Christina-Taylor Green is one of the dead in Arizona

Much focus has been given on the condition of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, after she was shot by Jared Loughner.  But she was by no means the only victim, nor did she fare the worst.  The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that former Phillies manager Dallas Green lost a granddaughter, Christina-Taylor Green.  She was nine years old, and in third grade.  Her story itself is remarkable, and her tragic death would outrage any human.  It is too easy to dismiss as the work of one troubled boy.  While others might call him evil and dismiss this as an isolated act, he had a whole lot of help from our society to get to the point where a nine year old girl and nineteen others would die.  My thoughts are with her family and the families of those who died.

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