Massacre in CO theater: 71 shot, 12 dead

UPDATE:

Police just released the identity of the suspect gunman as a “white” man, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora. Here’s his pic:
Originally from San Diego, Holmes had withdrawn from the Ph.D. program in neuroscience at the University of Colorado-Denver last month. He had his hair dyed red and referred to himself as The Joker to police. His apartment is said to be booby-trapped with a “sophisticated” maze of flammable devices. It could take hours or days for authorities to disarm it. Five nearby buildings have been evacuated. Police said Holmes had no criminal record in the state.

A midnight premier screening of the third Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” in a Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado, became a real-life massacre when a man set off a smoke grenade and started shooting, killing 12 and injuring 58 people.
Aurora is a suburb less than 10 miles east of downtown Denver. More than 250 police officers from across the Denver metro area, as well as emergency crews from several cities are on the scene.
The killer is described by eyewitnesses as a black-clad 6-foot-tall man wearing a gas mask and bullet-proof vest, and armed with gun and rifle. The police chief said there’s no evidence of additional shooters.
The suspect was apprehended in the rear parking lot of the theater. Police said he did not resist arrest. He made a statement to police about possible explosives at his home, so an apartment building in north Aurora has been evacuated.
The Denver Post says he’s 24 years old.
Witnesses said the gunman kicked in an emergency exit door and threw a smoke bomb into the darkened Theater 8, before opening fire. The bullets pierced a nearby theater and injured movie-goers in that theater. Salina Jordan, 19, who was in Theater 8, told the Post she saw one girl struck in the cheek and others in the stomach, including a girl who looked to be around 9 years old.
A bulletin was issued to other police agencies throughout the metro area warning them of similar incidences in theaters near their jurisdictions.
Sources: WPTV.com, NBCnews.com, CNN.com
~Eowyn

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TrailDust
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Another, American sounding, name is being put forth by the news agencies. We’ll have to wait to find out more.

BritCapitalist
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BritCapitalist

Huffington Post: “Federal law enforcement officials identified the suspect as James Holmes, a 24-year-old American”.
Surprise!! I don’t think we will see much of Muhammad Alam in the state controlled media.

Mark Wilbur
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Probably another false flag event . Diane Sawyer & media darlings rush in with a giant movie-atmosphere coverage and distract everyone for the next two weeks until they set up the big one.. the big event at the Olympics. The New World Order sickos are quickeing up the pace of their attacks on humanity in order to usher in their plans, being exposed over and over the Bilderbergers are in this over their heads now, after 9/11 fully committed to globaly tyranny, they have only one course forward and its full on press, stepping up their false flag state sponsored… Read more »

DCG
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You don’t need to be military/cop to buy/operate these weapons. I shoot/operate many weapons – an AR-15, .30-06. Glocks, revolvers, shotguns, and semi-autos. In my state you can purchase these weapons and easily learn how to use them at a gun range.
Yes he is a suspect, one that stood open for police to arrest. And at 24 years old, he’s hardly a kid anymore. There are plenty of witnesses to nab this guy.

TrailDust
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I agree it’s only a matter of hours before the gun control Nazis pick up the ball and make their own assault on the 2nd amendment. (conveniently ignoring the fact that a grandmother with a hand gun could have stopped this right after the first shot was fired)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Right in time for the UN Light Arms Treaty…

Dave
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Dave

Brian Ross at ABC is already trying to connect this goon to the Colorado Tea Party.
I think it is time that Tea Party organizations all over America banded together and started suing the s**t out of the communist media outlets that constantly try to tie them to whacked-out, nut-job shooters.
Chances are they will not prevail in the end, but the legal fees would hit these lying propagandist pukes right square in the wallet.
And I would like to see Brian Ross and ABC sued to the point Ross loses his home and winds up in the street.
-Dave

TrailDust
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So it took the main stream media less than 9 hours from the time the atrocity was committed to begin trying to capitalize on it.

BritCapitalist
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BritCapitalist

Two quick observations as this tragedy unfolds: 1. Google the main key words: century 16 movie theater aurora shooting and you will see a total absence of conservative media coverage – at least on the first two pages, didn’t check further; only the MSM appear. 2. “Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste” comes to mind as the POS drops everything for this calamity and returns to the WH. Why? You would hope it is pure compassion but I suspect the Hollywood/Young Victims connection and opportunity to blame all this on the Tea Party, et al, is too irresistible… Read more »

TrailDust
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If the shooter starts to talk, you can be certain his words will bear no resemblance to anything conservative.

TrailDust
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The Jack Baur way. In the case of a guy who just committed mass murder, I wouldn’t be too troubled about it.

Christine A Hall
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As I slept off and on this morning, (early) I heard Fox bring up the sad connection to Columbine, NOT as a “reason”, but to commiserate w/ the rescue community. And hey, if he has/had TN plates, why are they screaming about San Diego?? (present/past tense given because of the news cycle and what they’re reporting now, which I haven’t heard lately about this.) ooh, now we’re up to 4 weapons and “buckets and buckets” of ammo in the house. Cripes. THAT’S what they’ll go after to control, the guns create too much of a fight. Ppl, except the mist… Read more »

Christine A Hall
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OMG, now the police are saying his apartment is booby-trapped!! And all the neighbors are evacuated and they say it might be days! (Might be hours too, the cops did say that.) Wow……. smh Ppl fuss me or laugh at me when I talk to them about BOBags. “We don’t get natural disasters here”, (yet we have MORE miles of interstate and train tracks that trucks can crash, or trains derail), but I’m betting those folks in CO are SUUUURE gonna wish they had more than their keys and their PJ’s! Take it seriously folks! (Like I have to say… Read more »

moxielouise
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Skippy’s not going to let a good crisis go to waste…already campaigning on it. Remember how long it took him to even MENTION the Fort Hood victims of “workplace violence”? But then, he had already won at that point. Sick.

