Avant-garde Sheriff Joe Arpaio “goes green”, and he gets no respect


Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County in the area of Phoenix, Arizona has had some good and bad publicity through the years, depending on who was making the observation and commentary…

Whether the assertions of others are true or not, he has been accused of rounding up illegal aliens/undocumented workers and handing them over to federal immigration authorities — although that procedure, it is said, is far from being one of his primary responsibilities…

Also, that he has demeaned the prisoners under his care by making them wear pink prison garb: yes, pink, not white/black stripes — but, if at times one looks at GQ magazine or at other similar ones, pink is a rather stylish color used quite often, so why should anyone be demeaned by the color? Heck, Joe might just simply have a sartorial concern for those under his care…  Additionally, it has been said that Sheriff Joe at times has reduced over crowdedness in county jails by erecting large tents and housing prisoners in them…  He apparently has said that if America’s military men in Iraq or Afghanistan can be housed in tents, wouldn’t such accommodations be good enough for those who have broken laws in Maricopa County?…

Now, Joe is going green!…  Reportedly he plans to set up a system wherein if prisoners want to watch television, one or more of them will have to pedal a bike system/contraption that will generate electricity to run the prisoners’ televisions.  No pedaling, no juice…  No electrical juice, no T.V. programs to watch…  And Joe A is once again getting flak…

Poor ol’ Joe

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  1. Actually the Sheriff is ahead of the trend. I suspect that more and more households will attempt to reduce costs by pedaling to run appliances. It makes economic sense, plus requires no talent to “peddle for electricity.”
    The curious question here is, how did Maricopa County ever find a sheriff candidate with such common sense and intelligence? It has been my experience that ordinary law enforcement candidates do not normally step outside the box, so to speak.

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