“But what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other. That we cannot do.” – President Barack Obama.
When President Obama spoke at the Arizona Memorial for the Tucson shootings in January, he advocated tolerance in light of a politically divided nation.
Jared Loughner, the shooter in this tragic event, was a 22-year-old college student with political motivations that may have contributed to him shooting 19 people, six fatally. House Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head.
Loughner’s targeting of the congresswoman sparked a media blitz regarding the political implications this event. Good Day DePaul wanted to know how students feel about political expression on our diverse campus. Do you feel safe expressing your personal views on campus?