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Posted at 9:19 AM ET, 01/ 9/2011

Christina-Taylor Green, granddaughter of Dallas Green, dies in Arizona shooting

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 5:23 p.m.

The granddaughter of Dallas Green, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series victory in 1980, is the youngest victim of the shooting in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded and a federal judge killed in Tucson, Ariz.

Christina-Taylor Green, born on Sept. 11, 2001, had been elected to the student council at her elementary school and went to the Safeway to meet Giffords.

Dallas Green, vacationing in the Turks and Caicos, had no reason to initially connect his granddaughter to the shooting. The news, understandably, left him reeling. "It's pretty hard," he told Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News. "We're all hurting pretty bad. I can't believe this could happen to any 9-year old child. The worst thing to ever happen to us."

His wife Sylvia called their son to inquire about the shooting and learned that their grandchild was dead.

"This beautiful little girl," Dallas Green said. "Gone like this..."

A Little League second baseman, the 9-year-old was just becoming interested in politics.

"She was a good speaker. I could have easily seen her as a politician," her father, John Green, told the Arizona Star-News. He is East Coast supervisor of amateur scouts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"She was all about helping people, and being involved," her mother, Roxanna, said. "It's so tragic. She went to learn today and then someone with so much hatred in their heart took the lives of innocent people."

Dallas Green, 76, is now an advisor to the Phillies and lives in Newark, Del. A former major-league pitcher, he managed the Phillies for parts of three seasons, including the 1980 season in which the team beat the Kansas City Royals for its first championship. He also managed the New York Yankees and Mets and was general manager of the Chicago Cubs.

By Cindy Boren  | January 9, 2011; 9:19 AM ET
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Comments

Christina-Taylor Green was born on September 11, 2001 (not the 9th) according to the Arizona Daily Star.
RIP

Posted by: skieswillreign | January 9, 2011 10:44 AM | Report abuse

The violent rhetoric of the Tea Party is now more than simply rhetoric. And the media, including the Washingon Post, has egged on and made the most popular Tea Partiers like Sarah Palin rich.

Posted by: jjedif | January 9, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

"When clouds are seen, wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms makes men expect a dearth. "

Shakespeare put it right.

Let us hope this is an end and not a beginning that we may all come to regret.

Condolences to the Green family, and all the other families involved in this uniquely American tragedy.

Posted by: crazyface50 | January 9, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

My prayers and concerns go out to the families of the deceased and wounded.

I cannot say I am shocked by the violence; the Tea Party and many conservative posters in these forums have been warning us of their violent intentions for years.

It was shocking to read my wife's garden chat forums and see conservatives simply declare that the Congresswoman deserved to die because of her political views. Just disgusting.

And this little girl, too?

We need to start understanding there is little difference between the Tea Party and the Taliban: both promote and support terrorism.

Posted by: colonelpanic | January 9, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

People are really grasping at straws to try and find a way to blame this on the Tea Party, which is disingenuous and inaccurate.

This murderers friends have said he was a liberal who was anti-religion and pro-drugs. Hmmmmm, which party does that sound like?

Regardless, every time a demcrat or republican commits a crime, the party isn't blamed for it. Not even when tens ofthousands of liberals violently protest outside republican conventions and thousands get arrested. Do republicans then run off and blame the democratic party?

What happened was not the fault of any party, but that of one very troubled person.

It's time to be honest, not to use this tragedy for political gain and rhetoric.

Grow up!

Mike S.


Posted by: notliberalmks | January 9, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN IS THE ANTI-CHRIST.

Posted by: AugustWest1 | January 9, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN IS THE ANTI-CHRIST.

Posted by: AugustWest1 | January 9, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful Angel Christina is now in heaven besides our Holy Father, our Lord Jesus said that the New Jerusalem will not be built upon violence and chaos.
Our condolences to the families of Christina, Representant Gabrielle Giffords and all who perished in this absurd tragedy.
Let's embrace all of us the new World of Light and Peace that is coming, we should then commit all together and without rest to banish all sign of terror, violence, hatred, greed and fear from our societies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tve5dVKpQM

Justice, Mercy and Good Faith is what this World needs.

God bless you all!

Posted by: eblondel | January 9, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

A sweet girl that was born on 9/11 is taken away...the only bright spot on our nations worst day. RIP and god bless her family during they're time of grievance.

