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Posted at 3:45 PM ET, 01/ 9/2011

Tucson shooting victims: lives remembered

By James Buck and Melissa Bell

A third-grade budding school politician who wanted to meet her congresswoman. A 30-year-old community outreach worker who had a deep belief in his boss's work. A 76-year-old church leader who reportedly dove in front of his wife to block her from the gunfire.

Christina-Taylor Green, Gabe Zimmerman and Dorwin Stoddard were three of the 20 people shot on Saturday at a street corner meeting in Tucson between a local congresswoman and her constituents. The event turned into a massacre, when a man identified by police as Jared Loughner opened fire on the crowd with a semi-automatic weapon.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) remains in critical condition; six people were killed. Who were the vicitims? Read about their lives here and add your memories and condolences on each person's Face of the Fallen page:

Christina-Taylor Green: A "Face of Hope," this 9-year-old politician often wore red, white and blue in honor of her country.

Gabe Zimmerman: Recently engaged and one of Giffords's aides, he was known as a master in dealing with other people.

John M. Roll: A widely respected federal judge, Roll received death threats in 2009 after his decision allowed a case brought forward by illegal immigrants to proceed to a jury trial.

Dorwin Stoddard: A fixture at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, Stoddard blocked his wife from gunfire, eyewitness reports said.

Phyllis Schneck: A great-grandmother, the 79-year-old retiree admired Giffords's stance on border safety.

Dorothy Morris: The 76-year-old retiree, Dorothy Morris, attended the event with her husband and high school sweetheart George Morris.

By James Buck and Melissa Bell  | January 9, 2011; 3:45 PM ET
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Comments

It's about time that we learn something about the good people taken from us premature. My message to Sarah Palin and her other junk freaks is get lost.....

Posted by: tonyreeves | January 9, 2011 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Why are there only four pictures in this story? There were six killed.

Posted by: Logan1245 | January 9, 2011 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Every democrat should beware, they in the cross-hairs of hate radio.

Posted by: knjincvc | January 9, 2011 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I promise these victims and their families that their deaths will not be in vain.

I will stand with Keith Olbermann and say ENOUGH! No more violent rhetoric, NO more tolerance of hate speech.

We can disagree without dehumanizing those we disagree with. We are all Americans and every life has value.

And I will call out and hold accountable any politician, so-called pundit or person who does not learn from this tragedy and stop the hate!

Posted by: suec716 | January 9, 2011 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for sharing information about all the victims. Although not as famous as the judge, or as poignant as the young girl or the young staffer, the other three are also a loss to us all, and of course to their loved ones. May something good come in response to this tragedy....

Posted by: MaryKM | January 9, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Little-Christina Taylor Green's birthday, 9-11-2001, reminds me of the unity we all felt the days immediately following the attack. Since then our country has become more devided than ever. Her death speaks directly to that division.

Posted by: chrisfuller7 | January 10, 2011 9:22 AM | Report abuse

The baseless accusations that anyone who is not a liberal is to blame for this, will only fan the flames of anger. When will the media cease their war against 'the other side'? If anyone is to blame, it's the media (both the liberal-leaning and conservative-leaning). The media politicizes everything in order to enrage their base---that is the problem! Not Beck, not the Black Panther Party -THE MEDIA!!! This very article is written to anger, and divide the masses. Just report the facts!

Posted by: george36 | January 10, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

We are all responsible, some more than others.

Posted by: chrisfuller7 | January 10, 2011 9:31 AM | Report abuse

George36 wrote: "The baseless accusations that anyone who is not a liberal is to blame for this, will only fan the flames of anger. When will the media cease their war against 'the other side'? If anyone is to blame, it's the media (both the liberal-leaning and conservative-leaning). The media politicizes everything in order to enrage their base---that is the problem! Not Beck, not the Black Panther Party -THE MEDIA!!! This very article is written to anger, and divide the masses. Just report the facts!"


This is the smartest things I have read since this tragedy occurred! In a way, we are all pawns to a media that likes to inflame things to fill their 24hr news cycle.

Posted by: liberalsareblind | January 10, 2011 11:23 AM | Report abuse

http://grieftoworship.blogspot.com

Posted by: Starkville | January 10, 2011 11:25 AM | Report abuse

george36

Maybe you "moderate republicans" would have a bit more credibility if you spoke up when republicans were calling Barack Obama a muslim Kenyan terrorist, or when they were calling John Kerry a traitor,

How convenient for you now to say "hey let's not blame each other, let's sit around the campfire singing cumbaya"

Everything that happened democrats had been warning you against for at least the last
2 & 1/2 years since Palin was nominated and now you have the audacity to pretend to be shocked, and blame the "Liberal media?"

