this shouldn’t have been cut, it’s fuckin hilarious
Ohhhhhh SHIT! Too soon but laughing hard
Photographs of the jail and the new Branco’s football team warehouse (they have a training area next to the jail I believe).
Most victims and family members of those killed in the Aurora theater massacre said they don’t want cameras in the courtroom during the trial of the murder suspect.
CBS4 learned that prosecutors polled the victims and family members of victims. Sixty-four percent objected to media cameras during any phase of the trial, while 24 percent said that was OK, 6 percent took no position and 3 percent said cameras shouldn’t show witnesses.
“I actually have an objection to it. It’s going to be emotionally devastating to see pictures and videos and anything else that’s going to come up,” said Jessica Watts, who lost her cousin, Jonathan Blunk, in the shooting.
However, she said she didn’t see a problem with still and video cameras during opening statements, closing arguments and the verdict — but she stressed witnesses shouldn’t be shown.
“I don’t want to see it necessarily captured and replayed for, you know, public consumption,” she said.
The media have argued broadcasting the trial wouldn’t interfere with suspect James Holmes’ right to a fair trial. The prosecution and the defense filed motions saying they want to bar cameras but for different reasons.
Holmes’ defense said it would violate his constitutional rights, affect the dignity of the proceedings and “provide little, if any, benefit to the public.”
The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office said allowing TV cameras and photographers in the courtroom would subject witnesses and victims to potential abuse and humiliation.
Yeah but even though everyone knows this man did it, you still don’t get to accuse him, and then hide yourself, him or even his trail. That’s NOT how the American Justice System has ever worked. So no. I have to strongly disagree here. You have to be prepared that when you accuse someone of such a heinous and disgusting crime of a terrible degree, then you need to be prepared to do that publicly. As we all know, everyone knows that James did this. The question now is his sanity at the time of the shooting. And as we also all know, the vast majority of the public feels sorry for the victims in this case (no arguments there). So most people aren’t going to attack them (nor should they). Again, this is BS argument to even have. You wanna accuse him? Do it publicly. We shouldn’t change that now.
Sorry, but I’m actually with the media on this one. I really am.
The Aurora Police Department and two of its officers are fighting subpoenas for internal disciplinary files being sought by the defense in the movie theater shooting case.
My second time i make a Gif their kinda same pictures but i put the second Gif a bit faster. STAY AWESOME HOLMIES !!! Btw pictures do not belong to me so credit goes to the person who made them.
I personally think thejehvault likes to make himself/herself feel better by making fun of peoples best friends cause he/she has absolutely nothing else to do besides sit on a blog and make other people look bad, when really, he’s/she’s just the dog shit i scrape off the bottom of my shoe. So just stop okay :)
The defense in the Aurora movie theater shooting case, still angered over an apparent law enforcement leak of information about a crucial notebook, has asked the judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate.
In a motion filed last week but not made public until Monday, the defense says Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour could also prevent several police officers from testifying at trial or throw out the death penalty as an option in the case because of the leak. The new motion comes after the defense’s efforts failed to put Fox News reporter Jana Winter — who broke the story about the notebook — under oath to testify about her sources.
In its motion, the defense says gunman James Holmes “will be the one to bear the consequences of the government’s violations of the pre-trial publicity order and the law” if no further action is taken.
The fight over who told Winter about the notebook is one of the longest-running battles of the court case. Five days after the July 2012 shooting that killed 12 and wounded many more, Winter reported that a notebook Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist just prior to the attack contained violent images and plans for an attack. She cited two unnamed law enforcement officials.
Defense attorneys said the leak was a violation of the gag order in the case and filed a motion for sanctions that resulted in multiple officers who saw the notebook being quizzed under oath. When none of the officers admitted to being the source of the leak — or, even, of seeing inside the notebook well enough to read the words on the page — Holmes’ attorneys tried to put Winter on the stand.
The effort ended in May, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a New York court ruling that found Winter was protected by that state’s reporter shield law. Samour then denied the long-pending motion for sanctions.
The new motion claims the Arapahoe County district attorney’s office, which is prosecuting the case, “has failed to employ its resources to vigorously pursue the source of the leak or identify any perjured testimony despite the serious issues at stake.”
The defense says a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the leak. It also suggests tossing out the death penalty or excluding the officers who have previously testified about the notebook — which includes one of the case’s supervisory detectives — from testifying at trial.
James making his second book debut.
“Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about. When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”. The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide… But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.”
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.
The city of Aurora has filed a petition with the court to allow it to release a comprehensive review of how the city responded to the Aurora theater shooting.
The report was turned over to the city in April, but officials felt it could not be released to the public because of an ongoing gag order in the case, said Mike Hyman, Aurora’s interim city attorney.
"Our concern is with the criminal case," Hyman said. "We want to make sure that this doesn’t go against the gag order, that there’s nothing the release will do to impair the ability of the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute James Holmes."
Aurora commissioned the $250,000 outside review from the company TriData.
The report, among other things, was to examine why it took emergency medical workers 24 minutes to arrive on the scene of the Century Aurora 16 movie theater, while police got there within three minutes of the first reports of gunfire and transported the wounded to area hospitals.
A hearing on the petition is scheduled for Aug. 14 before an Arapahoe County District Court judge.
Meanwhile, The Associated Press reports that Judge Carlos Samour ruled Thursday that a psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record Holmes’ second sanity evaluation despite his lawyer’s objections.
It wasn’t clear whether the video of Holmes could be shown to jurors during his trial on murder and attempted-murder charges.
Samour said the law does not prohibit video and gives courts latitude on setting conditions of the examination.
Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others in the July 20, 2012, attack. His trial is scheduled to start Dec. 8. If convicted, he could be sentenced to the death penalty.
I signed up for an account today and was greeted by James Holmes.
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case says a psychiatrist can video-record the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.
Holmes’ lawyers had objected to video, but the judge ruled Thursday the defense didn’t show it would interfere with the examination.
The judge also said state law doesn’t forbid video.
Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the 2012 attack.
He underwent a sanity evaluation last summer. The key finding hasn’t been released, but prosecutors asked for a new one, saying the doctor who conducted the first was biased.
The judge ordered the second evaluation after ruling the first was flawed.
The psychiatrist who will conduct the new exam said video provides a better record than handwritten notes.