Joe Arpaio Plays Simon Cowell in Maricopa County Jail Idol

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Merry Christmas from Maricopa County's corrupt top constable, Joe Arpaio.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will play the role of former American Idol judge Simon Cowell this afternoon as the token prick on a panel of judges rating the talent of up-and-coming singers.

The contestants in this case are criminals, and the winner is more likely to go to prison than to Hollywood.

In a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which is prefaced with "in a move likely to make Ebenezer Scrooge smile," the MCSO announced that this afternoon, the sheriff will be hosting an American-Idol-esque singing contest, at which inmates will sing Christmas carols in a competition where the prize is an edible Christmas dinner.

The MCSO says about 50 pre-trial inmates, with alleged crimes ranging from DUI to murder, signed up to compete to win a "real" Christmas dinner, complete with off-the-bone turkey, real mashed potatoes, and Christmas cookies -- a treat not usually served in Joe's "tough but humane" jails.

The typical Christmas dinner in Joe's jails "vaguely resembles an average Christmas meal," but is made with donated food.

Joe could "donate" a turd, put it on a plate, and it would probably still be better than his "loaf."

Of the 50, 10 finalists were selected by jail staff. They will perform for three judges, including Arpaio, Santa, and "Elfis, the singing detention officer."

The contest will be held at the Fouth Avenue Jail this afternoon. Arpaio plans to videotape the show and play it for the entire inmate population on Christmas Day. (Ahem) That should do wonders for the competing inmates' street cred.
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Chicken' Huntin'
Chicken' Huntin'

First he forces them to wear pink underwear, then he spies on them sleeping in their pink underwear, now he is watching them sing in their pink underwear...what's wrong with this picture? He is only getting away with his perversion because the inmates aren't kids.

Ivory
Ivory

The best part of this article was when you wrote Joe's turd could pass for one of his loaf's. Hahahahahaah. Joe's Turd. Hahahhahhaa

wherewasi
wherewasi

This was an easy stretch for our idiot Shurf. Playing the part of an asshole comes naturally to him!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

It seems that a fate worse than death is happening to Arpaio. I think he is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Bill1150
Bill1150

Mikey, I don't know where you get your stats, but you are wrong! The truth is that about 95% of them have been convicted of a crime. The jail is not filled with school teachers who have jay walked or failed to pay a parking ticket. It is filled with people who have long rap sheets. Most first time criminals are released without bond. The ones in jail are the ones that our judges feel are a threat to our society. I doubt that there are many people serving time for failing to pay a speeding fine. Most people in jail failing to pay are parents for child support. I guess you would just release the 70% waiting for trial and hope for the best. After all they are innocent.

MyName
MyName

Since you don't like the presumption of innocence contained in the US Constitution -- the very same constitution literally hundreds of thousands of brave soldiers have dies to protect - how about you go live somewhere else, Bill1150? You don't like America, leave, there are plenty of brave hard working people who respect the Constitution waiting to take your place.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Yes, Bill, the 70 percent awaiting trial are innocent. You may have read somewhere, or perhaps were told by your fifth grade teacher shortly before you dropped out, that all in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Itś true. Those who have not been convicted in a court of law in this country are presumed innocent.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

What a douchebag, that's pretty much all I have to say on this one.

KC
KC

Rather than pander to the press, while making "presumed innocent" pre-trial inmates sing for their supper, Arpaio should spend the afternoon serving a few of the thousands of felony warrants his office has ignored this year.

In other words: do your job, and then you can play make believe.

Coz
Coz

Arpaio's been playing make believe Sheriff since he's been in office, the only thing real is the corruption he represents.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I looked at my daily "Arpaio" search to see what is happening in this continuing soap opera. I about fell over when the title of this blog linked Simon Cowell with Arpaio. I had a fleeting vision of Arpaio in a tight t-shirt. So much for sleeping tonight.

Georgia
Georgia

I love this guy. He is truly awesome. I'm sorry but if you committed a crime and was caught and put into this man's jail then you deserve everything you get. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Georgia, 70% of the inmates in this man's jail have not been convicted of a crime or are serving time to pay off a fine for a major violation. Do you understand that "not convicted" means innocent in this country? As for the people serving time on a fine, you think that if you can't pay a fine for something like speeding and they sentence you to serve time, you should be subjected to potential rapes, beatings, spoiled food, etc? Seriously?

Maybe you don't understand this, but as soon as you get convicted of a serious crime, you end up in PRISON. Prison is NOT the same as County Jail. This is just supposed to be temporary housing, period. This means that truly innocent people are 'doing the time', to paraphrase you.

There's nothing "awesome" about Joe. he doesn't care about the law, he cares about getting elected, and getting his narcissistic ass on TV, that's it. If he cared about the law, he'd be serving outstanding felony warrants, rather than trying to start up reality TV shows.

Stop and think through life before you jump off the cliff with the bunch of nativist lemmings who are lining up for an opportunity to perform fellatio on Joe. Open your eyes, you'll be amazed at what you see.

Coz
Coz

Bozo Joe Arpaio is still a loser, no matter how much he trys to deflect what's going on investigation wise into his and MCSO's corruption.

steamsynthetic
steamsynthetic

God what a dipshit. While I have no love for the inmates, one way or another this is costing us money. We spend our tax money on inmates, and now Joe is profiting from it. His job and institution should be non-profit. All proceeds from the making of this should be given back to the state for housing costs for these inmates. I previously stated that if you took 10% of all reality shows profits, you could pay for a vast percentage of Americans to at least attend community college for free.

http://www.americaisretarded.c... Its not a hate site, its just one example.

Barry Graham
Barry Graham

Did the press release spell "Ebenezer" wrong?

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