Unmarked Posse Cars to Ditch Government Plates After Birther's Tell-All Article

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Brian Reilly with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo, chief investigator for the Cold Case Posse's Obama conspiracy case.
Was last week's posse crisis triggered by a former Cold Case Posse's whistle-blowing article on March 9?

Brian Reilly, the former posseman and an ex-Surprise Tea Party member, believes so.

A new policy affecting posse cars and other vehicles put into effect on Thursday suggests he could be right.

See also:
-Sheriff Arpaio to Visit Posse in Sun City to Discuss Vehicle-Insurance Problem
-Bill Montgomery Entertains "Birther" Over Probe of Obama's Birth Certificate

Reilly's group spurred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to assign the "Cold Case Posse" to investigate President Obama's birth certificate in 2011.

In his March 9 article published on ObamaConspiracy.org, Reilly claimed that he was assigned an unmarked vehicle with government plates after he was made a posse member on April 17, 2012: "I was given a case, investigator's flat badge, a 2003 unmarked Crown Vic police cruiser, Arizona license number G-669EG, the first "G" indicating a government plate, and a county gas key was also provided."

He went on to relate other concerns about the liability of being a posse member:

"I worked with Dr. Jerome Corsi, Commander Mike Zullo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio until June 30, 2012 at which time I chose to resign and I hung up my spurs. There was too much potential liability working as a volunteer. The MCSO policies were far too sporadically applied by my superior for my liking. Posse members were subject to possible criminal prosecution if a badge was displayed without proper authority. (Posse members are not law enforcement officers.) Risk management was always a question. (Would they cover you or not?)"
Reilly says Zullo didn't want to accept his resignation. Zullo "and/or his birther buddies planted the story that I was let go. That I was 'disgruntled.'"

The article contains some other interesting revelations, none of which we've yet confirmed.

But we do know that two weeks later, Arpaio's office sent a memo to posses warning them to comply with a July 2012 order to buy their own insurance for their cars and SUVs, many of which are marked police vehicles. While posses are affiliated with the Sheriff's Office, they're independent, nonprofit corporations that fund most of their own activities. Usually, they buy their own gas.


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salmo60
salmo60

The "Birther" idiots are still out there? I thought by now they would have move on to the Canadian, Ted Cruz. Better yet, Joe and his boys can investigate John E. "Jeb" Bush and his dealings with Swisher Hygiene, InnoVida or better yet, Jeb's involvement with Tenet Health Care, a supporter of Obamacare. The Tea Bagger will love that! 

gumud
gumud

arpaio is corrupt (then again what police officer isn't? maybe a few rookies) and is as much of a criminal as most anyone in his jails. same goes for most, probably all, politicians

Vizzini
Vizzini

Arizona politicians and idiots.  But I repeat myself.

1959cutter
1959cutter

in 1980,I worked for an irrigation district that had govt. plates on the head cheese car,with no markings,

the DPS said it was state law that no un marked vehicles could be driven on state highways,and made them put the logo on the doors.

apparently his car was driven through an undercover operation and almost blew an investigation. 

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I like the story photo. As profiles go I think Zullo looks a whole lot like the guy who is the finance manager at a car dealership. Just something about him that makes you want to hurl. Nice guy, I'm almost sure.




ChangeTheDonkey
ChangeTheDonkey

I like them with the G Plates.  You can tell the difference between the the scum bags and all the people that buy those cars just to look like scumbags.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Seems the county funding the Insane Clown Posse cars (50 CENTS to buy one?), with county insurance and G plates is ILLEGAL


What part of the Clown Sheriff and the idiots that support him not understand about the word "illegal"?  Or do they think that "old and white" can never be illegal?

JimMac
JimMac

OK, so do they also have to give back the county gas keys?  Or are the county taxpayers still paying for their gas?  If so, how much per year do the Posses use? 

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

I think it's time for the Feds to come in and open an investigation into all of this. The Flaccid Failure mentioned "secrets". Those 'secrets" are probably criminal acts relating to his abuse of power or the misuse of the MCSO for other purposes not related to protecting and serving the public.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

MCSO, just one BIG embarrassment that just keeps on giving.

Seriously, MCSO makes the comedy show Reno 911 look like a professional L/E Agency.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Did Zullo use his unmarked, county insured car with G plated to drive to Hawaii and make a complete fool of himself?


The marked cars are NOT government cars, so why the government plates on them?  So they can park as close to the door at Country Buffets?

shadeaux
shadeaux

Sean Pearce hasn't been held responsible for the accident he caused so why should the posse members worry?


Apparently, if you are even loosely connected to the MCSO, you are given immunity from being held responsible for your actions.


Hey, it works for Joe so why not everybody else?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JimMac  If they use 1 cent of gas, the prune posse is BREAKING THE LAW!  They are illegals and should be deported back to the states where they came from!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Warrior, I have in-depth knowledge of the old man's abuses of power, courtesy of former DCA Lisa Aubuchon...

I told the feds... they still didn't indict the old man.

johnlancaster85035
johnlancaster85035

@Cozz                          No kidding.....The show that keeps on giving.

Ponder
Ponder

Yes. The car was driven to Hawaii. Brilliant!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@WhoKnows (1) No. MCSO had the car flown to the islands so Zullo could drive it around, appearing stealthy, making the local cops jealous with envy. Because, that's what MCSO does. MCSO is larger than the Feds, as we all know. If not, just ask the shurf.


(2) They were licensed as if they still belonged to MCSO. Wups, that must have been a reporting oversight. I wonder if the county simply forgot to transfer ownership to the posse member who purchased the vehicle. I wonder how many of those cars also have Handicap Parking placards, too?

(3) Have you seen the handicap parking spaces at the cell phone lot at Sky Harbor? Right in front of the sign that says, "Do not get out of your vehicle while waiting". How stupid is that? I've seen people waiting for one of those spots to open so they could park closer to the status screen.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@shadeaux                  Right.......Lets not hold our breath okay...LOL   We might turn blue in the face...

DNichols
DNichols

@shadeaux

Chris Simcox was sure glad to have M.C.S.O. connections after sticking his fingers in his own childs vagina, with his posh plea deal/Amnesty he won't even have to register as a pedifile.

Border dating County Atorney Bill Montgomery on moonlit nights probably helped sick arse Simcox too?

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