My favorite so far:
Verification of this is ongoing:
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 Countyshelter 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.
TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO
HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF
AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:
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.’
He bought Newt Gingrich’s 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 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.
Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Received via email, from a trusted friend. I just want to make sure all of it, it is in fact true.
How’s that for a euphemism? I could get a job at the ABC with work like that.
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In 1939, a black child named Mildred Delores Jeter was born in the US State of Virginia. Twenty-eight years later, she would make history.
When Mildred Jeter turned 11, she started dating the 17 year old man Richard Perry Loving. He was white, and this posed a problem when Mildred became pregnant at the age of 18.
At this time, Virginia was one of 16 states which had a law preventing mixed-race marriages. The law that prohibited these marriages was the Racial Integrity Act, and was passed by the Democratic Party.
Due to the pregnancy and the social composition of the time, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving decided to get married. Richard Loving knew it was illegal for them to get married in Virginia, and so the couple went to Washington D.C., and became husband and wife there. Five weeks after the wedding, they were arrested at 2 a.m. The couple were charged with “cohabitating as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth”, a charge they both pled guilty to.
In sentencing, Judge Leon M. Bazile stated “if God had meant for whites and blacks to mix, he would not have placed them on different continents.” The Lovings were sentenced to a one year suspended sentence each, and also ordered to leave Virginia and to not be in the State at the same time for 25 years, or they’d face further arrests.
The Lovings sought assistance from Democrat Robert Kennedy, who was the Attorney-General at the time, who forwarded a letter penned by Mildred Loving to the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU took on the case. Due to the Lovings choice to plead guilty, they had no right to appeal. The ACLU then asked Judge Bazile to overturn his decision, but he refused. The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld Judge Bazile’s decision, and so the ACLU and the Lovings appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
This is where the case gets really interesting. In 1967, the case was heard before Chief Justice Earl Warren, a Republican, who determined that the miscegenation laws were in violation of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause.
In handing down his decision, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote some of the finest words I can recall reading in a while. He wrote:
“…The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men. Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival … Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”
The Loving case was a big step in the United States, one that’s led to more changes for equality.
I love the Bolt Moderators.
They have such a sense of humour. Such a whack of smartiness.
Just read – and ask yourself if there hasn’t been a couple of significant details omitted.
Credit to Monsters and Critics for running the story nonetheless.