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  • Loughner defense in 2011 rampage cost taxpayers $1.1mil, case documents reveal

    07/06/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Documents revealing legal fees among 60 unsealed; taxpayers picked up the tab
  • FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups

    04/05/2013 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    life site ^ | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions FBI linked Gabby Giffords’ shooter to Christian pro-life groups by Ben Johnson Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:32 EST Comments () Tags: anti-christian bigotry, jared lee loughner, obama administration, terrorism TUCSON, AZ, April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An FBI agent drew attention to a possible connection between the man who shot Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and “Christian anti-abortion groups,” according to newly released documents in the 2011 shooting. In January 2011, Jared Lee Loughner engaged in a shooting spree that left six people dead and 13, including Congresswoman Giffords, wounded. An investigating...
  • Records Provide New Look at Ariz. Shooting Spree

    03/27/2013 9:16:16 PM PDT · by digger48 · 14 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | March 27, 2013 | BRIAN SKOLOFF and JACQUES BILLEAUD
    Almost everyone who crossed paths with Jared Loughner in the year before he shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords described a man who was becoming more unhinged and delusional by the day.
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' [Lanza]

    12/19/2012 10:27:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11:05 EST, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:51 EST, 19 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally and Rachel Quigley
    [Full Title] 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' as childhood barber recounts how he never spoke and just stared at floors The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. He told CNN that Adam would never speak or even look at him any time he came in for a cut, which was every six weeks for years. Lanza's worshiping...
  • 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 pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    08/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 7, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.
  • 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....
  • DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting (Crazy moonbat barf alert!)

    01/11/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 76 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2012 12:03pm | byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year -- and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as "the enemy," has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly. "We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords -- who is doing really well, by the way, -- [was shot]," Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
  • '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...
  • Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: "You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates"

    09/05/2011 2:15:39 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies · 2+ views
    hapblog.com ^ | 09/05/11 | HotAirPundit
    The opposition is called "son of a bitches" at one Labor rally and "barbarians" at another rally. Here's an angry Joe Biden at the AFL-CIO rally in Cincinnati just a short time ago.
  • 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.
  • Prison resumes forcible medication of Loughner

    07/21/2011 2:04:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/21/11 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage say prison officials have resumed forcibly medicating their client with a psychotropic drug. Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys in filings Thursday questioned whether the forced medication violates an earlier order by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that forbid them from involuntarily medicating Loughner as the court mulls an appeal on his behalf. The filings say officials at the federal prison facility in Missouri resumed the forced medication on an emergency basis because Loughner had become an immediate threat to himself. Loughner's attorneys say their client has been on 24-hour suicide watch,...
  • Court: Jared Loughner can refuse anti-psychotic medication

    07/13/2011 5:54:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/11
    A three-judge federal appeals panel has ruled that Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner can refuse anti-psychotic medication. Tuesday's ruling comes days after the court said it would review an appeal by attorneys for the government who argued the alleged gunman should be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs for his behavior. The federal appeals court last week temporarily halted the forced medication. "Since Loughner has not been convicted of a crime, he is presumptively innocent and is therefore entitled to greater constitutional protections than a convicted inmate," court documents said.
  • 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...
  • Loughner's Attorneys Seek to Halt Forced Medications [AZ Shooter Jared Loughner]

    06/28/2011 12:56:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2011 | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER And TAMARA AUDI
    Attorneys for Jared Loughner, accused shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, have filed an emergency motion to block federal authorities from forcibly medicating their client with anti-psychotic drugs. The motion, filed Friday in Tucson, Ariz., federal court, argues that the Justice Department is making "an end run" around Mr. Loughner's right to contest such treatment by misusing the rules governing administering such drugs. [BIG snip] According to the Friday court filing, federal officials took this second route by declaring the defendant a danger to others. This claim only came after Mr. Loughner refused to be medicated in an...
  • Agents worried ATF program connected to Loughner gun

    06/16/2011 7:23:11 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Federal agents were worried that the gun used to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head could have been part of the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation. They learned eventually that it had not, sources said. The “Fast and Furious” operation was a program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that authorized and monitored the sale of weapons to known and suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels with the stated goal of exposing and dismantling gun trafficking routes. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) held...
  • Giffords Shooting Suspect Ruled Incompetent for Trial

