Fw: Sherriff Joe -- American hero

Oh Man, wish we could clear out Washington D.C. and replace them with men like Sheriff Joe. LOTS OF THEM !!!!


You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........


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 Sheriff.




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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Anonymous said...

unbelievable! not to mention i know people who have ended up in tent city for UNDERAGE DRINKING. this man is absolutely insane.

SJT said...

Its a good thing that Sheriff Joe is such a smart fella and saves the county so much on operating costs, because then the county can use the savings to pay off all of Sheriff Joe's Lawsuits.

Seriously, the guy has let over 60 inmates die on his watch, not from riots or violence but from treatable health conditions. Lawsuits against him have cost the county an estimated $40 million, and they just keep coming.

SJT said...

Oh and he didn't "take over" the animal control agency and save the county $15 million in the process. He helped open ONE animal shelter. Where the 18 and 3 million dollar figures come from are anybody's guess.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, economic benefits from extremely cheap, physically captive labor... I think there's a term for that.

Anonymous said...

Such a champion of animal rights that he sent the police after a medicinal marijuana user, and they shot the family dogs, burned down the house, and smashed the neighbor's car with an APC. They made one arrest for traffic violations.

Such a champion of justice that he arrests reporters and editors and leaves pregnant women to miscarry.

Such a champion of the law that he frequently gets into standoffs with city police.

You sure know how to pick 'em, Arizona.

Anonymous said...

That hotline must ring off the hook with xenophobes reporting all brown people as suspected illegal aliens.

Anonymous said...

If there is such a place as Hell, may there be a special place reserved just for this monster.

dave said...

Isn't it amazing how people think this is great until it is their turn to do weekend time in tent city for jaywalking?


Margaret said...

I've actually heard of prison inmates training dogs and it being beneficial both for dogs and the inmates (probably something I saw on Animal Planet way back when) but I don't think I could trust this guy to be in charge of that.

Anonymous said...

Constitution Schmonstitution we need more men like Sheriff Joe to clean up the country and keep 'dem illegals out.

Anonymous said...

Margaret - The Federal Bureau of Land Management has a similar program where convicts tame and train wild mustangs (which have an over-population problem) for adoption.


So yeah, it's a good idea that is working well in the real world, but I still don't think this forward has all the details.

BrianX said...

Joe Arpaio isn't a tough guy; he's a sadist and attention whore who appeals to the sadists and bullies of Arizona.

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of pansy ass crybabies. The MAN gets results. Waaaaa, I broke the law and went to jail.

Anonymous said...

He's my kind of guy. It's jail not a country club. If all prisons were more like that we wouldn't need so many prisons.

Anonymous said...

the last two anons (contards): I sincerely hope you one day end up arrested by Sheriff Joe so you can see what a hero he really is...

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