Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Plans to Put Armed Posse Members at Schools


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans on putting armed posse members outside of schools in his district.
KTAR reported:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to start putting armed members of his volunteer posse near schools in the wake of the mass shooting in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Arpaio doesn’t plan to put posse members inside schools but will have them posted around the perimeters.

“Why not utilize the posse into patrolling schools in our areas?” Arpaio asks.

With what he thinks is no reason not to, he’ll start this new idea within the next week.

The specific schools are not yet known but volunteers will be spread throughout Arpaio’s jurisdiction and he has identified certain areas.

The posse members are qualified for the job, according to Arpaio.

“Our posses are well trained with over 100 hours of how to use weapons [and] they have authority under the elected sheriff,” Arpaio said. “I feel they’ll be a great asset to schools around our area.”

They would be armed with a side-arm and not a semi-automatic weapon.

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  • Dudette

    Bet the Obama regime will start harrassing the sheriff again.

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  • Oliver

    When Bill Clinton proposed this several years ago, the Dems thought it was a great idea. Now, media and dems are calling the NRA proposal ludicrous and Sheriff Joe crazy.

    No politics involved here, folks. /s

  • King

    “They would be armed with a side-arm and not a semi-automatic weapon.”

    Ugh… it makes my brain hurt.

  • C Wesley Bryant

    Uncle Ted/Sheriff Joe 2016!!!!!

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    Old Joe will do anything for publicity.

  • lizzy84

    related.. interesting news in light of oBama and the senate dems’ latest drive for gun control:

    “Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact.
    The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak.
    If you dismiss this by saying, “Of course they have armed guards — they get Secret Service protection,” then you’ve missed the larger point.
    The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period. And this is the reason people like NBC’s David Gregory send their kids to Sidwell, they know their kids will be protected from the carnage that befell kids at a school where armed guards weren’t used (and weren’t even allowed).

    Shame on President Obama for seeking more gun control and for trying to prevent the parents of other school children from doing what he has clearly done for his own. His children sit under the protection guns afford, while the children of regular Americans are sacrificed.

    link:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service

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  • Practical Jane

    Posse – I love that word. It’s so American.
    Go Joe!

  • Everyone Gets a Trophy

    #7 December 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    Old Joe will do anything for publicity.

    Name any elected official who doesn’t. Name recognition has more to do with getting elected than just about any other factor. That’s why incumbents win over 90% of the time. Do you have a problem with polls, i.e., determining what your constituency considers good public policy?

  • you can sum up all the reasons we need to have armed guards in the schools to protect the children in one word; liberalism.

  • Dudette #1

    Sooner that than massacring schoolchildren. Do we have any proof the Newtown shooter wasn’t an Obama operative? He even destroyed his computer hard drive so no emails can be retrieved.

  • shadow

    Let’s just hope it works out better than his last “posse” boondoggle.

  • Everyone Gets a Trophy

    S. Wolfe, why wouldn’t his emails be retrievable? Once you have someone’s IP Address you can retrieve their emails.

  • FMB42

    Our government finds the need to provide the President armed security while, at the same time, making little or no effort to provide the same armed security for the children in our public schools.

    If armed guards are good enough for the President, then they’re good enough for the children in our public schools.

    Anyone who thinks that the President somehow deserves armed personal protection while the children in our schools go without obviously has never had any children, or doesn’t care about those they do have. But then again, the large percentage of single mothers in this country proves that many don’t care about who they breed with either.

    Besides, I’ll bet that some of the Obama supporters in here caress the photo(s) they have of him more often than they do their children.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    They would be armed with a side-arm and not a semi-automatic weapon.

    Would it be possible for the idiots in this studio’s newsroom to elaborate? Because only morons would say something like this.

  • shadow

    If armed guards are good enough for the President, then they’re good enough for the children in our public schools.

    If you want to pay for armed guards for every school, feel free to make a contribution. Our deficit is large enough already. And the schools can barely afford to pay the teachers, much less armed security details.

