Jared Loughner Professor Describes "Evil Stare" -- and Sean Hannity Gives New Times a Little Love

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Jared Loughner, seen here at a book fair in Tucson.
One of Jared Loughner's professors at Pima Community College describes Loughner, the man alleged to be responsible for Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, as often having an "evil stare." He also describes a number other bizarre instances in which Loughner became angry with teachers and basically scared the crap out of the other students in the class.

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.

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Ben
Ben

You're right. The so called "professor" has a B.S. in Mathematics but has recently completed an M.A. in Mathematics Education. I think he is very knowledgeable and competent at what he does as far as teaching math goes. The students enjoy his company and learn a lot about math in the process. The interviews could have gone better, but Mr. McGahee did the best he could do under the circumstances.

---words from the math professor himself

Kathy Monkman
Kathy Monkman

I would venture to guess the "loony bin" avoided Loughner vs. the other way around. Do people realize just how impossible it is to get mentally ill people admitted in this State? Or to even qualify for services? That's if someone has the fortitude to keep banging the door of the system which will deny them over and over again saying the person isn't sick enough to receive services. It would have been very very difficult to get an involuntary commitment on Loughner in this State. I definitely know of which I speak having a schizophrenic brother, lower functioning than Loughner who this system denied again and again in AZ.

sanjay M
sanjay M

In what universe is being singled out on FAUX NOISE a "shoutout". PNT is much above the level FN will ever be.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

This it what passes for a professor in Arizona? Speaks volumes.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

As long as the "Enlightened" electorate keep choosing people like Brewer and Pearce,and, let's not forget Yosemite Joe R Piehole, NOYHING will improve, theese people take a perverse pleasure in keepin Az at, or near, the top of every s#it list in the nation.

James King
James King

Hmmm. It was there. I'll have it fixed in the a.m.

Jim3K
Jim3K

Looks like he is only an adjunct instructor; he just has a B.S in math from the University of Arizona. His regular job is with a charter high school, Mountain Rose Academy. See his LinkedIn Page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/be.... He is pretty inexperienced as a college instructor and, like most of us, totally inexperienced as an interviewee on national TV. I'd cut him some slack.

Marcy
Marcy

Most of the people who teach classes at a community college in Arizona aren't professors. The are generally referred to as instructors.

Ben
Ben

Actually, I do not work at Mountain Rose anymore. I teach algebra at PCC and trigonometry/calculus at ITT Tech. I also have a part time job as a driving instructor. I am in my 4th year of teaching and love every minute of it! :)

Ben

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