Suspect Jared Lee Loughner Left Bizarre Videos

Man accused in Gabrielle Giffords shooting posted 'goodbye' this morning
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2011 6:27 PM CST

(Newser) – Details are trickling in about the 22-year-old Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and scores of others, but suspect Jared Lee Loughner remains largely a mystery. He left several videos that reference his displeasure with the government, mind control, attaining a new consciousness, and even creating a new currency, reports the Arizona Republic. "Goodbye," he posted on MySpace this morning. "Dear friends ... Please don't be mad at me."

A sampling from one of his YouTube slide shows: "I can't trust the current government because of fabrications. The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar." He rails at length about illiteracy and people being unable to speak English, but it's unclear whether he's referring to the state's volatile debate on immigration, notes the Republic. Click for more details on him.

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