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James Holmes: Post-its in courthouse bathroom promote film that says he was set up

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Accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was in court yesterday for a short hearing to determine whether lawyers were ready to proceed with what will likely be a revealing preliminary hearing next week. (They are; the hearing starts Monday, January 7 at 9 a.m.) After the hearing, we used the women's bathroom -- and found the walls plastered with neon Post-it notes bearing this web address: www.tinyurl.com/truthnow2.

That address leads to a YouTube page with an hour-and-a-half-long film called The James Holmes Conspiracy (2012 Full Documentary). There's also a warning from YouTube that reads, "The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised."

When we clicked on the video, it wouldn't play. But we Googled the name of the video and found it embedded on a website called Top Documentary Films.

Here's how the video is described on that site:

The James Holmes Conspiracy is for those who do not believe the story being told by the government and media.

James Eagan Holmes is the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012, at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting.

Topics discussed include the second suspect, weapons, police audio analysis, James Holmes education and bio, LIBOR scandal, MK Ultra, Project Gunrunner, and several other important elements.

The video smacks of both paranoia and poor taste. It includes news clips from the July 20 shooting at the Century 16 theater that left twelve people dead and seventy injured, as well as a tasteless clip of Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, the prequel to The Dark Knight Rises, which was showing when the shooting occurred.

The film's narrator points out that some witnesses saw someone hanging around the emergency exit through which Holmes entered the theater, suggesting he didn't act alone. (The police say he did.) The narrator has even more bizarre theories: mind-controlling drugs and devious government programs and the suggestion that Holmes, who was a neuroscience student at the University of Colorado, was working on sensitive medical research. His conclusion seems to be that Holmes was set up to kill by the government for sinister reasons having to do with the banking industry and gun control.

Absurd as that may be, the filmmaker isn't the first to spout such theories. Inmate Steven Unruh told Westword in November that he spent hours talking to Holmes in jail after Holmes's arrest in July -- a circumstance that jail officials say would have been impossible. Unruh says Holmes told him "he felt like he was in a video game" during the shooting and claimed to have been "programmed" to kill by an evil therapist.

Similarly, a bizarre court motion filed in August asserted that "James is being framed by [Denver billionaire] Philip Anschutz, police chief Dan Oates, and the illuminati."

The last frame of the video directs viewers to the YouTube page of Mark Howitt, whose other films include Eye of the Illuminati and a 33-part documentary about "assassinations and murders that throughout history have been lied about."

As for this film, the Post-it promoter should find another place to hang handwritten advertisements. While the toilet may be a fitting location, the courthouse -- where victims of the tragedy often attend hearings -- is not.

See another photo of the Post-it notes in the bathroom below.

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More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "Aurora theater shooting: Bizarre court filing blames massacre on police chief, Illuminati."


Follow me on Twitter @MelanieAsmar or e-mail me at melanie.asmar@westword.com



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SNAP
SNAP

He has missrepresentations of his height alone of different websites depending on which you look at.Where did my reply go? I have no more time to type. 4 different mentions of his height, with 4 different heights for the same man. Conspiracy?

iammarylynn
iammarylynn

Don't allow the public in anymore. This is so stupid and disrespectful!! Dang conspiracy lunatics are at it again! You can always count on them to dumb down everything even the crime itself. So disrespectful!

truthbetold
truthbetold

If I were a relative of a victim, I would be delighted that someone is willing to do some digging for the TRUTH. If you take everything the media reports as fact, then you need to schedule a meeting ASAP with the man in the mirror! And ask why is it that you feel that way. Is it because the TRUTH might scare the daylights out of you?! Or simply because you have been programmed that way. It's not your fault. I believe it is on all of us to consider possibilites; bizarre as they may seem. Watch movies like "Zeitgeist", and other conspiracy docs, and just ask "what if?"

Michelle Hayes
Michelle Hayes

Done. I hate they are showing his face. Media needs to stop sensationalizing the perp and focus more on the victims.

