Custom Search

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Peek Inside The Mind Of AZ Shooter Jared Lee Loughner

[Update] Video, via ABC news, posted below the post.

The LA Times, in response to a records request, has received and posted a video created by Arizona shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, who shot and killed 6 people, injured multiple others and left AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition after being shot in the head.

The title of the video Loughner created is "Pima Community College School - Genocide/Scam - Free Education - Broken United States Constitution."

In the video, Loughner states, "The war that we are in right now is currently illegal under the Constitution"; "This is my genocide school. Where I'm going to be homeless because of this school"; "I haven't forgotten the teacher that gave me a B for freedom of speech"; "This is Pima Community College, one of the biggest scams in America"; "If the student is unable to locate the external universe, the student is unable to locate the internal universe"; and "Thank you.... This is Jared … from Pima College."

Within hours of seeing the video, college police officers arrived at Loughner's home and delivered a letter of immediate suspension to Loughner and his father, Randy, school police reports said.

The video was no longer on YouTube as of this week. It was unclear who deleted it, and exactly when it was taken off the website.

More rambling from the video has been included in another LA Times article:

"All right, so here's what we're doing. We're examining the torture of students," Loughner said as he began his narration of the video. He broke off when he appeared to recognize a man leaving a nearby building. "How's it going?" Loughner shouted. "Thanks for the B – I'm pissed off."

Breathing heavily and laughing softly as he walked up a dark set of stairs, Loughner said: "I lost my freedom of speech to that guy and … this is what happens. And I'm in a terrible place. This is the school that I go to. This is my genocide school, where I'm going to be homeless because of this school. I haven't forgot the teacher that gave me the B for freedom of speech."

The video, which prompted Loughner's suspension last fall, offered a window into the suspected gunman's frustrations and his anxiety about his future, three and half months before he was accused of opening fire outside a Safeway grocery store, killing six people and wounding 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

At one point, walking past the bookstore, he said: "They're controlling the grammar."

A few moments later, he lingered in front of the campus police office: "This is where the whole 'shaboozie' goes down with illegal activity," he said, his face briefly reflected in the glass of the station window.

Near the end of the video, while walking through a courtyard, he said, "All the teachers that you have are being paid illegally and have illegal authority over the Constitution of the United States under the 1st Amendment. This is genocide in America. Thank you. This is Jared from Pima College."

You can see the video at the LA Times site and if it becomes available online for embed it will be shown as an update at the bottom of this post.

Loughner posted the video on YouTube on September 23, which was the same day he was removed from his biology class for a disruptive outburst.

From the information that has been inundating the news outlets about Loughner, it paints a picture of a seriously dangerous individual to whom some refer to as possibly schizophrenic, but from the timeline of events the night before the shooting, up to the morning of and the shooting itself, this was a cold calculated premeditated murder of innocent men, women and children.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials offered more details Friday into Loughner's last actions before the Jan. 8 shooting.

Authorities said they had photos that Loughner allegedly developed less than 10 hours before the rampage, depicting him holding a 9 mm Glock 19 pistol next to his nearly naked buttocks and crotch, a law enforcement official said. It is the same type of weapon that police say was used in the shooting.

A timeline released by the Pima County Sheriff's Department said Loughner dropped off the roll of film at a Walgreens at 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 7, then checked into a Motel 6 near Interstate 10 at 12:29 a.m. He picked up the developed photos at 2:19 a.m. At 4:12 a.m., according to the timeline, he posted on his MySpace page: "Goodbye friends."

After 7 a.m., Loughner headed to Super Wal-Mart in suburban Marana, where he bought ammunition and a black diaper bag.

At some point between 7:31 a.m. and 9:40 a.m., Loughner returned home and was confronted by his father. Loughner fled on foot from his house with the black bag, the timeline stated.

He was picked up by a cab at 9:41 a.m. at a Circle K convenience store, and arrived at the shopping center shortly before 9:54 a.m.

The shooting began at 10:10 a.m., the timeline said.

To date, not one article I have found points to Loughner showing any remorse whatsoever for the deaths and injuries he has caused others.

Video below:

Short advertisement shown before the video of ABC news report on this story with the video itself Loughner made