SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

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  1. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    This is a pretty good read! I wish all of our prison systems were like this! I believe MOST people would then think twice about doing something stupid!



    You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........
    SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

    Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

    Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said o! kay. </ SPAN>

    The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

    The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.
    The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

    I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

    Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.
    Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.

    TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO

    HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF

    AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER
    THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:

    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 them.

    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 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 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's lecture series on videotape 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 might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

    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 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 themselves.:wink:
     
  2. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    it's a shame he wasn't participating in the presidential debate.....as a candidate!!!:tounge_out::smile2::eek:oooh:
     

  3. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Absolutely!! He would have my vote.
     
  4. olefin

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  5. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    that's all that needs to be said:big_smile:
     
  6. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a good sheriff to me
     
  7. CuzICan

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    That's the one of the parts I like the best. That REALLY melts my butter! (No pun intended) :smile2::smile2:
     
  8. ozzy

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    Sherriff Joe for Prez. and moose sarah as deputy, thats my vote. :cool2:
     
  9. jailcop2

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    Go Sheriff Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Big Sam on this one.:0a27::0a27:
     
  11. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    hes got my vote!!!
     
  12. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    Sheriff Joe says he's saving taxpayer dollars with his publicity stunts but ends up costing taxpayers millions from the lawsuits that rise out of the sheriffs jails from mistreatment and deaths of inmates. I believe that jail should not be fun, but I also believe that someone shouldnt make a political career out of being a hardass and allowing people to be beaten to death. Lets face it, most people in jail are just stupid. Theyre the bottom of the barrel. Unfortunately there are circumstances that put people in jail all the time that really arent criminal in nature, society just sees it that way right at this instant. How would you feel if your son or daughter went to jail on a drunk and disorderly charge or "domestic violence" and ended up being beaten to death? People are people and should be treated with dignity as this is a reflection of our society as a whole.
    Sheriff Joe is just a grandstanding self serving politician in my book.
     
  13. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    All about Sheriff Joe.
    In 1992 Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he has been reelected to an unprecedented four 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned extraordinarily high public approval ratings.

    Sounds like the law abiding citizens like him. :wink:
     
  14. jtrew

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  15. jtrew

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    I've not heard of any instances where inmates were beaten or 'mistreated' while in the care of Sheriff Joe. As stated, we have our boys in Iraq living in the heat, and we also have senior citizens who don't have A/C, so I certainly don't feel that criminals are entitled to it. As far as their food goes, so long as it fulfills the minimum daily intake of calories and nutrition, I'm all for serving the meals as cheaply as possible. Again, we have senior citizens eating dog food because they can't afford people food. As far as filing lawsuits goes, inmates have been doing that in huge quantities for years and years....at every prison in the country. If my daughters commit a crime, they need to be taught a lesson, not get an all-expense paid vacatcwatching color TV, and just waiting for the next good meal. He was told that if he would go out and work 3 or 4 days cleaning up the roadsides, he wouldn't have to serve the last 30 days of his sentence. Guess which he chose? Right. He stayed on his vacation in jail. He was living better in jail than he could afford to when he was out of jail, so he had no incentive to get out. And no incentive NOT to go back!
     
  16. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    43 million...thats a lot of green bologna

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2008/09/arizona_supreme_court_tells_sh.php

    I could say more, but you get the general idea.
     
  17. jtrew

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    I noticed that the article carefully neglected to mention whether the $40M was for the past year, or for the 16 years Joe's been in office. Now I personally feel that if that was for a single year, that point would have been made loud and clear, so $40M divided by 16 years comes out to $2.5M a year....for a county that was spending $18M a year on animal control. Knowing how liberal the courts are about awarding damages for 'mistreatment' of inmates, this sounds extremely low to me. Way to go Joe!
     
  18. Dano

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    I brought Sheriff Joe's ideals to the attention of local News Paper and a few other folks when all the fuss started going on throughout my area and Texas needing more jails etc. because of the crime rates going up. Budgets is the problem. Big time money needed. bonds etc. Sheriff Joe's ideals seem to work. Check it out and give it a try was my suggestion.

    No response.

    S.Joe is the man with the plan.