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Malkin: The Worst Sheriff in America
GOP USA ^ | 1/12/2011 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/12/2011 7:47:04 AM PST by Bigun

If the White House has any sense, President Obama will stay far away from the demagogic Dupnik and his media entourage when he visits Arizona on Wednesday to memorialize the victims. Indeed, if the White House is truly committed to unifying the country, it will explicitly disavow Dupnik’s vulture-like exploitation of the shooting rampage.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: demagogic; fool; giffords; sheriff; worst
Why do we continue to put up with idiots like this?

Since when does a County Sheriff get to arbitrarily choose which laws he will or will not enforce?

1 posted on 01/12/2011 7:47:08 AM PST by Bigun
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To: Bigun

Dipstik is covering his *** with all of his heated rhetoric and vitriol. I’ve got a feeling that the FBI is going to want to talk to the boy before all of this is over. I hope the boy has his AARP dues caught up.


2 posted on 01/12/2011 7:51:35 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: Bigun

Obama already called this jerk. That is not distancing the White House from a Hack.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 7:54:48 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Bigun

Seems to me that the sheriff may have had good reason to point fingers, because he may have known early on that his office was culpable and that he needed to deflect attention from himself.

Please notice that the Tucson police department have apparently not been involved in the investigation. I’m told that is because Lochner’s home, the crime scene, and Pima County Community College all lie outside the city limits, in the sheriff’s jurisdiction.

In other words, Lochner was likely well-known as a local “crazy” to law enforcement, but rather than documenting his behavior and forcing a mental evaluation, the sheriff’s office looked the other way.

It is very, very hard for families alone to get a mentally ill relative into psychiatric care if the patient is unwilling. But law enforcement can arrest a person and take him before the court for involuntary commitment.

I don’t know what the laws are in Arizona, but the families of the victims may have a good case against the sheriff.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 7:58:04 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Bigun

Has anyone considered that Loughner looks like Krugman, but without the hair and beard. Both of them have that spaced-out look in their eyes.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 7:58:52 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Bigun
And every time I hear his name, I go off into a fantasy where I am watching a 1950’s movie parody, “I Was a Sheriff for the KGB”, with a voice over like:”And so, Sheriff Dupenik was sent forth to enforce imaginary thought crime, while ignoring real criminal activity”...
6 posted on 01/12/2011 7:59:36 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Jedidah
In other words, Lochner was likely well-known as a local “crazy” to law enforcement, but rather than documenting his behavior and forcing a mental evaluation, the sheriff’s office looked the other way.

Wonder if the fact that his parents work for the county had anything to do with Lochner not being held accountable for his previous actions?

7 posted on 01/12/2011 8:00:59 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Probably not, and no reason to think so without evidence.

His mom worked for the parks department, a separate and unrelated entity. Dad was apparently unemployed.

We’ll see.


8 posted on 01/12/2011 8:06:08 AM PST by Jedidah
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re: Wonder if the fact that his parents work for the county had anything to do with Lochner not being held accountable for his previous actions?

I doubt it. His mom worked for the recreation dept. That hardly carries any weight. It is probably just the police being lazy. Plus, until a crime is actually done, most police will do nothing.

9 posted on 01/12/2011 8:08:08 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Jedidah
I’m told that is because Lochner’s home, the crime scene, and Pima County Community College all lie outside the city limits, in the sheriff’s jurisdiction.

His jurisdiction is the entire county.

10 posted on 01/12/2011 8:10:50 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: Jedidah
It is very, very hard for families alone to get a mentally ill relative into psychiatric care if the patient is unwilling. But law enforcement can arrest a person and take him before the court for involuntary commitment. I don’t know what the laws are in Arizona, but the families of the victims may have a good case against the sheriff.

I hope they sue the jackass blind!

11 posted on 01/12/2011 8:14:49 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Bigun

The people of Pima county keep electing Dupnik..time after time.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 8:16:52 AM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: Bigun

“Since when does a County Sheriff get to arbitrarily choose which laws he will or will not enforce?”

Since always. We used to have some in North Carolina who ran real fiefdoms.


13 posted on 01/12/2011 8:19:44 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: Bigun
obozo has no sense like the da sheriff..both will not get reelected...
14 posted on 01/12/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: DemonDeac
Since always. We used to have some in North Carolina who ran real fiefdoms.

Well I HOPE they have since stopped allowing that sort of thing in North Carolina and they sure as hell need to do so in Pima County Arizona!

15 posted on 01/12/2011 8:23:18 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Jedidah

“... he may have known early on that his office was culpable...”

He definitely seemed to be scolding everyone else but himself. IMHO, he was the one who really started the whole “political” motive. He should realize that law enforcement is suppose to deal with FACTS not SPECULATION. He has failed on this one, big time.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 8:24:28 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SeaHawkFan

Do not know if this is true. I heard one reporter say that Lochner’s mother worked for or have in the past for the Worst Sheriff,
Maybe thsi is the connection for the words he raves about the Sarah & others.I have heard nothing else about this from the libs.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 8:32:31 AM PST by mendedheart
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

That’s true, of course.

But the sheriff’s department generally takes a back seat to local police inside a municipality, serving as backup. In an unincorporated area, the sheriff has sole jurisdiction.


18 posted on 01/12/2011 8:41:55 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Bigun
if the White House is truly committed to unifying the country,

What a silly supposition.

19 posted on 01/12/2011 8:59:01 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: afnamvet

Apparently they believe in him. I hear Tuscon is one of the more sloppy liberal venues in the country.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 9:01:32 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

I agree completely!


21 posted on 01/12/2011 9:11:02 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: SeaHawkFan
...anyone considered that Loughner looks like Krugman, but without the hair and beard. Both of them have that spaced-out look in their eyes.

It's hard to be that gullible and foolish and NOT have that spaced out look in the eyes...

22 posted on 01/12/2011 9:13:34 AM PST by GOPJ (When liberals are FORCED to pay for Rush Limbaugh's show, I'll be happy to pay for NPR.)
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To: arthurus
I hear Tucson is one of the more sloppy liberal venues in the country.

It's kind of an embarrassment to the rest of the state. If this incident had happened in Maricopa County (Phoenix/Scottsdale)...well, Sheriff Joe would have been on the case, so it might never have happened at all.

23 posted on 01/12/2011 9:18:46 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Jedidah
I don’t know what the laws are in Arizona, but the families of the victims may have a good case against the sheriff.

Arizona allows for family, friends or even acquaintances to petition a local court for a mental evaluation, said Suzanne Hodges, chief compliant officer at the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, the group that provides mental health treatment for Pima County, where the shooting occurred. The court would have then sent someone to interview Loughner and determine if he needed treatment — even if he was not an imminent danger to himself or others, as most other states require.

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, Dupnik's deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system.

24 posted on 01/12/2011 4:03:06 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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