Friday, January 14, 2011

Loughner Video Released: Yes, He Was Nuts

He mentions we're in an illegal war. That sounds so familiar.
A YouTube video that prompted the suspension of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner in September was released Friday by officials at Pima Community College and included rambling statements such as "We are examining the torture of students" and "This is genocide in America."

The video, no longer on the website, was released to The Times following a public records request and offers the extended example of Loughner's voice.

A campus police officer who saw the video "positively recognized the voice and the reflection in the window as student Jared Loughner," according to a school police report. That same officer had removed Loughner from his biology class Sept. 23 after a disruptive outburst.

The video, titled "Pima Community College School - Genocide/Scam - Free Education - Broken United States Constitution," was created shortly after the biology class incident in which Loughner was escorted to an administrator's office, campus police said. It was taped on the college campus, according to school police.
Update: The LA Times disabled the embed code. Watch it here.

Update: Through the magic of YouTube, we've restored the video.

1 comment:

Dell said...

For a whacko who is so critical of speech and grammar, he certainly speaks poorly and his grammar is atrocious!  His interpretation and the legality of various issues seems to be "a bit hazy".  I just hope he's not found legally insane and suffers the most serious penalty available to the system.