Protesting Too Much? Right Attacks AZ Sheriff for His Comments on Vitriol and Bigotry

By: Monday January 10, 2011 6:09 am

There’s an old Bill Cosby routine, called “Shop”, on the album Why Is There Air? that is quite apposite to the events of the past two days. In it, Cosby describes how his junior-high-school shop teacher tricked the guilty party into tacitly confessing to having put a bullet in the shop class furnace — and without directly accusing the kid or even so much as saying his name. With the right-wing attacks on Pima County, Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, we’re seeing something rather similar play out.


LIVEBLOG: Press Conference With Sheriff Dupnik and FBI Director Robert Mueller

By: Sunday January 9, 2011 10:08 am

Dupnik: “I think that when the rhetoric about hatred, about mistrust of government, about paranoia of how government operates, and to try to inflame the public on a daily basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week has an impact especially on people who are unbalanced personalities to begin with.”

Liveblog: News Conference on Giffords Shooting

By: Saturday January 8, 2011 5:03 pm

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Suspect is a white male, 22 years old, won’t divulge his name, recently the subject of police interest. Has a troubled past, and Dupnik is not convinced he acted alone. Some reason to believe suspect came to this location with another individual, and that there was an indication the other individual was involved. They have pictures of him. But cannot, on advice of council, give more details at this time. Says it is a male, white, and they are “actively in pursuit” of him.

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