Loughner Family: 'We Don't Understand Why This Happened'

More

Randy and Amy Loughner have released a statement about the carnage allegedly wrought by their son, Jared Lee Loughner.

The text:

"This is a very difficult time for us. We ask that the media to respect our privacy. There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were so that we could make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened. It may not make any difference, but we wish that we could change the heinous events. We care very deeply about the victims and their families. We are very sorry for their loss."
Jump to comments
Presented by

Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Did I Study Physics?

In this hand-drawn animation, a college graduate explains why she chose her major—and what it taught her about herself.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Video

How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

Video

The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In