Joe was one of the heroes who held douchebag Jared Loughner down while awaiting the arrival of the police. And guess what else? Joe is a registered gun ower and carrier, and as he ran out of the Safeway, he heard all the people screaming “SHOOTER! SHOOTER!” He first thought about shooting him with his (lawfully-carried) gun, but when he saw the dirtbag was being held down already, he realized no lethal force was necessary at that point, and that he could contain the prick until the cops came.
Joe Zamudio is a TRUE HERO and a true patriot! He is an American who did what he felt necessary, and is a legal gun-owner who carries, but when the decision time came, he knew he didn’t need to use his weapon. THAT, my friends, is what a responsible gun owner and carrier is like. I wonder how soon it will be before the wussy Sheriff will come after him because he had a GUN that day?
Wow… just wow. All the other interviews I’ve seen today with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, he only thinly veiled his accusations at the Tea Party, conservative talk radio, and Fox News. However tonight on Geraldo, Sheriff Dupnik indicted BY NAME both Sharron Angle and Sarah Palin as people who he sees as responsible for the horrific mass shooting in Arizona on Saturday. Sheriff Dupnik even admits, in his responses, that he is a member of the “left,” and that he thinks conservatives are responsible for the all the anger in this country. Has the good Sheriff never been to the DailyKos website? /sarc
By the way, don’t you think for one minute that Geraldo himself didn’t (probably), off-camera, prompt him to do so. This is just a supposition on my part, but knowing Geraldo’s past rants about gun control, his anti-Tea-Party sentiment, and anti-anti-illegal-alien views, it would not surprise me one bit. Gerlado thinks all white Americans are bigots against all “brown” people, and he is no fan of the Tea Party. All you have to do is Google his name and “Tea Party,” and you will find he’s made a living off of accusations in the past that the Tea Party is a racist movement. He is a freakin’ clueless sycophant of the left.
However, since Mr. Johnson said it so succintly, I will just say “…what he said.”
He’s also correct that the Sheriff may be issued a gag order by the courts if he doesn’t shut his stupid trap. He’s an official who is ACTIVELY part of this investigation, and he’s making public statements about his opinions on motive? He must recuse himself when the trial does eventually happen.
In his capacity as Sheriff, this man is COMPLETELY out of line voicing his opinion and/or political views, and this is the exact reason why most law enforcement agencies have Public Information Officers. This idiot could possibly jeapordize the entire investigation, because the defense can reject any evidentiary investigation the Sheriff himself has done, as he’s already stated his subjective opinion in this matter.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Office should have their PIO out there talking to the media; not the Sheriff who is already involved in this investigation. Politics should NEVER EVER be a part of any horrific criminal act such as this…much less coming from the lead law enforcement officer himself.
God speed to Gabrielle Giffords, and I pray she has a full recovery. And God speed healing to the Green family for the loss of their beautiful, bright daughter, Christina, whose life was taken by a single bullet to the chest.