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Watch: YouTube Videos Of Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner

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We're learning more about the alleged 22-year-old gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, who earlier today shot several people at a public event in Tuscon hosted by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, severely injuring her and several others and taking the lives of at least two others.

A musician named Caitie Parker tweeted that she knew Loughner in high school and that he told her that he had met with Giffords in person in 2007. According to Parker, he was a "political radical" who thought the Congresswoman was "stupid & unintelligent."

About 15-20 shots were reported to have been fired at the Safeway where the event was taking place. A 9 mm Glock was recovered at the scene.

We know that Loughner was once a volunteer for the Tucson Festival of Books.

Loughner had both a Myspace page and a YouTube channel that might help bring some insight into the mind of the man.

Loughner's Myspace page has since been taken down but not before information and screen grabs of his page were captured. Two of those photos are above. His page listed his interests as "reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college."

Loughner Five videos were posted on Loughner's YouTube channel (username: Classitup10) in November and December of 2010. The videos are bizarre and nonsensical. They're mostly just text, graphics and music and in them, Loughner talks about dreaming, "currency government," religion, mind control and other things, not much of which makes much sense.  He also claims this in one of the videos: "I define terrorist."

Watch them yourself, AFTER THE JUMP.



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  1. It's tragic he wasn't being appropriately treated for his mental illness(s). The streets of our country are filled with mentally ill people. We, as a society, scorn them. Institutions that were set up to isolate potentially violent mentally ill people were all shut down during the 70's and seriously mentally ill folks were integrated into society and our communities. At least that was the alleged idea. In fact, just like in the days of mental hospitals, etc., many seriously mentally ill people are simply drugged up out of their gord and just aimless roam around, often homeless and destitute, and/or taken advantage of and abused. And this is FAR from unique to the U.S.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 8, 2011 7:19:26 PM

  2. there is NO confirmation that these videos were even made by the shooter!

    Posted by: megamike | Jan 8, 2011 7:22:52 PM

  3. Too bad the tea baggers and wingnuts are applauding the assassinations.

    Posted by: JEFFUWS | Jan 8, 2011 7:23:46 PM

  4. why's that? You don't think it's good to expose enthusiastic praise of a nutter's spree killing by a fringe extremist political movement? I think it's great. They should broadcast their joy to the world...get it out in the light of day for people to see while reminding all that a nine year old girl was killed. Anything to expedite and cement their inevitable political irrelevancy.

    It's a frame job, megamike! He's just a patsy for the new world order! LOL!

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 8, 2011 7:32:45 PM

  5. @JEFFUWS,

    'Too bad the tea baggers and wingnuts are applauding the assassinations.'

    Too bad the 'MoonBats' also applaud violence. Unfortunately, the average, normal person is stuck in-between this tug of war between 'Wingnuts' and 'Moonbats'.


    It's really very simple, Tank and everyone else: Jared Loughner is seriously mentally ill and not receiving appropriate treatment and/or not following a treatment regiment. The politics, etc., are strictly secondary.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 8, 2011 7:42:39 PM

  6. Sad, anyway you look at. This country troubles me. It troubles me to see Tucson spelled .Tuscon

    Posted by: Monty | Jan 8, 2011 7:45:30 PM

  7. Thank you, RB. I wouldn't have understood without your incisive commentary, as simple as the sitch might be. You've rendered your service admirably, citizen! Dismissed.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 8, 2011 7:46:39 PM

  8. @JEFFUWS - haven't seen any teabaggers applauding these events.

    He's not one of their people. Move on. Nothing to see here.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Jan 8, 2011 8:02:15 PM

  9. Obviously this guy is nuts but I do beleive politics and the kind of rhetoric we have been hearing from conservatives the past couple of years played a role in setting him off.

