Copyright 01.15.2011 By Chase Kyla Hunter
A comment made by Jared Loughner while videoptaping the surroundings on a recent stroll through the Pima County Community College campus sums up, perhaps, what was transpiring in his mind in the weeks and months leading up to the Arizona massacre:
“If the student is unable to locate the external universe, then the student is unable to locate the internal universe.”
“Dupnick also said Loughner came from a somewhat dysfunctional family. One neighbor said he got the impression something was wrong with the young man the first time he met him two months ago.
“I told my mother I thought he was a serial killer the first time I saw him,” neighbor Jason Johnson told ABC News.
One college professor of Loughner’s told ABC News the 22-year-old exhibited such bizarre behavior — from random outbursts in class to scribbling disturbing notes on quizzes and tests — that he feared for the other students’ lives.
“There was one outburst when he just yelled, ‘How can you deny math?'” Pima Community College mathematics professor Ben McGahee said. On a quiz, McGahee said Loughner wrote “Mayhem Fest” in large, bolded, capitol letters.”
Tags: Jared Lee Loughner, Arizona Massacre, Gabrielle Gifford shooter
- Jared Lee Loughner’s Troubled Past, A Darkening Path Toward Tragedy [Crime] (kotaku.com)
- The REAL Reason Behind The Shooting In Arizona (ORIGINAL VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Did Pima Do Enough With Jared Loughner (huffingtonpost.com)
- Jared Loughner’s Path in Hours Before Arizona Shooting (thedailybeast.com)
- Jared Loughner’s Ex-Girlfriend Kelsey Hawkes Speaks Out (huffingtonpost.com)
- Loughner Parents: Randy and Amy Loughner Express Sorrow Over Shooting (blippitt.com)
- Aftermath of Loughner Massacre, Reactions to the Arizona Memorial Reveals An Unraveling American Body Politic (alligatorfarm.wordpress.com)
- Loughner’s friend called 911 after shooting (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Investigators test ammo-filled bag (cnn.com)
- Palin: Tucson finger-pointing ‘irresponsible’ (msnbc.msn.com)
Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter Updated.01.15.2011
US DNC Congressional representative Gabrielle Gifford was shot through the head yesterday while giving a speech at a local political event at a Safeway grocery store in Tuscon Arizona. The 22 year old shooter’s name is Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner knew who Gifford was, and had questioned her 3 years ago at a press conference and did not like her reply. Had he been stalking her all this time in secret? How old was his vendetta toward Gifford?
Although this event took place yesterday on January 8th 2011, I am just now bringing myself to try to post about it today. I am sick unto death of reading news about mentally ill wing nuts of every age, religion, ethnicity and justification, who “go off ” with guns blazing, and begin killing people at random; all because they have some undiagnosed bi-polar or schizophrenic disorder, and their family, school, church, relatives, close friends and local community all have failed to notice the terrible glaring warning signals in time to avert disaster. Apparently, in a moment of pure schizophrenic glee right before the shooting, Loughner donned a red G-String and posed for the camera with the Glock held close to his privates, then sent the film off to Walgreen’s to be processed without thinking twice about it. That’s a snapshot of the actual mental condition this man was in right before he shot Gabrielle Gifford: in a word, “very far gone”.
This is not a new story, only the most recent installment of “America’s mentally ill” gone over the cliff en masse, harming, maiming and killing their own friends and neighbors. I’m sick of reading about it, sick and tired of writing about it, and if I had to cover every” mentally ill shooting and killing event” as it occurs this blog would be one long recitation of all the people America’s mentally ill citizens had murdered in the last twenty years.
It has been roughly twenty years since a general lack of love, care, concern and lack of state or federal funding has resulted in dozens of mental hospitals closing in numerous states, and literally hundreds and hundreds of mentally ill youth, adults and seniors being dumped onto the streets and byways of America, left to wander in homeless camps, push grocery carts down the streets of “any city USA”, where you will always find at least 2, 3, 20 or even 200 or more of these people living on the dark and ragged edges of American small town life. They often die at the hands of one another. They frequently snap like Jared did and shoot and kill their neighbors. Jared was a mentally disturbed loner, and a ticking time bomb. No one paid enough attention to the warning signs, and he exploded yesterday, taking six lives and leaving Gabrielle Gifford fighting for her mind, life and future in an ICU ward.
There is nothing yet known about Jared’s story which is any more noteworthy than the fact that currently our most significant gross national product in 2011 seems to be increasing numbers of mentally deranged young white men, whom no one can identify or control in time to stop them from killing sprees that cripple the heart of the nation in agony and grief.
While the politically sick and deranged USA big media outlets shamelessly use this sad and tragic event as the freshest new excuse to attack the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, stopping so low that I most likely will never turn on a TV set again, stunned American patriots on FB and Twitter are turning to one another and trying to console a country already staggering under the weight of so many heart breaking events that one wonders how much more we can all take. Sarah Palin released a statement today on the shooting, and it had been re-tweeted 18,990 times in just a few hours. That says more about how much this country loves Sarah Palin than all the wicked left wing TV pundits put together. I sometimes believe they hate her just because she is so beloved by so many in this country who see her as a ray of hope in a rotten and completely rancid, corrupted political world.
For the pathetic liberal left wing “blamers” and media pundits who have all tried to pin this man’s actions on the influence of the Tea Party or even Sarah Palin herself [ who sadly seems to be emerging as the pre-selected target of choice by the White House controlled left wing media as a”national scapegoat” anytime anything happens at all, whether it’s her daughter’s brief career on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or the wild loose cannon Loughner who killed at random yesterday ] I would point out that Loughner was about as far left wing anarchist communist pro-Hitler socialist as you can get. So the left wing anarchist shoots down the liberal Arizona democrat that voted for Obamacare. Does that make any political sense to anyone at all? there’s more to discover here. We are not in possession of enough information to really understand Loughner or his motive, which could have been something as simple as a need for attention acted out in the darkest of manners. It has happened before.
So we now know the killer loved communism and he loved Adolf Hitler. What does that really tell us? Not much. There are also some indications that Loughner may have had connections to an anti-Semitic hate group. Gifford was Jewish. Other warning signs about the stability or lack thereof of Jared Loughner were all there. At Pima County Community College after high school he unnerved classmates and his teachers with non-sensical outbursts:
“After high school, Loughner attended Pima Community College in Arizona. School officials asked him to leave the school after a “disturbing” video post on the internet, and said he could only return after he had been seen by a mental health professional. One of his college classmates described to The Guardian as an “obviously very disturbed” student who “disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts.”
“I always felt, you know, somewhat paranoid,” Ben McGahee, who taught Loughner elementary algebra at Pima Community College last summer, said to The Washington Post. “When I turned my back to write on the board, I would always turn back quickly–to see if he had a gun.”
- Jared Lee Loughner: army reject with a troubled past (guardian.co.uk)
- Jared Loughner: Details On Arizona Shooting Suspect Slowly Emerge (huffingtonpost.com)
- Police Searching For Person Of Interest in Tuscon Shooting (towleroad.com)
- Jared Lee Loughner: erratic, disturbed and prone to rightwing rants (guardian.co.uk)
- Suspect in Tucson Shooting Has History of Death Threats, “Nonsensical Outbursts” (reason.com)
- Details Emerge in Giffords Shooting (usnews.com)
- New Details RevealGunman’s Sordid Past (foxnews.com)
- “VIDEO: Jared Lee Loughner Named As Tucson Gunman” and related posts (radaronline.com)
- Alleged gunman connected to bizarre Internet postings (boston.com)
- What were Jared Loughner’s Politics? (volokh.com)
- Jared Lee Loughner: School Wanted Mental Evaluation (abcnews.go.com)
- AZ shooting targets US congresswoman, kills 6 (boston.com)
- Suspect in Giffords Shooting Had a History of Troubling Behavior (politicsdaily.com)
- Giffords no stranger to threats over health care (thestar.com)
- Jared Lee Loughner: The Frightening YouTube Videos (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- The Tuscon Shooting and The Political Aftermath (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Congresswoman Gifford gunned Down by – – (authoron.wordpress.com)
- Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot by Jared Loughner (buzzfeed.com)
- Jared Lee Loughner: social media footprints of Tuscon shooting suspect (boingboing.net)
- Watch: YouTube Videos Of Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner (towleroad.com)
- Staffer: Palin Rhetoric Not to Blame for Attack (cbsnews.com)
- Jumping to conclusions heartache for the Left, AGAIN! (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Arizona Shooting Spree Will Likely Alter American Politics (themoderatevoice.com)