Skip to comments.Sheriff Dupnik's criticism of political 'vitriol' resonates with public [ Sheriff Dupnik Failed]
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."
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Dupnik failed to protect the community form this known threat.
Even the college barred Jared Lee Lougner from the campus.
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.
with a spineless lump of %$#@ like that as sheriff, I wouldn’t be surprised if shootouts in pima county were a common event.
“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.”
Let me correct that headline:
Sheriff Dupnik’s ‘vitriol’ resonates with public
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.
He must be speaking about zero and hid toad big ed
What will they write next?
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.
How about a “Clarence Dupnik is a steaming turd” FB page?
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
Can Clarence Dumbnik be voted out? When does he come up next for election? This guy is a steaming turd.
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.
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 its courageous in his own mind, he obviously has no shame -that is crystal clear.
I hope that Sheriffs can be impeached.
The sheriff used twice as much vitriol as that he condemned.
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.
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?
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
I’m glad to see the subject of the sheriff’s political feelings being inserted into this is making some news.
Just on Fox. Wyatt Earp he is not.
He only became an overnight sensation with the stubbornly stupid! For most Americans he became a classless progressive whore. Sorry to be redundant.
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)
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.
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.
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.
I guess Obama labeling citizens who oppose open borders and amnesty for lawbreakers is OK with the stupid Sheriff.
Read my post #28. The sheriff is a Democrat.
none for members of Congress,
Hes 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.
Well aware of it. I just had a vanity post saying that he should be taken out (politically).
Post pulled that is.
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.
A fellow traveller with the likes of Chief Moose.
“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”.
Let correct your correction-if I might— Dupnics vitriol resonates with the Democratic Party Plantation and the hollywood hype types.
Well I understand he had several leftist propaganda publications in his rathole.Does that count?
He’s a ringing for Ed Schultz. Looks like him, is just as insane.
Police Chief Charles Moose version 2.0
Isn’t the perps mom a county official? If so then it may be that he got many a pass on his behavior.
If left to the voters, the Loony-Lefties in Pima County will re-ellect him
What are we to make of his hypocritical "vitriol"? Sounds like he's inciting more left-wing crazies to start shooting their perceived enemies.
“Dupa” is Polish for “rear end”.
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.
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.
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.