Yes folks, according to an article in yesterday's Chicago Tribune, America's craziest sheriff, Joe Apaio, has hired a burly martial arts instructor turned actor to train his three thousand person plus " posse" to respond to possible school shootings in his Maricopa County, Arizona district. Don't you just feel safer already? No? Why not, I wonder.
According to the article the training takes place in actual schools with real teachers and school children participating in the mock up. Most recently, according to the Tribune article, Arpaio enlisted actor Stephen Seagal to train his Maricopa County posse members at a school in Fountain Hills, a suburb northeast of Phoenix, with children used as stand-ins for scared students.
Now THAT should make the little tykes sleep better at night, don't you agree?
Really. You just can't make this stuff up. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the antics of Joe Arpaio, his Hollywood sidekick and his crazy volunteer deputies. Personally, I think they should all be arrested for child abuse and the kids should be given psychiatric counseling and milk and cookies.
Training a gun toting posse in a local elementary school may make Sheriff Arpaio feel like a big man, but does it make children safer? I don't think so. Do you?