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14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says
CNN ^ | 20 July 2012 | Wire Staff

Posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog

At least 14 people were killed and 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

The man suspected of opening fire on the crowded theater was taken into custody, Oates said.

The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a parking lot at the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman told CNN. The identity of the suspect has not immediately been released.

"We do no have evidence of a second gunman," Oates said.

Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, she said.

"They're arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in," she said.

The shooting incident occurred during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater, police and witnesses said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurora; aurorashooting; banglist; batmanshooting; jamesholmes; occupywallstreet; ows; ramadan; ramadan2012; ramadanmassacre
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To: smokingfrog

The suspect was apprehended without a fight, he did not resist. That usually means they have a message, they are seeking to be held as a hero.

That is not something a gang banger would to.

Sounds terror linked, and with it being Ramadan...


51 posted on 07/20/2012 6:16:37 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: prisoner6
...and the gunman was in the country legally..."

NBC said that? How could they possibly establish that so rapidly?
52 posted on 07/20/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: smokingfrog

This is a heartbreaking situation, I am sending prayers to Colorado. I pray that God will touch the hearts of the wounded and the families of those killed and bring them some (even if just a little) peace.

That said, how long will it be before we see the libtard pundits blaming Rush for “stiring up the right wing kooks.”


53 posted on 07/20/2012 6:25:07 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: PowderMonkey

I was wondering the same thing. Mrs p6 was talking on the phone when I came into the room and heard the announcer so the audio wasn’t clear. It seemed like they were talking about evidence they found in his apartment.


54 posted on 07/20/2012 6:25:18 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ejonesie22

Feels like you may be right.


55 posted on 07/20/2012 6:26:46 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: smokingfrog

They caught the terrorist.
He had the guns on him.
Get a rope and take him to the nearest tree.
Don’t let him down until crows have plucked his eyeballs out.


56 posted on 07/20/2012 6:27:30 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: PowderMonkey

The Zazi terrorist family of Aurora, Colorado were also in the country legally.

Najibullah Zazi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najibullah_Zazi


57 posted on 07/20/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ejonesie22

My impression is that he was surprised by the quick police response. Some of the people running out the theater ran into the police coming in. He apparently kicked in a back emergency door and his car was parked in back. So he was probably going to drive away and escape, but the police were just too fast and caught him in his car. Apparently he told the police he may have had explosives in his apartment. If he is connected to the before mentioned Pakistani terrorist group, they are experts in explosives.


58 posted on 07/20/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: jimbo123

It’s being reported on another thread that the perp is an Iranian named Muhammed Alam.


59 posted on 07/20/2012 6:30:42 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: YourAdHere

yeah as soon as I saw “no terrorist “ I knew it would be like Ft.Hood, workplace violence.
Maybe he ran the popcorn machine. That’s stressful.


60 posted on 07/20/2012 6:30:50 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: catfish1957
Yep....Cueing the anti-gun looney faction in 3...2...1....

Then the anti Hollywood crowd needs to jump in here. The images I've seen for this move certainly are disturbingly dark and violent.
61 posted on 07/20/2012 6:31:01 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: shibumi
A lot of people confuse Indians and Pakis.

And there are lots of Muslims in India, and a Muslim in India has incentives to try to blend in there.

62 posted on 07/20/2012 6:32:18 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: prisoner6

Major spin in progress. In order for NBC to declare his immigration status as “legal” they’d have to know his name, date of birth, country of origin, passport number, and have direct access to an U.S. immigration data base. No way they’d get all that at this point in the game.


63 posted on 07/20/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: wita

If the 2nd amendment was truly enforced, there would have been returned fire. We need more guns, not fewer.


64 posted on 07/20/2012 6:34:05 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Not necessarily in this case. With tear gas involved, unless you have a mask, you are going to be pretty useless in a firefight.


65 posted on 07/20/2012 6:40:36 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: shibumi

It’s 6:52 a.m. in Clarksville TN. Wife & I are visiting my Mom. Steve Gill on AM 1510 is locked in on the Colorado massacre story. Local: the Murfreesboro Mosque won’t open on time for Ramalamadingdong month. Identity/race/religion of perpetrator withheld thus far. Liberals already screaming there’re too many guns. Frustrated callers say armed citizens in the theater could have shortstopped the shooter(s).

My wife is a better pistol shooter than me. That’s good.


66 posted on 07/20/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: shibumi
When will somebody in the news point out the obvious tragedy in all this? ~NO ONE~ in the theater (as far as we know) was packing and returned fire.

Colorado is "Shall Issue" CCW, but this does no good unless you actually GET your CCW and actually CARRY habitually.

67 posted on 07/20/2012 6:43:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: ZX12R

Mohammad Alam?

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


68 posted on 07/20/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: CSM

What’s with all the double-underlined blue highlighted words lately? Does using these words land you on Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list?


