So much information and misinformation is being disseminated regarding James Holmes. It reminds me of the Zimmerman/Martin Case.
I thought this would be a good exercise for us and with the council we have on these boards, a very good learning opportunity.
As this goes on, more and more information will be released, but the roller coaster ride we can take here seems too good to pass on. My suggestion is, let us start with Speculation, what we think we know. Based on the information we know now (not necessarily the facts as it is), let us build a defense, and/or prosecution for this case. We dont even have to stick to a side. Just share information as we get it and see how our perceptions develop.
For example: I see a lot of chatter about his quasi=-catatonic state in the courtroom. I saw one expert describe it as a post manic episode where he may have been up for a long period of time without eating or sleeping. When asked if he was faking, she said, there is only about a 5% chance he could be that good.
However, the other expert reminded her that he was getting his degree in neuroscience, the exact field that studys this behavior. Thus, he would have seen and studied exactly how to act.
So I put it to you Dopers. Do we have an investigative event here?