Saturday, January 08, 2011

Democratic Congresswoman Shot in Head in Arizona

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition after being shot in the head "at an event she was hosting outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store." The bullet went through her brain. The Congresswoman had received death threats.

A federal judge was also shot and is dead. The New York Times reports that the judge was involved in immigration cases and had received death threats. Thirteen people were wounded and 5 were killed in the attack. The federal judge and a nine year-old girl were among the dead.

New York Times:

During the fall campaign, Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, posted a controversial map on her Facebook page depicting spots where Democrats were running for re-election; those Democrats were noted by crosshairs symbols like those seen through the scope of a gun. Ms. Giffords was among those on Ms. Palin’s map, which later removed the crosshairs symbols.

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

Jane Fonda: Progressive Arizona Rep Gabrielle Giffords is shot. In her ads, Sarah Palin had her targeted in a gun site. Inciting to violence. about 3 hours ago via Echofon Retweeted by 100+ people

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