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ARPAIO TO RECRUIT AND ARM CITIZENS
borderfire report ^ | May 7, 2009 | borderfire report staff

Posted on 05/08/2009 12:46:49 PM PDT by givemELL

Nineteen new qualified armed posse volunteers will graduate today, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 6:30PM from the Sheriff’s Training Academy, 2627 South 35 Avenue. Arpaio says he plans to step up his recruiting methods to attract more men and women to join his volunteer armed posse through more public outreach.

“The public has a desire to help local law enforcement when times are tough. I am banking on their generosity of time and energy to help my deputies keep our communities safe,” Arpaio says.

Arpaio is seeking primarily those who wish to be trained and qualified to carry and use a weapon. Currently there are about 300 qualified armed posse members in a volunteer force now numbering nearly 2,600 men and women, the largest volunteer posse in the nation.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arm; arpaio; citizens; enforcement; illegalaliens
Sheriff Joe is much more an effective leader at the county level than many Senators are at the national level. "All real leadership is local" to parallel Foleys' statement "all politics is local". Sheriff Joe epitomizes local leadership.

Nationally, sheriffs' must be observing...hmmm.

1 posted on 05/08/2009 12:46:50 PM PDT by givemELL
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To: givemELL

That is so cool.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 12:48:40 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: givemELL

Sheriff Joe for president 2012


3 posted on 05/08/2009 12:50:23 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: givemELL

Will he make them wear pink underwear when they are caught??


4 posted on 05/08/2009 12:51:42 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: givemELL

Dear Sheriff Joe,

If there is ever an opening in the DFW area for a Sheriff I hope that you will consider a relocation to the Great State of Texas.

A true expression of leadership lies with the actions you do, not the words you read off a teleprompter.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 12:52:12 PM PDT by texrepub76
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To: givemELL

I just love this. And this is the way we counter this administration; just take charge at the lower levels, stay independent from them as best you can, and be quite ready to blast back at them should they raise a protest. Long live Sheriff Joe, an American hero.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 12:54:42 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: givemELL

Is this the way to fight for our country when the president cuts the Federal funding for catching illegals?


7 posted on 05/08/2009 12:54:45 PM PDT by Dacula (You are where you are by the choices you make)
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To: servantboy777

Naaaah, he does what he does where he is.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 1:01:17 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh - Truth, honesty and the American Way. Go Rush!!!)
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To: givemELL

I hate to break it to everyone, but the Democrats have painted a big bull’s eye on Sheriff Joe. He has been able to weather the assaults for years, but now the Feds are going after him.

If they can find a single paper clip missing, he’s toast.


9 posted on 05/08/2009 1:03:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: givemELL

The guy is terrific even though he is a right wing extremist.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 1:05:16 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’m sure you’ve heard that putting a scope on a friendly
puts a 2” BE on the miscreant.
We need more Joe’s
The guy is just trying to uphold the Constitution for
crying out loud!!!


11 posted on 05/08/2009 1:11:40 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Man50D

This sheriff is NOT an extremist for simply enforcing the law! Now go back to DU!


12 posted on 05/08/2009 1:11:47 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: cubreporter

I so respect the guy. He doesn’t let the political correctness phase him one bit.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 1:13:22 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Jeff Chandler

I hate to break it to everyone, but the Democrats have painted a big bull’s eye on Sheriff Joe. He has been able to weather the assaults for years, but now the Feds are going after him.
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I think Joe will do just fine.

He seems to thrive on publicity, he’s certainly been on nationwide TV enough for a local sheriff- and the people of his urban jurisdiction keep voting him in.

The Obama administration has other fish to fry, I don’t think they have much of an appetite for someone who is quite popular and at 77, probably has at most 10 years left.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 1:18:04 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: servantboy777

Lesson to be learned???
Is this not what he’s hired to do???
Is this not what the folks in his county hired him for?

He’s doing his job without requesting a trillion bazillion like most congressional fools do while nodding their heads like back window doodaa dolls.

I’d work for this guy in a heart beat.
And you can take that to the bank.


15 posted on 05/08/2009 1:23:58 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Man50D
... even though he is a right wing extremist.

