Was Congresswoman Giffords The Only Person Shot?!

January 22, 2011

The recent shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is a downright tragedy; a very unfortunate occurrence.  According to news reports however, she underwent brain surgery and is responding to commands.  That's wonderful but... what about the other people and families affected by the shooting?  Among others that were wounded, some folks actually died!

“Among the dead were U.S. District Judge John Roll, who had stopped to greet Giffordss after attending morning Mass; Gabe Zimmerman, a 30-year-old aide to the congresswoman who was recently engaged; and Christina Taylor Green, a 9-year-old girl who had just been elected to her school's student council. Also killed were Dorothy Murray, 76; Dorwan Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79.” (Shaun McKinnon - The Arizona Republic)

 The media isn’t speaking on the shooting of these people nearly as much as the congresswoman, if at all!  Nothing at all against Congresswoman Giffords, but the story of these people needs to be heard as well.  Perhaps the families just want to remain in silence and grieve together.  But there is a clear unbalance in media attention.  Hmm…?