I am not just “allegedly” annoyed.

Posted By on January 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Look, can we all, for the love of God, stop saying “alleged” about Tucson lunatic Jared Loughner?

It would be a mere allegation if there existed any doubt as to whether he had been the killer. If, for instance, the shooter had fled the scene and been caught after the fact.

In this case, though, there are many eyewitnesses — Loughner was captured at the scene of his crime by some of those witnesses. There is even video of him carrying out his crimes. There is no question he is the assailant.

No, he hasn’t been convicted yet. He’ll get his day in court — eventually — and have the opportunity to defend himself. But even if, by some perversion of the law, he is acquitted of the charges, that would not change the actual facts on the ground.

So stop saying “alleged.”

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