Tucson Gunman Jared Lee Loughner Indicted on 49 Charges in Tuscon Massacre Shooting & Assassination Attempt

Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused in the Tuscon, Arizona shooting massacre has been indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder that left six people dead and critically wounded Arizona US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Among the indictments is the assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that carries a potential death sentence.

The full Federal indictment can be read HERE.

A grand jury had indicted Loughner, 22, on three counts of attempted murder, including one alleging that he tried to kill Giffords with a Glock semiautomatic handgun during an event for constituents at a Tucson grocery store in January.

The new indictment, returned by a federal grand jury Thursday, includes those three charges and adds murder charges connected to the deaths of John M. Roll, a federal district judge, and Gabriel M. Zimmerman, a staff member for Giffords. He also faces charges in the deaths of Dorothy J. Morris, Phyllis C. Schneck, Dorwan C. Stoddard, and a child, referred to in the indictment as C-T G.


Forty-sex new indictments were added to the existing three counts of attempted murder against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and two aides as U.S Attorney Dennis K. Burke stated that Loughner violated the civil right of all attending the Giffords’ event. Burke stated, “These victims were exercising one of the most precious and fundamental rights of American citizens: the right to meet freely, openly and peaceably with their member of Congress.”

But, employing a novel legal argument, prosecutors persuaded a federal grand jury to indict him on 46 new charges, on the theory that the shootings occurred on protected federal ground, as if it happened in Congress. Six people, including a chief federal district judge, were killed, and 13 – including Giffords – were injured.

 Prosecutors have yet to say whether they will seek the death penalty; however, the option is certainly available.

US Rep Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to Announce Running for U.S. Senate Seat of Retiring Sen. Jon Kyl

As speculated last week when US Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) announced that he would retire at the end of his present term and would not seek reelection in 2012, 5 terms US Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ 06) will announce tomorrow that he will run for the open Senate seat. This is welcome news for Conservatives. This will be an interesting race for 2012 as the mood of the country is that to be fiscally conservative. As fate would have it, that is exactly what Flake is.

Flake’s decision to run for the Senate is sure to rev up Republican competition for his GOP-heavy congressional district. He’s also expected to have plenty of competition in the Senate primary.

As reported atMyFox Phoenix, other names mentioned to possibly run for the open seat include Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Sheriff Joe Arpaio,  former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth and former state attorney general Grant Woods.

UPDATE I: US Rep Flake Announced Bid to Run for US Senate.

Democrats Look to Gabrielle Giffords for Arizona US Senate Seat … Isn’t it a Bit too Soon for This & Exploitive?


As Arizona US Senator John Kyl has announced that he will not run in 2012 and will retire at the end of his present term, all Democrat eyes are onUS Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) to possible run for the seat.  Yes, the same Gabby Giffords who is recovering from an assassination attempt after being shot in the head in the Tuscon massacre. However, is this really what DDemocrats should be focused on, or her health and recovery? Following the Tuscon mass shooting, many looked to capitalize on the heinous event making accusations and putting blame where there was none. The question remains, is the assasination attempt still being exploited?

The race for Arizona’s open Senate seat has quickly focused in on one question: What will Gabrielle Giffords do?

The Democratic congresswoman, who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson last month, is still undergoing rehabilitation in Houston for a gunshot wound to the head. Physicians have warned that her recovery will proceed at its own pace.

But even though questions about her health remain, Giffords’s astonishingly rapid recovery has left Democrats in Arizona and Washington looking to her as a potential candidate to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.

Obviously, Gabrielle Giffords was an up and comer in the Democrat party and has a future for furthering her political career. However, the bullets of an evil man,  Jared Loughner, have certainly put any immediate political career plans on hold. However, that did not stop the powers that be in the Democrat hierarchy to put her name out there as a potential candidate for the retiring Kyl’s seat, as reported at the Politico.

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Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Faces Recall Bid Due to Bias Politcizing the Tucson, AZ Shooting

Do actions really have consequences in Tucson, AZ?

Will there be ramifications for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s outspoken and inappropriate comments follwoing the Tucson, AZ shooting? Following the mass shooting that left 6 dead and 13 wounded including US Rep Gabby Giffords (AZ-D), Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was quick to blame heated political rhetoric,prejudice & bigoty, and talk radio for the shooting.

The only problem was that there was no evidence pointing in that direction. Instead, Dupnik went on TV interview after TV interview providing only opinion. Hardly what is expected from a law enforcement officer.

Because of his actions, a group has begaun efforts to recall the sheriff in a special election. Although Dupnik is in a heavily Democrat district, all people really need to take a look at what the sheriff did and ask themselves whether they deem this appropriate of LE. Should a sheriff politicize a crime, instead of providing the facts of the case?

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Miracle: 8 in 10 Americans Say Prayer Helped Save Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) … Gabby Leaves Hospital & Transferred to Rehab

According to a recent FOX poll, 8 in 10 Americans believe that prayer helped US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) survive following the Tucson shooting that left 6 dead and 13 injured. Not only was her survival a miracle, but Gabby Giffords left the Tucson area hospital yesterday and was transported to a rehab center in Houston, Texas. Who could have ever believed that following the initial reports of Giffords’ shot in the head at point blank range, in critical condition, that in such a short period of time she would have been responsive and out of the hospital?

Less than two weeks after being shot in the head, she is now out of the hospital and off to rehab, that is a miracle.Keep saying your prayers for Gabby … they do make a difference.

Nearly 8 in 10 American voters say they believe prayers helped Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords survive the Tucson shooting, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.

The congresswoman and 18 others were shot on Jan. 8 at a town-hall meeting in Tucson. Her neurosurgeon has called her recovery “miraculous.” Giffords is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility as early as Friday to continue recovering from brain injuries she suffered after being shot in the head.

Seventy-seven percent of voters believe prayers helped save Giffords, while 17 percent don’t believe that. The remaining 6 percent are unsure.

Those most likely to believe prayer saved Giffords include white Born-Again Christians (95 percent), those who regularly attend religious services (91 percent), blacks (91 percent), Republicans (84 percent), Southerners (83 percent) and women (81 percent).

Of course such stories of prayer must just drive certain folks over the edge. Gee, I wonder who those 17% consist of?  As Weasel Zippers states, file this one under stories that make the LEFT wince.

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