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Several thousand protest Arpaio's Tent City
Google AP ^ | June 24, 2012

Posted on 06/30/2012 5:20:24 PM PDT by Red Steel

PHOENIX (AP) — Several thousand critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gathered outside "Tent City" Saturday night for a rally calling for the closure of the sheriff's complex of canvas jail tents.

Organizers say conditions at "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.

"We are with you," protesters chanted in both English and Spanish, in hopes that inmates could hear them.

Most protesters held candles and wore yellow T-shirts that read "Standing on the side of love," a slogan of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which was holding its annual convention in Phoenix this weekend.

The rally was the latest effort by the association to promote social justice, association spokesman John Hurley said. The Unitarians organized the rally along with the immigrant rights group Puente Arizona.

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


TOPICS: Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arpaio
Waaaah. Eat your baloney and wear inmate pink. LoL.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I didn’t see a photo at the AP link.

Probably means there were several,
not several thousand.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: Red Steel

Hell I’ve been tempted to put up my tent and sleep out in the yard at night myself.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 5:25:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Steel

If you can’t stand the heat stay on the straight and narrow...


4 posted on 06/30/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Red Steel

“Most protesters held candles and wore yellow T-shirts that read “Standing on the side of love,””

Brother-love can justify anything. Read Rand.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 5:27:47 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: WKTimpco

There were photos at the site ..very SMALL photos...


6 posted on 06/30/2012 5:28:37 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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BTW my guess is 500 or so


7 posted on 06/30/2012 5:30:29 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Red Steel
"gathered outside "Tent City" Saturday night"

It's currently Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 5:32:31 PM PDT by I see my hands (As Islamists perpetrated 9/11 so SCOTUS perpetrated 6/28)
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To: RnMomof7

The anti-social criminals at least have tents and food. Just where do these morons want them to be housed...the Waldorf Astoria? Asshats and moonbats all.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 5:32:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Red Steel

Let’s all chip in and get the Sheriff a bigger tent.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: RnMomof7

You can click on the pic for the larger version..And when you do it makes it obvious that the camera person used some creative method of picture taking to cause blur behind first row of people...or is it just me ;)


11 posted on 06/30/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Red Steel

A couple of questions.

1. How many were Maricopa County citizens?.
2. How many were Arizona citizens?.
3. How many were citizens?

The citizens of Maricopa County have an easy way to solve this. If they don’t like what the Sherrif is doing they can vote for someone else.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 5:41:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Red Steel

Anyone of those inmates would slit the throat of any one of those Arpaio protesters for ten bucks and not think twice about doing it.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 5:46:01 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Red Steel

The thing I find interesting is that most state prisons in the US are not air conditioned.

Given the choice between an unairconditioned metal building or cell or a tent...I think I’d opt for the tent.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Red Steel

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under a new attack from Washington and left-wing billionaire George Soros - furious that Joe has refused to back down in the face of new lawless pro-amnesty actions by the Administration.

Democrat operatives say they are going to “take down” the Sheriff - the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration - by using $10 million pledged by Soros to defeat Arpaio in November.

Please help Joe fight back now.

Here are the details...

https://www.icontribute.us/avfund/initiative/joepac


15 posted on 06/30/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by classified
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To: classified; TheOldLady; WildHighlander57; netmilsmom; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; ...
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under a new attack from Washington and left-wing billionaire George Soros - furious that Joe has refused to back down in the face of new lawless pro-amnesty actions by the Administration.

Democrat operatives say they are going to “take down” the Sheriff - the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration - by using $10 million pledged by Soros to defeat Arpaio in November.

Please help Joe fight back now.

Here are the details...

https://www.icontribute.us/avfund/initiative/joepac

16 posted on 06/30/2012 6:06:38 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Red Steel

And how many rapes occur at Sheriff Joe’s prison. That’s right, none. But the bed-wetting commie hand-holding panzie protesters are ragging on Arpaio. Yeah, that make sense. Maybe they think he needs to raise the quota of inmate prison rapes.

