James Kelly, a columnist for Arizona News-Telegraph, writing at The Cholla Jumps says Sheriff Clarence Dupnik knew of Jared Loughner’s troubled past and his mental problems. Unfortunately for the sheriff, Kelly says Dupnik blew-off the threats when they were reported to his office. Amy Loughner, the mother, works for the Pima County Parks and Recreation Department as a Natural Resource specialist.
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County.
Yesterday I reported that Loughner had three criminal charges against him, all of which were “dismissed” because Loughner attended “diversion classes.” Kelly says “this the report the sheriff has been dreading. Read his full report at The Cholla Jumps.
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