Gabby Giffords, Jose Guerena, and the Politics of Public Grief

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

January 9, 2012

A year ago on January 8, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among thirteen people attacked by a deranged gunman in the parking lot of a Safeway in Tucson. Six people, including a nine-year-old girl, were killed; Rep. Giffords was shot in the head and critically wounded. Thankfully, she has made a remarkable recovery, and was able to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during an event at the University of Arizona commemorating the anniversary of that horrible attack.

On May 5, Tucson will see the anniversary of another horrific shooting ? the murder of former Marine and Iraq combat veteran Jose Guerena by a Pima County SWAT team. Yes, it was murder. The SWAT team?s warrant was illegitimate; the SWAT operators allowed Guerena to bleed to death over the course of an hour when timely medical aid might have saved his life.

Guerena wasn't a politician married to an astronaut -- just a working-class former Marine with a young family. So there won't be a municipal rally on May 5 to remember the anniversary of his needless death at the hands of subsidized sociopaths in government-issued costumes.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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