Matt Mega C
Matt Mega C

I am fed up with seeing this wretch! Why show his picture at all? I am so sick of his face. Start showing the faces of the victims, or the first responders, but not this filth. I know many of my friends have unsubscribed to Westword's Facebook page already cause they are so happy to post his pic when ever they talk about the Aurora Massacre. I encourage everyone to tell Westword to pull his pic, or just go ahead and un-like this Westword page all together.

Cody W Cantrell
Cody W Cantrell

@ben chambelain: i agree with you. this jerk should be just forgotten about. he is def infamous now with all this darn publicity.

Ben Chamberlain
Ben Chamberlain

Westword, why must you post every bit of info about this asshole?

Nick Browning
Nick Browning

LOL. This is fucking retarded.. Westword, srsly?!?!?

Tim Swallow
Tim Swallow

Melanie Asmar needs to turn off her media driven influences and look at the facts before writing such garbage.

Ju Vidal
Ju Vidal

Go to hell, Brad Aerts. You senseless f@$k

jasonutsler
jasonutsler

I don't know which is crazier - that @MarkHowitt is on here admitting to putting together another ridiculous conspiracy theory film - or that there are Westword readers who actually believe this garbage! Seriously - James Holmes did it - he was there - on tape - committing the act. Just because @MarkHowitt  doesn't have access to all the evidence - it is sealed dumbass - doesn't mean anything. Why he would defend a crazy with guns is beyond me.

MarkHowitt
MarkHowitt

I made the documentary mentioned. If you want to talk about it, send me a message on Youtube. I feel sad for the families of the victims and the world because we are being lied to, and it can be proven. Where is the video footage from the theatres cameras? Where is the phone records of the call taken inside the theatre, allowing the door to be open? If it was Holmes, they would have that on record and we would have heard about it, but we have not. The second gas mask? Why is the media avoiding all of this? I made the documentary a few weeks after the incident as I was obsessively researching the news reports and statements, trying to figure out what happened. What I discovered scared me, and I felt it was necessary to share it with others, so that the PROPER justice could be served. The families of the victims and the world deserves to know the truth...and I hope one day soon we will get it. Its like MKultra all over again. Watch the documentary..all of it, and not just a portion. It was made with no budget, and alot of heart and independent research. I hope it can help prove what really happened in Aurora...Mark

Mbpnut
Mbpnut

wouldn't you want every stone unturned if your family member was killed in a mass shooting, and not assume the only possibility is what the media tells you?   Knowledge is power

nikkiseekstruth
nikkiseekstruth

Your subjective journalism is distasteful and offensive. If you were a decent and serious reporter you would investigate these claims and find yourself surprised as well as angry. Everyone who has their eyes open knows that this case STINKS of a cover-up. You're not brainwashing us with your suggestive words, we're not all sheeple. Nice try. James Holmes is innocent.

StarKissed
StarKissed

You need to remember this video was made within 24 hours of the tragedy, and people were frustrated because the information coming out did not make sense. It still doesn't. This was only an early theory before more relevant items were published.

That being said, there's enough inconsistencies in the case that anything is possible at this point. I don't care if the film looks "paranoid and in poor taste," if this guy is being railroaded, people need to wake up to what's going on behind the scenes because something is very wrong.

Considering the Prosecution is notorious for with-holding valid information that could have exonerated an innocent man that was going to be sent to Death Row in the past, where's the cut-off for what they're capable of? The Prosecution has already filed a motion to stop Defense witnesses from testifying...why do you think that is?

The victims shouldn't be satisfied with just a warm body, they should want the real offenders of this crime behind bars, and in the process make darn sure the one they convict is the actual perpetrator. How would an innocent man being held for these crimes help the victims and their families?  

