Would you believe that Steven Seagal is actually not the worst choice Arpaio made?
Don't get me wrong. I'm sure that Seagal's heart is in the right place, although I question whether D-List action stars from the '80s are really the right tactic. But nevertheless, with all the news of shootings, all parents worry about the safety of their children.
But I'm not sure that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is really thinking about the safety of children as much as he should. After the massacre at Sandy Hook, Arpaio's response aligned with the NRA, vowing to place his personally selected 'posse' of armed guards in Maricopa County schools. But did anyone question where he would get the candidates for this posse?
Therein lies the problem:
(T)he posse reportedly included at least one man convicted of sex crimes against children. And even worse, and what no one has apparently yet realized: The convicted child sex criminal posse member worked for Arpaio for years in the Sheriff’s office until he was arrested in 2009.
Are we to believe that Arpaio had no idea who this guy was?
Armed child-sex criminals roaming Arizona’s schools. What could possibly go wrong? What’s worse is that Arpaio has been facing heavy criticism for his alleged laxity on prosecuting sex crimes, particularly sex crimes against children.
Yeah, thanks, but no thanks, Sheriff Joe. I'd much rather have my children take the relatively rare chance of being in the wrong place at the wrong time with a school shooting than have them be face to face daily with a known and convicted offender of child sex crimes. Americablog has the whole sordid story.
I tell you, Arpaio's recall would do more to restore justice to Arizona than any other thing.