“You’re Doing A Heckuva Job, Dupie” … What Did The Sheriff Know and When Did He Know It?

UPDATE below the fold …

Report from the hospital is that thankfully Rep. Giffords is breathing on her own but is still in critical condition. Also Jared Loughner’s family finally breaks their silence. Amid it all the MSM continues their carpet bombing of the political right side of discourse and debate in this country while ignoring their failed attacks of the past … They are failing again.

I am reminded of post-Hurricane Katrina and the MSM coverage. While the feds did drop the ball once it was finally pitched to them the MSM did two important miscarriages of journalism: 1) they hyped erroneous reports of gun fights/rapes/murders which scared the crap out of unarmed rescue/relief services waiting to enter New Orleans, 2) they refused to follow the entire line of personal and government failures in the entire mess, choosing to this day only to begin the timeline of fault at the federal government and not with the local and state government of New Orleans/Louisiana.

Well, they’re baaa-aaa-k at it again … the MSM, that is. Everyone on the opposite side of the “progressive” political aisle is to blame for the AZ shooting, but not the loose-cannon, drug-using, liberal/leftist, unemployed, insane individual who actually repeatedly pulled the trigger on an expensive gun, emptying an entire 9mm clip into a peaceful gathering of innocent people. Jihadis would be proud, as Sec. of State Hillary Clinton bravely points out to the UAE (Thanks, Hill, you never let us down. Moral equivalency, one size fits all).

And through it all over the last several days a new star has been born for the MSM, bumping last week’s media idol right off the front burner. Pima County Sheriff Dupnik … And it seems my post-Katrina circle is almost complete as the much sought-after interviewee with bile for all things free speech and “rightwing” got his, “You’re Doing A Heckuva Job, Brownie” phone call from Obama. But the growing question to be answered for any “journalist” who chooses to leave their internet poker game at their desk and dig it out is: “What did Sheriff Dupnik know, and when did he know it?” regarding the continually alarming Jared Lee Loughner:

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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 deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.

Every victim of his threats previously must also be wondering if this tragedy could have been prevented if they had been more aggressive in pursuing charges against Mr. Loughner. Perhaps with a felony conviction he would never have been able to lawfully by the Glock 9mm Model 19 that he used to strike down the lives of six people and decimate 14 more.

This was not an act of politics. This was an act of a mentally disturbed young man hell bent on getting his 15 minutes of infamy. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was aware of his violent nature and they failed to act appropriately. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is not going to change that fact.

My co-blogger “Howie” @ Chandler’s Watch put in a call to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department this morning and talked with someone in the office regarding reports filed on Jared Lee Loughner with the department. He was told “yes” there are multiple reports, but due to the growing influx of requests those reports are currently being gone through and read. Howie was put on the email list and will be sent the information when it has all been sorted out. DEVELOPING (props to Drudge) …

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A final footnote … About those crosshair “symbols” on the political post on Sarah Palin’s website before the election … not so much. But this guy, well, he just wants to be sure nobody ever sees or hears any sort of symbol that might set them off … He wants to be our nanny … They all do. They really do know what’s best for us all … and it’s we can’t be trusted:

You see, the job of subliminal symbols should only be left to the experts in the MSM and the Congress …

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Sweet! I’m a changed person now … Down with the GOP! All hail, Big Sis!

Nothing to see here … Move along.

My honest theory here, Sheriff Dupnik and the MSM (and the dems) are setting the defense for this murderer, hoping to turn his trial into a trial on the Tea Party and the “rightwing” instead of a bat-crap crazy young fool. Should be just about in time for the 2012 election cycle …

Uh-oh! UPDATE: (NYTimes) Police Say They Visited Tucson Suspect’s Home Even Before Rampage

(Cross-posted @ CW)

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