    05/25/2011 7:05:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 25, 2011 | Staff
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Jared Lee Loughner was not mentally competent to stand trial on charges of opening fire Jan. 8 at a constituent event for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, of Arizona, killing six and injuring 13, including Giffords. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means Loughner, 22, will be sent back to the federal medical center for prisoners in Springfield, Mo., until Sept. 21, when a hearing will be held to determine whether he understands the 49 federal charges against him and can help in his defense. Doctors will try to medicate Loughner to see...
  • Ariz. shooting spree suspect incompetent for trial

    05/25/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 5/25/11 | JACQUES BILLEAUD,
    PHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case against him on hold indefinitely. The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means Jared Lee Loughner, 21, will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months in a bid to restore his competency. Loughner, dressed in a khaki prison suit and sporting bushy, reddish sideburns, was removed from the hearing after an outburst and had to watch part of the proceeding on a TV screen...
  • Jared Loughner found mentally unfit for trial

    05/25/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/25/11 | Staff
  • Kennedy's sympathy for suspect Loughner (Patches sympathy for Loughner)

    05/24/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 5/23/11 | Bill Tomison
    (WPRI) - Patrick Kennedy continues his campaign for support for brain research -- with empathy for the suspect in a serious case of violence: Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others in a rampage earlier this year. Kennedy, the former Rhode Island representative who stepped down last year, wants to eradicate the stigma attached to mental health disorders. In an interview that aired this weekend on CNN -- an hour-long program called "Patrick Kennedy, Coming Clean" -- he told the news channel's Dr. Sanjay Gupta people with mental problems have been ignored for...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Loughner has brain injury, too

    05/23/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KTAR ^ | 23 May 2011 | KTAR
    The suspect in the January mass shootings in Tucson has been cited by former Congressman Patrick Kenndy as an example of discrimination against the mentally ill. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, mentioned Jared Loughner during an interview on CNN Sunday night to discuss his past problems and addictions and his campaign for recognition of brain disease. Loughner, 22, is charged with shooting 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in a Tucson parking lot in January. Six people were killed. Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in a rehabilitation center in...
  • WATCH: MoveOn.org Stages Hostile Protest at Paul Ryan Event

    05/19/2011 10:56:20 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 12 replies
    On May 16th, 2011 RebelPundit attended a MoveOn.org protest staged in Chicago outside a Paul Ryan luncheon. The protesters were unfriendly and hostile, as well as confused about their message. They also questioned MoveOn members and organizers about their opinion regarding racially offensive comments made by former progressive radio talk show host and radically liberal blogger Greg Morelli.
  • MoveOn.org Thugs Crash Tea Party Rally – Scream at Protesters (Video)

    05/10/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/110/11 | Jim Hoft
    A group of union goons and MoveOn.org thugs crashed a tea party rally in New York and started screaming at the protesters. Capital Confidential reported, via Free Republic: Assembly Republicans organized a rally calling for the imposition of a two-percent cap on local and school property tax increases, but it was crashed by a coalition of liberal and labor groups who want a “circuit breaker” adjustment to property taxes, in which higher income taxes are used to provide tax relief to less-affluent individuals. Joe Seeman, a local leader of MoveOn.org, engaged in several shouting matches with cap supporters yelling “Tax...
  • Judge won't keep Loughner records confidential

    05/05/2011 5:05:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/5/2011
    A judge has denied a bid by defense lawyers to keep confidential information about Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner's behavior while in federal custody. District Court Judge Larry Burns, in a ruling made public on Thursday, said there is no reason to prohibit the U.S. Bureau of Prisons from releasing to law enforcement and federal prosecutors psychological records and other information about the 22-year-old college dropout. Loughner's lawyers said such a release would violate the federal government's own guidelines and Loughner's constitutional right to protection from self-incrimination and due process. "The Court finds that neither the psychotherapist-patient privilege nor the...
  • California - Democratic Leader: Shoot Republicans...?

    04/29/2011 7:49:56 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 4-29-11 | cakid1
    Its hard to believe but John Burton - the State Democratic Party Chairman said Governor Jerry Brown should "try shooting" a Republican to convince them to vote for taxes. In an interview with Bay Area News Group, Burton said Brown "can try shooting somebody and tell the next guy, You don't want that to happen to you, you better step up and vote. ... What's Jerry going to do unless he took out a gun?" He reportedly made the comment on the eve of the state party's convention kickoff.
  • Air America host arrested for disrupting Allen West town hall event

