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Inmate sues prison after being forced to wear pink...
The Drudge Report ^ | September 15, 2007 | staff

Posted on 09/15/2007 7:22:20 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20

The prisoner claims that wearing pink places him in peril and is discriminatory.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arpaio; deterrent; inmates; lawsuit; pinkclothing; recidivism
Poor baby.
1 posted on 09/15/2007 7:22:42 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Here’s a thought: Stay out of prison and you won’t HAVE to wear pink, otherwise the prison/state chooses your wardrobe for you.

It could be worse; might have been chartreuse.


2 posted on 09/15/2007 7:25:24 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Joe Arpiao (sp) was on Neil Cavuto doing an interview about this sort of thing. I like this guy...a lot! He is totally unapologetic about dressing his prisoners, all of them in pink. He also took away their TV, coffee and a few other things todays prisoners seem to think are theirs by some Constitutional right.

He claims to have been sued many times and to never have lost. When asked to what he attributes never losing he claimed the secret was not to settle the suit but to take it before a jury.

3 posted on 09/15/2007 7:29:04 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Turret Gunner A20

If the warden thought that pink shirts was appropriate, then these cons should have to wear pink skirts. These guys put themselves in prison, plain and simple. This is about RULES!!!!

Oh to see a Clinton in pink.


4 posted on 09/15/2007 7:33:05 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Search/858884.html


5 posted on 09/15/2007 7:35:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: Eagles Talon IV

“When asked to what he attributes never losing he claimed the secret was not to settle the suit but to take it before a jury.”

This wisdom should be trumpeted loud and clear to municipalities and school districts who are intimidated too easily into settling cases brought against them by the ACLU et al.


6 posted on 09/15/2007 7:35:30 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: shankbear
RE: # 4

Both of them.

7 posted on 09/15/2007 7:37:28 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Well if this guy didn't go around buggering other inmates he wouldn't be flagged as a sexual predator pervert and have to wear pink in the first place.

Problem solved.

8 posted on 09/15/2007 7:37:32 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
This is different than Sheriff Arpaio. In his jail everyone wore pink. This story is about a prisoners involved in "sexual misconduct" being assigned pink. The article didn't make it clear if this was for conduct in prison or for the crime which they were convicted.

MR. PINK: Why am I Mr. Pink?

JOE: Cause you're a faggot.

Everybody laughs.

MR. PINK: Why can't we pick out our own colors?

JOE: I tried that once, it don't work. You get four guys fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black.


9 posted on 09/15/2007 7:40:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
The prisoner claims that wearing pink places him in peril

Are we talking Joe Arpaio's prison here? Because if we are the prisoner in question has nothing to worry about -- everybody else wears pink too. And besides, the other prisoners have neither the time nor energy to mess with him after long days of hard labor. Don't like Arpaio's accomodations? Then don't commit crimes in his county. Pretty simple.

10 posted on 09/15/2007 7:42:33 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: TornadoAlley3
RE: # 5

Post this as a separate thread.-- it's your find.

If you don't I will.

11 posted on 09/15/2007 7:44:38 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Did he force his victim(s) to wear pink?

Oh the hugh manatee, and all that.

12 posted on 09/15/2007 7:44:55 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Direct link to article - http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20070914/a_pinkprisonsuits14.art.htm


13 posted on 09/15/2007 7:50:13 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: Lazarus Longer
RE: # 10

No, it's some prison in S. Carolina.

14 posted on 09/15/2007 7:58:40 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
...He also took away their TV, coffee ....

Right there, I'm with the prisoners on this one...

/h (sort of)

15 posted on 09/15/2007 8:00:50 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Great, great movie.


16 posted on 09/15/2007 8:02:06 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
PinkoPhobe
17 posted on 09/15/2007 8:03:35 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Ready4Freddy
RE: # 13

Yeah, I know. But, I guess the don't want the credit for publishing it first.

I tried to post from their site and got the wave off stating that US News won't permit direct quotes from their precious site -- copyright laws, you know. So, I went the Drudge Report route -- shich I chould have done in the first place, I guess. Drudge wants stuff to get out to everyone -- not like USA Today who publishes mainly for the liberals -- who I'm sure are crying their eyes out in sympathy for the jerk in the article.

18 posted on 09/15/2007 8:04:49 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: dighton
Inmate sues prison after being forced to wear pink.

If he can sue the prison, may I sue MisterDawg for leaving that red sock in the washing machine, destroying my whites, forcing me to wear pink as well??


19 posted on 09/15/2007 8:10:16 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Turret Gunner A20; TornadoAlley3

Yes, please post it. That needs a thread of its own. Those high school students show wisdom in combating bullying, instead of instigating it. If all the inmates were wearing pink, it would be different. But to single out an inmate and make him a target of sexual assault by other inmates is a gross violation trust. If society truly believes rape should be part of some convicts’ punishments, let juries include that in the sentence.


20 posted on 09/15/2007 8:12:17 AM PDT by LilAngel (Pray)
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To: LilAngel
RE: # 20

Read the USA Today article -- it shows that there are different colors used in that prison for different classes of prisoners. Seems rather sensible to me.

21 posted on 09/15/2007 8:22:56 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

Be sure it’s Chantilly Lace...


23 posted on 09/15/2007 8:25:27 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: K4Harty
Well, of course if you don’t commit a crime this wouldn't ever be a problem.

Personally I believe prisoners are entitled to the minimum in the way of sustenance, a place to exercise (no weights), medical treatment if they become ill or injured, a place out of the elements to sleep and that is it.

Coffee, TV, books, music and all the other things enjoyed by law abiding citizens should be denied. The difference between law abiding and law breaking should be brought home as plainly and painfully as is possible.

24 posted on 09/15/2007 8:27:27 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: LilAngel; Turret Gunner A20
My apologies, I had a train of phone calls and just got back on computer. I did not intend to post an off-topic link to your thread, thought it was interesting how these students handled bullying and agree, just make them all wear pink.

Just searched and someone found article before me.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1896642/posts

26 posted on 09/15/2007 8:55:20 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Forgot about the USA Today / Gannet thing. I reported my post to the mods for their resolution. Thanks for the reminder.


27 posted on 09/15/2007 9:15:56 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Linked article

Here

29 posted on 09/15/2007 9:35:38 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sale - Cheap)
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To: JackRyanCIA
“Coffee, TV, books, music

No! They should get music! They should get the soundtrack to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!

But not the entire soundtrack!!

Just "Truly Scrumptious"

And we should put it in a loop

And they shouldn't be allowed to turn it off!!!!

Ha

Ha Ha

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

30 posted on 09/15/2007 9:36:44 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: JackRyanCIA
“Coffee, TV, books, music

No! They should get music! They should get the soundtrack to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!

But not the entire soundtrack!!

Just "Truly Scrumptious"

And we should put it in a loop

And they shouldn't be allowed to turn it off!!!!

Ha

Ha Ha

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

31 posted on 09/15/2007 9:37:08 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

And there are thousands of leftist lawyers willing to help him sue.


33 posted on 09/15/2007 9:48:39 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: shankbear

“Oh to see a Clinton in pink...”

Both of ‘em...as ‘guests’ of Joe Arpiao!


34 posted on 09/15/2007 9:53:29 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: shankbear

“Oh to see a Clinton in pink...”

Both of ‘em...as ‘guests’ of Joe Arpiao!


35 posted on 09/15/2007 9:53:59 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: shankbear

“Oh to see a Clinton in pink...”

Both of ‘em...as ‘guests’ of Joe Arpiao!


36 posted on 09/15/2007 9:54:15 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Turret Gunner A20
The prisoner claims that wearing pink places him in peril and is discriminatory.

That might be credible IF the reason they're wearing pink is because of something he'd done. In fact, if I were the warden, I'd probably react by changing all the prison garb to lavendar with charteuse polka dots...and let every inmate know why. (That'd never happen again)

37 posted on 09/15/2007 9:56:02 AM PDT by Nevermore
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To: JackRyanCIA
RE: # 26

Not in Serrif Aripao's tent city yet. And I don't think there will be.

38 posted on 09/15/2007 10:08:31 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Phil Valentine was talking about this yesterday. The first thing I thought of was Sheriff Joe. SC went a step furthur and claimed it was the only color left, LOL.


39 posted on 09/15/2007 10:10:50 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: TornadoAlley3
RE: # 26

I did not intend to post an off-topic link to your thread, thought it was interesting how these students handled bullying and agree, just make them all wear pink.

Hey, waddaya mean off-topic??? It couldn't have been more on topic == and one helluva good solution to bullyism. (if there is such a word)

40 posted on 09/15/2007 10:14:44 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
“Joe Arpiao (sp) was on Neil Cavuto doing an interview about this sort of thing. I like this guy...a lot!”

I like Sheriff Arpaio a lot, too! He’s endorsing Mitt Romney for president! See the video at www.californiansformitt.blogspot.com

I like what Sheriff Arpaio says to the inmates when they complain about the food, clothing, chain gangs, pink underwear, heat, etc.: “If you don’t like it, don’t come back!”

41 posted on 09/15/2007 10:18:07 AM PDT by bethtopaz (Al Gore didn't invent the Internet, but he did make up Global Warming.)
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To: MozarkDawg
... may I sue MisterDawg for leaving that red sock in the washing machine, destroying my whites, forcing me to wear pink as well??

Absolutely, down to his last cent.

42 posted on 09/15/2007 10:20:19 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Nevermore
RE: # 37

.... if I were the warden, I'd probably react by changing all the prison garb to lavendar with charteuse polka dots...and let every inmate know why.

THEN that lowlife puke would find out what peril really is.

43 posted on 09/15/2007 10:20:34 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Thanks.


44 posted on 09/15/2007 10:22:37 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
I agree ETVI. I was just sayin' you take my coffee away it's on!

I think the post right after yours nailed it, talking about those things be what prison riots are all about. They have gotten the idea that "3 hots and a cot" includes TV, cable, internet, law library, imported egyptian towels for shower time, etc.

45 posted on 09/15/2007 11:21:53 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I say, dye him pink. Head to toe.


46 posted on 09/15/2007 7:28:20 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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