Sheriff Joe provides armed posse to protect black churches

Sheriff Joe provides armed posse to protect black churches

After the Charleston shooting, there is concern across the country that it could happen at other churches. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is providing extra security for the churches in his county…

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The sheriff, who was asked by Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a local minister and civil rights activist, to provide the protection, will send armed volunteer posse members into 60 black churches, according to The Arizona Republic.

“I am the elected sheriff of this county,” Arpaio said. “He asked me to help, and I’m going to help.”

Rev. Maupin wasn’t aware of any specific threats, but said there is a real concern that what happened in Charleston could happen in Phoenix. Not all of the black churches in the community want the beefed up security, but Sheriff Joe says it’s going to be provided anyway.

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