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    Does Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Have No Shame?

    Does Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Have No Shame?

    Sheriff Clarence Dupnik of Tucson, Arizona, has become the spokesman for blaming right-wing “vitriol” for the shooting by deranged gunman Jared Lee Loughner. 

    Dupnik made national fame last spring when he announced that he would refuse to enforce the new Arizona immigration law and for his flamboyant statements accusing immigration enforcement supporters of being racist.

    As part of this media feeding frenzy, Sarah Palin has been accused of having “blood on her hands” by a New York Daily News columnist and numerous left-wing bloggers even though there is no evidence whatsoever that Loughner ever even saw the map which appeared on Palin’s website of targeted congressional districts.

    These clips from Dupnik’s press conference have been cited across the internet and media to support Dupnik’s view and the right-wing vitriol meme:

    But Meghyn Kelly has forced Dupnik to admit that as of this afternoon, Dupnik had absolutely no evidence as to any connection between such allegedly vitriolic political rhetoric and the shooting.

    Dupnik admitted “it’s just my opinion period” and that “I don’t have that information yet” when pressed as to whether he had evidence to make the connection:

    If Sheriff Dupnik had any shame, he would stop politicizing these deaths and this shooting, now that he has been forced to admit that he is engaging in rank speculation.

    Update:  The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel.

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    The Arizona shootings were like Kwanzaa come early for America's liberal fascists

    "How sick do you have to be to start making political capital out of the killing of six people including a nine-year old girl, long before anyone has the remotest clue what the murderer’s motives were, or his political affiliations, or his state of mind?"

    Arizona shootings: Will Barack Obama stand up to the Left’s shameful exploitation of a national tragedy?

    "While there is not a shred of evidence suggesting the clearly deranged and fundamentally evil gunman was influenced in any way by current political debates, a striking number of liberal pundits and a few politicians have been quick to invoke the names of Sarah Palin and conservative radio talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck when talking about the shootings."

    A political assasination is being viewed through political lenses.


    Wrong on both counts – of crosshairs and crop marks.

    As the left instantly mobilized to gain political benefit from the tragic Giffords shooting their favorite example was the Sarah Palin "crosshairs" map – for example:

    They were wrong twice over. Not only was there no connection between Palin and the shooter except the one created by Democrats and the left for political gain, the symbols on Sarah Palin's map were CROP MARKS, used in the printing business to locate a point. They had nothing to do with crosshairs or rifles.

    A Google image search for crop marks:;=&q;=crop+marks&um;=1&ie;=UTF-8&source;=univ&ei;=zQcrTZzuC4W0lQeR6smOAg

    Crosshairs look like this:

    A Google image search for crosshairs:;=en&biw;=1272&bih;=852&tbs;=isch%3A1&sa;=1&q;=crosshairs&btnG;=Search&aq;=f&aqi;=&aql;=&oq;=&gs;_rfai=

    Wow, did I stumble onto a weird blog! I don't think the Sheriff mentioned Ms. Palin by name. I think he was referring to the vitriol that seemed to begin with the Tea Party in the Summer of '09, exemplified by the open carrying of assault weapons to political events. In all fairness, I don't believe those were Democrats, but I could be wrong.

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