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TUCSON, Ariz. – A wildlife officer pulled over the suspect in the assassination attempt against an Arizona congresswoman less than three hours before the deadly attack, authorities said Wednesday as they pieced together more details of a frenzied morning.
TUCSON — The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion before the attack here on Saturday that left a congresswoman fighting for her life and six others dead, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday.
Originally posted by Tgautier13
reply to post by SaturnFX
I'm sorry, I don't understand why you brought up the 'Palin Crosshairs Map', I didn't bring that up at all in my OP. I agree with the viewpoint that doing so only fuels the partisan political rhetoric being spewed in light of the tragedy.
What I was trying to bring to light was the fact that, between multiple house visits by the local police department, the official records of which are being covered up from media exposure, and the fact he was reportedly kicked out of college nearly four months ago, there were plenty of red flags raised and chances to get this individual help, whether psychological or otherwise, that is now very apparently what needed to be done a long time ago.
Are you trying to rationalize police brutality here? Justice isn't delivered by the batons of the officers, rather by the gavel of the judge. Let's also not forget he hasn't even been proven guilty yet in the court of law, no matter how much evidence points the blame in his direction so far. Let me make it clear I'm not defending this person per se, rather I am defending our judicial system in this case.
Nichols, 37, was convicted last month of 54 counts for a deadly shooting rampage that began in the same courthouse where he is standing trial. Nichols shot three people at the downtown courthouse and a federal agent in Atlanta's Buckhead district before being captured in neighboring Gwinnett County.
Defense lawyers said Nichols, who confessed to the killings, suffers from a mental disorder.
I find it odd that the people defending Palin and others say this is all Loughner's fault and no one else's are also trying to blame anyone that isn't Republican.
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.
Originally posted by Tgautier13
While the first link describes a traffic violation responded to by a wildlife ranger, both news articles point towards the fact that Jared Lee Loughner could've been stopped and given help long before this tragedy took place.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
When the news reported that Loughner took a cab to the scene of the massacre, I figured it was because he didn't own a vehicle.
Now, I wonder why he took a cab?
So he could get dropped of up front and not have to wait for a parking space?
So he could focus on his plot without the distraction of driving?
Originally posted by PlautusSatire
You're assuming that the story about him taking a cab is correct. Which cab from which cab company? They should have detailed records verifying this if that's the case. Where are these records? Should we just trust the police? They say he took a cab because if he didn't he has an alibi in that he'd just fled his home in full view of everyone.
The person of interest that sheriffs have been looking has stepped forward - he is a cab driver who unwittingly provided a ride to Jared Loughner, the shooting suspect.
Pima County Sheriffs confirm that the person of interest whose photo and description was released to the public early this morning is a cab driver, and not an associate or accomplice to the suspect.
Sheriffs say he was seen on the Safeway surveillance camera because he went in with Loughner to get change for the cab ride.