Joe Arpaio's Armed Patrols of Schools: Are They Harmless?

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Photo by Matthew Hendley
A posse member in action.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced yesterday that his armed citizen-patrols of schools will continue for a second school year.

In other words, some old geezers will be armed and doing laps around schools in the MCSO's jurisdiction.

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-Joe Arpaio's Armed Patrols of Schools to Continue for Another Year

Arpaio's NRA-approved posse patrols went without any serious incidents last year, when Arpaio instituted the program in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting.

New Times did a ride-along with a 69-year-old posse member last year, as we took laps around an Anthem elementary school at about 15 mph, seeing nothing in particular.

It's hard to imagine one of these fellows -- who just happens to have a lot of availability during weekdays -- in a position to save innocent schoolchildren from some murderous madman. Some would say that it couldn't hurt to have them out there.

Here's our question this morning: Are Arpaio's armed posse-patrols harmless? Or could something go seriously wrong, having that many wannabe heroes out there around schoolchildren?

Cast your vote below:


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OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

YALL DON'T LIKE THE MCSO POSSE BECAUSE THEY WENT AFTER BOHAMMAS FAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THAT'S THE ONLY REASON WHY.  THESE ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS PROTECTING THESE UNITED STATES FOLKS AND YOU NEED TO WAKE UP SHEEPLE.  THANK YOU AND PLEASE VIEW THE MCSO POSSE INVESTIGATION ON BOHAMMA'S FAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATE RIGHT HERE.  http://youtu.be/XWmWO18GTc8

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

LMAO, AND THE SHOW MUST GO ON. 1 more year to collect contributions/donations from around the country, money that it seems that only the FETID FAILURE knows how its used, or where it ends up. Make no mistake, all the purposse that this posse patrols serve is 4 the FETID FAILURE 2 perpetuate his MEDIA WHORING.

IMO, He might B just taking advantage of all those 60+ years old posse members, by making them believe that they R contributing 2 something, "keeping the citizenry safe"....disregarding their safety..when in reality, there's not much they can do, most of them R not Certified Police Officers, can not execute an arrest, -let alone chase a suspect- instead they have 2 call the real LEOs....thus, as I said B4, is my opinion that he just keep them around so they keep donating that precious MONEY.

Well trained  posse members would B put 2 a better use, if the CLOWN SHURF forms a task force 2 help execute felony warrants or keep track on sex offenders...check if they live where they said they R living,......fuck.....my bad, I forgot that the "JOKE" won't move a finger when it comes to dealing with those Kinds of individuals, they R just not dangerous enough 4 those tough posse members or probably any MCSO LEO, They rather go 4 THE MOST DANGEROUS 1s: THE CLEANING LADIES, man, those R really dangerous. THE JOKE MUST GO.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

In the picture above ....He appears to be saying ( THEY WENT THAT A WAY)!!!!!!!!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

A marked police car patrolling the neighborhood is always going to be a deterrent.  It may not deter the most serious mentally ill, but it likely deters many others.  So a marked car sitting in the school parking lot would also be a deterrent to most people who might consider entering the school for bad purposes.  And most people who see the posse member driving in circles are likely not going to know it just a posse member and believe, at least for a while, that its an AZ POST certified LEO.

That being said, why can't Sheriff Arpaio find the resources to put real SROs in schools?  Phoenix, Mesa, Gelndale and Scottsdale, along with most other valley cities, put fully trained and AZ POST certified SROs into schools - and have been doing so for many, many years - why can't MCSO find and/or obtain the resources to do so?  Hell, MCSO didn't even do this until Sheriff Arpaio realized that it would draw publicity for him in the wake of Sandy Hook.  MCSOs failure to put AZ POST certified SROs into schools is just additional malfeasance by the agency and the elected Sheriff who runs it.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