Just once I would like to talk to a republican that offered ANYTHING OTHER than whining about liberal bias/socialism, present a logical argument or blaming everything under the sun but themselves.

Posted by: Ulasem | January 10, 2011 11:31 AM | Report abuse

As someone who lived and worked in AZ it saddens me to read these comments . Instead of taking time to honor the dead and mourn with the families of the victims, some are still placing blame on the conservative right when the motives of this deranged killer is not even known yet. Take some time off from your bitterness and show some respect. Ulasem people like you on both sides make it clear why there are two sides in the first place. I have meet with many of the politicians in both parties in AZ and there are good people in both. Who they are is not solely defined by which party they belong to.

Posted by: Carlyle3 | January 10, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

george36

Just report the facts? That's rich! Have you watched fox news recently? You are so up yourselves, you think facts are "liberal bias,

Case in point, you, and most teabaggers people think PBS is biased for god's sake,

PBS! A show like "the newshour, with Jim Lehrer", where none of the reporters express their opinions on air, and all guests are always balanced with someone on the opposite political spectrum, this you people think is "Liberal Bias"

And liberalsareblind
Not that we can't automatically you are biased from the name but honestly like I said before and am reposting

Maybe you would have a bit more credibility if you spoke up when Republicans were calling Barack Obama a Muslim Kenyan terrorist, or when they were calling John Kerry a traitor,

How convenient for you now to say "hey let's not blame each other, let's sit around the campfire singing cumbaya"

Everything that happened, democrats had been warning you against for at least the last 2 & 1/2 years since Palin was nominated and now you have the audacity to pretend to be shocked, and blame the "Liberal media?"

Just once I would like to talk to a republican that offered ANYTHING OTHER than whining about liberal bias/socialism, present a logical argument or blaming everything under the sun but themselves.

Posted by: Ulasem | January 10, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

@george36: How does remembering the victims "anger and divide the masses?" The orginal post doesn't blame anyone. I don't think Sarah Palin inspired this deranged young man to kill, but I do think it's time for the right to take responsibility for 95 percent of the inflammatory rhetoric - isn't it time for Cantor and Boehner to change the title of their silly effort to repeal the PPACA, which you undoubtedly know only as "Obamacare"? Because I don't think they've ever bothered to explain their constantly repeated robotic phrase "job-killing".

Posted by: GreybirdK1 | January 10, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

t's about time that we learn something about the good people taken from us premature. My message to Sarah Palin and her other junk freaks is get lost.....
---------

Now, THAT'S RICH. When lefty nuts use cross hair on J.D. Hayward in a political video this l1btard had no problems with it. When Democrats, including Obama, call Republicans "the enemy", no problem at all. And finally another lefty nut, whose favorite books include Communist Party Manifesto and Mein Kampf severely wounds kills a conservative Democrat. Who is to blame? Sarah Palin!

Liberalism is a mental disorder

Posted by: pihto999 | January 10, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

RIP. May god bless their soul.

Posted by: KaneMan | January 10, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Fortunately, most of the comments here illustrate what violence creates... more of the same, whether it is defensive, intentional or 'automatic', knee jerk, off the cuff comments. I say 'fortunately' because we still can learn from this, if we choose.

Until we spend as much time and tax dollars on resolving conflict peacefully, teaching conflict resolution to ourselves and all new generations as well as peaceful means of managing as we do on creating jobs that manufacture weapons; THEN we will begin to know the possibilities of living together peacefully, rather than assuming it is a pipe dream - say like going to the moon once was only a dream.

Because many of us do not know those answers now, does not mean they are not out there and it does not mean they are cannot be discovered, if only we spend the time, effort and dollars to make it happen. What will you do ?

Posted by: jjaymc | January 10, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Why only the dead people considered victims? Aren't the wounded victims too?

Posted by: harheg | January 10, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

What A horrible Tragic!....R.I.P TO THOSE WHO DIED!.... MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THEIR FAMILES AND LOVED ONES...AND I HOPE MS.GABRIELLA RECOVERS!....

Posted by: alyleelab | January 10, 2011 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I neither Condem nor Condone what happed but I do understand..........

Posted by: deejay640 | January 10, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

"Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly." -Rep. Giffords' opponent in the 2010 election, Jesse Kelly advertising his gun-shooting fundraiser event in June. Oh, right, this is the "liberal media's" fault. Right.

Posted by: headers | January 11, 2011 7:48 PM | Report abuse

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