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Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Keith Olberman speak out about Arizona shooting

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik recently sounded off on the incendiary and hateful rhetoric in response to the shooting of 18 people at a Safeway, one of them being Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. Thus far, 6 people are known to have died from the shooting, including a 9 year old girl. Below is footage of the press conference in which Dupnik presides. You can start at the 1:00 mark to hear his commentary :

Keith Olbermann also gave his take on the whole incident:

I will not stoop so low to try and turn the tragedy of yesterday into a political and partisan blame game. Anyone who is doing this should be ashamed of themselves. It seems from what we know that Jared Lee Loughner was a very mentally disturbed man with some shocking views on government.

I will say that ALL (regardless of political views) commentators, politicians, activists, and radio personalities should be very mindful of what they say, and how their words can be misconstrued by irrational people. Even Olbermann himself apologized for some incendiary comments he made about Hillary Clinton during the presidential primary campaign. I hope and pray that something like this never happens again, and I also pray even harder that the rest of the victims of this incident make a full recovery.

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