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Letters: Sheriff's remarks just more political rhetoric

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Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 1:53 pm

I was shocked to hear Pima County Sheriff Dupnik giving vent to his anti-SB 1070 political views while being interviewed about the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It should disgust every Arizona citizen to hear Dupnik say on national television that "we have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry."

There is nothing in the shooter's web pages that have been found to prove that he was for or against SB 1070, the tea party or anything political. He seems to have been upset about illiteracy and government brainwashing and mind control and suffered mental problems going back for years and years. He also wanted to print new American currency for some strange reason.

I also saw on the TV news one reporter interview another reporter after the governor spoke who also intimated that the cause of this shooting were the Arizona anti-illegal immigration and pro-gun laws without a shred of evidence for his opinion. The reporter's views and Sheriff Dupnik's words show that the liberal/left is just as "vitriolic" as the conservative/right. Sheriff Dupnik's views also prove that Congressman Grijalva's call for a boycott of Arizona tourism wasn't just a one-time "below the belt" aberration of Tucson politics.

Let's hope that there are no further tragic events in Tucson that will give its powers-that-be another pulpit to trash the reputation of the great state of Arizona that we live in.

Leon Ceniceros, Mesa

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