69 posted on 07/20/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Not necessarily. Different people respond differently to different types and concentrations of irritants. I am practically immune to CN, but oleoresin capsicum puts me down. You also have to consider the amount of time it would take a dispensing canister to become effective in a large room such as a theater. There’s a window of at least several seconds in which to act.


70 posted on 07/20/2012 6:48:36 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: jimbo123

Yes, that’s where I saw it. Haven’t seen it reported anywhere else. I guess he was starting his Ramadan celebrations.


71 posted on 07/20/2012 6:49:18 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: elcid1970
What’s with all the double-underlined blue highlighted words lately? Does using these words land you on Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list?

That started happening to me too several days ago, and I thought the same thing. I eventually figured out how to disable it.
72 posted on 07/20/2012 6:51:26 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: jimbo123

Feds are indicating a 24 year old James Holmes. Looks like crazy white guy strikes. Frankly makes more sense than a ME perp.


73 posted on 07/20/2012 6:55:11 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: ZX12R

Now identified as James Holmes.


74 posted on 07/20/2012 6:58:36 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Was Sarah Palin blamed for it yet?


75 posted on 07/20/2012 6:59:34 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: jimbo123

A lot of jihadis have normal names, then adopt a mohammed akbar type name. The police radio tape identifies the captured shooter as Mohammed something or other.


76 posted on 07/20/2012 7:02:15 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: 101stAirborneVet
From eyewitness accounts, he kicked open the emergency exit door. Threw two canisters. Then waited until they exploded. That was when he reached around and grabbed his gun. Movie goers originally thought it was part of the premier showing. When the canisters exploded, that was when they all hit the ground and knew something was wrong.
77 posted on 07/20/2012 7:03:23 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m waiting for them to blame Rush Limbaugh.


78 posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: jimbo123

My stated theory, early on, that this was a fanatical OWSer (enraged by director Nolan’s strongly anti-OWS message, in the film) now looking remarkably prescient.


79 posted on 07/20/2012 7:05:42 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: smokingfrog; All
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Perp ID'd as Iranian

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

80 posted on 07/20/2012 7:08:37 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Shooter identified as local resident James Holmes, and death toll revised down to 12.
81 posted on 07/20/2012 7:08:43 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

GMA just mentioned something like “investigate if he was involved in the tea party”.
What the hell!!!


82 posted on 07/20/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT by spduzan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, when I heard he was white, I figured the TEA Party would be mentioned.


83 posted on 07/20/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT by YourAdHere (racist (noun): An individual who is found to be winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I was right about the 22yo angry white boy, well, off 2 years.

Angry white guy with muslim friends about to convert to islam, made his sacrifice right after midnight, the minute Ramadan started.

For the last three days I’ve been pondering Iran’s claim that they have 50,000 martyrs in the US waiting for orders to attack. Wonder if this was one.


84 posted on 07/20/2012 7:22:30 AM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: txhurl
Angry white guy with muslim friends about to convert to islam

Has that actually been confirmed, via a news source? Do you have a link?

85 posted on 07/20/2012 7:26:02 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Ah, you’re one of those lucky ones. That stuff puts me on my ass in a flat second.

Good point about the billowing time factor. Of course, if he didn’t start shooting until it was billowing, then that would make it that much harder to respond. Regardless, that’s not a place you’d want to be even if there wasn’t a shooter.


86 posted on 07/20/2012 7:28:44 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: smokingfrog

If law abiding citizens could conceal carry, a number of people would have returned fire at the outset.


87 posted on 07/20/2012 7:59:26 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: justa-hairyape
He apparently kicked in a back emergency door

Those are steel doors in a steel frame. Tough to kick in. I doubt he planned this all carefully and just assumed he would be able to kick the door in.

88 posted on 07/20/2012 8:11:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: txhurl
Angry white guy with muslim friends about to convert to islam

Did you see this reported or is it just speculation?

89 posted on 07/20/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Speculation.


90 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

One witness close to that door stated he kicked it in. Perhaps he had visited previously and weakened the door frame. Cannot figure out what the guy had against Batman. Basically a comic book character in my mind. They had to cancel the premier in Paris and the actors are all in hiding. Drudge has a bunch of links up now.


91 posted on 07/20/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: smokingfrog
I watched Matt Liar on the Today show yesterday, second hour. They had a spokesman on from the Aurora Hospital and HE specifically said there were NO fatalities. Matt Liar starts to stumble over his words and back paddles and says "Well, We were told by "authorities" that there were 12 fatalities,' we have conflicting information". Then he quickly diverts the attention to a map of the US and he then says Well! Remember Aurora is just outside of Littleton CO...remember that. What a pathetic game they play.
92 posted on 07/21/2012 1:00:45 PM PDT by Downyoceanhon (Aurora shootings, Today Show)
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