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Old 03-02-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Sheriff Joe Re-elected.

SHERIFF JOE RE-ELECTED

TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO - HE IS THE MARICOPA
COUNTY SHERIFF AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED YEAR AFTER YEAR..

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) 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'*
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.

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.

If you agree, pass this on. If not, delete it.

Do a crime, Do the time,

Way to go Joe !!!
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The nations prisons should be run the same way!!!!

Prisoners have it wayyyy too "cushy" in some of the jails and prisons. Make them more like Alcatraz

"Build a better/nicer prison and they will come!!!!!!"
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Unfortunatly, the severity of the punishment is proven to have little impact on the deterrence of crime. Humans respond much better to the celerity and certainty of the punishment.
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I'd vote for this guy 10 times every year if I could!!!

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"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!"
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Unfortunatly, the severity of the punishment is proven to have little impact on the deterrence of crime. Humans respond much better to the celerity and certainty of the punishment.
Indeed. I am currently studying corrections. Jails and prisons acts as a good general deterrent, but rarely a specific deterrent. The recidivism rate (in the US), is awfully high. The corrections system now tries other rehabilitative methods rather than incarceration itself to integrate criminals back in to society.


But with that aside, it'* interesting to see how the corrections system works in other countries.
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Unfortunatly, the severity of the punishment is proven to have little impact on the deterrence of crime. Humans respond much better to the celerity and certainty of the punishment.
Mmm...I wouldn't say "proven". Right now it'* blaringly obvious that other countries that have harsher penalties for wrongdoing have a much less crime rate.

For example, in some lands, they cut off the hand of a person who commits thievery. And it'* usually a land that is still developing, and the people might even have justification for stealing, such as food, or other necessities.

Yet there are far fewer theft crimes committed. The bottom line is, we're spoiled here in the U.*., and our justice system leaves much to be longed for.
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The US corrections system is actually looked pretty highly upon. The problem is, the US has (I think?) the world'* 2nd highest population of inmates, as well as a very high crime rate. Our punishment system does not have a huge effect on crime though. It'* mostly based on social reasons, which is very complex and full of a variety of different explanations. It is very hard to explain why there is so much crime in the US, but the corrections system in general is very good.

TrueWildMan is referring to customs laws, which is used highly in Islamic dominated countries. Islamic law has used these harsh (harsh in our minds) punishments for many years. A lot of countries do it. In highly developed and industrialized nations, our laws and punishments are based off of moral laws.
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The US corrections system is actually looked pretty highly upon. The problem is, the US has (I think?) the world'* 2nd highest population of inmates, as well as a very high crime rate. Our punishment system does not have a huge effect on crime though. It'* mostly based on social reasons, which is very complex and full of a variety of different explanations. It is very hard to explain why there is so much crime in the US, but the corrections system in general is very good.

TrueWildMan is referring to customs laws, which is used highly in Islamic dominated countries. Islamic law has used these harsh (harsh in our minds) punishments for many years. A lot of countries do it. In highly developed and industrialized nations, our laws and punishments are based off of moral laws.
"Moral laws" based on what? What we think as a degredated society what is "moral"? I suppose you could loosely say it'* based on biblical morality, but the Mosaic law prescribed the death penalty for a man that killed an unborn child.

Sure it'* complex. Is there one answer for it all? Sure, there is. It'* this:

Love for your fellow man as you love yourself. If you have true principled love for the next human, that will keep you from wronging him. But how do you teach this aspect of love? That'* where the true difficulty lies. Yet the law of this land does not address that perspective.

Disclaimer: I do think that our judicial system is by far the fairest. But it'* not educational.
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Moral law is the combination of customs and religous laws that combined and evolved as society evolved. It constantly changes. However, it is a concept. There is NO true definition for it. People can argue what 'moral' is to them, but it varies. What the gov't defines as moral is what society says it is as a consensus.
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