AZ Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Has Been Shot in Tuscon This Am at Constituent Event

Saturday, January 8, 2011   Representative Gabrielle Giffords, (D, AZ-08 ) was shot this morning at a “Congress on Your Corner” constituent event in a Safeway grocery store at around 10am local mountain time.

http://my.firedoglake.com/tedd…

At 11:07 am PST her condition is unknown, she has been hospitalized at the University Medical Center in Tuscon, along with other staffers, people and bystanders who were wounded. (at least 6 others wounded )

The attempted assassin ran up to her and fired at point blank range, hitting her in the head, and then ran off, but he was tackled by witnesses and brought down and taken into custody. (per what I am hearing now on MSNBC as they are talking to a sheriff on a phone line)

Rep. Giffords, 40 years old, was elected to a 3rd term on Nov 2. http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/…

Oh, my God, a witness on the phone to MSNBC says there are bodies laying all over the place, at least 3 killed.  Sheriff says 5 killed, 6 wounded.

Arizona has been a hotbed of hostility towards Democrats since Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed the racial profiling law targeting Latinos and Indigenous peoples,  and both Giffords and Rep. Raul Grijalva have previously received death threats from the extreme right wing.

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UPDATED According to a spokesperson for the hospital at a recent news conference on MSNBC, the Congresswoman remains in critical condition, but he is optimistic that she will survive her wound.  She is said to be out of surgery.  The bullet is said to have gone completely through her head.

A Federal Judge died in the attack.

A nine year old child taken to the hospital did not survive.

5 people are in surgery, 5 people are in critical condition.

The name of the suspected shooter is Jared Laughner, and it is unknown at this time if he was acting alone or in concert with others.

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Updated #2 spelling correction. suspect Jared Lee Loughner.  Age 22, Tuscon, AZ

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…  (see creepy youtubes at link, the last one is “my final thoughts” )

excerpts:


I’m a sleepwalker – who turns off the alarm clock

All conscious dreaming at this moment is asleep

Jared Loughner is conscious dreaming at this moment

Thus Jared Loughner is asleep

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If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism,

especially as a political weapon

I define terrorist

Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon

If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem

you call me a terrorist

thus the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad Hominem

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you don’t have to accept the federalist laws

nonetheless, read the United States of America’s Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws

You’re literate, listener ?

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the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution.

thus, the revolutionary’s from the revolution are in control of the land and laws

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In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.

No !  I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver !

No !  I won’t trust in God !

What’s government if words have no meaning ?

-Jared Loughner 3

The above quotes were from the #3 video of a youtube account of a “Jared Loughner” which is at the HuffPo link.

This is Tea Party – Libertarian theme babbling.

The Federal Judge who was murdered, along with 5 others so far, was US District Court Judge John Roll.

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Update #3.  Law enforcement are looking for a second suspect, who is believed to have come to the store with the shooter, a white male in his 50’s, whom they are not otherwise releasing any news on, other than they have pictures they are not releasing.  http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c…

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik says Rep. Giffords was the intended target of the shooting, and was “not convinced” that the suspect had acted alone.  http://www.13wmaz.com/news/bre…

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  1. … deceased per what is now coming up on the news.  

    • Edger on January 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Looks we were both posting about the same time.

    Let’s hope they can save her life…

  2. I think most of us who heard the TP rhetoric, knew that something like this was likely to happen.

    I hope that this serves as a catalyst for Boehner to shut down the crazy Palin- Tea Party machine. It is dangerous!

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