  • shadow

    Would it be possible for the idiots in this studio’s newsroom to elaborate?

    I’m guessing that they don’t know that much about guns, and apparently believe that only rifles can be semi-automatic.

  • FMB42

    Yes, the “deficit is large enough already” due to Obama’s spending spree. Surely you support the Republicans, and the Tea Party, in their efforts to reducing the deficit?

    Right Shadow?

    Ya, sure you do.

    And you can cut the “we can barely afford to pay the teachers” propaganda.

    These “teachers” are paid very well for working part-time jobs. This is not to mention the administrators pay. Just cutting a single administrator’s job would more than cover the cost of hiring two, or even three, armed guards per school.

    Meanwhile I find it typical that you’re not suggesting that these teachers seek “better” full-time jobs. Nor do I hear you suggest that they supplement their incomes by actually working during the 3 month summer vacation we give them every year. And don’t try to tell us that they work any more while “off the clock” than what private sector workers do “off the clock” during the entire year.

    Either way, I’m not surprised that the likes of you would suddenly find the “cost too high” to provide armed security guards at our schools.

    Hey wait a minute, here’s an idea for the you; maybe Obama can contribute some of his record setting campaign funds towards the funding of these armed guards.

    That’s it! Instead of posting your hypocritical propaganda in this forum, you could spend your free time contacting Obama so that you can suggest that he follow the same advice that you give us in here.

    You could even hug your Obama photo while you contact his staff…

  • shadow

    Yes, the “deficit is large enough already” due to Obama’s spending spree. Surely you support the Republicans, and the Tea Party, in their efforts to reducing the deficit?

    Obama can’t spent anything that Congress doesn’t approve. And last I checked, Republicans had control of the House the past two years. Have you seen a tremendous drop in the defict? No?

    And schools not being able to pay the teachers they have, has nothing to do with their salary. It’s the ever shrinking state and local budgets. And it’s not just teachers who are affected. Anyway, if you think being a teacher is so friggin wonderful, why don’t you go do it. Of that’s right. It requires an education.

    Finally, while we are pointing out hypocrisy, go get a mirror, since you bemoan government shortfalls, while simultaneously calling for increased government spending.

  • #21…if obama can’t spend any money without congressional approval how is he giving all that money and military hardware to extremist muslim groups. could it be by executive order?

  • Oliver

    #20-21-22:
    Shadow, you really have to stop drinking the kool-aid!

    As per #22: “executive order” ring any bells? Obamacare ring any bells? the 5700 new regulations put thru’ by executive order in the last 90 days — ring any bells?

    As for the spending “hypocrisy” — 4 things:
    1. Sounds to me like Sheriff Joe is using staff that are already on the job, i.e. no extra cost
    2. See my comment above about Bill Clinton advocating this several years ago — at that time, the left thought it was a great idea. Now, not so much.
    3. Assault weapons ban was in effect during Columbine.
    3. If you actually believe gun control has anything to do with reducing crime sprees, you really don’t have a clue what the real agenda is here. You should start reading some of the articles linked here and elsewhere, instead of just regurgitating the WH talking points like the good little Obamabot that you are.

  • Oliver

    #23 – oops, typo: s/b 1. 2. 3. 4

  • shadow

    #21…if obama can’t spend any money without congressional approval how is he giving all that money and military hardware to extremist muslim groups. could it be by executive order?

    No, it couldn’t be. No president can spend money unless it is approved by Congress. Sooo … you show me what money/hardware was given to which “muslim extremeist” groups, and I’ll track down the associated appropriations bill.

    Want to start with the F-16s being sent to Egypt?
    “The $213 million order was approved by Congress in 2010, with the first Lockheed Martin-constructed jets due to arrive in Cairo on Jan. 22. The new F-16s will join a fleet of more than 200 fighter planes mostly bought and built by the U.S.”

  • Freddy

    I still like Barbara Boxer’s idea better. She wants to put an armed military recruiter in every school! I would start with the high schools, then the middle schools, then the elementary schools.

    Of course, Boxer never used the word recruiter, but I figure that while they are there they might as well have a desk and a few fliers. That way they do not look ‘oppressive’.

  • shadow

    2. See my comment above about Bill Clinton advocating this several years ago — at that time, the left thought it was a great idea. Now, not so much.

    He wasn’t advocating it. He was funding it, to the tune of $120 million. Sounds like a lot until you do the math. Even at a low $30K/yr salary, it only hires 4000 armed personel. There are about 100,000 public schools in the US.

  • shadow

    As per #22: “executive order” ring any bells?

    Yup. So far Obama has signed 145. Bush signed 291. So what’s your point?

  • shadow

    Obamacare ring any bells?

    Yes again. It was passed by Congress in 2010.

    the 5700 new regulations put thru’ by executive order in the last 90 days — ring any bells?

    No, but then I don’t hang out at Right Wing Wackadoodle web sites.

  • Oliver

    #28: My point is Obama has spent billions by executive order. What Bush did is irrelevant to everybody but idiots like you who consistently use Bush as your fallback argument when logic fails you.

    As for Clinton’s stance on armed guards in schools: again, the point is THE HYPOCRISY, i.e. it’s only a good idea if a DIM comes up with it, right?

  • shadow

    3. Assault weapons ban was in effect during Columbine.

    And they had an armed deputy onsite.

  • Patty

    oh, how I love this man. a person with backbone!!! GO, JOE!!

  • shadow

    You should start reading some of the articles linked here and elsewhere

    Perhaps you should stop.

  • Patty

    Columbine High School cop says armed guards at schools coupled with assault weapons ban would keep students safe
    Sheriff’s deputy Neil Gardner was stationed at Littleton, Colo., school, but wasn’t there when gunmen attacked. He rushed back to school when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold attacked, killing 13 and wounding 24

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/columbine-armed-guards-schools-students-safe-article-1.1225796#ixzz2GOi5AD6m

  • shadow

    #28: My point is Obama has spent billions by executive order.

    And it is a dumb point. Presidents can not spend a dime that has not been approved by Congress, by executive order, or by any other means. And that won’t change regardless of how many time you say it. But for fun, here is a list of executive orders. Show us where all those billions are.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders

  • #25… obama gave 147 million dollars of the american workers income to hamas. he also gave 1.5 billion of the workers income to the muslim brotherhood. both by executive order without congressional approval.

  • shadow

    he also gave 1.5 billion of the workers income to the muslim brotherhood.

    Ummm …no.
    http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2012/apr/27/barry-hinckley/us-senate-candidate-barry-hinckley-says-obama-admi/

  • shadow

    obama gave 147 million dollars of the american workers income to hamas.

    Which Congress authorized in the following appropriations bill:

    http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/fy12-sfops-07-25_xml.pdf

    The tried to block it after the fact, but it was already approved.

  • jony101

    Sound like a great idea. Parents who dont like the idea can take there kid to a gun free school. One thing about criminals/weirdos they always go after the soft targets.

  • bg
  • bg
  • Everyone Gets a Trophy #15

    Uh, no. Takes more than that. Here is an IP random 38.222.140.65 Can you get the emails from that? You’re pulling my leg.

    bg # 40

    We now live in Nazi by any other name U.S.A.

  • bg

    ++

    December 28, 2012

    Current List of President Obama’s Executive Orders

    truly don’t give a flying bats guano about the childishly
    distracting numbers argument, as it’s the content that
    counts..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #41 December 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm bg

    Updated: December 24, 2012

    Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt)

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    July 16, 2012

    Do Obama’s Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern? (updated)

    [Want more examples of what Obama is doing?

    EO 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes
    of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
    EO 10997 allows the government to take over all
    electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.
    EO 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians
    into work brigades under government supervision
    EO 11002 designates the Postmaster General
    to operate a national registration of all persons.
    EO 11003 allows the government to take over all
    airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
    EO 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority
    to relocate and establish new locations for populations.
    EO 11005 allows the government to take over railroads,
    inland waterways, and public storage facilities.]

