Joe Arpaio's Posse People Starting Armed School Patrols; Which Schools Yet Unknown

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Attention parents: Someone with a gun, who is not a police officer, may be patrolling your child's school.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's program to put armed members of his posse on patrol of Valley schools started today, according to one of Arpaio's spokesmen.

In response to the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school massacre, Arpaio's dispatching his volunteer deputies to schools on unincorporated county land, and although it's already under way, the whole plan will be implemented by Wednesday.

See also:
-Sheriff Arpaio Plans to Put Armed Posse Members in Schools

It's been said that around 50 schools will have the armed posse-men patrolling around, although we couldn't tell you which schools those are.

While we're guessing that parents may want to know that someone with a gun, --who's volunteering for Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- is rolling around their child's school, MCSO says we'll have to wait, after New Times requested a list of the schools.

MCSO spokesman Chris Hegstrom says all the information will be available on Wednesday, although the "program" began today.

We're assuming this will be released at an Arpaio press conference on Wednesday.

Until then, if you see some geezer making laps around your kid's school -- perhaps some geezer with a criminal record -- then that might be a posse member.



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cmiller2900
cmiller2900

Guess they miss the revenue from arresting people for simple pot possession. You old folks never change!

Jonah Becenti
Jonah Becenti

Hey hey hey....lets leave marijuana out of this

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

I guess I don't get it! Put a bunch of old, slow, shakey, senile retired men and women to protect our children? WTF? Will Joe Joe text or call them when it's time to wake up from their nap or are these all the people he let go from all the KID CRIMES IN EL MIRAGE? Are they seeking more victims? I just don't get how they can help if they can't be on school grounds. If I'm not mistaken I believe the mass shooter all concealed their weapons until on campus.................Fuck it, the Posse will be here in 15 mins, just look for the motorcaid of GOLF CARTS :)

Kyle Hague
Kyle Hague

its just a stupid culture of fear... a psycho flaps his wings in Connecticut and we get rednecks with guns patrolling around our schools in Arizona.

j.peterson31
j.peterson31

i would worry more about a "posse" member being in my school with a gun.  What a shame.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

And that goes for the rest of you coffee shop professors on this thread! Not ONE of you has offered up an alternative idea. You just sit back slinging commentary on things other people are ACTUALLY trying to deal with. You guys are like the Rush Limbaugh of New Times. All mouth, nooooo ideas! What is YOUR solution? What do you guys suggest we do? And your idea needs to start NOW. It cant wait 3 years and it cant be "Put a cop in every school". That is a 1 week solution at best. They sorta have the rest of the state to look after also and we dont just happen to have 300 spare cops layin around to be in schools 8 hours a day. Plus you guys wouldnt wanna pay the tab for it anyway. So please, ANY of you offer up a better solution or stfu??

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Hey Kyle, there are bad apples EVERYWHERE and they are pretty good at manipulating their way into things they want to get into. (I offer as proof, almost every writer New Times employs haha) I know you might think, well gee i dont 1 of those bad apples near my kids schools. Here is a hard fact to swallow. Right now, your kids schools are patrolled more often by pedophiles than by police. More random people drive near your kids school with guns than do police. Right now, NOBODY is actively standing gaurd over your kid when they are at a school. Right now, at THIS moment in time, im willing to roll the dice with Posse members who HAVE been screened and HAVE been trained to stand watch. Consider this, 300 MILLION guns out there...most owned by people with little to no experience or training. Do YOU know who owns them? Do YOU know if they are of sound mind? Do YOU know if they are just 1 more bad thing happening away fron snapping? NO??? Well neither do the rest of us. Offer a better solution that can start tomorrow morning, or shut your effing pie hole! Im all ears???

Kyle Hague
Kyle Hague

ummm... but how are they going to know to rush into the school until the shooting actually starts? These things aren't exactly announced. They won't even be on school grounds until after the reports start coming in at the MSCO. Its stupid and ineffective. Of course, why should I care? They'll only be around the predominately white schools. I won't have to worry about them in my neighborhood.

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

why dont you hippies put your biased opinion aside for once and realize that this is a waaay better option than giving a teacher a gun or just hoping that a "no guns allowed" sign will deter a possible mass shooter. at least someone is willing to take the time out of their day to make sure a school shooting doesnt happen in maricopa county. i dont see your fat pussy asses volunteering to keep schools safe.

Kyle Hague
Kyle Hague

remember when J.T. Ready was in one of Joe's posse's... and then he murdered his girlfriend, her family, and then killed himself? Great idea... fantastic.

ninja.robot.d
ninja.robot.d

mass murders, and attempted mass murders.... are committed by lunatics from ... the left?


