- SOME INTERESTING READING TO
THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO, HE IS THE
MARICOPACOUNTY SHERIFF ( ARIZONA) AND HE KEEPS GETTING
ELECTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
These are some of the reasons
Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the
'tent city jail' to save Arizona from spending tens of millions
of dollars on another expensive prison complex.
jail meals down to 20 cents a serving and charges the inmates
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
assaultinnocent people when they
started chain gangs to use the inmates to do free work on county
and city projects and save taxpayer's
Then he started chain gangs
for women so he wouldn't get sued fordiscrimination.
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
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 toldthem, '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.
temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116
degrees just set a new record for June 2nd2007), the Associated Press
reported: About 2,000 inmates living in a barbedwiresurrounded
tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given
permission to strip down to theirgovernment-issued pink boxer
theWednesday, hundreds of men wearing pink boxer
shorts were overheardchatting 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 2years 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.
If you agree, pass this
on. If not, just delete it.
Sheriff Joe was just
re-electedas Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona