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  • Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement

    07/23/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son. "This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked...
  • Heroes in Aurora

    07/24/2012 7:07:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 24, 2012 | Bruce Bawer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Heroes in AuroraPosted By Bruce Bawer On July 24, 2012 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Three episodes from recent European history: In 2007, the nationally known Swedish politician Anna Lindh was gunned down in a Stockholm shopping mall by a gunman who then fled the scene.  The place was busy.  Several people observed the crime.  But it didn’t occur to anybody to tackle the killer, and nobody rushed to stop him.The next year, on Queen’s Day in Amsterdam, a male model taking part in an outdoor fashion show just off...
  • James Holmes' psychiatrist warned he may pose threat

    04/05/2013 3:55:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 4, 2013 | Jenny Deam
    Unsealed documents in the Colorado theater shooting case reveal that the suspect told his university psychiatrist a month before the attack that he was having homicidal thoughts. CENTENNIAL, Colo. About a month before the Aurora movie theater rampage left 12 dead and at least 70 injured in July, James E. Holmes told a psychiatrist he was having homicidal thoughts and she concluded he could pose a danger to the public, according to documents released Thursday... --snip-- Along with chemicals used for explosives, rounds of ammunition, pistol cases and paper targets, police seized movie posters, video games, apartment lease papers,...
  • Good Sense and Gun Control

    01/22/2013 11:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit. Then it was discovered that a single driver was to blame. Every day on his drive to work, this commuter would plant himself in the left lane and set his cruise control to 55 mph, the posted speed limit, forcing those behind him to merge right, and you can imagine the effects. To his credit, this driver came forward in a letter to the editor of...
  • Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

    01/05/2013 12:32:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/13
    A gunman killed three people before police shot him dead Saturday in a shooting at a house in the Colorado town of Aurora, the same town that played host to a massacre at a cinema last year, police said. NBC television's local affiliate KUSA cited police as saying that one survivor escaped from the house, where an "armed and dangerous" man had earlier barricaded himself inside with hostages, AFP reported. "The barricade situation is resolved. The suspect is dead. There were also three other victims found dead inside," the Aurora Police Department announced on its official Twitter account. Aurora made...
  • Aurora, Colorado, Possible Hostage Situation

    01/05/2013 8:35:33 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 28 replies
    As many as 40 officers, including SWAT teams and hostage negotiators, were on scene at the home in Aurora, Colorado, on Saturday, January 5. An armed and dangerous man was holed up inside a suburban Denver home early Saturday, possibly with as many as three hostages, police said.
  • Colorado shooting victims still waiting to see donations

    09/16/2012 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jenny Deam
    .......There have been two tragedies in Aurora. The first was the theater shooting. The second is how the victims have been treated by the powers that be," said Tom Teves, the father of Alex Teves, who was killed in the rampage at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Teves has emerged as a spokesman for a group of victims of the attack that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. On Aug. 28, Teves and 17 other family members and victims crowded onto a tiny stage at an Aurora meeting hall for the first time to ask about the...
  • Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness: lawyer (Big Surprise)

    08/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/2012 | Keith Coffman
    Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, his defense attorney said in court on Thursday. Holmes, who is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the suburb of Aurora, was present in a hearing in which a judge weighed a request by 20 media organizations to unseal documents related to his case. During the hearing, Holmes' public defender, Daniel King, repeatedly made references to his client's...
  • Obama Administration To Increase Fast & Furious After Aurora Shootings

    07/31/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/27/2012 | Staff
    The Obama Administration: Where Irony Goes To Die The only saving grace of having a president devoid of principles, experience, or class is that he and his sycophants, when under pressure, routinely push forward statements and ideas that are so bizarre as to be unbelievable outside a very low-brow comedy routine. For instance. Having suffered through 40 months of economic mismanagement unlike anything weve experienced since FDR, were told by the president, with no apparent sense of irony, that the private sector is doing fine and it is the government sector, that sector which is loss center on the national...
  • Miscarriage won't affect charges in Colo. shooting

    07/29/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    DENVER (AP) -- A former prosecutor says the man suspected of shooting and killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a Colorado theater won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the victims who was critically injured suffered a miscarriage.
  • OReilly Is OReally in Left Field on the Guns and Ammo Issue

    07/29/2012 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    This year will go down in history. For the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future. Adolf Hitler, 1935When I shout at the TV its usually because of one of these three reasons: 1. Noticing that Bob Beckel has just dyed his hair a shade of ginger that Carrot Top would eschew. What shade is that, man? Clairols Rusted Barn Pipe especially blended for the sassy progressive? 2. Seeing Roseanne Barr on the tube braying her insanity, on any...
  • Woman seriously injured in CO shooting miscarries

    07/28/2012 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2012
    DENVER (AP) - A woman who was critically wounded in the Colorado theater shooting that left dead her 6-year-old daughter has suffered a miscarriage. The family of Ashley Moser said in a statement Saturday that she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage.
  • The Lessons Of Aurora

    07/26/2012 11:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    This is not a good week to be a journalist. Watching the massive 24/7 coverage of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., coverage that will only serve to inspire some future twisted male mind to seek infamy -- to die hated but not unnoticed -- one cannot help but be disgusted. As journalists, it's understood to be our duty to do things like call up a mother in San Diego to inform her that her son killed 12 people, all so we can then report endlessly on what her cryptic response means or did not mean. Airtime must be filled; an...
  • Alleged gunman a 'quiet and easy-going' neurosciences drop-out

    07/25/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 7/20/12
    MSNBC reports that public records show Holmes lived with two roommates at the apartment, which is reserved for students, faculty and staff from the medical campus.
  • Retailer who sold to Holmes getting backlash

    07/24/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 29 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | JIM SALTER
    ... TacticalGear.com filled an order received on July 2 from Holmes, who allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora, Colo., theater on Friday, killing 12 people. Holmes paid $306.79 for an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife. Chief Executive Officer Chad Weinman said despite its name, the urban assault vest is not bulletproof, but is simply a vest made for carrying accessories. ...
  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/
  • Why Governor Calls Shooter 'Suspect A'

    07/24/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had the right idea when he refused to utter the suspected gunman's name in the Aurora multiplex theater shootings, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Instead of naming the alleged killer, Hickenlooper referred to him only as "Suspect A." At a prayer vigil Sunday, Hickenlooper read the names of each of the 12 people killed in the incident. After each name, the crowd repeated the refrain, "We will remember." "We want to focus on the victims, survivors and first responders," the governor's spokesman, Eric Brown, explained, "not the killer." Victim Jessica Ghawi's brother Jordan was...
  • Missing the Point About Aurora

    07/24/2012 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Public discussion and debate about the Aurora, Colo., horror has missed the point. With numbing predictability, liberal opinion leaders in the press have focused on gun laws as the potential solution for such atrocities, while conservatives have responded that maniacs will find ways to kill people and therefore, nothing can be done about rampage shootings. Others have speculated that our excessively violent entertainments are tipping borderline types into spasms of real violence. I'm no fan of degraded entertainment, yet I suspect that saturation media coverage of these events is probably more culpable. But surely a more fruitful avenue of inquiry...
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • Aurora Shooting: Schultz Sub Dyson Manages To Play Race Card

    07/23/2012 8:58:20 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the political angles that might be played in connection with the Aurora theater shooting, surely racism would be a card too far, right? Wrong. Subbing for Ed Schultz on MSNBC tonight, Michael Eric Dyson managed to suggest that James Holmes would have attracted the attention of the authorities earlier had he been, yup, "a Muslim or another minority." Until he twisted her arm, it was too much even for Dyson's super-lib guest, Illinois congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. View the video here.