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Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Friends, strangers express grief

In Phoenix, about 250 people stood mostly in silence, holding candles at the state Capitol. Standing in front of the main building, leaders of local religious groups said prayers into a microphone. The somber-looking crowd scarcely uttered a word. Mothers held their children close, while some people embraced in long, tearful hugs.

“Exercising leadership – that’s exactly what Gabby was doing today,” former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell told the crowd. “Despite multiple threats to her, her staff, she displayed genuine courage and never sought refuge, and she did exactly what she said she’d always do.”

Henry Wade, 56, said he had plans to spend quality time with his son before he saw him off to college the next day. When he found out about the vigil, he decided to go and take his son along.

“I’m glad that we were able to come and represent our feelings toward Congresswoman Giffords,” said Wade, who lives in Maricopa. “It’s just senseless that people can’t sit down and have dialogue with one another if you have a difference of opinion.”

Cyndi Whitmore, 36, of south Phoenix, was tearful, particularly about the death of a 9-year-old girl in the attack.

“I have 8- and 11-year-old daughters,” she said.

“We’re here to stand on the side of love, show our support for the families of the victims of today’s shootings, and show solidarity for non-violent, peaceful discourse.”

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/09/20110109gabrielle-giffords-arizona-shooting-reaction.html#ixzz1AY9Ubsom


Group Accuses Councilmen of Tampering with Witness


Nowakowski: We told him he did the right thing

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 11:11 PM MDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 11:11 PM MDT

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Police Department is dealing with an officer charged with murder, accused of killing an unarmed man. But the focus right now is not at that officer, but instead on City Hall.

Two city officials are accused of obstructing a criminal investigation and tampering with a witness. They allegedly contacted the witness in that police murder case — Officer Sergio Virgillo, who blew the whistle on Officer Richard Chrisman’s alleged conduct.

A national watchdog group is claiming the councilmen crossed the line, and maybe even broke the law.

via Group Accuses Councilmen of Tampering with Witness.

PD: Robbers attempt hit on armored car

PHOENIX – Police are investigating after an attempt was made to rob an armored car in south Phoenix Tuesday, according to the Phoenix Police Department. …

PD: Robbers attempt hit on armored car

Police: Pimp Arrested, Accused Of Forcing Teen To Turn Tricks

Police: Pimp Arrested, Accused Of Forcing Teen To Turn Tricks

Cara Liu – Reporter, KPHO.com

POSTED: 10:17 pm MST October 8, 2010

UPDATED: 10:50 pm MST October 8, 2010

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man has been arrested, accused of forcing a teenage girl into prostitution.

Al Green, 20, was arrested after the SWAT team busted into his home Friday evening, said police.

Police said the investigation began after the victim, an 18-year-old girl, escaped Friday morning and her grandmother called police in south Phoenix. According to detectives, the girl was lured from a bus stop near 24th Street and Broadway Road about a month ago.

via Police: Pimp Arrested, Accused Of Forcing Teen To Turn Tricks – Valley News Story – KPHO Phoenix.