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John Roll

Wall of Fear

Gabriel Frankel | Posted 11.29.2012 | Teen
Gabriel Frankel

For all of our imperfections, this country celebrates diversity. E Pluribus Unum: Out of many, one.

Jared Loughner Can Be Forcibly Medicated, Says Judge

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Tucson shooting rampage suspect can be forced to continue taking anti-psychotic drugs, reje...

Jared Loughner Pleads Not Guilty To Expanded Indictment

Reuters | Tim Gaynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 9, 2011 11:12:21 PM By Tim Gaynor TUCSON, Ariz(Reuters) - Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner pleaded not guilty Wednesday ...

New Charges Against Alleged Tucson Shooter

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors on Friday announced new charges against the suspect in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, acc...

Few Are Charged Over Threats Against Federal Officials

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One man posted a message to the White House website threatening to kill the president. "This is not a joke," he warned, and typed i...

First Judicial Emergency Declared Since 9/11 Terror Attacks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal court officials declared a judicial emergency Tuesday in Arizona, allowing courts to delay criminal trials up to six months because of a short...

Condemned From Memory

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In ancient Rome, a condemned citizen might not only lose his life. The Roman Senate could decree that all traces of his worldly existence be expunged....

Friday Talking Points [151] -- Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To honor the fallen this week, we're going to refrain from our usual heated political rhetoric here for a change. It's only fitting, really, after su...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Arizona Shootings: Our Moment of Silence Needs to Be Followed by More Than Just Lowered Voices

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There are always going to be unbalanced people, just as there are always going to be viruses in our environment -- but what most determines whether those viruses make us sick is the strength of our immune system.

John Roll: A Personal Memory

Michael McGown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael McGown

When I was forced to leave my post after a lengthy illness in 1984, John Roll sent me a handwritten note of good wishes. It was just like him to take the time to do that.

Want a Gun? Get a Prescription!

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Gun-ownership stands out as one of the only areas in which we do not screen for a public threat before approving a potentially lethal activity. Increasing barriers to gun possession for the mentally ill will save lives.

My Day Testifying in the Courtroom of John Roll

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

Roll spent a substantial part of his judicial career in a climate of violence and political extremism, and would die in it too.

Anti-Gay Church To Protest Funerals Of Arizona Shooting Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Westboro Baptist Church, the Topeka church known for its inflammatory anti-gay protests, plans to picket the funerals of the six people gunned down in...

Judge John Roll Dead: Killed In Arizona Shooting

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal Judge John Roll was killed during a shooting in Arizona that also involved an attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. U.S. Marshal for Arizon...