The suspected gunman from Saturday's deadly shooting in Arizona was stopped for running a red light hours before the attack, police say.Perhaps it was that verbal warning that trigered the dreadful events of 8 January in Tucson. Perhaps the officer wasn't sufficiently polite or sensitive to Mr Loughner's needs. Perhaps that's what triggered the attack. I hope the officer concerned is duly investigated for 'insufficient sensitivity' and vilified in the press. If something Sarah Palin says thousands of miles away can be held to have contributed to this tragedy, surely a callous remark (such as the inflammatory "May I see your license, Sir?") by a police officer on the morning of the killings is a much more likely factor?
Jared Loughner, 22, was given a verbal warning by an Arizona police officer, the Associated Press reported.
Or perhaps we could stop looking for bogeymen and accept that only one person pulled the trigger that day, and only one person bears responsibility?
"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." - Barack Obama, 14 June 2008.