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, AZ today in broad daylight.

Maybe Pima County, AZ 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:


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


  1. I didn't know you're writing for the Onion now, because you certainly can't be serious...

    Enforcing illegal immigration law? You mean the same law that encourages unfair bigotry and profiling? The kind of law that is clearly a throwback that has ugly undertones of the 1940s?

    Or the hateful rhetoric flagrantly spouted in conservative media, by which he CLEARLY inspired? (I noticed you forgot the link of his anti-government videos rife with hate and a flag burning...)

    Can we FINALLY make a case for gun control here?? Why in the world could ANYONE possible need a semi-auto handgun with an EXTENDED CLIP?!?!? It takes one bullet to kill, and the 16 rounds in a standard magazine is more than enough to "protect" yourself from a break in. And as far as I know hunters don't hunt with handguns...

    Be a little more fair.


  2. Thank you for pointing this out. I was distraught that this Sheriff not once, not twice, but three times had to mention the "bigotry" during his press conference. Thanks sheriff, but we're just looking for facts; not political commentary. Never mind that the perpetrator's favorite books include 'Mein Kampf' and 'The Communist Manifesto'.

  3. Of course, sheriff, bigotry is all around you but by all means sheriff... Use trite stereotypes of Islam's most sacred religious city to get your point across. That will show everyone how nuanced and germane you are! Hah.

  4. >We didn’t have a tea party until we had a black president

    We didn't have a Tea Party until we had a Marxist president.

    >law that encourages unfair bigotry and profiling

    Obviously you've never read the law.

    >Can we FINALLY make a case for gun control here??

    There's a good case against gun control. If people had been armed, likely the only people shot after the first one would be the criminals.

    >Why in the world could ANYONE possible need a semi-auto handgun with an EXTENDED CLIP?!?!? It takes one bullet to kill, blah, blah, blah.

    Apparently you aren't a gun owner, and you know nothing about how difficult it is to get that "one bullet" to hit where it needs to in the heat of the moment.

    >the 16 rounds in a standard magazine is more than enough to "protect" yourself from a break in.

    Tell that to people who get raped, robbed, and murdered in multi-invader home invasions.

    >And as far as I know hunters don't hunt with handguns...

    Aaaaand it becomes absolutely clear that you are speaking from a position of absolute ignorance.

  5. In the first video @ about 0:45 "he may have a mental issue"... ya think? I'm certainly not one to determine anyone's mental capacity, but would be a pretty safe guess IMHO.
    I'm inclined to agree with the label "Dipstick". Isn't there an oath taken by all law enforcement to "enforce laws"? Is it up to him to decide if a law is worthy of enforcement? Especially one that is intended to protect "We the people"!
    And in the 1940's wasn't it a Democrat president in office that was responsible for "unfair bigotry and profiling"... February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066
    Gun control? Guns are not the only means of hurting people. He could have resorted to many things to kill or harm. Bomb, auto, hi-jacked airplane...

  6. Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish. One of the 6 dead, her staffer, is a Jew. If there's any racism involved here, it's the anti-semitism of the shooter, who btw, prominently displays Mein Kampf as one of his favorite books.

    Don't hear this asshole sheriff ranting about anti-semitism that may have inspired the shooting. Nah, he goes after the Pro-Israel Tea Party instead.

  7. From Sarah Palin to Tea Party members.

    Everyone's to blame for this except the shooter.

    Do liberals have any shame at all.

    Why am I even asking that question?

  8. This "sheriff" is a disgrace and I sure hope that he is voted out in the next election. It's shameless how he is using this tragedy to exploit his horrible views and vitriol.


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