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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.

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Arpaio is a bad azz and gets the job done. Should be a lesson for other places. He doesn't like repeat business. He's been a hero of mine for years:thumbs:
 

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I think as a sheriff he is excellent... but IMO alot of they hype is for publicity, to be a "celebrity".

Dont get me wrong.. I think he KICKS AZZ with his job. Just not sure the P.R. part is anything more than self-serving. SkyBaby
 

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I am not saying there is anything wrong with the man/sheriff... he does an EXCELLENT job.... SkyBaby
 

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I think as a sheriff he is excellent... but IMO alot of they hype is for publicity, to be a "celebrity".

Dont get me wrong.. I think he KICKS AZZ with his job. Just not sure the Page Ranking part is anything more than self-serving. SkyBaby
As the type of Sheriff that he is, the MAJORITY of publicity that he receives is negative from the mainstream media. WHY NOT self publicize your accomplishments? I wholeheartedly support ANY publication praising and ACCURATELY delineating the things that he has done and is doing.

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He has also been a hero of mine. It annoys me that our servicemen have to live in worse conditions than criminals. I say put the ACLU in his prison too. What ever happened to bread and water. Why are they required to give them cable? The purpose of jail is to pay for your crime and deter you from doing any other crimes. I say this Sheriff is aware of that purpose.
 

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I really hope my post in any way suggests he isnt a great Sheriff and new ground breaker.... I think he does his job the way all law enforcement agencies should do it. Too bad there isnt a school where he can teach his fine skill. I think there would be alot LESS crime and repeat crime if the whole country worked that way.


The only part I am leary of.. and maybe I am wrong, maybe I need to search out more information.. which I read on the web, in news and from former Arizona residents....is the percent of media for and about him that is only about the celebrity part... I am sorry if I offended anyone... I was stating my opinon like everyone else... I am not bashing him at all.... He has BALLZ.... and that is a good thing. Someone needs to make a difference. SkyBaby
 

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I really hope my post in any way suggests he isnt a great Sheriff and new ground breaker.... I think he does his job the way all law enforcement agencies should do it. Too bad there isnt a school where he can teach his fine skill. I think there would be alot LESS crime and repeat crime if the whole country worked that way.


The only part I am leary of.. and maybe I am wrong, maybe I need to search out more information.. which I read on the web, in news and from former Arizona residents....is the percent of media for and about him that is only about the celebrity part... I am sorry if I offended anyone... I was stating my opinon like everyone else... I am not bashing him at all.... He has BALLZ.... and that is a good thing. Someone needs to make a difference. SkyBaby
What are you talking about? The media hates him. Thats how you know hes diong it right.:banghead:
 

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What are you talking about? The media hates him. Thats how you know hes diong it right.:banghead:
Not the attention OTHERS give him... Oh... golly.... I just cant explain right...

That is the problem with words on a screen.... hard to know what it really meant. Have a great weekend all. SkyBaby
 

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Not the attention OTHERS give him... Oh... golly.... I just cant explain right...

That is the problem with words on a screen.... hard to know what it really meant. Have a great weekend all. SkyBaby
I understand your point. You are just wondering whether he is a publicity hound or publicity seeker. Fair enough. You can do a phenomenal job and still be a publicity hound.... Some people like the limelight...even if it's generally blaring and harsh.....
 

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I understand your point. You are just wondering whether he is a publicity hound or publicity seeker. Fair enough. You can do a phenomenal job and still be a publicity hound.... Some people like the limelight...even if it's generally blaring and harsh.....
Thank you... I just couldnt get it out. I dont think he is bad by no means... Just an observation. SkyBaby
 
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