Jared Lee Loughner: social media footprints of Arizona shooting suspect

[Editors' note: Since this post was composed at 1230pm PT, additional reports have emerged about Jared Lee Loughner's web presence. Related reading: New York Times, Arizona Daily Star, Gawker, MSNBC. See also this related Boing Boing post with a full archive of Loughner's YouTube videos, and transcripts of the videos.]


This is a screen shot of the "photos" page of Jared Lee Loughner's MySpace profile, which has since been removed from public view. Loughner has been identified as the suspect is believed to have shot Congresswoman Giffords and 9 others earlier today in a Safeway parking lot in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the above photos, the MySpace account listed Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto as his favorite books. More screenshots are after the jump.

Loughner also recently created a YouTube Channel with several text-intensive videos. In this video posted in December, he specifically discusses terrorism around the 2:40 mark.

On Twitter, Caitie Parker of Oro Valley, AZ is claiming to have gone to high school and college with Loughner, and adds that she's been out of touch with him since 2007. She described his persona during high school as "left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy."