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Joe's Law: America's Toughest Sheriff Takes on Illegal Immigration, Drugs and Everything Else That Threatens America Hardcover – May 29, 2008

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Outspoken, no-nonsense, and eminently fascinating, Joseph M. Arpaio captured the public’s imagination from his first day as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in 1992. He has become an icon, not only in his own state, but all over the world. For 15 years, he has maintained an unprecedented 80% approval rating. Famous for his “get smart and get tough” approach to jails, “Sheriff Joe,” as he is universally known, conceived The Tent City Jail where he houses his inmates in surplus army tents left over from the Korean War. Known as the “Alcatraz of Arizona,” the jail features chain gangs and stringent discipline. By eliminating all comforts for his inmates, he has managed to shave $500,000 annually from the cost of keeping prisoners. But he also offers a wide range of educational and therapeutic courses for inmates. To his ardent followers, he is a hero for both his toughness on crime and his sense of humanity. While his opponents decry him for his iron-fisted approach, no one can deny that Sheriff Joe is one of the country’s most respected elected officials.

Joe’s Law is an uncensored look by “America’s Toughest Sheriff” at some of the most important and difficult issues facing America today. As the first law enforcement official in the country to arrest illegal immigrants, Arpaio tackles illegal immigration head on—how it intertwines with drug trafficking, taxes, and crime, and how it impacts healthcare and education as well. Arpaio offers innovative and fair ways to solve this dilemma and many others, not only in his own state but throughout the country. Compelling and courageous, this is a candid take on some of America’s most pressing social problems, and one man’s revolutionary vision for eliminating them.

About the Author

Joe Arpaio (Phoenix, AZ) was a federal drug enforcement agent for almost 30 years, rising to the top ranks of U.S. law enforcement. He has appeared on nearly every influential television program across the country from 60 Minutes to Bill O’Reilly.

Len sherman (Scottsdale, AZ) has worked in politics, the media, and entertainment. He is the author of The Good, The Bad and the Famous , and the novel Jungle Law.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM; First Edition edition (May 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814401996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814401996
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sheriff Joe is a great example of how ALL our elected officials should act an conduct themselves. Joe stands up for what is right an makes sure the law remain th law. Excellent read for everyone!
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By bks1604 on September 5, 2012
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It was an interesting book and explained a lot on why the sheriff is passionate about immigration and drugs. Not a bad read
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By Mark on August 4, 2013
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One that should be required reading in High School or College. More of America needs to read it. Highly Recommend if you really want to understand some of the issues in America
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Joe is a true patriot ; a working life dedicated to effective law enforcement and will never be compromised. No one tha is not intimately knowedgeable of Joe will ever know how hard he has worked throughout his life in the law enforcement profession. What an outstanding public servant, and true American
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You just can't help but to love the man and his way of doing things. I think this is a must for everyone!
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Great book and especially meaningful being we met him at a meeting and had pictures taken with him. He tells it like it is.
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the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division opened an inquiry into the Sheriff's Department in relation to alleged racism and abuse of power, as well as refusing to cooperate with a federal Justice Department investigation.[3]

On December 15, 2011 the Justice Department released its finding that the Sheriff's department repeatedly arrested Latinos illegally, abused them in the county jails and failed to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults. The Department of Homeland Security, reacting to the Justice Department report, revoked Maricopa County jail officers' authority to detain people on immigration charges.[4] The Justice Department report found that the Sheriff's office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a "systematic disregard" for the Constitution.[5] The Department's racial profiling expert found the sheriff's office to be the most egregious case of profiling ever seen in the U.S
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Joe's Law is a great read. It will take you though what the Toughest Sheriff has been through and a great background on him and why he does what he is doing.
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