Before Escobar and his posse would surrender, the drug kingpin had a few stipulations.
He once told me he got the idea for his posse from all the Western movies he watched as a child.
There's a reason that we have police departments and not posse's roaming around bringing "justice" to people.
To do this, Mike said they have to "posse up, get into this gang mentality."
So [after becoming sheriff] I said, ‘Wait a minute, I’m going to build up my posse.
This cook, Steck, was captured by the posse behind the breastworks.
Illness had not been accepted by the "posse" as an excuse for delay.
I'll be out here bright and early tomorrow morning with my posse, an' we'll take them fellers off'm your hands.
He was said to have been with the posse that killed Tunstall.
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]