Thursday, January 14, 2010

America?s Toughest Sheriff Faces New Fight

Arizona - He is Arizona?s most popular politician and arguably America?s toughest sheriff, but today Joe Arpaio faces his biggest challenge: a grand jury investigation that could cost him his office. Arpaio forced inmates to wear pink underwear, claiming the color ?calmed? them. He created the nation?s first female chain gang. He reduced inmate meals from three to two a day, claiming to serve the cheapest prisoner meal in the U.S. at just 15 cents each. Arpaio eliminated coffee, salt and pepper from inmate meals and banned skin magazines from jail cells. Inmates? TV choices: the Disney Channel and C-SPAN. He created a tent city to handle inmate overcrowding. Those who complained about the heat got this from Arpaio. ?It?s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents and they didn?t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.? Arpaio declared war on illegal immigration, by using local deputies to enforce federal immigration crimes. Sweeps and targeted enforcement in Latino communities led to massive arrests but charges of racial profiling---...More

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