received an email that said SHERIFF
JOE IS AT IT AGAIN! We don’t know who sent it but
a quick call to the sheriff's office verified most of
what it said.
Maricopa County was spending approximately $18 million dollars
a year on rounding up, housing and/or destroying stray cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to
take the department over and the County Supervisors said
okay. The animal shelters are now staffed with model prisoners
who look forward to feeding and caring for the strays.
Sheriff Joe has prisoners who are trained experts in animal nutrition
and behavior. They give classes for anyone who'd like to
adopt an animal.
The best part? According to the report, his budget for the entire department is
now under $3 million. The writer said "Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner
from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was
neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and
even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost
(At that time, 2006 or 2007) "The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for
working, but most would work for free, just to be out
of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for
utilities, building maintenance, etc. He
pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted
"The rest of the country
should take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy
some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated
to the county years ago, where inmates can work,
and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and
food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand.
"He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides
meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree
nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a
living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and
plant it later. We have six trees in our yard
from the Prison."
The appreciative Maricopa County family notes "Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote."
But now the sheriff is in trouble with the ACLU
- again. He painted all
his buses and vehicles with a mural that has a special
hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call
and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and
Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so
he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing
immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4
new buses just for hauling folks back to the border.
He's a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.
Maybe there is a reason Joe Arpaio has been reelected as Maricopa Arizona Sheriff
for nearly two decades! Actually,
there might be a whole pile of reasons:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the “Tent City Jail.” He
has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and
charges the inmates for them. He stopped smoking and
porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights,
cut off all but 'G' movies.
He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work
on county and city projects. Then he started Chain
Gangs For Women so he wouldn't get sued for
He took away cable TV until he found out there was A
Federal Court Order that required cable TV for jails so
he hooked up the cable TV again but only let in the
Disney Channel and The Weather Channel.
When asked why the weather channel he replied “So they
will know how hot it’s gonna be while they are working
on my chain gangs.”
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.
When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't
The Ritz/Carlton......If you don't like it, don't come
Snopes for the real reason he stopped hot coffee)
Joe Arpaio makes his prisoners eat
bologna sandwiches. He is not sympathetic to
complaints. He tells inmates: 'It's 120
Degrees in Iraq and our Soldiers are living in tents
too. And they have to wear full battle gear. But they
didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.’
Way To Go, Sheriff!
In 2009, we received word that
Sheriff Joe was under investigation by the new
Department for alleged discrimination. It seems he
arrests illegal immigrants and deports them or turns them
over to ICE. We discovered that Phoenix has the highest kidnapping rate of any
U.S. city and Mexican
risk their lives along with our Border Patrol. The
new Mexican President has been forced to call in
federal troops to deal with gun battles in the streets.
all this going on, Joe Arpaio is investigated for
trying to protect his constituents from the highest
profile criminal element in Texas and Arizona? By
the U.S. Dept. Of Justice? How just is that? If
it weren't an ironic truth, it would be a joke.
Ironically, our government launches yet another investigation which
will tie the Sheriff and his staff up in paperwork and
prevent him from doing the job Arizona citizens depend
on him to do. The DOJ can't ignore complaints but on
the other hand, it should be too busy dishing out JUSTICE
to criminals to have time to harass U.S. Peace Officers.
Update August 2010:
As everyone knows, kidnappings, murders, drug dealing, and
illegal immigration have escalated. Maricopa County
residents and Sheriff Joe are literally
under attack by drug cartels - and the Federal
Government! Arizona's Governor is currently being
sued by the Obama administration for enforcing the
federal law that has been unenforced since the Bush
administration. Votes count, no matter where they
these troubled times,
we received this email which says:
"The story as posted on your website is almost entirely
false and best misleading. Please remove the
posted story as soon as possible.
My next action will be a simple one.. to contact your
advertisers one by one and begin an email campaign.
As a dog owner, a supporter of the local Oregon
Humane Society Animal Shelter I am appalled that
your website would post what amounts to a Electronic
Chain Mail that is (1) Political and(2) false.
Not sure which is worse.. just because someone writes a
fake story to promote their political agenda and bigoted
views includes a fake story about the care of dogs..
doesn’t mean you should post it without verifying the
Be sure to read the entire article.. the update
regarding the section of your posted story is more
than half way down. Do everyone a favor.. and
remove this pleasee
West Linn Oregon
all means, read the Snopes coverage. We have
little regard for their accuracy and political
position but we thank Snopes for verifying all that
Mr. Thompson refutes! If you care to weigh in,
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