Jared Lee Loughner Pleads Not Guilty

Judge Larry Burns has entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Jared Lee Loughner to three counts of attempted murder in the Tucson, Arizona shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month.

From CNN:

After entering the packed courtroom, Loughner, 22, showed the same smirk as he had in his mug shot. He appeared to chuckle to himself as he looked into an upper balcony area filled with spectators. He smiled occasionally during the 15-minute arraignment and remained silent.

U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns asked federal public defender Judy Clarke about Loughner’s ability to comprehend the proceedings.

“We are not raising that issue at this time,” Clarke told the judge.

When the judge asked for plea from the defendant, Clarke asked the judge to enter one on Loughner’s behalf.

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8 Comments on “Jared Lee Loughner Pleads Not Guilty”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    Yeah sure. Another waste of Time and Money on a grand scale. I don’t care what the Constitution or the Law or the Justice System say, why the hell does anyone caught “Redhanded” even get a choice.

  2. zelda Says:

    I am with you Honeydog…what a bunch of crap.
    Where the hell is the most “common” of common sense……..???
    Our “system” has gone mad……it’s eating WE the people instead of dispersing justice.

  3. Honeydog Says:

    “Common Sense”! Yes, that’s it! This kind of waste just burns me up. The guy was TACKLED, the Gun TAKEN
    from his HAND for God’s sake!! In some Cases, I can absolutely understand and agree with the neccessity to follow the proceedings of the “Innocent until Proven Guilty” thing, but this is NOT one of them. I honestly feel that, in such Clear-Cut-and-Dried Cases, the Law should be revised— SKIP the Attorney, the Trial, and all the Trimmings— “Do not pass Go”, “Go straight to Jail”, and have ONE Option for the corresponding Crime— You’re “caught” Murdering, that’s it, you’re GUILTY, you die. Period.

  4. zelda Says:

    We need to take to the streets………
    I am serious.HOW else can WE THE PEOPLE get heard???? It’s happening in other countries as we speak.Read the paper………..or check CNN.OMG!
    Enough of this irrational sieve they are putting us citizens into for gawds sake.Our country is asking for more from us while the fat cats get fatter and we look anorexic as hell out here.
    The laws are just plain outdated and revisions come under the common sense heading as does MOST of our system .How much can we take? Well I offer we have given too much already…….on the WAR front it goes without saying…….all those lives lost on both sides for nothing.We give these kinds of sick murderers more care and safe guards than those service men and women in the nutty conflicts in the Arab world.
    I for one am sick of it……I am on my third leg in this life…have lived long enough to see the ridiculousness that surrounds us now.
    Step up people………..!

  5. Honeydog Says:

    I’ve just been sitting here staring at what you wrote. Just staring… and thinking of so much I could get into and go off on right now. Ya know, I realize that it’s easier-said-than-done for EVERYthing that is wrong and unfair and unjust and absolutely absurd to be fixed, but damn it, there are surely so many things that could be changed or improved-upon without lengthy time and effort. While the extremely-urgent and imperative issues, matters, and concerns of this Country take a Back Seat and forever to do something about, it takes the Powers- that-Be no time at all for the likes of the “God” and Prayers in schools and Pledge of Allegience and “Merry Christmas” thing to be altered and put into effect accross the Nation in the blink of an Eye. We want to fund Aid to practically every Country under the Sun, while critically-needed Community Fire Stations have to shut-down, and Police Departments are hurting for Financial Assistance. “Proudly Made in the USA” is near obsolete, while Unemployment Lines lengthen and we are becomming “Casino Land”. Prisons are too overcrowded for the dangerous Criminals out on the streets, while no additional room is made— Thanks to giving the space to the hundreds left sitting on Death Row for years and years. Medicare and Social Security are in future jeopardy for those of us who have, and still are, putting-in our time, while the rest are carried, and will be taken care of…… All these, a mere scratch on the surface. But the biggest thing I don’t get?… Why our Government is made-up of people with conflicting Goals. Did you ever think about that?? Sure, I know— Different Ideas, the “Melting Pot”, Compare and Analyze and all that crap (not to mention the “Politics” of it all)— But shouldn’t each and every one have the exact same “Eye” for a Flat Tire or a wounded and struggling Animal, and the exact same desire and solution to fix it or help it? We ain’t never going to get ANYwhere with half of them wanting it THIS way, and the other half wanting THAT. I mean, everybody knows that the utmost efficiency in any Business is the result of all its Employees being on the same Page. Anyway, I think I’m beginning to ramble, but at least there’s places like this to do so. While I too am past the age of taking to the Streets and starting a Revolution, I do try to stay involved and participate in all that I can to make Political and Environmental changes, as well as speaking-up for Human Rights and Animal Welfare, by knowledgably signing Petitions, sending E-Mails, and even Phoning the responsible parties. And, of course, besides here, I’m not silent out in Public if and whenever certain topics come-up for discussion. Yes, everyone has their own feelings, beliefs, and opinions.. and some just don’t know any better.. and some don’t even care.. But, like you, I can’t and won’t sit back without pointing-out how truly Broken we are, how important it IS to spread awareness of what’s wrong, and settle for at least knowing that I’m doing SOMEthing, no mattter how small the part, toward trying to make things better or right. In the meantime, you can count on me to complain right along with you!(LOL).

  6. zelda Says:

    Honeydog……you are a marvelous thinker……….Would you please go to youtube and look at the latest ZietGeist movie?????? It’s the one for 2011……it needs to go viral for sure……..already almost 400,000 people have watched it. It will iron out the wrinkles in your brain as it did mine.
    I was at the laundry mat and was telling a friend about it and it was overheard by a younf man about seventeen or so and he said he really loves the Zeitgeist videos and will watch the new one as soon as he got home. Well……………I nearly cried right there……….I looked into his eyes that were clear and bright and saw a hope for mankind,,,,,,,,,,,yup ……… I get choked up just remembering his eyes and youth and interest in the world he lives in.
    I urge all of you readers to check out this must see video.
    Let me know what you think Honeydog.

  7. Honeydog Says:

    You bet, I will definitely try (This computer needs some Updates, and “YouTube” doesn’t always want to cooperate). I’m anxious. Thank You Zelda!

  8. zelda Says:

    Good Honeydog……….there is a part to it that relates(if not ALL) to the “Jareds” of our society. Very interesting and sobering.

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