Steven Seagal Bailing on Joe Arpaio's "Training" Session, Says Something "Important" Came Up

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MCSO school-shooting consultant Steven Seagal.
Steven Seagal actually won't be taking part in the latest episode of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's months-long exploitation of the school-shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

Seagal, putting out a statement through the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- which, honestly, doesn't even sound strange at all at this point -- says he has something "very important" he has to do, forbidding him from attending Arpaio's publicity event.

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Gee, Arpaio told the media this was a totally-serious exercise in protecting schoolchildren from being shot by madmen. What could possibly be more "important" than that?

It was just a couple months ago that Seagal supposedly led "all-day training exercises on various aspects on shooting scene management including room entry tactics and hand to hand tactics," as if Seagal's ninja kicks and neck-snappings are going to stop a madman from shooting children.

Oh well, Arpaio's exploitation stunt is foiled.

In case you missed Arpaio's shameless self-promotion reasoning behind the latest stunt, check it out below:

Since the Sandy Hook disaster, the Sheriff's Office has made three separate arrests of student suspects in three different schools for threats to fellow students, including two involving weapons, during a six week period. On December 20, 2012, Arpaio announced the arrest of a 16-year-old female student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa after uncovering a plot to gun down schoolmates and then kill herself. On January 23, 2013, a fifth-grade student at Frank Elementary in Guadalupe was arrested for making threats to stab another student and was found to have a knife in his backpack while on school grounds. On February 6, 2013, a 16-yr-old male student was arrested by Sheriff's Deputies for carrying a loaded weapon on a school bus and campus and for allegedly making threats against a fellow student at Dysart High School in Youngtown.

"This training is essential for the posse protection plan that will involve schools throughout the county," said Sheriff Arpaio. "As previous arrests in school related threats show, the safety of our school children is not to be taken lightly or with inadequate measures."

This past February a vacated and non-use school in Fountain Hills served as the working backdrop for the first time simulation paces of the School Protection Posse. Sheriff Arpaio developed the posse to act as a deterrent to potential threats to school children, teachers and administrators in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., which tragically took the lives of many young students and adults in Sandy Hook Elementary in early December 2012.

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cuervogold
cuervogold

In order to boost attendance, MCSO is offering gift bags with free Depends and Ensure samples to all participants....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

maybe the reason Seagal cant make it is because he is going to be making another great movie................BWA-HA-HA-HA..........sorry, i just couldnt type that with a straight face

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

I think that instead of calling Him"Nickel bag Joe" now I'm going to call Him "NICKEL BOX JOE" LMFAO.

Cozz
Cozz

Wow, Seagal finally grow a brain or what ?

salmo60
salmo60

Perhaps the "more important thing" Steve Seagal had to do was beating up more women.

DNichols
DNichols

It is all too stupid.

After intentionally ignoring over Four Hundred, and fifty reported cases of Child Abuse, including Rape to go un-investigated by his Office, now the "Media Whore " Arpaio is pretending to care about Children?!!

Arpaio dosn't want Children to be harmed at School, but could care less if they are Abused, even continually Raped away from School!!

If you Arpaio are the so called "Law Enforcement" responsible to Investigate reported Abuse, and Rape of Children, and you don't protect our Children from being Raped I don't see the difference between you and the Child Rapists Arpaio!

I think you should be in Jail for Neglecting Your Duty!!

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

I hate to say it but if you are so against our schools being protected with VOLUNTEERS, if anything should ever happen and one of your kids gets hurt, don't complain.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

seagal is a putz.  It's too bad joe's show just got the late deflate. 

Nah, actually it's quite humorous.

tangible
tangible

regardless the show will go on. we need as many posse volunteers as possible.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Anybody else catch that retired MCSO Commander Bob Rampy, who was running the MCSO IT dept, had his home searched and is under FBI investigation for computer hacking?  The funny thing is it sounds like MCSO had reported that it was being hacked, not knowing it was possibly one of Arpaio close henchmen!  I wonder who/what else he hacked?  Is he Jaffy's information source?  Is he YPS?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Perhaps the Hooker B. was sent away to prepare another one of those "Scary Boxes" and probably to be placed near where the "Trainning" is to be conducted, thus the OLD FOOL can claim to be another "Bomb Threat" form the Cartels..

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Maybe Seagull is going undercover to find the evil sidewalk that took down the Joker.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Seagal know bogus shit when he sees it. It's doubtful that he will "collaborate" with are shurf again.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

well if Steven cant be there, at least a few cinnamon rolls will feel safer (and the kids will too)

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

Must be a "Kiddy Diddlers" convention going on in Bankok.

Either that. or he's gotten too fat to get his finger in the trigger guard.

philipem
philipem

@JoeArpaioFan No don't complain, because those Volunteers will be personally shielded from liability; but you can always sue the county. Everyone Arpaio messes with ends up doing that; not many seem to have lost either. And I'm sure I'd rather have a pile of money than a live, unharmed child. Oh wait, you were thinking the Volunteers would PREVENT injury to the child? I was expecting they'd CAUSE it.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY. Once again U R too stupid to understand that those "VOLUNTEERS" don't have the knowkedge and "trainning" on how to act or engage on a situation like that, the only thing that they would achieve is putting all those kids in harms ways or even Themselves due to Their inexperrience. These "VOLUNTEERS" needs lots of REAL TRAINNING in order to get involved in a situation like this and not just some INSTRUCTIONS, which is what that POS SHURF is doing; furthermore I think that He's only taking advantage of all those fools, making Them think that They play a KEY ROLE on all this bullshit. And all this done probably so They keep on giving those "Voluntary donations" and for Him to get the support -more donations- form the LOONIES whom will see that Their "MARTYR" is doing all this to protect Their Children. U R A FNG IGNORANT JAFFY.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  the only way Seagal could help prepare anyone for a assault on a school is if he stayed away from the training. he is contributing NOTHING other than a false sense of skill and ability to stop someone. he is doing nothing more than giving those people a false sense of preparation which puts them in more danger than they think. if Joe and Seagal really wanted to devote time and energy into their preparation, they would NOT be turning it into a media event. anyone watching T.V. now knows what they would have to do to circumvent and bypass any security measures that were put in place. Joe and Seagal are not doing anything to prevent tragedy, they are just trying to play T.V. star (especially Seagal, since he failed so horribly as a movie star)

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@tangible lol id volunteer, but i dont think theyd be happy when i get by their bs tactics...their SWAT unit was ran by an incompetent, IE Joel Fox...sorry, but to me they are nothing more than a joke..and i bet i move much faster than the old fart posse members

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@tangible To replace those that are convicted felons, or the ones with IBS so bad that no Depends can hold them?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745  i beg to differ. its just play acting and not actual training, and since Seagal really cant get any REAL acting jobs.............he'll settle for posing in front of any camera he can. if it will get his name in the news, he'll be chomping at the bit to be on T.V. (sound like anyone else we know?) give Seagal a little time, it's the only chance he will be getting for a long time to do any acting, so he will come crawling back to Joe soon enough

car_del99
car_del99

@IdontRecall  Please don't call Jaffy " STUPID ' IGNORANT , ETC  he is too stupid to realize that !!!

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