Skip to comments.Man Shot in Rampage is Arrested at a Taping (Eric Fuller "Involuntarily Committed")
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 Sheriffs 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: Youre dead.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
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.
He might be more crazy than Jared Lee Loughner
Just another liberal caught in the act of being himself.
There tape of this on the utoooob yet ?
That needs to be saved and shared.
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
“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 Sheriffs office.”
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.
So Fuller made a death threat and immediately gets committed ... but how many death threats did Loughton make and he never got committed?
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.
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.’
Oh, but it is only those on the right that spew hateful rhetoric and make threats. Idiot liberals.
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.
I just posted this on another thread: His “page” on a “Hypnosis” site “Extraordinary persuasive charisma . . .”
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.”
And it doesn’t stop there.
Now ‘Fooler’ will be getting death threats from his own for being so stupid (left).
The attempted CYA only creates a bigger OSh't!
Liberals are "passionate" in the NYT and conservatives are "extreme"
“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.
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...
Involuntary mental health evaluations are supposed to last 72 hours. Let’s see if he gets out sooner.
Me thinks this will add heat, and hopefully, light directed to the in inaction of Sheriff Dupnic.
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.
Don’t forget this:
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.”
I can’t post links from here. Can somebody link one of the “I hope Palin and Beck are satisfied” threads?
the guy is liberal personified. He’s got the look, the lingo and the behavior down. What a loser.
This was ABC’s idea of a healing event. With Amanpour as the host that was never going to happen.
So he was a drunk for 39 years that he’ll admit to . . .
For years Savage has been saying that liberalism is a mental disorder
Finally one of them gets commited. Ha
Did Loughner inoculate his bullets with a madness virus?
His sponsor is probably going to want to walk him back through that 9th step again.
Lets see how far youll 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!
Fuller sounds like a typical liberal to me. They are all nuts.
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.
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.”
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.
Passionate. Would the NY Times use the same word to describe a conservative?
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.
But it is still conservatives that drive them to it by not seeing the world as they see it.
They would have used “obsessed.”
Michael Savage was right.
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!
I’m curious how the NY Times reporters could file this story. How do you type on a computer keyboard with clenched fists?
Ah, apparently he's been a mental case for awhile...the ever-popular join-the-military-to-get-disability scheme?
LOL! It’s been two hours, has Paul Krugman blamed Sarah Palin yet?
A TV news crew, KGUN, was also at the meeting and they may have footage of the utterance.
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).
Is that Cindy Sheehan’s twin brother?