Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Stench of Opportunism

In a post at BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee dismantles a plan by Arizona’s controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio to have armed posses patrol elementary schools, saying the idea can easily go awry. Arpaio is known for his anti-immigration stance and for touting Obama Birther-conspiracies.

This doesn’t smell right. In fact, it has the downright stench of opportunism.

Joe Arpaio, the anti-illegal immigration hardliner and Obama birther-conspiracy-peddling sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., has found a way to twist the tragedy of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre into an excuse to expand his police powers more than seriously protect children.

According to The Huffington Post, Arpaio now plans to have armed volunteer posses out patrolling areas around the county’s elementary schools. They won’t be posted on the campuses, however.

Unless they’re prepared to stop white guys who are dressed in camouflage or military vests, or black

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