Joe Arpaio Scores $93M Building Named for Him? Maybe
Gabor Lorant Architects One possible entrance to Joe's new charnel house...
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Considering the costly string of wrongful deaths that have occurred in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's gulags, it seems fitting that the MCSO's new headquarters, to be located at 5th Avenue and Jackson Street downtown, is being built on the site of an old cemetery, where human remains have been exhumed during the digging.
Indeed, that $93 million MCSO pad atop a burial mound could end up bearing the name of Emperor Joe, assuming Arpaio gets past his Democratic challenger Paul Penzone in November, and assuming the octogenarian tyrant doesn't stroke out before the estimated completion date of August 2013.
Seems the architects at the Phoenix firm of Gabor Lorant have mocked up some images for the county of how the front of the building might look, and a couple of them prominently feature Arpaio's name, along with an official seal or two, and a statue of a riderless horse, a perfect symbol for an agency so lacking in leadership that it's botched hundreds of sex crimes, whose victims include women and children.
Then, there's always the resemblance of a certain sheriff to a particular part of the steed's anatomy.
But I digress.