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Thank goodness for law enforcement X-ray devices, which stopped the delivery of a suspicious and potentially lethal package Thursday.

Flagstaff, Arizona, police intercepted the package whose intended recipient was Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Evidently not everyone’s a fan of Sheriff Joe’s no-nonsense, tough on crime, law enforcement style.

According to CBS News:

Initial reports indicated that the package was a box that may have been damaged in transit and leaked gunpowder, said Tom Mangan, a spokesman in Phoenix for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Following the killing of a West Virginia sheriff last week, Arpaio said elected law enforcement officials across the nation seem to be targeted.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has implemented controversial, but effective, jail plans over the years, such as “Pedal for TV Privileges,” where inmates ride a stationary bike to power the TV:

This clever idea came about when Arpaio realized half of the inmate population at the Tent City Jail in Phoenix, Ariz. is overweight and needed some exercise.

The sheriff’s staff customized a stationary bike so that when inmates pedal it, it generates 12 volts of electricity – enough to run a 19-inch TV. An hour of pedaling equals about an hour of TV time.

The sheriff’s staff customized a stationary bike so that when inmates pedal it, it generates 12 volts of electricity – enough to run a 19-inch TV. An hour of pedaling equals about an hour of TV time.

In a press release Arpaio said the TV will give them a reason to exercise and a way to “burn up to 500 calories an hour.” The inmates will have to sign a contract that says only those who agree to pedal will have access to the inmate-powered TV.

The Sheriff is also famous for making prisoners wear pink underwear and pink handcuffs, as written in Time Magazine:

Arpaio, who gained national attention for housing his inmates in tents when jails reached capacity and forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear.

Well, someone thinks Sheriff Joe is just too doggone mean to those poor, misunderstood inmates, and tried to send a very loud and deadly message.

As for me, I will continue to applaud another of America’s patriotic and innovative Sheriffs! You go Joe!

 

 

 


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