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Posted on 07/23/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by scottjewell
James Holmes makes court appearance in Colorado theater shooting
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People say he has a mental illness. I think he’s on drugs.
Looks like he’ll go for the insanity defense. I wonder if that was part of his plan all along......
That should discourage others!
Wonder what he thinks he has accomplished.
Execcute the piece of crap.
He seems like he is close to passing out. I wonder if they have him on heavy psychotropic drugs? Well, I hope it was worth if for him; certainly was not for his innocent victims.
Not a hell of a lot. And he will have decades to ponder it...
The orange hair must have given him some kind of altered identity boost. Short lived though; he looks like he has come back to reality with a jolt.
He mailed a suspicious package to the University of Colorado, admissions office. It was/is being handled by authorities this morning. (according to people on the scene)
This little parasite just keeps on...It will be a big deal if he did not alert authorities to this after his capture.
Good luck with that insanity defense. He showed a clear thought pattern in planning intricate details, compiling his arsenal and protective gear and executing it. He also trip wired his apartment with lethal explosives.
He demonstrates a clear pattern of rational thought and intent. His mind is clearly wrong, but the records clearly demonstrates that he did not act in a manner consistent with a diagnosis of insanity.
I’m curious to see what the blood toxicology reports show.
He's probably thinking "My handlers said it would never come to this."
Yes, just as with his booby-trapped apartment. He wanted to make a big statement. I wonder what his point is, though?
Makes you sort of wonder about the guys who make it through the program, get their PhDs and MDs, and now practice, until they get short changed by ObamaCare. Something to think about while in that waiting room all alone....
...”People say he has a mental illness. I think hes on drugs.”...
I think he was highly sedated.
They will keep him doped up throughout the trial. They do not want this guy to appear normal.
Guilty by insanity.
Acute schizophrenia is when a previously healthy person, generally a young adult, shows increasingly odd behavior over a fairly short period of time of perhaps a few weeks.
Holmes may fit into the diagnostic pattern of rapid onset.
A noticeable symptom is that cognitive abilities suddenly and severely drop. He was doing very well in school and suddenly his grades plummeted.
Often there is a stress related “trigger” to a violent outburst. Holmes had just broken up with his girlfriend, and was about to be evicted from his university provided apartment, at the end of a 30 day grace period after dropping out of the graduate program.
He was also deeply involved in MMORPG role playing games, like World of Warcraft. While it is unlikely this caused his condition or made it worse, it might have been much easier for his mind to grasp “that reality” in a schizophrenic state. Simpler rules than real life.
Excellent analysis. I think you are probably right on all counts. He had a rapid onset of schizophrenic symptoms and triggers caused a complete psychotic break. If only he had had a period of hospitalization and medication before acting out. It is sad all the way around. He was young and talented and his life is over, and so are the lives of innocent people and children who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
IMO, it’s a ploy similar to mob guy Vincent ‘The Chin’ Gigante.
Just like the sentence Charlie Manson got 40 years ago has made California a safe place to live. Sarc/off
Wonder if they have found a copy of The Catcher in the Rye in his apartment?
Hmmm, interesting. I would bet you that he does have a copy of "[Composite] Dreams From My Father"
Perhaps. But to me he looks like he’s been ingesting controlled substances for some time.
>>Looks like hell go for the insanity defense. I wonder if that was part of his plan all along......<<
I believe you are exactly correct.
Crazy, is a person who thinks he is a frog.
Not crazy, is a person who kills 12 people.
Just curious; what would you say is the difference in a person who enjoys murdering in cold blood in virtual reality and one who carries through with the actual act?
I predict he will not do one day of prison time, but spend the rest of his life in a mental ward.
This guy was not a medical student. He was a neuroscience graduate student. Very different. That's not to say that there are no ‘out there’ M.D.s, but he was not studying medicine.
He could be put in a cell with Charles Manson - the two of them together for the rest of their lives... (or until one of them kills the other) would save a bundle of taxpayer money...
I was watching him on TV a little while ago and it looks to me like he hasn’t had much, if any, sleep since Fri. Something tells me that boy hasn’t been allowed a lot of rest.
It’s possible they’ve sedated him since he was being an arse, spitting on the cops and such.
If everyone in Hollywood wasn't a liberal, I'd say you had a nice little movie there...
He appears to be open to demonic possession: barely in control of his person after 36 chemical-free hours. At his age he should be energetic, something. He’s just a curtain in a window.
Lots of differences.
I’m reminded of a legal argument about pornography, in which someone drew a simple stick figure, with a line for a body, four more lines for arms and legs, and a circle for a head.
As such, quite legal. But then, if you say that the same stick figure is of an underage girl who is naked, it is technically illegal, because it is a “depiction” of a child.
In the case of a violent video game, depictions of murder are just that. Nobody and nothing is murdered, just electrons are rearranged in different patterns on a computer screen, maybe with sound effects.
Take the old computer game of Pac-Man. Would it become violent and grotesque if someone describes the dots the Pac-Man was eating as “babies”, and the “ghosts” as “rapists”?
While a connection has been drawn between a psychopath or sociopath harming real animals when they are young, there has never been any serious evidence that EC comic books, rock and roll music, Warner Brothers cartoons, or video games have any ability to make someone dangerous who was not originally dangerous.
How many copies?
I would have tended to agree with you a decade or so ago. However, the desensitization of society to all manner of violence and perversion seems to have taken its toll on our country and our youth.I’m wondering how far it will go.
The appetite for such fare always demands more and better ( or in this case, worse.
This can lead to some pretty surprising conclusions.
For example, just one thing may be effectively exterminating slave-descended black Americans in the US. It strongly inhibits reproduction during the best years for having children, as well as causing horrifically high abortion rates after pregnancy. Those children that are born it likewise inclines strongly to criminal behavior. And black homicide rates are very high. Added up, it is demographically devastating.
All caused by just one thing: having sex outside of marriage. That’s all it takes to precipitate a disaster.
No need for pornography or violent entertainment. Just forsaking the morality of monogamous marriage. For most people it is amazing how something not just approved of and endorsed in our culture, but actively encouraged, could be so terribly destructive.
To have sex out of marriage, minimal wisdom suggests that birth control should be used. For black women, long term birth control is preferred, slashing six month long blocks from the (effectively) only 20 year window for reproduction.
Those women who do get pregnant commonly get abortions. 38,000 black women each year in NYC alone. Planned Parenthood specifically targets them to kill their children.
70% of those children allowed to be born are illegitimate. And statistics show that illegitimate children are 60% more likely to become criminal offenders. A child of a married couple, raised by both, is on a “success” track in life. Those raised by one parent are by default, in a “survival” track. Criminality is survival.
And such children are often homicidal of other blacks, and often victims of homicide by their black peers.
National demographics conceal the decline of slave descended blacks by adding ever increasing numbers of immigrant blacks. Even the immigrants are aware of the bad culture of s-d blacks and avoid it. One such immigrant black referred to s-d blacks as “living as animals”.
But my point is that, in all of this, pornography and violent entertainment are not needed. If they deserve credit, it is for further encouraging self destructive behavior. Making a bad situation worse.
I must agee with what you have said. But with the increasing promiscuity in the American White population, how long can it be before ancestry will be untraceable and unknowable, leading to the gross effects of inbreeding.
God’s laws are indeed for our benefit. We, as a nation have probably fast tracked our downfall by allowing them to be ignored. That is the fatal flaw in this “Great Experiment.”