Bull Crap!! He enforces the law... I guess you have a problem with that.

16 posted on 05/08/2009 1:24:27 PM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us - team #36120)
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To: I_Like_Spam

I hope he has picked and trained a successor by now. If so, the good sheriff should let him get some face time (if he hasn’t I’m not local.) I would hate for his office to descend to a bickering political fight should he take ill.


17 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:05 PM PDT by Dosa26
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To: givemELL

Today I thought of something that may wake up “Local” Government, I am going to propose it to my fellow VFW and American Legion brothers and sisters.

It may not be the proper way to do this but it is an idea and a way to get folks involved in something more than writing, calling etc...

I want to have some “Judge” time at the local City Hall, I want to gather fellow Veterans in front of a Judge and we will all re-swear our Oath of Allegiance to the USA just like we did when we were promoted or re-enlisted and make a Statement to LEO, City Government, County Government, State Government and DHS... the same oath that the buffoons in power right now had to take, I would invite local News and hopefully get some media involvement.

In my mind I think the most Charismatic or best speaker or ? member of our group should ask any others that are in attendance if they would take the same oath and if they would not “why not?”

Right now it is an Idea and I haven’t gathered any feedback

TT


18 posted on 05/08/2009 1:34:18 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: givemELL

And here I was thinking posses had become passe. Way to go, Sherf Joe!


19 posted on 05/08/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: newfreep

I’m pretty sure Man50D was being sarcastic. By DHS’s standards every FReeper is a “right wing extremist”. Well, except for a lot of Romney’s Mittwits.

BTW< I’d like to see Arpaio as Attorney General in the Palin administration.


20 posted on 05/08/2009 1:40:23 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Man50D

You better use the /s tag. Some just don’t get it.


21 posted on 05/08/2009 1:42:48 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: givemELL

Here is a guy who believes in doing what our elected representatives are supposed to do—protect the lives and property of the American people. He gets it done while thug politicians are more interested in power and wealth.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 2:01:46 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: servantboy777

God Bless Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 2:13:16 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Jeff Chandler

If they can find a single paper clip missing, he’s toast.”

The Sheriff is responsible to the LOCAL COUNTY residents-—NOT to the Federal Government.

If there is a problem about paper clips- give me an address to send a couple of thousand to Sheriff Joe. It would be my pleasure.

Everyone has a list of things they would like to do or people they would like to spend time with before they die—a personal “bucket list” for each of us.

Sheriff Joe is on my list.....


24 posted on 05/08/2009 2:15:37 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: I_Like_Spam

someone who is quite popular and at 77”

Sheriff Joe is 77 years old? Are you sure??

That would mean he was voted in the first time at an advanced age. I know he gets about 89% of the vote each time he runs.


25 posted on 05/08/2009 2:18:14 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

I’m a big Sheriff Joe fan. I’ve just noticed that the criticism used to come from the flaky nutter Left and the Monica Media. Now it seems that congress and the Hussein administration have their eyes on Joe. Joe is tough and is a rare Republican in that he stands up for himself, but we all know that once the Democrats can chink his armor, his fellow Republicans will abandon him, and some will even attack him.

He is going to be under severe attacks now, and he doesn’t even have to do anything illegal or unethical to be destroyed.

I remember what happened to Governor Mecham. (disclaimer: I did not vote for him). He was impeached for trumped on charges and nearly went to prison.

This is what happens to people who the Left seriously wants to get rid of.


26 posted on 05/08/2009 2:33:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: texrepub76

Which county exactly do you think would ever elect Arpaio? Certainly not Dallas County, not Tarant County, and I doubt Collin County would either.


27 posted on 05/08/2009 3:01:26 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas
Which county exactly do you think would ever elect Arpaio? Certainly not Dallas County...

Not Dallas County? How about Dallam County?

28 posted on 05/08/2009 3:37:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jeff Chandler

I love Sherriff Joe but I am even afraid to vote against him which I have never, ever done of course. Who ever goes after him may find themselves in a world of hurt.