Bloody stinking commie asswipe liberal worthless gutter bum sacks of turd.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 6:15:15 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Red Steel

Astro-scum.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: WKTimpco

All the local news media, used the “expected number” of “several thousand”. They (local msm) couldn’t produce any pics that showed anything near that. All the local tv, print, and radio used the “expected number” figure in their articles the next day. There was a Unitarian Universalist convention in town which “blew up” the “expected turnout”, which I read in a comment on one of the local rags, that it was more like 200 according to police estimates.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Red Steel

Meanwhile, the leftists and Marxist utopians up in Seattle continually erect ‘tent cities’ to house the homeless in suburban areas and around the cities.

The ‘tents’ and living conditions are abysmal. The crime rate soars wherever these tent cities are crammed. And they rotate them through various neighborhoods on a regular basis to skirt the restrictions on this type of a breeding ground for crime and pedophilia.

Did you know that if a sex offender in Seattle declares himself or herself ‘homeless’ that he or she does not have to register themselves as a sex offender? And, regardless of that huge loop hole, many simply use false names. But why shouldn’t they? The background checks are a complete satire of true background checks.

The goal of the leftists in Seattle is to cram poverty into the comfort zone of the middle class. They are usually fairly wealthy themselves, but certainly those who sponsor don’t house the tent cities in their backyards. The synagogue in the suburbs of Bellevue hosted a tent city. They fought tooth and nail and threatened legal action if the municipality didn’t comply. Many of the members of that synagogue are quite wealthy and live on Mercer Island. Of course, tent city is not allowed on Mercer Island. The kicker is that the synagogue used to be a high school (or middle school) and they hosted a town hall to discuss the issue. The town hall was in the huge gymnasium where it was warm and dry and well lighted and where they had real lavatories and water fountains. The tent city that the synagogue hosted was outside under the pine trees where it was muddy and wet and where the ‘tents’ were nothing more than tarps strung together.

But those liberals and socialist Christians that keep shoving the homeless into those muddy pits and into the backyards of hard working, middle-class families go to sleep in their big, expensive houses feeling....ooh, just so gooood about themselves.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Red Steel

Put up some more tents and issue pink under ware to all of the protesters!!!


21 posted on 06/30/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

before 1975 (or there about) they weren’t homeless, they were bums. But homeless sounds more PC. panhandlers, hobo’s (travel the trains) and just plane too lazy to work..


22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:51:34 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Red Steel

It’s 7:00 p.m. and 108 degrees in Phoenix right now. It’s very hot and humid. You can bet these “several thousand” were only outside long enough for their “media” toadies to take a few pictures and then it was back inside for frozen Margaritas.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: RnMomof7

The number issue is how much the money it saves.

As of 2008, the number of incarcerated adults in the United States has reached an all time time, with over 1 in 100 adults (incld. 1 in 9 black men ages 20 to 34) being in jail or prison, costing state governments almost $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion more. Approx 91 percent of incarcerated adults are under state or local jurisdiction. the average per prisoner operating cost in 2005 was $23,876. An estimated 1 in every 15 dollars from state general funds was spent on corrections in fiscal year 2007. Pew’s Center on the States study, http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/One%20in%20100.pdf

More http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/RevealingStatistics.html#13


24 posted on 06/30/2012 7:14:32 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Red Steel

If they don’t like their tents in Arizona, have them trade places with our solders in “rag head world”. I’ll bet those solders would more than happy to make the trade.

By the way...don’t arm the criminals.


25 posted on 06/30/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Red Steel

I was under the mistaken impression that prison was supposed to be a very bad experience in which the criminal corrected his ways so as not to go back there.

Oh, if forgot...that was way back in 1950.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 7:17:24 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Red Steel

hey Joe... check their papers to make sure they’re all in the US legally


27 posted on 06/30/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Red Steel

1. So, if you commit a crime, you live in a tent and wear pink underwear and eat baloney and do work.

2. So, if you didn’t commit a crime you wouldn’t be in there.

I wonder if they can figure out if they do No. 2, they won’t have to do No. 1?

