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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:31 PM

Sheriff Arpaio sending armed posse to protect schools

Source: Azfamily.com

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that he plans to deploy his armed volunteer posse to protect Valley schools from the kind of violence that happened in the Connecticut shooting tragedy. Arpaio believes having armed law officers around schools will deter would-be criminals from trying anything violent and, possibly, stop them if they do.

“I have the authority to mobilize private citizens and fight crime in this county,” Arpaio said."

Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Sheriff-Arpaio-is-sending-posse-to-protect-schools-185012341.html



Holy Crap! State of AZ goes even more nuts today! Sane people are an endangered species in my state, based on the comments under the article! The Posse is made up of volunteers, not certified LEO's. These are not sworn officers, or deputies. There are problems there with liability and such.

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Reply Sheriff Arpaio sending armed posse to protect schools (Original post)
RetroGamer1971 Dec 2012 OP
immoderate Dec 2012 #1
kardonb Dec 2012 #6
modrepub Dec 2012 #2
Skittles Dec 2012 #4
primavera Dec 2012 #20
tblue Dec 2012 #3
RetroGamer1971 Dec 2012 #5
dwigthreeD Dec 2012 #7
underpants Dec 2012 #10
alp227 Dec 2012 #15
oldhippydude Dec 2012 #8
cstanleytech Dec 2012 #9
IDemo Dec 2012 #23
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #11
SwankyXomb Dec 2012 #13
groundloop Dec 2012 #12
sakabatou Dec 2012 #14
Brigid Dec 2012 #16
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #19
freshwest Dec 2012 #17
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #18
primavera Dec 2012 #21
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #22
Archae Dec 2012 #24
lunasun Dec 2012 #25
atreides1 Dec 2012 #26
brewens Dec 2012 #27
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #28
okaawhatever Dec 2012 #31
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #29
PavePusher Dec 2012 #30
Kablooie Dec 2012 #32

Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:36 PM

1. They will also keep pink elephants away!

Sheriff Joe goes for the publicity.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:54 PM

6. Arpayo

just more grandstanding from our nutty sherif .

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. Maybe I'm Strange

but doesn't having an armed guard at every corner sound a lot like North Korea?

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Response to modrepub (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:47 PM

4. I am picturing a slew of George Zimmermans in a school zone

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Response to modrepub (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:45 AM

20. A small price to pay for the right to keep and bear arms

What's a police state compared to the pleasure of owning toys of mass destruction?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:44 PM

3. Stand Yer Ground, here we come! Don't go near a school if you are black or Latino!

And all the people he's giving arms are stable and trained, right? How long before they shoot a person for walking by while being non-white?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:05 PM

7. Thank you

 

Kim Jung Arpaio...what could possibly go wrong?

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Response to dwigthreeD (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:12 PM

10. Welcome to DU - I agree

Arpaio and his kind were a large part of why we won the last election so handily.

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Response to dwigthreeD (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:55 AM

15. Or...Arpaiodinejad, Mugarbeio...?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:07 PM

8. how does a guy that nuts keep getting re-elected ? n/t

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:10 PM

9. Maybe because alot of nuts keep voting for him? nt

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:57 PM

23. Bachmann syndrome

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:17 PM

11. These people are going shoot many innocent folks and maybe kill some., nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:25 PM

13. I put the over/under at 3 days

before one of them goes off the reservation and opens up on some random brown person.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:17 PM

12. If my kids were in school there I would not feel good about this.

Just sending armed 'volunteers' with no formal training into schools is so utterly stupid.

What the hell is it going to take before we come to our senses? Haven't we had enough gun deaths already?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:57 PM

14. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:06 AM

16. I thought I heard this idiot was going to retire.

No such luck, I guess.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:25 AM

19. He's getting to old to wipe his own ass, so hopefully soon.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:18 AM

17. Someone should check Joe's bank account. Probably a nice deposit from the NRA in there this week...

Enacting the model they suggested, to make it all seem just so normal.

They say Obama is making a police state.

Uh, huh, yup, yes-sir-ee, right.


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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:24 AM

18. He plans to look after all the little brown kids.

I hate that fucker.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:07 AM

21. Right, what could possibly go wrong?

And he's already got the concentration camps to put those troublesome potential offenders into.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:00 PM

22. That authority needs to be removed from Arizona law. Too damn broad.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:00 PM

24. Like just about everything else "Sheriff Joe" does...

It'll get him lots of publicity which he craves, but will do diddly squat to stop crimes.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

25. armed volunteer posse

a 'Posse" eh?
...not certified LEO's. These are not sworn officers, or deputies....
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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

26. Right

I believe that the schools are under the control of the state and not the county, which means that the current laws pertaining to weapons are state laws...which means this group of vigilantes can't enter school property because they are not certified LEO's!

Knowing how much land that Maricopa County covers...there better be several thousand members of this "Posse"! And we have the issue of local police forces not connected to Arpaio and his goons...police forces that Arpaio has pissed on during his time as sheriff.

The man is a walking cluster fuck and possibly an embezzler...because to this day no one has ever investigated where all the money he's "saving" the county has gone.


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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:46 PM

27. An armed Insane Clown Posse. Yup. What could go wrong? n/t

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:35 PM

28. He's Sending an Armed Pussy?



Oh, that's POSSE!!!


Never mind.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:12 AM

31. Too Funny. n/t

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:22 AM

29. Kick. n/t

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:10 AM

30. More info, there is training involved...

 

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/28/16215255-arizona-sheriff-orders-armed-posse-to-patrol-schools?lite

Arpaio’s volunteers number about 3,000, with 300 to 400 carrying weapons. They log about 100 hours of training and undergo background checks, just like deputies, according to KPNX.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:30 AM

32. Imbecile.

Whatever the NRA says they do without question.

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