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  • Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes and 3,318 years

    08/26/2015 12:38:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Rueters ^ | Keith Coffman
    "It is the court's intention that the defendant never set foot in free society again ... If there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour said. "The defendant does not deserve any sympathy." Survivors and relatives of those killed clapped and cheered as Samour then ordered deputies to remove Holmes from his courtroom, and the gunman was led away in shackles. The 27-year-old was found guilty last month of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 after donning a helmet, gas mask and body armor, then opening fire...
  • Life for James Holmes: Swift verdict from Aurora theater shooting jury

    08/07/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 117 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 7, 2015
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It took almost three years for the case to reach trial. That trial played out over the course of three months. The jury needed just 6.5 hours to render a verdict. James Holmes has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • Colorado Jury Finds James Holmes Qualifies for the Death Penalty (TR-BREAKING)

    08/03/2015 11:56:49 AM PDT · by dware · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.03.2015 | Fox News
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  • Jury decides if death penalty should remain option for James Holmes (Announce 2:30 ET)

    08/03/2015 10:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jennifer Girdon/AP
    Jurors have decided whether the death penalty will remain an option for Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. The jury is scheduled to reveal its decision in Phase 2 of the penalty portion of the Holmes trial at 2:30 p.m. ET. If jurors unanimously find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the mitigating factors the defense presented do not outweigh the aggravating factors proven by the prosecution in Phase 1, the sentencing phase moves on to a final portion, Phase 3, in which Holmes will be either condemned to die or given life in prison. If jurors do not unanimously agree...
  • Dark Knight killer James Holmes 'is now a Muslim who prays five times a day'

    07/18/2015 1:12:00 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 79 replies ^ | 20 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day. The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith. The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.
  • Theater Shooter Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

    07/16/2015 3:43:21 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Gunman James Holmes was found guilty in the Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, putting the death penalty option at the center of the courtroom. The jury began delivering their verdict at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Holmes was found guilty in the following 24 counts for first-degree murder and first-degree murder extreme indifference in the deaths of Jonathan Blunk, Alexander J. Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, John Larimer, Jessica Ghawi, Matthew McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Alexander Teves, Rebecca Wingo.
  • Jury finds Colorado theater shooter guilty of murder

    07/16/2015 3:38:47 PM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.16.2015 | AP via Fox News
    Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions. The 27-year-old Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded.
  • Colorado theater shooting verdict to be read at 5:15PM EDT (Guilty!)

    07/16/2015 1:22:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies ^ | 07/16/2015
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. —Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. The panel made its decision Thursday after deliberating for a day and a half. A court spokesman saID the verdict will be read at 5:15 p.m. today. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 20, 2012, shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70 others. If the jury convicts Holmes, the trial will enter a sentencing phase with testimony about whether he should be sent to prison for life or sentenced to death. Jurors make that decision. If they...
  • Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of ammo company after nuisance suit

    06/29/2015 1:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been in an ongoing legal battle for years now trying to sue Lucky Gunner, an ammunition supplier, and hold them responsible for James Holmes shooting up the Aurora movie theater. How they managed that mental leap was always a bit of a mystery, but they’ve been able to tie up Lucky Gunner in court for quite a while over it. This week a judge had apparently heard enough and declared the action to be little more than a publicity stunt and a nuisance suit, ordering the Brady Center to pay the...
  • Theater shooting defense tries to limit survivor's testimony

    06/18/2015 1:53:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    Defense attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes want to severely limit the testimony of a woman who was paralyzed, suffered a miscarriage, and whose 6-year-old daughter died in the attack. They say significant parts of Ashley Moser's testimony will unfairly bias jurors because they are too heart-wrenching and emotional.
  • James Holmes' psychiatrist warned he may pose threat

    04/05/2013 3:55:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 4, 2013 | Jenny Deam
    Unsealed documents in the Colorado theater shooting case reveal that the suspect told his university psychiatrist a month before the attack that he was having homicidal thoughts. CENTENNIAL, Colo. — About a month before the Aurora movie theater rampage left 12 dead and at least 70 injured in July, James E. Holmes told a psychiatrist he was having homicidal thoughts and she concluded he could pose a danger to the public, according to documents released Thursday... --snip-- Along with chemicals used for explosives, rounds of ammunition, pistol cases and paper targets, police seized movie posters, video games, apartment lease papers,...
  • School faces new questions in Colorado massacre [ Government run Organization warned in advance! ]

    04/05/2013 3:33:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    AP ^ | April 5 2013 | DAN ELLIOTT
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — New questions confronted the University of Colorado, Denver on Friday amid disclosures that a psychiatrist who treated theater shooting suspect James Holmes had warned campus police a month before the deadly assault that Holmes was dangerous and had homicidal thoughts.
  • Psychiatrist warned campus police about Aurora shooter a month before mass murder

    04/05/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    In a revelation that may have Colorado voters rethinking their state’s push on gun control, court documents revealed that the mass shooting in Aurora that killed 12 and injured 70 more could have been prevented by law enforcement. The psychiatrist for suspect, James Holmes, had warned campus police that Holmes was dangerous and homicidal a month before the shooting took place. Lynne Fenton even told the police that Holmes had begun to stalk and threaten her, and yet no action was apparently taken:
  • James Holmes offers to plead guilty in Aurora shooting

    03/27/2013 6:04:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty – a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity.
  • Claim: Aurora Shooting Suspect Now Muslim

    03/21/2013 8:01:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 21, 2013 | William Bigelow
    James Holmes, the gunman who massacred 12 people and left 58 others wounded in Aurora, Colorado last July 20, has decided he is now a Muslim so he can justify his barbarous assault. One prison source said, “He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels.” Holmes now prays five times a day, eats a strictly Muslim diet and has grown a thick beard. He also takes hours every day to study the Koran. Apparently some Muslim inmates have taken umbrage at Holmes’ conversion.
  • Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes converts to Islam

    03/22/2013 5:24:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The man who shot up an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” last summer has reportedly converted to Islam and prays up to five times a day.</p> <p>A prison source say the beard James Holmes sported in court last months represents his new-found faith. The source said Mr. Holmes has turned Muslim as a way of justifying his horrific crimes on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded, the Daily Mail reports.</p>
  • James Holmes Cellmate EXPOSED As Officer LIES ABOUT HOLMES

    02/06/2013 9:26:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Really odd. (Skip the Ad). Explanations?
  • Widow Chantel Blunk sues psychiatrist who treated Aurora shooter James Holmes

    01/17/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    News AU ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    <p>THE widow of a victim of the US theatre massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having "fantasised about killing a lot of people."</p> <p>The lawsuit, also citing the University of Colorado, alleges that Dr Lynne Fenton advised campus police about her concern regarding James Holmes, after he told her about the fantasy in June last year.</p>
  • AURORA MASSACRE SHOOTER Tries to Kill Himself in Jail Cell

    11/15/2012 11:24:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/15/12 | TMZ Staff
    James Holmes -- the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre -- was hospitalized after several "half-hearted" suicide attempts ... this according to law enforcement. According to cops, Holmes ran headfirst into a jail cell wall on Tuesday ... and while he sustained injuries ... they were not life-threatening. Holmes also reportedly stood on the bed in his cell and fell backwards ... in an apparent attempt to crack his skull open. He failed. Holmes -- who killed 12 people and injured 58 more during his July 20 shooting rampage -- has since been released from the hospital.
  • Colorado shooting case judge weighs transparency, privacy issues ["Holmsies" and media harassment]

    10/12/2012 2:25:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 12, 2012 | Jenny Deam
    James E. Holmes (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office / September 20, 2012) Judge William Sylvester OKs 13 new charges against movie theater shooting suspect James E. Holmes. He will rule on whether victims' names should be resealed. ...Lisa Teesch-Maguire, who is working with the prosecution on behalf of victims, argued that victims, their families and potential witnesses have been harassed by the media and feel intimidated by a group of Holmes' followers who have launched a campaign insisting that he is innocent. They call themselves "Holmsies."..
  • Colorado shooting victims still waiting to see donations

    09/16/2012 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jenny Deam
    .......There have been two tragedies in Aurora. The first was the theater shooting. The second is how the victims have been treated by the powers that be," said Tom Teves, the father of Alex Teves, who was killed in the rampage at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Teves has emerged as a spokesman for a group of victims of the attack that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. On Aug. 28, Teves and 17 other family members and victims crowded onto a tiny stage at an Aurora meeting hall for the first time to ask about the...
  • Documents show impression Holmes made at UI

