Fair Trial for An Alleged Killer

Fair Trial for An Alleged Killer

Last night PBS News Hour discussed the topic, "Fair Trial for Loughner Poses Big Challenge for Prosecutors.'

On January 8th, in Tucson, at an event, which is now known as the Tucson Massacre, Jared Loughner shot, allegedly, twenty Americans and killed six. Mr. Loughner was caught at the scene of the crime by witnesses and victims. He was caught on camera shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, in an attempt to assassinate her, and then firing on the crowd that had come to her open-air style town meeting. And now, because of all the publicity, and because of the outrage, the question has been raised, as to whether or not Mr. Loughner can get a fair trial.

Well, each and everyone of us deserves fairness, that is the only way, justice can be preserved for each and every one of us. Mr. Loughner deserves a fair trial, deserves justice, and he should receive it.

Item from PBS News Hour -- "Alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner appeared Monday in a Phoenix courtroom, where a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic about the day's events, and then to Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School for an in-depth look at the legal issues at play in the case." See the video.