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Post by Piper on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:16 pm

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Re: Massacre in Tucson, Arizona

Post by Piper on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:27 pm

The Amazing Life and Tragic Death of Christina-Taylor Green

Published Jan 10, 2011



Christina-Taylor Green



Born on 9/11 and killed in the Tucson shooting, Christina-Taylor accomplished a lot in her brief life that was ended by a bullet from a deranged gunman.


On Jan. 8, 2010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was holding a meeting with her constituents just outside a Tucson Safeway store. Giffords was approached by a deranged man who shot her once in the head from about four feet away.

The gunman, alleged to be Jared Lee Loughner, 22, then began firing indiscriminately into the crowd. When the carnage stopped, 20 people had been shot, six fatally.

Christina-Taylor Green, 9, was the only child to fall victim to the shooter. She was shot once and rushed to hospital but her wounds were massive and doctors could not save the little girl’s life.




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Post by Piper on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:38 pm





Woman Recounts Grabbing Ammo from Shooter
January 10, 2011 8:32 AM

Erica Hill talks to 61-year-old Patricia Maisch, who grabbed the ammunition cartridge from the alleged gunman in the Tucson, Ariz. shooting rampage.



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Post by Piper on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:44 am

Funeral pickets to be met by 'angels'

By the CNN Wire StaffJanuary 11, 2011 9:04 a.m. EST






Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Tucson just isn't that kind of town, says Christin Gilmer.

Gilmer is referring to the actions of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, which has made its name protesting the funerals of people who died of AIDS, gay people, soldiers and even Coretta Scott King.

But when the church announced its intention to picket the funeral of a 9-year-old girl -- one of six people who died Saturday during the attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Gilmer and others put their feet down.

Tucson is a "caring, loving, peaceful community," according to Gilmer, who said two of the six people killed were friends.

"For something like this to happen in Tucson was a really big shock to us all," she said. "Our nightmare happened when we saw Westboro Baptist Church was going to picket the funerals."

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Post by Maat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am

I helped make angel wings for Angel Action in Atlanta. I wasn't in town the day they marched against WBC, but I did want to do something to support those shielding the innocent from this hatred.
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Re: Massacre in Tucson, Arizona

Post by Piper on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:19 pm

Good for you, Maat! That is what it takes, the community coming together to keep these hate-filled whacks out of a mourning family's view. It appears AZ lawmakers are passing legislation today to keep funeral protesters at a distance of 300 feet.

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Post by Piper on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:21 pm

Arizona lawmakers plan to block protesters within 300 feet of funerals

By the CNN Wire StaffJanuary 11, 2011 12:20 p.m. EST

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- The Arizona State Legislature is expected to pass legislation Tuesday that will bar protesters at funerals from getting within 300 feet of services, a spokesman for the state Senate said.

The action, according to Senate spokesman Daniel Scarpinato, is in direct response to a controversial church's announcement that it will picket the funeral of Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was one of six people killed Saturday during the attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, has made its name by staging protests at funerals of people who died of AIDS, gay people, soldiers and even Coretta Scott King.

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Re: Massacre in Tucson, Arizona

Post by Maat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:39 pm

Here is an example of Angel Action in Atlanta. They stand in front of the protesters and block them from interacting with others.


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