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Re: “Jon Justice Responds to Dupnik Criticism

Right wing talk radio hosts and their parasite callers threatened the judge. And now they're going after Sheriff Dupnkik. Anybody surprised? I'm sure the poor Sheriff, who is a hero as far as I'm concerned, will need body guards to protect him from the Arizona hate zombies.

Posted by MACKENNA on 01/09/2011 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Jon Justice Responds to Dupnik Criticism

This is from an article whose link I posted but my comment was deleted for posting it. Or maybe the editor just doesn't want this information in the thread. This demonstrates that right wing talk radio fuels the kind of hatred that killed the judge.

firetown dot com has the story.

Murdered judge had received threats: “we should kill him, he should be dead”

Federal Judge John Roll was killed during a shooting in Arizona that also involved an attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

U.S. Marshal for Arizona David Gonzales confirmed to the Associated Press that the U.S. District Judge had died. He offered no other details on the shooting.

Arizona Central talked to Gonzales in 2009 after Roll allowed a $32 million civil-rights lawsuit to proceed against a local rancher. The case was filed by illegal immigrants and drew the ire of local talk radio hosts, who “spurred audiences into making threats.”

In one afternoon, Roll logged more than 200 phone calls. Callers threatened the judge and his family. They posted personal information about Roll online.”They said, ‘We should kill him. He should be dead,’ ” Gonzales said.

Both Roll and his wife were given a U.S. Marshals Service protection detail at the time. Roll called the month-long protection experience “unnerving and invasive.” According to Arizona Central, authorities identified four men believed to be responsible for the threats, but Roll declined to press charges at the recommendation of the Marshals Service.

Posted by MACKENNA on 01/09/2011 at 3:35 PM

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