Monday, January 10, 2011

The Nation Deals with Tuscon Tragedy

Today, President Obama held a nationwide moment of silence at 11:00 am, in support of those affected by this weekend's deadly shooting massacre in Tucson, Arizona.  It was a tragic event that took the lives of six, one of which was a nine year old girl, another was Judge John Roll.
Nine year old, Christina Green, was born on a very special date, the original 9/11.  Her father John Green told, The Today Show, that Christina's birthday and final day had commonalities, stating that she was born during the tragedy of 9/11 and died during a tragedy.
TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 8:  Heidi Dodds (L), 18 a...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
There were also seventeen others injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  Doctors have placed her in a medically induced coma.
The suspect has been apprehended and has a long history of disruptive behavior and apparent mental health issues.  He was even kicked out of college because of disruptive behavior. 

Below is the President's address to the nation:
--Princess Carter
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