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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 - - 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    ... 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.
  • Why Governor Calls Shooter 'Suspect A'

    07/24/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Transcript of Obamas Remarks in Aurora, Colo. [Obama sure talks about himself a lot]

    07/23/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Barack Obama
    I want I think I described I come I do I think I had I confessed I also tried to I also had a chance to I also had a chance, fortunately I just I want I had I think I saw I had I also I walked I dont I hadnt I wanted I just I know I hope I hope
  • AP Source: Assault rifle jammed in Colo. attack

    07/22/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and MEAD GRUVER | Associated Press 7 hrs ago
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) The semiautomatic assault rifle used by the gunman in a mass shooting at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie jammed during the attack, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press, which forced the shooter to switch to another gun with less fire power.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to in order to discuss the investigation, said the disabled weapon had a high-capacity ammunition magazine. Police have said that a 100-round drum magazine was recovered at the scene and that such a device would be able to fire 50 to 60...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting: Three heroes died in Aurora taking bullets for their girlfriends

    07/22/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 21 July 12 | Judith Crosson , Kerry Wills and Bill Hutchinson
    Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them. In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery. Blunks girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinns girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives. Hes a hero, and hell never be...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of todays theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • Mexico Urges U.S. to Review Gun Laws After Colorado Shooting (GRRR!)

    07/21/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-21-2012 | John Hill
    Oh no they didn't---MEXICO is trying to lecture US about VIOLENCE? Seriously? Calif. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly summed it up well: "Nothing ceases to amaze me. This is outrageous that the failed nation of Mexico would dare lecture the United States -- Mexico, where gun ownership by citizens is illegal, but gun violence is at epidemic proportions with the Drug Cartels slaugthering 60K people in the past 4 years. For the number of guns in this country, we are a remarkably peaceful people...." Yet more hypocrisy from Calderon - who also called our border fence racist, and then built one of...
  • Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated

    CBS News) AURORA, Colo. - Bomb technicians were successful in deactivating an explosive device installed in the apartment of the Aurora shooting suspect apartment. A law enforcement official, citing the ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press and said officers disarmed one explosive with a "water shot" - a device that emits a shock wave and water, Officers are evaluating a second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera. Earlier Saturday, bomb experts executed a controlled detonation of a triggering device in the apartment.
  • Exclusive: Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC

    07/20/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...
  • James Holmes - Cops Investigating Sex Site Profile

    07/20/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 20, 2012 | TMZ Staff
    A man claiming to be James Holmes created a profile on a popular sex website just days before "The Dark Knight Rises" massacre ... in which he described his penis as "short/average" ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ investigators are now looking at the site to determine its authenticity. "Holmes" created the profile on July 5 -- and included a picture of himself with reddish, orange hair ... just as officials in Aurora, CO said he looked when he was apprehended Friday morning. "Holmes" -- who used the screen name classicjimbo -- included a cryptic message on the...
  • Colo. shooter purchased guns legally from 3 different stores

    07/20/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 20, 2012 | ByMichelle Castillo
    CBS News) More information about the firearms used in the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo. during the midnight "Dark Knight Rises" screening has come to light. A law enforcement source close to the investigation told CBS News that all the guns were purchased within the last six months, which is considered a "short time to the crime." The guns were all purchased legally between May 22 and July 6 at three Colorado gun stores. James Holmes purchased a Smith and Wesson .233 high powered semi-automatic rifle at Gander Mountain gun store in Thornton, Colo, according to the law enforcement source....
  • FBI stats show more guns, less crime (Don't believe the gun control nonsense)

    07/20/2012 10:16:05 AM PDT · by reasonisfaith · 9 replies
    United Liberty ^ | June 20, 2012 | Jason Pye
    With two significant court victories in the last four years in the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment has received renewed interest as fundmental civil liberty. Though the Obama Administration and some Democrats in Congress still want to curtail this basic right to appeal to core constituencies, new FBI statistics show that, even though gun ownership is on the rise, crime is down:
  • Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)

    07/20/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/20/2012 | BY LANA ZAK
    A young couple who'd recently moved from New Mexico and were attending the Aurora, Colo., midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" with their children said they had planned to sit in the front row by the exit in which a gunman entered and allegedly killed at least 12 people. "Where the gunman came in, we were going to sit right there," Jamie Rohrs, 25, told ABC News today. "God was definitely with us and watching over us." Rohrs said that before the movie started, he and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta, also 25, opted for seats in the second-floor balcony....
  • Obama orders flags at half mast

    07/20/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    poltico44 ^ | 7/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In a Friday proclamation, President Obama ordered the flags on public buildings flown at half mast in honor of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo "as a mark of respect." The order applies to the "White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in
  • Few hints of alleged shooters past

    07/20/2012 1:21:10 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | 07/20/2012 | Mariano Castillo
    . . . . It turns out that Holmes, who has roots in San Diego, was student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. He was in the process of withdrawing at the time of the shooting, university officials said. He was a doctoral student in the neuroscience program. A college syllabus that lists Holmes as a student shows that he may have taken a class in which he studied topics as diverse as substance abuse, schizophrenia, depression and other disorders. . . . .
  • Obama to attend White House meeting about shooting

    07/20/2012 2:29:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 88 replies
    politico ^ | 7/20/12 | politico44
    The president arrived at Joint Base Andrews at 1:30 p.m. and headed for the White House where he is expected to meet immediately with top administration officials about the Colorado shootings. Press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president that attendees will include
  • Shooting suspect from San Diego

