Saturday, January 15, 2011

Arizona shooting victim charged with threats, intimidation and disordely conduct; Update: Video added

On Friday, Politico reported that one of the Arizona shooting victims blamed Sarah Palin, John Boehner, Glenn Beck and Sharron Angle for the Tuscon shootings upon being released from the hospital.
“I would put Sarah Palin in first place there. I think, really, she should be incarcerated for treason for advocating assassinating public officials,” Fuller said in an interview with Media Matters. “That map I saw that she published on the Internet had crosshairs on it and one of them was meant for Gabrielle Giffords.”
His statement was so ludicrous, that it's unlikely that anyone with a sane mind took him seriously. Today's incident certainly doesn't lend much to his credibility. I wonder if Politico will report this story?

The theme of the event was "An American Conversation Continued" -- the idea being to continue the conversation that a madman's brutal rampage had interrupted. So it was inevitable that the conversation would eventually turn to politics. It did, toward the end, with Amanpour leading a discussion on a very touchy but obvious topic: gun control.

That's where the atmosphere turned tense. When Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries rose to suggest that any conversation about gun control should be put off until after the funerals for all the victims, witnesses say Fuller became agitated. Two told KGUN9 News that finally, Fuller took a picture of Humphries, and said, "You're dead."

When State Rep. Terri Proud (R-Tucson) rose to explain and clarify current and proposed gun legislation in the state, several people groaned or booed her. One of those booing, according to several witnesses, was Fuller. Witnesses sitting near Fuller told KGUN9 News that Fuller was making them feel very uncomfortable.

The event wrapped up a short time later. Deputies then escorted Fuller from the room. As he was being led off, Fuller shouted loudly to the room at large. Several witnesses said that what they thought they heard him shout was, "You're all whores!"

A Pima County Sheriff's spokesman told KGUN9 News that they charged Fuller with one count of threats and intimidation, and said they plan to charge him with at least one count of disorderly conduct. Humphries told KGUN9 News that he does plan to press those charges.

The irony could not be more pointed, or painful. One of the issues discussed in the town hall meeting was the question of why no police or mental health professionals had ever intervened with Jared Lee Loughner, despite his increasingly bizarre behavior that had included disruptive outbursts.

Sheriff Dupnik may want to keep a close eye on this guy.

Update.Geraldo Rivera: Town Hall Death Threat 'Ironically Came From a Hard-core Liberal'


zappo said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this douche bag gets a lawyer paid for by some hidden wing of the Democratic Party and tries to go after Sarah.

Right Wingnut said...

Zappo, No lawyer would take it.

Wendy Weinbaum said...

As a Jewess in the US, I can only state that I feel Eric Fuller is an impotent, metrosexual pansy!

Right Wingnut said...

Eric Fuller:

Where do you live?
Tucson, Arizona

Hypnosis Experience:
No Hypnosis Experience

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."

About Me:
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.

Piano, bicycling, tennis, proselytizing

Anonymous said...

The station is named KGUN, how ironic. :-) But seriously, this guys sounds whacked and I'm sure the stress of being a shooting victim is enough to push him over the edge.

Right Wingnut said...

John Hayward from Human Events(formerly Doctor Zero from Hot Air) called it on Friday...

You might be seeing a lot of Eric Fuller over the weekend. He’s one of the people injured in Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage, taking rounds in the knee and back. He’s also a vicious bigot, and because he’s elderly and a military veteran, the Left is going to fall in love with him.

Fuller gave an interview with the Democracy NOW radio show, in which he said of the Tucson shootings: “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle, and the rest got their first target.” Presumably he’s not talking about Judge John Roll.

“Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled,” Fuller ranted on, “senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even 9-year-old girls.” I didn’t realize the Second Amendment called for all those things. They must be lurking in one of the penumbras or emanations.


Anyone who would go on the air to accuse Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle, or John Boehner of having anything to do with Jared Loughner’s actions is a disgrace. Nothing they did earlier in life changes that, and their deeds earlier in life are not erased by their current willingness to become part of the most disgusting political narrative of the new century. It’s all part of the concept of free will, which implies the ability to choose badly, and be held accountable for it… no matter who you are. Despite the urging of fringe characters like Bohlert, the mainstream media might back away from Fuller because he’s such an obvious nut. Then again, certain networks might be unable to resist the temptation to lean forward.

Right Wingnut said...

Olberman praised Fuller for calling out Palin, Beck, Angle, Boehner. Perhaps we should find a rubber room for him as well.

I think he of all of us has the right to say this: Democracy Now interview w/Tucson survivor who names names
11:35 AM Jan 14th via Twittelator