29 posted on 05/08/2009 3:44:57 PM PDT by jokyfo (JESUS CHRIST: The Light of the world... AMERICA: The light of freedom.)
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To: newfreep
This sheriff is NOT an extremist for simply enforcing the law! Now go back to DU!

Get a sense of humor.I was joking.
30 posted on 05/08/2009 4:04:45 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: ken in texas
Bull Crap!! He enforces the law... I guess you have a problem with that.

I have a problem with you not understanding sarcasm. You people need to develop a sense of humor.
31 posted on 05/08/2009 4:06:28 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
You better use the /s tag. Some just don’t get it.

Apparently the obvious isn't so obvious to some.
32 posted on 05/08/2009 4:07:31 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: givemELL
“The public has a desire to help local law enforcement when times are tough. I am banking on their generosity of time and energy to help my deputies keep our communities safe,” Arpaio says.

I felt a tingle run up my leg ...

33 posted on 05/08/2009 4:08:41 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: givemELL
He did this already. Before he was first elected there was a huge problem with people (mostly elderly women) getting mugged in busy parking lots in Phoenix. He campaigned on being able to stop this from happening and when elected he created a posse of mostly retired LEO and some were even horseback to patrol parking lots. He did stop the muggings or at least reduce them to the point they were not a big issue. I didn't realize he had let his posse go at some point- I thought it was a great idea.
34 posted on 05/08/2009 4:17:37 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
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To: Man50D
Tough day for right wing extremist comedians. ROTFL

This turned out to be a very funny thread.

35 posted on 05/08/2009 4:20:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I remember what happened to Governor Mecham. (disclaimer: I did not vote for him). He was impeached for trumped on charges and nearly went to prison.

He did end up impeached but I also remember they were trying to recall him and the strange thing was I never saw a petition for his recall and didn't know a single person who saw it much less signed it. I do remember discussions about that at work at the time. When that happened I was working for a very wealthy, politically connected man in Phoenix and his version was that Mecham made promises to the powers that be to get elected- I think they were called the Phoenix 100, anyway according to my boss when Mecham took office he told these powerful people to take a hike, he owed them nothing and they did him in.

36 posted on 05/08/2009 4:36:41 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
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To: TigersEye
This turned out to be a very funny thread.

I think I've been accused of being a left wing nut.
37 posted on 05/08/2009 4:38:06 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D
It's that nuance. It'll get you every time.

FWIW I'm impressed with Sheriff Joe. What he has going there sounds a lot like the original form of the civilian militia. Men and women trained and ready to assist the local authorities with community security.

38 posted on 05/08/2009 4:43:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye
FWIW I'm impressed with Sheriff Joe. What he has going there sounds a lot like the original form of the civilian militia. Men and women trained and ready to assist the local authorities with community security.

As I said, he's terrific. We need more like him and that's no joke.
39 posted on 05/08/2009 4:50:38 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Tammy8
Mecham was railroaded, that's for sure.

I followed his trial and even watched it in court a couple days. His attorney was Mrs. Chandler's cousin, Mike Scott.

Evan Mecham was a prim tea teetotaler, but Mike was a hard drinking cowboy. He was even a rodeo bull rider at one time. You were less likely to see Mike at a country club than in a Whiskey Row bar in Prescott.

But he was a hell of a lawyer-the best.

Here's an article about Mike's funeral.

Mike Scott.

40 posted on 05/08/2009 5:16:53 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: Man50D
I have a problem with you not understanding sarcasm. You people need to develop a sense of humor.

I understand sarcasm quite well... and now that I look back at your post I can see that perhaps that's the way you intended it.

Re: "You people"... taking speaking lessons from Ross Perot? /sarc

41 posted on 05/08/2009 7:38:08 PM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us - team #36120)
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To: Fiji Hill

He said the metroplex. The counties I listed are all in the metroplex. Dallam is way up in the panhandle.


42 posted on 05/08/2009 9:20:47 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

I think if everyone actually knew the amount of taxpayer dollars that go to medical services provided to illegals at Parkland, JPS and other area hospitals it would at least be feasible. But then again the new majority in Tarrant and Dallas I’m sure would never allow the vote to happen.


43 posted on 05/09/2009 11:59:38 AM PDT by texrepub76
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