Both houses of the Arizona state legislature voted unanimously Tuesday to create a “funeral protection zone” preventing disruption from protestors at the funerals of those killed in Saturday’s shooting, the Arizona Republic reported. The legislation, which was signed into law later in the day by Gov. Jan Brewer, is in response to a statement by Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, that he and his band of followers would picket at the funerals.
Judge John M. Roll, murdered in Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, was the leading judicial voice supporting former Graham County, Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack in his 1997 lawsuit against the federal government. Mack is a speaker, states’ rights advocate and author of The County Sheriff: America's Last Hope.
Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of killing six people and wounding at least 15 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, has been denied bail and was formally appointed an attorney.
SUNDAY, 9 JANUARY 2011
After a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, left at least six dead and more than a dozen wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the politicization of the tragedy has already begun. And despite an absence of much concrete information on the shooter’s motives — who at this point appears to be a deranged leftist — efforts to demonize the Second Amendment and conservatives in general are already taking flight.