    08/10/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Western Phil · 27 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | 10 August 2012 | Christine Des Garennes, staff writer, and Julie Wurth,
    URBANA — Described as a candidate with "outstanding" personal and professional qualities, James Holmes was accepted into the University of Illinois Neuroscience Program in 2011 and was offered financial support through a combination of fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition and fee waivers, The News-Gazette has learned. However, a few weeks after his visit to the Urbana campus in the spring of 2011 and one day after he was offered admission to the highly selective graduate program, Holmes declined to accept, without elaborating on the reasons or his plans for the future, according to university documents provided to The...
  • Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness: lawyer (Big Surprise)

    08/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/2012 | Keith Coffman
    Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, his defense attorney said in court on Thursday. Holmes, who is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the suburb of Aurora, was present in a hearing in which a judge weighed a request by 20 media organizations to unseal documents related to his case. During the hearing, Holmes' public defender, Daniel King, repeatedly made references to his client's...
  • James Holmes' Psychiatrist Contacted University Police Weeks Before Movie-Theater Shooting..

    08/06/2012 10:14:41 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 6, 2012 | MARK GREENBLATT
    The psychiatrist who treated suspected movie-theater shooter James Holmes made contact with a University of Colorado police officer to express concerns about her patient's behavior several weeks before Holmes' alleged rampage, sources told ABC News. ... Fenton would have had to have serious concerns to break confidentiality with her patient to reach out to the police officer or others, the sources said. Under Colorado law, a psychiatrist can legally breach a pledge of confidentiality with a patient if he or she becomes aware of a serious and imminent threat that their patient might cause harm to others. Psychiatrists can also...
  • The Colorado Killer

    08/06/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT · by AMP1 · 10 replies ^ | 2012-08-05 | AmpersanArchist1
    As an interested observer of pop, social and political culture, I must confess to a fantasy I’ve had for quite a while. Don’t worry, you won’t be embarrassed. It’s nothing personal. I don’t watch TV anymore; so I don’t see TV news often. I do however; see Hannity and Greta on Wednesday nights, on the west coast, while working out in the gym. That’s about it. Instead, I listen to talk radio in the car and on my computer, so I am aware of current issues and I read many news sources and read blogs. I fantasize that when the...
  • James holms, research, the problem with going native.

    08/02/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Rage cat · 18 replies
    There is no inherent thing in a person that prevents them from carrying out acts of killing, or mass destruction. The thing that restrains a person is their upbringing. The morality and ethics that they are taught when they are growing up. That fact becomes all the more important when they enter a field of study where they are dealing with the very perception of reality that those morals are based on. There has been a long standing problem in research. That is the tendency for the researcher to go native. A researcher has to study the interaction from an...
  • CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes

    08/02/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies ^ | Aug.1, 2012 | Arthur Kane & John Ferugia
    DENVER -- The psychiatrist treating accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes was so concerned about his behavior that she notified other members of the University of Colorado Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment, or BETA, team that he could potentially be a danger to others, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CALL7 Investigators.
  • Psychiatrist Called Threat Team About Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes

    08/01/2012 11:21:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 110 replies
    abcnews ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | mark greenblatt
    James Holmes came to the attention of the threat assessment committee at the University of Colorado but no further action was taken because he left the school more than a month before the attack that killed 12 and injured 58, sources told ABC News. ABC News has learned that Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who was treating Holmes, 24, at the school, was also a key member of the university's threat assessment team. The group of experts were responsible for protecting the school from potentially violent students. KMGH-TV, ABC News' affiliate in Denver, reported exclusively that, according to sources, by...
  • Mom of girl killed in shooting will be paralyzed

    07/30/2012 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2012
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A family member says the woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries. MaryEllen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.
  • Aurora Massacre: In Defense of Christopher Nolan and 'The Dark Knight'

    07/28/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 28, 2012 | John Nolte
    In the wake of the awful massacre in Aurora, Colorado, we're reading al lot of criticism directed at Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," the second feature in the director's trilogy and the one with the memorable "Joker" character that apparently inspired the alleged movie theatre shooter. The problem with much of this criticism, however, is that it portrays the movie as the exact opposite of what it really is. [...] If I had to choose the most inexpressibly moving and inspiring moment of humanity of any film released over the least five years, it would be the sequence in "The...
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • WELL DONE, MITT! As Governor Of Mass, Romney Banned The Assault Weapon Used In The Colorado Massacre

