The Face of Crazy: Jared Loughner Eerily Smirks in Photo Taken After Shooting Rampage

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Pima County Sheriff's Office
Jared Loughner after being arrested for Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson.
Above is the first look at Jared Loughner after he was taken into custody for allegedly shooting 20 people in Tucson on Saturday, killing six. The photo was taken by the Pima County Sheriff's Office's forensic unit. It's not his booking photo, PCSO officials say.

Loughner made his initial appearance in federal court earlier this afternoon. He smiled during his appearance before a judge in a packed Phoenix courtroom.

Below is ABC News' account of Loughner's court appearance:

Federal officials released Loughner's mug shot, showing him smiling into the camera despite hints of a black eye.

"Yes, I am Jared Lee Loughner," said Loughner, with a freshly shaved head, when the Judge Lawrence Anderson asked him to confirm his identity.

Holding up a financial affidavit, Anderson asked Loughner, "I can't read your signature. I know how hard it is to sign with handcuffs on. Did you sign this?"

Loughner, with a scar on the side of his head, leaned forward to look at the paper and responded, "Yes I signed it. Mrs. Clarke did help me out." Judy Clarke is his court-appointed public defender.

Keep checking Valley Fever for other stories on the massacre in Tucson and its aftermath. 


Further Reading:

The Face of Crazy: Jared Loughner Eerily Smirks in Photo Taken After Shooting Rampage

Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Wasn't First Arizona Rampage

Westboro Bapstis Church to Protest Funeral of 9-Year-Old Girl Murdered in Tucson Rampage Shooting. Hells Angels to the Rescue?



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Brandi
Brandi

I just have a question. If you look at the shooters picture at a book fair in March 2010 he was a very good looking 22 year old. In the pictures of him now, he looks nothing like he did less than one year ago. How could someone physical appearance change so drastically, it boggles the mind. Unless it was just the way the picture was taken of him. Does anyone undersand that or maybe the press got a hold of a picture of someone that isn't him.

Crazy is as you is
Crazy is as you is

I am truly amazed at the four responses I received from my posting yesterday. "Sarah9525", and the other three of you overly- paranoid candy asses are the exact type of lunatic I was referring to.The comical reactions you four wrote adequately show you all to be quite disturbed by 2012, and i'm not sure if that is more funny than sad or the other way around. Sorry to be the one to tell you fools the bad news, but 2012 is a fucking hoax. But I guess you idiots are also the ones who peed their pants over "Y2K". And anyone who is lame enough to fall for such an obvious act of duplicity is, to me, insane enough to shoot 25 people in a grocery store parking lot... and grin about it.The psychologically deficient who roam the streets are there for all to see; but then there are the ones you cannot see, like you four clowns.Pull your heads out your asses and stop and consider the environment you are in. Or are you too busy keeping a lookout for "commies from third world shitholes" ?Jimmy TheFish, I stole your "commie" line, I didn't think you'd mind. I'll see you guys at the gun show.Lock & Load, ya all.

Exec900
Exec900

He looks like "Uncle Fester" from Addams Family. A real nut case

Cheyguy2308
Cheyguy2308

People wanting horrible things to happen to this guy are JUST AS insane as he. I'll be glad when people of REALITY take leadership positions in this country.

Traci
Traci

Ummm, I am sorry but horrible people, deserve horrible things. I can only hope that he is beaten to death in jail. He changed the lives forever for a lot of people. They will never be the same again.

Crazy is as crazy does
Crazy is as crazy does

I agree with you completely.But I'm afraid your wish will not be granted you.Human beings blessed with civility, humility, compassion, and kindness are tragically few and very far between. The world operates on treachery, envy, vindictiveness, and violence. And it is in those compost piles that the Jared Lee Loughners of our world grow. Just be grateful that they, too, are few and far between.Be well, my friend...

Mistalee
Mistalee

This is what passes for news? Mentally ill man looks crazy? Hardly "man bites dog," is it?

This kid was melting down for a good long while. Where were his friends and family, where was the school administration in all this, WHY did he not get the help he so obviously needed?

Hate him if you want. It really doesn't matter. It DEFINITELY won't stop the next Jared Loughner from losing his shit and opening fire on a crowd. If you want that to happen, you have to ask what went wrong here and come up with a plan to fix it.

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James King
James King

Dude, I said the same thing when I got this photo.

11B
11B

I hope that fucking douche bag splits hell wide open. Cocksucker!

XSoldier
XSoldier

This fool is gonna get his ass handed to him, just wait and see.

I am confident that a federal jury and a state jury will return guilty verdicts against thhis dumbass.

Wonder how long he'll live in his jail cell or if they're throwing him in the loony bin or the isolation unit?

