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Drop-out PhD student who massacred 12 at Batman movie screening looked like and said he was the
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Jill Reilly and Lydia Warren

Posted on 07/20/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by marktwain

The reclusive drop-out PhD student behind the Dark Knight screening shooting spree said he was 'The Joker' after he carried out his horrific attack, it has been revealed.

James Holmes, 24, had painted his hair red to resemble Batman's arch nemesis before firing into the crowded theatre in Aurora, Colorado, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

'It clearly looks like a deranged individual,' Kelly said of the shooter at a news conference, CBS reported. 'He had his hair painted red. He said he was "The Joker", obviously the enemy of Batman.'

A neighbour also reported that police, who were searching Holmes's apartment for explosives, asked him if he had seen 'a white guy with crazy hair, possibly dyed unnatural colors', the Denver Post said.

It has also emerged that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 and injuring as many as 59 in the shooting, had been studying at the University of Colorado's medical campus until June this year.

But neighbours at university housing in Denver described Holmes as a recluse who kept himself to himself. One student said: 'No one knew him. No one.'

Holmes - who had been working towards his PhD for a year before dropping out - had one song blaring from his stereo in the hours before the massacre and left the music on repeat in his booby-trapped apartment as he departed to commit the massacre.

His shocked mother confirmed that he was behind the massacre, telling reporters: 'You've got the right man.'

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
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More details on the theater shooter.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

President Obama’s appropriate speech mentioned his daughters’ love of movies, and he asked what if they had been in that situation. The answer is important: there would have been armed secret servicemen present who would have dropped the gunman quickly, avoiding the carnage that, in fact, happened.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 1:51:28 PM PDT by budj (beam me up, scotty...)
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To: marktwain

Hasn’t the Joker’s hair been green since he was introduced?


3 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:20 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: marktwain

So is this the storyline, now, Batman and Joker, rather than the probability that he was a member of OWS?


4 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:58 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: marktwain

Sounds like the shooter was just Looney Toons Insane....


5 posted on 07/20/2012 1:54:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: marktwain

Ph.D student in sciences and a silly comic book fan. Cultural infantilism on the rise!


6 posted on 07/20/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: GraceG
Sounds like the shooter was just Looney Toons Insane....

"Hey, watch it!"

7 posted on 07/20/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: marktwain

Painted his hair red to look like the Joker?

Color blind?


8 posted on 07/20/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: budj

A perfect example of the liberal kneejerk reaction to appeal to emotion instead of to reality.

“oh! how terrible! it could have been MY daughters in there!”

And the reality of it is that some armed individuals in the theater could have put a stop to it. Though it may have been difficult, even for secret service guys, since the gunman was “armored up”.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain
'It clearly looks like a deranged individual,' Kelly said of the shooter at a news conference, CBS reported. 'He had his hair painted red. He said he was "The Joker", obviously the enemy of Batman.'

On another thread, we learned that he studied mental illness:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2908756/posts

In my opinion, something is not (or is depending on how you look at it)- adding up.

Some "deranged" guy dressed as the joker just happens to be wearing body armor and has sophisticated booby-traps in his apartment? I don't think so. I think he just knows how to appear deranged.

The President is almost immediately called in about this, now we have the renewed cry for gun control, not to mention the "blame Bush" crowd?

I'm not buying it. The guy is a plant. He'll get off (and paid off) on an insanity defense.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: marktwain

I have a feeling we’ll find out this guy has never had a girlfriend nor any kind of relationship with a woman.

Isn’t it amazing how often normal, healthy relationships with the opposite sex lead to normal healthy people. Almost as though it was intended that way.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: marktwain

Can’t be. Some Freepers are assuring others not so wise that this movie had nothing to do it, and he just happened to show up there. Seriesly.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:03:25 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: Vor Lady

Yes. Just some more quality reporting.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: marktwain

Sounds like the perp is a CRAZY, just as in the Tucson shooting. NOT a “right-wing Tea-Party terrorist”, as some have been trying to spin both incidents!!!

Both incidents are NOT for the President to handle, but for local authorities.

May the Memory of all those who died in this incident be Eternal, and may our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ comfort their loved ones and also the survivors!!! May He send healing to those who are fighting for their lives or have been otherwise injured!


