Maybe this is what Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was talking about in the wake of the Giffords shootings.What's the "this?"
The murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father at the hands of a couple of warped right-wing Minutemen/Tea Party types. You remember the story, right? It happened in May of 2009. It was a big topic of discussion....until another right-wing type murdered abortion doctor George Tiller for, you guessed it, political reasons.
Maybe [Dupnik] was so quick to denounce heated rhetoric because he’d seen what it had already led to in his county, in his state and his country. It’s not just rhetoric, after all. It’s rallies and talk of revolution. It’s people up in arms, passing laws to get the Mexicans out, and when that fails, arming themselves and taking the vigilante route.Yeah, kind of puts Dupnik's remarks in a new context, don't it?
Considering that Christina Green was the second innocent little girl Dupnik saw murdered by politically-unhinged gunmen, his comments didn't go "way too far," as Craig Silverman insists to his right-wing audience.
They didn't go far enough!