Of course that should be written in Spanish for most to understand the words.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 7:35:01 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: LucyT

Our sheriff is also under attack by Mary Rose Wilcox—the Maricopa county commission who seems to be a walking pile of corruption.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 8:22:43 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I support a tent city for criminals, I just don’t understand why you think no rapes occur there?


30 posted on 06/30/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Red Steel

Instant protest: just add idiots and liberals! (Is that considered a double negative?). Sherriff joe should re-institue the chain gang. Make the inmates turn big rocks into little rocks, clear roadsides with little shovels, and in general make them earn their keep.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: goat granny

And before the mid 1980’s, we didn’t have all the crazies and druggies on the streets, incapable of taking care of themselves. They were in institutions where they were taken care of.

But the ACLU thought that wasn’t right. So they sued and got them released.

Like the rich Seassholes who sleep in gated communities feeling so good about those they allow to sleep in the mud, the ACLU jackassess cozy themselves down at night thinking they’ve done such a gooood deed by turning those incapable of caring for themselves out onto the streets and thereby subjecting the citizenry to their crimes and filth.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Red Steel

My son had a roommate in college who had four or five DUIs and was headed for the tent city. His step-father was a well known lawyer and even he could not get him off. When the kid reported for tent city, they found another MIP that had never been settled and the kid went away to the real jail.

Believe me, the tent city was preferable.

The parents were so well off that they and another friend of his parents’ used to split the cost of a personal driver who used to pick them up every night in a Mercedes to drive them to various bars and back home in time for classes the next morning.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 8:56:20 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Red Steel

"Tent city is a human rights travesty," said Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. "We stand on the side of human rights and hope for tomorrow."

The Unitarian group is wrapping up it's week long conference in Phoenix this Sunday, but not before holding a protest vigil at Tent City on Saturday night.

They believe the outdoor jail run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is unjust and inhuman, and they say it unfairly targets Latinos and African-Americans over whites.

The Sheriff is planning to close down his Valley jails to visitors on Saturday because of the protests, but he has also invited leaders of the protest groups to take a tour of Tent City to see what it's like on the inside.

34 posted on 06/30/2012 9:45:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red Steel

Looks like some Sheriff Joe supporters were there as well.

http://www.azfamily.com/video/featured-videos/Several-thousand-protest-Arpaios-Tent-City-160152175.html


35 posted on 06/30/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: LucyT

Sheriff Joe tells them that if they don’t like it there, don’t come back. It’s very simple but of course liberals always make a simple thing sound difficult.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by azishot
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

You hit the nail on the head......GG


37 posted on 07/01/2012 12:06:21 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Red Steel
I guess I have to agree with the protesters here. I think those tent cities are far too humane and cushy for our prisoners.

I say drop all prisoners off on the 1200-mile ling Aleutian island chain at a mile marker that is proportional to the severity of their crime ... with instructions to walk/swim home.

38 posted on 07/01/2012 1:26:34 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: smokingfrog

Unitarians!!! It was a convention of UNITARIANS! Next step, Atheism.


39 posted on 07/01/2012 3:45:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: smokingfrog

Unitarians!!! It was a convention of UNITARIANS! Next step, Atheism.


40 posted on 07/01/2012 3:45:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: smokingfrog

There is a grass-roots crowd!

Not.

I bet the signs were printed in Chicago at union print shop that Mr. Breitbart once pointed on the Mall.

Wonder how many busses brought them and what they gave them for a night time showing.

These thugs have no shame now.


41 posted on 07/01/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: sten
hey Joe... check their papers to make sure they’re all in the US legally

Last I heard, Hussein wasn't going to answer any calls from Arizona regarding pick up and deport of illegals. They're his voting block, don't cha know.

42 posted on 07/01/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Red Steel

If Soros is out to get you, then you must be doing what is best for America.

Keep the pressure on Sheriff Joe, keep it on!


43 posted on 07/03/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Red Steel

Who paid for the shirts and signs?


44 posted on 07/03/2012 7:32:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Ann Archy
Unitarians!!! It was a convention of UNITARIANS!

Yep. Religion for those who can't be bothered with all that "belief" and "rules" and stuff...

45 posted on 07/03/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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