Jared Loughner Professor Describes "Evil Stare" -- and Sean Hannity Gives New Times a Little Love
|Jared Loughner, seen here at a book fair in Tucson.|
In an appearance on Fox's Hannity, Ben McGahee describes Loughner's bizarre behavior leading up to the shooting. In the same clip, the show's host, Sean Hannity, gives New Times a shout-out for our coverage of Saturday's rampage, which left six people dead and 14 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
See the clip below.
In the clip, McGahee describes Loughner as exhibiting telltale signs of a madman, including how he would often laugh to himself and clench his fists while bizarrely smiling for no apparent reason.
The teacher describes one instance where he put a math problem on the board, and Loughner asked, "How can you deny math instead of accepting math."
Loughner's strange question in McGahee's class is similar to the nonsensical writings found in YouTube videos believed to have been made by Loughner, which you can see here.
McGahee suggested the warning signs were there but that nobody bothered to do much about them -- as we noted in several articles about the shooting, including the one linked here.
Figuring out how this guy evaded the loony-bin long enough to carry out Saturday's deadly rampage should be a top priority for Arizona mental-health officials.