Following the Holmes Trial? Some Info About Video Games, Addiction, and Violence

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James Holmes sentenced to life in prison for Colorado movie theater murders

By Michael Martinez, Ann O'Neill, Sara Weisfeldt and Ana Cabrera, CNN

Updated 8:49 PM ET, Fri August 7, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado (CNN)James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 more at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater.

There is not a whole lot I can say about the result of this trial,
without risking disrespecting the families,
except, to those who understand and practiced Mercy today,

Thank You,

to those who don't understand that killing James would not "fix" anything,
Thank You for being strong and accepting the jury's decision,
to spare a life.

To have the conscious choice, whether to kill or to stay,
is something James might not have had.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln


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The Judgment of Solomon

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The Judgment of Solomon One of the most famous biblical stories of the outstanding wisdom of King Solomon, which won the expression "The Judgment of Solomon" relates to the clever tactic by which Solomon resolved a literally unsolvable dispute. The story related in Kings 3:16-28, tells of two prostitutes who came before King Solomon, bringing with them a single baby boy.

Each mother told the same story: that they both lived together, that both had given birth to a child, that one child was dead in the morning and that the live child was hers. Each mother accused the other, that after having discovered that her child had died during the night, its mother had stolen the other mother's live baby and replaced it with the dead child. Thus, each mother claimed, on waking up in the morning, she had discovered a dead child on her breast, which was not hers.

In a dispute such as this, where there is no evidence or witness, King Solomon's solution is fascinating. After some deliberation, he called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there was only one fair solution, namely, that the live child should be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child. Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the baby's true mother cried out in horror and anguish, "Please, My Lord, give her the live child - do not kill him!" However, the liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, "It shall be neither mine nor yours - divide it!" Realizing that a true mother's instincts are to protect her child, Solomon instantly gave the baby to the real mother, who was willing to relinquish her baby in order to save its life.

King SolomonThe story of Solomon's audacious verdict, which flushed out the truth in the dispute and revealed who had spoken the truth and who had lied, has been often used metaphorically, to depict a decision, which may risk destroying the subject matter of the dispute itself, rather than allowing either disputing party to share in it. Ironically, of course, in the biblical story, Solomon in his wisdom indeed avoided the destruction of the subject matter of the dispute, namely the baby, and pronounced a true judgment, based on his profound knowledge of human nature.

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Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not coloured like his own, and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
~William Cowper

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Truth be known....

The Global Elite now have the ability to Artificially Implant Telepathic Thoughts into any targeted individual on the planet, whomever they so-choose. This is the same technology that has been used on the Mass of Humanity since the Human Species first appeared on the planet, although a technology that was only in the possession of hyperdimensional entities, until recent times - those who have controlled the evolution of civilization since the Dawn of Man.

Research Reference:

From the physicists who designed the Artificial Mind Control Program for Navel Intelligence, Dr. Richard Alan Miller -
"SYNTHETIC TELEPATHY AND THE EARLY MIND WARS":
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Guys, it's unpleasant but worth comparing the stories, another video game addicted psycho goes off: of course USA won't take the shit off the shelves --

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Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not coloured like his own, and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
~William Cowper

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PULL THE PLUG
Are Video Games Breeding an Assassination Generation?
LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, USA (RET.)
11.17.16 10:00 PM ET
PULL THE PLUG
Are Video Games Breeding an Assassination Generation?
LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, USA (RET.)
11.17.16 10:00 PM ET

Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress. In March 1998, that parent was me. My youngest son, Joe, was in middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I got a call from my aunt in Florida, “Is that Joe’s school on the news?”

The story was on every channel—“Mass Murder in Jonesboro Middle School,” and I cannot describe the magnitude of the horror I felt. I rushed to Joe’s school with fear gripping my heart—only to find out it wasn’t my son’s school that was under attack. This mass murder took place at the other middle school in town. In a flash, I felt relief and then outrage. I learned later that two boys, an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old, opened fire, gunning down 13 little girls and two teachers after a fire alarm trapped them outside the building.

How could this have happened in my own city? How does this continue to happen with sickening regularity?


I am a soldier of 24 years’ service. I have served as a paratrooper, an Army Ranger, a West Point psychology professor, and professor of military science.


Until that moment in Jonesboro, my life’s work had been to uncover the dynamics of killing on the battlefield. I have authored several successful books on this topic, books which have become required reading for the U.S. Marine Corps, the DEA Academy, the U.S. Marshals Academy, and hundreds of other academies and military organizations world-wide. But now, I’ve shifted my focus from what happens on the battlefield to understanding the cause of the current wave of violent killing that is so commonplace in our society. My new book, Assassination Generation, is the culmination of this endeavor.

The massacre at Jonesboro was followed by those in Pearl, Paducah, Springfield, Littleton, Edinboro, Santee, San Diego, Moses Lake, Bethel, Red Lake, Sparks, Centennial, Troutdale, Marysville, Saskatchewan, and elsewhere. There was Sandy Hook Elementary School, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, Louisiana Vocational Tech, the University of California–Santa Barbara, Umpqua Community College, and Northern Arizona University. A movie theater in Aurora, Colorado; a church in Charleston, South Carolina; a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

After an in-depth investigation, The New York Times found that these mass murders occur, on average, more than once every single day in the United States. In 2015, mass shootings resulted in 462 dead and 1,314 wounded.

