Saturday, January 8, 2011

Breaking News: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Breaking News 
Assassination Attempt In Arizona

Condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Remains Unclear 

Obama calls shooting "unspeakable tragedy" and says Giffords is "gravely wounded" . . .  U.S. Capitol Police statement: "Members and staff are advised to take reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal security." * Good and comprehensive profile of Gabrielle Giffords, via

Giffords Opponent, Jesse Kelly, Held June Event to “Shoot a Fully Automatic M16″ to “Get on Target” and “Remove Gabrielle Giffords”

Pelosi: Giffords a 'brilliant and courageous' Congresswoman, part of a "new generation of national leaders"

Federal Judge John M. Roll killed in Arizona attack, NBC News reports  

Ariz state senator Linda Lopez tells Fox, "We just heard that she is responding to commands. She made it through surgery." 

UPDATE: Gunman Identified as Jared Laughner of AZ, age 22 

The Washington Post
Click through to 5th and 6th photos to see damage caused by vandalism at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's office last year:

First Picture Jared

Good question: IS this the shooter's YouTube channel? * Loughner's YouTube text thoroughly insane, of course:

Giffords had to cancel an event just last week due to threats of RW violence.

Jeff Jarvis
Shep Smith after reading Loughner video: "Man alive, somebody fell through the cracks."

Jared Loughner My Space Photo

Ben Smith
RT @: A couple more screen grabs from Jared Loughner's MySpace before it was scrubbed

 In video, alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner said he wouldn't accept any debts in a currency not backed by gold.

Luke Russert
Giffords read "the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to petition the Gov" part of the Constitution on the House floor Thurs

 Suspected Giffords Shooter Leaves Internet Trail (VIDEO)

When today's story was taken on in 2nd season of The West Wing as the Pres. was shot in 2000, this speech nailed it:
FLASHBACK: Vid of interview w/Giffords from last year on her being on Sarah Palin's 'crosshairs' list
Now on the CBS Evening News, eyewitness to shooting says gunman targeted Rep Giffords & then randomly shot others at her event.
AP: Officials familiar with investigation in Arizona say suspect claiming he acted alone. 
The Washington Post
Police on alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner: "We're not convinced he acted alone"
9-year-old murdered today: Christina Taylor Green. She was student council member, studied ballet and played baseball.