Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sheriff Joe lets public rate mugshots online

Arizona - He is known for dressing inmates in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney. And now America’s toughest Sheriff has come up with a new initiative to give the public a voice in law enforcement - an online Mugshot of the Day competition.Arizona-based Joe Arpaio, known for his uncompromising stance on crime, is letting the public browse through the mugshots of those arrested each day and then vote for their favorite. The Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff says he hopes the increased Web traffic will highlight the work of his employees. He also says more crimes may be uncovered if the public can view the photos. And while the new scheme may be controversial, it has the overwhelming backing of those using the site, with 4102 out of the 4964 people who have voted so far agreeing with Arpaio.  More

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