We need more sherriffs like his guy!



Sheriff Joe Arpaio


To those of you not familiar with Joe Arpaio,  he is the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff and he keeps getting elected over and over.  

 And here are some of the reasons why:

  •  Created created the "tent city jail."



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 a few 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.


If you agree, pass this on.


Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.


  February 18, 2005