Get Tough on Criminals

I love this story about Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

It offers perhaps my favorite quote ever. When the inmates complained about the lack of coffee, having to wear pink, having to work on chain gangs and perhaps, above all, not being able to smoke, he told them: “This isn’t the Ritz/Carlton. If you don’t like it, don’t come back.”

A close second for favorite quote was when the sheriff was asked about his cable TV choices. Apparently there is a federal court order that requires cable TV for jails. He piped in the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel. Someone asked Sheriff Joe why he chose the Weather Channel, to which he answered: “So they will know how hot it’s gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.”

Sweet.

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