Skip to comments.“America's Toughest Sheriff” to campaign in Apple Valley May 5
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:17:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
APPLE VALLEY Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose tough stance on criminals and illegal immigration placed him in the national spotlight, will be in Apple Valley to endorse Republican Phil Liberatores race for the 8th Congressional District.
Arpaio, 79, dubbed America's Toughest Sheriff, will speak at a public rally at 11:30 a.m. on May 5, at Civic Park near Town Hall, a Liberatore spokesman said by phone.
As Sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Arpaio gained attention with his no-frills jails. He houses inmates in surplus Army tents and feeds inmates bologna sandwiches and issues pink under shorts all intended to encourage arrestees to never return to Arpaios jails. He has said that 70 percent of his inmates ultimately leave Arizona for liberal states like California.
Arpaio also supported SB 1070 which makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the documents required by the federal government.
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God bless Joe Arpaio. Joe should run for POTUS.
Joe Arpaio should really have a bullet point handout of all the experiments he has done in his jail, each of which has a cost/benefit analysis, and his opinion about which would be the best for other counties to adopt, mostly to save money.
Some of his ideas has saved millions of dollars, which should rivet the attention of many of the people there, in times when city and state budgets have been pushed to the edge. Though he is called “tough”, his biggest emphasis over the years has always been economy.
Oddly enough, his “tent city jails” are decidedly legal in *international* law, as *not* being cruel and unusual punishment in any way. This is because they are very similar to “military field conditions”, which all the major powers have insisted *not* be classified as inhumane, for obvious reasons.
And they are the gift that keeps on giving. Costing less than a tenth the cost of “brick” prisons, overcrowding, and all its problems, is no problem. Just put up another tent.
Maintenance is a breeze, and much cheaper as well.
I hope those people take notes.