Jared Loughner Kept Photos of Bill Clinton, Raul Grijalva, and Possibly Ed Pastor
Jared Loughner kept photos of President Bill Clinton and Congressman Raul Grijalva and possibly a photograph of Congressman Ed Pastor, according to newly released documents.
The detail is included is a report from a Pima County Sheriff's Department detective in the thousands of pages of documents just released in the case of Loughner's murderous rampage, which left six people dead and injured 13.
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FBI agents served the search warrant on the home of Loughner's parents, but the detective writes in the report that he was to "ensure that I received a true and detailed account of all items taken from the home. . ."
In the garage, two shotguns were found, but also "possible evidence" in the form of documents.
One was a letter from the Eddie Bauer store that fired Loughner. It detailed "how to report workplace problems or violence." The other document was a "rap or poem," although there's no further information about that in the report.
There were also two photographs found of President Clinton, during a visit to Mi Nidito, a Tucson Mexican restaurant.
The photos were of Clinton "seated at a table and various other officials from Pima County including Raul Grijalva seated at the table from a visit I was familiar with several years in the past.
Clinton's visit was in 1999, and a shrine at the restaurant commemorating the visit includes four pictures of Clinton at a table -- the only four pictures of the visit we were able to find online.
In two of the photos, Grijalva is to Clinton's left, and in one of them, Pastor is to his left, although it's not clear if the photo with Pastor was in Loughner's garage.
Very likely the two photographs found in Loughner's garage, of President Bill Clinton and a pair of now-congressmen.
Meanwhile, Grijalva's Tucson office also received a few threats in the months before the Tucson shooting.
A white powder was sent to Grijalva's office in October 2010, inside a package covered with swastikas. It was the third time Grijalva's office was closed for a threat since April 2010. Some have attributed those threats to the Congressman's calling for a boycott of Arizona due to SB 1070's passage.
In another threat, a guy called the Tucson office and said he was going to "blow everyone's head off."
In yet another, someone shot through a window to Grijalva's Yuma office while no one was there.
From what we can tell, nobody was every arrested in any of those cases.
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