Is This the YouTube Channel of Gabrielle Giffords' Shooter?

jaredleeloughner.png
A YouTube channel under Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner's [note: his name was originally reported as Jared Laughner] name has surfaced. The details of the channel ("Classitup10") seem to match what little we know of Loughner; the schools he says he attended all put him in the Tucson area. Other than that, we're running on speculation. The channel is undeniably unsettling, and Loughner lists "Mein Kampf" among his favorite books. Could this channel really belong to the Loughner who shot Gabrielle Giffords?

We shouldn't get excited about it yet. Because: nobody really knows anything. We don't know that "Take Back the 20" actually had anything to do with this crime. We don't know anything, really, about Jared Loughner. And we won't know anything for a little while.

Here's an example of one of Loughner's videos:

All five of them are like that. Creepy electronic music, bizarre conspiratorial "logic" laid out in text. In one of them he argues that paying for college courses is tantamount to being a victim of fraud. It's like Creepy Murderer Talk 101.

The Internet has also dug up alleged pictures from Loughner's now-defunct MySpace page. One of them shows a gun.

Of course, it's all very pat and easy to tie these things together. Mein Kampf plus gun plus weirdo videos must equal crazy murderer, right? Maybe. But again, we don't know yet. These could be important clues, or they could be red herrings.

As more information comes in about Loughner, we'll be able to get a clearer picture of why and how this shooting happened. But until then, let's all stop frothing at the mouth with this stuff.

[Rosie Gray] [@_rosiegray]


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
11 comments
Laurie Dee
Laurie Dee

"Take back the 20" had NOTHING to do with this crime.I cannot believe this was even mentioned.

Bobr
Bobr

"We shouldn't get excited about it yet." Nothing about this tragedy excites me at all.

"But until then, let's all stop frothing at the mouth with this stuff." Are you fucking kidding me? Are you the one frothing at the mouth, perhaps? This article/blog post sucks, incredibly offensive and insensitive.

funkonaut
funkonaut

Sad that Village Voice mentions that the shooter liked Mein Kampf while not mentioning that he also liked The Communist Manifesto. Biased reporting, anyone?

Kate_Sedgwick
Kate_Sedgwick

I really don't understand how you can throw all this together with all the maybes and we-don't-knows and then tell people not to be upset or how to feel or behave. You are part of the reason people are freaking out. You know that, right?

Brash
Brash

How is it like "creepy murderer" talk? A lot of people are fed up with our government and the rampant greed and corruption..Corruption, sex, greed, money...They are all promoted through our media sources..It's almost as if it's accepted by society now.. And to have you, the writer of this story, be one of those who, through your words written here, basically blame this guy for the shootings, makes me sick..You are sick and so are the media outlets who let the government tell them what to write..I praise the ones who can speak out against tyranny and dictatorship..We should all get free education so how is that creepy?

pelotom
pelotom

This isn't unjustified speculation. The shooter is known to be one Jared Loughner, these videos were from mid-December (so not a hoax) and clearly express anti-government sentiment. What are the odds that there's another Jared Loughner in Tucson with paranoid schizophrenia?

GregF
GregF

Who would like this insane babble. Not insane at all the script of a TEA-Party neo-conservative with to much Limbaugh and Beck on his hands is now a murderer of an 11 year old innocent child. Congratulations you baffoons from T-Party explain this away FOX and Sara piglipd Palin.

Michael Vera
Michael Vera

"Loughner lists "Mein Kampf" among his favorite books. "

so only white power mf'ers are allowed to read books by Hitler. who cares you retard

Rosie Gray
Rosie Gray

Laurie, that was actually my point.

Laurie Dee
Laurie Dee

Who's talking insane babble here? Your stated rant above has absolutely no facts on which to base your assertions. Wait until the facts come out and stop blaming others.

Now Trending

New York Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...