Seagal & Arpaio Team Up to Bring Heavily Armed Criminals Into Schools! Kids Safe Now!
Sheriff / Publicity Fan Joe Arpaio has decided to deal with the school security issue in Maricopa County in Arizona by putting armed posses of volunteer sheriff's deputies around local schools, ready to go in if they spot any trouble. To train them in hand-to-hand and small arms, he wanted only the best, so he brought in his pal / fellow publicity seeker, Steven Seagal. Seagal, who mentioned to reporters in Arizona that he has "hundreds of thousands, if not millions" of hours of small arms training experience, previously joined Arpaio in a raid on a local cockfight in a SWAT tank, covered elsewhere on this site.
Arpaio is also well known for many controversial practices, from making inmates wear pink underwear, to keeping county prisoners in a "tent city" whose security and conditions have been widely criticized, to employing policies aimed at immigrants that have led to conflict with the US Department of Justice.
Arpaio claimed that volunteers would be screened with the same background checks as regular police officers. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department website said that the department "seeks only those individuals who possess the highest levels of integrity;" however, so far screening seems to have been something of a problem.
Unfortunately, among the posse members already involved in patrolling near schools under Arpaio's command is a convicted sex predator with a history of exchanging nude photos and explicit texts and trying to arrange meetings for sex with at least eight girls between ages 13 and 17. Another posse member has a domestic violence conviction and others have other criminal records.
Arpaio has said that schools cannot opt out of the protection his posses are offering.
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