Armchair Psych Profile and Treatment

Discussion in 'Movie Theater Massacre in Colorado' started by JBean, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. csziggy

    csziggy New Member

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    I wonder if their normal personnel that take samples for drug tests were overwhelmed by the number of victims?
     


  2. DeadCat

    DeadCat Well-Known Member

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  3. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    I don't really know quite where to post this but since it is about someone who I think is in need of treatment, I'll put it here.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...opens-about-her-crush-he-s-not-an-animal.html

    I Love James Holmes: An Admirer Opens Up About Her Crush

    Misty Benjamin has photos of the Aurora, Colo., shooter in her wallet and on her bedroom walls. Outside today’s chilling hearing, she talks to Christine Pelisek about her crush—and why Holmes isn’t ‘a bad guy.’
    Jan 9, 2013 7:40 PM EST
    By Christine Pelisek


    "For the third straight day, as a riveted courtroom heard grisly new details about Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes’s July rampage—this time that he scoped out the movie theater in advance, snapping photos along the way—there was one woman, her hair dyed red in solidarity, who was firmly on the gunman’s side."

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    "“When they showed photos of him, everything I saw were cries for help,” said Benjamin, who says she joined the church of Latter Day Saints nine years ago after her dentist committed suicide and is dating a man who knows of her affection for the accused killer. “He wanted someone to stop him. He knows he is in trouble. He stands and sits when he is told. There is a kidlike quality to him.”"

    So much more...
     
  4. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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  5. songline

    songline New Member

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    I call people like her "enablers" They support all the wrong things, which is not helpful to anyone concerned, including her.
    No it is not an act of loving and forgiving. It is a sign of weak mind, weak character, and sadly she is the type to allow atrocities going forward too.
    She is afraid of her own shadow, I would be too, if I could not think straight. She is not thinking straight and her boyfriend is not far from her mentality. A good Shrink can help.
    BUT WHY IS THE MEDIA PRINTING THIS JUNK.
     
  6. HastingsChi

    HastingsChi Well-Known Member

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    Why does the media insist on publicizing these people? It only fuels the fire for the next silly goose to fall in love with the next horrific high profile criminal.

    I've always said that if Westboro received no media attention they'd cease to exist publicly. Same rule applies to these people...
     
  7. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Sounds like a killer groupie.

    Serial Killer Groupies
    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/s_k_groupies/index.html

    In any event, serial killers prove to be magnets for some people, mostly (but not always) females, and experts have offered a variety of reasons why. Among them are:
    Rescue fantasies: the SKG wants to believe that she has the ability to change someone as cruel and powerful as a serial killer.
    Need to nurture: many women have said that they see the little boy in these killers and feel an overwhelming desire to nurture and protect that part of him.
    The perfect boyfriend: she knows where he is at all times, and while she can now claim that someone loves her, she does not have to endure the day-to-day issues of most relationships; she can keep the fantasy charged up for a long time.
    Need for drama: during the trial, the daily events in the lives of serial killers may attract women who want to get close to the adversarial atmosphere and the possibility that something surprising may occur.
    Hybristophilia: some people are sexually excited by others who commit violence
    Exclusivity: there's a real sense of ownership of the facts about the killers—which confers its own special status—among those who feel intimately associated with them
    Regaining the lost male: some who have been abused, neglected or without a father figure look to the killer to fill that need
    Vicarious fantasies: some wish to live out their own visions of violence through a person who can actually act them out
    Low self-esteem: some women believe they cannot find a man and since men in prison are desperately lonely, it's an easy way to get involved
    Attention: when they do something like get involved with a killer, people talk about them and often the media puts a spotlight on them
    Eminence: they evolve from Nobodies into Somebodies
    The chance to show their mettle: they align themselves against the world in a heated defense of their beloved
    Beauty and the Beast syndrome: they like the idea of getting close to danger that will probably not hurt them, but there's always the slight chance

    Interestingly, many SKGs are educated and attractive. Some have money, and some are already married. Quite a few are mothers, and it's often the case that they work in some related field, such as psychology or law enforcement.
     
  8. aussiesleuth

    aussiesleuth New Member

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    I can understand the fascination, although not in a romantic way.
    High intelligence is revered in our society, so it has positive connotations attached to it.
    Subconsciously, alot of us assume that jh reasons for committing this crime will be more acceptable than those of a murderer of average intelligence.
    I do, however, feel that his research and passion in his chosen field could have played a significant part in what eventuated.
    Studying temporal illusion can lead you up some very strange pathways, and make you question things that most take forgranted.
    It's also a field that overlaps theory of time travel, and possibility of multiple realities.
    I wonder if he had somehow come to believe he could commit this crime in one reality, yet leave his victims unharmed in an alternate one?
    Or was it an experiment in temporal illusion, to ascertain whether he could use the trauma of his victims to induce a skewed perception of time, and perhaps escape scott free.
    After all, he had no intention of killing himself
     
  9. i8mypaint

    i8mypaint Active Member

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  10. HastingsChi

    HastingsChi Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.... If the loss of fifth amendment rights that is tied to a not guilty by reason of insanity defense because of a recent, unchallenged law is upheld then that might force Jimmy to explain the second gas mask under oath... oh that's right no one will ever ask him about it because it raises more questions of reasonable doubt than anything...
     
  11. i8mypaint

    i8mypaint Active Member

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    You know I never got over how when this happened a local radio station I listened to interviewed some people that said gas cans were thrown from 2 different sides of the theater. And they thought there was someone else. I don't have a link... I heard it on the radio... So take it as you will.
     
  12. Curious Me

    Curious Me Who When Where What Why & How

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  13. starry1

    starry1 New Member

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    I looked James Holmes right in the eye and felt crazy, not evil, coming from him. I'm a legal assistant/paralegal in Denver and had to run copies of a couple of exhibits down to one of my lawyers who was in trial. I had to go down a back hallway where the general public don't go to find the clerk and had to move to the side because there was a phalanx of 5 or 6 LEOs escorting him up from the back of the courthouse. He looked right at me and there was just nothing in his eyes. They were like black holes of hollow nothing. If there was ever any personality or soul in him its completely lost now. And surprisingly, I felt pity for him.

    I say surprisingly because I was absolutely FURIOUS about the shooting. My then 16yo son (now 17) had gone out with a big group of friends to see the midnight showing and then he was going to spend the night with one of his friends, so when I got up the next morning it was of course all over the news, and I hadn't heard from him yet and freaked out. Then the news finally said where the theater was and I calmed down because I knew they had gone to a theater in downtown Denver, not Aurora.

    I'm not going to be upset or anything if they execute him, I'm a huge believer in the DP and he deserves it, but I do feel sad for him when I think about it, kind of like a mom who runs into someone who is in desperate need of some mothering and comfort Sorry for the long post.
     
  14. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde Well-Known Member

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    Any theories about what the diagnosis will turn out to be? Presumably some form of psychosis.
     

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