Cops and Courts almost always follows local and regional news. But today it’s impossible to turn away from the tragedy unfolding in Arizona following the shooting at an appearance by Democratic Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
At this point, the Associated Press reports at least five people killed, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, and at least 10 injured, Giffords – who was shot in the head – among them.
The story is still evolving and the Missoulian is following it. Among its many aspects are past attacks and threats on Giffords for her views on, among other things, health care and immigration.
Just a couple of days ago, when members of the House read the Constitution aloud, Giffords said how pleased she was to read the First Amendment.
You can watch her read it on the video above. And you can read it here:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.