    1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, more
    “When the revolution comes…” / 🙁 s/

    oh it’s coming, yes it is..

    ==

  • shadow

    Do Obama’s Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

    The only pattern I see here is one of Right Wing ignorance. You have a list of EOs starting at 10990 and running to 11005 as evidence of Obama’s misdeeds. The problem with that is, Obama’s EOs started at 13489. EO 10990 was Kennedy’s, and dealt with re-establishment of the Federal Safety Council.
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=58928

  • bg

    ++

    There are over 22,000 gun laws on the books.

    scroll thread for more..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    shadow #46 December 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

    [Is it now time to start connecting the dots? Obama signed EO
    13603
    on March 22, 2012. Then he signed EO 13617 on June
    25, 2012, declaring a national emergency. Then he signed EO
    13618
    on July 6, 2012.]

    they’re intertwined so to speak..

    ==

  • Tony Cisneros

    In Comment #2, OLIVER Commented: “When Bill Clinton Proposed This (What Arpaio & The NRA Is Proposing), The Dems Thought It Was A Great Idea. Now, Media And Dems Are Calling The NRA Proposal Ludicrous And Sheriff Joe Crazy.”

    Folks, NUMBER 1, You Must ALL Understand That FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN, SINCE HIS YOUTHFUL HUNTING DAYS IN ARKANSAS, A CARD-CARRYING MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) !

    #2.For ALL HIS HUMAN FRAILTIES & WEAKNESSES (& ESPECIALLY HIM RUNNING AROUND WITH GLOBALISTS, BILDERBERGERS, ROTHCHILD-ZIONIST-CRAZIES & ETC.) BILL CLINTON’S PROPOSAL–AS WELL AS ARPAIO’S PROPOSAL–IS THE ONLY LOGICAL & REASONABLE SOLUTION: APART FROM TOTALLY ARMING THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS & STUDENTS !

    NOTE: WHEN MY DISTANT UNCLE, HENRY CISNEROS, WAS H.U.D. SECRETARY (1993-1997) [BEING A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATIC FORMER MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO, TX] IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION–HE ADVISED BILL CLINTON TO FIRE HIS “K*** [RHYMES WITH BIKE]” JEWISH “HACK” (RAHM EMANUEL) ON THE STATE-DEPARTMENT (WHO BASICALLY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PUSHING JANET RENO’S HAND TO DO “WACO, TX” !

    BILL CLINTON FOLLOWED MY UNCLE’S ADVISE & FIRED RAHM–BUT NOT WITHOUT “JEWISH” VENGENCE & POLITICAL “PAYBACK”: AS RAHM SET-UP BILL CLINTON ALA “JEWESS” MONICA LEWINSKY !

    SUFFICE TO SAY, THE PRESENT POSER-“PRESIDENT”, OBAMA, IS A “69er” CLOSET-SODOMITE–HOMO-SEXUAL-‘GAY’ “LOVER–LUSTER” OF RAHM EMANUEL:

    AND OBAMA IS GOING TO PUSH “GUN-CONTROL” AS MUCH AS HE PUSHES HIS “GUN” INTO RAHM’S “POSTERIOR”–AND RAHM PUSHES HIS “GUN” INTO OBAMA’S “POSTERIOR” !

    My Conclusion & Advice, IF Anyone Cares To Take It, Is To ARM YOURSELVES TO THE “T” (EVERY “JOT & TITTLE) & DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE “GUN-CONTROL” LOBBY & ANTI-N.R.A. RADICAL ARE TELLING U.S. TO DO !

    AND PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR THE WORST:

    BUT HOPE & PRAY FOR THE BEST ! ! !

    Truthfully, Honestly & Sincerely Yours & Faithfully Recorded,

    Tony Cisneros
    2011 Candidate For City Treasurer,
    City Of Chicago,
    State Of Illinois,
    United States Of America.

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