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Man Shot in Rampage is Arrested at a Taping (Eric Fuller "Involuntarily Committed")
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Michael Luo and Sam Dolnick

Posted on 01/15/2011 5:33:06 PM PST by kristinn

TUCSON — A victim of the shooting spree here that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was taken into custody on Saturday after the police and witnesses said the man spoke threateningly at a televised forum intended to help this stricken city heal.

Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes and who had supported Ms. Giffords, was “involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation,” according to Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s office.

Mr. Fuller, who was shot in the left knee and the back on Jan. 8, was among several victims, medical personnel and others who attended a special forum televised by ABC and hosted by Christiane Amanpour.

State Representative Terri Proud, a Republican, was sitting two rows behind Mr. Fuller. The topic of gun control had come up in the forum, she said, and a comment was made by one of the speakers about a bill that was introduced recently in Arizona that would allow staff members on college campuses with concealed weapons permits to carry guns.

Ms. Proud said she spoke up to clarify the exact language of the bill. At that point, Trent Humphries, the founder of the Tucson Tea Party, who was sitting one row behind her, rose to speak and suggested that discussion about gun legislation be postponed until after the funerals. He started to explain that he, too, had been affected by the tragedy through a neighbor who was a victim.

That was, according to Ms. Proud, when Mr. Fuller blurted out to Mr. Humphries: “You’re dead.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: ericfuller; fuller; gabriellegiffords; giffords; jaredleeloughner; jaredloughner; lefties; leftwingnuts; loughner; marine; socialjustice; teaparty; threats; tpds; trenthumphries; tucsonmassacre; usmc; warontheteaparty
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Earlier in the week, Tucson Tea Party leader Trent Humphries spoke about death threats he was getting since the massacre and how he was advised by the Pima County Sheriff's office to avoid public places.

1 posted on 01/15/2011 5:33:09 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He might be more crazy than Jared Lee Loughner


2 posted on 01/15/2011 5:33:59 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: kristinn
Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes

Just another liberal caught in the act of being himself.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 5:36:31 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: kristinn

There tape of this on the utoooob yet ?

That needs to be saved and shared.

Crazy....


4 posted on 01/15/2011 5:36:53 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kristinn

I guess they have to get this guy out of sight otherwise he makes the liberals look like wing nuts which some are but the news readers would have you think otherwise


5 posted on 01/15/2011 5:37:08 PM PST by funfan
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To: kristinn

“Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes and who had supported Ms. Giffords, was “involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation,” according to Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s office.”

A liberal...

Notice that while the libs have repeatedly stated that AZ has no mental health system, this guy was admitted.

Also note that the Slimes had to take a swipe at the military. Fits their profile for the White Devil, I guess.


6 posted on 01/15/2011 5:37:11 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: kristinn

So Fuller made a death threat and immediately gets committed ... but how many death threats did Loughton make and he never got committed?


7 posted on 01/15/2011 5:37:13 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: kristinn

It is now in the so-called “paper of record”. Well, ABC, going to edit it out of your broadcast now?

Let’s see how far you’ll go to perpetuate the fairy tale that Loughner was inspired by the tea party.


8 posted on 01/15/2011 5:39:59 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kristinn

See?....SEE???

If Conservatives would have just SHUT UP when we were told, Mr. Fuller wouldn’t have a bandage on his leg or those leather restraints tying him to the bed and we would all be thriving together.’


9 posted on 01/15/2011 5:40:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: dirtboy

Oh, but it is only those on the right that spew hateful rhetoric and make threats. Idiot liberals.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 5:40:28 PM PST by bcr100
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To: kristinn

Weren’t the police looking for an accomplice of Jareds? Haven’t heard anything else about that. Beginning to wonder about this guy. He was also connected to a hypnosis website.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 5:41:58 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: kristinn
It's refreshing to see the Loony Left step out from behind its mask once in a while.
12 posted on 01/15/2011 5:42:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: kristinn

I just posted this on another thread: His “page” on a “Hypnosis” site “Extraordinary persuasive charisma . . .”
ROFL

What are you looking for on this site?

