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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    Since the majority of these terrorist attacks in the US are committed by white males, why assume Jihad? Islamophobia?
    We should never assume anything. White fascists are the most likely to commit these types of terrorist attacks (which technically this could be described as one) But there are so many that are also committed by Islamic groups. The failed NYC bombing. The black father son DC sniper attacks...

    Most likely yes, that a white fascist would commit mass murder on innocents in a public place of work or entertainmet, but not so likely that others who are not are like a needle in a haystack.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Somebody posting as Jamesholmes154.. said he was going to shoot up a theater.
    Problem with that is, how do you know that's what he's actually saying he's going to do, or if it's just hyperbole out of frustration? There's more too it than that.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Problem with that is, how do you know that's what he's actually saying he's going to do, or if it's just hyperbole out of frustration? There's more too it than that.
    No way of knowing..

    Still.. a guy drops out of school.. Somebody must have noticed he was troubled.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    I have a fifty-cent solution for this killer. A bullet between the eyes. This maggot, P.O.S. deserves to die very slow and painfully.

    Can you believe this scumbag here is politicizing this tradegy? ----> Tea Party Congressman Links Colorado Shooting To Attacks On Christianity | ThinkProgress

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    No way of knowing..

    Still.. a guy drops out of school.. Somebody must have noticed he was troubled.
    "Somebody must have noticed" doesn't translate to "somebody could have stopped this."

    A friend says, "I'm going to kill myself." You think he just might. Who do you go to? Call the police? They won't help. Go to his family? Perhaps they will talk to your friend and try to get him some help. Unless someone is plotting something specific, there's really not much our legal system or friends or family can do to stop it.

    We've got to study people like this to find out what triggers a seemingly normal guy to want to shoot up a movie theater and kill 50 people. When we arrest them, we have to do a tox screen. And when they're dead? We've got to autopsy their brains. There is something going on chemically in their bodies, I'm sure of it.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have a fifty-cent solution for this killer. A bullet between the eyes. This maggot, P.O.S. deserves to die very slow and painfully....
    he's innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    let's not forget that.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have a fifty-cent solution for this killer. A bullet between the eyes. This maggot, P.O.S. deserves to die very slow and painfully.

    Can you believe this scumbag here is politicizing this tradegy? ----> Tea Party Congressman Links Colorado Shooting To Attacks On Christianity | ThinkProgress
    Sounds like there are all sorts of scumbags politicizing the tragedy. Is there nothing that doesn't support someone's political agenda in one way or another?

    and anything said about the motivation is simply wild speculation at this point, isn't it?
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "Somebody must have noticed" doesn't translate to "somebody could have stopped this."

    A friend says, "I'm going to kill myself." You think he just might. Who do you go to? Call the police? They won't help. Go to his family? Perhaps they will talk to your friend and try to get him some help. Unless someone is plotting something specific, there's really not much our legal system or friends or family can do to stop it.

    We've got to study people like this to find out what triggers a seemingly normal guy to want to shoot up a movie theater and kill 50 people. When we arrest them, we have to do a tox screen. And when they're dead? We've got to autopsy their brains. There is something going on chemically in their bodies, I'm sure of it.
    If the media reports are true (big if), it seems like the guy's mother knew there was something severely off with him. I mean, if there was a mass murder in Miami and the press called my mom, I'm pretty sure her first reaction wouldn't be, "they've got the right guy."

    Pretty sure.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    In an apartment rental application he submitted early last year, Holmes described himself as a "quiet and easy-going" student. Other tenants in his building — which is reserved for students, faculty and staff of the medical campus — described him as a recluse.

    A pharmacy student who also lives in the building told The Post he called 911 around 12:30 a.m. because there was a song blaring from the stereo inside apartment 10, where Holmes lived. The student, who wanted to be identified only as Ben, said he couldn't make out the song but that it seemed to be the same one playing on repeat.

    He also said Holmes kept to himself and wouldn't acknowledge people when they passed in the hall and said hello.

    "No one knew him. No one," Ben said.

    Read more: Authorities: Aurora theater shooting suspect's apartment "booby trapped" - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...#ixzz21BH7yjRG

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have a fifty-cent solution for this killer. A bullet between the eyes. This maggot, P.O.S. deserves to die very slow and painfully.

    Can you believe this scumbag here is politicizing this tradegy? ----> Tea Party Congressman Links Colorado Shooting To Attacks On Christianity | ThinkProgress
    Sadly, people on all sides use tragedies like these to politicize whatever agenda they advocate. I'm not surprised in the least. Disgusted? Absolutely. Even CNN had separate links to Obama and Romney's reaction like it was to be used for some tactical political advantage. Like one person would express sympathy more than the other one or god forbid, one would take the incident lightly. This is the world we live in now.

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