One must wonder if the “prejudice and bigotry” he [Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik] considers endemic to Arizona is to blame for the death of U.S. Marine veteran Jose Guereña, killed when Dupnik’s deputies gunned him down in his home. They fired 71 shots. They hit him 60 times. And then, as if this wasn’t enough, Dupnik’s deputies blocked paramedics for an hour and 14 minutes from approaching the scene, denying Guereña treatment until he was assuredly dead.This is from Pajamas Media.
The SWAT Team fired 71 shots! Who was in charge to make sure that there was some form of fire discipline? Obviously not Sheriff Dubnik, who was talking a lot of nonsense after the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, at the beginning of the year.
The Instapundit wasn't very impressed and made his own exerpts from the post and then commented.
Police shouldn’t launch this sort of raid absent an imminent threat to life. They go wrong too often. And clowns like Pima County’s Sheriff Dupnik shouldn’t be around guns of any kind.The icing on the cake? US Marine veteran Jose Guereña still had the safety on his AR-15 as he died in a hail of bullets. The initial Sheriff's department report that he had fired on the police was either a lie or very bad situational awareness on the part of the SWAT.
Protecting the population means protecting all the population. AN "Oops" is not just bad, it is an indication of poor performance on the part of the law enforcement agency and a reason to ask questions and then perhaps vote in new people.
Lest one think I am pointing a finger at the local police or our County's Sheriff, I am NOT. I am pointing a finger at Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and the voters of Pima County, Arizona.
Regards — Cliff