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Police: 14 dead in Colorado theater shooting
Associated Press ^ | A.D. 20 July 2012 | THOMAS PEIPERT

Posted on 07/20/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT by Robert Drobot

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver theater at the opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.

The gunman, who is in custody, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora.

"Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said at a news conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: americanpsycho; aurora; aurorashooting; banglist; batman; crowd; darkknight; iranianshooter; jamesholmes; killing; shooter; unnamed
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The suspect was taken into custody, but no name was released. Oates said there's no evidence of any other attackers. There was also no immediate word of any motive.

The [unnamed] suspect spoke of "possible explosives in his residence. We are dealing with that potential threat," Oates said

Police were at the Denver-area apartment and had evacuated other residents of the building. Oates did not say whether any explosives had been found.

So why is the shooter's name being withheld from us ???? Was he a muslim terrorist ????

1 posted on 07/20/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT by Robert Drobot
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To: Robert Drobot
So why is the shooter's name being withheld from us ???? Was he a muslim terrorist ????

Yeah... interesting, isn't it. Remember when Loughner hosed down all those people in Tucson, the "media" frothed all over themselves in a rush to announce he was a "white male."

2 posted on 07/20/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

James Holmes, 24 from North Aurora.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Robert Drobot

One source on Youtube claims the shooter is Mohammad Alum, an Iranian immigrant.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: ScottinVA

I suspect the killer is a muslim, because the FBI came out earlier with its cookie-cutter comment that “this has no links to terrorism.”


5 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Robert Drobot

A name has been released, his last name is Holms or Holmes.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: ScottinVA

Denver Radio named him as James Holmes white male.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:33 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Robert Drobot

FoxNews reporting his name is James Holmes.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:39 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords: So we can find a really great article on FreeRepublic.com a couple of months from now.)
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To: Robert Drobot

One source on Youtube claims the shooter is Mohammad Alum, an Iranian immigrant.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:43 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: Robert Drobot

The suspect has been identified as James Holmes, 24 of Aurora.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/aurora-dark-knight-shooting-suspect-identified-james-holmes/story?id=16818889ct


10 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:54 AM PDT by Moorka
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To: Robert Drobot

Are we sure this isn’t some new Hollywood feature like Sensurround? “It was SO freakin REAL...Bain shot the guy next to me right through the head!”


11 posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:27 AM PDT by montag813
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To: scooby321
Denver Radio named him as James Holmes white male.

OK.. thanks.

Next will come the requisite connection with the Tea Party.

12 posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Moorka

Is he a muslim?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: Robert Drobot
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Perp ID'd as Iranian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t6mSSI3vxM&feature=player_embedded

14 posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Robert Drobot

If memory serves, some of the initial reports
involved two terrorists.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ScottinVA

And, no doubt the brady bunch will be poppin’ up in no time. Did any of the victims look like they could have been one of uncle obies kid? Let’s see if he can keep his yap shut about this one. Probably asking too much huh?


16 posted on 07/20/2012 7:06:06 AM PDT by rktman
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To: DCBryan1

Wonder if holmes is one of those types that adopts a moslem name when they convert. The police would happily do anything possible to avoid the terror link. Guess we’ll see.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 7:07:05 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Robert Drobot
Good God....I hope this wasn't some kind of whacko survivalist.Osama Obama’s campaign would have a field day with that.Actually they'll have a field day with it unless he's some sort of moslem psychopath.
18 posted on 07/20/2012 7:07:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: ScottinVA

Next will come the requisite connection with the Tea Party.


Unlike some in here automatically jumping to the conclusion it was a muslim terrorist? But, yes, the left will claim he is a tea party member. Too much political opportunity in this tradgedy for them not to.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 7:13:23 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Robert Drobot

Oh no! I just got up to this, sigh. As soon as I saw the “Colorado movie theater shooting” breaking news in my mail I thought: Aurora. Sure enough. So sad.

On another note, I am currently reading FReeper Matt Bracken’s Enemies Foreign and Domestic. When I turned on Fox News (which I never watch anymore, ugh) this morning because of this happening, Dr. Michael Baden was commenting: we have to track guns, we have to track bullets, we have to track tear gas canisters. Every time there is a situation like this, it is predictable.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 7:15:16 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: chessplayer

The You tube post of the police radio traffic had the police saying the arrested shooter was Mohammed Alam. That is why it people think its a muslim.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 7:24:19 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Dr. Michael Baden was commenting: we have to track guns, we have to track bullets, we have to track tear gas canisters. Every time there is a situation like this, it is predictable.


Yup. Terrible thing to think, but I think the left is happy when things like this happen because it give them more ammo to try to ban guns.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 7:24:36 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Diogenesis
If memory serves, some of the initial reports involved two terrorists.

Apparently some of the shots in theater #9, actually went through the wall and entered an adjacent theater. That caused people to think there was a single shooter in each of two theaters. Thus, two shooters.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: DesertRhino; All

Anyone know if the theater was a defenseless victim zone? Was it posted “no guns”?


