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Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 02:24:02 Reply

Many of us are aware of the shocking, horrific tragedy that took place at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012. During the premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, a man wearing a bullet-proof vest opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns. Beforehand, he threw two canisters of tear gas in the crowd, causing irritation to the audience, while people initially thought it was party gas and that it was part of the show, before quickly realizing this was a serious crisis. The gunman, believed to be San Diego native Holmes, who moved to Colorado the year before the shooting, relocated to the Denver area to attend University of Colorado at Denver to pursue in a Ph.D. for neuroscience. Holmes was accepted into University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but was rejected from University of Michigan and University of Iowa. He was not uneducated by any means obviously, as he was a valedictorian of his class at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego.

In all, his acts of evil claimed the lives of twelve innocent people, and 58 other people were injured, some of them critically, who will have to struggle to pay their hospital bills, and will have to live with their injuries. However, it is not only the physical pain they will have to endure for the rest of their lives, but most of all the traumatic shock of witnessing that horrible act of violence and seeing their relatives, friends, or other people getting blown. It was disgusting and truly sickening.

It was the worst mass shooting in US history. 70 people were shot, either fatally or wounded. While its death toll was lower than other tragedies at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, and other awful episodes that happened at a McDonald's in San Diego (21), a restaurant in Texas (22), University of Texas at Austin (16) , and an immigration center in Binghamton, New York (13), there were more casualties overall and more people were affected by these disgusting events.

America reacted. America was shocked. The whole world was in pain. Hans Zimmer, who composed music for some Batman films, composed a piece entitled "Aurora" in memory of the victims.

What drove James Holmes to do this? A bright 24-year-old who was living in an apartment in a low-income part of Aurora, who also came from an affluent family who helped support his life financially and emotionally? Did he do it for attention?

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 02:25:12 Reply

At 12/23/12 02:24 AM, JamesHolmesWhy wrote: The whole world was in pain.

No they weren't.

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 02:25:16 Reply

What drove James Holmes to do this? A bright 24-year-old who was living in an apartment in a low-income part of Aurora, who also came from an affluent family who helped support his life financially and emotionally? Did he do it for attention?

he did it 'cause yolo


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:02:19 Reply

At 12/23/12 02:25 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 12/23/12 02:24 AM, JamesHolmesWhy wrote: The whole world was in pain.
No they weren't.

I, certainly, wasn't. This shit happens all the time.

At 12/23/12 02:24 AM, JamesHolmesWhy wrote: Many of us are aware of the shocking, horrific tragedy

Calm down.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:17:24 Reply

He did it because he was nuttier than a squirrel on steroids.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:31:45 Reply

First movie theaters

NOW kindergartens!

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:35:35 Reply

Well, my theory, is that a million and one things probably pissed him off during the course of a few months to several years, then one of those million and one things causes him to snap, somehow becoming angry enough to justify killing innocent people?

But the fact that he moved to Colorado and committed the shooting there begs the question, did he perhaps move to the state in order to gain easier access to fire arms? It's hard to determine if the crime was premeditated to that degree, however the possibility can't be ignored considering his academic background. Perhaps he snapped long ago, and decided that he was going to show the world his version of pain.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:50:23 Reply

I have no idea. He was on his way to becoming a neurological researcher (I think?) with a good salary.

It may be a number of things that accumulated over time with one thing that made him snap. Didn't he get refused a position at a university?

Maybe he has a tumour or weird problem that changed him adversely (which would explain why he suddenly stopped doing good at his education and acting weirder and weirder) though I kind of doubt it. It would be fucking retarded to rule that out though which is what his legal opponents are probably trying to do.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 03:57:50 Reply

Or perhaps he discovered something about the brain in his studies that enlightened him to something about the world, and he felt he had to kill people as part of fulfilling what was right in his mind?


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 04:17:23 Reply

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 04:21:45 Reply

James Holmes was just a crip ass nigguh.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 04:29:11 Reply

Did you ever notice how the guy in court looked nothing like James?

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 04:50:21 Reply

MK Ultra made him do it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 05:11:47 Reply

At 12/23/12 04:29 AM, Jeffyx wrote: Did you ever notice how the guy in court looked nothing like James?

People are still pulling this card?

His hair's longer, he obviously died it, same hair consistency, same facial hair patterns, same eyebrows, same mouth, his smile on the picture of the left is what's shaping his eye, nose, and obviously mouth in that way.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 07:40:19 Reply

For lulz to be had.

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 07:48:33 Reply

Do you work in the American media? Because you would be fantastic at selling bullshit.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 08:01:33 Reply

Somebody posted a list of "unknown facts" that where not made public, or at least not brought up till recently about the whole situation that makes me wonder.

He definitely wasn't the only person behind all that


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 12:55:29 Reply

At 12/23/12 04:29 AM, Jeffyx wrote: Did you ever notice how the guy in court looked nothing like James?

It's called "making a different face". Are you really that dumb?


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-23 13:12:03 Reply

Well, somebody has got to do it?


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:16:30 Reply

At 12/23/12 04:29 AM, Jeffyx wrote: Did you ever notice how the guy in court looked nothing like James?

Did you ever noticed that you're a fucking moron?

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:31:33 Reply

At 12/24/12 01:16 AM, Fullmetalnoob wrote:
At 12/23/12 04:29 AM, Jeffyx wrote: Did you ever notice how the guy in court looked nothing like James?
Did you ever noticed that you're a fucking moron?

Yes, I've noticed it before.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:35:13 Reply

At 12/23/12 07:48 AM, The-Great-One wrote: Do you work in the American media? Because you would be fantastic at selling bullshit.

He may be a liberal arts major...


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:38:07 Reply

He did it so that people like you would make threads like this. Whatever your intentions might be, dwelling on the killer's identity and motives and fetishistically tallying up his body count only serve to give him exactly the kind of attention and public image he wanted and encourage other potential shooters to follow his example.

This video from 2009 excellently encapsulates the problem. The news media are unfortunately too concerned with their ratings to actually heed these warnings and stop their sensationalistic coverage of these events, so at the very least let's not perpetuate it ourselves.


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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:41:14 Reply

The chemicals coursing through his brain were out of balance.

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Response to Why Did James Holmes Do It? 2012-12-24 01:41:19 Reply

At 12/24/12 01:35 AM, TruBluFoxx wrote:
At 12/23/12 07:48 AM, The-Great-One wrote: Do you work in the American media? Because you would be fantastic at selling bullshit.
He may be a liberal arts major...

Please, elaborate.


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