Joe Arpaio's Inmate Coloring Contests: Yay or Nay?

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Who doesn't -- but in jail? As an adult?
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced earlier this week that he will be holding the second inmate coloring contest at his jails in less than 30 days.

This contest's theme: 9/11. The (supposed) prize for the winning inmate: a fast food dinner every day for a week.

If a coloring contest for adults seems a little juvenile, demeaning, and symbolic of the childish way in which Arpaio runs his jails, that's because it is.

However, inmates could be spending their time doing things much worse than coloring.

In addition to the (supposed) grand prize, Arpaio says he will take the winning picture and (have someone who knows how to use a computer) put it on EBay. The proceeds from the sale of the picture will go towards a fund benefiting the victims of 9/11.

Of course, there's always the theory that the media-savvy sheriff realizes the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be getting a lot of ink over the next several days -- and an old media hound like Arpaio's not above attempting to cash in on the anniversary of a national tragedy, and the headlines it will certainly generate.

We want to know what you think about Arpaio's coloring contests: yay or nay?

Cast your vote below.




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Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Ask a Mexican. All Illegal aliens should be allowed to apply for work permits but only while they are outside the United States in their home countries.    

63mlya
63mlya

Is this an early release on an April Fools Day story? I don't think anybody can take this story seriously. Of course we do have a senile old man running the Dept, so anything is possible.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Top prize is a week's worth of dinner at Taco Bell. Losers are forced to eat two weeks worth.

VokNee
VokNee

lol, that pompous hillbilly redneck Arpaio never ceases to amazing me. A real pompous windbag at best, clearly as corrupt as the day is long. total-anonymity.es.tc

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

As usual Joe pulls out another "newsworthy" event (NOT).  In his feeble attempt to get noticed over the tenth anniversary of the tragedy on September 11, 2001 he has made himself look ridiculous (again).  

To dispel any notions that this is real let me remind the average person that crayons are not allowed in the Maricopa County Jails.  The only writing instrument inmates are allowed to use are short little pencils (about 2:" long) which are provided and colored pencils which may be ordered through commissary.  Unless Joe is providing the crayons it cannot be done.  If he does provide the crayons it would probably cost more than whatever his big "E-Bay" sale would bring in.  

Sorry Joe, you gotta' go.  Wait, maybe the Globe will print the winning picture along with Obama's fake birth certificate and Arpaio's fake credentials that is a "real" law enforcement officer.  Now that would be a good issue. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Susan, the MCSO shurf is an elected official and is NOT P.O.S.T. certified as a peace officer in the state of Arizona. Sheriffs, by law, are not required to prove they are capable of being a sworn peace officer, just that they have the ability to be elected. Many of the FIFTEEN county sheriffs in Arizona, however, have been certified peace officers and actually know how to be a law enforcement professional. I have always found it interesting that the MCSO shurf didn't bother to take the certification test. I will guess that he simply couldn't pass it.

Thus, he has no credentials, fake or otherwise, that he is a REAL law enforcement officer.

Just an elected official. Say, like a Justice of the Peace, who doesn't have to be a lawyer. He just pretends to be one.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant" has broken our  (and Barrack Hussien Obwama's) Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

Coz
Coz

Everything Bozo Joe does is about publicity, take away his BS publicity, he's nothing more than a corrupt shitty sheriff that's cost the tax payers millions of dollars.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

On Sunday, September 11th, the MCSO shurf will have been under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for 1,000 days.

I would hope that Mr. Burke would try to make an indictment of this fool he last departing act.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

what is he, 5 years old? We have a 5 year old running the jails and sheriffs department? dumbass!!!!!!!!

Coz
Coz

This is what happens when Senility sets in.

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