From The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/us/politics/10giffords.html?_r=1&hp
By MARC LACEY
Published: January 9, 2011
TUCSON — Prosecutors charged Jared L. Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, with five federal counts on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, in connection with a shooting rampage on Saturday morning that left six people dead and 14 wounded.
Evidence seized from Mr. Loughner’s home, about five miles from the shooting, indicated that he had planned to kill Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, according to documents filed in Federal District Court in Phoenix.
Special Agent Tony M. Taylor Jr. of the F.B.I. said in an affidavit that an envelope found in a safe in the home bore these handwritten words: “I planned ahead,” “My assassination” and “Giffords.”
Mr. Loughner, who is believed to have acted alone, is in federal custody and is scheduled to make his first court appearance before a magistrate judge in Phoenix on Monday.
An outpouring of grief was on display all over Tucson, where friends of the many victims joined complete strangers in lighting candles and offering tear-filled prayers. From the back of the temple Ms. Giffords attends, Naomi Present, the distraught daughter of a rabbi, cried out on Sunday morning, “Why, why, why, why?”
Many across America were asking the same thing, and the state found itself on the defensive, with its top lawmakers asserting that Arizona was not a hothouse of ugly rhetoric.
Complete story at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/us/politics/10giffords.html?_r=1&hp
For years I’ve heard all sorts of bullshit about personal responsibility from the Ayn Randite Republi-Nazi right wing. They are so tough and brave when it comes to dishing it out but like all the Vietnam War draft dodging Chicken Hawks they squirm like a five year old caught violating some major rule when one of their band of thugs does the very thing they’ve been pushing their mob of brown shirt sheeple to do.
The Republican Party is nothing but Aryan Nation in a suit.
Actually they are worse than Aryan Nation because they are really a bunch of whores spreading this hate for the big bucks the corporations and Wall Street scum put in their pockets.
Well the chickens have come home to roost.
The blood of those people is on their hands…