Would You Want One of Joe Arpaio's Armed Posse-People at Your Child's School?

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Starting this week, members of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse will be armed and patrolling the area of some Valley schools.

In response to the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school massacre, Arpaio's dispatching his volunteer deputies to schools on unincorporated county land, although MCSO won't yet tell us which schools those are.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's Posse People Starting Armed School Patrols; Which Schools Yet Unknown
-Sheriff Arpaio Plans to Put Armed Posse Members in Schools

Although the patrol program started yesterday, MCSO says we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out which schools will have an armed posse member patrolling, although New Times requested a list of the schools yesterday.

MCSO says all the information will be available Wednesday, but either way, would you want one of Arpaio's armed posse-people at your child's school?

Cast your vote below:



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ptcgaz
ptcgaz

I dont have kids, but IF I did I wouldn't want any of those asshats with guns anywhere near a school. They might spark a school shooting by dropping their gun during nap time. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Wait a minute! Is this even LEGAL? Don't these "volunteers" need a POST certification at the very least? What about liability if some kid is hit from a wild shot? Jus' axin'.

DNichols
DNichols

Wouldn't it be nice if Arpaio would do "His Job", and not allow hundreds of cases of Child Molesting, and Rape to go on not even being investigated after years of being reported to his M.C.S.O?!

Arpaio is now just being his usual "Media Whore" self, and one can only immagine what kind of disaster Arpaio having his non-vetted Looneys patrolling these unfortunate Schools will be?!

It should give these Towns a drastic need to incorporate?

To: Common sense in Arizona?

robert_graham
robert_graham

Would you rather have armed possee members at your childs school or a gunman who has free rein to possibly shoot your child? This question is a no brainer because if there were no possee members there and something happened to your child you would be putting the blame for not having the possee there who could have protected your child.

LegitQuestions
LegitQuestions

No, I wouldn't mind that at all.  Give them the "Stop" sign and let them serve as crossing guards helping the children cross the street.  Oh, wait, you mean that they're gonna have guns and bullets.  Hell no.  I've seen these old birds patrolling parking lots over the holidays and they're is no way that any of them could respond quickly enough and accurately enough to be useful in a shooting situation.  Give me sworn peace officerss and let them serve as a resource officer not just for potential gun violence, but all the other issues that arise when you have 900+ families gathered in one place.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Just more grandstanding that will do nothing. No school board member should let Arpaio's posse near any school. Remember Deputy Dog? This is Publicity Dog. Useless old coot.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

I'll be honest, as much as i detest Joe and his posse, it is something. i dont think the posse should be all we offer as protection though. if Joe were to have as many posse members as he could at the schools WITH at least one actual sworn in LEO (be it MCSO, or PPD) at each school......i would feel a little better.  just like at a quickie med clinic has people working under a real doctor's  supervision and tutelage, the posse would be more effective as a deterrent if there was a real cop there. (this one's for you JAF, read this carefully before you start spouting off) so even though i do not approve of Joe's methods or priorities, i am somewhat grateful that he is doing something, i just think his plan needs some help. when Joe first came up with this idea, he was only going to have real cops AND some posse members outside of the schools, but when he saw it was getting media attention......he wanted to make it all about his posse and his power, and started overstepping his plan with his desire for attention. if he would have left it the way he first proposed it, i would have commended him and actually rallied for him. Joe and his supporters are tired of the rest of us always complaining about how much money he wastes, if he were to have ACTUAL sworn officers instead of the posse...it would cost us more, but i for one wouldnt complain. if Joe were to do that, he would also start garnering more support too.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol id rather have the PTA guarding the school than MCSO's posse...lol shit id rather have the bus drivers standing guard....least they get background checked...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@danzigsdaddy As far as Joe putting sworn deputies in the schools, there is a flaw in the logic since the MCSO is more of an organized crime family than a law enforcement organization and any person who willingly works for a dept headed by a miscreant like Joe is, in all likelihood, psychologically deficient, I wouldn't want them any where near a school.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@shadeaux14 ah.....see, but did i say in the schools? i have to agree with you on that 100%% no matter what agency is there. i dont want them in the schools at all. i would feel better if it was all PPD, but if it was MCSO sworn in deputies instead of posse......it wouldnt be my first choice, but it would be a start. if who ever did it was doing their jobs.....there would be no need for them IN the schools, just outside

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @david_saint01 lol liked that one huh...kidding aside, my neighbor has a pretty good idea he is going to share soon...he installs security systems on military bases and has some great ideas to incorporate into schools that would make them lock down safe at a moments notice. (note, that Newton schools newly installed security system would have worked, had there not been a window or a more secure door.)

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