by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: James Holmes’ Adult Friend Finder page was created on the same day the image on his cell phone was allegedly taken as well. July 5th 2012 just two weeks prior to the Aurora shooting. The image that is supposed to be Holmes wearing a black cap with some kind of black contacts also appears on his AFF profile dated July 5th. (following thanks to a Reddit page set up the day of the shooting)
Another image taken from the AFF page appears to be something similar to the one shown to the court today depicting him with the bright red hair and a black cap wearing black contacts.
The fact that all of this was set up, on the same day these images were taken, ready to be used to prove his guilt right before the attack makes me really question the competency of his defense. How is it possible that he doesn’t see this unfolding as an obvious set-up? No one would go through the hassle of making sure he was protected with all that riot gear just to give up without a fight as if nothing happened. No one would go through the hassle of setting all those traps at his home just to warn law enforcement before they got there. No one would take the time to set up a casual sex website and then do nothing on it, with pictures that would eventually lead investigators to finger him as the killer. And then there is still no motive at all for all of this. It doesn’t add up folks and it looks more and more like someone else had control of that other Iphone with all the incriminating evidence neatly stored on it and waiting next to a drugged out Holmes in his car. Think people.
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The last stage of evidence provided by the prosecution in the James Holmes pre-trial hearing was reportedly 5 images taken from the second Iphone attributed to Holmes (one was found at his apartment while the other in the white car at the scene). It has been made clear that these images along with the 5 security videos they claim he was seen in (a guy in a black cap and long sleeve shirt seen in the lobby… one person in the courtroom has already admitted they couldn’t make out who it was from their vantage point) will never be released to the public. These images and these videos constitute the only real evidence against Holmes if in fact they are real. The images seem like something taken straight from the Warren Commission Report in that they are exactly what the prosecution needs to connect Holmes with the murder weapons and thus the 12 murders.
But there seems to be a problem: the timing of when James Holmes supposedly dyed his hair.
“One of the more disturbing self-portraits was snapped on July 12. It shows his infamous orange-dyed hair flaring out from beneath a black skull cap. His eye color is darkened by black contact lenses, and he is grinning with his tongue sticking out.”
“A self-portrait taken on July 5 shows Holmes with orange-dyed hair and dressed in black combat gear with an assault-like rifle being carried from his shoulder.” Jason Sickles Yahoo News
These two statements directly contradict information we have concerning James’ appearance. But it doesn’t really matter. James’ lawyers would let the court get away with a magic bullet theory at this point. I wonder if they are going to try to claim James has the evil gene?
On July 10th 2012, James Holmes was photographed running a red-light in Aurora Co. The image is not a perfect portrait of Holmes but you can see if you compare the color of his hair to the bright red tree hanging from his rear view window, looks more brown than red or orange.
There is also an interview that was conducted with a man, Jackie Mitchel, who claims to have seen Holmes at a local bar near where they both lived and had a casual drink with him while talking about football and Peyton Manning playing with the Broncos this year. He claims they hung out and talked the Tuesday before the attack, July 17th 2012. The bar owner seems adamant that Holmes was not a regular at the bar but doesn’t completely rule out the possibility that Holmes was there that night. Mitchel says Holmes’ hair was not red or orange at that point. That it was still brown. He describes his smirk and his general demeanor as many have done since who knew James well. He said he was “booksmart” and that Holmes described some of the classes he was taking.
Considering the fact that James’ defense has put up no defense, it would be easy to assume that they also have not done any kind of forensic study of the phone and the images that were presented to court today. They called no witnesses, they offered up no closing arguments. In all likelihood, James’ representation is simply looking to plead this out as a guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence. This will probably never see the inside of a real courtroom. Thus the images are more for the gratification of the victims and their families than they are expected to hold up in a real court of law under careful scrutiny.
Also of interest are the videos of the person that is supposedly James Holmes in the lobby.
Again, we have already been told we will never see those videos. We live in the world of secret evidence.
But the defense missed a very valuable opportunity to call the prosecution’s case into question and that is: how does the prosecution juxtapose the officer’s testimony about a disheveled, out of touch with reality, barely able to stand, “out of it” James Holmes outside in the back of the theater when the videos and the testimony of the people who witnessed the attack first hand said he moved with purpose, calmly, almost professionally? How do these two characterizations of Holmes fit with each other? We are only talking a difference of a matter of minutes?
It is my opinion that the evidence should be taken from the prosecution by federal authorities and gone over with a fine tooth comb. Something very foul is taking place in the courtroom in Aurora. This “evidence” that is being presented is deeply flawed and even though they are trying their best to keep it from the public, it still reeks of a kangaroo court.
Personally I take Mr. Mitchel at his word. The location of the bar, the description of the way they were just hanging out having a beer talking football, his description of Holmes long before much came out about him.. it all adds up and he is vastly more believable that the bar owner who seemed to only want to keep his establishment from being associated with the Aurora Massacre.
What this and all the other manipulative efforts that have been tried in the past to convict Holmes in the court of public opinion shows is that this defense attorney and the judge in this case are allowing something malicious to take place on their watch. An investigation should begin immediately into this entire court proceeding. But of course, that wont happen.
We have devolved into a society that allows secret evidence and secret trials and murder by decree from the White House of U.S. citizens without due process, without appeal. Now it appears we also allow tainted evidence, fraudulent evidence, to be used in a court of law, while we collectively turn our heads and yawn.
I can only wonder what is next in the De-evolutionary process? The EVIL GENE? PRE-CRIME? Oh wait. They’re already doing those.