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DHS Memo Suggests Shooter May Be Linked To Racist Organization
Fox News ^ | January 09, 2011 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 01/09/2011 7:56:53 AM PST by winoneforthegipper

According to a memo obtained by Fox News with information compiled by the Department of Homeland Security and released to state law enforcement officials, Jared Loughner, the alleged shooter of Congressman Gabrielle Giffords, may have been influenced by a pro-white racist organization that publishes an anti-immigration newsletter.

No direct connection, but strong suspicion is being direceted at American Renaissance, an organization that Loughner mentioned in some of his internet postings and federal law enforcement officials are investigating Loughner's possible links to the organization. The organization is a monthly publication that promotes a variety of white racial positions.

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Further, the suspect's mother works for the Pime County Board of Supervisors.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 01/09/2011 7:56:55 AM PST by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

I have read a few of his rants on Abovetopsecret.

I didn’t see anything about immigration though I did see something about eating a chicken pot pie in the voting booth with a Spanish option.

He was more about hating NASA.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 7:59:49 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: winoneforthegipper

I’m guessing that to whoever found this, pro-white = racist. Of course, the same would never be said of the NAACP or La Raza.


3 posted on 01/09/2011 8:00:11 AM PST by Aetius
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To: winoneforthegipper

The other side of the Rev. Wright coin.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 8:00:27 AM PST by Carley (PRINTING OPINION, IGNORING THE FACTS......the msm!!!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“Above Top Secret” is racist?

http://punditpress.blogspot.com/2011/01/assassin-jared-loughner-member-of.html


5 posted on 01/09/2011 8:00:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: winoneforthegipper

May have? great reporting and posting.

How about he was a supporter of Nancy Pelosi I find that to be interesting and factual?


6 posted on 01/09/2011 8:00:40 AM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: winoneforthegipper

The Feds are going to work overtime trying to distance him from the dailyKos and the radicals that live at that site.


7 posted on 01/09/2011 8:00:45 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: winoneforthegipper

American Renaissance? Never heard of it. I wonder why the state run “media”, including FNC, keep trying to blame it on Sarah Palin and the TEA Party.


8 posted on 01/09/2011 8:01:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (DNC memo - "Don't let this thing go to waste! Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!")
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To: winoneforthegipper

Time to gin up the vast right wing conspiracy meme.
This will only further incite left wing loons


9 posted on 01/09/2011 8:01:42 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: winoneforthegipper
Right....and is the Nation of Islam, The New Black Panthers, etc. EVER indicted as RACIST by the State Run Media?

Maybe this event will be a catalyst for a civil war between the have's and have-not's (aka, parasitic inner-city gang-bangers living off others).

10 posted on 01/09/2011 8:02:12 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: winoneforthegipper
They are suffering from MUP...(Making Up Sh*t)


11 posted on 01/09/2011 8:02:28 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I’ve been on Free Republic more than 12 years, as well as a consumer of all kinds of information from the internet and elsewhere, and I have never in my life heard of an organization called “American Renaissance.” Of course I’m not a crazy, schizophrenic nutcase community college student who’s mommy is a local bigwig, so I’m probably behind the curve on this one.


12 posted on 01/09/2011 8:02:37 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wonder what Party his Mother belongs to?


13 posted on 01/09/2011 8:03:19 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Marty62
If he was a member of the DailyKOS or DU, you can rest assured they have been scrubbing THAT evidence.

They wouldn't want him linked to that kind of radicalism, now would they.

14 posted on 01/09/2011 8:03:50 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall
The Last Honest Liberal-Caitie Parker (Friend of AZ Shooter admits he was a leftwing)
16 posted on 01/09/2011 8:04:07 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Marty62

They will go on a bloody feeding frenzy trying to eliminate any possible connection with this shooter and any islamic thought, comment or connection.

I think their was another person goading him along, pushing an anti Semitic fury and a hate against Christianity.

Obviously only one cult on earth comes to mind.


17 posted on 01/09/2011 8:04:42 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Oh no, the race card this early???


18 posted on 01/09/2011 8:05:03 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RummyChick

Yeah....safe to say he was pretty much a loose cannon.


19 posted on 01/09/2011 8:05:17 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
American Renaissance?

They are a pretty nasty front group for the National Front. They verge on anarchists.

20 posted on 01/09/2011 8:05:30 AM PST by mnehring
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To: winoneforthegipper

Oh yeah, great, let’s pull the race factor in. Whose idea was this, Eric Holder’s?


21 posted on 01/09/2011 8:06:39 AM PST by bergmeid
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To: winoneforthegipper
Well then,if he is a racist then he MUST be a right-wing consumer of conservative media.

