It was a bit surreal today at work. The competency hearing for accused murderer Jared Loughner was held in the federal court building directly across the street from AZGS. It's big news drawing national attention, but on casual glance out our windows it was not obvious that much was happening. The news vans were tucked discretely away off the main street. There were no crowds of curious onlookers. The most obvious hint that something was up was the pairs of motorcycle police parked in the center lane out front of building and on each of the corners around the courthouse.
Driving home, the radio news was full of the details of today's hearing. And on tv the reporters were doing their stand-ups almost just out our front door.
It's still hard to comprehend what happened here. When I listen to the reports, I want to believe this all took place somewhere else. But it didn't.