Saturday, January 8, 2011

Rep. Giffords shot

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot today at a public event in Tucson; she is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head. Five other people, including a child and a federal judge, died in the shooting spree. Jared Loughner, 22, is in custody.

We offer our prayers for the injured and for the souls of the dead. The suspect, if found competent to stand trial, and if convicted of capital murder, deserves to be executed.


JeffS said...


El Cid said...

Terrible, terrible tragedy perpetrated by a very sick mind.

This and he, bears a striking resemblance to the sicko Cho, Virginia Tech Massacre.

Difference, my belief that the VT administration was and still is, guilty of culpable negligence.

bruce said...

Sympathy for Giffords and her family, good people, victims of a maniac.
Most serious aspect of this, it seems, is the killing of an important Federal Judge, John McCarthy Roll.

Merilyn said...

Just an update on the lad concerned.
I'm so sorry for all the victims involved, and hope all goes well for the Congress Woman, poor lady.

Yojimbo said...

19 shot
6 dead-five at the scene and the 9year old died in the hospital.

If you want to see one of the more unprofessional news conferences grab the later Saturday presser by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. While he didn't name names, he clearly blamed the Tea Paty and talk radio for pushing an unbalanced kid into shooting a congressperson. He also called Arizona ground central for hate and bigotry in the country.

He should be forced to resign but the local press just lauded him for his candor.

bruce said...

Loughner shows classic symptoms of schizophrenia, which usually shows little or no sensitivity to environment.

But if they want to talk environmental factors, we should look beyond recent years in such a deeply disturbed, long developing case. How about the past ten years in which he grew up, starting with 2000 when he would have been about 12? The mainstream media, Hollywood, and Democrat politics was (till 2008) full of paranoid conspiracy theories, 'global warming' doomsdays, unprecedented hysteria about President G W Bush, and incitement.

What a decade it's been, who knows how many other kids who grew up in it are damaged? We've been warning about the effect all this leftist paranoia may have on kids, the Left ignored us, carried on with its negative propaganda, and is thus totally to blame.

I grew up in the years when anti-Vietnam War reporting peaked. It had a profound effect on me and I only overcame the cynicism decades later.

Merilyn said...

Well done JeffS on your reply to Alpha Dog over at Blair's blog.

JeffS said...

Thanks, Merilyn.

prairiecat55kc said...

Merilyn, do you have a link to that one? I'm looking, but running out of time.

WV: pomake - whut happen to you when BarryO overtake your life.

prairiecat55kc said...

Nevermind, Merilyn, I FOUND IT! Thanks for giving me reason to hunt for it.

JeffS, ya done good, thank you.