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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.
How can you not like not like a book where the putative author admits he did not write it and he knows you will not read it?Published 6 months ago by Grant
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.Published 15 months ago by Samuel Wagner
So, you thought he was just an odd sheriff with an odd sense of humor? He is tough and dedicated to the law. Find out his qualifications here.Published 16 months ago by Nanny Cubed
New Times is the only paper in AZ that isn't afraid of posting the truth about Joe even after bullying, false arrests/accusations and withholding public info to the point they have... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Kyle B
This was poorly thought out. Full of exageration and even falsehoods. I respect Joe's tough stance against crime. But lets at least respect facts in our debates of all subjects.Published on May 20, 2012 by Sammy C