Notorious birther, perpetual embarrassment, and national disgrace Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced plans to post armed members of his "posse" outside schools to protect against the evil-doers.
The latest proposal comes from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described toughest sheriff in America, who wants to station his “posse” of volunteers outside of about 50 schools in Maricopa County within a week, according to KPNX, a local NBC station.
“Everybody else is talking about what their ideas are. They want new laws. This is immediate. I don't need a new law to send out my posse,” he told NBC affiliate, KPNX, on Thursday. “I feel like we should do whatever we can outside of the schools.”
An armed "posse" (his word) of volunteers stationed outside every school.
What could go wrong?
They could misidentify a threat. They may accidentally discharge their weapons. Students may feel even more imprisoned than they already do. And given that this "posse" swears allegiance to a jackbooted racist who palls around with neo-nazis, some of them may engage in racial profiling and intimidation.
The good news is that state law currently prohibits guns on school grounds, however Arizona lawmakers are already hard at work drafting legislation to strike this shred of common sense from the books. Because Arizona has a fever, and the only cure is more guns.
In related news, here's a detailed account of Arpaio graciously accepting an award from the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV). As you may recall, the Mississippi Division of SCV were proponents of issuing state license plates to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest. Governor Haley Barbour was forced to deny their request last year.