Friday, October 22, 2010

Ruggiero: 'I Will Not Apologize' for Facebook Comment

by Timothy W. Scee II
Special to
Published October 21, 2010

An anonymous e-mail, accusing Jefferson County Sheriff candidate Charles F. “Chuck” Ruggiero of posting a “racist” comment on the Facebook wall of a sheriff’s deputy, was sent Thursday morning to and newspaper reporter David C. Shampine.

The author, whose name is not shown in the address bar, copied and pasted a screen shot of Deputy Sheriff Shaun D. Cuddeback’s Facebook page entitled “Profile Pictures.”

“This is a post about a photo of a current deputy holding a baby,” the author writes.

Although the picture is not included in the e-mail, Cuddeback’s description of it reads, “Found a pic of me and my “little” girl, brought back some memories. (Go ahead, laugh at the beard and glasses, I know you want to.)’”

“Chuck Ruggiero,” at 12:32 p.m., Jan. 21, responds, “Looks like the only things you’re missing are the backpack bomb and the towel on your head!”

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