BATMAN MURDERS: WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR JAMES HOLMES?
by Jon Rappoport
August 8, 2012
There is much speculation that James Holmes’ lawyer will initially go for an insanity plea.
If Holmes is, in fact, the patsy here, who was not in the theater at all; or if he was a shooter driven to kill by violence-inducing psychiatric drugs; or if he was specifically programmed to kill; an extensive trial is obviously something people in the shadows want to avoid.
An insanity plea would work for them.
The end result? Holmes will be warehoused for the rest of his life.
One has to wonder what Robert Holmes, James’ father, is doing right now. Why hasn’t he hired a top-flight lawyer to negotiate for his son? Why is his son being left to the devices of a public defender? Perhaps the legal outcome is already decided by all parties.
A look at what just happened to Jared Loughner could give a clue to James Holmes’ fate. Loughner has now entered a guilty plea to the 2011 shootings in Arizona. At first, his lawyer put forward a plea of insanity. This was followed by a year in a locked psyche ward, where Loughner was forced to take psychotropic drugs to “alleviate his schizophrenia.” Finally, he was deemed competent to stand trial, at which point he confessed to the crime, earning life in prison.
Who knows what actually happened to Loughner during his stay in the psych ward? Who knows what kind of coercion and deal making took place? The drugs themselves are a form of torture.
Thorazine, the basis for all later so-called antipsychotic drugs, was discovered by a French researcher, who found that rats, when fed the chemical, could no longer climb ropes, and he decided it would be ideal for humans.
It’s possible that Loughner, when faced with the choice of life in prison, versus having his brain destroyed by drugs, chose the former.
At his court appearance, Loughner smiled and nodded when his special friendship with one of his psych-ward guards was mentioned. It would be standard procedure for a guard to form such a bond, in order to induce the desired plea outcome.
In Holmes case, the public outcry against an insanity plea would be mitigated by the promise that, if he can be made competent through “psychiatric care,” he will then have a chance to enter a second plea, and if that plea is not guilty, a trial will indeed take place. But in fact, Holmes could be kept in lockup and forcibly administered drugs until he is ready to say, “I’m guilty,” no matter how long that takes.
All this, of course, is couched in terms of humane and fair treatment. The whole idea is avoid images of a psychiatric gulag.
But the psychiatrists will eventually have the last word.
A Holmes “suicide” while in custody cannot be ruled out. Loughner apparently tried suicide several times.
The most bizarre official statement made two days ago about Loughner: there is no doubt he will have to remain on psychiatric drugs for the rest of his life, in order to remain competent. While serving life without the possibility of parole, he needs to remain competent? Isn’t this code for “we don’t want him talking about what may have gone on behind the scenes that led to the shootings”?
There are several political reasons for placing people under long-term institutionalized psychiatric care (drugging or worse): to be able to label them insane, so anything they say can be discounted; to medicate them into a brain-damaged state of compliance, so they won’t or can’t make any coherent statements at all; to add credibility to psychiatry by claiming the patient has eventually been “rehabilitated.”
The first two reasons protect people behind the scenes who have secret crimes on their hands. Example: for decades, Joe Kennedy, Sr. and his wife hid the fact that Joe had his daughter, Rosemary, lobotomized and then stashed in institutions away from public view.
Dr. Walter Freeman, the infamous pioneer of lobotomy, performed the surgery. Rosemary was awake throughout. She was asked to do simple arithmetical calculations while Freeman was cutting into her brain. When she could no longer come up with answers and fell silent, Freeman knew the operation was successful.
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.