Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio today released a list of schools that are going to be patrolled by armed, volunteer members of his posse -- two days after those patrols started.
Arpaio repeated a claim that the "only difference" between a sworn deputy and a posse member is that the posse members aren't paid -- a claim that has been debunked in recent days by Stephen Lemons.
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Arpaio acknowledged that people have referred to this move
, and almost everything else he does, as a "publicity stunt."
"Let's say it is," Arpaio said, while standing in front of a gigantic MCSO van, parked outside an Anthem elementary school. "I want everyone to know what we're doing out here.
For good measure, Arpaio said, "You could say everything I do is a publicity stunt."
We could, and we usually do.
Arpaio said there are 59 schools that will be patrolled by posse members, and when a reporter tried to confirm that Arpaio said "a few" posse members would be carrying fully automatic weapons, Arpaio said, "What's the problem?"
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For one, they're not cops.
Anyway, parents, hold your breath. The list of schools that will be patrolled by posse members can be found below: