- 01-26-2009, 06:52 PM
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 okay.
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
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
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
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.'
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
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 m aking 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.
I'm a "liberal" who's all for this this guy
- 01-26-2009, 07:04 PM
This guy's a power-hungry psychotic. He does everything he can to abuse the prisoners, and many are in for things like simple posession of drugs. He even had random searches set up along the highways to catch more people with drugs so he could jail them until he was informed that it's unconstitutional.
01-26-2009, 07:04 PM
I am a firm believer that jail should not be comfortable. I am not saying to treat them inhumane, but don't make it more comfortable than out of jail. How the hell you gonna rob or kill someone, then go to jail and come out with a PhD? Why should you commit a crime then have cable TV? I heard of people committing crimes just to go to jail so they can get thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. What kind of shigiddy is that?
The only catch 22 is that some are falsely imprisoned, so it would be sad to get that treatment when you are innocent.
01-26-2009, 07:11 PM
The bottom line for me is jail is not for vacation. If you go once, you should not want to go back. Rehabilitation is a important factor in learning a better way to live but you should have to truly earn perks.
01-26-2009, 07:17 PM
I'm an Arizona resident. Anyone who complains about Joe is either an illegals, a convict, an illegal convict or a civil rights activist. He gets re-elected every year because we want him there. If you don't like the way he runs his jail don't break the law.
There were guys who would sneaking into tent city on work release crews to get food and shelter...during those same hot summers.
01-26-2009, 07:27 PM
01-26-2009, 07:42 PM
Where was the part about unlawful search and seizure?
I've been in his jail multiple times. No one is suffering inhumane conditions. Please.
01-26-2009, 08:32 PM
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01-26-2009, 08:41 PM
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
01-26-2009, 08:41 PM
01-26-2009, 08:54 PM
01-26-2009, 08:57 PM
01-26-2009, 09:19 PM
I can't find the rape case I was referring to either but here are 24 of them in a nice PDF: http://www.spr.org/pdf/StoriesFromInside032207.pdf
If you think my dislike of the drug war is somehow irrelevant, then you are wrong because that's how this guy is filling his prison. It's not full of muderers and rapists. If you think it doesn't affect you, you're most likely wrong. There is a steroid forum here, if something you want or your PCT is scheduled, YOU could be in there. Personally I don't use steroids or any scheduled substances but I think people should be free to.
01-26-2009, 09:30 PM
I should add that I am an ACLU member but I don't have a problem with most of the stuff they fight, chain gangs, lack of tv/cigs/coffee, and tent cities are fine with me but save them for the REAL criminals.
01-26-2009, 09:37 PM
So let me get this straight. Drug offenders should not go to jail. People who go to jail get raped. Joe Arpaio is a rapist.
Do I have you straight?
01-26-2009, 09:51 PM
01-26-2009, 09:51 PM
By definition if you break the law (no matter how insipid the law may be) you are in trouble, ignorance of that law will not get you off. I also think the punishment should fit the severity of the crime. I agree that some of the things this sheriff may go after are petty but, you know what you're in for should you get caught. Therefore if you can't wait till you get to another county to smoke or obtain weed, you get what you asked for, period.
btw, GO STEELERS
01-26-2009, 09:57 PM
Just because the laws exist doesn't mean we have to agree with all of them. Legislation has NOTHING to do with morality. Supporting someone who imprisons people that haven't harmed and won't harm others is a terrible thing. My problem with this guy is that's who he's targeting. He's not helping society, just moving it towards a police state. I love the IDEA of "The land of the free." The problem is we don't live there and we move farther from it every day.
01-26-2009, 10:32 PM
You have some nerve making statements like the above. The discussion in here is not illegal. No sponsor nor retailer here sells or endorses anything illegal.
The people I work for own a legal on-line retail supplement store.
You are out of line. Big time. Please refrian from making statements of this nature again.
01-26-2009, 10:44 PM
YouTube - American Drug War: The Last White Hope (Trailer)
You should see this movie if you haven't. I'm not necessarily against his methods, but I also don't believe most of the people in jail should be there. Drug users have no business in jail, they should go to rehab just like alcoholics. If they commit crimes while under then influence, then that's a separate situation.
The Drug War failed...
01-26-2009, 10:48 PM
01-26-2009, 10:55 PM
I have my own thoughts on weed as well relative to how it's judged and looked at but, obviously in that county it's as simple as this, know the rules, don't break them, then there's no problem and you won't end up with a cell mate.
01-27-2009, 07:37 AM
So Jim Crow Laws were right then ? Since they were upheld by the supreme court and just like today, every "decent" (read: white) person agreed that it was the right thing to do back then.....
Therefor, if you tried to marry, hell even f**K interracially, what, 40 years ago? you got what you asked for, PERIOD. They can take all their laws and shove em up their gay a$$e$.
I wonder if Whites ever became the minority and every colored person voted for "Jim Crow Laws" Fair, but equal.....right? They wouldn't have a problem with it, because....they got what they asked for, PERIOD. And they must follow all laws, Right?
I could f**king care less what people I don't know, never will and never will see think they know how I should live my life, f**k em all, victimless "crimes" are not crimes, ofcourse that's wrong they say, until it comes to them, their families, friends and bribers.......
Ain't nothing honest, good, fair or just about the f**king legal system, anyone who thinks that needs to wake the f**k up.
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