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Arpaio wants 11 more tents to house jailed illegal immigrants
KVOA ^ | 6/16/06 | various

Posted on 06/16/2006 4:43:23 PM PDT by BurbankKarl

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants 11 more large tents to house an influx of illegal immigrants.

Tent City One is outside the nearby Estrella Jail in southwest Phoenix.

There are 2,000 inmates in the two tent facilities and about 10,000 inmates in all of the county's jails.

In August, state legislators passed an anti-human smuggling statute giving prosecutors a tool to go after smugglers.

County Attorney Andrew Thomas later issued an opinion saying illegal immigrants suspected of paying coyotes could be prosecuted as conspirators.

"The law is clear and I intend to enforce it," Arpaio said. "But we're going to run out of room (in the jails) at this rate.

"We've been arresting about 100 people a month since the county attorney ruled that people involved in smuggling conspiracy could be prosecuted," Arpaio added. "We might arrest as many as 1,200 in the next year."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; arpaio; borderlist; illegalimmigration; immigration; jail; joearpaio
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1 posted on 06/16/2006 4:43:26 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping


2 posted on 06/16/2006 4:43:50 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Arpaio is a hero!


3 posted on 06/16/2006 4:45:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul !)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Arpaio is a hero!

Amen!!!

4 posted on 06/16/2006 4:46:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Left created, embraces and feeds "The Culture of Hate." Make it part of the political lexicon!)
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To: BurbankKarl
"The law is clear and I intend to enforce it," Arpaio said.

Now there's a foreign concept for most big cities (when it comes
to dealing with illegals).

Keep up the good work, Joe!
5 posted on 06/16/2006 4:48:11 PM PDT by VOA
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To: BurbankKarl; All

You can read about the recall effort against Sheriff Joe here: http://www.arpaio.com/arpaio_pac.htm


6 posted on 06/16/2006 4:48:35 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: BurbankKarl


He's awesome.


7 posted on 06/16/2006 4:50:13 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: BurbankKarl

They need tents?...A fence will do...


8 posted on 06/16/2006 4:50:47 PM PDT by dinok
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To: clawrence3


ROTFLOL!

Recall him? NOT A CHANCE.


9 posted on 06/16/2006 4:51:15 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx

If enough illegal aliens become citizens in the county and vote him out . . .


10 posted on 06/16/2006 4:52:30 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: BurbankKarl
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for head of Homeland Security.
11 posted on 06/16/2006 4:52:39 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: BurbankKarl

Go Joe.

Rouse em and House em.


12 posted on 06/16/2006 4:55:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Sounds like he is going soft. :{)


13 posted on 06/16/2006 4:57:31 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: BurbankKarl
Arpiao BUMP! Related article.
14 posted on 06/16/2006 4:58:44 PM PDT by upchuck (Wikipedia.com - the most unbelievable web site in the world.)
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To: jazusamo; onyx

Top Ten Reasons to RECALL Joe Arpaio

1: With Arpaio, real law enforcement takes a backseat to publicity stunts.

2: He lives in a fantasy world of self-importance.

3: Millions of tax dollars have been wasted on lawsuits

4: He is responsible for a critical and dangerous shortage of personnel in both in the jails and patrol.

5: Hundreds of current sheriff's office employees, represented by a number of employee organizations, have expressed a vote of no confidence in Sheriff Arpaio.

6: The self proclaimed “Toughest Sheriff in America ” is too fearful to debate other candidates.

7: Arpaio routinely abuses his authority for personal, political, and vindictive reasons.

8: Many community leaders and concerned organizations have looked beyond the smokescreen to see the corruption and incompetence of the Arpaio administration.

9: Sheriff Joe Arpaio has deceived, misinformed and outright lied to the public!

10: Arpaio's self-serving and ego-driven actions have severely damaged relations between the sheriff's office and other government organizations.


