Sheriff Joe Arpaio

American Thinker had the honor of talking with a man who is a law enforcement legend in his own time:  Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona, the fourth most populous county in the nation.The Sheriff is in the Christmas Spirit.  In the week leading up to the holiday, he will be piping in "religious songs" for tent city jail inmates to enjoy.  Once self-proclaimed "Americas Toughest Sheriff," Arpaio now wants to be called the "Toughest Sheriff in the World." With 3,000 international media profiles done on the Maricopa County Sherriff, who can argue with that?  And, he has a kindness of sorts within in his toughness. This year's Christmas dinner in tent city will cost taxpayers only 3 cents per meal.  Compare that to the usual cost of 35 cents per meal and you'll agree there's a little ho-ho-ho in this jolly old man.Arpaio has been in his current job for 14 years.  He says the recidivism rate for his...(Read Full Article)

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