Too many innocent people have died at the hands of over-zealous Prosecutors, and some are still within the court system awaiting an appeal to prove their innocence. The Justice system let them down, let's make sure we don't add one more to the pile.

zzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzz

The pursuit of the truth outside of the "official story" is not disrespectful to the victims.  It is the one thing we can do to honor them.  Your opinion on what is tasteful and distasteful regarding this documentary is exactly the type of attitude which paralyzes the mind from conducting an honest analysis.   

The quicker you become more comfortable with approaching taboo subjects, the sooner you can join the discussion.  I am not saying the allegations are true.  I only wish to point out that you will never get to the bottom of anything if your instinct is to discourage those who ask the questions you refuse to do.  

Are we to believe that James Holmes amassed an arsenal, rigged his apartment with explosives, and carried out this plan all by himself?  And if so, what was his motive?  Has that question ever been asked?  What was Adam Lanza's motive? We're just supposed to sit back and accept that for some reason now in our world people can go completely crazy and carry out a precise assault on innocent people all the while leaving no explanation as to why?   

These highly publicized attacks have left the public with far more questions than answers.  The incompetence of the media and the lack of any real solid evidence to support the official narrative of HOW the attack was carried out is alarming.   

Furthermore, the overt attempt to connect both of these attacks to gun control should be transparent enough.  The issue with people killing other people is not which weapon they used, but why they wanted to kill in the first place.  It is about behavior.  A killer is going kill regardless of what kind of weapon they have access to.  It's clear that our focus is being diverted to support some ulterior agenda.  So how about we start asking some questions.

Kate Lynne
Kate Lynne

brilliant...absolutely brilliant!!!!

chaebaien
chaebaien

Well see... those post its prompted this article so I'd say it was genius. 

Nicholas Richter
Nicholas Richter

Wow Jack Thursby, you really are an internet tough guy! First of all, it was a joke about hating this awful persons face. Secondly, how have I "continually bitched and moaned?" Show me where else I ever said a word about anything James Holmes you jackass. It has nothing to do with being sensitive or anything, I just don't like seeing his face and even THAT wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Especially since I LIKE the Westword and truly meant "keep up the good work." But of course you wanted to seem like a witty tough guy on the internets and couldn't wait to post your amusing retort. However, thank you for posting.. now that I've seen your profile picture, James Holmes' face doesn't look that hideous anymore.

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

I like 90% of what Westword posts...I get they can do/write what they want, and likewise, I can say what I think about what they write/do...and I think that they are making this guy a celebrity, which I think is wrong.

Leah Ryan
Leah Ryan

What the hell is wrong with people. And for all of you who think you know what Westword should or shouldn't be posting about... It's a media outlet. They can do what they, write what they want, etc. if you don't like it... Then quit following them. Geez.

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

It's not even big news....stop reporting this stuff about him....It seems like EVERY day there's something new about this guy. You are giving him celebrity status...it's sick. There's plenty more happening around Denver that you can report on rather than every detail and constantly using this POS's name and picture.

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

Dear Nicholas Richter, I understand how deeply butthurt you must be at the mere sight of James Eagan Holmes's mug and the occasional article about him, but do you have to continually bitch & moan like a whiny preteen brat every time? The incessant whining from overly sensitive folks such as yourself tempt me to hit the iggy button. Still, your antics serve as cheap amusement so keep up the "good" work.

Nicholas Richter
Nicholas Richter

Dear Westword, I understand this is big news and I shouldn't be surprised to see and article a day about James Holmes, but do you have to continually use this goddamn picture for the thumb? I am so sick of seeing it that I want to "unlike" your page. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

iammarylynn
iammarylynn

Don't allow the public in anymore. This is so stupid and disrespectful!! Dang conspiracy lunatics are at it again! You can always count on them to dumb down everything even the crime itself. So disrespectful! @truthbetold

iammarylynn
iammarylynn

@MarkHowitt oh jesus. Did you make loose change too? That film was so stupid!

zzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzz

Some people understand that there are multiple angles at work here... while others only wish to accept the one they want to believe. 

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