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Would you also support him if he said that he was going to start harassing blacks every time a crime is committed because the blacks make up a good portion of the prison population?
Read your first sentence. The fact is that the average person probably couldn't even name the sheriff of their own county, let alone any other counties. Yet Sheriff Joe is known worldwide, and only for the bad things.
reply to post by mwood
Indeed, that's why a federal judge found his jails violating inmates constitutional rights.
Well then, dont get arrested in his county. End of story.
You can get arrested in his county simply for being the wrong race.
It's funny to see how many people in this thread that cries Obama it tearing up the constitution but supports Joe who does nothing more than spit on the constitution. With all the rights he violates and the over 40 million dollars he has cost the county in lawsuits his ass should be in jail living on bread and water.
reply to post by azdaze
I'm not sure... Which decisions and rulings to which situations? I'm not going to agree or disagree without knowing what it was about.
That's really one of the fundamental differences between people these days. One segment looks at what law or authority did wrong or must have done wrong, because...they all do wrong or something, and demands others prove otherwise.
Another segment, which I far more closely identify with, do not assume cops, sheriffs or other authority did wrong or is wrong by sheer nature of what they do for a living.
I've read Arpaio's books and found them very interesting to the background, history and thinking of the man. I happen to agree very strongly with his overall philosophy and really mean he'd be welcome in Southern Missouri in most communities I'd be aware of. That's not a knee jerk thing to say, just to be different. I honestly happen to agree with him, and so does a majority electing him each time ...as he's been serving quite a few consecutive elected terms now.
* For the record... I don't care for his side trips and flights of fancy into things far far outside his Maricopa county jurisdiction. I believe he's made a half way decent Sheriff though and we are all entitled to our opinions.
Prison Conditions (in Venezuela)
13. HRW rightly points out the ongoing problems of overcrowding and organised prisoner violence in prisons, but simply omits to mention anything the government is doing to improve prisoner rights, including letting those who have committed minor offences out during the day time to work or study, internal prison education and productive work programs, assistance on leaving prison, cultural workshops such as video production in prisons, and government meetings with prisoners.
reply to post by buster2010
Buster, what is your stance on immigration enforcement? I'm curious. Do you think the Federal Govt is doing enough? Do you think the States are doing too much? Should we even try to enforce our Immigration policies at all?
The electorate where Sheriff Joe is have elected him numerous times, that should be evidence that they approve of his actions.
Personally I don't think prison should be a even tolerable situation, it should be made to be as bad as possible for those incarcerated. They should totally dread having to serve time, obviously our efforts at rehabilitation haven't worked very well as we keep locking up more and more people. Since 1980 the Prison population has grow from 500,000 to just under 2.5 Million. There is also a corresponding increase in % of the Total American population incarcerated. I don't have the answers for all of this, but making prisons more tolerable for inmates certainly doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
reply to post by violet
Bread and water was not to force people to contemplate their crimes, is was a form of torture. It wasn't about decreased rations,it was a deliberate tool to give prisoners excruciating pain. The digestive tract can't deal with it causing extreme abdominal pain.