24 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:28 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: patriot08
http://youtu.be/zUYMn10CFjA
25 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:28 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: DesertRhino

Ok, thanks.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 7:27:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

” But, yes, the left will claim he is a tea party member.”
_______________________________

That, or they will Zimmer him.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: ican'tbelieveit
When I turned on Fox News (which I never watch anymore)

Right? My local news was covering it at the top and bottom of the hour, but when I turned to FoxNews, it was wall-to-wall with experts, people "at the scene," etc. And the guessing, the prognosticating, the absolutely saccharine journalism was nauseating. I remembered why I hate the national news outlets.

28 posted on 07/20/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marktwain

Good reason to pack a little concealed life assurance.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 7:33:00 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: marktwain

My husband says the mall there is definitely “no guns” allowed. The theater is outside the mall. He believes the the theater is the same and thinks he remembers seeing it at
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners:
http://www.rmgo.org/


30 posted on 07/20/2012 7:33:27 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: rarestia

I have turned back to the TDF, following threads on here, and have the Aurora scanner on. Thankfully I have a dentist appointment this morning that will get me going shortly. I used to like Fox News, but yuck.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Robert Drobot

and what will Chris Matthews have to say about the shooter?Maybe he was a fan of Sarah Palin who listened to Rush Limbaugh? Here we go again!


32 posted on 07/20/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by Reality_News
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To: Diogenesis

See Post #14 — the report had his name, and it WASN’T this latest guy.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 7:41:33 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Reality_News
George Steffy and Brian Ross (ABC) have already tried to connect the shooter to the Tea Party - saying there's a Jim Holmes (?) in the Aurora Tea Party.
Disgusting.
34 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:12 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Robert Drobot

Whatever he is he is without doubt a liberal. Conservatives and Christians do not behave this way. It is my view that he should be tied to a wall and executed. PERIOD!


35 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:35 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: Robert Drobot

Whatever he is he is without doubt a liberal. Conservatives and Christians do not behave this way. It is my view that he should be tied to a wall and executed. PERIOD!


36 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: chessplayer

Doctor Baden is not thinking it through. We need to lock everyone down in their house every night at curfew, issue electronic bracelets, and for the newborns, chip implants. Then everybody be safe.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 8:33:19 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Robert Drobot

Horrific. Absolutely horrific. The most I can do is offer prayers for the families and those who were hurt in the shooting.

I have read that a 6 year old girl was wounded and a 3 month old baby was either wounded or killed. This little girl should have never been at this PG-13 movie, and an infant, while obviously too young to watch the movie, still could be scared or disturbed by the loud noise of the movie, so the infant shouldn’t have been there either.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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Keep FR Running

Counter the MSM spin machine.

39 posted on 07/20/2012 8:48:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Lady Lucky

If I remember correctly, this Doctor Baden character testified at the OJ criminal trial in 1995, as part of OJ’s extended defense team.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (January 20, 2013.....The End of an Error)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
When I turned on Fox News (which I never watch anymore, ugh) this morning because of this happening, Dr. Michael Baden was commenting: we have to track guns, we have to track bullets, we have to track tear gas canisters. Every time there is a situation like this, it is predictable.

Or as Jocelyn Elders said, "We need safer bullets."

41 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: PastorBooks

So let me get this straight........first report is shooter is Iranian,.........then we have a new report that shooter is white, 24, James Holmes?

Hmmmmmmm


42 posted on 07/20/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Pinkbell

It amazes me that people bring young kids and infants to see a movie in the middle of the night. Those kids should be at home in bed at that ungodly hour.

Those Batman movies are rather intense for young kids, too.

Same with Black Friday in November.....lining up in the dark at 3:00 AM.....in the cold.....with small children in tow?


43 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (January 20, 2013.....The End of an Error)
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To: pollywog

So let me get this straight........first report is shooter is Iranian,.........then we have a new report that shooter is white, 24, James Holmes?


Yup. Very odd.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ScottinVA

The politically correct FBI proclaims this is not a terrorist incident, next it will be announced that it is a work place incident, and the news outlets will be labeling the shooter as WHITE whatever


45 posted on 07/20/2012 9:49:50 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: chessplayer

One witness’ account said he appeared to be dressed up as a Goth(as in the Columbine shootings). A White Goth converting to islime? Anything’s possible, but is it probable?


46 posted on 07/20/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Robert Drobot

They would withhold his name to give cover to the media as they shape and pin the guilt by political association on the right.

If people don’t have his name, they can’t find the turd on the internet and dispute Dear Reader’s ‘narrative.’


47 posted on 07/20/2012 10:44:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: beaversmom; All

It would be very helpful if we could obtain a picture of a no gun sign at the theater.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: DCBryan1

I worry about copy cats now—I would not go to see this film for a while. Looks like a left leaning student did the deed. i guess they grow the weird in Colorado.


49 posted on 07/20/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

from aurora police, on msnbc...amongst the dead...four members of the military.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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