J. Eric Fuller, Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested at Town Hall Meeting For Threatening GOP Rep Terri Proud & Tea Party Spokesman Trent Humphries At ABC Taping … “You’re Dead”
One week after the Tucson, AZ tragedy and there is an arrest at a town hall meeting for death threats … So much for that call for peace, calm and tranquility in the aftermath of the shooting last week at the hands of Jared Loughner.
Tucson shooting victim J. Eric Fuller threatened Trent Humphries, the Pima County Tea Party leader, stood up to speak during the event. He was being very respectful. Trent told the audience that before we start placing blame on individuals we need to get all the facts. J. Eric Fuller started screaming, “Trent Humphries you’re dead!” Oh and by the way, J. Eric Fuller is not a Tea Party member, he is not a Republican, he is not a conservative and he was not inspired by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck Rush Limbaugh or bulls-eyes … HE IS A LEFTY! I guess it’s safe to say that J. Eric Fuller did not receive a “Together We Thrive” t-shirt at this past weeks memorial/pep rally.
How bizarre and ironic is it that one week from the terrible Tucson tragedy that left six dead and 14 injured, including US Rep Gabby Giffords (AZ-D), that one of the shooting victims would be arrested for making death threats in what was billed as a continuation of the Town hall meeting, after there was a memorial where there was a call for civility. Bizarre indeed.
J. Eric Fuller
The theme of the event was “An American Conversation Continued”– the idea being to continue the conversation that a madman’s brutal rampage had interrupted. So it was inevitable that the conversation would eventually turn to politics. It did, toward the end, with Amanpour leading a discussion on a very touchy but obvious topic: gun control.
That’s where the atmosphere turned tense. When Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries rose to suggest that any conversation about gun control should be put off until after the funerals for all the victims, witnesses say Fuller became agitated. Two told KGUN9 News that finally, Fuller took a picture of Humphries, and said, “You’re dead.”
When State Rep. Terri Proud (R-Tucson) rose to explain and clarify current and proposed gun legislation in the state, several people groaned or booed her. One of those booing, according to several witnesses, was Fuller. Witnesses sitting near Fuller told KGUN9 News that Fuller was making them feel very uncomfortable.
The event wrapped up a short time later. Deputies then escorted Fuller from the room. As he was being led off, Fuller shouted loudly to the room at large. Several witnesses said that what they thought they heard him shout was, “You’re all whores!”
Fuller, age 63, is a political operative who specializes in gathering petitions for ballot initiatives. Before the program began, he passed out business cards to people sitting around him that read:
“Expediting Initiatives since 2006
“J. Eric Fuller
Leftist J. Eric Fuller was charged with with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct. Outspoken Leftist propagandist Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik could not be reached for comment as to who he could falsely blame. As Protein Wisdom states, “the new civility” from the Left continues.