Forget about the settlement approved by the county this week that sends $3.25 million to the family of a woman who died in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio´s jails, the Sheriff is more concerned with bitching about the extra nickel it´s going to cost to feed the inmates tomorrow. The latest press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff´s Office is a bit apologetic in tone, because the cost of the Thanksgiving meal for the inmates this year is five cents more per meal than the crap the inmates eat every other day. The Thanksgiving meal for inmates -- complete with sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and
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Not familiar with this paper but it seems an alternative life-style publication.
I am sorry, but he shouldn´t be making a big deal about a lousy 5 cents extra cost per meal. That is just stupid. He agrees that the inmates should be able to have a Thanksgiving meal, so why is he apologizing for the cost?? So much money is often wasted elsewhere...it just make Arpaio look bad when he makes a big deal over nothing.
The Phoenix New Times is a free, weekly Phoenix, Arizona newspaper, put out every Thursday. It is the founding publication of the New Times Media (now Village Voice Media), but The Village Voice is now the flagship publication of that company.
The paper was founded in 1970 by a group of students at Arizona State University, led by Frank Fiore, Karen Lofgren, Michael Lacey, Bruce Stasium, Nick Stupey, Gayle Pyfrom, Hal Smith, and later, Jim Larkin as a counterculture response to the Kent State shootings in the spring of that year. Gary Brennan played a role in its creation. According to the 20th Anniversary issue of the New Times, published on May 2, 1990, Fiore suggested that the anti-war crowd put out its own paper. The first summer issues were called the Arizona Times and assembled in the staff´s La Crescenta apartments across from ASU. The Arizona Times was renamed the New Times as the first college issue went to press in September 1970.
So, the reporter seems to think jail should be more like Club Med than an incarceration institution for law breakers? If they want a fine T-giving meal, they should do all they can, like most of us, to avoid breaking the law and ending up in jail! Desiring to get fine T-giving meals is not why people go to jail.
As for the crazy that died in jail and family got the 3.5 settlement - Arpaio had nothing what-so-ever to do with that settlement and more than likely, the settlement is not settled- it is in negotiation! They never get what is awarded- the two parties enter negotiation to reach something more practical- (I have seen 6 million settled down to fifty grand!)
If you take the tour of Alcatraz, you find out that the convicts were entitled to food that met Bureau of Prisons standards: nutritious, and attractively presented. Alcatraz housed the worst of the worst. Why should a jail, which holds some prisoners who have not yet even been convicted of a crime, treat its prisoners worse than Alcatraz?
If Thanksgiving dinners only cost 5 cents more than baloney sandwiches,then why not serve them everyday? How much more is a roast beef dinner,10 cents more.
If these people weren´t some variety of criminal they could be on the streets eating what they want. They have no reason to bit*h if they´re lawbreakers.
No more than welfare recipients complaining about a $1.30 a day on food stamps.I check food stamp carts all the time. Most of the time I see 6-8 bottles of soda in there.If they´re buying soda instead of food,that´s their tough luck.Fat laden sausages are another fav of the food stampers.Why isn´t this kind of stuff banned if they´re concerned about obesity?
If there is true justice, these bleeding hearts will be the next victims of those in Joe´s lockup. Tried to use the Phoenix New Times to line the kitty litter box but the cat wouldn´t even go near it. says it all.
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