Thursday, May 11, 2006

He might just have a future in politics

From FoxNews web site, I found this story about the Arizona sheriff with an attitude - and a non-PC 'tude at that.



The sheriff (pictured above) is Joe Arpaio, the Arizona official who became famous for his slashed-to-the-bone prison approach. Some of the features:
These new measures included serving less expensive meals to inmates and issuing them pink underwear as part of the jails' uniforms and ordering the use of pink handcuffs.

One of his most criticized decisions was the construction of a tent city that housed both men and women. Some inmates in the facility claimed that they were mistreated. In an effort to institute equality between the men and women prison sentences, he created an all-female chain gang.
Lest you think him unduly harsh, he has a softer side
Arpaio also instituted a program for inmates to study while in jail and to try to recover from drug abuse. This program is named Hard Knocks High, which is the only approved high school program in any American jail. Another jail program, called ALPHA, is aimed solely at getting inmates away from drug abuse
Some of the other decisions he has made include
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.
So, it will probably not come as a surprise that the sheriff is using the anti-smuggling state law to go after illegal aliens, with the help of a 250 member posse.

Frankly, I don't really understand why we don't let bounty hunters track down aliens and take them to the border. It would be cheaper to pay the for-profit hunters a fee than to cover the costs of the alien's residence in this country.

I found the original story on Knowledge is Power.

Tags = Immigration

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