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  • Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting

    08/07/2012 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Down South P.E. · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left a U.S. congresswoman wounded pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on the rampage that killed six other people. The plea spares Jared Lee Loughner the death penalty in an attack that gained worldwide attention. The plea came soon after a federal judge had found that months of forcibly medicating Loughner to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges against him and assist in his defense. At one point, Judge Larry A. Burns asked Loughner if he understood the charges against him and what the...
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • Arizona: Ron Barber wins special election, Gabrielle Giffords' former seat

    06/13/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    KPHO (CBS Affiliate) ^ | 06/13/2012 | By Lindsey Reiser
    TUCSON, AZ (CBS5/AP) - It's a race for Congress that the entire nation has been watching, and we now know who will fill Gabrielle Gifford's House seat. Ron Barber, who worked as Giffords' aid and was injured in the Tucson shooting, is the winner of the District 8 race. He has about 52 percent of the votes; 86 percent of precincts have turned in their results. This race determines who will be representing Tucson for the next six months in Washington, DC. Right now, Barber has more than a 7 percent lead over Jesse Kelly, who ran against Giffords in...
  • Race for Gabby Giffords’ Old Seat Shapes Up for Hard Fight

    06/10/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Elizabeth Hartfield
    The race, which has been under way since April, is between Republican nominee Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who ran against Giffords in 2010, and Ron Barber, Giffords’ former district director. Barber himself was injured in the shooting outside the Safeway grocery store on Jan. 8, 2011. He was shot in the leg and the cheek. Giffords has not been very present in Barber’s campaign. She was featured on a mailer paid for by the Democratic Party of Arizona, and she will be campaigning for the candidate this weekend. However, regardless of Giffords level of involvement, the race was never...
  • 'She makes me want to vomit': Former Marine( about) Gabbie Giffords

    01/10/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by woofie · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10th January 2012 | Staff
    An elderly, former Marine who lost his wife of 54 years in the Tucson mass shootings expressed his anger at fellow victim and Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords. George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack just over a year ago as he tried to protect his wife from the gunman. Dorothy Morris, 76, was killed after the couple had gone to the Safeway supermarket to quiz Ms Giffords' political opinions. Mr Morris, who describes himself as 'ultra-conservative', even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona. The couple...
  • Judge: No Videotaped Mental Exams for Jared Loughner

    08/04/2011 10:31:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    ozarksfirst.com ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | unattributed
    (Phoenix, AZ) -- A judge in Arizona rules that mental exams of accused Tuscon shooter Jared Loughner should not be videotaped.  Loughner, 22, is accused of a mass shooting in which he allegedly tried to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. According to the New York Post, Loughner's lawyers filed a motion requesting Federal District Court Judge Larry Burns to order hospital officials at Springfield's Federal Medical Center to capture all clinical proceedings of Loughner's health. That was denied Thursday. The judge says there's no basis to question the impartiality of staff at FedMed.
  • Can Prison Officials Forcibly Medicate Jared Lee Loughner?

    06/29/2011 4:05:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WallStreetJournalLawBlog ^ | June 29, 2011 | Nathan Koppel
    Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner was declared unfit to stand trial last month, a ruling that put government prosecutors in a position of having to try to restore Loughner to a mental state that would allow him to defend himself in court. Prison officials is Missouri, where Loughner currently is undergoing a mental evaluation, decided earlier this month to try to medicate Loughner against his will with anti-psychotic drugs. But lawyers representing Loughner have asked a federal judge to block prison officials from forcibly medicating Loughner, WSJ reports. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns is considering the issue at a hearing...
  • Aide: Time nearing for Giffords' hospital release

    06/11/2011 9:30:59 PM PDT · by quantim · 34 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 11, 11:55 PM EDT
    HOUSTON (AP) -- An aide to wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says the Arizona congresswoman could be released from her rehabilitation hospital in Houston as early as this month. Chief of Staff Pia Carusone tells The Associated Press that the congresswoman may leave TIRR Memorial Hermann by the end of this month or early July. However, there is no set date for Giffords' release. Her husband astronaut Mark Kelly has said she would continue outpatient therapy in Houston upon her release.
  • Sheriff Dupnick Controversy Rages on in Tucson

    Blaming the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others that took place on January 8, 2010, Sheriff Clarence Dupnick caused an uproar in Tucson when he said that the state was a mecca of prejudice and bigotry.
  • Linguistic Magicians: What the Left Hand Is Doing

    01/27/2011 8:55:46 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jeff Jefferson
    There is a storm brewing over a recently surfaced segment of The Glenn Beck Show from June of 2010. In the video, while he is talking about impeding people with strong convictions, Beck says, “you are going to have to shoot them in the head.” The clip was quickly posted on DailyKos.com along with a description of Beck’s statement. Jed Lewison, the author of the post, provides a long list of names that Beck has put up on his chalkboard, and then goes on to claim that Beck has called for their death: “The only way to stop their plot,...
  • 52%: Obama’s approval rating at 15-month high (Rasmussen)

    01/24/2011 6:28:17 PM PST · by speciallybland · 51 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/24/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    That’s the president’s best Approval Index rating since February 1, 2010, nearly a full year ago. Strong Disapproval among Republicans is down to 55%. Among all voters, Strong Disapproval of the president has been consistently lower since mid-December… Overall, 52% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. That’s his highest level of total approval in fifteen months, since October 2009. The president earns approval from 84% of Democrats and 48% of unaffiliated voters. Among all voters, 47% disapprove.
  • The Onion Come to Life: CNN Censors Word “Crosshairs.” What’s Next?