Posted by: cmclaxton | January 9, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

"SARAH PALIN IS THE ANTI-CHRIST." Posted by: AugustWest1

Remind me again: How does one tell the Anti-Christ from the Christ? Seems to me they are the same person...just like Shiva and Vishnu.

Posted by: jjedif | January 9, 2011 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the Sarah Palin comment. If this same crazy supposedly "left-wing gun nut " took out Sarah Palin with a shot to the head, the media would still be talking about whether or not should could be president in 2012. Unbelievable.

You've got to blame John McCain for bringing this idiot into the limelight, though. Blame the media for keeping her there and hanging on her every word like she's a philosopher or somebody worth the time and type being used to print the story.

Blame the gunman. Blame her and her idiot minions, the Tea Party, Republicans, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Michele Bachman, and those other creeps on the right who have promoted this kind of violence in politics through their rhetoric. They've encouraged it - note that they always talk about the "energy" of these kinds of people, but what they never seem to do is temper this, not energy but anger. Misguided anger, at that.

It isn't Democrats who encourage outsourcing and losses of jobs. It isn't their fault this economy completely went down the tubes under Bush. It isn't the Healthcare Reform bill or the Stimulus or the Financial Reform bill (all watered down pieces of legislation, but still) that led to losses of jobs, which supposedly the Tea Party cares about, [taxes are the lowest they've been in 60 years, ].

Didn't we just have a financial meltdown that led to a huge hemorrhage of jobs that started under Bush? And didn't we start bailing out banks under Bush?

But that anger isn't labeled for Republicans who start the messes. It's aimed at Democrats, who for the most part, have been the only people standing up for so-called real Americans - from NOT blocking unemployment insurance to trying to fix whatever fundamental problem this country has been facing for years.

Have they done enough? NO. Has Obama been a disappointment? Hell yeah, but it isn't the Democrats' fault for not getting things accomplished when you have Republicans dragging their feet for 2 whole years after the largest financial meltdown since the Great Depression with unprecedented obstruction, but at the same time encouraging violence against the party that actually cares about regular people.

Posted by: fbutler1 | January 9, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mike S. - the kid is an anti-government gun nut. Hmmmmmm, which party does THAT sound like?


"People are really grasping at straws to try and find a way to blame this on the Tea Party, which is disingenuous and inaccurate. This murderers friends have said he was a liberal who was anti-religion and pro-drugs. Hmmmmm, which party does that sound like?

Grow up!

Mike S."

Posted by: tigertail20 | January 9, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

in one way joseph stalin was right..a million deaths is a number, one death is a tragedy...this little girl, a tragedy. i will not ascribe political meanings to this tragedy, that would not give her or any of the others their due respect. god, i can't imagine being her parents....just so sad.....

Posted by: dem4evr | January 9, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

What did you expect is going to happen when you have gunmen roaming around political events like its 1810

Posted by: reddy531 | January 9, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin, the tea party and other right wing inflamers (Limbaugh, Levine, Beck) have a bit of blood on their hands. Palin put a gun sight on this Representative! All make references to "second amendment" solutions (duh). Their recklessness is shameful. I understand that they are simple people, and this may be a complex concept, but reckless rhetoric activates and motivates deranged individuals to act. Palin might have just as well pulled the trigger herself. She needs to apologize to these families for her role in creating this tragedy.

Posted by: rbmorgan | January 9, 2011 1:43 PM | Report abuse

What kind of a sick mothertucker kills a random 9 year old girl. Disgust piece of excuse for a human being.

Posted by: reddy531 | January 9, 2011 1:54 PM | Report abuse

So many cool aid drinkers here. Really a sad read.

The murderer was a drug-legalization, anti-religion (read liberal), pro-gun (apparently, as he used on in his crime, but no writing has been discovered expounding gun rights), anti-government (the prior two being conservative) idiot. Two components from each side, so he naturally is accused of being part of the Tea Party?

I guess lying or faceless deductions in the face of counter-evidence is acceptable in the furthering of one's politIcal agenda.

I really loved this comment, again, ignoring the FACTS:

"Have they done enough? NO. Has Obama been a disappointment? Hell yeah, but it isn't the Democrats' fault for not getting things accomplished when you have Republicans dragging their feet for 2 whole years after the largest financial meltdown since the Great Depression with unprecedented obstruction, but at the same time encouraging violence against the party that actually cares about regular people."