Hmmm... a group of volunteer retirees, armed with semi-automatic rifles, trained by Steven Segal. What could possibly go wrong?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK,HA HA HA HA HA HA  HA HA, ANOTHER PAIR OF CLOWNS, SPECIALLY THAT ZULO, WHO WAS SENT ON A VACATION...ER...INVESTIGATION ALL EXPENSES PAID PROBABLY BY THE TAXPAYERS, JUST 2 B IGNORED BY THE HAWAIIN AUTHORITIES, WHEN THEY KNEW THAT THE CLOWN SHURF WAS BEHIND THAT CLOWNERY, AND BECAME THE LAUGHINGSTOCK OF THEWHOLE COUNTRY WHEN THEY BEGAN CHASING OL' LADIES AT THE NURSING HOMES, POSIBLY COERCING HER 2 SAY SOMETHING UNTRUE, AFTER ALL, IT SEEMS THAT OL' PEOPLE IS WHAT THE OLD COOT SPECIALIZES ON..YOU KNOW...THOSE BRAINS R NOT SHARP ANYMORE..EAZY TO BRAINWASH. N-WAY, IF THERE'S SO MUCH PROOF, WHY HAVEN'T THEY ACT.....MAY I SAY, BECAUSE ALL THAT IS BULLSHIT, ANOTHER STUNT FROM THE MASTER 2 GRAB HIS 15 MINUTES OF SHAME...U KNOW WHAT I MIGHT SEND THEM A PAIR OF BIG CLOWN SHOWS 2 EACH OF THEM, AND ANOTHER PAIR 4 U, GIVE THOSE OL' GOAT STINKY BOOTS A BREAK. BTW, IT IS MR. OBAMA, YOUR PRESIDENT. CALLING HIM WHAT U CALL HIM IT JUST SHOWS WHAT A "LAW ABIDING CITIZEN" U R, AND THE LACK OF RESPECT THAT UR KIND IS KNOWN 4. EAT SHIT REDNECK.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@IdontRecall AND THE OL' LADY SAYS I NEED TO QUIT ARGUIN' OVER THE INTERNET BUT THEN I SHOWED HER YOUR MESSAGE AND SHE SAID SHE HOPES THAT WHEN YOUR IN TROUBLE YOU DONT NEED THE SHERIFFS HELP!!  NOW TELL YOUR OL' LADY TO KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO YOU AND STOP EATIN' BURRITOS AND TACOS!!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@IdontRecall OH SHUT THE HELL UP!!  I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS BULLCRAP COMING FROM YOU!!!  THE MCSO POSSE ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS THAT PUT THEIR TIME TO UPHOLD THE LAW!!!  I DONT KNOW WHERE THE HELL YOU COME OFF MAKIN' A FUSS ABOUT WHAT OR WHAT NOT OUR MCSO POSSE SHOULD BE DOIN'.  NOW LAST TIME I CHECKED YOU AREN'T THE SHERIFF NOW ARE YOU?  LET THE GOOD SHERIFF DO HIS JOB AND UPHOLD THE LAWS OR MAYBE ITS YOU'RE THE ILLEGAL ALIEN OUT THERE ROBBIN' AND DESTROYING OUR WAY OF LIFE!!! 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HaddieNuff  the first part isnt really that bad, the second part isnt really that good, but the third part???? now thats just the kiss of death to any plan (or script)

