Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested at Town Hall Meeting

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    (KGUN) –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.
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    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.
    Among the dignitaries at the town hall taping were Mayor Bob Walkup, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and former Congressman Jim Kolbe.
    ABC News dubbed the town hall, “After the Tragedy: An American Conversation Continued.”
    A press released stated that the event will restart the conversation that Giffords began. “Among those who will join the Town Hall: family members of victims, citizens who took heroic action and community leaders,” the press release stated.
     
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    Aren't you forward to the Libs explaining how this guy shouldn't be held responsible for his threats but that Sarah Palin should be.
    What Fuller had to say about the shooting:
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    Yea, I can see why "You're dead" is considered a threat to kill. When someone can provide concrete proof that any right wing talking head has ever used a similar statement, I would have some reason to agree with their constant whining.
     
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    It's good that he was arrested, if this is true.

    Doesn't excuse the vitriol on the right, though.
     
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    I say, bad form indeed...
     
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    Other statements:

    "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building" -- Ann Coulter.

    "I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus – living fossils – so we will never forget what these people stood for" -- Rush Limbaugh.

    "We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too" -- Ann Coulter.

    And the beat goes on.

    Mr. Fuller was wrong in saying "You're dead" after taking a picture as well.
     
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    Oops!

    But, but...that's freedom of speech. :lol:

    Seriously, though...this guy was way out of line. Perhaps he's a nutcase himself, or suffering from PTSD.

    It would be interesting to know what was said that he felt his actions were appropriate.
     
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    Based on what I've heard, Fuller has been involuntarily committed fro observation. I have no doubt that part of his outburst stems from stress as a result of the shooting, but the guy did hit a talk show or two prior to this townhall meeting and he seemed fine.

    My bet is, they chalk it up to PTSD or some such thing, he sees a shrink, gets some meds, and goes home.

    I just hope that's enough. Pray we never hear his name in the news again...
     
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