    01/21/2011 4:54:37 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 20, 2011 | David Forsmark
    Yesterday provided a moment of unintentional hilarity as CNN, birthplace of "Crossfire,"the show that invented political TV verbal combat, satirized itself in ways Saturday Night Live could only dream of, on a par with the best of The Onion: CNN's JOHN KING: "We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term 'in the crosshairs' in talking about the candidates. We're trying, we're trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he's covered politics for a long time, but we're trying to get away from that kind of language."...
  • Blood Libel: Left-wing Conspiracy Theories

    01/20/2011 12:12:46 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 19, 2011 | Jeff Jefferson
    In the past week, the focus of the media narrative has been centered upon language.In the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, the media has cleverly diverted attention away from discussing depictions of violence within the culture and guided the debate toward conservative rhetoric. Something that has become apparent is that the same people who dismiss conservative speech as promoting fear and suspicion have gotten into the paranoia game themselves. Along with serving as an excuse to distract from the childish premise that Sarah Palin was to blame for the Arizona shootings, the left-wing media have crafted an aimless conspiracy around...
  • Ignore the Violent Rhetoric of the Man in Front of the Camera

    01/18/2011 10:59:03 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | David Forsmark
    Keith Olbermann continued to make a big deal out of Sarah Palin’s harmless—even clichéd—target map for Congressional districts, even as he protested that he “never” implied it was the cause for the shooting. So, then, it’s a Big Deal… why? But it’s especially rich that Keith would think the map is a big deal, when he used language about Sarah Palin that would be used as justification for the President or Congress to declare war, or even authorize an assassination.OLBERMANN: [to Palin] Madam, you are a clear and present danger to the safety and security of this nation.
  • Signatures Being Collected to Officially Recall Dupnik

    01/18/2011 5:55:19 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/18/11 | Aurelius
    On January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, a madman named Jared Loughner murdered 6 people, shot a Congresswoman in the head, and injured another 14. He was tackled and subdued by heroes who had been in the middle of the horror. In the hours after the rampage, little was known about Loughner. It was in this time that America was introduced to Clarence Dupnik, the Pima County Sheriff. In the absence of facts, Dupnik quickly and loudly began to blame the right and talk radio for the tragedy in Tucson. As facts slowly came in, it was learned that Loughner...
  • Who Exactly Is James Eric Fuller?

    01/18/2011 1:05:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 68 replies · 1+ views
    gregwhoward.com ^ | 1-18-11 | Greg Howard
    (Investigative team notes: Heavy reliance on the contributions of @mikesus, @themick1962, @bobbi85710, @JoAnneMoretti, @arlenearmy, all of whom contributed significant pieces of the trail of internet bread crumbs to bring this story to light.) The media frenzy over the shooting on January 8, 2011, in Arizona by Jared Lee Loughner of nearly two dozen people, including the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the assassination of U.S. District Judge John Roll refuses to die down. The act was clearly that of a young man with a deranged mind. It took only minutes before the acts were blamed on  Tea Party, veterans, and eventually...
  • Poll: 35% blame Palin for Tucson shooting

    01/17/2011 6:09:08 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 60 replies
    Salon ^ | January 17, 2011 | Justin Elliott
    This new CNN poll on the Tucson mass shooting seems like bad news for Sarah Palin: QUESTION: Overall, how much do you blame each of the following for the shooting in Arizona -- a great deal, a moderate amount, not much, or not at all? The laws under which guns are bought and sold in this country Great deal 30% ... Moderate amount 22% ... Not much 14% ... Not at all 33% The use of harsh rhetoric and violent metaphors by politicians and commentators Great deal 25% ... Moderate amount 23% ... Not much 17% ... Not at all...
  • Tucson shooting victim blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle (So it begins)

    01/14/2011 9:50:56 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies
    politico ^ | Friday January 14, 2011 | By KENDRA MARR
    A wounded survivor of the Tucson shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is blaming Sarah Palin, House Speaker John Boehner, Fox TV host Glenn Beck, and former Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle for the tragedy. “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target,” Eric Fuller said in an interview with Democracy NOW. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled — senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even 9-year-old girls,” he added, referring to the death of Christina...
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda blames Tuscon shooting on Palin, Beck

    01/13/2011 7:56:55 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 41 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 13, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Jane Fonda has a lot of nerve, no shame and, evidently, a mutated irony gene. Or perhaps old age is finally catching up to the faded beauty, and her memory is failing... In the wake of the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, the actress/traitor/serial consort of powerful men immediately broadcast her thoughts on the tragedy via Twitter. Her first tweet blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting (see screenshot here.)
  • Chris Matthews: America Assassination Capital of the World!