    07/29/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 295 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 23, 2012, 10:26 AM | Henry Blodget
    In 2004, as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney banned the sale of assault weapons like the one used to spray 50-60 bullets a minute in the Colorado massacre. On FOX News, Romney explained his position as follows: "I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal." That seems like a perfectly reasonable position, no? (Seriously: Do we really need to be able to buy and own these things? Is that really in the best interests of our society? Really?) Unfortunately, in...
  • Miscarriage won't affect charges in Colo. shooting

    07/29/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- A former prosecutor says the man suspected of shooting and killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a Colorado theater won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the victims who was critically injured suffered a miscarriage.
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • Bloggers Connect James Holmes To OWS

    07/28/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 51 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 07/28/2012 | America's Conservative News
    A growing number of alternative media publications are now claiming that an unidentified man in an October 2011 photograph of an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protester getting carted off by law enforcement officials in New York is of none other than the Colorado Killer, James Holmes.
  • How Much are Movies Themselves to Blame for Aurora Massacre?

    07/28/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/28/2012 | Moneyrunner
    If it's now coming out that the Colorado Killer, James Holmes, was obsessed with being a character in the Batman movie, shouldn't we be having a national discussion on how much Hollywood is responsible for this murderous rampage. And while we're at it, a lot of the other social ills like the sexualization of teens, out-of-wedlock births and gang violence, all depicted in living color on the silver screen? On Tuesday, Matt Drudge linked to a blistering attack on Hollywood by Charles Hurt of the Washington Times in response to the massacre at the midnight Friday showing of the new...
  • US shooter 'was psychiatric patient' (James Holmes)

    07/27/2012 7:12:30 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 96 replies
    9 News ^ | 7/28/2012 | 9 news
    The suspected Batman massacre gunman was seeing a psychiatrist specialising in schizophrenia before the attack that killed 12 in Colorado, court documents show. The motion named Dr Lynn Fenton as defence lawyers sought to gain access to a package James Holmes had mailed to her prior the July 20 mass shooting, which also wounded 58 people. Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Holmes - who recently dropped out of the University of Colorado - had sent a notebook to a university psychiatrist that included details and drawing of his plans to kill people. There were conflicting reports about whether the package...
  • 3 hospitals wipe out, limit medical bills for Colorado movie theater shooting victims

    07/27/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2012
    three of the five hospitals treating victims said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills. Children’s Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays. “We are committed to supporting these families as they heal,” according to a statement from the hospital, which treated six shooting victims. HealthOne, which owns the Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, also says it will limit or eliminate charges based on the individual circumstances...
  • Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre

    07/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig and Brady Dennis
    The shooting suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was seeing a university psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia in the weeks before the July 20 attack, according to court records released Friday. James Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program. [Snip] Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
  • Dept of Education Worker Arrested For 'obsession' With Batman Killer

    07/27/2012 4:11:05 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 25 replies
    A 60-year-old man was taken into police custody after co-workers found photographs of Colorado Batman massacre suspect James Holmes 'all over his desk' and computer worktop. Officers from the New York Police Department traveled to the unnamed man's Brooklyn, New York, home and confronted him where he allegedly told them that he was obsessed with Holmes. The man told them that Holmes reminded him of himself as a younger man and that he had sympathies for the accused Aurora shooter because he didn't like his co-workers either...
  • Colorado judge bars school from releasing James Holmes documents

    07/27/2012 2:13:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
    ............On Monday, the judge issued a gag order barring the defense team, the prosecution team and law-enforcement agencies involved in the case from speaking to the media. On Wednesday, the judge reaffirmed his original order after several media outlets, lead by Fox and the Denver Post, reported that Holmes had sent a notebook to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz campus. The notebook reportedly contained details of the planning for the shooting rampage, according to unnamed law enforcement sources quoted by the media. That could be important for the prosecution in showing that the suspect acted...
  • Did the Aurora shooter “build it" on his own?

