12:00 PM: Pima County Sheriff’s Department has named Roger Salzgeber and Bill D. Badger as the individuals who subdued the shooter.
“At this point in the game no change is good,” Dr. G. Michael Lemole Jr., said Monday in a news conference at the hospital. He said Giffords shows no change in the progression of brain swelling. He said it was too early to assess Giffords’ vision issues.
Dr. Peter Rhee said some of the patients face additional surgeries and two wounded remain in University Medical Center’s intensive care unit. A total of eight people remain hospitalized. Five people are listed in serious condition. Two people wounded have been discharged.
Member Erad3 on website Above Top Secret forum appears to be Jared Loughner. (NOT CONFIRMED)
…Within 24 hours of the shooting, media were reporting a Democrat congressman’s intent to introduce a bill that would seriously impede first amendment limits on government power to control freedom of speech.
Progressives quickly seized another crisis to further a political agenda even as the wounded were being treated and forensics were conducted on the crime scene. From the town center to Facebook pages, progs were making lists and naming names—all of them of course the names of conservative media figures…
The most troubling response in all punditry, however, is the bill introduced by Rep. Robert Brady (D-Penn.) The Hill said Brady wants to “make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.”
Certain trial lawyers may salivate at that prospect. Imagine the war of words in the courts over what actually threatens or incites violence…
6:45 PM: “Detectives with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the “person of interest” in Saturday’s mass shooting and cleared him of any wrongdoing. The man, a cab driver, told detectives he gave Jared Lee Loughner a ride to the Safeway and they entered the store together so Loughner could obtain change to pay his fare, said Bureau Chief Richard Kastigar. Records substantiate the driver dropped Loughner off at 9:59 a.m., Kastigar said. The first report of a shooting came in 10:11 a.m. and paramedics were on scene at 10:16 a.m., Kastigar said…” Source: AZ Star
1:45 PM: The Press Conference today revealed that Loughner fired his Glock 31 times with a total of 20 wounded including 6 killed. Loughner then attempted to reload another clip (31 bullets) and a wounded woman took this clip. Loughner then loaded another clip (31 bullets) and the spring failed and two men took him down.
The sheriff also said they do not know how Loughner arrived in the area or if anyone else gave him a ride to the event. The authorities do not believe the individual below was directly involved in the shooting however this individual was near Loughner in Safeway prior to Loughner firing his weapon.
The sheriff also asked everyone to tone down the rhetoric. I agree.
Based on the comments I have seen today coming from liberal groups and Senator Dick Durbin blaming Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, I would like to remind my readers of the following quotes from the leader of the Democrats:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” “Argue with neighbors, Get in their face!,” “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry.” “Punish your enemies” “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“ “I’m itching for a fight.” “Hand-to-hand combat” – President Barack Obama
Related Link (Slate): In Defense of Inflamed Rhetoric
Pima County Sheriff’s Dept – Attempt to Identify
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said law enforcement is not convinced he acted alone. Loughner was registered as an independent, according to the Pima County Recorder’s Office. Six people were killed, including federal judge John Roll, who had recently worked with Giffords on court issues. Roll, 63, attended Mass Saturday morning and then stopped in to see Giffords at the event. A total of 13 people were injured. Also among the dead:
• Gabe Zimmerman, 30, Giffords’ director of community outreach.
• Three retirees: Phyllis Schneck, 79; Dorwan Stoddard, 76; and Dorothy Morris, 76, whose last name was originally reported by law enforcement as Murray.
• 9-year-old third-grader identified as Christina-Taylor Green, daughter of LA Dodgers scout John Green and granddaughter of former Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green. From the portrait painted in the Arizona Daily Star, she seemed like a neat little girl all on her own:
• Already a good speaker, her father said, Green recently was elected to the student council at her elementary school.
• Green told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State and make a career helping those less fortunate.
• She loved animals and dancing — especially ballet — along with hip-hop and jazz music.
• She was athletic, too; Green liked to go swimming with her 11-year-old brother, also named Dallas. She also was the only girl on her Little League baseball team. She played second base.
