Something's starting to smell fishy in Arizona

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Something's starting to smell fishy in Arizona
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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 1:37pm

Has anyone else heard that the outspoken sheriff, the one who is out front politicizing the shooting, might be trying to cover up the fact that his dept has had run ins with the suspect in the past...including reports of the shooter making threats on the lives of more than one person in the past? The sheriff assured the citizens that the suspect was being well managed in the mental health agencies of the county and that filing charges wouldn't help the citizens. Also that the suspect's mom is a county employee...if that is the case how might this have influenced the dept's decisions not to press charges? If a felony charge had been brought against this mad man, would he have been able to purchase that gun? Does the sheriff maybe have cause to worry that he needs to cover his own rear end? Hmmmm, I was wondering why this man was so out front in his placing of blame...unusual for a law enforcement position. Maybe this makes sense......

Sonny

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Registered: 04-10-2009

Really?

      â€œYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."


-Dr. Suess

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Registered: 11-27-2009
I don't think it takes a mental health professional to recognize that much of his ramblings were completely incoherent.
I heard some experts on mental health and crimes discussing this. He most likely will plead an insanity defense. The experts did not think it would be that easy. Amongst his ramblings were some evidence of deliberate thought. Calling himself a terrorist, identifying his actions to be as an assassination and linking that to Gabby Giffords name as well as some other things I don't recall at the moment. What they said was that it points to him knowing that what he was doing was wrong and that he planned it.
While I agree he needs help, that is easier said than done, especially if his diagnosis does end up being paranoid schizophrenia as some have suggested. They aren't very trusting of those trying to help them and meds are vital to treatment...... But there is a lot of things unknown as to where this man is mentally and if he can grasp that he has a serious problem that needs attention.
Seems that a good time for him to get help was when he was in college and had run ins with police due to his bizarre behavior. The longer time goes on, the more the brain retreats into this psychotic bizarre thought process, the harder to reach people with these types of issues.

Getting appropriate help is easier said than done sadly.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Short answer, at least in my opinion, it's not disgusting only when the other side does it. People are able to wear some of the thickest blinders when it suits them though.
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Registered: 04-10-2009

Yes, they do wear blinders.

      â€œYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."


-Dr. Suess

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Registered: 03-30-2007

Sorry, wrong answer.

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Registered: 03-26-2003

It happens all the time, every time there is a crime, it's all about how the libs aren't tough enough on crime.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Are you seriously trying to argue that when a politician gets shot that somehow it is not political
>>>>.
It would be one thing if she was shot at the supermarket doing her grocery shopping, it could have been random and not political, but she was a politician shot while politicing.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Speaking of Kool-aid! Who are you claiming doesn't care about the victims? And why on earth would you or any one else make that stuff up?

dancemom7 wrote:

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Was she shot because she is a politician?

Um, yes.

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