Murder Most Foul

There is horrible news breaking from Tucson, where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat and supporter of “immigration reform” has apparently been assassinated in a mass shooting. (As of 3:13 EST it is still not certain that she has died, though several news agencies are reporting that she was killed.)

Not only is this a despicable crime and a harrowing tragedy for the nation, but it is also certain to become a hugely polarizing political event in the next hours and days. It is still unclear who the shooter was, but already, commenters on various websites are spinning it for all it’s worth.

Update, 5 p.m. – It appears that Congresswoman Giffords has survived this attack, though she has been grievously wounded, and others have died, including a nine-year-old child. Meanwhile, NRO is reporting that the shooter’s name is a young white man named Jared Lee Loughner, and that he has a YouTube page, here (for now). He is obviously not sane.

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  1. JK says

    Among the dead, United States District Court for the District of Arizona John M. Roll.

    If it hasn’t been taken down, YouTube related to the alleged gunman:

    Posted January 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
  2. howsurprising says

    Very strange videos he put up. Very odd.

    His myspace page down or something.

    Posted January 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink
  3. howsurprising says

    By ‘conscience dreaming’ I suppose he means ‘conscious dreaming’.

    His grammar and spelling were not superb.

    Posted January 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink