OSINT: Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner – Internet Profile, Photographs

A shooting earlier near a Tucson Arizona grocery store (Safeway) that killed six people and wounded twelve including U.S. Congressman Gabrielle Giffords is dominating every news channel as new details emerge. One of the aspects of modern attacks by in this case what appears to be a lone mentally disturbed individual, is that the thoughts of these individuals are usually available online.

The 22 year old shooter in custody, Jared Lee Loughner, is no exception. He had a MySpace profile and a Youtube channel, revealing both what he looks like, some biographical details, and a bizarre personal philosophy mentioning grammar, the time line of man, and currency creation.

What we’ve found thus far:

Photographs of the Assailant

A photograph was available on his MySpace profile before it was taken down. A yearbook photo from high school has also shown up online.

MySpace photograph, John Lee Loughner.

Yearbook photo, John Lee Loughner

Murder Weapon Photograph?

Law enforcement is reporting that a 9mm Glock was found on the scene. This is the same type of gun (a Glock) pictured over a picture of the White House and a “United States History” text in the assailants MySpace photographs:

9mm Glock with United States History.

It is not clear if it is the same model, any gun experts care to comment?

MySpace Profile, Photos

The assailants MySpace handle was fallenasleep, the account was deleted almost as soon as the name Jared Lee Loughner was released. The account contained an ominous message:

“Goodbye friends

Dear friends…Please don’t be mad at me. The literacy rate is below 5%. I haven’t talked to one person who is literate…I want to make..”

Final message, 8 hours ago.

Other bizarre messages:

“My Satire Fiction Short Story: Degenerate Casualty Number 88 ……Degenerate Casualty Number 88…….. …. My sleeping bag is at an interstate wash from Tucson to Phoenix. I’m able to sleep, but the…

Dec 29 Jared Loughner Every US Government offical agency is illegaly accepting payment without gold or silver. The swat team is a US government offical agency. Thus, The SWAT team is ilelgaly accepting payment without gold or silver.

Here are the photographs from the account:

Photographs before they were removed.

There are rants in the MySpace profile, such as this one:

MySpace rant.

Here is an image of the full MySpace profile as it appeared earlier today:

MySpace page as it appeared earlier today.


The following are details from the assailants online profile on Youtube:

Name:Jared Lee Loughner
Channel Views:271
Joined:October 25, 2010
About Me: My name is Jared Lee Loughner! 
Country:United States
Schools:I attended school: Thornydale elementary,Tortolita Middle School, Mountain View Highschool,
 Northwest Aztec Middle College, and Pima Community College.
Interests:My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in
 college!Movies:(*My idiom: I could coin the moment!*)
Music:Pass me the strings!
Books:I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey,
 Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom
 Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto,
 Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.

Youtube Videos

The assailants Youtube id appears to be Classitup10. He espouses strange views on a number of topics, indicating some sort of mental issue. He does provide one piece of biographical information: that he is a United States military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix. MEPS is the Military Entrance Processing Station at 1 North 1st Street in Phoenix, AZ.

The following videos appear under his pseudonym, he announces himself in the opening of two videos:

Twitter Comments from Someone who Knows Him

Inevitably a person who “went to high school” has surfaced on Twitter: caitieparker. Well, a little more than that, she went to high school and college with him, and was in a band with Laughner: “Saying Jared Laughner was the gunman. Really hoping that’s not the same guy I went to HS with, really good friend. Freaking out right now!!!“.

She states the following:

“He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ’07, asked her a question & he told me she was “stupid & unintelligent”

Further he thought the world was going to end in 2012: “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”

More from her feed:

Twitter feed of someone who knew Loughner in college.

Tuscon Book Festival, 2010

From http://gallery.pictopia.com/azstar/gallery/102269/photo/8842226/?o=12:

Jackie Storrer (JACKIE STORRER-cq), right, tries her best to figure out the clues on a giant crossword as Jared Loughner (JARED LOUGHNER-cq), a volunteer, stands in the background during the Tucson Festival of Books. Sunday March 14, 2010 (SUNDAY MARCH 14, 2010-cq) Tucson, Arizona photo by: Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star Transmission

Photograph from Book Fair, purported to be gunman.

Criminal Complaint

The shooter was known to law enforcement, this complaint from 10/17/2008 was eventually dismissed by the city attorney:

Case Information
Case Number: M-1044-CR-20080778 
Title: ST OF AZ VS LOUGHNER JARED LE Category: Criminal
Court: Marana Municipal Filing Date: 10/17/2008
Judge: HON C. DAVIES Disposition Date: 12/10/2008

JARED LEE LOUGHNER DEFENDANT - D 1 Date of Birth: 09/1988
Citation Count Description Disp. Date Disposition

It is apparently a charge related to possession of drug paraphernalia, that charges for which were dismissed after completion of a diversion program (a way to avoid criminal charges or a criminal record).

The shooter was known to law enforcement before.

Person on the Scene

Gawker spoke to a Dr. Steven Rayle, who is purported to have been at the scene of the attack and helped hold the gunman down after he ran out of ammunition. His account makes clear that the Congresswoman was the initial target, after that firing was indiscriminate:

After shooting Gifford, the gunman opened fire indiscriminately for a few seconds, firing 20-30 rounds and hitting a number of people, including a kid no older than 10 years old. Rayle hid behind a concrete pole and pretended to be dead. When the gunman apparently ran out of ammunition he attempted to flee, but a member of Gifford’s staff tackled him. Rayle helped hold the gunman down while waiting for the sheriff to arrive, about 15-to-20 minutes later. The EMS came about 30 minutes later. Rayle said he was “stunned” by how long it took medical help to arrive.

Loughner burning the American Flag

A second Youtube account, Starhitshnaz, is attributed to Loughner, in this video he can be shown burning an American flag with this commentary:

If there’s no flag in the constitution then the flag in the film is unknown. There’s no flag in the constitution. Therefore, the flag in the film is unknown.

Bollywoodsargam Rant

The following appeared on a site called bollywoodsargam.com with a video with Longhner’s id ‘Classitup10′.

Hello, and welcome my classified leak of information that’s of the United States Military to the student body and you. Firstly, I want you to understand this from the start. Did you know grammar is double blind, listener? Secondly, if you want to understand the start of revelatory thoughts then listen to this video. I’ll look at you mother fuckin Anarchists who have a problem with them illegal illiterate pigs. :-D If you’re a citizen in the United States as of now, then your constitution is the United States. You’re a citizen in the United States as of now. Thus, your constitution is the United States. Laugh. I’ll let you in on their little cruel joke that’s genocidal. They’re argument is appeal to force on their jurisdiction with lack of proof of evidence. Each subject is in question for the location! The police don’t quite get paid correctly with them dirty front runners under section 10? Their country’s alliances are able to make illegal trades under section 10. Eh! I’m a Nihilist, not someone who put who put trust in god! What is section 10 you ask? If you make a purchase then it’s illegal under section 10 and amendment 1 of the United States constitution. You make a purchase. Therefore, it’s illegal under section 10 and amendment 1 of the United States constitution. We need a drum roll for those front runners in the election; those illegal teachers, pigs, and politicians of yours are under illegal authority of their constitution. Those dirty pigs think they know the damn year. Thirdly, tell them mother fuckers to count from 0 to whenever they feel a threat to stop their count. We can all hope they add new numbers and letters to their count down. Did you run out of breath around the trillions, listener? Well, B.C.E is yet to start for Ad to begin! What does this mean for a citizen in any country? Those illegal military personal are able to sign into a country that they can’t find with an impossible date! How did you trust your child with them fraud teachers and front runners, listener? Did you now know that the teachers, pigs, and front runners are treasonous! You shouldn’t jump to conclusion with your education plan. The constitution as of now, which is in use by the current power pigs, aren’t able to protect the bill of rights! Do you now have enough information to know the two wars are illegal! What is your date of time, listener? Fourthly, those applications that are with background checks break the United States constitution! What’s your riot name? I’ll catch you! Top secret: Why don’t people control the money system? Their Current Currency(1/1) / Your new infinite currency (1/~infinte) This is a selcte information of revoluntary thoughts! Section 10 – Powers prohibited of States No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress. No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. Each subject is unlocatible!