Josh
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This is why I feel more people should carry firearms. More people should exercise their rights and carry a weapon not only for their protection, but for the protection of others. I feel sad for the families of the effected, but out of over 60 people, if just one person was carrying a firearm, this man may have been stopped before any real damage could have been done..

DCG
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Yep, if someone was packing they might have been able to stop this guy. Just so sad…

dan
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dan

I don’t know too many tea-partiers that are out after 10:00 PM…
some folks have to work for a living.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Plenty of left/liberals out though… just like Occupy Wall Street.

Christine A Hall
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And the retraction will be, even tho we’re talking TV, somewhere in small print on page 7. The belief STILL exists that the guy who shot Ms Giffords was a “deranged conservative loonie”. The alphabets, as you so aptly call them, won’t do anything to change any beliefs away from that idea, or that the same “loonie conservatives” did this. Makes me sick.

Miranda
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This movie trilogy seems to be surrounded in evil! I love Batman but after Heath Ledger’s death and now this….No way will I be seeing this 3rd movie NOW!
Prayers to all of the families! Our thoughts are for sure with you all!

sparrow59
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sparrow59

Alex Jones convinced psy-ops, false flag because of UN vote on gun bans. I’m inclined to believe it!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A “Reichtag fire” when they need one for a “national emergency” to “postpone” the election? (Not that with Al Sharpton and faithful rioting and burning things when George Zimmerman get acquitted they’d need it… )

moxielouise
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After hearing how prepared this guy was it would have been hard for an armed citizen to take him down…he was covered from head to toe. Even had a throat protector, for Pete’s sake! How do you deal with that???

DCG
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A throat protector? Wow, he was prepared. He was on a mission, for sure.

moxielouise
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Hardnox, next time I go to the movies would you go with me? I’ll buy you a popcorn…

BritCapitalist
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BritCapitalist

Where did he get his training? D.I.Y?

moxielouise
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Interesting fact possibly unrelated:
Ramadan began in the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2012.

moxielouise
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I guess self defense is a moot point. I just got an email from gun lobbyists saying the theater prohibited weapons. Guess that didn’t deter the shooter.

DCG
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Like a criminal is going to obey any laws…silly people. I’d still conceal carry or just not go there. Heck, I haven’t been to a movie in ages – hate giving libs my money 🙂

LTG
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CBS news reports the attack in a movie theater mimics a crime depicted in a 1986 Batman comic book.
https://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/07/20/did-batman-comic-book-inspire-aurora-theater-shooting/

moxielouise
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Now there’s a supposed OWS connection.
https://blog.doodooecon.com/2012/07/former-occupy-san-diego-member-attacks.html
No wonder I have such a love/hate relationship with the internet! Truth, please???

sparrow59
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sparrow59

I heard he was a member of black block, some kind of Occupy thing.

Steve
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Steve

Youre all a bunch of nut cases! For what purpose does ANYONE need such weapons?? If I HAVE to register my car and have insurance why shouldnt gun owners? Of course it slips past all of you Teabaggers that more Americans die from home owned weapons than criminals… little Tommy playing with moms gun DEAD. Mrs Jones wants to leave her husband, SHOT DEAD. Daddy is so upset mommy left with the kids.. ALL OF THEM SHOT DEAD. Americans are gun happy perverts who cringe at the sight of a woman naturally breast feeding her new born, but go slap… Read more »

DCG
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Not a question of need. Read the Second Amendment.
More Americans die from home-owned weapons than criminals? Proof please. Does that mean you want to take away all our knives and baseballs bats too?
My guns, and everyone else I know that owns a gun, have killed less people than Teddy did.
You’re not a liberal? Considering you called us nut cases and Teabaggers, I would beg to differ. You sure do know their language…

DCG
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And you really believe that criminals are going to abide by the laws and register their guns? And then magically not use them to commit any crimes? Are you nuts?

DCG
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And you don’t HAVE to register your car and have insurance. Sure it’s a requirement, but not all abide by those STATE laws.
Suggest you educate yourself on the difference between state and federal laws and rights.

moxielouise
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Gun control defined: The theory that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, theft, and murder will obey a law which prohibits them from owning a firearm.                –Unknown

Steven Broiles
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Steven Broiles

I’m a night owl, so I was up all night last night, and I heard it as it was reported—about three hours late in New York City. As of 6:26 a.m., not one word on Drudge. As of 7:26 a.m., not one word on WOR-710 a.m. as to the suspect’s name, or, any word as to whether he was a Muslim terrorist. Let me look at this crime against humanity—that is precisely what this goon pulled off–from a moral, and not sociological, perspective. First, in primacy of importance, this event was an ATROCITY: Where is our sense of outrage? Where… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

What happened to the original video showing the reporting of the name Mohammad Alam? Do you still have the link?

Kathy
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Kathy

Or is there a coverup in process???? I almost made a screen shot of it when I first saw it. I wish I had now. The video even listed the names of the people who supposedly reported this.

Dan
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Dan

Why are they saying his name is “james eagan holmes” when Intellius reports that his name is “james c holmes”?
https://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&formname=name&qf=jAMES&qmi=e&qn=Holmes&qcs=AURORA%2C+CO&focusfirst=1