“This is someone who is engaged in predatory, thought provoking, very well planned out behavior”

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

As we learn more about the diabolical maniac James E. Holmes, it appears he had mass carnage on his mind, possibly setting up a bomb in his apartment to distract from his planned massacre at the movie theater, which likely could have turned out much worse.

After arresting Holmes, police went to his residence. But they moved cautiously, and that may have saved some lives. Standing on top of an armored vehicle, a SWAT Team member held a camera at the end of a pole. He saw a sophisticated booby-trap set to kill anyone coming through the front door.

“There appear to be incendiary devices,” Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. “There are chemical elements. There are all kinds of wires.”

Investigators now believe that Holmes used a timer to set off loud techno music at the apartment just before midnight. It was meant to spur a noise complaint to police. The ruse theoretically would have drawn them into the apartment building, detonating a firebomb and then drawing all available police and rescue units to the other side of town before the shooting at the theater started. That would have allowed him more time to kill more people and left a much smaller police response to the theater shootings.

“This is someone who is engaged in predatory, thought provoking, very well planned out behavior,” former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole told CBS News.

Now Holmes has clammed up. Apparently he’s enjoying himself.


7 Responses to ““This is someone who is engaged in predatory, thought provoking, very well planned out behavior””

  1. youdontwantthetruth on 20/20/12 at 9:35 pm

    Obviously registered Democrat Obama voter or it would be all over the news.

  2. kilroy on 21/21/12 at 4:03 pm

    This is all a distraction and an effort to regulate guns. What a coincidence, this happens in the middle of the UN treaty for gun control that will make our 2nd amendment irrelevant. A student booby-trapped his apt in such a way that trained police cannot disarm? bullshit! anybody with army training knows is not that easy. On top of that another distraction from Obama saying ‘you did not build this” quote. Reminds me of Andrew Breitbart’s death, the day the coroner released the report on his death, the coroner died! and nobody was the wiser… dangerous times we are living in, I’m actually scared.

  3. Occasional Reader on 21/21/12 at 6:05 pm

    Kilroy, you are either in need of help, or a moby.

    We have enough to worry about with this Administration (and the underlying political culture) without this paranoid hysteria.

  4. Occasional Reader on 21/21/12 at 6:07 pm

    Holmes’s murderous, evil-genius depravity reminds me of the Palis (who also like to target first responders). But of course, they’re all fluffy, adorable bunnies, according to the Left.

  5. rich b on 22/22/12 at 3:23 am

    RE: Kilroy and Occasional Reader
    Five years ago I would have agreed with Occasional Reader’s post and response. But now, I’m not so sure.

    Think about this: if Omama and Eric Holder are willing to let hundreds of Mexicans die in order to further their gun control agenda why in the hell is the thought of this being a government act so crazy? Odds are I’m crazy too but I put nothing past Omama these days.

    Come October we may also be in for a big surprise from those two assholes. Wait and see and remember this post Jammie.

  6. Toejam on 22/22/12 at 11:32 am

    rich b,

    I’m with you and Kilroy on this theory. Where’d he get body armor, which is supposed to be superior to the military’s?

    Where did he get the knowledge of the weaponry? It was a perfect combo for taking out maximum targets.

    Smoke grenades? Can you buy them on the internet?

    Why did he surrender so meekly, when he could have taken out a half dozen lightly armed, unarmored first responders?

    Of course, the ties to those above will never be disclosed. People will have “accidents” and if all else fails “executive orders” and “executive privilege” will be involked.

    This whole affair smells as bad as Hillary’s week old underware!

  7. arnonerik on 24/24/12 at 10:00 pm

    These comments brought two questions to my mind. Will this prisoner die in custody just like Oswald conveniently did?
    How difficult would it be to get a budding neuro-scientist to try some “special” mind altering drugs that promised to further his research that were offered to him by a friendy government scientist he “accidently” met in a bar.