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Arpaio’s “Posse” is 2,500 strong. Members of Arpaio’s “Posse” do not go through background checks for crime and drug offenses like regular police officers. Members of Arpaio’s “Posse” are not held accountable to the high standards that Sworn Police Officers in the United States are held accountable to. They are a band of individuals, nut-jobs, gang-members, bikers, thugs, mafia-types and KKK sympathizers with no regard for, training in or understanding of law enforcement policies or the Constitution of the United States of America. Some of them are armed. Arpaio is able to use this “Posse” outside of the law to achieve goals that his own police officers would be arrested for if they were to undertake.