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@IdontRecall BOHAMMAS BIRTH CERTIFICATE WAS PROVEN A FORGERY BUT THE FOLKS THAT RUN THE MEDIA THE JEWS WON'T LET YA KNOW.  THAT'S JUST THE WAY BUSINESS GETS DONE YOU SEE ITS ALL RAN FROM A HIGHER AUTHORITY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER.  PRETTY SOON THEY WILL FORCE EVERYONE TO HAVE COMPUTER CHIPS IMPLANTED AS THE MARK OF THE BEAST. NOW MY PERSONAL OPINION IS TO PUT THESE COMPUTER CHIPS IN ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIENS, BUT TO MANY LIBERALS OUT THERE WON'T LET THAT HAPPEN.  NOW WE ALL NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE END TIMES.  AND BOHAMMA ISN'T NOTHIN' BUT A PUPPET RAN BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND HIS REAL NAME IS BARRY SOETERO A KENYAN, FOLKS IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP.  MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, WHAT MAKES U THINK THAT I'D B IN TROUBLE, R U PLANNING TO CREATE ONE 4 ME?, BESIDES IF I FIND MYSELF IN TROUBLE. I CAN'T CALL THE CLOWN SHURF, SINCE I DON'T LIVE THERE, AND EVEN IF I'D LIVE THERE, I WOULDN'T CALL. THEM, OR RISK ENDING UP DEAD OR THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN, ALSO I DON'T EAT BURRRITOS OR TACOS, THAT'S 4 HILLBILLIES LIKE URSELF, THAT AFTER EATING THEM U MIGHT MAKE A CONTEST 2 SEE WHO GETS THE WETTEST FART, U OR D OL' LADY, U MIGHT ALSO INCKUDE THE SHURF, JAFFY AND 1 OF THOSE OL'GOATS, WHO MIGHT HAVE A BIG HOLE DUE 2 2 MUCH USAGE. UR POST JUST SHOWS HOW RACIST U R. AMEN TEDNECK.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, CALM DOWN TOOTHLES HILLBILLY, U R GOING 2 SUFFER A "FALL/STROKE" JUST LIKE UR HERO, POSSIBLY THE MOST CORRUPT SHURF IN THE ENTIRE NATION, IF NOT THE WHOLE WORLD. ACCORDING TO A TV CHANNEL INVESTIGATION, ALLEGED EX FELONS, CHILD MOLESTERS, AND DRUG POSSESSORS R MEMBERS OF THE POSSE, I DON'T THINK THAT A WELL KNOWN TV CHANNEL, WOULD RISK A LAWSUIT 4 FALSE STATEMENTS. U R HERO THE RACIST IS A 1 TRICK BITCH, ONLY ENFORCING IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT SUITS HIS AGENDA., WHILE PEDOPHILES,RAPISTS AND ALL KINDS OF CRIMINALS HAVE MADE MC THEIR SANCTUARY, AND R RACIST LIKE URSELF THAT KEEP FEEDING THAT POS MEGALOMANIAC BY POSTING SHIT THAT UR 2 BRAIN CELLS R INCAPABLE TO COMPREHEND. BTW U R THE 1 DESTROYING THE WAY OF LIFE WITH UR IGNORANCE,AND UR UNEDUCATED RANTINGS, NOW U R THE ILLEGAL HERE, SINCE WHO KNOWS WHERE UR CESSPOOL ANCESTOR CAME FROM. KEEP KISSING THE OLD FART'S ASS AND EATING DICK.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@hillfolkredneck.  A new keyboard costs $4.97 at Walmart.com with $.97 shipping.  Go buy one.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@hillfolkredneck.  Thank you for agreeing with me that Sheriff Arpaio has committed gross negligence and malfreasance in office by not providing School Resource Officers to the schools in his jurisdiction.  I didn't think that we'd ever agree on anything, but I'm surprised to hear that even you acknowledge that Sheriff Arpaio has failed in his job by not making School Resource Officers available to those schools in his jurisdiction and his failure to do so creates significant safety issues at those schools.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK. OPEN UR EYES TOOTHLESS 1,WHAT GOOD IS A POSSE PATROLING THE STREETS, SCHOOLS IF THEY R NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHIG BUT OBSERVE AND REPORT, IF THEY R ARRESTING PEOPLE WITHOUT BEIGN CERTIFIED  LEOs, THEY R BREAKING THE LAW, BUT I THINK THAT WOULDN'T BOTHER THE "JOKE" SINCE HE'S A WELL KNOWN LAW BREAKER, WHO MAKES A MOCKERY OUT OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHO IMO, HAS NEVER CARRIED HIS DUTIES, EARNING A SALARY THAT HE DOESN'T DESERVES, A POSSE MEMBER DRIVING A MARKED POLICE CAR BECOMES OBVIOUS AFTER 5 OR MORE HOURS, SINCE THEY DON;T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO "BLEND" IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND POSSIBLE CRIMINALS SEEING THE SAME CAR (SAME CAR #) GOING IN CIRCLES, MORESO, WHEN DRIVING ERRATICALLY(DUE 2 THE MEMBER BEIGN A SENIOR) AT A LOW RATE OF SPEED, PARKING A POLICE CAR ON A SCHOOL PARKING LOT IS AN OLD TRICK AND IT DOESN'T WORK AS A DETERRENT 4 AN INSANE CRIMINAL OR WHOEVER THAT WANTS TO DO HARM. KEEP PLAYING THE FLESH FLUTE.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK. LISTEN TOOTHLESS HILLBILLIE U R THE MOST DISRESPECTFUL POS, SO MUCH WHEN U CALL URSELF A "LAW ABIDING CITIZEN". MOREOVER U ALSO CALL URSELF A CHRISTIAN, IT'S 2 ME VERY CLEAR THAT U R SATAN, 'CAUSE ALL CAMING FROM UR MOUTH IS BLASPHEMY, I HOPE U DIDN'T PROCREATE ANYBODY, OTHERWISE U R GOING TO PERPETUATE UR EVIL WAYS PASSING THE MARK OF D BEAST TO UR NEXT GENERATION.. ALSO U MIGHT POSSESSED WHEN U R TYPING UR RANTS. MR. OBAMA'S  BIRTH CERTIFICATE HAS NEVER BEEN PROVED 2 B A FAKE, WHAT THE CLOWN SHURF AND HIS MINIONS DID, THEY PROBABLY MANIPULATED THE LAYERS ON THE  "BIRTH CERTIFICATE" THAT THEY CREATED, BELIEVING THAT PEOPLE R IGNORANT AS THEM, THEREFORE, THEY CREATED THE FAKE ONE, HOPING 4 PEOPLE 2 BUY THEIR BULLSHIT HA HA HA, THEIR ASSES WERE HANDED BACK TO THEM, WHAT A BUNCH OF MORONS, COMPUTER'S CHIPS? ONCE MORE U SHOW UR IGNORANCE. A CHIP SHOULD B IMPLANTED ON U REDNECK AND PROGRAM IT 2 MAKE U SHOT THE FUCK UP AND SINCE U R AN ILLEGAL, KEEP TRACK ON UR ILLEGAL WHEREABOUTS, PERHAPS U COULD B 1 OF THOSE GOING 2 D DESERT POSIBLY ROBBING AND RAPING THE BORDER CROSSERS..

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JohnQ.Public, He uses an ol' lap top that he took off the "caps lock" button 'cause he thought that every time he'd press that button the ol' lap top would lock itself.LMAO.

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