by Scott Creighton (H/T Chris P)
Common sense… it’s not just for conspiracy theorists anymore.
The Mayor of Aurora claims there is something very seriously wrong with this story. Now I’m not sure in what context he means that, but he goes on to describe James Holmes as connected with roots in the community. He claimed the guy went drinking with buddies every Friday night, that he had friends, that by all accounts, Holmes seemed normal in every way.
Perhaps what he finds “wrong” with the story can be summed up this way… (list taken from an earlier article)
- that there were two gas masks taken into evidence and that one of them was 60 yards away in an area Holmes was never supposed to have been…
- that Holmes was drugged up when they found him inside the car (not coming out of the theater as early reports indicated)
- that Holmes was so drugged they couldn’t even take his mug shot booking photo for 3 days
- that Holmes was so out of it when they found him they didn’t need to shoot him and they may have ordered a spine board to transport him to the police station because he couldn’t walk
- the explanation of the disclosure of the so-called “stick figure drawing confession” changed 3 times and in the end the prosecution wondered how the media claimed they knew what was in the package before investigators even opened it
- the fact that according to police transcripts and early reports to the press claimed they had one suspect in custody (drugged up Holmes) and one suspect still on the loose
- that on July 20th (the day of the shooting) Mayor Bloomberg’s police commissioner Ray Kelly stated that Holmes claimed to be “the Joker” when arrested when in fact, he said nothing of the sort. Bloomberg has been using this case ever since to push for stricter gun control legislation across the country.
- that ABC News deliberately misrepresented the statement by Holmes’ mother in order to implicate him as the shooter
- extreme secrecy in which the case is being handled
- the fact that his parents hired a lawyer to look after their interests in this case, but leave James with a public defender
- the fact that James Holmes was not just normal, but exceptional, right up til the moment he decided to attack a bunch of people at a movie theater for no apparent reason