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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GORRILLA, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. GORRILLA

    GORRILLA 1/2 ton status

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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'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."


    He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that 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'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 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'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.
     
  2. Stickseler

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    Thats great /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Sheriff Joe is a bad arse. When he comes up for reelection he will get my vote. If they would only let him take care of the rest of the jails in AZ we would be even better off. Texas executes alot of people but Sheriff Joe would take that to a hole new level here in AZ.

    Harley

    P.S. I believe they also have juvenile chain gangs and tent cities here too now.
     
  4. pauly383

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    He does that for publicity , hes a politician , not a real Sherriff . He does not do anything except spend tax dollars on his stuff . I do not like him .

    I do like the competiton he is getting from Saban in this years election . He was a long time POLICE OFFICER . SABAN SHOULD BE SHERRIFF .

    The tent city thing is a big show . Most inmates are awaiting trial or deportation . Only those smaller crimes are in tent city . He should be putting a dent in crime on the street level with his "posse" and leave the jail alone , the REAL CRIMINALS are LEAVING HIM FOR PRISON ANYWAY . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Wonder if they are opening themselves up for a law suit ??? What do you think will happen when someone has a heat stroke ?? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Yeah, but jail should not be a place to pampered either, I think they should really crack down on people who go in more than once or twice.. I've never been, but if I had I could promise I wouldn't wanna go back, especially if it were like that... /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    There has been many lawsuits . And there also has been other strange things .

    Glenn Campbell gets a DUI , he does work release out of the Jail in Mesa AZ thas closed , which is like the Hilton .

    Jerry Colangelo's ( Diamondbacks and Suns Guru ) daughter gets a DUI , they treal her like a queen , and then Colangelo does a fundraiser for Arpaio .

    There is more http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2004-08-26/dougherty.html

    I sure hope this year MAricopa County votes for a cop and not a politician .
     
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    As policemen we love the guy.....
    he hasnt been sued in federal court like L.A. LALA County where we had to give them wall to wall carpet and tv etc etc etc
     
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    I remeber seeing a short film about that on TV or something

    I didn't like the guy, flamboyant down south sheriff with no classical honour
     
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    What sucks is he is causing all those scumbags decide to come here to Las Vegas where I live. I should move to Arizona because Las Vegas is turning one big State Prison. We have scumbag gangbangers hanging out at every corner around here now, and the Metro Police Department are a bunch of castrated dickless unicks when it comes to doing anything about it.
     
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    I have to agree with Pauly on this one. Arpaio is 100% politician, anything he can do to get his mug in the paper or on TV and he is all over it. He stages raids on "targets" for maximum stage value and when 99% of the people get released due to lack of evidence or improper procedure etc, nothing is heard about it unless you have the desire to read a "real" newspaper like the New Times that will actually call a **** a ****. Unfortunately, not enough people read that quality publication and rely upon the Arizona Repulsive for their "unbiased" information, uh, I mean "unbiased" propaganda.
    He has done a couple things in his way-too-many years in office, but has also cost us, the taxpayers, a big-ol' bunch-o-money(!!!) in lawsuits against his department.
    I hope he goes away come election time and we end up getting a REAL sheriff in town.
     
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    Definitely worn out his welcome. Pulled some pretty cool stunts when he was new, but way too costly mistakes over the years. I definitely agree with the tent city idea but his media stunts that turn into law suits because of idiotic procedure have gotten old. It's time for a change. So vote for me, I'm tired of being a parts guy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Im voting for Joe Arpaio again for sure.....

    Werent the VOLUNTARY chain gangs discontinued due to some bleeding heart humanitarian groups lawsuit?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."


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    Politician or not, I like that statement. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I don't like the guy myself. I will not vote for him either. Most every state in the United States does just fine with thier jail system. Most jails are not run on tax payer dollars, they are mostly run with inmate fines. Tax dollars are part of the budget though.

    This is the stuff I worry about:

    www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2004-07-01/dougherty.html
    This authur seems to be one of the few who have nuts large enough to tell it like it is.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2004-06-24/feature.html

    And this:
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2003-01-23/nelson.html

    This Jackasses motive are not to keep the peace in Maricopa County. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif He has his own agenda /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif and I don't like it.

    Hopefully his opponent will win the election and the jail system will be run in a more proffesional manner.

    I am all for justice in our society. So, don't take this the wrong way.
     
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    Here in San Diego, the Sherriff is an elected official-so yes, there are a lot of politics involved (our Sherriff was PD for several years too-same education being PD or a deputy so don't view it as an issue). I think he has some nuts to make the tent city, and keeps it open. Yes, I have spent several months out in the desert in a tent while in the military...so I for one have NO sympathy for them.
     
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    I wonder if they ever have pancakes? /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Go Joe!!!
     

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