Posts Tagged Pima County Arizona
Seventy-One Shots: The Death of Jose Guereña via Pajamas Media/Bob Owens
So when Dupnik’s teams attempted a complicated four-house raid of minority families looking for drugs, perhaps bigotry and prejudice really was in play.
Perhaps Dupnik’s officers assumed every Hispanic accused of being a drug dealer really was one, and perhaps they assumed that the tenant of a home protecting his loved ones must be a bloodthirsty cartel member waiting in ambush. Is that why they gunned down a tired, hard-working father sleeping off a night shift at the local copper mine? A Marine veteran of Iraq that had the discipline not to fire — a discipline that a trigger-happy SWAT team which has now killed three men in less than a year cannot itself exercise?
Not only has the Pima Sheriff’s Department tried to justify firing 71 shots at one man in a small hallway, hitting him (thankfully, just him) 60 times in a home where his wife and child were present. They’ve attempted to justify their refusal to let a team of paramedics treat Guereña, who was still miraculously alive after being sprayed mercilessly with bullets. It takes a competent SWAT team just a handful of minutes to “clear” a residential home during a raid. Dupnik’s SWAT team refused to declare the scene “clear” for an agonizing one hour and 14 minutes, and not until Jose Guereña had already died.
Not content to blame the victim for his own death, they attempted to insinuate he was a drug dealer, even though they were forced to admit under direct questioning that no drugs were found in his home, and that a clumsy cop falling down may have triggered the bloodbath.
OK, let’s review. Democrat Dupnik from what is known, ignored the nut case Loughner and lets HIS SWAT team shoot someone 60 TIMES. Tucson, think you have a problem..
A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first.
And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for “questioning the legality” of the shooting.
A report by ABC News affiliate KGUN found that more than an hour had passed before the SWAT team let the paramedics work on Guerena. By then he was dead.
Excellent idea, “lawyers”. AND your population will soar, once all illegals are sent and confined in, Baja Arizona..
Hey, “group of lawyers”, I have a splendid idea as to who may be the Governor of Baja Arizona:
In fact, I will present two qualified candidates..
The sheriff of Pima County is troubled by vitriol only when it comes from the mouths of conservatives.
And a media star was indeed born. After presumably searching his own soul and finding it pure, Dupnik continued to harp on this theme for the rest of the week, condemning political vitriol to anyone and everyone who strayed nearby long enough to offer him a camera and microphone. And there were lots of media outlets that, eager to apportion blame for the Tucson outrage on people other than the accused killer, offered both. Among these was MSNBC, that well known paragon of reasoned and restrained political debate.
USA Today: Arizona shooting victim arrested after alleged threat via Google News
PHOENIX (AP) — One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled “you’re dead.”
James Eric Fuller, 63, objected to something Trent Humphries said during the forum in Tucson that was taped for a special edition of ABC’s “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour, Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said. (program to air Sunday. Question is, will Amanpour report the incident)
Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV in Tucson reported.
Forgot, Dupnik says, ‘f***ing Tea Party’
Dupnik was a vocal opponent of Arizona’s S.B.1070, a law designed to rid the state of illegal immigrants by criminalizing their efforts to work , defining their presence in the state as trespass, and mandating immigration status checks during routine police stops. In April, Dupnik used strong language to condemn the law, calling it “racist,” “disgusting” and “stupid” as well as unnecessary.
In an unusual move for a law enforcement official, Dupnik vowed he would not enforce the law. Dupnik’s stand drew applause from the law’s opponents and criticism from its supporters, including a Facebook fan page.
In September Dupnik again made news when he publicly associated the Tea Party movement with bigotry.
And in pointing a finger at “bigotry”, did this man not point that finger at himself?
In speaking of Jared Loughner, Dupnik said:
“He has kind of a troubled past, I can tell you that,” Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said.
AND Clarence, keeping an eye on an individual with a “troubled past” that YOU knew of, did you find that “unnecessary” as well??