So, Sherriff Dupnik might want to lay low in the wake of some revealing information about prior knowledge being uncovered!! You would THINK he would've kept himself out of the media spotlight at least until after things simmered down, but noooooo.....SOME people just can't refrain from an opportunity to display their knee-jerk reactions of intolerance and bias towards certain groups!
"Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff's Office was informed, his [Sheriff Dupnik's] deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system."
Now, SOME of you may not like the fact that this information is still only circulating around the blogosphere and hasn't reached mainstream news outlets, but I suspect that it will soon enough! I have no doubt that threats such as those mentioned above have all been recorded by police, and will come to light soon enough. So take from it what you will, but I think Sherriff Dupnik ought to censor himself and slink back into that hole he crawled out of!!
And WHY won't the Pima County Sherriff's Department and college release what they ALREADY KNEW about the shooter?!
"The Pima County Sheriff's Department and Pima Community College have declined to release documents that could shed light on run-ins they had with 22-year-old Jared Loughner in the months prior to the shooting."
"The Arizona Public Records Law requires that records be "open to inspection by any person at all times" unless officials can prove releasing the information would violate rights of privacy or confidentiality or otherwise harm the best interests of the state."
Anyone else think county officials are in the process of "lawyering up?!" (my question!)
And Dupnik did change his story. On Saturday it was that he wasn't aware of any threats and was only talking about info he learned after the arrest. By Sunday he'd already admitted that they'd had previous contact, per Reuters.
Famewhore hosed himself. This kind of thing DOES happen all the time, and what he should've done is quietly admitted it to those who needed to know, stayed under the radar, and only answered questions that people needed to know. Instead he grabbed that spotlight kicking and screaming and got his 15 minutes. Option A would probably cost a lot less in the civil suits to come.
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:20 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 3:14 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 3:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
I have already said that I think that the police records and reports of threats should be investigated to make sure that all procedures were followed, and if there were holes in the procedures then those need to be fixed so that going forth there are less chances of this type of tragedy happening. I guess I will wait to see how things unfold on this one. I think it's possible that everything that could have been done wasn't done, but a thorough investigation should show us where (if anywhere) things could or should have been done differently.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:19 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 3:08 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
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