    07/20/2012 2:34:02 PM PDT · by South40 · 50 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/20/2012 | Aaron Burgin, Kristina Davis and Pauline Repard
    SAN DIEGO A 24-year-old man suspected of firing into a crowded Colorado movie theater late Thursday, killing at least 12 and wounding 59 others, graduated from Westview High School in San Diego, near the Rancho Peasquitos home where his parents still live. Suspected shooter James Holmes graduated from the high schools inaugural class in Torrey Highlands in 2006, then earned a bachelors degree in neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside, school officials said. Holmes enrolled at the University of Colorado Medical School as a neuroscience graduate student in June 2011 but voluntarily left the program last month...
  • Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of Dark Knight Rises Screenings

    07/20/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 148 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 20, 2012 | Sharon Waxman
    Warner Bros., the studio releasing The Dark Knight Rises, is considering whether to cancel screenings across the country after a massacre took place at a midnight screening in Colorado that left 12 moviegoers dead in the early hours of Friday. Executives at the Hollywood studio were gathered at the Burbank offices from the middle of the night, struggling with whether to alter roll-out plans for the second-biggest release in movie history. An executive told TheWrap that Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains....
  • Colorado killer, James Holmes, ties to academia

    07/20/2012 12:44:04 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 27 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/20/2012 | Moneyrunner
    A young man who recently dropped out of the University of Colorado is the deranged killer of a dozen people in a movie theater in Colorado early this morning. It is unclear at this point if he was motivated by President Obama's campaign rhetoric to hit back twice as hard, the poisonous atmosphere of ideological Leftism that influences university students, was a member of the Occupy movement or if he simply didn't like another Batman movie. One thing we know for sure, despite the desire of George Stephanopolis and Brain Ross of ABC News to blame the Tea Party, The...
  • Kelly: Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Suspect Claimed To Be Batman Nemesis The Joker

    07/20/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    CBS New York/AP ^ | July 20, 2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the gunman suspected of attacking a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado resembled Batmans arch-villain The Joker at the time of the shocking attack. We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was The Joker, obviously the enemy of Batman, Kelly said at a news conference after noon.
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, July 20, 2012

    07/20/2012 9:55:39 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 96 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/20/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Aurora 'Dark Knight' Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes

    07/20/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 326 replies
    The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities.
  • Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead(James Holmes,24)

    07/20/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 88 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 7/20/12 | CLAYTON SANDELL (@Clayton_Sandell) and KEVIN DOLAK
    A lone gunman burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50, police said. James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora, was apprehended at the scene clad in a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet. Witnesses said Holmes crashed into the movie theater from an emergency exit door at the front of the auditorium, setting off a smoke bomb and then shooting off dozens of rounds from multiple firearms, police told ABC News.
  • Fox: CO shooter has no firearms or hunting licenses, no military experience

    07/20/2012 10:05:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies
    Fox News Channel (live) | 7/20/12
    Sad news for Liberals. Shooter's apartment "massively" booby-trapped; police cannot enter at this point.
  • Obama Prays For CO Victims: "What If Malia And Sasha Had Been At The Theater?"

    07/20/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2012
    "Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another," President Obama said about the shooting in a Colorado movie theater. "It's what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose. That's what matters. At the end of the day, what we'll remember will be those we loved and what we did for others. That's why we're here. I'm sure that many of you who are parents here have the same reaction that I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies....
  • ABC News apologizes for 'incorrect' Tea party report

    07/20/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 172 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    <p>ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an "incorrect" report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.</p> <p>"An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect," ABC News said in a statement. "ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted."</p>
  • Apartment of James Holmes is booby-trapped

    07/20/2012 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 20, 2012 | Emine Sinmaz
    Police say apartment of lone wolf killer James Holmes, 24, is booby-trapped as his mother says 'you've got the right man' By EMINE SINMAZ PUBLISHED: 08:18 EST, 20 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:35 EST, 20 July 2012 Police have evacuated the area surrounding the apartment of the man suspected of shooting dead at least 12 people and wounding 50 others during a late-night screening of the new Batman movie as they reveal his home is booby-trapped. James Holmes, 24, told officers he had explosives stored at his apartment when he was arrested after opening fire at random at the mall...
  • 'Batman' Massacre - 1st Photo of Shooter James Holmes

    07/20/2012 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 396 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 20, 2012
    Here is the first photo of "Dark Knight" theater shooter James Holmes.
  • White House: No apparent ties between Colorado shooting and terrorism

    07/20/2012 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The White House said Friday that it had no evidence of ties between the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and organized terrorism. "This is a local law enforcement investigation at this point, and what we can say is that we do not believe at this point that there is an apparent nexus to terrorism," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. Obama, who was cutting short a campaign swing through Florida in response to the shooting, received his first briefing on the incident from Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan at 5:26 a.m. A few hours later,...
  • Movie theater rampage shakes up campaign

    07/20/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2012
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney altered their campaign schedules to address the killings.
  • Obama campaign pulls attack ads after Colorado shooting

    07/20/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is pulling down its attacks ads against Mitt Romney in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a spokeswoman says. "We have asked affiliates to pull down our contrast advertising for the time being," Jen Psaki told reporters, according to a pool report from the Washington Post's David Nakamura, traveling with Obama on a campaign swing through Florida. "It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort."
  • Exclusive: Contra ABC News, Dark Knight Shooting Suspect James Holmes Could Be Registered Democrat

    07/20/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 238 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    James Holmes, the suspect arrested in connection with the mass shootings at a screening of the new Batman movie early this morning in Aurora, CO, could be a registered Democrat, according to documents obtained by Breitbart News. Earlier, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos speculated on Good Morning America that Holmes was a Tea Party member, based solely on a name appearing on a Tea Party website. The James Holmes for whom Breitbart News has obtained documentation is 25 years old (the suspect has been reported as 24 years old). He has links to addresses in both Colorado and...