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SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!  

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SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Noble Member

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!
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 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 S heriff.

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.'

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.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000

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Posted : June 24, 2010 5:05 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

i think sheriff joe is an amazing sheriff. more power to him.

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Posted : June 24, 2010 5:38 pm
Molly
(@Molly)
Reputable Member

Very nice!

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Posted : June 24, 2010 5:41 pm
roadrunner
(@roadrunner)
Island Expert

Yep, Sheriff Joe has done some amazing things. The handcuffs are pink, too. 🙂 We see his inmates frequently at the hospital, and they don't appear to be terribly mistreated. They are taken to the hospital when they have a problem that the jail clinic can't handle, and they don't look obviously malnourished or dehydrated or anything. In fact, I don't hear any more complaints about the jail from them than I did in New Orleans, Atlanta, or Denver.

I've been watching "Locked up Abroad" online (a National Geographic show about people who have been arrested or kidnapped abroad), and it's interesting to see the conditions in some of the foreign jails... makes the U.S. system look very, very nice.

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Posted : June 24, 2010 6:04 pm
divinggirl
(@divinggirl)
Prominent Member

Sheriff Joe for President!

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Posted : June 24, 2010 10:03 pm
terry
(@terry)
Islander

In Arizona, we LOVE Sheriff Joe (tu)(tu)

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Posted : June 24, 2010 11:04 pm
jsmith
(@jsmith)
Estimable Member

Thumbs up for Joe I've been watching what he has been doing for years and he runs a tight ship. It's ashame the rest of our government can't take a lesson from good ole Joe.
Justin

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Posted : June 25, 2010 1:51 am
billd
(@billd)
Noble Member

Lets have all of our elected (or should I say they elected them selves) go to Arizona and see first hand what they are up against. It is a sin that we let over 250,000 (twice the population of the VI) into the us each year just over the Arizona border each year. I lived in Southern California for five years and saw the problem that illegal immigration was causing. And of course Washington is trying to reverse the laws that Arizona passed that just restate the federal law. Why? federal government is NOT doing the job they are required to do. And no new people have been added to the problem as promised by the president.

What a mess! I see no way out of this other than to say we give up. Open the borders up. Let them walk in. Soon we will be just like Mexico. I just don't see a solution to this other than to secure the borders and take a tough stand on illegal immigration..

billd

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Posted : June 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Dave
 Dave
(@Dave)
Trusted Member

I'm confused...

Are we talking about stray cats and dogs or illegal immigration?

Click here for another point of view. http://www.arpaio.com/top-ten/index.php

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Posted : June 25, 2010 2:57 pm
Dave
 Dave
(@Dave)
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BTW,

He was re elected in 2008 with just over 55% of the vote, not 83. Gotta love the google.

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Posted : June 25, 2010 3:51 pm
SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Noble Member

I'm confused...

Are we talking about stray cats and dogs or illegal immigration?

Click here for another point of view. http://www.arpaio.com/top-ten/index.php

I'm talking about convictions that fit the crime, keeping them locked up whether you have a cell available or not. and giving the prisoners something productive to do that helps support the prison system. They wanna eat? Here's a garden, take care of it.
Want TV? Don't come back.
Don't like pink? Too bad!!!
Taking care of stray cats and dogs should be a wonderful therapy towards a more positive way of life.
Go Joe!

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000

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Posted : June 25, 2010 6:01 pm
SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Noble Member

I do see the other viewpoints Dave. I'm sure he's no angel. I just like some of his ways.

On http://www.arpaio.com/other-candidates/index.php you'll see who is most likely running the smear site against Joe.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000

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Posted : June 25, 2010 6:08 pm
Dave
 Dave
(@Dave)
Trusted Member

As far as "convictions fitting the crime" I agree, except that the judge's job, not the sheriff's. Keeping them locked up or released early is also a judicial decision not the sheriff. Vegetable gardens? Really? Name a prison that doesn't have one.

So now that leaves us with basic TV and pink underwear.

Calling a website a "smear site" suggests that the site is spreading lies. What lies did you see on www.arpaio.com ?

There is no statistical evidence that his methods have reduced repeat offenders.

Lastly, Sheriff Joe did not "take over" the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Dept. He did open a no-kill animal shelter in an old jail. He did not reduce the budget from $18 million to $3 million, the MCACC budget remained unchanged and Sheriff Joe ADDED
$3 million in costs due in part to redundant services. Add that to the nearly $50 million paid out in lawsuits and increased deductible
($1 million to $5 million) due to claims paid out under his leadership.

You may "like some of his ways", but I would suggest that in the future, really fact-check someone before you copy and paste a 2 year old email.

Go Truth!

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Posted : June 25, 2010 7:40 pm
SkysTheLimit
(@SkysTheLimit)
Noble Member

Might be 2 years old but still a good read.:D

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000

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Posted : June 26, 2010 12:10 pm
Novanut
(@Novanut)
Prominent Member

So, Dave. Which tree did you hug today?

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Posted : June 27, 2010 2:18 am
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