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Jared Lee Loughner Identified As Gabrielle Giffords Shooter

Posted by shadmia on January 8, 2011

It really doesn’t matter WHY this Congresswoman (Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz) and so many others were shot, some fatally by 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner. The killer is in custody and hopefully if there were any accomplice­s they will also be caught. It also doesn’t matter what his politics were. He is a killer and if anyone ever deserved the death penalty, it is this man.

What this incident shows is that there are crazy people out there who are capable of doing a great deal of damage. It also shows that the atmosphere created by the political climate is toxic and has the potential to encourage unbalanced people to act in antisocial and unpredicta­ble ways.

People in position of influence need to curtail their message of hate because it is permeating our society. Talk of “death panels” and “baby killers” do nothing to illuminate an issue or resolve a dispute. It can however be used by unstable persons as ammunition for their evil schemes.

We need to bring back civility to a nation deeply divided by partisan politics and maybe we can create an atmosphere of mutual respect even if we disagree with each other.

My best wishes go to all the victims of this horrible crime.


Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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