UPDATE 1-Ariz. suspect complains on video about wars, grades

* Suspect says examining ‘torture of students’

* Giffords removed from ventilator
(Adds details on Giffords’ treatment, paragraphs 6-8)

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan 15 (BestGrowthStock) – A rambling home video
narrated by shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner shows more
unusual behavior by the man accused of killing six people and
wounding 13 in a spray of gunfire a week ago.

Loughner does not appear in the video, released late on
Friday by Pima Community College, and widely available on
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFT_l8rKJj8).

It shows images captured by the murder suspect as he walks
around the college campus, rambling about the government and
complaining about his grades. Loughner was kicked out of the
school for what officials described as disturbing behavior.
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“Alright, so here’s what we’re doing. We are examining the
torture of students,” Loughner narrates as he walks past
classrooms.

Loughner is charged with five federal counts for allegedly
firing into a crowd outside a grocery store in Tucson on Jan.
8, killing six people and wounding 13, including U.S.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical
condition at a Tucson hospital.

Doctors performed a tracheotomy on Giffords on Saturday,
inserting a breathing tube through a hole in her neck and
removing her from a ventilator, hospital officials said.

It was the first time Giffords was removed from the
ventilator since she was shot through the head.

Doctors have expressed satisfaction with Giffords’ recovery
from the bullet wound. In recent days, she has opened her eyes,
is tracking movement of objects before her and following simple
commands, such as raising her fingers and wiggling her toes.

In the four-minute video, Loughner, a 22-year-old former
Pima student, calls illegal the “war we are currently in,”
presumably referring to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He says teachers at the college are paid illegally and are an
“illegal authority over the Constitution of the United States
under the First Amendment.”

He rambles about mind control and says he is “pissed off”
about a “B” grade in a class and that he will be homeless
because of the college. Loughner can be heard breathing hard at
one point.

“This is genocide in America. Thank you. This is Jared from
Pima College,” Loughner says before the video ends.

Pima Community College said Loughner was suspended after
“five contacts with (campus) police for classroom and library
disruptions” and the discovery of an online video he made that
officials found disturbing.

Police on Friday released a timeline of Loughner’s
activities the night before the shooting rampage.
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(Reporting by Brad Poole; Editing by Greg McCune and Peter
Cooney)