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. Kay

    Any liberals have anything to say about this Democrat yelling "you're dead" to a member of the Tea Party? Do you think Rachael? Keith or Chris pushed him to do it. Or was it more of Sarah Palin's mind control techniques?

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

      He is 63, had been shot twice a week ago today. I don't know do you think maybe he is traumatized? Maybe PTSD?

      He used words. He took a picture. Oh the irony.

      I feel sorry for the man I think he is having an emotional breakdown and how could you blame him for that after all he has been through and witnesses.

      January 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      I'm not blaming him, just using the same logic the left used last week blaming the shooting on conservatives.

      January 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carr Blankenship

    The only reason this story is big is because of the Congress woman. If not for her it would be off the news already. What a shame guess you have to have fame or fortune to make the news. God Bless all the other victims.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. adrifter

    Such an incomplete story would not make it to my small-town weekly. Geez, CNN. You should be embarrassed.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bozoe

    He was probaly the ring leader of the shooting mob or he didn't get his cut of the 100,000$ the store gave the victims

    January 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sydney Australia

    I hope the progressive left media screaming heads and all the whacked out trolls on the forums who have kept screaming it was Palins n the T party's fault are happy. It has been stated by Jared's friends that he did not listen to radio or TV or was interested in politics. Jared is not right or left, he is psychotic you stupid anusholes.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anita

    CNN . . . needs to really get the act together. It's either never editing or its very brief news or it doesnt even show up on my phone depending on the story. What's the problem?

    January 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hugh Ivory

    What a waste of space! I thought CNN was a news agency.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. conoclast

    I've noticed that there haven't been any Palin stories in the news lately (knock on wood!); maybe it's time we gave Tucson a rest too. I think they deserve some healing time away from the spotlight so they can return to routine. The University of Arizona however needs to rethink whatever made them decide to give out those awful T-shirts at the memorial !

    January 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JimBo

    A town hall like meeting hosted by ABC? Some news orgs seem more into creating news. They forget how to report the news.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Redeye Dog

    ....because now we must all be to taken to mental health services if we say anything inappropriate to anyone!

    January 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MissAnthrope

    Oh, for Heaven's sake! Does CNN but up these tidbits because the moderators are bored and already read the latest "Archie" comic book? And here I am feeding into it by commenting! I'm leaving now...I'm going to go stick a pencil in my left eye...bleh!!!

    January 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sidewinder

    Not much to go on here, CNN- but I will say that Left/Right, there's extremists on both sides (and people who are clearly unhinged from all reality). All the while trolls stir the pot to keep it going. God isn't as concerned about shaping public perception as the media is, and everyone has got a spin for you!

    January 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. A Possibility

    Why is it not surprising that so much anger and violence is directed at Arizona these days? Many think it's due to the passage of the Immigration Law that state now has that targets Hispanics. Strange that before they passed that egregious bad law there were no incidences like this to report because there weren't any such attacks to have the media go to report on. Sure hope with all my heart there aren't any more such attacks but one just has to give some serious thought to the possibility of a connection with the new Immigration Law.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      You are kidding. Can't link the shooting to conservative talk radio, so blame SB1070, which does in no way "target" Hispanics. Can't you just blame the deranged guy who did the shooting? The media wants a reason it happened. The reason is this man needed help and the dozens of people now crawling out of the woodwork saying they knew he needed it, didn't push for it to happen.

      January 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Possibility

      Don't kid yourself into believing there's no connection. The possibility is very real according to many people.

      January 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Granger

      Kay, it's a foregone conclusion that SB 1070 DOES very much target Hispanics. We don't see how it could come any closer. That is why another Arizona sheriff as well as many other prominent people are battling against this discriminatory law that should never have been passed. Anger is reaching a boiling point very quickly over this and no doubt is stirring the pot in Arizona. But that state has no one else to blame for their current troubles but themselves. They need to repeal this bad law now!

      January 16, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. dscon

    cnn is obviously keeping this low-key.............
    it doesnt fit their agenda.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PartisanSheep

    @concerned: Everyone does hate the government. Not everyone will take their hatred to the point of killing, but Americans are growing tired in greater numbers, so the eventual nut job can only be expected. The biggest contribution to their own safety congress can make is to serve their positions faithfully and without corruption. It would also help if they didn't go on cable news screaming like children at each other. I'd lose my job if I acted like they do and they make on average $170,000 a year.

    January 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
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