Joe Arpaio's "Tough on Crime" Persona Takes a Backseat -- Sheriff Offering Inmates Ice Cream and Frozen Towels Because It's Hot

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes to say he's the "toughest sheriff" in America.

That tough-guy persona apparently includes an ice cream social with the inmates at Tent City, as well as other "cooling items" for the inmates -- because it's hot outside.

Now Arpaio's go-to line about people locked up at Tent City having it way better than American troops in the Middle East sounds believable.

Last year, Arpaio decided to "cool it" on being a tough guy, when he called in a truck full of ice for the inmates over a July weekend that was expected to be as hot as 120 degrees.

It's expected to reach almost 115 degrees this weekend, according to the Sheriff's Office -- 113, according to the Weather Channel -- as Arpaio will start handing out ice, ice cream, and frozen pink towels this afternoon.

Arpaio has a history of handing out ice cream that expired more than a year before, so that could be about as "tough" as he gets, especially since there's already a large, air-conditioned room at Tent City for the inmates' use.

Last summer, Arpaio said no inmate in the history of the tents has ever had a "serious heat related health issue."


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1jacktaber
1jacktaber

I hate everybody. Especially all you assholes commenting on this article .

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy

there is no air conditioned room in tents, its a swamp cooled room with open doors and about 300 people in it (which defeats the whole idea). and as for the ice cream? that is normally for the guards only. they had to clear out the coolers to deal with the critters (mice and rats) and empty it when the units go bad is the only times that the ice cream is distributed to the inmates. these are selected acts of kindness that are released by MCSO specifically to make them look humane (without giving out all the facts pertaining to them). this is just another last ditch attempt by MCSO to make them look as if they are not violating any rights or treating people inhumanely. i enjoy your articles, BUT, you should have done a little background on this one. please remember, if Joe or MCSO suddenly look humane? whats in it for them, or what are they distracting you from

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

FINE, MAKE FUN OF ARPAIO FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING AND HE WILL SIMPLY CUT EVERYBODY OFF AND GIVE THEM NOTHING. BUT THEN YOU'D COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT!  I HEARD THAT IT'S GONNA BE 115 HERE IN PHOENIX THE REST OF THE WEEK.

Shadow-Wolf
Shadow-Wolf

Trite antics of the Flaccid Failure to divert attention away from the upcoming Dreaded Judge Snow's ruling........

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Please, don't confuse cunning, manipulative and politically astute as being "soft".

The MCSO shurf ONLY does what he thinks will benefit or profit himself. His personality seems to be such that if he does anything FOR anyone he expects double, or more, in return.

 

The MCSO sheriff is mentally ill.

 

IF he has ever done anything good for anyone I doubt it could be remembered.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Arpaio is just trying to cover his ass in the event of another law suit.

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

 @1jacktaber  Don't let the mouse hit you in the ass as you close the screen, and NEVER come back to this site.

 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Okay fine you ungrateful bastards, it won't ever be done again and the inmates can suffer.  And I heard the temperature will continue to be 115 for quite some time.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan ignoring pedophiles molesting kids is not the right thing...using ones office to go after political rivals and judges and trying to fabricate charges against them is far from right (and not only fascist in nature, BUT ILLEGAL!).  But apparently you are ok with it..so, are you a pedophile or a fascist? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy

we are not making fun of him for doing the right thing. we are making fun of him for NOT doing the right thing. over 400 overlooked sexual assaults (mostly against children) would be our case in point. i would much rather hear in the papers that he spent time protecting children  and locking up sexual predators instead of devoting his time trying to let us know he gave away donated ice cream

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @JoeArpaioFan

 Most of us who read the comments here don't need CAPS to be able to read the words. Put on your reading glasses and type in lower case next time. You're just demostrating that you're the type of goober who supports the Flaccid Fool without regard for reality. (I typed that very slowly, hoping you can keep up. If not, have your mom read it to you)

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @SeedyWard It's going to be 115 here in Phoenix for at least another three days.  How about then if he gives the inmates nothing. Would that be covering his ass too.  You fucking ass wipe.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan you can crawl out from under joes desk now, and wipe that crap off your mouth...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy

 @JoeArpaioFan yes we know the temp will be 115 for a while, you include it in almost every single post you put up.  and if you dont post that, then all you do is start swearing and trying to let everybody know what an angry little child sounds like when he needs a nap. you evidently have a 3rd grade education (at the highest level). try to pay attention to what people are saying on this site. your hero Joe Arpaio is costing those of us who are old enough to pay taxes millions of dollars through his publicity seeking actions. his immigration sweeps are only saving 60 jobs at the most. his bungling and mismanagement has cost us hundreds of millions of dollars. the lawsuits we have had to settle against him are also in the hundreds of millions of dollars. those 60 (at the most) jobs he saved are $14,000 a year jobs. that means he saved less than a million in income for U.S. citizens while costing us over a quarter of a billion dollars. maybe we wouldnt pick on your hero if he was actually effective at his job instead of trying anything he can to get on T.V. if you cant see how inept this guy is after overlooking over 400 rapes, and then apologizing to any of the victims "IF there were any?" holy christ have you got problems.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @danzigsdaddy And, as much as I detest illegals, I would rather Joe lock up 400 sexual predators, and allow that number of illegals to continue mowing the lawns

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @Tommy_Collins I think that he may well be JoeArpaioshemmorrhoid.  At least I know he is a pain in the ass!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @Tommy_Collins LoL. I sometimes think I use words that are too big for this guy, so I have to type words of the four letter kind for him to understand.

