In my local newspaper (I live in AZ, FYI), the opinions page was always filled with how Joe was being a total rascist jerk. One of the raids a couple of months ago was on a library, with something like 20 or so armed policemen. I'm not talking like sidearms and tasers. I mean shotguns and the like. I think he has gone overboard.
However, most of that has been overshadowed by the masses of people who think that the new speed cameras are evil and are against the law.
@ Astor: Tent City (its what we locals call it, ask Shem) has been around for about 15-16 years, it's just that Joe has been filling it up faster. It is just an extentsion of The local county jail.