Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe's 'Tent City' gets McDonald's-like Number 'Served' Sign
Posted on 02/29/2012 5:00:25 AM PST by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
The Department of Justice is after him, La Raza is after him, and left-wing groups funded by George Soros have vowed to spend whatever it takes to defeat him for election this year.
But if his enemies think this would cause Sheriff Joe Arpaio to keep a lower profile, they will be very disappointed.
Today, Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ erected a McDonald's-style sign outside the fence of his famous "Tent City" jail touting how many inmates - more than 430,000 - who have been "served" since he opened it 19 years ago.
"Why would anyone call for an end to this program and the closure of Tent City?" said Arpaio announcing the sign. "Tent City makes room for inmates who otherwise might be released to the streets due to overcrowded jails. Its one of the best things to have happened in the local criminal justice system."
Tent City, began in 1993 and is made up of Korean War tents used to house inmates - many of them illegal aliens - for a sheriff's department which serves the 4th most populous county in America.
Critics have long been angered by what they call "humiliating" conditions, including the 40-cent bologna sandwiches and pink underwear that "America's Toughest Sheriff" makes his roughly 3,000 inmates endure.
When an AP reporter visited Tent City on a particularly hot day a few years back, he interviewed an inmate complaining that "It feels like you're in a furnace, it's inhumane!" Arpaio overhead this and shot back:
"It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they did not commit any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"
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Gotta love this guy!
Way to go Joe! We law abiding, constitution loving citizens support your & love ya!!!
I’m not generally know for the high regard I hold for our LEOs, but Sheriff Joe is great. These are convicted criminals and their supporters who are whining the we didn’t give them the Hilton. They want to see these criminals back on the street.
I hope Sheriff Joe’s Cold Case Posse comes in with the goods on Obozo.
Then the sign can read “310 million served”.