June 21, 2015 1:00 pm -


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces newly launched program aimed at providing security around schools in Anthem, Arizona, January 9, 2013. Arpaio plans to start deploying a volunteer posse to Phoenix-area schools as part of a new program to boost security for students following the Connecticut shootings.   REUTERS/Laura Segall  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION SOCIETY) - RTR3C9C6

Joe Arpaio’s latest publicity stunt backfires badly:

Arpaio was asked for the protection by Baptist preacher Rev. Jarrett Maupin on Friday after a gunman killed nine in a racist attack on Charleston’s landmark Emanuel AME. But the request was quickly condemned by other black church leaders, who said Maupin doesn’t represent the community.

“[H]is partnership with Sheriff Arpaio is an affront to all who oppose civil-rights violations,” reverends Reginald Walton and Warren Stewart Jr. and Angeles Maldonado said in a statement, reported by the Arizona Republic. “The Maricopa County sheriff has been adjudicated as a racial profiler. He is the last person we would look to for help.”

So much for Arpaio’s attempt to deflect attention from a damaging ruling on Monday that upheld a guilty verdict against the media-hungry sheriff for racial profiling. Community leaders have stated their support for a fast civil settlement between Arpaio and the Justice Department. [su_facebook][su_center_b]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Arizona Black Churches Say No To Arpaio’s Posses

  1. tracey marie June 21st, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Good job people, do not allow that racist to pretend as if he cares about minorities, those posses of his would likely start trouble as an excuse to shoot and kill.

    • rg9rts June 21st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Look at the one in LA

  2. NW10 June 21st, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Good. Tell this fat fascist punk to hit the road!

  3. suesista June 21st, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I was ready to pack it in when I heard yesterday that ‘black churches requested that Arpaio provide armed guards’….so glad to read this update/clarification.

  4. Mainah June 21st, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    What happened to his little stunt with that other loser where they had the “goods” on the evil overlord Obama? That was hilarious, but to bring guns to a church is not. That isn’t what its suppose to be about. Is he up for reelection or something?

  5. StoneyCurtisll June 21st, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Just say no…
    To Joe Arpaio~!

  6. StoneyCurtisll June 21st, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    “black” churches wouldn’t need protection if racist like Joe Arpaio were not around.

  7. granpa.usthai June 21st, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    could they make him appear for the settlement ruling in his pink panties? with a big pink ribbon tied around his fat head?
    that way, everybody’s happy…
    ‘specially Joe.

  8. jybarz June 21st, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Who would want consolation from this bastard?

  9. rg9rts June 21st, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    At least someone in Arizona has the common sense that god gave them