Something's starting to smell fishy in Arizona

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Registered: 01-22-2000
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: 03-26-2003

It was a shooting of a politician at a political event, I don't think

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

I am wondering if you misread the reports. From what I've read it wasn't this suspect making threats to many people, it was many different people making threats against many different political and quasi-political figures.

From what I've read, the increase in threats seems to coincide with an increase in Arizona of general anti-government sentiment.

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Registered: 01-22-2000

Not misreading "the reports" at all.

One side, represented by 90%+ of the big media has an agenda to hang this on those that they revile rather than on the shooter. We are not hearing much other than what they want to frame this as...including the sheriff. Makes me wonder why he doth protest so much...this, if proven to be credible, would give us the answer. Smoke screens, it seems, may not be out of vogue yet.

Sonny

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Registered: 01-22-2000

When was the last time that a law enforcement person of such high stature made such a political issue of a crime, in your memory?

Sonny

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Are you seriously trying to argue that when a politician gets shot

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

I don't understand your post. Did you want to try and restate it?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007

Did you hear the Sheriff talk about the bigotry and hate that is in AZ?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
The sheriff absolutely made it political.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
What do you mean when you say political? That's really rather vague.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Funny, the first thing I thought of when this happened was that this man was most likely a paranoid schizophrenic. His youtube and facebook postings point to that very clearly. Early on I listened to a forensic psychiatrist that profiles these types of individuals for a living say that he was most likely psychotic, was in the midst of a psychotic break, and acted alone. The next report from the Sheriff was that that was quite possibly an accomplice. Sheriff sure got that one wrong. So far all that the forensic psychiatrist said has come to fruition as we learn more and more about Loughner. This wasn't a tea partier, this wasn't a conservative, this wasn't a KKK member, white supremacist or skin head. He is a psychotic individual. What is it that is so hard for people to understand that?
(That first post did not have a finger pointed at Mexico by the way. Just as you used your personal experience/bias to think KKK, etc. the poster that referenced Mexico did so b/c this happened in a border area, Giffords is from a border district, the poster lives in AZ so that person was very aware of the heated rhetoric regarding immigration, and being an AZ resident near this area that poster is also aware of the violence problem that exists in border areas of AZ. Let's not try to paint this something it wasn't. There was also much more to that post.)

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