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Sheriff Dupnik's criticism of political 'vitriol' resonates with public [ Sheriff Dupnik Failed]
Washington Post ^ | 1-9-11 | By Sandhya Somashekhar

Posted on 01/09/2011 2:03:31 PM PST by NoLibZone

Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, who is overseeing the investigation of Saturday's mass shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), became an overnight sensation with his remarks that the "vitriol" in today's political discourse contributed to the incident and that Arizona has become "a mecca for prejudice and bigotry."

Dupnik's name was a top search term on Twitter Saturday night, with many of the tweets thanking him for his candor, and overnight, a Facebook page titled "Clarence Dupnik is my Hero" sprung up.

In a news conference Saturday evening, Dupnik condemned the "atmosphere of hatred and bigotry" that he said has gripped the nation and suggested that the 22-year-old suspect being held in the shooting was mentally ill and therefore more susceptible to overheated messages in the media.

"There's reason to believe that this individual may have a mental issue. And I think people who are unbalanced are especially susceptible to vitriol," he said during his televised remarks. "People tend to pooh-pooh this business about all the vitriol we hear inflaming the American public by people who make a living off of doing that. That may be free speech, but it's not without consequences."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: clarencedupnik; dupnik; giffords; reichstagfire
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1 posted on 01/09/2011 2:03:36 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Dupnik failed to protect the community form this known threat.

Even the college barred Jared Lee Lougner from the campus.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 2:04:53 PM PST by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: NoLibZone

Funny, when my “vitriol meter” is low, I simply dial into the Washington Post, MSNBC, the NYT, or any idiot (read: democrat) politician.

Sorry libs, your bull-Obama doesn’t cut it anymore.


3 posted on 01/09/2011 2:05:46 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NoLibZone

with a spineless lump of %$#@ like that as sheriff, I wouldn’t be surprised if shootouts in pima county were a common event.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 2:06:17 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: NoLibZone

“That may be free speech, but it’s not without consequences.”

I prefer Thomas Jefferson’s take on it.

“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.” It has also been translated as, “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.”


5 posted on 01/09/2011 2:07:29 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Da Coyote

Let me correct that headline:

Sheriff Dupnik’s ‘vitriol’ resonates with public


6 posted on 01/09/2011 2:08:31 PM PST by glorgau
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To: NoLibZone

The commie libs love him. Not only for his trashing of Arizona, America and Americans in general. He is also a big supporter of Mexico’s invasion of the U.S.A.


7 posted on 01/09/2011 2:08:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (DNC memo - "Don't let this thing go to waste! Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!")
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To: NoLibZone

He must be speaking about zero and hid toad big ed


8 posted on 01/09/2011 2:09:58 PM PST by daku
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To: NoLibZone
The writer actually used Olbermann to reinforce his/her point that the sherrifs comments point about vitriol was well received.

What will they write next?

9 posted on 01/09/2011 2:10:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: NoLibZone

So... What would this dumb ass have us do?

Write him and ask for permission before we can say anything?

Screw him! I’ve never seen a head LEO be so unprofessional about a case like this. He’s being more of a PR person than someone investigating a crime.


10 posted on 01/09/2011 2:10:04 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NoLibZone

How about a “Clarence Dupnik is a steaming turd” FB page?


11 posted on 01/09/2011 2:10:23 PM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: NoLibZone

Let the idiot keep talking..he is sealing his own fate. He already has a lawyer, he KNEW this gunman was dangerous and did nothing to stop it. I am waiting for the moment that HE is indicted for this


12 posted on 01/09/2011 2:11:13 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NoLibZone

Can Clarence Dumbnik be voted out? When does he come up next for election? This guy is a steaming turd.


13 posted on 01/09/2011 2:13:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NoLibZone

Yassir, his incompetence seems to me to be culpable in this incident a lot more than the Tea Party or Rush Limbaugh, the man must be a fool.


14 posted on 01/09/2011 2:13:44 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: NoLibZone

Sometimes you gotta seize the moment, exploit your position and the public’s trust, while standing in the blood of innocent victims.

