What Were The Tucson Shooter’s Politics?


Yes, I’m blogging during the day today. Home from work with a bad head cold, so I gotta do something to keep from going stir crazy during the day.

Anyway, ran across this post on the Volokh Conspiracy over the weekend, and figured this was a good time to share what the lawyers there dug up about the Tucson shooter’s politics (By the way, I am deliberately not using his name, because I don’t wanna help him get his 15 minutes of infamy. Let him be an anonymous gunman.):

• I went to high school, college, & was in a band with the gunman. This tragedy has just turned to horrific. 43 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa
• I can. That is him. 39 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa
• He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ’07, asked her a question & he told me she was “stupid & unintelligent”37 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa
• he was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix,The Doors, Anti-Flag. I haven’t seen him in person since ’07 in a sign language class 35 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa
• As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy33 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone
• he had a lot of friends until he got alcohol poisoning in ’06, & dropped out of school. Mainly loner very philosophical. 29 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa
• more left. I haven’t seen him since ’07 though. He became very reclusive. 27 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to noboa
• I haven’t seen him since ’07. Then, he was left wing25 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to lakarune
• it’s loughner just checked my year book. less than 20 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

(Emphasis added by Jim Lindgren, the Volokh blogger.)

Yes, these are Tweets, and we really don’t know if this person knew the shooter or not. And yes, the last info the writer had was from 2007. However, they are at least as credible as any other reports about the shooter’s motives, especially the ugly canard about motivation by Sarah Palin’s map with crosshairs on it.

Presented for what it’s worth… whatever that may be.

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Conservative Wanderer is currently Editor-in-Chief of That's Freedom You Hear! That means anything that goes wrong can be blamed on him. Previously he was a contributor to the PJ Tatler.
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