“My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!” — eerie Daily Kos hit piece on Gabrielle Giffords just two days before assassination attempt; repeated use of word “dead” in relation to Giffords just 48 hours before she and a dozen others were fired upon. UPDATE: Daily Kos scrubs “dead to me” thread but screengrabs document everything; UPDATE: school classmates and former friends describe shooter Jared Lee Loughner as committed Leftist
Hillbuzz – By Kevin DuJan
“When Rep. Giffords was shot today, the diarist out of respect for Rep. Giffords and after apologizing for causing any distress, deleted the diary of his/her own free will.”
4:50 2nd & 3rd person arrested – target of the hit may have been the judge (NOT CONFIRMED)
4:10: Fox News reporting shooter’s name is “Jared Loughner” 22 year old white male
4:05 Giffords out of surgery (shot through and through) – 9 yr old dead – 5 still in surgery
4:00 NBC NEWS reports federal judge shot and killed at the event
3:55 6 Dead – 12 Wounded/Injured
3:47: State Senator Linda Lopez said the shooter was an “Afgan war veteran”
Rejected by the Army, report strongly implied was not mentally qualified. Lopez deliberately lied.
(Note: Military Service NOT listed on his now deleted Facebook Page however one of his videos mentions he’s a military recruit.)
AP reporting @ 2:42 EST Giffords in Critical Condition
Jared Loughner (Source: AZ Daily)
youtube.com/user/Classitup10 – Jared Loughner
“I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.”
He listed as his favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L1lsLU-kUw to the tune “let the bodies hit the floor”
**Comment: The favorite video may be same person (i.e. Jared Loughner)**
Classitup10 wrote the following manifesto on his You Tube Channel (Now removed):
Hello, and welcome my classified leak of information that’s of the United States Military to the student body and you. Firstly, I want you to understand this from the start. Did you know grammar is double blind, listener? Secondly, if you want to understand the start of revelatory thoughts then listen to this video. I’ll look at you mother fuckin Anarchists who have a problem with them illegal illiterate pigs. If you’re a citizen in the United States as of now, then your constitution is the United States. You’re a citizen in the United States as of now. Thus, your constitution is the United States. Laugh. I’ll let you in on their little cruel joke that’s genocidal. They’re argument is appeal to force on their jurisdiction with lack of proof of evidence. Each subject is in question for the location! The police don’t quite get paid correctly with them dirty front runners under section 10? Their country’s alliances are able to make illegal trades under section 10. Eh! I’m a Nihilist, not someone who put who put trust in god! What is section 10 you ask? If you make a purchase then it’s illegal under section 10 and amendment 1 of the United States constitution. You make a purchase. Therefore, it’s illegal under section 10 and amendment 1 of the United States constitution. We need a drum roll for those front runners in the election; those illegal teachers, pigs, and politicians of yours are under illegal authority of their constitution. Those dirty pigs think they know the damn year. Thirdly, tell them mother fuckers to count from 0 to whenever they feel a threat to stop their count. We can all hope they add new numbers and letters to their count down. Did you run out of breath around the trillions, listener? Well, B.C.E is yet to start for Ad to begin! What does this mean for a citizen in any country? Those illegal military personal are able to sign into a country that they can’t find with an impossible date! How did you trust your child with them fraud teachers and front runners, listener? Did you now know that the teachers, pigs, and front runners are treasonous! You shouldn’t jump to conclusion with your education plan. The constitution as of now, which is in use by the current power pigs, aren’t able to protect the bill of rights! Do you now have enough information to know the two wars are illegal! What is your date of time, listener? Fourthly, those applications that are with background checks break the United States constitution! What’s your riot name? I’ll catch you! Top secret: Why don’t people control the money system? Their Current Currency(1/1) / Your new infinite currency (1/~infinte) This is a selcte information of revoluntary thoughts! Section 10 – Powers prohibited of States No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress. No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. Each subject is unlocatible!
Bio/Criminal RecordParents: Amy Joanne Loughner & Randy L. Loughner (52 & 58). Lives (or lived) on N. Soledad Ave.
Mom is/was a natural resource specialist at Pima County Parks & Rec.