    07/26/2012 5:09:34 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    Who Knows | Internets Brain Dump
    Based on accounts from Aurora law enforcement, the FBI, the news media, our elected officials and Obama who recently claimed that people just don't build things on their own; can we say that Holmes acted alone? Presumably living on his own for several weeks or a few months with a limited digital footprint and massive amounts of student debt, Holmes cashed in research grant money, unemployment claims, and likely other entitlement program proceeds from various human and/or online resources of local, state and federal agencies to purchase thousands of dollars of weapons, explosives, and tactical equipment, in a period of...
  • Aurora shooting suspect jailed in solitary: ‘All the inmates were talking about killing him’

    07/26/2012 7:01:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | 7/26/2012 | Matthew Lysiak In Aurora, Colo. , James Arkin AND Larry Mcshane
    'He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,' a just-released inmate told the Daily News. 'He's spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy.' Movie massacre suspect James Holmes remained unapologetic and irrational Saturday in a Colorado jail where his life was at risk from inmates bent on revenge. Holmes, held under suicide watch in solitary confinement, remained in his murderous “Joker” persona after arriving at the Arapahoe Detention Center, a jailhouse worker told the Daily News. “Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” the employee said. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”
  • Forget the Creep

    07/26/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 26, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    What does James Holmes, the Colorado killer, have in common with Jared Loughner, Andres Behring Breivik, Seung-Hui Cho, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris? They all have massacred innocent people on a massive scale. Yet they have something else in common. They are all nobodies or losers, as the phrase has it. All were on a downward incline from a not very lofty ascent. They were troubled, but there are other troubled souls in our society. They were fascinated with violence, but so are others. Why else would major entertainment corporations invest so much money in clang & bang, blood &...
  • Colorado shooter: a high achiever's abrupt descent

    07/26/2012 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 105 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2012 | Stephanie Simon and Dan Whitcomb
    For most of his 24 years, James Holmes seemed to be doing everything right. He worked for a summer as a counselor at a camp for needy kids, guiding them through activities designed to teach empathy, compassion and good citizenship. Another summer, he snagged a prestigious internship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He attended church with his family in their quiet, upper-middle-class San Diego neighborhood, listening to his sister play bass in the worship band. He breezed through high school and college, taking a strong interest in science and graduating with honors from the University of California, Riverside....
  • James Holmes Massacre First Lawsuit (Man Sues Over "Dark Knight" Shooting)

    07/25/2012 9:56:27 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 77 replies ^ | 7-24-12 | unknown
    One of the victims in the James Holmes mass murder spree has lawyered up and plans to file a lawsuit ... because he feels the theater dropped the ball in a very fatal way. Torrence Brown, Jr. was in Century 16 Theater when Holmes let loose. One of Brown's best friends, A.J. Boik, was shot in the chest and died. Brown, who was not physically injured, claims to now suffer from extreme trauma.
  • Report of suspected Colorado shooter's notebook surfaces [Unopened mail with drawings of plans]

    07/25/2012 7:04:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 25, 2012 | Chris Francescani and Keith Coffman
    The man accused of the shooting rampage in a Denver-area screening of the latest "Batman" movie mailed a notebook detailing his plans to a psychiatrist days before the attack, reported on Wednesday, as the first funeral was held for one of the 12 people killed. The package allegedly from the suspected shooter, 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, remained unopened in a mailroom, perhaps for as long as a week before its discovery Monday, reported, citing a law enforcement source.
  • NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control

    07/25/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    While discussing gun control on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, correspondent Mike Viqueira lamented: "...the anti-gun control, pro-gun rights crowd has won the argument at this point....they've succeeded in framing the issue as one of essential American national values." In response, host and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ranted: "...nobody has sort of a rational policy debate about it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd began the segment by whining over the lack of gun regulation: NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control I wanted to look...
  • Dear Mr. Cassidy: Are Liberals Crazy? Ten (or more) Reasons They Might Be

    07/25/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    The Nav Log ^ | 7/25/12 | ip568
    Irrational Hatred of Freedom July 25, 2012 (inspired by John Cassidy at The New Yorker)Are Liberals Crazy? Ten (or more) why they might be “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth keystone… the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable… more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour.” -- -George Washington, 1st session of Congress That was the first president of the United...
  • What Is More Deadly, Guns or Secular Liberalism

    07/25/2012 4:03:25 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/25/12
    Well here we go again… All those on the Left are chomping at the bit to use this horrific “Batman” mass murder to go after our second amendment Rights. In the lawless reprobate mind it is the “evil” gun that kills people not the psychopaths who use them. The idiotic rational behind the “gun-less” utopian vision is that if we rid the world of all our guns and conservatives who carry guns we will then enter into a world peace and all hold hands as we sing “ I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke”. I know this illustration...