Sunday, May 29, 2011
Clarence Dupnik of Tuscon, AZ the Dumbest and Worst Sheriff in America?
"The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said [Monday]. "[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences." . . .Now, Dupnik's SWAT team has killed an innocent man in his own house. I wonder which talk show host he's going to blame this time.
"The vitriol affects the [unstable] personality that we are talking about," he said. "You can say, 'Oh no, it doesn't,' but my opinion is that it does."
Supposedly, this was a result of a complex drug investigation in which the victim, his brother and another man were identified as suspects.
The victim, Jose Guerena, was a former Marine, nothing illegal was found in his house as of this report. Guerena's wife and children were in the house at the time. Guerena and his family were asleep when the SWAT team arrived. It is highly questionable whether they followed proper procedures in trying to awaken and notify the residents of their presence. Guerena was allowed to lie there and bleed for over an hour before being seen by medical personal.
What kind of SWAT team fires dozens of bullets into a house occupied by children? What kind of sheriff's department botches a "complex" investigation so badly? What kind of people allow a man to lie there and bleed out?
It's time we had some gun control, control of the guns of law enforcement. Be it botched drug raids, high speed pursuits or other circumstances, cowboy gunslinger law enforcement types are killing too many innocent people. Dupnik and his ilk thrive on the belief that they are above the law, that their use of force is justified, that they can kill with impunity because they are the law.
It's time to do away with idiots like this and limit the complexity of tasks they deal with to directing traffic in shopping malls.
UPDATE: Despite all previous reports being to the contrary, the sheriff's department is claiming that Guerena fired a shot at them. How much you wanta be that's a lie? Watch the video of the raid and see how amateurish it is, and nothing supports the Guerena fired first story.
You can hear the 911 call from his wife here. At one point, they tell here to look out the window and see who's out there. Huh!! You're husband's just been cut down in a rain of 77 shots and they want you to expose yourself? Not smart to say the least.
Statement by Guerena family attorney.
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