Criminal complaint filed against him in Pima County in October 2008. Complaint dismissed by the city attorney.
From Jared Loughner’s Facebook Page
Has worked at Child Protective Services – Studied at Pima Community College – Lives in Tucson, Arizona
Education and Work – Child Protective Services –
College • Pima Community College • Mountain View High School – Class of 2006
Basic Information About Jared
Love hunting trolls and children, I want to be a woman one day… Most people just don’t seem to understand me, but I’m gonna prove to you all how wrong you are… My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college! Fools who don’t understand the law are bound to suffer under it!
Sex Male – Interested In Men
Original News Report
Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot on Saturday morning while hosting an event outside a Tucson grocery store, according to local news reports.
Giffords spokesperson C.J. Karamargin said Saturday afternoon that Giffords was in surgery at Tucson’s University Medical Center.
National Public Radio reported earlier Saturday that Giffords, who in November narrowly won reelection to a third term, was hosting her first “Congress on Your Corner” event when a gunman ran up and began shooting.
According to a local news report, Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range.
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will host her first “Congress on Your Corner” of the year on Saturday, Jan. 8 at a supermarket in northwest Tucson.
“Congress on Your Corner” allows residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to meet their congresswoman one-on-one and discuss with her any issue, concern or problem involving the federal government.
Giffords has hosted numerous “Congress on Your Corner” events since taking office in January 2007. As in the past, the congresswoman’s staff will be available to assist constituents.
Previous “Congress on Your Corner” events in Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, and Douglas have attracted between 75 and 150 people.
For the media, “Congress on Your Corner” is an excellent opportunity to view the congresswoman interacting with constituents or ask questions about any topic.
This Saturday’s “Congress Your Corner” comes at the conclusion of the first week of the 112th Congress. Giffords took the oath of office for a third term on Wednesday and on Thursday she participated in a reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House.
Among the congresswoman’s first official acts this week was a vote for Speaker of the House and the introduction of legislation to cut congressional salaries by 5 percent. Giffords was interviewed about her bill this morning on Fox news.
WHAT: “Congress on Your Corner” with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011
WHERE: Safeway, 7110 N. Oracle Road (southeast corner of Oracle and Ina)
Gabrielle Giffords (June 8, 1970 ) is an American politician. She is a U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district since 2007 . She has served in the Arizona Senate from 2003 to 2005. She is a member of the Democratic Party
Giffords was first sworn in as a congresswoman on January 3, 2007. She is the third woman in Arizona’s history to be elected to serve in the U.S. Congress. In her inaugural speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Giffords said a comprehensive immigration reform package needs to include modern technology to secure the border, more border patrol agents, tough employer sanctions for businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, and a guest-worker program.
In her first month in office, Congresswoman Giffords voted to support increased federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, raising the minimum wage, endorsing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and supporting new rules for the House of Representatives targeting ethical issues.
Giffords also voted to repeal subsidies to big oil companies and invest the savings in renewable energy. “We put our national security at risk by relying on oil from unstable regimes in the Middle East and Latin America,” Giffords told her colleagues in a speech on the House floor during debate on the Clean Energy Act. The act repeals $14 billion in subsidies given to oil companies and establishes a Strategic Renewable Energy Reserve to increase research in clean renewable energy, to develop greater energy efficiency, and to improve energy conservation.
During the 2007 session of Congress, Giffords introduced a bill (H.R. 1441) that forbids the sale of F-14 aircraft parts on the open market. She also voted for the contentious May 2007 Iraq Emergency Supplemental Spending bill, saying, “I cannot, in good conscience, allow the military to run out of money while American servicemen and women are being attacked every day”.
Giffords is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and the New Democrat Coalition. She is the only member of the U.S. Congress whose spouse, astronaut Mark E. Kelly, is an active duty member of the U.S. military. She is also known as a strong proponent of solar energy as well as for her work to secure the border with Mexico.
On January 8, 2011, Giffords was shot outside a Safeway in northwest Tucson during her first “Congress on Your Corner” gathering of the year. At least nine others were injured when a man ran up to the crowd and began firing.
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