    Posted by: Ken | Jan 8, 2011 8:14:09 PM

  10. Hopefully the story coming out is at least mostly true. However, with our least competent law enforcement agency on the job (FBI) hopes dim that we'll get a complete picture. An agency set up rapidly in the 1920s as a PR move to show the feds were going up against the "epidemic" of rich family kidnappings, and mismanaged by JE Hoover for 50 years, and which has one of the worst arrest and conviction rates anywhere should not take high profile and potentially politically sensitive cases like this as a matter of course. Not to mention the dithering by the AG on Guantanamo, et al. Yes, by all means, let the agency that almost bungled the OK city bombing investigation and various terror trials in the last 10 years continue with their work.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 8, 2011 8:36:53 PM

  11. @Ken,

    I've heard plenty of BRUTAL leftist 'Rhetoric' in my life, including encouraging indiscriminate violence as a means to an end.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 8, 2011 8:39:01 PM

  12. @Anon,

    '...the agency that almost bungled the OK city bombing investigation...'

    ...Do you think they bungled 9/11 also, or just OK City?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 8, 2011 8:42:24 PM

  13. 1)Lone 'Deranged' gunman of questionable ideological background attempts political assassination, killing 6 people and injuring others

    2)Obama Orders Internet ID for Americans

    3)Feds Order Twitter to Hand Over Wikileaks Records

    The government is now looking into tightening security [isolating them from the general citizens who elected them and who they work nominally for] around government officials.

    Coincidence? Is there something to the wingnut 'Conspiracy' theory(s) regarding psychop and false-flag operations designed to tighten government control over our society, especially the 'Wild West' internet?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 8, 2011 8:51:38 PM

  14. @Ratbastard No, you're just a wingnut :)

    Posted by: Bruno | Jan 8, 2011 9:07:37 PM

  15. "( @JEFFUWS,'Too bad the tea baggers and wingnuts are applauding the assassinations.')"

    Unless you have actual quotes, just shut your slanderous trap. This has NOTHING to do with the Tea Party... The only hate-monger quoted here is you!!

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jan 8, 2011 9:48:59 PM

  16. I just read a blog that found his cached Fackbook page.

    On it it says

    "Interests: MEN"

    I think he is gay.

    Posted by: Lolo | Jan 8, 2011 10:10:48 PM

  17. On his facebook he looks like he was a Marxist also.

    Posted by: Lolo | Jan 8, 2011 10:13:14 PM

  18. The Facebook page is fake.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 8, 2011 10:58:37 PM

  19. Such a tragedy; but, unfortunately, likely only the first of many to occur thanks to the rhetoric of Sarah Palin et al.

    I know most of you hold it dear, but this is a perfect example of why your country has to rid itself of the second amendment. With it in place, as Sharon Angle predicted, there will be more people seeking "second-amendment remedies".

    Posted by: John Merzetti | Jan 8, 2011 11:20:36 PM

  20. In the video, he's clearly a Ron-Paul-ist Tea Bagger, admittedly a particularly crazy one.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jan 9, 2011 12:03:23 AM

  21. I'm so sad for all the victims and their families. I hope that this becomes a tipping point or watershed moment in American political discourse. Free speech is a reponsibilty as well as a right. If a politician is opposed to anothers policy positions then he/she can descibe why and how his/her own positions are better. But there is no right to post your opponents pic in the crosshairs and and statements like 'lock and load' etc.

    Posted by: Ian | Jan 9, 2011 3:32:48 AM

  22. You know this just makes me sad.
    I feel sad for people who died there and for their love ones, I feel sad for those who were injured and their families.
    But I also feel sad for this young man and his family. He did a horrible thing, but clearly had deep mental problems for years. I am not saying it is in any way an excuse to do what he did.

    Anyone who is applauding for this, needs also help.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jan 9, 2011 4:21:31 AM

  23. Why is he written about here ?
    Is he Gay ?? or in the Closet ?

    Posted by: Kyle | Jan 9, 2011 7:43:58 AM

  24. @kyle, because its a big deal, and not all the news on here is or has to be lgbt related.

    Posted by: mld | Jan 9, 2011 7:52:02 AM

  25. @Tank This is off topic but nice call when you said DADT wouldn't be repealed and it was Obama's fault! Just wanted to congratulate you. Keep your keen political insights coming!

    Posted by: candide | Jan 9, 2011 11:20:36 AM

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