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Old 09-02-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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Subject: Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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> 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 but 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'* 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' 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:
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> 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 1/2 years. "It'* 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'* 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 damned 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'* 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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Old 09-02-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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> When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the
> Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back.

Love that line
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Hoo-friggin'-rah!!!

Heard that story before, and still love it.....
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I heard he was ex USMC.
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that'* awesome. wish we had more people with backbones like that...
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I heard he was ex USMC.


Army - Go here for more info - Great Site

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Bout time someone does that
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I really like his logic! There should be more like this one.
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