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posse

1. US short for posse comitatus, the able-bodied men of a district assembled together and forming a group upon whom the sheriff may call for assistance in maintaining law and order
2. Law possibility (esp in the phrase in posse)
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The Posse Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th year of existence this year, also announced its largest haul yet in scholarships from partner institutions.
Part II explicates the law and history of the posse comitatus from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.
Arpaio even sent one group of posse members to Hawaii to conduct an examination into the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate, it added.
It's important to help protect our children and our schools and we need to do that with whatever means we have," said Rick Velotta, a posse member who attended the training.
A Licence to Operate (LOP) for the Posse project was granted by the Minas Gerais state environmental council, COPAM, late in 2012, allowing Crusader to begin operations at an annual rate of 300,000 tonnes of run of mine ore using simple, dry beneficiation.
To secure an invitation to join a posse, nominees must go through a rigorous interview process that gives extra weight to leadership potential.
The survey was conducted by Mobile Posse from August 2-4, 2011 and is part of Mobile Posse's Mobile Insights, an ongoing weekly survey of mobile users nationwide.
Its debasement of women is especially disturbing: in communities the Posse lords over, girls who turn 14 are often sent to lose their virginity to local Posse dons, and female gang members are forced to ferry drugs to the US concealed in their genitalia.
Whether sharpshooting solo or with a posse, the Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack lets players deliver their own brand of Wild West justice and walk away with their gun smokin'
Kids get to see the human side of the Sheriff's Department and our people get a lot out of it," said Peter Burnstein, reserve chief of the mounted posse for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
For Bial, it inspired her to start the Posse Foundation, a New York-based organization that has helped hundreds of students get into college.
And this is an example of what American soldiers and National Guardsmen fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan say about the care packages sent by the Posse, a group of mostly Eugene veterans: "I can't explain how nice it is to have individuals like you back home supporting us," wrote Staff Sgt.