Obama Asks Nation to Observe Moment of Silence for Arizona Shooting Victims
Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old shooting suspect in a shooting spree that killed six people and wounded 14, is due to appear in court Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder, including an assassination attempt on the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. President Barack Obama has asked the nation to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting spree at 11 a.m. EST. today. He is due to appear on the South Lawn of the White House to lead the nation in honoring them.
Saturday's shootings have fueled debates about political rhetoric, particularly with the use of violent language. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that hate spreads hate, especially in the form of words. While the world debates the obvious, we're more interested in how authorities missed this loose cannon.
We find it interesting that while Arizona is fixated on racially profiling Latinos, people like Loughner, whose reported behavior leading up to the shootings clearly suggested that violence was imminent, went overlooked. Authorities want to stop people whom they "think" are breaking the law while overlooking some people who may actually be doing it or are certainly on their way to breaking the law. We're just saying.
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