He probably fashions it’s courageous in his own mind, he obviously has no shame -that is crystal clear.


15 posted on 01/09/2011 2:13:57 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: SandRat; Arizona Carolyn; greyfoxx39

I hope that Sheriffs can be impeached.


16 posted on 01/09/2011 2:14:13 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: NoLibZone

The sheriff used twice as much vitriol as that he condemned.


17 posted on 01/09/2011 2:15:54 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He just amped it up with Megan Kelly and she even asked him as the Sheriff on this case should he be saying the things he is saying; clearly he is loving the attention and taking advantage of it to make his left wing opinion known.


18 posted on 01/09/2011 2:16:04 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: NoLibZone

I guess I missed it but where is the evidence that this guy was motivated by vitriol or anything other than the desire for attention?


19 posted on 01/09/2011 2:17:01 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Arizona Carolyn

FoxNews with Megan Kelly:

“One party is trying to block the attempts of another party to make this a better country.” -Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, January 9, 2010


20 posted on 01/09/2011 2:21:17 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: NoLibZone

I’m glad to see the subject of the sheriff’s political feelings being inserted into this is making some news.


21 posted on 01/09/2011 2:24:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: JohnBrowdie

Just on Fox. Wyatt Earp he is not.


22 posted on 01/09/2011 2:24:43 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: NoLibZone

He only became an overnight sensation with the stubbornly stupid! For most Americans he became a classless progressive whore. Sorry to be redundant.


23 posted on 01/09/2011 2:24:53 PM PST by Conservative9
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To: NoLibZone
Dear Sheriff Dupnik,

How can an investigation be wrapped up in less than 36 hours, and all the facts be known?

Did I just enter the TV zone of 24? ..... (note to self)

24 posted on 01/09/2011 2:31:21 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Brilliant
I guess I missed it but where is the evidence that this guy was motivated by vitriol or anything other than the desire for attention?

Unlikely there is any evidence. The shooter is a whack job. Barney Fife has no business grabbing this stage. He is a shameless, self righteous, ignorant man.

25 posted on 01/09/2011 2:31:55 PM PST by bobzeetwin
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To: NoLibZone

This is classic CYA. The Sheriff is going to be found as one of the contributors to this event. He had knowledge of this murderers beliefs and mental instability. He did nothing to keep the public safe from him. As time goes on this guy is going to be the poster child for lazy police work.


26 posted on 01/09/2011 2:34:16 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoLibZone
It's time for Dupnik to be taken out in 2012. Primary or General election.
27 posted on 01/09/2011 2:35:36 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Cicero

The sheriff is a Democrat. That is why he continues to politicize it. I wish someone in the media would point out that this Loughner is a leftist with favorite books such as the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.


28 posted on 01/09/2011 2:36:45 PM PST by David1 (.)
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To: NoLibZone
Maybe this mental midget of a Sheriff was referring to Barack Obama who spoke to Latinos before the election saying; "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."

I guess Obama labeling citizens who oppose open borders and amnesty for lawbreakers is OK with the stupid Sheriff.

29 posted on 01/09/2011 2:37:25 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Darren McCarty

Read my post #28. The sheriff is a Democrat.


30 posted on 01/09/2011 2:37:40 PM PST by David1 (.)
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To: NoLibZone
college & NFL football coaches get trooper protection,

none for members of Congress,

31 posted on 01/09/2011 2:38:04 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: NoLibZone
"One party is trying to block the attempts of another party to make the country a better country."

He’s proven himself to be another bitter LIEberal rather than a professional law enforcement officer. Apparently, those who disagree with the DUmocrat agenda are to be held responsible when one of their own goes off the deep end.

32 posted on 01/09/2011 2:39:07 PM PST by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
The Sheriff is going to be found as one of the contributors to this event. He had knowledge of this murderers beliefs and mental instability. He did nothing to keep the public safe from him.

Exactly.
33 posted on 01/09/2011 2:39:12 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: David1

Well aware of it. I just had a vanity post saying that he should be taken out (politically).


