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Dept of Education Worker Arrested For 'obsession' With Batman Killer
Daily Mail. ^

Posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fired; hybristophilia; jamesholmes

1 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

So he was arrested for something that never happened? Right out of “Minority Report”.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: tsowellfan

Arrested? For what? Being stupid?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 4:16:38 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: tsowellfan

The damned democrats are coming totally unglued!!


4 posted on 07/27/2012 4:16:44 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tsowellfan

Now it’s against the law to have pictures of Holmes?

What was he charged with?


5 posted on 07/27/2012 4:18:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Thoughtcrime.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 4:20:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: tsowellfan

The people who arrested him are indeed mental midgets, but this guy does seem to be even dumber than his captors.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 4:21:00 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: tsowellfan

What is he charged with? He sounds loopy, but nothing mentioned in the story rises to the level of a crime.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 4:23:21 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: tsowellfan

And after this guy kills someone, everyone will be screaming “Why did you ignore the warning signs, why didn’t someone do something about him....”.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 4:24:41 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (I just don't know what to put here right now.)
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To: tsowellfan

10 posted on 07/27/2012 4:26:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tsowellfan
Let me get this straight. He was arrested, more or less, for precisely what the entertainment media has been doing for the past week?

Would they have arrested him if he were equally "obsessed" with quadruple number of people shot dead in Chicago this month?

11 posted on 07/27/2012 4:27:11 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: Prospero

Hey people, I agree that he should has committed no crime, but it IS strange to be obsessed with a mass murderer and empathize with him. This guy may be calling out for help. Do we wait until he does something bad, or work with him to get to the bottom of his obsession?


12 posted on 07/27/2012 4:30:24 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: rstrahan

He wasn’t charged with anything. The “arrest” was to take him for a psych evaluation.

As far as I’m concerned, leaving pictures of a recent mass murderer all over your desk at work, coupled with odd comments and behavior does constitute the required ‘possibility of being a danger to yourself or others’ required to force a psych evaluation.

I’d want any co-worker of mine who did the same to be dragged-in for an evaluation because that is extremely disturbing behavior.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 4:31:34 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Venturer
What was he charged with?

New York City Police also found several of these in his apartment!


14 posted on 07/27/2012 4:34:50 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Fresh Wind

Exactly.

Thought police.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 4:39:36 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Prospero
Let me get this straight. He was arrested, more or less, for precisely what the entertainment media has been doing for the past week?

Holy Shinola, you people are completely compulsive, narrow minded doltz! Most of you didn't even read the story before jumping to conclusions!

Allegedly making a lunge at the police while they were in his apartment, the man had been drinking and had taken prescription medication according to law enforcement sources.

Ya think they had a good reason to arrest him now?? No wonder liberals think we're all dumbasses!

16 posted on 07/27/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: tsowellfan

Is that illegal?


17 posted on 07/27/2012 4:42:07 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obam-ney Care ))
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To: tsowellfan

When did they make stupidity a crime?
The guy’s an idiot, but I don’t see where he did anything actually illegal.
There isn’t some hidden rule in the Obamacare bill that was invoked here, is there?


18 posted on 07/27/2012 4:42:07 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: All

Afte reading the article, it seems that he wasn’t arested and charged at all, but that after the cops arrived and found him drunk and belligerent, they took him to Bellevue nuthouse for psychiatric evaluation.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 4:59:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: sirchtruth

So the headline is a lie?


20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:16:01 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: tsowellfan

I am boycotting any website that shows a picture of the possessed one that did the Aurora shooting.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LearsFool
So the headline is a lie?

Ya think? 99% of all MSM headlines are lies...Are you surprised by this?

22 posted on 07/27/2012 5:54:29 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth
Just trying to figure out whether I should believe the headline (and the accompanying excerpt) or the body of the story when they're in opposition.

I wouldn't want to get called a "completely compulsive, narrow minded dolt" for picking the wrong one.

;-)
23 posted on 07/27/2012 6:09:53 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

That was actually “doltz” which I presume must be plural...in bizarro-world ;-)


24 posted on 07/27/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NurdlyPeon

And after this guy kills someone, everyone will be screaming “Why did you ignore the warning signs, why didn’t someone do something about him....”.


Bull.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 7:44:33 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LearsFool
I wouldn't want to get called a "completely compulsive, narrow minded dolt" for picking the wrong one.

So, I guess my point was well made?

26 posted on 07/28/2012 4:15:13 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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