Sheriff Joe Arpaio Has A Challenge for Al Sharpton: Take the “Shoot-or-be-Shot” Police Test

by Sierra Marlee | January 13, 2015 11:01 pm

One of the biggest names at the fore-front of the anti-police campaign is Rev. Al Sharpton. After making several speeches disparaging cops, “America’s Sheriff” Joe Arpaio has finally had enough of Sharpton’s self-important babble. He has proposed a challenge that would require Al to take the “shoot-or-be-shot” test. [1]

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From BizPac Review[3]:

Amid ongoing efforts by the protesters to denounce police for being abusive and quick-triggered, one such activist agreed to take part in a force-on-force training with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

And he failed spectacularly.

What’s more, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants the nation’s loudest critic of police to go through the training — the so-called Rev. Al Sharpton.

“Let’s come on down here,” he said of Sharpton, according to Fox 10 News[4]. “I think you are the prime guy to do this and learn a lesson.”

Jarrett Maupin, a vocal critic of Phoenix, Ariz., police, agreed last week to go through three real-world scenarios where trainees have to decide to shoot, or not to shoot.

In the first scenario, Maupin was shot by a suspect, in the second, he shot an unarmed suspect charging him, and no shots were fired in the third scenario

I have zero faith that Sharpton will take Joe up on his offer, but his reaction will certainly speak volumes to his character.
Endnotes:
  1. Al to take the “shoot-or-be-shot” test. : http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/01/11/sheriff-joe-challenges-sharpton-to-try-the-shoot-or-be-shot-test-cops-have-to-take-171856
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-Al-Sharpton.jpg
  3. BizPac Review: http://www.bizpacreview.com/
  4. according to Fox 10 News: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27815826/2015/01/09/sheriff-arpaio-invites-rev-al-sharpton-to-undergo-use-of-force-scenario?clienttype=mobile

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