Officials: Video shows Loughner blaming Pima College for 'the torture of students'Posted: Updated:
KOLD News 13 has acquired a video that officials say is mass shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner ranting as he walked around Pima Community College's Northwest campus.
The video, posted to YouTube on Sept. 23, contributed to the decision to suspend Loughner after college officials watched him complain that Pima took part in "the torture of students" and "genocide in America."
The video, no longer on the website, was released to The Los Angles Times after a public records request. You can view it here: http://www.latimes.com/videobeta/?watchId=c3fab516-d2bb-4abd-b383-7b55f516becc. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste the url into your browser.
A campus police officer who saw the video "positively recognized the voice and the reflection in the window" as Loughner, according to a school police report. That same officer had removed Loughner from his biology class after a disruptive outburst. Officials say he made the tape that same day.
The video, "Pima Community College School - Genocide/Scam - Free Education - Broken United States Constitution," was created shortly after the biology class incident in which Loughner, the chief suspect in a Jan. 8 shooting that killed six and wounded 14, was escorted to an administrator's office, campus police said.
In the video, Loughner states, "The war that we are in right now is currently illegal under the Constitution;" "This is my genocide school. Where I'm going to be homeless because of this school;" "I haven't forgotten the teacher that gave me a B for freedom of speech;" "This is Pima Community College, one of the biggest scams in America;" "If the student is unable to locate the external universe, the student is unable to locate the internal universe;" and "Thank you. . . . This is Jared . . . from Pima College."
Within hours of seeing the video on Sept. 29, college police officers arrived at Loughner's home and told him he was suspended, school police reports said.
The video was no longer on YouTube as of this week. It was unclear who deleted it, and exactly when it was taken off the site.
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