Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik’s office

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Trader666, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik’s office

    This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8.

    The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political agenda.

    Jared Loughner, pronounced by the Sheriff as Lock-ner, saying it was the Polish pronunciation. Of course he meant Scott or Irish but that isn’t the point. The point is he and his office have had previous contact with the alleged assailant in the past and that is how he knows how to pronounce the name.

    Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.

    Every victim of his threats previously must also be wondering if this tragedy could have been prevented if they had been more aggressive in pursuing charges against Mr. Loughner. Perhaps with a felony conviction he would never have been able to lawfully by the Glock 9mm Model 19 that he used to strike down the lives of six people and decimate 14 more.

    This was not an act of politics. This was an act of a mentally disturbed young man hell bent on getting his 15 minutes of infamy. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was aware of his violent nature and they failed to act appropriately. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is not going to change that fact.
  2. Tom B

    Tom B

    Here is the Arizona Republic's view:

    Pima County sheriff should remember duty

    Jan. 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Arizona Republic

    On Saturday afternoon, with his friend Gabby Giffords in surgery fighting for her life, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik railed against the tense partisan politics - "the anger, the hatred, the bigotry" - that prompted the mass murders outside Tucson, in his view.

    And, jarring as such claims may be, we understood. Or tried to understand, despite the spectacle of a lawman - an official whose very job it is to dispassionately gather facts and to maintain order and calm - tying the attack on Rep. Giffords and others to political speech in Arizona, which he considers prejudiced and bigoted. There is no evidence that the state's politics in any way contributed to this atrocity.

    Was Dupnik unnecessarily inflammatory? It seemed so. But it came mere hours following a horrific, bloody mass murder. If you weren't on edge, you weren't being human. But then, on Sunday, the venting continued anew. And a horrified nation began paying closer attention to the Pima County sheriff.

    The world's eyes, once again, focused on Arizona for the worst of reasons. And Dupnik stood before the cameras interpreting the shootings as politically motivated, despite an increasing weight of evidence depicting the shooting suspect, Jared Loughner, as a mentally ill young man who rambled incoherently about pervasive bad grammar and other apolitical obsessions. Even Dupnik has observed that Loughner had made death threats against others and that they had been investigated by police.

    Still, Dupnik used the opportunities to blame Arizona's lax, new gun laws and, again, the angry "rhetoric" of talk radio. The shootings were spurred, he suggested, by "the rhetoric about hatred, about mistrust of government, about paranoia of how government operates."

    Dupnik took up his cause again on Monday. And, in response, we have to say at last . . . enough. Enough attacks, sheriff. Enough vitriol. It is well past time for the sheriff of Pima County to get a grip on his emotions and remember his duty.

    With each passing hour, we learn more about the 22-year-old suspect. And everything we learn adds to the profile of a deeply troubled young man detached from reality. There is nothing to date that suggests any partisan motivation for his crimes, whether right-wing or left.

    Dupnik needs to recall that he is elected to be a lawman. With each additional comment, the Democratic sheriff of Pima County is revealing his agenda as partisan, and, as such, every bit as recklessly antagonistic as the talk-show hosts and politicians he chooses to decry.

  3. They're not saying how much earlier.
  4. Sheriff Dupnik needs to look in the mirror next time he spews blame. But like the libturd he is, it's always someone else's fault in his twisted mind.
  5. pspr


    He's a Democrat. What do you expect? There are just too many of these morons like Sheriff Dipshit in elected office.
  6. 377OHMS


    It turns out that Pima County is a left-wing enclave in a mostly conservative state and the good Sheriff is actually a far left-wing activist.

    So what we have here is just another liberal trying inapporpriately to use a violent act to smear conservatives only he has done so from a position of authority. Sheriff Dupnik evidently also thought it would be a good idea to smear the entire state of Arizona and all of its citizens while he was at it.

    The guy is in huge legal trouble. He defamed the entire state with deleterious effects to commerce. He may be reelected but I wonder if he has millions of dollars to defend himself. There is also the question of his liability for the obvious negligence he has exercised in his handling of the shooter in the many previous altercations between the sheriffs department and the shooter.
  7. And to complete what you said, Obama called the Sheriff to thank him:

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:24 PM

    You Just Knew This Was Coming…
    Obama called the dishonorable Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik today to thank him.

    This was after the sheriff made a fool of himself by blaming Rush Limbaugh, tea partyers and conservatives for the acts of a crazy man.

    The Political Punch reported:
    Of course, the fact that Obama would call and personally thank this sheriff who has been wrong on everything since the tragedy started surprises no one.

    Maybe he’ll get Gibbs’ job?
  8. Yet another example... "Leftists/Democrats* are LIARS!"

    In their book, say anything... do anything... the end justifies the means.

    * exception... Doug Schoen, Pat Caddell
    #10     Jan 12, 2011