the rule of law without engaging in racialprofiling. He was wrong then and Gordon is wrong now. For additional media information, pleasecontact the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) 602 246 7869 or visit LL'WW .azdea.org Deputies Law Enforcement Association (DLEA), Maricopa County Association of Detention Officers(MCADO) and PLEA poses the question if the lack of participation in Gordon's press conference by other community leaders will bring the mayors consternation beyond Sherriff Arpaio to them? PerhapsMayor Gordon could better serve his community by disengaging in this unhealthy, accusatory, rhetoric. Gordon's public comments appear to have little value in solving immediate and pressing problems within Phoenix, Maricopa County, and Arizona.