Friday, July 20, 2012
Batman Movie Inspires Insanity or Part of Republican Conspiracy?
Theater 9 has a capacity of around 300 people. The gunman, who was wearing a gas mask, set off a smoke canister in the theater and opened fire upon the crowd. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates did not release the name or motive for the shooting in his news conference. However, Legal Pub has learned that the suspect is believed to be James Holmes, a 24-year-old American. Holmes is in police custody, and the FBI says there is no indication of terrorist ties. After Holmes allegedly opened fired, pandemonium erupted and the crowd fled for the exits. Some of the bullets also went through the walls of an adjacent theater, injuring patrons next door.
Hundreds of police officers, ambulance and emergency crews responded to the frantic 911 calls. The 24 year old suspect was found by his car and arrested. The man was dressed in black, carrying a knife, rifle and a handgun. The suspect was also wearing a bulletproof vest. Ironically, the suspect surrendered to police without a struggle.Police subsequently searched the suspects North Aurora home after he spoke of "possible explosives in his residence." There is no evidence of additional shooters. Rush Limbaugh had predicted that the victim in the movie Bane would be used as campaign rhetoric against Mitt Romney in the campaign Romney had worked for venture capitalist Bain (same pronunciation) in the past. Seems the use of this reference to Romney working with a villain during campaign rhetoric may now be a dead issue. Conspiracy? We think not. Holmes appears to have acted alone.
The theater attack took place just about 25 miles from Columbine High School, where two students shot and killed 13 people in 1999.
Holmes, like any other suspect is presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.