14 posted on 07/20/2012 2:06:53 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: KittenClaws
On one hand I want so badly to say you're jumping to a conclusion but on the other I must realize that such an even was predicted or suspected would happen by many who know how Obama works including myself.

How can I say you're jumping to a conclusion when I was one who also suspected Obama may try to create such havoc as this before the election?

If he can carry out Fast & Furious he can do this.

All I can say is, you have a good point.

15 posted on 07/20/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: marktwain
What was the song?

Barney or Britney?

/ gag hack spit.

16 posted on 07/20/2012 2:08:58 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: marktwain

17 posted on 07/20/2012 2:09:50 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: KittenClaws

> I’m not buying it. The guy is a plant. He’ll get off (and
> paid off) on an insanity defense

More likely if he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” while shooting people. (Did they say if he did?)


18 posted on 07/20/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: marktwain

“Painted his hair Red” would be more like Bozo The Clown than the Joker.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 2:12:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: tsowellfan
>"If he can carry out Fast & Furious he can do this. "

Ricky has had previous experience mass murdering American citizens before in Waco.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Dysart

Going by your impeccable logic, all those evil guns killed those people


21 posted on 07/20/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: marktwain

What was the song?


22 posted on 07/20/2012 2:16:50 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: rockinqsranch
“Painted his hair Red”

A lot of mooseSlimes do this too.

I think it's more Hollyweird conditioning than anything.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 2:17:33 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: marktwain

Why does the NY Police Comm have to comment on this?


24 posted on 07/20/2012 2:18:26 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: MrB

What I’m hearing from liberals this morning is, “Where were all those CCW holders who were going to save us from killings like this?”

In any crime situation, the greatest imponderable is the element of surprise. Here we have a movie that attracts fans who are going to dress up in exactly the kind of ordinarily-conspicuous gear that Holmes was wearing. It was a movie that started with a soundtrack that the gunfire was initially confused with. And when you’re in the dark, in a crowd and a smoke grenade has just been thrown, how do you know where the incoming is coming in from?


25 posted on 07/20/2012 2:19:37 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: marktwain
'It clearly looks like a deranged individual,' said NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley.

No $hit $herlock.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 2:25:01 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: marktwain

I do not think of Batman when I hear the ‘name’ JOKER... I am reminded of another JOKER image!!!!!


27 posted on 07/20/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: BlazingArizona
What I’m hearing from liberals this morning is, “Where were all those CCW holders who were going to save us from killings like this?”

The answer is - they either weren't there, or left their weapons outside, because, as law abiding citizens, they observed and respected the "no weapons" policy of the theater.

28 posted on 07/20/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

That “No Weapons” policy certainly was a deterrent to this dingbat, eh?


29 posted on 07/20/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Revolting cat!

In the 1970’s, while happily practicing law, I was a great fan of “The Muppet Show,” a show that cold easily be enjoyed on many levels by people of all ages. What i wonder is why the monster’s mother immediately knew he was the mass murderer.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 2:40:29 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: BlazingArizona
What I’m hearing from liberals this morning is, “Where were all those CCW holders who were going to save us from killings like this?”

And the answer is: Locked out.

Did you see this item, which says the theater chain has a no-firearms rule?

Funny how rules like that only stop law-abiding folks, and leave them at the mercy of lunatics and thugs who don't follow rules.

31 posted on 07/20/2012 2:45:13 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Arm_Bears

The one question for the execs -

“What did you intend to accomplish with your no weapons policy?”


32 posted on 07/20/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Honorary Serb

“Sounds like the perp is a CRAZY, just as in the Tucson shooting.”

From the way his mother immediately identified him, I think you’re right. He was probably being treated for some serious illness that was carefully concealed. For some perverse reason, known only to him, he obsessed on Batman, just as Junior Hinkley obsessed on Jody Foster, went out, and converted that obsession into an atrocity.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Just mythoughts
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=obama%2fjoker+pictures&qpvt=obama%2fjoker+pictures&FORM=IGRE

just did a search, found this link and my computer monitor lit up all manner of concerns ..... sugar daddy is watching...

34 posted on 07/20/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
My logic is in good stead.

Shooter dresses out as the lead villainous character, IDs himself as such, shows up at this specific movie premier and kills as many innocents in attendance as possible.