KIndred spirits and an opportunity to advocate my personal agenda promoting social justice and common sense.

Areas of Specialty:

I use extraordinary persuasive charisma to interest blase, apathetic, oblivious and at times hostile voters to listen to the voice of justice and consanguinity. My experiences encountering public figures and many affluent travelers in person has led me to believe that we all are to blame for George W. Bush.
As Plato stated, “The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.”


13 posted on 01/15/2011 5:47:01 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: kristinn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OvZ51ChXoc


14 posted on 01/15/2011 5:47:47 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kristinn

And it doesn’t stop there.

Now ‘Fooler’ will be getting death threats from his own for being so stupid (left).


15 posted on 01/15/2011 5:47:55 PM PST by trailz
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To: dirtboy
So Fuller made a death threat and immediately gets committed ... but how many death threats did Loughton make and he never got committed?

Nice catch;
The attempted CYA only creates a bigger OSh't!

16 posted on 01/15/2011 5:48:24 PM PST by norton
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To: kristinn
“Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes and who had supported Ms. Giffords, was “involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation,” according to Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s office.”

Liberals are "passionate" in the NYT and conservatives are "extreme"

17 posted on 01/15/2011 5:49:27 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: dirtboy

“So Fuller made a death threat and immediately gets committed ... but how many death threats did Loughton make and he never got committed?”

It should have been done certainly with Loughner, but this is a step in the right direction.

Next up: commit those who threatened Palin.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 5:50:08 PM PST by Qbert
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To: kristinn

This is the shooting victim that has been dishing up the Red Meat against Palin and Beck for the last two days. He was the media darling, and was invited to this event to serve up more of the same, no doubt. Then he had to go off script and ruin everything...


19 posted on 01/15/2011 5:50:24 PM PST by Haiku Guy (What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.)
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To: kristinn

Involuntary mental health evaluations are supposed to last 72 hours. Let’s see if he gets out sooner.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 5:51:22 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: dirtboy; kristinn
So Fuller made a death threat and immediately gets committed ... but how many death threats did Loughton make and he never got committed?

Me thinks this will add heat, and hopefully, light directed to the in inaction of Sheriff Dupnic.

21 posted on 01/15/2011 5:51:46 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Squantos

You really think Amanpour is going to allow this video to be made public?

If he had gone about bashing republicans in general that would have been different, but death threats.........no way are we going to see that.


22 posted on 01/15/2011 5:52:25 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Don’t forget this:
“About Me:

Non-deep pocket with a lot of heart. Began life as a computer operator, military service leading to non-physical disability, unable to resume career, left main stream and lived in small towns for a decade studying library books and piano, moved into Tucson in 1994 and worked as a Chauffeur for most of 10 years, presented state-wide initiatives at libraries, worked elections, in ’09 worked at the Census Bureau as a field rep and a clerk. Non drinker for one year, non smoker for 40 years.”


23 posted on 01/15/2011 5:53:04 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: kristinn

I can’t post links from here. Can somebody link one of the “I hope Palin and Beck are satisfied” threads?


24 posted on 01/15/2011 5:53:59 PM PST by Haiku Guy (What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.)
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To: digger48

LOL bttt


25 posted on 01/15/2011 5:53:59 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: kristinn

the guy is liberal personified. He’s got the look, the lingo and the behavior down. What a loser.


26 posted on 01/15/2011 5:54:31 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Haiku Guy

This was ABC’s idea of a healing event. With Amanpour as the host that was never going to happen.


27 posted on 01/15/2011 5:55:37 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Marty62

So he was a drunk for 39 years that he’ll admit to . . .


28 posted on 01/15/2011 5:55:59 PM PST by trailz
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To: kristinn

For years Savage has been saying that liberalism is a mental disorder
Finally one of them gets commited. Ha


29 posted on 01/15/2011 5:59:36 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: kristinn

Did Loughner inoculate his bullets with a madness virus?


30 posted on 01/15/2011 5:59:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Marty62
"...Non drinker for one year..."

His sponsor is probably going to want to walk him back through that 9th step again.

