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  • Arpaio: Dupnik Should 'Shut Mouth' on Political Agenda in Tragedy

    01/11/2011 7:00:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jan 2011 0 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells Newsmax that, if his fellow Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik were an appointed chief of police instead of an elected official, he would be “fired tomorrow” for comments he’s made about the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others on Saturday. Arpaio also complains that people are using the tragedy “for their own political agenda,” and says officials such as Dupnik should “shut our mouth” about the case. Arpaio, whose county includes most of the Phoenix metropolitan area, has been called “America’s toughest sheriff.” He has limited county inmates to two meals a day, banned...
  • Cons Pretty in Pink Clink (Sheriff Joe Arpaio parades perps in pink, civil-libertarians seethe)

    04/21/2005 6:44:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 46 replies · 10,016+ views
    The Sun [UK] ^ | April 21, 2005 | Unattributed
    Convicts were forced to march to a new top-security jail — wearing just pink underpants and flip-flops to deter escape bids. Prison bosses reckoned the 700 hardmen would be too embarrassed to go on the run in gay-style garb. Muscle-bound, tattooed thugs were linked with pink handcuffs for the two-mile hike. And when they reached the new clink in Phoenix, Arizona, one con had to cut a pink ribbon to open it. Tough Sheriff Joe Arpaio said: “I put them on the street so everybody could see them. They can see this is what happens to people who break the...