There's a reason that we have police departments and not posse's roaming around bringing "justice" to people.
The posse members were often present at the sensational immigration raids, directing traffic and riding along with deputies.
He once told me he got the idea for his posse from all the Western movies he watched as a child.
He said some of the posse members will use their own marked cars, and others might use patrol cars if they're available.
To do this, Mike said they have to "posse up, get into this gang mentality."
This cook, Steck, was captured by the posse behind the breastworks.
Therefore, none of the posse would have a point-blank shot at him.
I'll be out here bright and early tomorrow morning with my posse, an' we'll take them fellers off'm your hands.
The bullets of the posse had neither torn a tendon nor broken a bone.
And where he ate the sheriff and his posse would likewise have to dine.
1640s (in Anglo-Latin from early 14c.), shortening of posse comitatus "the force of the county" (1620s, in Anglo-Latin from late 13c.), from Medieval Latin posse "body of men, power," from Latin posse "have power, be able" (see potent) + comitatus "of the county," genitive of Late Latin word for "court palace" (see comitatus). Modern slang meaning "small gang" is probably from Western movies.
: I thought posses were Jamaican. Language changes very fast here, now it just means a small gang
[1980s+ Black teenagers; probably fr the sheriff's posse seen so often in cowboy movies]