Dumper
Dumper

 @Tommy_CollinsHis Mom WAS typing for him. His hands were too busy working Joe's tool. Scotty is one of those sad types who will still be on here months after Joe is gone lamenting the loss of his vaunted leader.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @JoeArpaioFan You truly don't get it, do you?  If he gives them nothing when the temps are high, the taxpayers will suffer.  Joe will not lose a minute of sleep. Everything he does right benefits him, not us.  Everything that he does wrong costs us, not him.  I can go slower if you like.

Joe was marginal, at best, during a lackluster career with DEA.  Here though, he can do some real damage.  Tent City should be for convicted people only.  Even then, only in dire emergencies.  This is nothing more than a publicity stunt for this old dipshit, and you buy into it, lock, stock and barrel.

 

Time to go back home, get back on your meds.  You are truly too clueless to be left alone in the big city!

 

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan WHOA 115. That's not that hot. I have survived fine without AC for a long time until last year. However I am one person living in my house, not a bunch of people. The humane thing to do is to make an Air-Conditioned building to house criminals that are convicted.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

by the way, the official count was over 420 cases, and joe hasn't even contested that number.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks  @danzigsdaddy not embelishing anything skippy, thats just the ones out of el mirage. are you gonna tell me next that the 99 million that they even admitted they corrected with "creative bookkeeping" to cover is embelished also? these are facts corroborated by even his own people. these are also facts that he is not even contesting. so you tell me, if you are innocent on something like overlooking over 400 sex assault cases, do you defend yourself or do you make an apology? Joe apologized (halfassed at that) he did not deny it. so if that loudmouthed blowhard isnt denying it or defending against it....how is that an embellishment? this is one pipe dream i just have to hear

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @yourproductsucksI think we can agree that if it's even just one case of sexual assault on a child, it's too many. I'm really surprised that you seem to need to try to defend the shurf. Are you afraid for your job in January?

 

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

 @marshallp1   joearpaiofan is an imbecile, some else is pulling the strings, and judging by his FUGLY bulbous nose, I think he may be related to the flaccid failure.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy

 @bob_lablaw96 i agree, i'm not too keen on the illegals situation either, but you are right, i would rather have an illegal mowing my lawn instead of having to take my mother , sister or daughter to rape counceling

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @bob_lablaw96

 Good point, Bob. He is at the very least a fissure.. and in any case could be annoying if not treated correctly.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @ptcgaz

 It really helps to type slowly and try to keep to single syllable terms. Otherwise he/she has to stay awake trying to discern what is being said. Don't be too hard on him/her. He/she is simply offering opinion.... which mostly contrasts with what we deem to be logical.

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

 @JoeArpaioFan  What for? so you can go and suck his cock like you suck on the Flaccid Fool's weasel dick?  better watch out, you don't want "Dime Bag Joe" to get jealous, I hear he is a vindictive old fart, he might just bring you up on false charges, or send his Clown Posse to investigate if your Birth Certificate is actually real.

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan why what would you do? everyone knows where I live, at least the town anyways. 

 

 

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @Tommy_Collins The saddest part is that he seems to believe all of his stuff!  That borders on being a waterhead.

 

Joke should have been institutionalized long ago.  He has made it tough on his deputies, as they have to face a public that only knows that they are from Joe.  A lot of good cops have probably left that agency in order to protect what could be a good career.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan LMAO you can go fuck yourself. BTW is it my imagination or is your CAPSLOCK key stuck?

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @Dumper

 Ah yes... the visual of him working the flaccid tool.... hmmmm... somehow I wish you hadn't mentioned that...

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @wherewasiImagine how desperate one must be if (s)he has to stoop to the level of posting here anonymously hoping to get in the good graces of the MCSO Goon for a promotion. Of course it may simply be a member of his command staff trying to save his spot for retirement. Let's NOT forget there are a VERY large number of really good people working @ MCSO and just waiting for the new sheriff in January.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @bob_lablaw96  @JoeArpaioFan JoeArpaioFan is just a troll looking to stir the pot.  No one can be as stupid as he appears to be.  It's probably one of the MCSO rank and file brown boys looking for a promotion...

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

 @bob_lablaw96  @JoeArpaioFan

 Sheriff Joke arPAYASO career at the DEA was less then lackluster, HIS own DEA coworkers nicknamed him "Dime Bag Joe" for his enthusiastic desire to bust low level street vendors for "dime Bags" and blowing investigations by spooking the big fish other Agents were on to, in his quest to be the first to "get" the arrest, he would piss off his coworkers, blow months of investigations, and the street punk he arrested was back out the next day, my sources tell me the day he left, they celebrated.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy

 @bob_lablaw96 dead on the money with that. sadly people like joearpaiofan cant see the obvious problems with that jack asses little pleas for attention like you do

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