Simple break down:

1) Obama had the presidency, the senate and the house by total majorities for 2 years He did not get what he promised done because many dems did not align with him at times, not because of republicans. He had the majority! He could not align his own party. You expect republicans to vote with him on issues where his own party members wouldn't? Nice try. The facts defeat your statement. Fellow deems let him fail.

2) Show me one place where on tea party leader, Rush, Sean, Levin, etc called for violence against any politicians or anyone. Just one citation to back your claim.

Expressing one's opinion as fact is a terrible trend in this country.

A few facts for You:

-Obama promised all legislation would be placed online for the public to read pre-vote. Hasn't done it.

-Obama promised to televise his non-secret meetings with on CSpan. Hasn't done this.

-Obama promised no lobbyists in his admin. He broke his promise.

-Obama promised to close Gitmo.

-Obama promised to get us out of Iraq.

-Obama promised to get us out of Afghanistan.

-Obama promised to balance the budget.

-Obama promised to raise taxes on the rich.

I could go on and on.

Remember the repercussions from Bush Sr's "Read my lips, no new taxes!". Well, it cost him his presidency. Now consider Obama has been far less effective in effecting his promises. The difference is the main stream media haven't called Obama to task on this as they fud Bush b

The country spoke strongly this past November. The msjority of people are tired of their reps not representing their desires/morals.
I don't care what party a rep us, vote them out if they don't represent the people of their district/state/country.

Oh, and by the way, I worked in the Clinton WH from 1995-2000.

Mike S.

Posted by: notliberalmks | January 9, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I also found this pretty outlandish:

"Sarah Palin, the tea party and other right wing inflamers (Limbaugh, Levine, Beck) have a bit of blood on their hands. Palin put a gun sight on this Representative! All make references to "second amendment" solutions (duh). Their recklessness is shameful. I understand that they are simple people, and this may be a complex concept, but reckless rhetoric activates and motivates deranged individuals to act. Palin might have just as well pulled the trigger herself. She needs to apologize to these families for her role in creating this tragedy."


Under this logic, Jessie, Al and Minister Louis should be held responsible for all the black crime in the US.

Black people are responsible for 7 times for crime yet only make up 12.4% of the population of the US. You read that correctly. 12.4% of the population is responsible for 700% more crime than white people.

The aforementioned are the leaders of the black community as much as Al, Jessie, et al are leaders of the black community. I assume you feel that Sarah, Rush, Levine, etc are responsible for this murder and have "blood on their hands", that you expect he same apologies from the black leadership of this country?

What's good for the goose.......! Why the double standard?

Perhaps because you'll ignore the misdeeds of your party?

Hypocrisy is for the weak minded.

On top of this, as someone so worried about political related crime, which party/candidates do black people far, far more often support? The republicans? The Tea Party? Hmmmm, might it be the democrats?

Liberals never let the facts get in the way of their arguments or opinions.


Mike S

Sources:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States?wasRedirected=true

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States?wasRedirected=true

Posted by: notliberalmks | January 9, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

So what did you do in the Clinton White House Mike S? Wash dishes?

And it's Kool Aid not Cool Aid.

You said:

"2) Show me one place where on tea party leader, Rush, Sean, Levin, etc called for violence against any politicians or anyone. Just one citation to back your claim. "

Here you go.

http://www.newshounds.us/2009/05/06/is_hannity_inciting_civil_war.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-feldman/did-limbaugh-incite-viole_b_100586.html

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/palin-uses-crosshairs-to-identify-dems-who-voted-for-health-care-reform.php

Expressing one's opinion as fact is a terrible trend in this country. Ain't it the truth Mikey?

Posted by: Chazcat | January 10, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

The blame can not be put on anyone but the man, or whatever he may be, with the gun in hand. It was all in his hands, he pulled the trigger that changed so many peoples lives. They will never be the same again. Life as they knew it is over. Even his life as he knew is over too. I'm sure he will get death but that would be to good for what he did. I say put him in prison, general population, don't hide him away. Then let happen what will, it won't be pretty. It's a sad thing but this kind of crap will continue to happen. Nuts like this will always be coming out of the woodwork. I don't know how we can expect everyone to get along, they can't even get along in the white house. I don't know what this country is coming to. But it's very sad that you can't even go to the corner market without fear of this kind of crap. I feel so sadden by all this but my heart hurts mainly for the parents of Christina....there is no pain greater than this...NONE!

Posted by: lpamelaw | January 10, 2011 9:13 PM | Report abuse

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