Duck, Cover, then Blame Sarah Palin -- Tucson Law Enforcement.
Pima County, Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is in full CYA mode as he shifts blame for his own malfeasance to Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party and any Conservative, Republican, Right-winger he can think of. If only the 75-year-old sheriff had stationed even one police officer at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Saturday open-air event in a public parking lot, if only there had been a a parked patrol car near the federal officeholder, perhaps a troublemaker like Jared Loughner would have been discouraged from proceeding.
"Indeed, Dupnik's deputies didn't arrive at the carnage scene until summoned by frantic 911 callers. By then, Pima County officers didn't even have to capture the suspected .... shooter, Jared Loughner. Several brave, unarmed crowd members had already subdued the man; good thing they did because the kid still had ammo for his 9-millimeter Glock semiautomatic." Heckuvajob Sheriff Dupnik!
Roger Ailes of Fox News said this of Jared Lee Loughner: "They knew about this guy. The education system knew about this guy...they kicked him out of school and told him until he gets a letter saying he’s not going to kill anybody, he can’t come back to school. The police department picked him up five times and let him go and nobody screened him for getting a weapon..."
Place Blame Where it Belongs - On CYA Sheriff Clarence Dupnik