Today, we put armed cops in our schools, along with lock-down drills, metal detectors, and videocameras, and yet in 2013 there were still 53 school-related violent deaths. Violence is the most likely cause of death among children who die at school. But we should not blindly accept it as normal that we put thousands of cops in our schools to stop our kids from killing each other. Never lose your sense of outrage.

Many factors contribute to youth violence, including poverty, drugs, gangs, and mental illness. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made it explicitly clear that violent TV, movies, and—worst of all—video games are “the single most easily remediable contributing factor” to violence in our society.

This is not a new revelation. As early as 1994—four years before Jonesboro—the American Psychological Association (APA) released a resolution on the undeniable link between media violence and actual violence: “viewing mass media violence leads to increases in aggressive attitudes, values, and behavior, particularly in children, and has a long-lasting effect on behavior and personality, including criminal behavior.” In 2005 and again in 2015, the APA issued further resolutions, in which they noted that the “link between violent video game exposure and aggressive behavior is one of the most studied and best established … Scientific research has demonstrated an association between violent video game use and both increases in aggressive behavior, aggressive affect, aggressive cognitions and decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy, and moral engagement.”

On Sept. 23, a man murdered five people in a shopping mall in Oak Harbor, Washington. Victims included a 64-year-old woman and her 95-year-old mother, a 16-year-old cancer survivor, and a man who died protecting his wife with his body. News reports say the killer had “logged more than 100 hours in the past two weeks playing the violent first-person shooter game Call of Duty.” Incredibly, the same log shows that this mass-murderer returned from his crime and logged back into the game, “while a manhunt for the suspect was underway.”

We need to regulate children’s access to violent media just like we regulate their access to cigarettes, alcohol, and pornography. There are two avenues of change: cultural and legal.

First and foremost, each of us needs to take action to create a positive media environment for our own family. In Assassination Generation, we outline a revolutionary TV-turnoff curriculum that can cut school violence in half and raise test scores by double-digits. Similar to antismoking and healthy eating campaigns, we need campaigns like this to educate kids and their parents about healthy media use.

Secondly, Congress must pass legislation that will allow states to restrict the sale of violent video games to children. In 2011, with vast amounts of money, the video game industry convinced the Supreme Court to strike down California’s law preventing minors from buying ultra-violent video games. Two justices, one liberal and one conservative, voted against the majority. In their dissent, they highlighted the absurdity of extending free-speech privileges, for sales to children, by companies that make billions of dollars selling video games in which children are invited to hack, stab, suffocate, shoot, and otherwise maim and kill the likenesses of other human beings.

In his dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, “What sense does it make to forbid selling to a 13-year-old boy a magazine with an image of a nude woman, while protecting a sale to that 13-year-old of an interactive video game in which he actively, but virtually, binds and gags the woman, then tortures and kills her?”
Grossman video games


[ 'Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing’ by Dave Grossman (Author), Kristine Paulsen (Author), Katie Miserany (Contributor). 272 p. Little, Brown and Company. $26 ]


The only common denominator in all these tragic massacres that have plagued our country has been exposure to violent video games. We have truly raised an assassination generation that has committed unthinkable crimes as children, and they will grow up and commit crimes as adults that we never dreamed of in our darkest nightmares.

But there is hope. By regulating children’s exposure to media violence, we can raise a new generation. This is how we can have the greatest possible impact on violence in our society—and save the most lives. It’s our duty to all the families who suffered through these tragedies to stem the tide of violence, one “Off” switch at a time.

(Written with input and assistance from Katie Miserany and Joe Grossman.)

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, is author of the book Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing with Kristine Paulsen and Katie Miserany.
Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not coloured like his own, and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
~William Cowper

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Just curious if anyone else sees a slight resemblance between mr santiago, the ex military fort Lauderdale airport shooter, and James Holmes, the Aurora batman theater shooter.

Also, sorry to say it, but it stinks very much like Manchurian Candidate.

Could he be recalling something strange that happened in the desert?

Another similarity between santiago and holmes, they tried turning themselves in and or tipping off the psychiatrist. Not actually what most lone actors would do.

Surely psychologists can answer someof these troubling questions in the near future.




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P.s. while in the shower i suddenly remembered the Naval Yard shooter, as i recall, he methodically disassembled his rifle to infiltrate security undetected then even managed to acquire a handgun as he passed the desk.

He scrawled/etched "this is my ELF (extremely low frequency) weapon" on the body of the rifle and beyond that and his race (wasn't he an African American? They are not typically the ones who go nuts over conspiracy theories so it made me really worry).

Although termed mentally unstable, didn't that guy also claim that some outside force directed him?

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Oh and that reminds me a bit of Jared Loughner too, although he had a marked history of being disturbed. Something doesn't quite add up, except that much like the fearsomely deadly Virginia Tech shooter (headshots by the score? ?????) they were highly effective.






It's fkn freaky .
Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not coloured like his own, and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
~William Cowper

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