NO.  "lunatics" from the right.



so... essentially, this evil sheriff who stays in office, is arming one, or many, of the next mass murderers... and will, of course, claim no responsibility when this all goes horribly wrong.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

To me, option "A" is an Armed Police Officer with special training in dealing with mass shooter incidents in every public school! However, the same people bitching about the Posse right now would also vote NO to raising our taxes to pay for such a thing. Lets just call our armed Posse members patrolling AROUND our schools option "B". As far as I can tell, option "B" is our best option right now!

vigvamvoo
vigvamvoo

lol, Joe Arpaio is such a douche! I cant wait for the day his corruption is blown wide open!


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Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Some of you are forgetting some simple facts. Some info about the Posse members they are talking about. 1. They are trained in firearms. (moreso than most of us) 2. They HAVE been through background checks. ( in spite of what New Times wants you to believe). 3. They practice accuracy and tactics regularly along side officers. 4. They are going to be doing NOTHING you or I couldnt legally do ourselves right now under current law. 5. Remember that thing....the 2nd Amendment everyone keeps talking about. Anyone remember the 1st words of it? Anyone? Anyone at all? Let me help. It says "A well regulated malitia...".......Im waiting for that to sink in...... Guess what, they are probably 1 of the most well regulated malitias in the ENTIRE country! They were born out of a friggin police agency (Among the largest in the country btw) and are DIRECTLY overseen by them! I trust THAT scenario FAR more than your average run of the mill, 20 Rednecks waving a confederate flag from their beer can strewn compound in the woods saying they are red blooded "Mercans"!

Benjamin Meyer
Benjamin Meyer

I like the idea of him doing something that would be considered positive, write it down as a first. No way I agree w idea tho..

Peter Fullmer
Peter Fullmer

Trained law enforcement officials, absolutely. But not the senior citizen volunteers.

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Why aren't the school district officials speaking up about this? I thought they said they did not want the Flaccid Failure's "Posse" thugs on school grounds, as it will interfere with daily school routines.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Dear New Times, As usual your reporting is shaky at best. Outright intentional misleading lies at its worst. For starters the pic leading the article is rediculous. Also, the question you posed on fb to draw people to your garbage is incorrect. Sheriff Joe was quite clear. They will NOT be on school grounds. Try a lil fact checking every now and then...just for kicks. Its what others in the newspaper game call "fair and honest reporting". Dont worry, i wont hold my breath. Your article also says you have no idea which schools. Maybe if you pulled your face away from your bong for more than a cheeto run to the 7/11 you'd know other media outlets..dare I say REAL media outlets have not only given a list of which districts but have named many many of the schools involved. I have an idea. How bout you name a better solution that can be done RIGHT NOW. And by right now I mean by tuesday morning when those of us who actually care about our children have to leave them at a school! Again, I wont hold my breath waiting for your solution!

Kyle Hague
Kyle Hague

looks like Scott Miranda read the headline and looked at the picture... Try reading the article.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Mary Doe: Please share what you know! Otherwise you are just rambling crap like everyone else!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

These clowns were barely qualified to help people find their cars in a mall parking lot just last month.

I saw on another website news story that the County (we the taxpayers), pays for the insurance for these clowns, so WHEN they mix up their cell phone for their guns and shoot a kid, we pay for it.

Shannon Earl
Shannon Earl

Anyone trusted by Joe Arpaio should NOT be trusted with a firearm, & especially not around children.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

What did we do wrong to deserve this? Oh! Wait! We allowed the clown to be reelected. If by 'research' our pro-arpaio brainiacs mean 'checking other news outlets,; then 'research' doesn't make it better. Yes, there absolutely are multiple posse-bipeds with criminal records and you are to be elated that they 'petitioned to have their records expunged.' They are only targeting unicrorporated areas, they are only strolling outside, and the taxpayers will pay for any 'if's.

Scott Miranda
Scott Miranda

do you really think the sheriff's posse is made up of 90 year old ladies with silencers and criminal records? bitch please. Leave it to the new times to distort the facts

vinesa
vinesa

See a person with a gun not in a real uniform at a school call the real policy quick.

