Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sheriff Who Refuses to Enforce The Law Blames AZ Bigotry For Tragic Violence in His County

A congresswoman got shot point-blank in the head in Pima County, Arizona today in broad daylight.

Maybe Pima County, Arizona would be a safe place to live if it had a sheriff who would enforce the law. Maybe the sheriff should spend less time trying to blame all the world's problems on talk radio and the Tea Party...

Pima County AZ Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed the “prejudice and vitriol” in Arizona for the shooting today.

For the record: The shooter and the victims were white.
He also wags a finger at talk radio commentators and sundry boogeymen, but here's the money quote:
But again I’d just like to say that when you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain people’s mouths about tearing down the government, the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And, unfortunately, Arizona I believe has become sort of the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.
What's all this "Mecca" nonsense? Isn't Mecca a holy city for Islam? Is Jared Loughner a Muslim? What does this shooting have to do with Islam?

Apparently, the confused Democrat sheriff is taking an awkward swipe at the Tea Party and assorted ne'er-do-wells of their ilk. (Dupnik equates the Tea Party with bigotry.) Flashback to September:
“We didn’t have a tea party until we had a black president,” Dupnik said at a forum held at St. Francis Cabrini Roman Catholic church.

Asked how it came up in the discussion, he said, “I brought it up. I think I was talking about how bigotry is alive and well in America.”

He said aside from the timing of the movement’s birth, he’s seen bigoted messages at their rallies.
Don't forget, this is the ideologically-driven left-wing Sheriff who refuses to enforce the law in his county:
Pima County's top lawman says he has no intention of enforcing Arizona's controversial crackdown on illegal immigration. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik calls SB 1070 "racist," "disgusting," and "unnecessary."
We should have seen this coming ― a complete meltdown of law and order in the very county where the celebrity sheriff has very publicly flouted the law. How predictable:

X-posted at LCR


Oh, my: That which I didn't dare speculate publicly...

Did Sherrif Dupnik Pre-Emptively Blaming Sarah Palin Because He Knows True Blame Lay In His Office?
...if you've dropped the ball, badly, and that's led to six murders and multiple grave injuries, damnit, you'd better start soliciting political allies and dreaming up faraway scapegoats.
Legal Insurrection: Illness on display in Arizona

Instapundit: The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel

Kyl to sheriff: Keep your speculation to yourself… (via Hot Air)

Freedom's Lighthouse: Megyn Kelly Confronts Liberal Sheriff Dupnik On His Political Agenda – Video

Memeorandum thread: Megyn Kelly Takes On Sheriff Dupnik, The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech, The Dishonorable Sheriff


Teresa said...

The sheriff ticked me off when he played politics and took a swipe at the "other side" or the Tea Party. The Sheriff who is against enforcing the rule of law just needs to shut his trap and stop casting aspersions on only one side's vitriol when he has no proof as to the reason for the shooting.

Anonymous said...

Nothing quite like using a tragedy like this to grind an unrelated political axe.

Paula Brooks said...

Maybe it was that ad for a June event that allowed Jesse Kelly's tea bagger supporters to "Get on Target for Victory" — "Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office" by shooting a "fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly".

And Gabbi Giffords said this in March.... “We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but, the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted, has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize there’s consequences …to that action.”

So maybe you can also demand an apology from her too.... if she recovers.

RightKlik said...

@Paula Brooks

Yeah. The crosshairs made Jared Loughner do it. And Lee Harvey Oslwald too, or something...

Flutter said...

Wow.. "Senseless Violence" is what these murders are being called. They are the results of an apparently mentally disturbed 22-year old. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head but is still in critical condition. The Sheriff calls Arizona the "mecca for prejudice and bigotry" and refuses to enforce the law. Is there any connection between the crosshairs that Sarah Palin placed on this Arizona district, suggesting the defeat of these Democratic Congressmen. Read more in this bledit. In it, I have posted a link to this blog and a few others on the story.

Always On Watch said...

Dupnik is a dipstick, all right.

And he's being quoted in every mainstream media report I've seen. Ugh.

tha malcontent said...

No, violence is never acceptable. You are right about that..
However we must not stand by and let the left blame us for every Nut-Job that walks the earth.
We do not have to remain silent and let them blame us for the horrendous acts that we are not responsible for. And we don't need a Traitor like Jane Fonda to tell us what we should believe, that's for sure..

Adrienne said...

It seems to me if a sheriff publicly states he won't enforce the law, he should be immediately fired...

Adrienne said...

@Paula - the dems have posted their own maps with targets so what you're saying is pretty one-sided and quite ludicrous.

Wasn't it Obama who said "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun?" Why, yes - I believe it was. So it looks like Jared was just following his "leader's orders."

Educate yourself by reading the rest of Obama's angry rhetoric at Gateway Pundit

Matt said...

This should be called "the sheriff that spouts propaganda." This guy spews narrative like few I've seen.