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Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the "tent city jail" in Arizona. He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. Which means that when you leave his jail you will be in more debt than you were when you went into it. 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. Which indicates that Joe doesn't do his legal homework before he acts. He just wants to be the meanest person he can find a way to be. 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."

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' 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. He is obviously a republican. Even still would it hurt anyone to know the truth? Or is that reserved only for himself?

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 ½ years. "It's inhumane."  The Swiss Government has refused to extradite prisoners to Sheriff Joe's Tent City on the basis that it is inhumane. 

Sheriff Joe Said, "I'm cracking down on animal cruelty, and when I make an arrest [for that], I have to seize [the animal involved]. I decided to put the dogs in cell blocks [in an unused jail]. I took some heat because that's the only jail we have that's air-conditioned." When asked why his own dogs were housed in air conditioned kennels paid for with taxpayer money he replied, "The dogs didn't commit any crimes." As if such a thing were even possible.

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink underwear, 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!"

When Sheriff Joe was asked, "It's been reported that you've had at least 800 lawsuits filed against you." He replied, " It doesn't mean nothing. It's how many you lose. Everybody sues me for the cockroaches, the food." It doesn't mean nothing. Such an educated display of the use of the English language. Obviously Joe doesn't understand what is implied by the use of a double negative.

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