Skip to comments.Judge Seals 'Batman' Shooting Case
Posted on 07/22/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT by nightlight7
An Arapahoe County Court judge has granted a request to seal the case against James Holmes, the 24-year-old shooter who killed 12 and wounded 50 during a screening last night of "The Dark Knight Rises."
The motion, filed in Arapahoe County court, asks for the records in the case to be sealed, including search warrants, affidavits, orders and the "case file."
... disclosure of the court records would be "contrary to public interest" and "could jeopardize the ongoing investigation."
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“The public and the family will know all there is to know in due time.”
Tell it to the Terry and Zapata families. Oh, and do we yet know all there is to know about Oklahoma City? How about Waco and Ruby Ridge?
And Obama was the one who said "Bring a Gun".
Me thinks this is another Ted Kazinski type. Of course, Ted's brother knew for years.
Does James have any siblings?? I don't think anyone has brought it up and I'm not sure why.
That is a presumption that is completely unwarranted - particularly if there is any third-party involvement in this crime.
There are always a large number of false leads in a serious conspiracy crime and innocent people will all too easily be targeted by lynch mobs or vigilantes based on incorrect data. It is probably best if the police keep their working lists confidential for some time to come.
However, a scheduled release of verified information had better be part of the plan for the follow-on investigation into the massacre.
If Obama and Holder can give weapons to Mexican drug cartels, maybe thousands of weapons, knowing full well Mexican, and possibly American citizens would be murdered with them, it would be NO problem for them to pull a stunt like this. Damn sure wouldn’t be ethics preventing it.
You do realize that every case you mentioned was a federal case?
As I understand it, this investigation is led by local law enforcement. Local. Boots on the ground, not in an office in Washington.
Give these guys some credit. I think they can handle it, and better without a nation full of noses in their business.
It took 19 hours to tell the families that their loved ones had been killed.
Remember how well the Jon Benet Ramsey case went?
What is it about that state?
Somebody in OWS black bloc knows who recruited him.
He has a sister.
I saw an interview with a friend of hers imbedded in an article on Breitbart.
the words, Lets roll, which authorities believe was a signal to the other passengers to confront the terrorist hijackers. In one hour, a transformation occurred among the passengers—athletes, business people and parents—from sh...eep to sheepdogs and together they fought the wolves, ultimately saving an unknown number of lives on the ground.
This is what our leaders ought to be telling America instead of the same ole “I’m so sorry for your loss “ crap we hear evey damn stinikin time. We need to instill in our youth and in our Citizens the mental attitude of...ATTACK.
If I were Judge and Jury I would seal Mr. Holmes , in a casket.
They were so busy high fiving and patting themselves on the back about "all they were going through" and their "quick response", that they let the families of the dead hang for 19 hours.
Tell Tom Sullivan about how well they can handle this.
He was BEGGING for news on his son. 19 hours!!!
Very unfortunate this guy didn’t get taken out in the aftermath.
The state will spend 10s of millions on him before it’s done.
“contrary to public interest”
What in the world does that mean?
ATF informant off the leash issue is my swag....
After I thought about all of that, there was a small part of me that wondered if The Theater Shooting may have possibly been manipulated into action in one way or another by the Obama people.
But NOW after reading this I struggle less over the possibility that the Obama people may have again manipulated a crime which resulted in deaths in order to advance their anti-gun agenda.
Is this the quick demolition of the Murrah Building all over again?
Way to feed into the conspiracy, judge!
OK City was the turning point for Clinton if you recall. I can guarantee the WH views this "opportunity" as a turning point.
1st - anything to distract from FF and economy is good
2nd - they will tie the incident to need for more gun control
3rd - they WILL connect it to gun loving Republicans - facts be damned
Don’t worry, it will be unsealed as soon as the U.N. passes, and Obama signs the Small Arms Treaty.
And all those events link to one man: Eric the Red
I thought of Loughner too. Of course that was a federal crime, but they whisked him away from that talkative sheriff in very short order.