15 posted on 06/16/2006 5:00:20 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
Home Page
Go to MCSO Home Page
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
















Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  Joseph M. Arpaio, Sheriff BIOGRAPHY
Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona USA
(602) 876-1801

 
 

You probably know him as "America's Toughest Sheriff", a name given to him by the media years ago. It's a name he certainly has earned as the head of the nation's fourth largest Sheriff's Office. But even before he became Sheriff in 1993, Joe Arpaio was one tough law man.

After serving in the Army for three years from 1950 to 1953, Arpaio went on to build a federal law enforcement career and a reputation for fighting drug trafficking around the world.

From the United States to Mexico to Turkey to the Middle East to Central and South America, Arpaio was an expert in undercover work establishing a stellar record of infiltrating drug organizations and arresting drug offenders.

His expertise led him to management positions with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the United States and around the world. He concluded his remarkable career as head of the DEA for Arizona.

In 1992, building on his expertise as a former police officer in Washington D.C. and Las Vegas, and as a top federal law enforcement official, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County.

He won the election in 1992. Four years later, in 1996, after his policies had earned him unprecedented praise and an 85% public approval rating, no one even ran against him when he sought a second term as Sheriff.

After 42 years of law enforcement experience, Arpaio's strength is in his ability to know what the public wants. "As Sheriff, I serve the public. The public is my boss", are statements often made by Sheriff Arpaio.

And in serving the public, Arpaio has done many unique things as Sheriff.

On August 3, 1993, he started the nation's largest Tent City for convicted inmates. Over 2000 convicted men and women serve their sentences in a canvas incarceration compound. It is a remarkable success story and has garnered the attention of government officials and media worldwide.

The same is true for his chain gangs which work six days a week contributing thousands of dollars of free labor to the community. The male chain gang and the world's first ever female chain gang clean streets, paint over graffiti, and bury the indigent in the county cemetery.

Equally impressive are the Sheriff's get tough policies. Arpaio doesn't believe in coddling criminals, frequently saying that jails should not be country clubs. He banned smoking, coffee, pornographic magazines, movies and unrestricted television in all jails. He has the cheapest meals in the country too. The average inmate meal costs under 20 cents.

Arpaio also has launched innovative rehabilitation programs like "Hard Knocks High ", the only accredited high school in an American jail. His ALPHA program teaches inmates to turn away from drugs. It is one of his proudest accomplishments. A high percentage of ALPHA graduates leave his jail clean and sober and rarely, if ever, return to incarceration.

As for his deputies, Arpaio has increased salaries, encouraged education by providing incentive pay, improved equipment and the fleet, and has elevated this office to a full-service, state-of-the-art world renowned law enforcement agency.

Also under Arpaio, the posse has grown to 3200 members, the nation's largest volunteer posse. These men and women, always are a great help to deputies, help in search and rescue and other traditional police work as well as in special operations like round-ups of deadbeat parents, fighting prostitution in the valley's so-called red light district, and patrolling malls and shops during holidays. The posse's contribution is invaluable and essentially free to taxpayers.

Arpaio and his wife, Ava, have been married 47 years. They have two children and three grandchildren who also reside in the Phoenix area.

Arpaio says his plans include several more years as the head of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

 










16 posted on 06/16/2006 5:09:09 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: BurbankKarl

Any chance the state's going to deny him the money needed for the purchase of these tents? If so, it'd have to be purely political; I've been checking big tents out online and they're not that expensive (I couldn't afford one but for the state it'd be a drop in the bucket).


17 posted on 06/16/2006 5:13:39 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: clawrence3

I can't dispute your 10 supposed facts but it does seem the people of his County would have dealt with him through the ballot box if they were true.


18 posted on 06/16/2006 5:14:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo

That's what the RECALL effort is for.


19 posted on 06/16/2006 5:16:33 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

Is this recall effort a genuine effort represented by a broad base of citizens and if so who is spearheading it?


20 posted on 06/16/2006 5:21:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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