Skip to comments.Authorities: 2nd man cleared in Giffords shooting
Posted on 01/09/2011 12:04:12 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona authorities say a second man has been cleared of any involvement in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ogan said Sunday that the man, a suspected accomplice in the shooting Saturday, was not involved.
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Oh darn! The lefties were hoping he was a Tea Partier.
The looney left will be crying as we speak that they dont have a 2nd person to pin right wing madness on.
All just another rant from a retarded liberal sheriff.
Well...there goes plan B to blame this on the Tea Party or Sarah Palin. Wonder what they will come up with next?
So the “Caucasian man in blue jeans” wasn’t the “real killer”. So much for Clarence the Clown’s racial profiling gig.
Can someone point me to an article that discusses the other victims of the psychopath? Was there a conservative federal judge killed? How do they know he wasn’t the target? I hope other conservative judges have good security.
From the beginning, it was obviously a lone shooter with major psychological issues. Crazy people do crazy things.
I guess Sheriff ‘Moose’ couldn’t find the two white guys in the van.
It’s official, a lone Liberal Lunatic commits murder.
LOL! Just saw a short clip of Mueller’s presser. Clarence was standing behind Mueller sniffing like a dog.
“Arizona authorities say a second man has been cleared of any involvement in an attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.”
They’ve jumped the shark so badly on this case that they’ve damaged credibility not only in the news, but in law enforcement too.
The pathetic shills who flogged this unmercifully crossed the boundary into “what the hell is going on here?” territory with the voters.
Allowing no crisis to go to waste means being able to MANAGE the crisis, not let it go completely FUBAR into the realm of slanderously unbelieveble speculation as this did.
I don’t know where I read or heard that the judge was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. (I think my husband told me, and I don’t know if he heard it or read it.) The judge goes to Mass every day. He usually goes downtown to Mass. He was running late yesterday and went to Mass at a church near where the shooting occurred. He stopped at Safeway to see his good friend, Gabby Giffords, when he saw the sign for the event. It was a coincidence that he showed up and was killed.
The lefties were hoping he was Todd Palin.
These events are depressing enough without having to listen to leftist idiots trying to blame it on conservatives.
Having said that, it is important to keep focused here. The seriousness of this tragedy has nothing to do with a conservative federal judge being shot and killed, but that a Democrat politician was shot. If the judge had been the target and the congresswoman had not been shot, we wouldn't have had an appearance and statement by Obama for days (unless he wanted to give a shout-out to someone).
He most likely did work alone. If there was someone else, it would be in the LE's best interest to put it out that there wasn't anyone so he'd slip up.
“Can someone point me to an article that discusses the other victims of the psychopath? Was there a conservative federal judge killed? How do they know he wasnt the target?”
Go to link and see the second comment, by jwest, who points out that the judge was the first person to be shot, and could possibly have been the primary target.
That is correct, petitfour. The Judge was not scheduled to be there so it was nothing more than a terrible coincidence.
I don’t think the federal judge killed was conservative. He just happened to have stopped by the gathering after attending a church service. And like a few other folks where in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Probably was just the shooter’s boyfriend. Nothing to see here... move along.
From what I hear, Chief Moose finally solved the case by calling in his cousin who happened to be a first rate investigator.
I feel a "Chuck Norris" joke coming on...
If Todd Palin went on a "rampage", an entire Congressional district would be field dressed and jerked before the first call to 911 came in.
This shoots a hole in the conspiracy angle. It was one lone Nut.
As I said when this supposed accomplice was first mentioned, this sheriff is not to be trusted, so we should wait and see.
Earlier, NPR was responsible for spreading the false news that Gifford had been killed, which the other news agencies including Fox all picked up. NPR then apologized for the mistake. They said that the reason they announced she was dead was BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THIS LOONY LEFTIST SHERIFF TOLD THEM.
There’s finally an article about it, I simply heard it on the radio last hour.
Second man was a cab driver who went in to the Safeway with him to get money to pay for the cab ride.
The Federal Judge was a GHW Bush appointee. He was there only because he’d been in the area and stopped by to say “hi” after mass.
One aide, a director of local outreach, was killed and a 9 yo old girl born on 9/11/01. Details of the other three have not been released.
How do we know the judge wasn’t being followed? Maybe the rally and the killers writings were part of a set up to make Gifford look like the intended target.
The judge was a Bush 41 appointee. Regarded as a conservative, as is the congressional district.
This has been explained many times by the judge’s family. He had gone to mass at a Catholic Church VERY close to the Safeway supermarket, and on the way back from services, he spontaneously decided to stop at Gabby’s ‘Meet-n-Greet.’
The media also reported that Gabby Giffords was dead. Twice. And even the president said that she “was” a good friend or some such.
Here’s a first hand account: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_6033d7cc-032d-5fe4-8ce1-6fc8cb069303.html
Yet they want us to believe the crap their pundits and guests spew today.
I think NOT.
I think the purpose of their talking about the supposed second suspect wasn’t that they actually thought he was involved but simply to cause people to associate in their minds a white, middle aged guy (ie, member of the conservative/Tea Party/traditional American demographic) with the killing.
Are you certain that this is correct?
I thought that eyewitnesses specifically stated that Loughner came up from behind Rep. Giffords and shot her in the temple.
I have never once heard of the judge being shot FIRST.
VERY peculiar for this to suddenly come out.
Thank you everyone for the clarifying information. I wasn’t out yesterday and didn’t even hear about this heinous crime until late yesterday evening.
I had been listening to the radio when suddenly an announcer broke in and said something about a political assassination had just occurred.
On TV it became hour upon hour upon hour of PALIN bashing and nasty accusatory remarks about the Tea Party.
I have yet to hear anyone on TV mention that the only person in tears was Rep. Michele Bachmann who had tears streaming down her face and was very upset about what had happened to her friend Gabby Giffords.
AND this website was extremely slow for many hours after the tragedy.
We will be learning FACTS for many weeks.
That Sheriff wanted a conspiracy really bad. I thought it was BS from the moment I read the Shooter’s internet ravings.
Nobody works with someone like that.
a. A jet plane smashing into the WTC
b. A gun is put to the head of the Congresswoman you are visiting
c. Two cars ahead someone brakes suddenly and a guy smacks your car from the rear.
Which happened first?
Interestingly enough many people wouldn't be able to tell you if any two of those events occurred on the same day.
Here we have a situation where people are in fear of their lives, a guy is just pumping out rounds and people are falling, and sure you may have seen a pistol at the Congresswoman's head, but she could have been third in line ~
The police will interview everybody on the scene to get a clearer picture.
What you said about the judge is what the sheriff said at his cranky press conference yesterday.
As for the speculation about who the shooter’s target was, I think they assume it was the congresswoman because he went straight to her and shot her first.
Also, she was identifiable at the event. The judge was just a bystander, not there in any official capacity.
Definitely not c because I couldn’t get 25 people into my car.
Confusion and errant facts are normal when something like this occurs.
It’s not conspiratorial, just normal “fog of war,” unavoidable until things settle down. Happens every time.
I’m reading Bush’s “Decision Points.” Interesting chapters on all the misinformation and confusion on 9/11.
I was thinking the second man was his “boyfriend”.
it does appear an earlier posting of yours was correct.
Your recollections are correct. Though I posted elsewhere the Judge’s involvement with a very curious case just concluded where he was likely to rule against the administration. It appears he was the victim of bad luck.
No harm. When I read you post, I thought, huh, liberal judges don’t attend church. ;-)