Joe Arpaio's Posse: The COPS Episode (Kind of)

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As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to dispatch volunteer members of his "posse" to go fiddle-fart around public schools with guns, our colleague Stephen Lemons points out that the posse members sure aren't cops.

However, as is usually the case when the day's news-of-the-dumb comes from Arizona, there's a relevant segment from the Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's School-Patrolling Posse Not POST Certified; I.E., They Ain't Cops
-Joe Arpaio's Posse People Starting Armed School Patrols; Which Schools Yet Unknown

Thanks to the commenter using the handle "WhoKnows," we can now verify the existence of a late '90s Daily Show clip in which Stephen Colbert makes a fake episode of COPS, utilizing members of Arpaio's posse.

Included in the clip: some old geezer having trouble putting on a vest, and also explaining that she's not allowed to turn on the siren in the patrol car, not knowing the radio codes, and getting lost while responding to a call.

Arpaio's posse has a pretty detailed history of goofiness -- lest we forget the "Cold Case Posse" -- but the faux-COPS video is the perfect example of why most of our readers think it's a garbage idea to have posse members around schools, trying to prevent a massacre of children.

Check it out below:



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mtbazhiker
mtbazhiker

How sad it is for a publication to ridicule and make fun of people who give their precious time and efforts for the good of Maricopa County. I have personally known several posse members and they are intelligent, good people who want to help their community. Not all of Sheriff Joe's posse members are older people. Many have previous law enforcement exprience and others bring experience from a variety of careers. Posse members are trained as much as regular law enforcement.New Times is a f'in joke! You guys have had it out for Joe since the freaking 80s!!!! You still have had no effect on him. Losers!!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Seems that JT Ready was also a member of the MCSO Posse.  Isn't he JUST the kind of guy you want protecting your kids?

bobby5527
bobby5527

Here comes Joe again, the old publicity hound. Ineffective at his job and now he intends on protecting the crime ridden community of Anthem. Guess he's too nervous to go near Maryvale or El Mirage. Good luck Anthem as you try to figure which of Joe's men are former convicts.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Come on, that was really Joel Fox in drag wasn't it?

vigvamvoo
vigvamvoo

Arpaio is still a worthless sack of S#!@

www.Anon-Big.tk


PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Who else would support Arpaio but the racist, dumb and senile.

comrade
comrade

WTF, are You fucking serious, is this where the taxpayers money is wasted on?, what happens when they encounter a criminal.? are they going to throw the Old Fart's diapers full of shit at the criminals to stop them? This remains me of one of  South Park episodes, where the seniors driving around, getting lost. This is so fucken hilarious.

It's diturbing how this corrupt POS shurf can allow these people to drive around without having a clue of what they are doing or where they are going. Anything to keep those blue hair people coughing up that money, even puting them in harms way, not to talk about the ones that seems to have a criminal record.

BTW, I wouldn't be surprised if one of them is JAF"s relative

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Screw your colleague Stephen Lemons. I have heard that in about a week you'll be referring to him as your former colleague.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Whenever you see Arpaio speaking in Sun City, he's in the same room and at the same podium shown in the video.  It always makes me remember this piece (and laugh!)

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I wasn't able to watch the video but if I know Joe's geriatric Keystone Kops, any real-life situation would surely result in an unspeakable catastrophe. School boards beware.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@mtbazhiker  even though i go off about Joe all the time and about his people, i will agree with you that there are a few good people in there as well as the bad ones. to the good ones, i thank them for their efforts and contributions (i have known a few MCSO people also who were damn good people). i just dont want the posse there. i would rather it was actual sworn in, badge carrying cops. they have more training, and  experience. they are the people who have passed the required training to recognize a problem correctly and how to approach it. as much as i detest Joe, i will admit and give him a modicum of credit for trying to take action. i just dont think his final pick for who would be patrolling was the best choice. when it comes to our children, we need to give them the best security we can and not just the cheapest. when it comes to protecting the kids.....i would much rather have Joe overspending his budget and paying regular officers instead of grabbing just volunteers with lesser training. if he wants to overspend doing that.....i wont complain

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@JoeArpaioFan Was that your mother in the clip?  The one that couldn't put on her vest, or find where she was supposed to be going?

She reminded me of you, JAF...brain-damaged worshipper of a failed hero. She probably sucked on old Joe, just like you do.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows  nobody could possibly thank you enough for the joy you have brought us for remembering this and reminding us to look it up.  thank you,  thank you, thank you


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 "Bad JAF, bad JAF, what ya gonna do?  What you gonna do when they come for you?" (even if it's at 15mph or in a golf cart)

Bnbk
Bnbk

@comrade No Comrade,you have it all wrong. You'll have to settle for Jaffy's palm,you see,Jaffy's fist is reserved for his own anal cavity.

comrade
comrade

JAF, what are You gonna do with your fist? enlighten my dick off.

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