After the midnight movie massacre in Aurora, Colorado, a frequently raised question is: Were there any warning signs in the person of James Holmes? Could we have known before that he was up to something sinister?
- James Holmes was from California.
- He played soccer.
- He studied neuroscience.
- He regularly attended church.
- He had started a PhD in neuroscience.
- He was in the process of withdrawing from the PhD program.
- Within the last two months, James Holmes bought a Remington shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, two handguns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition.
I don’t think you have to be a trained profiler to determine which of these actions should have raised concern.