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Arpaio seeking votes on ‘mug shot of the day’

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants people to vote for their favorite mugshots.

The Arizona sheriff known for dressing his prisoners in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney is allowing the public to choose the most popular jail booking photos posted on his website.

The top picks so far aren’t unexpected: They’re the most disheveled, unusual looking people among those booked into the downtown Phoenix jail.

The sheriff’s website allows the public to browse through the photos and then vote on their favorites. They’ll then be highlighted on a “mug shot of the day” section.

Arpaio says he hopes the increased web traffic will highlight the work of his employees. He also says more crimes may be uncovered if the public can view the photos of alleged criminals.

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  1. I’ll wait to vote until after Sheriff Joke is indicted, his mug shot will be the runaway winner for all time.

  2. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

  3. This is downright demeaning. Once again Old Joe is exploiting his power for publicity.

  4. this is nothing new. it does not violate the 8th amendment. Amarillo, Tx publishes the name of “johns” that have been arrested. Dont be arrested if you dont want your pic posted. booking pictures are part of public record.

  5. Alan West……… president

    Herman Cain……. vice-president

    Joe Arpaio …………. attorney General

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