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Love this guy

#1 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:56 pm

This is the guy we need to run Birmingham everybody's hero (almost).


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:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the 'tent city jail' to save Arizona from spending tens of millions of dollars on another expensive prison complex.
He has jail meals down to 20 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.
He banned smoking and pornographic 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.'
He started chain gangs to use the inmates to do free work on county and city projects and save taxpayer's money.
Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
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 but only allows the Disney channel and the weather channel.
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 chain gangs.'
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't come back.'
He also bought the Newt Gingrich lecture series on US history that he 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 in the first place.
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record for June 2nd 2007), the Associated Press reported: 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 the Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing pink boxer shorts were overheard 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 inhumane.'
Joe Arpaio, who makes his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. 'Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for parole, only to 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.'
The same day he told all the inmates who were complaining of the heat in the tents: 'It's between 120 to 130 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers 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 as Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona


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RE: Love this guy

#2 by Deleted User , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:18 pm

I have heard of him before,he souns like a nutter and one person should not be let loose to play havoc.

Yes okcut the tv and stuff like that but chain gang for god's sake??

Prison and loss of most of lifes perks should be enough punishment.


I don't like sadists on power trips.


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RE: Love this guy

#3 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:25 pm

That's why he is in America not here Den


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RE: Love this guy

#4 by Deleted User , Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:31 pm

I think there was something on the TV a while back....he was creepy if I remember right.



RE: Love this guy

#5 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:02 pm

Denise, I know you aren't going to agree. But everybody wants the crime rate down. Going soft on prison inmates is proven not to work. SB


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RE: Love this guy

#6 by Deleted User , Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:23 pm

They still have the Death penalty in some states of the USA but still plenty of takers on Death row......so what does work??

I dunno SB but that guy is a loon of the worse order.

If someone harms our loved ones w want the worse possible sentence for them ,that is why the punishment should be set by the dispassionate.

The kind of humiliation and torture you describe will only create bitterness and anger and I bet a return to crime........

My opinion only of course......I respect your opinion .



RE: Love this guy

#7 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:39 am

I respect your opinion too Den but the facts are clear, the soft option is not working. No one is asking for a TV licence dodger to be whipped in jail. But the fact is even kids arn't scared to go to jail these days. In fact some regard it as a badge of honour. As they do Asbo's. They also know that they can do an awful lot while they are under age and get a very soft sentence for a first offence. That's why there are so many young recidivists. SB


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RE: Love this guy

#8 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:24 am

Joe is roght, prison should not be a soft touch,what you have to bear in mind is that all the inmates in his prison are hardened criminals, mostly killers and sadists theirselves, I agree with everything he does.
I also think the prime minister of Australia is right in what he says, "This is our country, we didn't ask you to come here, you asked us if you could come, so abide by our rules, OR GO HOME. " fantastic, we should have more men like these, and not the stupid Lord Longfords of the world.
Rant over folks, sorry Denise.


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RE: Love this guy

#9 by Deleted User , Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:29 am

I don;t mind you disagreeing with me guys..........



RE: Love this guy

#10 by Voltman , Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:36 pm

What a guy, and clearly enough people of Maricopa County think so too.
Chain gang isn't neccessarily what it sounds like and it doesn't involve sadism and whipping, it's just a term for making prisoners work for their keep.

Read more at the Maricopa County web site.....
http://www.mcso.org/index.php?a=GetModule&mn=Sheriff_Bio

At the very least take a look at the Safety tips
http://www.mcso.org/index.php?a=GetModule&mn=Safety_Tips


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RE: Love this guy

#11 by Deleted User , Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:24 pm

I was interested to see the figures for re offenders but could not spot them.



   

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