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    > This is our Sheriff in Maricopa County in Arizona. He
    >makes National news every time he thinks up another new one for the
    >prisoners. And the people around the country seem to think he is the
    >best and should run other prisons like he does ours!!
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    > Amen!
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    > Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) is doing it RIGHT!!:
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    > * He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving
    >and charges the inmates for them.
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    > * He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the
    >jails.
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    > * Took away their weights.
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    > * Cut off all but "G" movies.
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    > * 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.
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    > * 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.
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    > * He cut off coffee since it has zero
    >nutritional value.
    > When the inmates complained, he told them.....this is a
    >good one......"This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't
    >come back."
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    > * He bought Newt Gingrich' 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.
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    > You have to love this guy!!
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    > More on the AZ Sheriff.
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    > With temperatures being even hotter than usual in
    >Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press
    >reports:
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    > 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.
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    > 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.
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    > Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat
    >collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.
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    > "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."
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    > 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:
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    > "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."
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    Yeah, this guy rocks. told my kid in Iraq about the 138 degree thing. He thought that was pretty funny.
     
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    I watched a show a couple of years ago about 'Tent City' and they were interviewing him. I thought it was awesome. This man rocks!!!:D
     
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    damn that was funny! he tells it like it is and that is exactly how a jail should be run as long as the inmates stay hydrated in that heat (water only, no sodas or coffee)
     
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    Blacks and hispanics make up about 70% of the prison population and are only 25% of the public population.

    Without blacks and hispanics 80% of ALL crime would be eliminated in the U.S.
     
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    Hurray for the sherriff!:clap: :clap:
     
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    Not surprised by that one! That's why I live in a small rural community. Not saying there are no blacks where I live there are i believe 1 or 2 families, but in the elem. school that my sons attend there is around 700 children and 1 of them is black the rest are white.
     
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    Damm, In your state of North Carolina, blacks are 22% of the public population, but are 64% of the prison population.
    http://www.motherjones.com/news/special_reports/prisons/data_NC_race.html
     
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