Crazy is as crazy does
Crazy is as crazy does

The face of true insanity cannot be depicted more correctly than the gloating countenance of Mr. Jared Lee Laughner.I find it very easy to dismiss any existence of God.But Satan, and the pure essence of evil he represents, is ever present here on Earth.Political assassinations are nothing new to this country... Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Add with those successes the attempts made on the lives of Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan.The New York Times has now also found an obsession with 2012 non-sense by Mr. Loughner and his tragic disconnection with his fellow humans.The final "End-Of-The-World" countdown will commence on January 1, 2012. I assure you, we will be here New Years 2013, but as the final countdown draws near, those who possess only a tenuous grip on reality may unravel altogether, and you can be sure of one thing - the intermeaning 15 months will be quite disturbing for every human in the so-called 1st. world nations.That includes you, my friend. Think I'm crazy ???I wouldn't make book on it if I were you.Look for more Jared Loughners. There's plenty of 'em to go around.

Thestrategist
Thestrategist

How in the hell can a reasonable person draw a connection between this cold blooded murder and January 1, 2012? What a leap in logic! Why not connect it with the amount of lead, arsenic, worms, or ... in the person's brain mass or other physical entities?

"'Think I'm crazy???'" I have no idea, but I doubt that you can support your assertions or opinions by either facts or logic.

Crazyis as crazy does
Crazyis as crazy does

Perhaps I know more about the world than you do. And it was the New York Times who first reported Loughner's 2012 obsession. Now run along and dig yourself a nice little bomb shelter.

Sarah9525
Sarah9525

Dude get a grip!!! Are you the next freak to lose it?? Stop blaming your parents, your teachers, your nanny, you did this shit to yourself,,,,MAN UP!!!!!!

Crazy is as crazy does
Crazy is as crazy does

Your rantings make about as much sense as Jared Loughner's lunatic on-line ramblings.I can't respond to your response because you're an idiot.Sarah Palin... is this really you ???

Barrydewalt
Barrydewalt

Take your meds

dlew
dlew

What is everbody fighting about?

Steve Tracy to dlew
Steve Tracy to dlew

"CRAZY CONCLUSION"...dlew,

I cannot agree that Mr. Loughner's shooting spree was a random act of insanity and not borne of a political philosophy. I don't know where that came from. Loughner had been around Gabrielle Giffords in the past... he knew her. He targeted her deliberately only because she was convenient. The other victims were incidental but necessary to his cause, and that is where the insanity is. He feels no remorse. And we may never know what he intended to prove in the wholesale execution of these people. Nothing is ever proven in these events, except to get every crack-pot in town all wound up and buying more guns.And that's so easy to do here in Shootemupville. Loughner found it easy to buy a semi-auto 9mm. with an anti-personnel clip. He does not, apparently, drive his own car; and so Ms. Gifford's public address was his easy chance to go down in history... and now he has.We may never know for sure what finally pushed him past the lunee-line, never to return. He's lived in Tucson his entire life, but in 22 years, never did anything to get himself remanded to the state hospital. His family never put him in the hospital either, and that is easy to forgive them for. University police intercepted him five times for his peculiar behavior, but he was never arrested. The college's dean kicked his ass out of school, telling him he could re-matriculate only with clearance from a psych. doctor. He didn't bother with that.So why now ? he did plan ahead, I guess.All this has done is to get every hater and fanatic,from B.H. Obama to Rush Limbaugh to those Westbrook freaks talking alot and saying not one goddamned thing except this is someone else's fault. And there are six funerals to plan.I 100% agree with Loughner's mistrust of US government; I cannot agree with murder.My point was that schizophrenia often includes space aliens or an evil government out to get ya. And his paranoia about 2012 is another reason that he must make his statement heard now before it's too late. Jared Loughner is now a candidate for early death, not by Mom Nature, but by State execution

Steve Tracy... Crazy is as
Steve Tracy... Crazy is as

"dlew",I am "Crazy is as crazy does", and I could not believe the stupid responses I got to my initial posting from "Barrydewalt", "Jimmy Thefish", "Thestrategist, and especially that "Sarah9525" chick.I was not fighting, please know that, but I responded back sarcastically because these four whiners are too passionate about this sad story, and so they miss the only lesson one can learn from it.I can tell from personal observations that the truly dangerous psychotics amongst are the ones who are only intermittently insane, as seems to be the case with Mr. Loughner.Credit cards, Internet accounts, sporadic employment, matriculation to a local college, and 22 years on the streets tells me Loughner's journey into schizophrenia was a protracted and inconsistant trip, in which he often passed for sane, particularly if he felt threatened by police contact. He knew how to respond to official intrusions and that made him insane but aware also aware of the consequences should a cop catch on to him like his friends have.

I'll be right back to...

Jimmy TheFish
Jimmy TheFish

Fuck you go back to the third world shit hole you commie scum

Crazy is as crazy does
Crazy is as crazy does

Thank you for proving my point. No simply don't get it, and you never will.Commie scum... that's cute, did you come up with that one on your own ???

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