    04/26/2011 10:18:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/26/11 | Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller
    Local police arrested a woman who appears to be former liberal radio network Air America host Nicole Sandler while she was disrupting Rep. Allen West’s Tuesday town hall event in Fort Lauderdale and harassing the Congressman’s wife. According to video obtained by Florida blogger Javier Manjarres, known better online as The Shark Tank, police charged Sandler, who revealed her name on camera, with trespassing after they removed her from the event and she “continued her tirade and used an expletive to address a police officer.” With Air America now defunct, Sandler hosts a self-described “progressive talk radio” show at RadioOrNot.com....
  • Death threat sent to Sen. Ron Gould

    04/13/2011 12:29:46 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 12 Apr 2011 | unattributed
    Arizona State Senator Ron Gould, who represents Lake Havasu City, received a death threat letter Tuesday from an anonymous sender in Flagstaff. According to the Arizona Republic, the letter was very short and did not specify why Gould was being targeted. [The letter] states, "You and Jared have your Glock 9. I have Rem. 270. Be very ready." Gould has gained notoriety in Arizona due to the fact that he is always armed and has sponsored several immigration and firearms bills that have been controversial. Gould believes that the reference to "Jared" in the letter refers to Jared Loughner, who...
  • Death threats to congressman get N.E. man 2 years [Philly]

    04/07/2011 5:46:42 PM PDT · by brityank · 25 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Thu, Apr. 7, 2011 | Sam Wood
    Death threats to congressman get N.E. man 2 years A Northeast Philadelphia man was sentenced Thursday to 2 years in prison for issuing videoed death threats to U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Norman LeBoon, 38, threatened the lives of Cantor and the congressman's family in several rants posted to the video sharing site, YouTube. In Mar. 2010, LeBoon posted a video in which he said: "My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife . . . Remember Eric, our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you're a Lucifer,...
  • Wisconsin: Woman charged with email threats (elementary school teacher)

    03/31/2011 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3/31/11 | Bill Glauber
    Madison - A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court.According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).The subject line of the second email was: "Atten.: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!" In...
  • Judge orders Loughner mental exam

    03/21/2011 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2011 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona judge has ordered the suspect in Tucson's shooting rampage to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized facility in Springfield, Mo., as soon as possible. In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns says that the evaluation will be videotaped and provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys.
  • President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms

    03/13/2011 7:26:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | March 13, 2011 | President Barack Obama Special To The Arizona Daily Star
    It's been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack's turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people's pain. But one clear and terrible fact remains. A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a...
  • Death Threats Sent to WI Rep. Senators: “You Will Be Killed and Your Families Will Also Be Killed”

    03/10/2011 9:23:01 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 60 replies
    The death threats have been pouring in to Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and now Truth About Bills has found a threatening letter to Wisconsin Republican Senators. ( via 620 WTMJ ) On March 9th 2011 this letter containing death threats was sent from a group of people to the Republican Wisconsin Senators, after passing a bill to end union bargaining rights on Wednesday night. At this time the sender has been kept anonymous pending further police investigation. From: XXXX Sent: Wed 3/9/2011 9:18 PM To: Sen.Kapanke; Sen.Darling; Sen.Cowles; Sen.Ellis; Sen.Fitzgerald; Sen.Galloway; Sen.Grothman; Sen.Harsdorf; Sen.Hopper; Sen.Kedzie; Sen.Lasee; Sen.Lazich; Sen.Leibham; Sen.Moulton;...
  • ‘YOU WILL DIE!!!!’: Read the Shocking E-Mail Sent to Wis. GOP Senators

    03/10/2011 10:17:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The following is a shocking, scary e-mail sent to Wisconsin GOP senators last night at around 9:30 pm, shortly after the Senate passed an anti-union bill. Not only does the e-mail threaten the senators with death, but it also vows “your familes [sic] will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks.”Local station WTMJ in Milwaukee obtained the e-mail, and has redacted the sender’s name pending an investigation by the police (emphasis added and spelling and grammar mistakes have not been corrected): From: XXXX Sent: Wed 3/9/2011 9:18 PM To: Sen.Kapanke; Sen.Darling; Sen.Cowles; Sen.Ellis; Sen.Fitzgerald; Sen.Galloway;...
  • Gabrielle Giffords' accused shooter pleads not guilty [He's Democrat- Video of him burning Flag ]

    03/09/2011 10:22:00 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    heraldsun.com.au ^ | March 9 2011 | AAP
    ACCUSED gunman Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 felony counts, including murder and attempted murder, in connection with a January shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13, including a congresswoman. Loughner, 22, smirked through much of Wednesday's proceedings, held at the same federal courthouse where one of those killed, US District Judge John M Roll, had worked. Loughner is accused of targeting Arizona US Representative Gabrielle Giffords at a January 8 event outside a Tucson supermarket. Investigatory documents unsealed on Wednesday said authorities found a note at Loughner's home that said: "I planned ahead! My...
  • Tucson Suspect Charged With Murders of Judge, Aide

    03/04/2011 11:49:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 04, 2011 | AP
    PHOENIX -- The suspect in the Tucson, Arizona, shooting rampage has been indicted on new charges that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide. The charges filed Friday were added to other federal counts that 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner already faced in the Jan. 8 shooting. The shooting occurred at a political event held by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a Tucson grocery store. The latest indictment charges Loughner with murder in the deaths of U.S. District Judge John Roll and Giffords aide Gabe Zimmerman.
  • Cops arrest 11 year old kid for drawing, no one arrested for threatening to kill Walker or Palin

    02/23/2011 8:47:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-11 | DrJohn
    Sometimes there is a complete lack of balance in the world. An 11 year old Arvada Colorado boy who was being treated for Attention Deficit Disorder was told by a teacher to draw pictures when he was upset instead of disrupting the class, so the boy did just that. He was arrested and led away in handcuffs later in the evening for his drawing. He had drawn a stick figure picture of himself shooting a gun at four others and had written on it "teacers must die" and "music sucks" His therapist said that drawing was a means for the...
  • He back! AZ Shooting Victim Makes Blog Post

    02/18/2011 4:30:27 PM PST · by keat · 26 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | 02/18/11 | ^self
    Heeeees baaaack. You just knew you'd be hearing from this guy again. Fresh from his posh accommodations in happy-land, where the authorities saw fit to keep him for the last several weeks after he twisted off in a town hall meeting and threatened to kill a tea-party member. A victim of the shooting (hit in the knee) James Eric Fuller emerged as symbol of progressive rage, blaming conservatives of the shooting and every other evil in the world. He's been pretty much blacked out by the media, who don't see his militant left-wing views as furthering the narrative. But these...
  • Loughner Hearing Today in San Diego

    02/18/2011 12:55:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    KFI640am.com ^ | February 18, 2011 | KFI
    A media company is asking a judge to release a new mug shot of Jared Loughner. A hearing is scheduled in San Diego today regarding whether to release records about a man accused of opening fire outside a grocery store in Tucson last month, killing six people and injuring 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The motion hearing for 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner is believed to be the first in San Diego since the case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Larry Burns of the Southern District of California. A media company is asking Burns to release a new mug...
  • Giffords is seen as shoo-in for Kyl’s seat

    02/11/2011 10:51:11 AM PST · by speciallybland · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/11/2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Any discussion of who’s likely to succeed outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona needs to factor in the following: If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wants the seat, it’s hers. The three-term Democratic congresswoman explored the idea of running for the Senate seat in the event of Mr. Kyl‘s retirement before she was shot Jan. 8 at a constituent meet-and-greet in Tucson. Her rehabilitation from a gunshot wound to the head reportedly is proceeding faster than expected. Mr. Kyl announced Thursday that he would not seek a fourth term in 2012. If Ms. Giffords decides she’s game for a Senate run and...
  • Fox News Report Blaming Right for Shootings Officially Debunked

    02/04/2011 6:32:06 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Jan 12, 2011 | BY CLIFF KINCAID
    An alleged Department of Homeland Security memo saying that Arizona shooter Jared Loughner was influenced by American Renaissance (AR), a controversial conservative publication, does not exist and there is no evidence of such a tie. A Fox News report by Jennifer Griffin on the memo about AR suggested official inside information at the highest levels of the Obama Administration that Loughner was motivated to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she was Jewish and because of the immigration controversy in Arizona. While many liberal commentators recklessly tried to link the shootings to Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, or other conservatives, the...
  • Arizona Shooting Case Moves to Tucson for Now

    01/29/2011 2:29:21 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 29, 2011 | Staff
    PHOENIX -- Prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed that the federal case against the suspect in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be held in Tucson, at least for now. The case against Jared Lee Loughner was moved to Phoenix after federal judges in Tucson recused themselves because a fellow judge died in the attack.
  • 56% of Americans: Loughner Should Get Death Penalty

    01/28/2011 8:35:10 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/28/11 | Aurelius
    Jared Loughner killed six people and injured over a dozen others in a rampage on January 8th. Amongst those dead were a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge; amongst the injured was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot through the head. Now, according to a new poll, 56% of Americans believe that Loughner deserves the death penalty if he is convicted. This solid majority is mirrored by only 24% of Americans who believe that Loughner should not get the death penalty. The remaining 20% of those polled are undecided. Loughner's attorney Judy Clarke, who also defended Ted Kaczynski and Zacarias...
  • Loughner Researched Lethal Injection Before Tucson Shooting, Sources Say

