It appears that at least one police agency was concerned that Arizona shooter Jared Loughner would be a threat. According to the Arizona republic, emails were obtained through public records requests that showed Campus police at Pima Community College had directed extra patrols in the western campus section of campus for fear Loughner would return.
According to the Arizona Republic, one email stated, “I will have a photo of Jared copied and given to the swing shift crew and have them conduct more frequent checks of the Northwest Campus,” Manny Amado, college police commander, wrote in a Dec. 28 e-mail.
The article can be found here, and it is curious how much information had been compiled from different sources if a profile would have been clearer of a very dangerous young man. More troubling information comes available when campus police served Loughner with his suspension from school paperwork. During the brief conversation (if it can be called that) the officers reported Loughner was “in a constant trance” as they explained the details of the suspension. The officer also reported Loughner afterwards said, “I realize now that this is all a scam.”
A rhetorical question, but how much evidence would it have taken a Massachusetts police officer to see, before thinking Loughner was a candidate for a Section 12?
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon