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Rally set to protest Arpaio's Tent City
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2012

Posted on 06/23/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by yorkie

More than 1,000 critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are expected to gather Saturday night for a rally to call for the closure of the sheriff's complex of canvas jail tents.

Organizers say conditions in Arpaio's "Tent City" complex are inhumane.

The sheriff has said he doesn't see any problems with housing inmates in tents and often points out that some members of the U.S. military live in tents.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: incarcerated; inmates; maricopacounty

1 posted on 06/23/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

They ought to have the rally at 3 p.m. You know, to sympathize with the inmates...


2 posted on 06/23/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: yorkie

Good. Hopefully they’ll step out of line and get to experience the tents up close and personal.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: yorkie
One of the coordinators of this protest is the Unitarian Universalist Association. No surprise there as they were involved in the founding of the ACLU.
4 posted on 06/23/2012 11:05:14 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: yorkie

While it would probably be nicer if the inmates were housed in buildings, protesting the tents is a ridiculous diversion at this time when the entire USA economy is being shoved down the toilet by the current regime’s anti-business policies... and while our foreign and defense policies, positions are being sold out.
Protesters... why not try to do something about what really matters in this country right now!?


5 posted on 06/23/2012 11:06:04 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: yorkie

Don't do the crime
If ya can't do the time


6 posted on 06/23/2012 11:08:53 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

I have very little sympathy for inmates having to live in tents in the desert. During the first Gulf War I lived in tent city in Oman for 9 months. Although, being Air Force, the tents were air conditioned most of the time.


7 posted on 06/23/2012 11:16:37 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Former Fetus

Years ago the sheriff in New Orleans put up tents for the overflow of prisoners. some people complained but he didn’t back down. He informed them that American troops had to live in tents in worse conditions than they could ever imagine.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 11:19:00 AM PDT by onthegulf
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To: yorkie

I lived in a wall tent just like that one during eight weeks of BCT Ft Gordon GA AUG-SEP 67. And it wasn’t air conditioned either.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: yorkie

Tent City’s most famous occupant Sir Charles Barkley served 3 days for speeding under the influence on his way to getting a hummer from a hooker in his own tent in Tent City while the teeming masses had to share a tent . Seems to me there is an inequality of tent distribution


10 posted on 06/23/2012 11:29:53 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: yorkie

Tent City’s most famous occupant Sir Charles Barkley served 3 days for speeding under the influence on his way to getting a hummer from a hooker in his own tent in Tent City while the teeming masses had to share a tent . Seems to me there is an inequality of tent distribution. LOL


11 posted on 06/23/2012 11:31:23 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: SandRat; yorkie; All

PROTEST Fast & Furious Outside White House
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12 posted on 06/23/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: chuckee

” . . .. getting a hummer from a hooker” ??????

Isn’t that a heavy duty all-terrain military vehicle? Confusing.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 11:42:58 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: yorkie

I predict that 14 people will show up and 3 of those will wind up involuntary guests of Sheriff Arpaio’s hospitality.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 11:44:23 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: yorkie

If any illegals show up at he Rally, they may find themselves on the tent side of the fence. LOL (Aloha Yorkie)


15 posted on 06/23/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Elsiejay

“” . . .. getting a hummer from a hooker” ??????

Isn’t that a heavy duty all-terrain military vehicle? Confusing.”

Hummer has an alternative meaning for the reprobates amongst us. Sir Charles was not on his way to pick up a car from his favorite hooker He was on his way to pick up an oral favor from her. At least that is what he told the cop who asked him why he was speeding.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: yorkie

Most of the inmates have not been convicted of anything, but rather are awaiting trial. So, legally speaking, they have not “done the crime.”


17 posted on 06/23/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: fish hawk

Aloha to you, Fish Hawk! (I’ve missed you!)

The rally is set for tonight (Saturday), and I’m betting it is going to be big - REAL big. (And I hope the protestors like ‘camping out’. LOL!


18 posted on 06/23/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by yorkie
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Hi yorkie!

A rally on Saturday night will draw relatives and friends of the inmates who aren’t out partying.

Poor inmates are there for a reason.


19 posted on 06/23/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave

“HI”, back at’cha, Dave! Yep - it should be a ‘fun’ watch. Maybe Joe will serve appetizers to everyone attending: ‘green bologna roll-ups’. *grin*

Actually, it won’t be fun. These protesters hate Joe Arpaio, and how he forces the incarcerated to live. I pray there won’t be any violence.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

I lived in a tent for 8 months with 5 other GIs in Korea.

I didn’t suffer from it.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: yorkie

Sheriff Joe tells the story that whenever people come and protest, he plays really loud music until they go away. He was speaking of the time Linda Ronstandt spearheaded the protest and he just played her music really loud until everyone left. of course, It’s funnier when he tells it. Lol!


22 posted on 06/23/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: willibeaux

You didn’t spend 8 months in a tent wishing you ‘had not gotten caught’. You proudly slept in a tent, knowing you were serving your country. God-Bless you, sir, and thank you for your service!


23 posted on 06/23/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: ops33

Ops33, Another service member who slept in a tent! Thank you for your service to our country, SIR!


24 posted on 06/23/2012 12:57:05 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: ops33

Know what your talking about.I spent a year living

in sand-bagged bunkers,tents and what we called hooches,

a plywood chicken house as I called it then

I wish there were ten thousand Sheriff Arapios in the USA


25 posted on 06/23/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: onedoug

While in the Army, I slept in a tent in Alaska, and it wasn’t air conditioned either.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 2:28:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ops33

I slept in a tent in winter & in summer in the Army off & on for 20-yrs. Then became a Boy Scout Leader & like the youth slept in a tent in summer & winter for another 20-yrs.


27 posted on 06/23/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Harold Shea

I remember from my tent to the latrine tent was 240 paces one way. More than once I didn’t think I was going to make it!


28 posted on 06/23/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

” During the first Gulf War I lived in tent city in Oman for 9 months.”

Thanks for your service.

When American troops took Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa in 1945, there were no tents, hot meals or breaks for beer. Some of the soldiers and Marines fought for 30 straight days before being relieved - 30 days - night and day - of Banzai attacks, mortar and artillery bombardment and the enemy throwing grenades and hitting you with rifle and machinegun fire from the high ground.

Entire American platoons and companies were wiped out trying to take Sugar Loaf.

It’s one of the least known but also the one of the most brutal battles of WW II.

No criminal should complain about the tents at Sheriff Joe’s easy-living camps.

There’s still a handful of these Marines and soldiers alive from the Okinawa Sugar Loaf battle, and it would be instructive if the inmates were to learn about these men.

Anyway, I’m just re-telling a story that popped into my head.

Semper Fi, FRiend.


29 posted on 06/23/2012 7:27:10 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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