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Old 01-02-2016, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Sheriff Wes Thornton recommends that prospective volunteer members be armed.


Sheriff in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania puts out call for posse, preferably armed - CBS News
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Sheriff Wes Thornton recommends that prospective volunteer members be armed.


Sheriff in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania puts out call for posse, preferably armed - CBS News
So, what?
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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In areas like that, I think it'll help.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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"Posse members will help the sheriff and his deputies respond to natural disasters, search for missing children or other endangered people, as well as in gathering information and performing other non-emergency tasks."


Sounds like a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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So, what?
You don't hear about posses too much nowadays, it might be the first in the commonwealth.


If it was in western Texas or rural Wyoming, it might be business as usual, but its something different here
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What else are communities going to do without full-time staff? Fire departments do the same thing. They use lots of volunteers.
That is the way of our commonwealth. The state and local governments cut jobs and raise taxes. Communities have to cover the loss somehow.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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A Pennsylvania posse, eh? Mark Kessler might be available.
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