Wednesday Break and Evening ReadsPosted: July 25, 2012
Here are a few news links and political cartoons for you.
To catch up on the latest in Colorado…
When I first read this report, I thought it was possibly another news reporter jumping to conclusions. But now other news media are reporting the same thing:
The FBI recovered a package that apparently was mailed by James Eagan Holmes after the shooting suspect told investigators to look for the item on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a senior law enforcement official told NBC News on Wednesday.
The source told NBC that the package contained writings about killing people, but could not go into more detail.
Police recovered the package on Monday after getting a search warrant for the medical center mail room and then getting a second warrant to actually open the package, the law enforcement source said.
Police found the package as Holmes described it, including his name in the return address, and it’s now being analyzed, the source said.
It was unclear how long the package had been in the mail room before its discovery.
In response to reporters’ queries about the package, the Anschutz Medical Campus issued a statement saying it could not comment on anything regarding the ongoing criminal investigation into the theater shooting, under order of Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester.
If this package was sitting there days before the shooting, the university may have some explaining to do…
There is this news about the medical bills of the victims: No Medical Bills For Some Colo. Shooting Victims : NPR
Three hospitals taking care of people wounded in the Colorado theater shooting said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills for the victims.
Some victims, many of them young, are uninsured and face mounting hospital bills.
Children’s Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays for shooting victims it is treating.
“We are committed to supporting these families as they heal,” according to a statement from the hospital, which treated six shooting victims.
Another Aurora link: Romney Falsely Claims Colorado Gunman Obtained Weapons Illegally | ThinkProgress
Mitt Romney revealed that he is unfamiliar with the details of the largest mass shooting in American history, during an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams. The former Massachusetts governor claimed that alleged gunman in the Aurora, Colorado massacare, James Holmes, illegally obtained his weapons, when in fact Holmes legally purchased the firearms through various national gun chains.
So does this mean he doesn’t even pay attention to something as tragic and important as this?
The rest of tonight’s reads are cartoons.
This is an open thread…