Forget all his Leftist hobbies like Nazism,Communism,Flag burning and shooting a pro-2nd Amendment BLUE DOG Democrat.

Sheesh!

22 posted on 01/09/2011 8:07:23 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: Republic of Texas

Yeah that was the nugget I took out of this. Sheriff Dumbo really stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday’s press conference. So I have been trying to gain more knowledge on the local political angle more than anything.

Something is rotten in Denmark.


23 posted on 01/09/2011 8:07:52 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Cheerio
Oh no, the race card this early???

Enter Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stage right (The Traveling Wilburys Reverends)...

24 posted on 01/09/2011 8:09:40 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: winoneforthegipper

To the media: HE IS INSANE!


25 posted on 01/09/2011 8:10:18 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: winoneforthegipper

And so it begins...for Obama’s re-election campaign. He needs race to be the main theme to take the focus off of his failed fundamental transformation of America.

Eric Holder told us that we “are a nation of cowards” when it comes to race. I’m sure Bill Ayres and Pat Hayden have some forged “writings” that have been planted linking them to the shooter to exacerbate race relations.


26 posted on 01/09/2011 8:11:28 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Aetius

http://www.destinationhollywood.com/movies/casablanca/quickclip_02.shtml


27 posted on 01/09/2011 8:11:28 AM PST by aloppoct (stucnsf)
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To: Republic of Texas
Wonder what Party his Mother belongs to?

Now that's important.

28 posted on 01/09/2011 8:11:32 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Republic of Texas

If they don’t mention her party in the article, she has to be a dem.
If she were a republican that would be headline news this morning.


29 posted on 01/09/2011 8:11:43 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: winoneforthegipper

Rep. Giffords was for strong border enforcement, so it wouldn’t make sense from that angle.
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U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS’ STATEMENT [April 2010] ON ARIZONA’S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW AND THE NEED TO SECURE OUR BORDER
http://giffords.house.gov/2010/04/us-rep-gabrielle-giffords-statement-on-arizonas-new-immigration-law-and-the-need-to-secure-our-borde.shtml

Arizona is now known around the world for enacting an extreme immigration law in response to the federal government’s failure to act. This law does nothing to secure our border. My hope is that the events that have unfolded in Phoenix recently are a wake-up call to Washington politicians who for too long have refused to take seriously their responsibility to address the crisis on our border.

The people of Arizona are angry and so am I. Southern Arizona, in particular, has paid a heavy price because of drug smuggling and illegal immigration. But even with the changes enacted by the Legislature Thursday night, this law will do nothing to make the communities I represent safer from smugglers and the dangerous spill-over effects of border violence.

In the face of mounting criticism – including serious questions raised by prominent Republicans such as Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and Tom Tancredo – the Legislature hastily modified some aspects of the bill that Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law last week. These changes, however, fail to address the concerns of local law enforcement officials about the cost and practicality of enforcing this policy. The changes also do nothing to address the concerns that the law could jeopardize the rights of American citizens. In addition, the potentially devastating impact this law could have on Arizona’s economy just as we are beginning to emerge from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is a reality that must be avoided at all costs.

Passage of this law is a stark reminder that securing our border is a responsibility that the federal government must confront with the full extent of its resources.

In the days after the tragic murder of Cochise County rancher Rob Krentz, I called for a series of immediate steps that the federal government must take to secure our border. They are:

• Deploy the National Guard

• Put more Border Patrol agents on the ground

• Establish Border Patrol forward operating bases

• Make greater use of new high-tech surveillance systems

• Improve cell phone reception so law enforcement agencies and rural residents can communicate with each other

I repeatedly have called on President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to implement these measures. I do so again today.

University of Arizona President Robert Shelton noted on Thursday that because of the state’s new immigration law, the families of a number of out-of-state students have informed the university that they are changing their plans and will be sending their children to universities in other states. Sadly, all them are honors students. I agree with President Shelton when he says these withdrawals should distress anyone who cares about attracting the best and brightest students to Arizona.

The point made by President Shelton highlights what might be the most egregious aspect of Arizona’s new immigration law: its divisiveness. Our state has thrived on its ability to attract new residents, businesses and visitors from around the world. Our cities and towns have long-benefitted from the influx of those seeking new opportunities. This law stands in direct contradiction to our past and, as a result, threatens our future


30 posted on 01/09/2011 8:12:51 AM PST by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: mnehring
They are a pretty nasty front group for the National Front. They verge on anarchists.

They advertise a Tea Party affiliation on their website... not good.

