JOE ARPAIO - Gotta love this guy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member





    Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) who created the "tent city jail":

    He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for

    He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their
    weights Cut off all but "G" movies.

    He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and
    city projects.

    Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for

    He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order
    that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked! up the cable TV again only
    let in the Disney channel and the weather channel.

    When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot
    it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.

    He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.

    When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton If
    you don't like it, don't come back."

    He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into
    the jails.

    More on the Arizona Sheriff:

    With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees
    just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: About 2,000 inmates
    living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County
    Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued
    pink boxer shorts.

    On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on
    their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside
    the week before.

    Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their
    chests and dripped down to their pink socks.

    "It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has
    lived in the tents for 1 year. "It's inhumane."

    Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago
    started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not
    one bit sympathetic He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates:
    "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and
    they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes, so
    shut your damned mouths!"

    Way to go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be
    a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for
    their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only
    to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on
    taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for

    Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    [applaud] I'd vote for him, good post RH [winkthumb]
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I like this guy, and I haven't even met him. Let's move to AZ and make sure he is re-elected until he wants out, then re-elect him again. [applaud] [applaud]
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sheriff Joe for president! [bow]
  5. ChemicalGal

    ChemicalGal Monkey+++

    Now there's and idea, would the liberals be screaming their heads off....but hey, would definitely make some needed changes.

    Could NOT believe Federally mandated Cable TV. I think being law abiding is highly overrated..... [gone]
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Our elected officials seem to think so :D
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    If he would run I would not only vote for him but would gladly do any campaigning I could for him. With the way he deals with the prisoners he could actualy follow through on tax cuts and still have MORE money to spend where its needed while actualy discouraging repeat offenders from wanting to go back to jail. I wonder how their repeat offender stats compair to the rest of the country? Would bet dollars to dead squirls its a good bit lower than most areas where the jails are like the Hilton.
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