Arizona shooting victim lashes out at town hall event
January 15th, 2011
07:15 PM ET

Arizona shooting victim lashes out at town hall event

A man who was wounded in last Saturday's massacre in Tucson, Arizona, was taken to a county mental services unit Saturday after making a threatening comment at a town hall event in Tucson, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.
- From CNN's Chuck Johnston

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  1. Michael McClanahan

    Nice story CNN...... If this is all you have on it, why even post the damn thing.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PartisanSheep

    And in related news: a woman........

    January 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John 1776

    Theblaze has the whole story on this.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      Yes, that's a reliable source of news.

      January 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Austin

    He was probably lashing out at the system not catching this psycho Laughner over the last few years.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gloria Wohlers

    I agree and why would you even cover this. Enough already.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mark O

    I agree !

    January 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dscon

    J. Eric Fuller, a survivor of last weekend’s shooting massacre in Tucson, gained national notoriety this week after claiming shooter Jared Lee Loughner got conservatives Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin their “first target.” The Blaze also brought you the story of Trent Humphries, a Tucson-area tea party leader who was warned by police to “stay away from public places” as his organization was being targeted with threats following the shooting.

    On Saturday morning, Fuller and Humphries met during a town hall-style event hosted by ABC’s Christianne Amanpour that featured family members of victims, Tucson citizens and community leaders. Toward the end of the meeting, local news reports that Fuller objected to comments made by Humphries and Arizona state Rep. Terri Proud, a Republican. In response, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and told him, “You’re dead.”

    Pima County police deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room. The Sheriff’s spokesman, Jason Ogan, confirmed Saturday afternoon that Fuller has been charged with threats & intimidation and disorderly conduct.

    The ABC News town hall meeting, dubbed “After the Tragedy: An American Conversation Continued,” is set to air on Sunday morning, but it was not clear whether Fuller’s comments would be included in the final broadcast.

    Also in attendance for the town hall meeting were Mayor Bob Walkup, Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva, and former Congressman Jim Kolbe.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • seek and ye shall find

      Hopefully we see this video posted up some where.. doubting that they will air it

      January 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConcernedNetizen

      seems the "lone nut job" angle on this story went out the window in favor of the, "everyone hates the government" angle

      January 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • unretired05

      I guess it's OK to target a congresswoman as long as she's not a tea party member.

      January 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Walt

    And the rest of the story is?????????????

    January 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob Hurlock

    Rather you report the News or edit it out and move on with some thing news worthy! " Not a lame – hit and run ",
    Part paragraph article. 
    The head line is bigger then the substance!
     

    January 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ozwest

    Is there something in the water in Pima County? Or maybe the citizens should be randomly tested for sanity. . . I dunno. . .

    January 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tiss

    If the young man who killed and wounded all those people had been taken to a mental health facility and hospitalized BEFORE his acitons (which had RED FLAGS) everywhere-then probably all of this tragedy could have been prevented. Our mental health laws are TERRIBLE and need to be changed.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kana

      becareful what you wish for.

      January 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • goneballistic

      Right on Tiss. Either that or hang banners proclaiming the whole country a mental hospital.

      January 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bob Hurlock

    Rather you report the News or edit it out and move on with some thing news worthy! " Not a lame – hit and run ",
    Part paragraph article. 
    The head line is bigger then the substance!
     Report the Full News – or – get a new job.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sees All Evil

    Who was the source of this information miss cleo or sylvia brown. Wow i could have gotten that more info from a deck of tarot cards. Coluldnt you gathered a few pieces of information or are we supposed to guess who, what and why. Lmao cnn you crack me up.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. D

    Oh no another excuse far the politicians to give them self a pay raise such a death threat bonuses or dangerous to my health pay etc.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kenneth Krieger

    The liberal media and the Democrats with their rhetoric have caused this toxic atmosphere. They should be ashamed of them selves. Ken Krieger Cape Coral,Florida

    January 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christie C

      The only shame that should be felt is by those who feel that the safety of our public officials is unimportant. I think shame should be put on Sarah Palin and the rest of the Teabaggers who with their rhetoric and inflammatory speech caused such hate, violence, and ignorance of the everyday American citizen. Shame on you for losing your critical thinking skills and getting behind the "not on my front porch" mentality. If you want to see a change, be the first to start it. If you are unwilling to compromise, sit on your porch and keep talking your useless words.

      January 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
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