31 posted on 01/09/2011 8:13:12 AM PST by Third Person (The Obama bubble has burst!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

This was just discussed on Fox. The American Renaissance Founder (Jared Taylor) was interviewed by James Rosen (via phone). He said, “That is complete nonsense. I have absolutely no idea what DHS is talking about. We have never used the term ‘ZOG’. We have never thought in those terms.” He added, “If this is the level of research we are getting from DHS than heaven help us”. American Renaissance went back 20 years and have no record of Jared Loughner‎ ever subscribing to their publication or attending any events.


33 posted on 01/09/2011 8:15:38 AM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Third Person

There are several of these ‘front groups’ that try to put on legitimate faces to hide or get in the door of normal society to influence them. They have fronts on both the right and the left. (for example, the National Front actually has ties with La Raza- both would like nothing more than to have racially separate sections of the country that ‘do not mix.)


34 posted on 01/09/2011 8:17:20 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Lorianne

But her husband was an Astronaut, she was on the Armed Services Committee (Jared had been rejected by the military)

and apparently her husband was on the mission that saw the UFO.

I got this from reading the abovetopsecret site so not sure how much is true.

But that is a possible angle on this.

Loughner was very anti NASA.


35 posted on 01/09/2011 8:17:46 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The mod pulled my post with the amren link.


36 posted on 01/09/2011 8:18:01 AM PST by Third Person (The Obama bubble has burst!)
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To: Third Person

Do not post any links to racist organizations.


37 posted on 01/09/2011 8:18:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: winoneforthegipper
James Rosen, on Fox News Channel, said he interviewed the head of American Renaissance, Jared Taylor, and he said, "This is complete nonsense. I have no idea what DHS is talking about. We have never used the term ZOG. We have never thought in those terms."

He said that he had never heard of Loughner until yesterday, and they checked their subscriber list, going back 20 years and the attendee roles at its events and they have no record of Jared Loughner ever subscribing to their publications or attending those events.

38 posted on 01/09/2011 8:18:45 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: RummyChick
Update: FOX News spoke with the founder of the American Renaissance Group. The founder said that they had never heard of Loughner and his name is nowhere in their records.

Of course, if Loughner placed a link to their website anywhere on his facebook page, or even placed on his facebook page a link that links to a page that has a link to them, then he's "linked" with them, and because they're associated with "the right," why, they are Sarah Palin herself.

39 posted on 01/09/2011 8:18:57 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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Wow....I went to the abovetopsecret site and ran a search on his user name, Erad3.

It is definitely the same author as the YouTube page of Jared Lee Loughner and, no doubt about it, he is a complete nutjob.

Makes no sense whatsoever.

40 posted on 01/09/2011 8:19:19 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: mnehring

That’s what this shooter appears to be. An anarchist. That’s a long way from the TEA Party. He’s closer to the DNC, La Raza and immigrant “advocacy” groups.


41 posted on 01/09/2011 8:19:29 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (DNC memo - "Don't let this thing go to waste! Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!")
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To: Third Person

AmRen is not welcome on FR, hasn’t been for some time. Please restrict posts about AmRen to their responses to the allegation that the perp was one of them. Thanks.


42 posted on 01/09/2011 8:19:59 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: mnehring

If the memo is a legit DHS memo, it looks like the gov’t B.S. set-up of the Tea Party is beginning.


43 posted on 01/09/2011 8:20:06 AM PST by Third Person (The Obama bubble has burst!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

How much longer before they blame it on Rush?


44 posted on 01/09/2011 8:20:48 AM PST by blam
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sorry, I thought people should look at it for clues before it got scrubbed.


45 posted on 01/09/2011 8:21:00 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Admin Moderator

Understood... I had never heard of them until this thread.


46 posted on 01/09/2011 8:21:30 AM PST by Third Person (The Obama bubble has burst!)
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To: Third Person
DHS is so totally incompetent that they can not be believed about anything.
47 posted on 01/09/2011 8:21:30 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: LA Woman3

didn’t DHS warn us about home-grown terrorists—and how the agency needed to keep them under investigation...guess Sec’y Incompetano’s good luck just expired...where is she anyway???


48 posted on 01/09/2011 8:22:05 AM PST by avital2
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To: Steely Tom

I would like to see where he linked to them and in what context.

Why aren’t they talking about his Communists links???


49 posted on 01/09/2011 8:22:59 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: unixfox; ETL
If he was a member of the DailyKOS or DU, you can rest assured they have been scrubbing THAT evidence.

Ah, but FReepers, ever vigilant, have grabbed screen shots for posterity.

Too late for the lefties to cover that up. :)

50 posted on 01/09/2011 8:23:30 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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