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    Aurora Mass Murder - They Knew V3.0

    In the continuing saga of knowing arm crazy people so they can murder your friends and famioly, the man accused of opening fire on an Aurora movie theater told a classmate he wanted to kill people four months before the shooting, newly released court records allege.

    Prosecutors made the allegation in a motion released Friday seeking access to James Holmes' records from the University of Colorado Denver's neuroscience graduate program.

    Holmes "had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March 2012, and that he would do so when his life was over," attorneys for the state wrote. The student wasn't identified.

    That alleged conversation would have occurred at roughly the same time that police have said Holmes began receiving "a high volume of deliveries" at his home and at the university. Police haven't said what those packages contained, but they said he ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition on the Internet.

    The prosecution's allegation is the earliest report of a possible threat from Holmes, who was an enigma to many before authorities said he opened fire on a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20. Twelve people were killed and 58 were wounded.
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    I think this and so many other cases shows a large part of the real problem. Yes the problem is of course the killer. That said how many damn times are we going to hear about the mental health worker (who has a duty to report if they believe the person is a danger to others), the friend, the family member etc. who was told this crap...yet out of an almost instinctive sense of denial they tell no one, until we have a body count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badge118 View Post
    I think this and so many other cases shows a large part of the real problem. Yes the problem is of course the killer. That said how many damn times are we going to hear about the mental health worker (who has a duty to report if they believe the person is a danger to others), the friend, the family member etc. who was told this crap...yet out of an almost instinctive sense of denial they tell no one, until we have a body count.
    Getting to be a large crowd of "they knew and did nothing" including several staff mental health experts, campus police, and now friends.


    But we know this ... no one warned the FBI.
    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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