QUOTE 1: Monday August 1, 2011 - Canada should bring back the death penalty as a way of capping Edmonton’s climbing homicide rate, says a world-famous sheriff.
“The first thing I would do is execute those who fall under a certain criteria,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio told the Sun.
“You should have the death penalty. I think that would go a long way.”
QUOTE 2: In Edmonton, the homicide rate continues to climb.
There have been 33 killings so far this year, with the latest four recorded in the past week.
Bringing back the death penalty is just the incentive Edmontonians need to stop killing, he said.
“Possibly with the death penalty it might make a difference if people feel they could be executed,” Sheriff Joe said.
“That person could never kill again anyway.”
AUTHOR: Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in the U.S. state of Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, service of warrants, and service of process. Arpaio promotes himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff." He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration.