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Assassin's politics lean 'left wing, quite liberal'
Posted By Aaron Klein On 01/08/2011 @ 5:22 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
“The Communist Manifesto” and Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in today’s fatal shooting that reportedly left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman.
Loughner, 22, listed those tomes among his favorites on his YouTube channel, in which he wrote that “conscience dreams” were a “great study” at his college, Pima Community College.
One user on Twitter, Caitie Parker, wrote she went to high school, college and was in a band with the gunman. She said she hadn’t seen him since 2007.
Parker wrote of Loughner, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”
She also described him as “more left.”
Loughner also left a trail of bold political statements.
On his now deleted MySpace page, Lougher wrote a series of disjointed rants, including:
Three months ago, Loughner made a YouTube video in which he proclaimed, “I know you’re illiterate! This is the greatest protest for exposure into a wrongful act. The school is breaking the Constitution. If you watch the video then you’ll understand. The teachers are taking advantage of you in the First and Fifth Amendment. The United States Constitution, which is the law, can be broken at this school.”
With research by Brenda J. Elliott
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