    01/26/2011 7:09:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2011 | Staff
    - In the days and weeks before the shooting rampage in Tucson, Jared Lee Loughner surfed the Internet on his home computer in what investigators believe was preparation for his alleged assassination attempt, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said. The suspect's focus on several Web sites - covering lethal injection, solitary confinement and political assassinations - could have dramatic implications as prosecutors build their case against him on federal murder charges that could carry the death penalty. They hope to use the computer information, along with notes seized in Loughner's home, to show that his acts were premeditated...
  • Giffords intern supports gun control in NYC visit

    01/25/2011 10:55:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2011
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The intern credited with helping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in Arizona is speaking out in favor of changes to the nation's background check system.
  • Suspect pleads not guilty in deadly Ariz. shooting

    01/24/2011 5:52:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2011 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) -- The suspect in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords smiled and nodded but didn't speak as he appeared in court Monday and his lawyer provided the 22-year-old's first response to the charges: a plea of not guilty.
  • Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion

    01/24/2011 9:49:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21st 2010 | Manfred Schneider talks to Der Spiegel,
    Most saw the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona as a product of insanity. But assassination researcher Manfred Schneider told SPIEGEL that the presumed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, did not act irrationally. Rather, his crime resulted from "hyper-rationality." SPIEGEL: Mr. Schneider, on Jan. 8 in Arizona, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head at close range and killed six people. While the world searches for explanations, you write, in your recent book "Das Attentat" ("The Assassination"), that an assassin like Loughner is not crazy but the product of hyper-rationality. What...
  • State of Breakdown: NAU wrestles with safety vs. privacy

    01/24/2011 8:23:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 24, 2011 | Hillary Davis, Sun Staff Reporter
    Day two in a three-day series Once or twice a semester, Dr. Chris Gunn comes across a student so unstable that he and his colleagues at Northern Arizona University get together and decide: Call the parents? Suspend? Have committed involuntarily for psychiatric care? Speculation has strongly leaned toward alleged Tucson mass shooter Jared Loughner as having untreated paranoid schizophrenia, and his behavior was erratic enough that his school, Pima Community College, suspended him until he could provide a mental health clearance. The propensity for people with serious mental illness to commit extreme violence like the kind seen in Tucson is...
  • Death by Deconstructionism

    01/24/2011 3:18:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 24, 2011 | Larrey Anderson
    The talking heads continue to yap about the source of the savagery driving Jared Lee Loughner. Many on the left have tried, and failed, to pin the blame for the Tucson massacre on the Tea Parties or, just as ridiculous, on Sarah Palin. Meanwhile, the 900-pound gorilla in the interrogation room remains unquestioned and unchallenged. Its name is "deconstructionism." Deconstructionism is historical relativism on crack cocaine. The "theory" is being freely and openly distributed to almost every college student in America. Courses in most of the humanities typically include the works of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. In fact, it...
  • Gun Control Wouldn't Have Stopped Loughner

    01/22/2011 9:27:03 PM PST · by FTJM · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reason.com ^ | January 21, 2011 | Brian Doherty
    A very public shooting spree, with victims including a congresswoman, a judge, and a little girl, committed by a known lunatic, using equipment that had previously been banned: Jared Loughner’s crime seems an unparalleled opportunity for gun control advocates to gin up support for new legislation to restrict the weapons legally available to Americans and to restrict which Americans have access to those weapons. Loughner reportedly used a Glock 19 pistol with 33-round magazines. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) therefore wants to restore a provision of the Clinton-era “assault weapon” ban that prohibited the manufacture or importation of magazines that hold...
  • Tucson Assassin Was A Zeitgeistist, A What?

    01/13/2011 9:45:31 AM PST · by OneVike · 55 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 1/13/10 | Chuck Wolk
    In my last post I told you that when Jared Loughner's former friend, Zach Osler, spoke to ABC's Ashleigh Banfield, he told her that Jared did not subscribe to the left or the right in politics.  The only problem with that is Zach then told her that Jarred was profoundly influenced by Zeitgeist documentary and that it really altered his mind-set on how he viewed the world. So then what exactly is this Zeitgeist all about? Basically, the documentary, "Zeitgeist", is the propaganda arm of an organization called "The Venus Project". The Venus Project is a movement aimed at...