Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Arpaio: 38 Arizona inmates who defaced flag to eat only bread, water
Posted on 01/24/2014 6:29:17 AM PST by Innovative
A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells.
The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio.
For their alleged unpatriotic acts, the sheriff said Thursday, they'll survive on bread and water for seven days.
"These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells," Arpaio said. "Tearing them, writing on them, stepping on them, throwing them in the toilet, trash or wherever they feel. It's a disgrace ... this is government property that they are destroying, and we will take action against those who act this way."
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Sheriff Arpaio for president!
Too bad that isn't realistic, but that's what we need, a tough Sheriff to get this country in order.
Good. There was a time when even the worst of prison inmates still loved this country and would have dealt with this sort of thing on their own.
believe it or not ... there was a time in America not that long ago when the vast majority of men here were like Sheriff Joe.
How far we have fallen.
Maybe we can clone the man!
The American flag means absolutely nothing to over half of the humanoids living in this country. The buck is their new flag.
ACLU’s panties knotted up in a wad in 5, 4, 3...
“this is government property that they are destroying”
Am I the only one who thinks it is idiotic? Why spend money on “patriotic” stuff for the damn prisoners?
I thought prisons were supposed to be like vacation resorts.
The ACLU will say that they were only exercising their 1st amendment rights.s
I love Sheriff Joe, but putting an american flag in their cells was just inviting trouble
They could have tied them together and made a rope, for example.
A jail cell should have ONLY what the need to survive, and books to keep them quiet
Because Joe Arpio is an American who still believes in second chances and rehabilitation. In fact, those things make him a better American than most in my opinion.
Es posible que no sean Americanos?
Arapaio for President!
“Because Joe Arpio is an American who still believes in second chances and rehabilitation.”
Great.Second changes and rehabilitation on taxpayers’ money. And we know how that turned out - half of the flags covered in feces.
During WWII when they could not get out to fight they served in other ways even up to being test cases for medical research. Some received pardons for their work. But that was America. This is Obama's Marxist 3rd world.
Prolly half of them are illegals who don’t give a fig about the American flag.
I wish they would hurry up with the “human cloning” thing. We need thousands of Sheriff Joe’s. God Bless him.
Exactly! After seeing what’s happening in the Socialist State of NY, I say it is long past time to push back...
The flags in the cells are decals approx. 3X5 inches. They are not cloth, plastic, etc.
Out of the approx. 8900 prisoners in our jail system, only a very few have ever defaced the flags. And remember, we are constantly getting new prisoners every day.
Many of the prisoners are in fact somewhat patriotic.
Just put the Flag on the ceiling and grease the floors & walls.
Milwaukee County’s Sherriff Clarke is another one.
That makes two!!!
Only 7 days?
This crime deserves bread & water for the rest of their time spent.
Bread and water for the rest of their sentence? You do know that would kill them? A death sentence for trashing a flag is ridiculous.
*Bread and water for the rest of their sentence? You do know that would kill them?*
They used to feed prisoners on bread and water in the old days and it didn’t kill them.
Sheriff Joe Ping
A rope? What would you do with a rope? you ever been to Maricopa county? Its very flat. You don’t need a rope to escape a one story building. Things are spread OUT, not up.
Sounds like you’ve never hunted rattlers. You pump something noxious into their lairs. Something they hate, like gasoline. Then they come crawling out.
Sheriff Joe was just smoking out a few rattlers. Now that they are identified, they are on bread and water. The flag in the cell is about having them self-identify for further communication and intervention.
38 inmates were shot trying to escape!?
38 inmates were shot trying to escape!?
He should out the whole prison population on bread and water for this act by a “few” ...let the population deal with the punishment of the few. If I was put on bread and water because of somebody else’s “act”...I’d find a way to keep that from happening again.
Am I not getting my point across? These are not normal human beings, these are criminals.
What requirement is there for a flag in each room?
I am not anti-flag, or unpatriotic, I am just saying why give criminals an excuse or reason to do more stupid things?
It was unnecessary to their incarceration or “rehabilitation” It invites reaction, unnecessarily.
And I support Sheriff Joe 100%. I love it that he stuck them in tents and made them wear pink.
So, he moved the prisoners outside to a tent city and they were only allowed in the jail building once a week to clean it.
Then he realized more taxpayer money could be saved by not allowing the prisoners coffee and cut hot meals to twice a day (or once?), with lunch being bread and bologna.
He tried to cut their cable, but apparently, Kongress had decided cable tv was a "right" and made it a law......so, the prisoners can watch two channels (something silly).
The prisoners' uniforms are pink; pink jumpsuits, pink socks, pink underwear.
And the prisoners do manual labor. Sheriff Joe's "rehabilitation program," isn't the Disney World version liberals fantasize for prison and my understanding, Sheriff Joe does it on the cheap. - The prisoners are not having a good time.
“Bread and water for the rest of their sentence? You do know that would kill them? A death sentence for trashing a flag is ridiculous.”
So is your reading ability. “ridiculous” that is.
Nah. There are probably a half-dozen FReepers who think putting flags up in the jails is idiotic.
I'm pretty sure it's part of the CNN spell-checker software.
Huh? Are you aware it isn't ordinary bread?
Joe says the water will come from his swamp cooler and it will be chewy.
He is teaching them discipline and consequences.
It’s a tiny little 3x5 decal.
Those who cannot follow directions not to deface the tiny little 3x5 flag decal are given free lessons in consequences and discipline.
That’s a good thing.
It will be interesting to watch the left howl on this one
What’s CNN? I remember something about CNN from the 80’s.
I understand your point. Sometimes, though, it is a good thing to attempt to bring people up out of their squalor than to continue to treat them like that is where they belong. It only works sometimes, but it does work.
I think the reason most people commit crimes is because of arrogance; the laws and rules do not apply to them. Much of society today makes excuses for wrong doing and people get away with committing crimes and breaking rules. When they start experiencing consequences for their actions, they generally change their behavior. Sometimes.
Discovery Channel and Disney Channel, IIRC, and the TV can only be powered if an inmate pedals a bike hooked up to power it.
If I remember correctly, one of the cable channels was the Weather Channel, so they could find out how hot it was going to be when they work outside.
I'd like to see them making pebbles from boulders, using only a sledge hammer. For those convicted of violent crimes, immediate execution.
“They used to feed prisoners on bread and water in the old days and it didnt kill them.”
Where and when?
“So is your reading ability. ridiculous that is.”
Man, I love this guy. He’s great entertainment!!!! Go git em Joe!