    01/13/2011 7:55:05 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 25 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 13, 2011 | David Forsmark
    Chris Matthews is just sure that if he yells loud enough, his fantasies will come true.While ridiculing others for lack of historical, geographical or scientific knowledge, Chris reveals himself to be nearly illiterate on all 3 counts. He has: Wondered why "frogmen" like "in Captain Nemo" didn't plug the BP oil spill at twice the depth that would crush a nuclear submarine,Insisted that Redcoats were tried in an American civil court for the Boston Massacre when Massachusetts was still a British colony and of course John Adams was practicing in a BRITISH court,That the 14th Amendment provision for birth citizenship...
  • Tucson memorial service turns into pep rally

    01/13/2011 7:34:00 AM PST · by usalady · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 13, 2011 | Martha
    In what had been expected to be a solemn memorial service for those who had died during the shooting instead was turned into something resembling a pep rally before a football game by students from the University of Arizona.
  • On Arizona Shooting, Jon Stewart Skirts the Edge of Reason

    01/13/2011 4:01:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 11 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Most of us know a disingenuous apology when we hear one. The sincerity of a mea culpa is generally revealed by whether it is focused upon the offended party or the offensive behavior. Saying "I'm sorry you took it that way" does not fully own up to an offense. Likewise, the inclusion of excuses within an apology indicates an offender hasn't fully accepted responsibility for their behavior. Even so, a less than sincere apology is perhaps better than none at all. Likewise, in the aftermath of the horrendous shooting spree in Arizona and the stunning witch hunt that has followed...
  • AZ Shooting: Rats on a Hot Plate Looking For a Scapegoat

    01/13/2011 3:59:01 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 12, 2011 | David Swindle
    I went on my first real date in seventh grade in 1997. She was a friend from school named Holly and we went to see the R-rated, slasher movie "Scream 2." We were both 13 or 14 or so but there was no controversy in two junior high kids going and seeing a bloody horror movie about a masked killer. We bought our tickets without incident and enjoyed the picture. Three years later the movie theatre experience at Regal Cinemas was very different. My best friend Jon McDermid and I went to see "Scary Movie," the goofy R-rated parody of...
  • Sarah Palin video on Giffords aftermath stays true to who Palin is (Thrilla from Wasilla!!)

    01/12/2011 9:15:48 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 15 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Wednesday January 12, 2011 | James Oliphant
    Sarah Palin put on full display Wednesday all that makes her a formidable yet divisive contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination — inspiring to some, maddening to others, a powerhouse who commands the sort of media attention her putative GOP rivals can only envy. In an eight-minute video posted online, the former Alaska governor fiercely dismissed any notion that her firearms-infused political messages in 2010 ("Don't retreat, instead — reload!") contributed to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson, adding that "journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel" by trying to assign blame beyond the...
  • 57% of Americans Think "Tone" of Politics Had Nothing to do with Tucson Shooting

    01/11/2011 5:32:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | January 11, 2011 | Nick Gillespie
    From a CBS News poll: 57 percent of respondents said the harsh political tone had nothing to do with the shooting, compared to 32 percent who felt it did. Republicans were more likely to feel the two were unrelated - 69 percent said rhetoric was not to blame; 19 percent said it played a part. Democrats were more split on the issue - 49 percent saw no connection; 42 percent said there was.Independents more closely reflected the overall breakdown - 56 percent said rhetoric had nothing to do with the attack; 33 percent felt it did.The telephone poll was...
  • Krauthammer: Massacre, followed by libel

    01/11/2011 5:15:16 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/11/11 | Charles Krauthammer
    The charge: The Tucson massacre is a consequence of the "climate of hate" created by Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Obamacare opponents and sundry other liberal betes noires. The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence. As killers go, Jared Loughner is not reticent. Yet among all his writings, postings, videos and other ravings - and in all the testimony from all the people who knew him - there is not a single reference to any of these supposed accessories to murder. Not only is...
  • Has Obama Offered Secret Service Protection To The Palins Yet?

    01/10/2011 12:00:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 57 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 January 2011 | Windflier
    Has the Obama White House reached out to Sarah Palin and her family with an offer of Secret Service protection yet? I realize that none of us are in a position to answer that question, but I thought I'd bring up the subject, given the fact that the leftstream media has all but convicted her of accessory to murder with their "reports" on the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. If the White House hasn't offered protection to the Palin family by now, it's going to soon become a serious indictment of their tacit acceptance of the threats now posed to her and...