34 posted on 01/09/2011 2:41:51 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Darren McCarty

Post pulled that is.


35 posted on 01/09/2011 2:42:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: KoRn
He’s being more of a PR person than someone investigating a crime.

He is a Sheriff and therefore a politician. Many, but not all, of them are not qualified to be in law enforcement.

This man is an example.

36 posted on 01/09/2011 2:46:27 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: NoLibZone

A fellow traveller with the likes of Chief Moose.


37 posted on 01/09/2011 2:49:16 PM PST by Carley (PRINTING OPINION, IGNORING THE FACTS......the msm!!!)
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To: NoLibZone

“Vitriol” is any speech that doesn’t agree with the socialist rhetoric or the leftist agenda. Arizona’s governor is guilty of “vitriol” to them for wanting to enforce the law! Anyone who resists Obama and his handlers and their agenda with speech will probably soon be visited by the “thought police”.


38 posted on 01/09/2011 2:50:22 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: glorgau

Let correct your correction-if I might— Dupnics vitriol resonates with the Democratic Party Plantation and the hollywood hype types.


39 posted on 01/09/2011 2:52:15 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Brilliant

Well I understand he had several leftist propaganda publications in his rathole.Does that count?


40 posted on 01/09/2011 2:54:45 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: RasterMaster

He’s a ringing for Ed Schultz. Looks like him, is just as insane.


41 posted on 01/09/2011 2:55:24 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: NoLibZone

Police Chief Charles Moose version 2.0


42 posted on 01/09/2011 2:56:51 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: NoLibZone

Isn’t the perps mom a county official? If so then it may be that he got many a pass on his behavior.


43 posted on 01/09/2011 2:59:49 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: KoRn
"He’s being more of a PR person than someone investigating a crime."

Exactly. Consider this quote from him concerning the Immigration Bill passed in Arizona that he refused to enforce:

"I've been a cop for 52 years and I'm not sure what reasonable suspicion means," (Emphasis mine)(Source: TPM LiveWire)

In my opinion, if he is not sure what "reasonable suspicion" means, he's been doing way more politik'n than he has been enforcing the law over those years.
44 posted on 01/09/2011 3:00:46 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If left to the voters, the Loony-Lefties in Pima County will re-ellect him


45 posted on 01/09/2011 3:02:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NoLibZone
Dupnik should remove the mote (plank) from his own eye before trying to us remove the mite (splinter) from our own.

What are we to make of his hypocritical "vitriol"? Sounds like he's inciting more left-wing crazies to start shooting their perceived enemies.

46 posted on 01/09/2011 3:03:36 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: NoLibZone

“Dupa” is Polish for “rear end”.


47 posted on 01/09/2011 3:08:28 PM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: jimbo123
The Sheriff is going to be found as one of the contributors to this event. He had knowledge of this murderers beliefs and mental instability. He did nothing to keep the public safe from him.

Exactly.

Don't count on the FBI reveling this.....I have no confidence the truth will come out. Obviously the Tucson Sheriff's Dept whom at this point may not even have much control over the Investigation won't revel the truth. We may well need a whistle blower to come forward to tell us what the Sheriffs Dept. knew and when they knew it.

48 posted on 01/09/2011 3:10:10 PM PST by DAC21
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To: NoLibZone
Can one of these lefties actually enlighten me on what vitriol exactly they are referring to? They never say.

Maybe it's the one, where the prominent politician told his supporters the following (paraphrased):

1. If they bring a knife, you bring a gun.

2. When they punch you, punch back twice as hard. (Soon after SEIU thugs attacked tea party folks.)

3. Get in their faces.

I'm sure the folks here can add more from the sayings of Chairman Obama.

I'm curious, is this the heated rhetoric the libs are wringing their hands over? They never give examples and the MSM helps them out by also not asking them for examples.

49 posted on 01/09/2011 3:21:01 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: NoLibZone

There needs to be a gag order filled against Dupnik, the Combover Sheriff.

Dealing a political card from the bottom of the deck, during this horrible time, can put the case in jeopardy.


50 posted on 01/09/2011 3:24:48 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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