Joe Arpaio Rolls Out Female Chain Gang DUI Squad -- Just in Time For MLB All-Star Game

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The eyes of the baseball world will soon be on the Valley when the MLB All-Star Game comes to town next month -- which, of course, means it's time for America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" to smile for the cameras and entertain the out-of-towners with some fruitcake, wild west sheriffin'.

Yee-ha!

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's publicity stunt of choice for All-Star weekend: a female chain gang that probably will make a stop at Chase Field to pick up garbage as the national sporting press tries to cover a baseball game.

We spoke briefly to MCSO Lieutenant Justin Griffin this afternoon. As the former head of Arpaio's chain-gang unit, he says he can't reveal where the chain gang will go because if people knew, they could stash contraband in the area for inmates to retrieve. He says that sort of thing's been a problem in the past.

His boss, however, decided to spill the beans.

Also expected at Chase Field for the July 12 game are protesters of Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.

"If [protesters] can be there, why can't my female chain gang be there as a public service," Arpaio says.

Arpaio's female chain gang has been picking up trash across the Valley since 1996. It's the only female chain gang in the country, which makes it a sideshow that's perfect for sportscasters looking to bring some local flavor (not necessarily good flavor) to a national audience.

In other words, don't be shocked if you're watching the All-Star game on TV and you see some B-roll of Arpaio's gals picking up garbage outside of Chase Field -- which, of course, is the sheriff's goal.

This particular gang is comprised of women convicted of DUI. They will be decked out in the standard striped uniforms. However, they will also be wearing pink T-shirts with messages about DUI.

The sheriff will be updating his Twitter page with daily DUI chain-gang sightings. The first update was this morning. Check it out here.

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TJ Wright
TJ Wright

You know Satan has a huge, spiked, unlubed, dildo waiting for Arpaio.

Saje Williams
Saje Williams

Just another stunt by Arizona's own Friendly Fascist.

ElRonbo
ElRonbo

People who committed a misdemeanor, chained up like animals, and put on public display.  What century is this?  And what country? 

lzs
lzs

 Yesooo, I am proud of my natural black lace wigs, but there is no way that I am ready to spend 3 hours or more of my life through the rigors of making it presentable. My hair is natural all the way (I do relax my front wigsand never have) but there is not much I can do with natural hair shoulder length without looking like a woman parading newly disturbed "Ahiaeke. " I give kudos to thoes who have no qualms to relax their hair extensions or thoes who spend up to 6 hours braiding wigs and keep for months without washing every week.

Tom Allmendinger
Tom Allmendinger

So, at which point did the 8th Amendment stop applying to this douche?

ZeD
ZeD

I'm convinced there is nothing Old Joe would not do to promote his twisted agenda. He's 79 years old, overweight, and has a high-stress job: You gotta make hay, Joey, Reaper's 'a chasin' you down, boy!

Ashlok24
Ashlok24

The inmates where not volunteers. They were forced to do this. If they refused they would receive punishment. Its a joke because the inmates he exploited aren't the real chain gang members in tent city. They were just the inmates with dui or drug charges.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Can't presently unemployed persons be hired to clean up around the ball park?  Why does Arpaio have to use his inmates to displace law-abiding citizens from work?

Mistalee
Mistalee

Nice. Maybe he can get Sybil Danning to do a guest spot, you know, just to complete the whole vaguely sadomasochistic "women in prison" sexploitation thing. 

Not surprised
Not surprised

Voters...pay attention!

This is Arpaio's idea of an important (as evidenced by the press release/twitters) law enforcement function.

He's already sold his soul to get his mug in front of TV cameras, how low will he go?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

It is more important to put money into this than it is to investigate sex crimes against children.  Is this a valid use of Jail Funds?

Not surprised
Not surprised

HaHaHa....Arpaio's Twitter handle...."RealSheriff"....my ass!

At best we have a "MadeForTVFakeSheriff"...what a joeke!

Heidwinkel
Heidwinkel

Holy cow, how can this be going on in 2011? Aarpaio is a maniac. May he burn in hell, or better yet in a tent city in Phoenix Arizona, where the temperature today was 108 degrees and getting hotter. What an idiot.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

" What an idiot."

That, my friend, is probably one of the nicest things that might be said about the Flaccid Fool from MCSO.

The MCSO Sheriff is mentally ill...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

The role of law enforcement at a major sporting event is purely 'order maintenance'. There is NO NEED for the damn chain gang from MCSO or any other agency there.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Exactly!  There is no upside for society in having the chain gang there.  There may be a perceived upside for the Sheriff because cameras may be distracted to cover him.

I can see it now.  The next time Obama or Biden is in town, the chain gang will bust into the meeting room to do the public service of vacuuming.

The largest irony of it all.  Ole saggy scrotum can't even keep track of his top 5 employees or the mission of MCSO, but I have no doubt that he will be on site to keep track of the chain gang, lest a camera is in the vicinity.

 

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

Now THERE'S something that will really help Arizona's tourism industry recover from SB1070. Nothing like showing the world what Arizona's made of than women in chains being watched by guards with shotguns.  Yup, we're a modern society, ain't we?

What a freaking genius!

J Curwen
J Curwen

Maybe if they hire a film crew, the MCSO could make a cheap exploitation soft porn. That might offset the what? $40M in judgements we've shelled out for Joe?

Bnbk
Bnbk

There goes bozo JoKKKe ARRPie hole again.Bozo why don't you go after all the criminals that have outstanding warrants  in Maricopa County instead of degrading these women on the national stage. Shit,I forgot thats a job for real law enforcement not some bigotted media whore.

Native Guns
Native Guns

This gender-bashing circus stunt of his, is to show the world how he mistreats women. It's to show you how backwarded and sexist they(the RepubliKKKoons) are. They are still harboring the old mentality that their women belongs in the kitchen.

Pretty sad really, if you're a "female".

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Yes this is quite sickening. Knowing that there are numerous volunteer groups readily available at hand to help pick up the garbage. Where are all the Women's Rights Groups????

Coz
Coz

Anybody else read through his twitter post ?What a demented old fool Arpaio truly is.....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Yes, I read it.  This is nothing more than an air time opportunity.  Nothing like bringing the jail to the all star game.

Coz
Coz

Arpaio himself should be on the chain gang in pick underwear.

Coz
Coz

That's "in pink underwear"

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