Were the recent shootings in Arizona linked to the heated topic of immigration?

On January 8, 2011 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot and killed along with 5 other people and 13 others who were wounded. One of the other victims that died along with Giffords was a 9 year old girl named Christina Green. The shooter’s name was Jared Lee Loughner. An American citizen with no major history only a few posessions of illegal narcotics. Because Loughner was an American citizen there should be no connection between his motives and immigration.

Yet many big networks such as ABC believe that it was linked with immigration. As well as The Daily Beast (internet newspaper) who thought the shootings related to the immigration bill.In the wake of the shooting, Arizonans, especially Latinos, blamed the tragedy on hate speech issuing from immigration battles and the 2010 elections.During the hard times and indifference in Arizona, many inhabitants of Arizona just ask for peace in a state that’s been ravaged by immigration wars, violence, and hate.

Works Cited:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-01-09/gabrielle-giffords-and-jan-brewer-hatred-ravages-arizona-over-immigration/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/10/2011-01-10_chilling_shrine_in_madmans_yard.html

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One Response to Were the recent shootings in Arizona linked to the heated topic of immigration?

  1. mmuntz says:

    Ok, but you don’t give specifics, or really analyze the issue. Too short. 9/10

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