Anthony Gallese
Anthony Gallese

Sorry but if you read the New Times for "news" you are a complete idiot. They only thing it's good for is finding out what bands are playing this weekend, and of course advertisements for DUI lawyers and medical marijuana locations if you're into that sort of thing

comrade
comrade

"Right now, your kids schools are patrolled more often by pedophiles than police. More random people drive near your kids school with guns than do police"."DoYou know if They are of sound mind? Do You know if they are just 1 more bad thing happening away from snapping? "

Seems to me that You are referring to the Shurf's "Posse members". Since they begun patrolling schools today.  About, "have been screened and have been trained to stand watch", I doubt it after watching the video of how well they are trained. Wake up!!!! and shut your effing pie hole!!!!.

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

No shit Kyle, i have been looking for the motorcaid of golf carts coming in from the WEST SIDE, SUN CITY that is..lol

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

You obviously can't see unless you are looking at a photo of Joe or a few Slideshows from the Florida Newtimes, but Joe is the only FAT ASS PUSSY i've seen on newtimes, sorry to disappoint...furthermore, would you REALLY want a bunch of FAT PUSSY ASSES volunteering? I think they would be just as ineffective as a bunch of old, senile shakey old hags from SC, but it would be cool to see a FAT PUSSY ASS race any member of the POSSE including that 80 year old Sherrif. School will be letting out and they would be on their golf carts SLEEP

cassityg32
cassityg32

@Avery Marx not even close idiot

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Avery Marx news flash to dumb ass...THESE ARENT COPS, they are armed felons in some cases..you want that at schools?? shit, what crack are you smoking

j.peterson31
j.peterson31

well a fat pussy like you should know.  There are better ways to handle things and inexpirenced posse member could do more harm that good. A fat pussy like you would know if you had any sense. Go back to Oklahoma loser and go eat possum

cassityg32
cassityg32

@Gary Waterman possible armed felons "guarding" our kids?? No I don't think so

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

but they are old as history, can't half see or hear probably. They can't be on school grounds, so WTF. Sorry but if anyone wanted to do anything, i don't believe it would be too difficult to wait for the Golf cart to cirlce the block and make your grand entry, sorry, just don't see the Posse as the answer. for the most part, SOME SHIT IS JUST UNPREVENTABLE. VERY VERY UNFORTUNATE IT HAS OCCURED MORE OFTEN, BUT REALLY difficult to combat in my opinion. If a crazy MF wants to get a gun and start shooting, unfortunately chances are pretty good he will be shooting before anyone can even shoot him, sucks, but how I see it

cassityg32
cassityg32

@Gary Waterman they have been through checks, yes but Joe dismisses various questionable things that pop up in their history checks so what good does that do?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Gary Waterman wrong, wrong, and wrong. They are NOT trained..they are NOT background checked. and they sure as shit dont practice tactics...lol these are the same people mainly accused of profiling, mostly due to their lack of training...most are seniors (lol good luck to them trying to chase down a kid...dont break a hip), or felons, or just citizens...know the facts man

cassityg32
cassityg32

@Gary Waterman oh my God if you feel that the reporting is crap (as usual) then WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO READ THE NEW TIMES & COMMENT? So sick of whiners talking about how all these papers are not reporting accurate info yet they have no documented proof to the contrary & they continue to keep coming back to what they believe to be an unreliable source. Give it up

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Gary Waterman i do have a solution..well, my neighbor does..he installs security systems on bases and has a real good idea...im not sharing it just yet though...but it doesnt involve armed guards, and id put his idea up against an armed swat team...(meaning, a swat team wouldnt be able to get in)

comrade
comrade

Gary Waterman, You might be a member of the "Posse". Better yet; You might be the lady on the picture. lol.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Cactusforehead lol actually, thats exactly the type im worried about with the "posse"..they dont qualify these people at all...some are felons, and armed...

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

Hey Scott, go to the photo under the other article here and tell me how old you think they are in the photo being sworn in...saw that hair and thought I was in Flagstaff in the snow

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 surely not a bunch of young fit lads, if not 90 damn sure 85 - 87. They're all Joe's senior and he's 80, so not far from the century mark Mr Miranda.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Scott Miranda no, its a bunch of 85 year old men AND others with criminal records..maybe instead of being more naive than a 5 year old and decided to look for yourself you would know that....moron

cassityg32
cassityg32

@Anthony Gallese u apparently are

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

Would you please explain how you are exempt numbnuts? You obviously have read it to comment and obvioulsy know about what services advertise here, so WTF. You're just a prick, go away if you don't like newtimes

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Anthony Gallese lmao then why are you reading it and commenting dipshit

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

great point Cassity and probably VERY valid. JOE has over looked a WHOLE lot of wrongdoing

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

No shit David, Scott makes it seem like these people are fresh out of the Academy....MY MAN...lol

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