by Scott Creighton
Yesterday, James Holmes heard charges against him in Arapahoe County District Court. According to reports, it was the defense attorneys who requested that District Chief Judge William Sylvester ban video and still cameras from the courtroom during Monday’s hearing.
Why would his defense do that? You would think they would want the public to see how out of it Holmes is because clearly she is going for an insanity plea. So why would she want to keep the people from seeing him? Is it because they are keeping him drugged to the gills whenever he is in a situation where he is in the public view for fear he might say something like “I’m just the patsy”? Whatever the reason, here in the information age of the 21st century, this is what justice is boiled down to: secret trials based on secret evidence.
Holmes has been charged with 24 counts of murder… 2 for each of his victims. I won’t go into how they came to that conclusion.
Again they are challenging the official story of the “stick figure drawing confession” book. The prosecution claims the early reports about what was in that book are wrong because they hadn’t even opened the package when those stories came out. Kinda dug themselves into a hole there: if it turns out there are “stick figure” confessions in that book, that leaves the prosecution to explain how someone knew what was in the book before looking at it. Hmmm….
“Authorities seized the package July 23, three days after the shooting, after finding it in the mailroom of the medical campus where Holmes studied. Several media outlets reported that it contained a notebook with descriptions of an attack, but Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers said in court papers that the parcel hadn’t been opened by the time the “inaccurate” news reports appeared….” The Blaze
Talk about trying someone in the press. This guy claims it ain’t a “whodunit” mystery but rather a question of whether or not Holmes is clinically insane. Well, I beg to differ… if he was passed out cold when the cops found him and they needed a spine board to move him, and there’s that extra gas mask sitting way over next to the main street, I would say it is kinda a whodunit mystery, isn’t it?
“I don‘t think it’s too hard to predict the path of this proceeding,” said Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver. “This is not a whodunit. … The only possible defense is insanity.” The Blaze
I also read somewhere that Holmes again appeared drugged out of his gourd during the hearing.