31 posted on 01/15/2011 5:59:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LostInBayport
It is now in the so-called “paper of record”. Well, ABC, going to edit it out of your broadcast now?

Let’s see how far you’ll go to perpetuate the fairy tale that Loughner was inspired by the tea party.

Don't you get it? The man was shot. The T.E.A. Party make him do it!

32 posted on 01/15/2011 5:59:51 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: kristinn

Fuller sounds like a typical liberal to me. They are all nuts.


33 posted on 01/15/2011 6:00:50 PM PST by pallis
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To: Brilliant

I don’t think that was a swipe at the military.. my immediate thought was the NY Times mentioned Fuller was a veteran right off the bat to cushion the negative reaction of him making the death threat.


34 posted on 01/15/2011 6:01:42 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Islander7

Aha! You’ve seen the MSM talking points! “He’s been through soooo much, and it all started with Sarah Palin and that web page. Tsk tsk tsk.”


35 posted on 01/15/2011 6:03:41 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport
Let’s see how far you’ll go to perpetuate the fairy tale that Loughner was inspired by the tea party

With the threat of more congressional and senate seats being taken by conservatives in 2011, the devisive media will be working overtime to smear the tea party and conservatives.

36 posted on 01/15/2011 6:04:59 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes ...

Passionate. Would the NY Times use the same word to describe a conservative?

37 posted on 01/15/2011 6:06:21 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Possibly. So you think they want to make this loser look good?

My initial reaction was that they were displaying their own bigotry. One of the first lies the libs told about Loughner was that he was an Afghanistan veteran. They were certainly not trying to make him look good since the second lie they told was that he was a Tea Partier.


38 posted on 01/15/2011 6:06:55 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: pallis
Fuller sounds like a typical liberal to me. They are all nuts.

But it is still conservatives that drive them to it by not seeing the world as they see it.

39 posted on 01/15/2011 6:07:22 PM PST by digger48
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To: Moonman62

They would have used “obsessed.”


40 posted on 01/15/2011 6:07:36 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: A_Former_Democrat
I use extraordinary persuasive charisma to interest blase, apathetic, oblivious and at times hostile voters to listen to the voice of justice and consanguinity.

I guess it was an example of Fuller's "extraordinary persuasive charisma" when he called the entire audience a bunch of whores as the men in white coats were dragging him to the wacky wagon?
41 posted on 01/15/2011 6:08:37 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kristinn

Michael Savage was right.


42 posted on 01/15/2011 6:10:32 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: MamaDearest

I’m sure they will. I think that it will backfire big time, considering that the dishonesty in the coverage after the Tucson shooting has exposed the bias like never before. If they persist, some of the biggest lefties in the media will end up going the way of Dan Rather. Good!


43 posted on 01/15/2011 6:16:59 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kristinn

I’m curious how the NY Times reporters could file this story. How do you type on a computer keyboard with clenched fists?


44 posted on 01/15/2011 6:16:59 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: Marty62
...military service leading to non-physical disability, unable to resume career,...

Ah, apparently he's been a mental case for awhile...the ever-popular join-the-military-to-get-disability scheme?

45 posted on 01/15/2011 6:21:43 PM PST by piasa
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To: kristinn
James Eric Fuller:


46 posted on 01/15/2011 6:23:51 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Looney Left, your hypocrisy is showing!)
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To: JPG

LOL! It’s been two hours, has Paul Krugman blamed Sarah Palin yet?


47 posted on 01/15/2011 6:24:15 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Carley

A TV news crew, KGUN, was also at the meeting and they may have footage of the utterance.


48 posted on 01/15/2011 6:24:36 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: hinckley buzzard

He was discharged from the military for a ‘non-physical’ injury - WTF?
Clearly influenced by the heated and hateful rhetoric of the
left (NYTimes, Krugman, KOS, et al).


49 posted on 01/15/2011 6:25:12 PM PST by d2e
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To: Charles Henrickson

Is that Cindy Sheehan’s twin brother?


50 posted on 01/15/2011 6:26:17 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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