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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tucson Shooting Victim Who Blamed Palin Arrested for Death Threat

I posted yesterday about Eric Fuller, who blamed Sarah Palin and others for the Tucson shooting by Jared Loughner.

Now Fuller has been arrested for making a death threat against a local tea party leader:

The meeting room at St. Odilia's Catholic Church on the city's northwest side was packed with local dignitaries, witnesses to the mass shooting Jan. 8, some of the witnesses to the shootings and the first responders to the scene for a taping of an ABC-TV special, a town hall event, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Host of the program, This Week, is Christianne Amanpour. The show will air at 7 a.m. Sunday on KGUN9-TV.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at close range last Saturday by a lone gunman. She survived. A total of six people were killed. Nineteen were shot.

Jared Loughner, 22, a former Pima Community College student, is the sole suspect in the shootings. He is in FBI custody.

Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

According to sheriff's deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, "You're Dead."

Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.

Pima County Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.
How are they going to pin this one on Sarah?

They'll figure out a way.

Any suggestions?

By the way, Markos Moulistas, Paul Krugman, Sheriff Dupnik, and all the others who foamed at the mouth in an attempt to accuse Palin of a blood libel are not in any way responsible for the actions of this lunatic. Are they?

(h/t to numerous readers who e-mailed me and posted comments to the earlier post)

Updates:  On Friday, Fuller had attempted to visit Loughner's parents at their home, allegedly so he could tell them he forgives them (h/t):

Eric Fuller, one of the victims wounded in the Tucson shooting that killed six and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, paid a visit to the home of suspected shooter Jared Loughner's parents Friday.

Fuller told 12 News that he was there "to forgive them and possibly their son," but the couple wasn't home. The younger Loughner remains in jail and has been denied bail.

Suffering from a bullet-wound to the knee, Fuller got out of his car and limped to the door. He said he decided to stop by on the way to a doctor's appointment.

"So I thought I'd come over here and try to forgive them," he said. "I know that sounds crazy."
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  1. She drove him insane by making fools of her critics.Simple.

  2. Charles Blow has a piece at the New York Times titled, "The Tuscon Witch Hunt." It is a great title and a very good piece considering the source. He says, "I’m convinced ... that the preponderance of [violent rhetoric] comes from the right," though if he thought about, he might realize that there is no rhetoric more violent and provocative than that of a witch hunt. The Fuller arrest illustrates how inflammatory witch hunts are. See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/opinion/15blow.html?_r=2&ref=opinion.

    The whole hysteria on the Left reminds me of this scene from one of my favorite movies:

  3. Barrack Obama... bringing America together Since 2008!

    Feel the love~

  4. My money is on David Frum to "advise" Palin that she can't ignore this new development and must respond. Then whatever she says will be absolutely the worst thing she could have said.

  5. As i said in the earlier discussion, this guy is proof positive that the victims of such events are not saints, heroes, or even decent human beings.

  6. His well left of center political inclinations (and his Palin, et.al. fantasies) aside for the moment, I find myself hoping he's whacked out on post-shooting prescription meds since he's a vet. If it isn't medication, Mr. Fuller sounds just a wee tad mentally unhinged.

    "Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, 'You're Dead.'"

    Ummmm, that's more than a little over the top.

    Ever notice how the worst of the far left progressive liberals make all these nefarious allegations, which are almost always unfounded in reality, about anyone and everyone who lives right of center ... then it's someone on the far left who does (or threatens to do) precisely what the unjustly maligned right never did?

  7. I'm sure some will claim the guy is part of a false flag operation and a right wing plant meant to undermine Obama's touchyfeely-ness. He is, after all, a veteran.

  8. This shows how political hate can take over a person's life.

  9. I bet he claims he was just seeing how they like it when the threats are against them. He'll claim it wasn't a real threat but a teaching moment by demonstrating how those threats make one feel....and the a$$hats on the left will be fine with that and praise him for showing the hypocrisy of the right (that being, they dish it out but can't take it)

  10. It is now being reported that Fuller identified the founder of the Tuscon Tea Party and another Tea Party member in the ABC Townhall audience and without engaging in any conversation or exchanging words, took their pictures and then exclaimed "You're next!"

    Fuller sounds like a psycho. That was a serious threat to do bodily harm.


  11. OT a bit. Thus AM, Chris Mathews critized Sarah Palin for using the term "blood libel" saying it had hurt her badly in the political arena. He then pointed out that her appearance on the Hannity show was a chance for her to attempt to recover a bit by backtracking.

    The best part was Mathews saying Sarah Palin has no reverse gear and is incapable of just saying "I used the wrong word and I'm sorry."

    My jaw hit the floor so hard the damage will be taken out of my security deposit.

  12. Maybe now Fuller can forgive Loughner in person?

  13. To believe Palin didn't cause this is to believe maps don't have consequences. To believe maps don't have consequences is to recklessly veer to the far right and drive off a cliff. And now that everyone has seen the map, a quaint climate of hate has become a full-on global environmental killing field. She's a Bond villain, I tell you.

  14. I read on another blog a link to where Fuller was into hypnosis and was on a web site of that ilk. He said that he was in the military but discharged on a "non-health" related issue.

    The guy is 63 years old. What do you want to bet he was booted from the military, not discharged?

  15. So: he can forgive the Loughner's for something they were involved in, but not Sarah Palin for something she wasn't involved in...

    Typical lib!

  16. Some things are definitely not adding up with his veteran status. He's 63, Vietnam age, yet he's reported to have said, "I hadn’t ever had any kind of trauma experience at that level before. And I didn’t know — I didn’t quite know how to react." It's possible he held a non-combat position. It just makes me question.

  17. So this Fuller has shown hateful behavior towards a Tea Party supporter - and has also admitted to wanting to go to the evil creep's parents and offer 'forgiveness'? This guy is sick, he needs to be locked up.

  18. Fuller has been involuntarily committed.
    There's a whole lot of crazy out there.

  19. @peacocksandlilies: it was reported that Fuller left the scene soon after the shooting and drove himself to the hospital rather than help victims around him. His excuse is as you said, he had no experience. Something about that just doesn't sound right to me. It seems to be that military are trained to look after their brothers in arms.

    According to the first interview I saw of Fuller, he himself reported that he dove to the ground at the sound of shots and stood up only when the shots stopped. He was surprised to find that Loughner was standing right over him not three feet away struggling to reload his gun. Fuller couldn't run so he grabbed Loughner to take his gun away and tackled him with the help of an old woman.

    Fuller's "heroism" seems to be subject to interpretation. I see nothing that would indicate that he was concerned for anyone's safety but his own. He dove to the ground, only tackled the shooter because he had no choice and then despite only being grazed by a bullet, chose to abandon the other victims and seek immediate medical attention for himself.

  20. Maybe it was a metaphor .. "You're Dead" meaning : Your 'Dumb ass glossy eyed reagan conservative republican tea party corporate whore false concern for THE PEOPLE ways' ...are Dead