I will agree to disagree on the faster presstitutes .... Bad times financially for them.
Part that bother’s me is his lack of “friends”.
Not sure where he learned to build explosives. No military or spook background. No connection to those who used explosives in the military.
Now, his choice of place for this made the need for marksman skills minor issue.
There are still lots of questions:
Unemployed but has money to buy weapons & explosive chemicals?
Acquired explosive skills?
Claimed to be politically neutral? (BS)
Claimed to be agnostic? (BS)
Yes, it smells like a Leftie hiding.
Just a matter of time before the perp is found dead in his cell of “undetermined causes”?
OWS people taking care of their own.
“.......Dont worry, there was an NBC news scroll this morning that said the shooter acted alone.”
Thanks, that’s a relief. I was beginning to worry about things.
This guy will get off on a technicality.
No one can (I doubt it) positively identify him. He was wearing a mask.
Put him in a line up with other red headed dudes. Who will be able to pick him out?
Just because his apartment was booby trapped doesn’t mean he did it.
on and on and on....
I wonder how much he was paid, as well as his mother.
How so? You mean private property law?
Watching NBC Nightly News Sunday, the gun control effort coming out of this may have already fizzled. You could tell NBC’s heart wasn’t in it, polls don’t support it and mostly they just showed the typical blowhards. If this was some kind of operation, they wasted many lives for nothing.
I’ve seen many cases closed like this. This is nothing out of the ordinary. The first thing that went through my mind when I heard it was a movie theater was how in the world did he get in the door when it was locked. Someone had to have opened the door from the inside or Holmes had to have fixed the door prior to going in.
I see you’re awake, care for some coffee?
james has a younger sister. His mother , when initially contacted said, “You have the right person.” What did she know and what did she observe? Did he charge all the guns or ammo on the family’s charge card? But even if she knew or felt concerned, he’s 24 and a “brilliant scientist” Could she and her husband done anything? Probably not. He is of age.
“”contrary to public interest” and “could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.”
“”contrary to public interest” and “could jeopardize the Obama campaign.”
There, fixed it.
heck the law in colorado knows what its doing...look at the quality of the Jon benet Ramsey case
Legally speaking, once information has come into the public record (search warrants, etc), the only way to keep that information from the public is often to have the record sealed. Since Holmes is being arraigned tomorrow, sealing this information is likely the only way to keep it from the public (and thus from any other suspects).
Just waiting for Obama to say something idiotic like "if I had a best friend, he would look like James Holmes".
Coffee's been poured already. Thanks anyways.
He didn’t have tear gas. It was smoke grenades.
Remember kids, the Last thing the Government should do is let its own citizens in on the details of a criminal case.
Tear gas was found in his apartment.
Florida has a “Sunshine Law”I know of no other state that discloses so much before trial. There may be..I just am not aware.
I’ve seen gag orders imposed there on participants..but the message gets out via media suing for info..if nothing else.
Perhaps, and just perhaps that giving that this is still an on-going, very fluid and very high profile investigation, with media interests and requests, no make that demands for minute to minute updates coming in from around the world, the police and DAs would just like to be left alone for a while to finish doing their jobs, to build their case against this guy.
And while I think he probably acted alone, if perchance he didn't, sealing the case for the time being may be done as to not tip others involved that the investigators are on their trail. Im not jumping to conclusions over this just yet.
Columbine was and still is sealed to this day. We still don’t know all the facts in that case.
Create a rukus in one area while you boobie trap another. Sounds kind of like how Obama operates.
Actually, it is not contrary at all, the families of the dead and injured are VERY INTERESTED as well as those who are alive. Did they contact the public? Where is there source of this for this untruth. OWS?
Did he cancel his FL campaign gig and return to DC out of concern their might be a Fast & Furious connection to the weapons?
Is it a coincidence he comes to CO in the same time-frame of the records being sealed?
Never mind --- back to watching Twilight Zone reruns. /sarc