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James Holmes

Summer Camp Photos

7/22/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

James Holmes -- Summer Camp PhotosTMZ has obtained two photos of James Holmes from his time as a camp counselor at Camp Max Straus, which is run by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles.

A counselor who worked with James the summer of 2008 tells TMZ ... he seemed like everyone else and hung out with the other counselors. He described James by saying you "wouldn't be able to tell he was a killer," adding, "He was cool. I never would have thought he could kill anybody. He never was anything but nice."

0722_james_holmes_wm__arrow_subRandy Schwab, chief executive of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and director of Camp Max Straus, told the LA Times that James was responsible for “the care and guidance of a group of approximately 10 children" and added, "He was a counselor that had no incidents or disciplinary concerns. That summer provided the kids a wonderful camp experience without incident."

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No comment    

ABC said this guy was a Tea Party member. Now bloggers are saying he was part of the Occupy (Wall Street) movement. TMZ do some investigation and tell us how he was registered to vote. His Match.com said Middle of the Road.

634 days ago
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jamie5    

Does anyone know about his medical background? He's in that age group for acquiring schizophrenia. That mental illness can attack anyone's brain...brilliant or not.

634 days ago
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24HourJockItchCureDotCom    

F U TMZ for giving this guy any more coverage.. Who care where he went to summer camp or that surprisingly someone that knew him thought he was an OK guy! Quit talking about him, he does not deserve this attention!!!!!!!! This site is really starting to blow......

634 days ago
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LadyN    

This is such a tragedy. I wish you would focus on the victims and not the killer who obviously is loving every second of his "fame". If he didn't want to be around to see himself in the news, he would have done what most do and shot himself before the cops arrested him.

634 days ago
20.

Scotty    

Stop glorifying these monsters! You are doing nothing except paving the way for the next psycho! These people are not that interesting!

634 days ago
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H    

We don't need to give this sick bastard any more attention than he's already going to get. Please keep him off your site or I will go elsewhere for celeb news.
Stick to trashy celebs like Kim K (or actually not her, tired of her too) or whomever. Just keep this guy off.

634 days ago
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Mind    

All these negative comments against tmz Wake up people !! I doubt anybody at tmz likes this guy or the horrible things he did.. there putting him up to try and understand the man and why maybe people like him do this bull**** by seeing if there's any signs by the way he used to act or acted .. obviously not paying attention to unstable people hasint worked or even may have exacerbated the problem....

634 days ago
23.

D Buchanan    

Posting photos of him at summer camp like he is a celebrity???? Giving this sick bastard any publicity is irresponsible. These photos should be taken down PRONTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

634 days ago
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Mind    

Its so funny how people act so appalled by what tmz post.. but yet you know how and what they post but yet you still come back and click things. I guess making negative comments makes you feel better about your self that your actually just as interested in seeing and reading about the story and him as anybody else.. if news stations didn't get so many views and ratings they wouldn't put it up...

634 days ago
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pmg    

TMZ- please stop giving him the attention he craves. This just feeds the belief that the next person will have that they will become significant by harming and killing others. Focus on the victims and the harm done to socety as a whole.

634 days ago
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Mimi    

Just to clarify for those of you already assuming he was Jewish, according to multiple news reports he was heavily involved in the local presbyterian church in San Diego, he just happened to have worked at a summer camp funded by a Jewish org

634 days ago
27.

Shhhh    

MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE!

Let the victims have their privacy.

634 days ago
28.

Observer    

Stop giving excuses for that terrorist! Medications, drugs or not, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR CRIMINALS. He should be punished severely, period!

634 days ago
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Infiniti    

now, if only we can uncover a picture of him getting hung by his testicles for the thing he did...

634 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

The one aspect the media (and DOJ) suffers in this tragedy - Is the right-wing connection...there is none! In fact, the past two horrific shootings...Jared Loughner /Tuscon and this one, have both been committed by liberal intellectual types...Not redneck gun nuts.

634 days ago
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