Loughner Home Based on Listed Address

Google Maps Street View for home listed as Loughner's.

Loughner Knoll Account

At some point before November of 2009 Laughner created an article called “How to Lucid Dream!” on Knoll, however we have been unable to procure a copy:

Loughner activity on Knoll.

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  4. Toiletwater says:

    Found a link to his Facebook: http://on.fb.me/g4iriT

  5. He is a loonie who should have never owned a gun.

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  7. Crabby says:

    Places that Loughner posted to on Myspace:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:BeE-p- 5nQ4QJ:www.myspace.com/28299026+site:myspace.com+jared+loughner&cd=1 &hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xYEfGFX2YVMJ:ww w.myspace.com/johnnyboy+site:myspace.com+jared+loughner&cd=2&hl=en &ct=clnk&gl=us

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ij_vBj4Yv5sJ:ww w.myspace.com/sexiigrama+site:myspace.com+jared+loughner&cd=5&hl=en& ct=clnk&gl=us

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OrSc7JIAd1AJ:ww w.myspace.com/152546107/comments+site:www.myspace.com/152546107+Loug hner&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:XXhaZ6SJlkEJ:ww w.myspace.com/justin_amick+site:myspace.com+jared+loughner&cd=15&hl= en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_HY9UQOJalcJ:ww w.myspace.com/lexislovestory+site:myspace.com+jared+loughner&cd=20&h l=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


    THIS ONE he was posting more than his vids…. below

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GpD5TUKn0oQJ:ww w.myspace.com/modern_epic/comments+site:myspace.com+%22jared+loughne r%22&cd=30&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Profile for Alexander: http://www.myspace.com/modern_epic

  8. [...] been taken down) and if we missed any of that, we can defer to Praetorian Prefect who collected a mess of Loughner-related posts. Loughner’s posts seem almost to plea for attention (“Goodbye friends … [...]

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  10. cji says:

    Why are you giving him with an Internet memorial? I’d suggest watching this:


    • Prefect says:

      Beauty of blogs is you can look at them quickly, and then choose to read them if it’s for you, or not.

      • Observer says:

        There’s a difference between ‘memorializing’ and understanding in order to prevent future occurrences.

        The only way to counter media constructed mythmaking’s deleterious effect on these psychotic individuals is by appealing to, and subsequently deconstructing, the logic they purport to hold so dear and doing so in a public sphere.

        Get in the mind of the killer, but don’t aggrandize it; maybe then we can figure out how to turn would-be-terrorists into people on the road to rehabilitation…

        It’s only through channels like Prefect’s that we can utilize what Clay Shirky calls the ‘cognitive surplus’ of the virtual community to achieve this goal.

        The same principle Foucault applied to the formation of homosexuality applies here: by classifying, marginalizing, dehumanizing, and censoring these tragic extremists you end up creating their identificatory associations. And when the act becomes the person, and the act is something as horrendous as this. . . you end up with extremist collectives. I don’t think any of us wants that kind of headache.

  11. cji says:

    *Extra “with” in that comment, oops.

  12. But where was the US national security apparatus all this while? Did the FBI, or the DHS, or the DoD have any inkling that Loughner was about to attack Rep. Giffords? If not, why not?


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  14. marylinloughner says:

    Greenbaum Speech

  15. [...] The 22 year old shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is no exception. He had a MySpace profile and a Youtube channel, revealing both what he looks like, some biographical details, and a bizarre personal philosophy mentioning grammer, the timeline of man, and currency creation. Praetorian Prefect [...]

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