Thursday, January 14, 2010

Say it ain't so, Joe

Joe Arpaio, America's most well-known sheriff, is under investigation.
A U.S. attorney in Arizona is investigating the Maricopa County sheriff, according to Fox News. Arpaio, in the meantime, has been investigating the mayor of Phoenix, the chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, the state attorney general, the country manager and a criminal judge.
Arpai is controversial because he makes prisoners wear pink underwear, feeds them two cheap meals a day, created a female chain gang and houses prisoners in tents. When the criminals complain about being int ents, he tells them soldiers in Iraq live in tents in 120 degree heat and they haven't committed any crimes. Naturally, he has been re-elected to office for the past 18 years by huge margins.
But people who favor coddling criminals -- such as Amnesty International, the ACLU and the New York Times -- don't much like Arpaio. They claim he is cruel.
There is some evidence to support that claim. Arpaio only allows prisoners to watch two channels -- Disney and CSpan.
If watching CSpan isn't harsh punishment, what is?

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