Clearly this is a deranged man given to dark and violent fantasies, and he meticulously preplanned this very mass murder in the same evil vein as the Joker character.

But we're not supposed to make these associations if our logic is intact and conclude that he just happened to show up there and start shooting? Sure.

Truth is two conditions were necessary here: he had to be predisposed to mass deadly violence not as a result of self-defense due to a disordered mind, which is demonstrably true; and obviously he needed some motivation, which he gained from this film. It's not even deniable, and has nothing to do whatever with "gun control." Others rushed to attribute political motivations to this because they wished it so, and you somehow feel threated with my clear and really obvious conclusions because you think it's somehow threatens the 2nd Amendment. If that's bothering you the better course in repudiating gun-grabbers is not to reflexively deny the obvious but to point out that an unarmed audience permitted this crime, which strengthens 2nd amendment arguments, since most of recognize there will always be people like Holmes and Colin Ferguson bent on--and with or without access to guns-- the wherewithal for carrying out these kinds of atrocities.

35 posted on 07/20/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: marktwain

A caller to the 850KOA Mike Rosen show just said he is 99% sure he interviewed the shooter at an occupy Denver protest. Said he recognized his face immediately. Said he would forward the tape or video to Mike. Take it for what its worth.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 3:00:46 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
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To: marktwain

This guy has the same look as Loughner! They are legion, for they are many! So, how many more nuts will crack?


37 posted on 07/20/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: tsowellfan
On one hand I want so badly to say you're jumping to a conclusion but on the other I must realize that such an even was predicted or suspected would happen by many who know how Obama works including myself.

How can I say you're jumping to a conclusion when I was one who also suspected Obama may try to create such havoc as this before the election?

If he can carry out Fast & Furious he can do this.

All I can say is, you have a good point.

________________________

It is just a thought, but it could be within the relm of possibility. We've all seen things during this presidency that we'd never thought would happen.

I'd rather be wrong than not see it coming, if that makes any sense.

38 posted on 07/20/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: albionin

Did the caller give his name ? What was Rosen’s reaction ?


39 posted on 07/20/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: BlazingArizona

>>What I’m hearing from liberals this morning is, “Where were all those CCW holders who were going to save us from killings like this?”<<

There was a no gun policy in the theater. All the CCW holders went to a different Multiplex.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 3:24:54 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: I cannot think of a name
have a feeling we’ll find out this guy has never had a girlfriend nor any kind of relationship with a woman.

No doubt. But not necessarily because he was gay. More likely because he was insane.

41 posted on 07/20/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

He was sane enough to plan the murder.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 3:30:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: katykelly

“Did the caller give his name ? What was Rosen’s reaction ?”

Cautious. It’ll come out if the caller can find pictures. The caller said he had been going thru news footage of the OWS demonstrations in Denver because he thought he recognized the guy. Said he had found pix he was “almost certain” were Holmes. Also said he had an interview he is pretty sure was Holmes. Said he would contact police before he sent pix to Rosen.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 3:34:14 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: dfwgator
Insane does not mean stupid.
44 posted on 07/20/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: budj

I don’t know what part of Obama’s speech you found appropriate, but I thought the mention of his daughters was a typical Obama response: Make this about Obama somehow. Very, very cheap.

MEEEEEMEEEEEEEEEMEEEEEEEEEMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


45 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I just think that it isn’t rational to kill anyone, so by that logic I suppose you could say all murderers are insane, then.

The guy still needs a bullet to the brain.


46 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: marktwain; a fool in paradise
Were there any shootings at the premiere of Pee Wee's Big Adventure? Thank you ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.
47 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Lurker

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” was featured in a Batman comic book with a similar storyline.

In my case, it’s more likely repeated listening would make me suicidal than homicidal.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: dfwgator
I am thinking schizophrenia. It takes a special kind of crazy to kill a bunch of strangers for no reason and schizophrenia fits the bill as far as age and symptoms.

I agree he should be executed. He may be crazy but he is still guilty.

49 posted on 07/20/2012 3:59:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: marktwain
One student said: 'No one knew him. No one.'

Many from Columbia and Harvard have said the same about Mr. Transparency.

50 posted on 07/20/2012 4:07:56 PM PDT by bgill
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