Joe Arpaio's School Patrols: Publicity Stunt, or Legitimate Plan?

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out some details of his response to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, which involves armed, volunteer members of his posse patrolling some Valley schools.

The power of the posse members is limited, as they're not actual cops -- a point illustrated in the late '90s by Comedy Central, and again explored a few days ago by Stephen Lemons.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio Releases List of Posse-Patrolled Schools, Talks Publicity Stunts
-Joe Arpaio's Posse: The COPS Episode (Kind of)
-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

So, what's the point? Maybe, just maybe, a posse member could stop a school massacre while making laps around a school in a patrol car.

Then there's the distinct possibility that this is a publicity stunt.

"Let's say it is," Arpaio said, while standing in front of a gigantic MCSO van, parked outside an Anthem elementary school. "I want everyone to know what we're doing out here."

Arpaio continued, "You could say everything I do is a publicity stunt."

So, do you think this is a legitimate plan to stop school shootings, or just a publicity stunt?

Cast your vote below:



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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Over 430 un-investigated sex crimes cases against children and women and an un-investigated murder of a woman by the Maricopa County Sheriff joined at the hip with the Maricopa County Attorney's office? Shameful. Would never want this sheriff around children and the schools!

"If There Were Any Victims..?" by Bill Louis, retired police chief

http://www.iftherewereanyvictims.com/


shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Maricopa County should be ashamed of itself for re-electing this obviously narcissistic senile gas bag to another term .

robert_graham
robert_graham

Regardless if it is a publicity stunt or not it is a good idea or would you rather have paid police officers there instead which will cost the taxpayers money? You people are always bitching about Joe wasting your money so why not praise him for this?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Let's all take a guess how long this publicity stunt will last. I say that it could go on for years or until a member of the posse shoots a jogger.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

when it first came up, it was a plan (when he was considering real cops, not posse, and being around the school area,  not in them, and before he brought automatic weapons into the equation) but he has once again turned something that could have worked into a publicity stunt so he could go on and on and huff and puff like a petulant child . the sad part is that the old fool has found a way to get his own entertainment out of the aftermath of a horrible tragedy

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@JoeArpaioFan You fucking clown go play with your barbies .....and stay away from my children fucking chomo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  yes, yes i would. i would glady remain quiet about him wasting money if he had real cops patrolling  instead of the bargain bin biddies from sun city

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan yes, at least they are trained and are certified cops. As opposed to dumb fucks who probably barely got their GED (which is why they arent REAL cops), and currently accused of profiling...i cant wait until they wrongfully profile someone around a school..i hope you are ready to ante up for the lawsuits fan boi...they will be coming shortly im sure due to the ineompetence of the MCSO Insane clown posse of dumb fucks. 

azweasel
azweasel

@JoeArpaioFan

don't you ever get tired of sucking the farts out of the old mans ass.

westisbest
westisbest

@JoeArpaioFan Who do you think pays for the gas and maintenance on the cars Sheriff Joke is using to promote himself? Take your blinders off Fangirl.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JoeArpaioFan No problem with sworn cops but BIG problem with under qualified, under trained Barneys running around with semi-automatic weapons. Notice I said cops are ok, but not any member of the County's premier organized crime family, the MCSO.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 only problem with that eric.nelson745, is that i dont think the posse members are good enough shots to hit a jogger......unless you meant it as in accidental shooting...then i would have to agree with you

robert_graham
robert_graham

@eric.nelson745 No possee member will shoot a jogger unless the jogger is deemed a viable threat. Any cop would do the same thing.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@danzigsdaddy Arpiehole's whole carreer has been nothing more than one big publicity stunt. Arpiehole leeches on to whatever tragedy just so happens to be in the spotlight at the time and exploits it for publicity. I wonder how many of the sex crimes that went uninvestigated have been solved ? I wonder why we don't hear a damned thing about the status of those cases ? Could it be that Arpiehole is just hoping the voters of this once great state will just forget about them like they always seem to do,when it comes to Arpiehole's screw-ups ? I suspect yes. The campaign to remove Arpiehole from office should start now, CBA are you listening ?

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@JoeArpaioFan Are you and studboi still getting it on? come on dont lie .....are still leaving skid marks on your chonies? Your mom is relly upset about that BK boi!!!!!!!!!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan "Old cops, old cops, what ya gonna do?  What ya gonna do if someone jogs by you?"

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol you are a viable threat...to the human race..as in, you give us all a bad name

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Bnbk i can very easily answer your question about the "re-opened" or "re-investigated" sex crimes cases. its just like i said before the election, once he wins....he's gonna drop them. the smart money would be on me being 100%% right on that. im willing to bet they got tossed into the circular filing cabinet the second Penzone conceded. the only way you are going to read about them now is if you are emptying MCSO trash cans

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk BTW Jaffy,you do know why I call you Jaffy and what it stands for ? No ? Didn't think so. Well let me spell it out for you,since you are obviously too stupid to figure it out..............Joe Arpaio Fan F_ck You.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk lol id rather ask you what your problem is..or wonder how the fuck you survived puberty (if you have that is)? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan well since MCSO was the contracted police at the time that let it happen and now they are the agency that said they will personally look back into those cases....why would we call El Mirage unless its to notify them that MCSO is doing everything in their power to ignore those cases?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @danzigsdaddy so now you endorse MCSO passing the buck? I thought you were all about how joe "upheld the law"..not much of that going on if its just passed on now is it moron

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

joe rode them for what they were worth, and now he has no need for them, so they will be ignored..........yet again

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