Sunday, February 04, 2007

Sheriff Joe Arpaio




To those of you not familiar with Joe Arpaio, he is the Maricopa County Sheriff (Arizona) and he keeps getting elected over and over again.These are some of the reasons why: 1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the "tent city jail" to save Arizonafrom spending tens of million of dollars on another expensive prison complex. 2. He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. 3. He banned smoking and porno magazines in the jails, and took away their weightlifting equipment and cut off all but "G" movies. He says:"they're in jail to pay a debt to society not to build muscles so they can assault innocent people when they leave." 4. He started chain gangs to use the inmates to do free work on countyand city projects and save taxpayer's money. 5. Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination. 6. He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal courtorder that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TVagain but only allows the Disney channel and the weather channel. 7. When asked why the weather channel he replied: "so these morons will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chaingangs." 8. He cut off coffee because it has zero nutritional value and is therefore a waste of taxpayer money. When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don'tcome back." 9. He also bought the Newt Gingrich lecture series on US history thathe pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series that actually tells the truth for a change would be welcome and that it might even explain why 95% of the inmates were in his jails inthe first place. 10. With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116degrees just set a new record for June 2nd), the Associated Pressreports: 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 pink boxer shorts were chatting in the tents,where temperatures reached 128 degrees. "This is hell. It feels like we live in a furnace," said Ernesto Gonzales, an inmate for 2 years with 10 more to go. "It's inhuman." 11. Joe Arpaio, who makes his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. "Criminals should be punishedfor their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for parole, onlyto go out and commit more crimes so they can come back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things many taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves." 12. Wednesday he told all the inmates who were complaining of the heatin the tents: "It's between 120 to 130 degrees in Iraq and oursoldiers are living in tents too, and they have to walk all day in the sun, wearing full battle gear and get shot at, and they have not committed any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"Way to go, Sheriff!If all prisons were like yours, there would be a lot less crime and we would not be in the current position of running out of prison spaces.Sheriff Joe was just re-elected Sheriff in Maricopa County ,Arizona

4 comments:

Munther said...

Finally a man with some sence ! This is exactly what you need over there at the UK ! There are many aspect of the whole human rights things that I disagree with but one which I fail to understand is, the one regarding execution in some countries ! I mean if a man commits murder then executing him is inhuman ? huh ? the b*****d killed a human soul ! Whats wrong with these people ? Now I know that this is a bit extreme but in my opinion a criminal became an animal the second he committed the crime !

gazza27 said...

I do have nothing but respect for this man,and yes we do need someone like him,execution......i'd like to think scum should suffer and have sad misrable lives,then wish they were dead,we have Ian Brady(moors murder'r)who's bn on a hunger strike for years but fead through tubes,let them suffer i say?

tooners said...

wow... i've never heard of this guy, but i love him. i think this is the way inmates should be treated. i totally believe in chain gangs... have even seen one before while driving down to florida. inmates shouldn't be allowed any luxuries... they should be treated the way this guy is treating them.

bahrain should follow this guy around for a few months or so, so they could have some idea about how criminals should be treated!

gazza27 said...

He is a star,all prisons should learn from him,he makes them wear pink uderwear coz inmates were stealing them,they dont now lol.Type his name in on google,theis plenty of info on him.