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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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76.

Poule    

He was such a QT

760 days ago
77.

Poule    

I want to take a master degree from Liverpool
If it advertise here, must a great school.

760 days ago
78.

peoplearesilly    

I don't give one fly "F" about seeing this *******s past. I want pics of the victims. It's time media stops glorifying these *******s and give those who deserve it the attention.

760 days ago
79.

Crabby    

OK we get it.He fits the pattern for a mass murderer/serial killer. Super intelligent... no social skills.... a loner.... anti social personality..... views others as insignificant.Fragile mental status and self esteem.... possibly consumed with rage that others fail to recognize his superiority and bow down to him.Consumes pot and Vicodin to the degree that it escalates his rapidly deteriorating grip on being able to differentiate between reality and a drug/psychosis fueled plot to become infamous. Impulsive cunning very detail oriented and obsessed.I imagine as the veil is slowly pulled back it will be revealed that not only did this guy have a history of mental health issues but that others knew about it but were unable to intervene. One thing that to me is a red flag is that this guy who was described as a "brilliant scholar" dropped out of his Doctorate program.His mentors professors and parents had to have some clue that he was decompensating mentally.

760 days ago
80.

Pro Life Voter    

James Egan Holmes: is he a Terrorist?
Why this freak Killer / Murderer (James Eagan Holmes) is just simply called a GUNMAN or SUSPECT? Why this DEVIL is not called a TERRORIST? Is that because he is NOT A MUSLIM (The name James Eagan Holmes doesn’t should like a Muslim Name)? I am sure in case if this idiot was a MUSLIM he would definitely call a TRRORIST.
I feel sorry for them who lost their loved ones. My prayers are with them. Don’t you call this as terror Act? Why the term Terrorist only used with something to do with Muslims? This is the problem with our system.
I do not care where this MRDERER is coming from......Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddha, Hindu, Sikh or Non-Religious group....REGARDLESS.....he is simply a TERRORIST. Now see how our system has Double Standards? A Terrorist is simply a Terrorist. Terrorist does not have any religion. They are simply with evil hearts, and none of the group should be singled out as TERRORIST especially MUSLIMS.

760 days ago
81.

Pro Life Voter    

James Egan Holmes: is he a Terrorist?
Why this freak Killer / Murderer (James Eagan Holmes) is just simply called a GUNMAN or SUSPECT? Why this DEVIL is not called a TERRORIST? Is that because he is NOT A MUSLIM (The name James Eagan Holmes doesn’t should like a Muslim Name)? I am sure in case if this idiot was a MUSLIM he would definitely call a TRRORIST.
I feel sorry for them who lost their loved ones. My prayers are with them. Don’t you call this as terror Act? Why the term Terrorist only used with something to do with Muslims? This is the problem with our system.
I do not care where this MRDERER is coming from......Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddha, Hindu, Sikh or Non-Religious group....REGARDLESS.....he is simply a TERRORIST. Now see how our system has Double Standards? A Terrorist is simply a Terrorist. Terrorist does not have any religion. They are simply with evil hearts, and none of the group should be singled out as TERRORIST especially MUSLIMS.

760 days ago
82.

oink    

I have to say this : It's going to be hard to find a Jury member that hasn't heard of him and the details in the case.

760 days ago
83.

markdvan    

Seriously...do we really need to know every minor detail about this idiot's life? WTF?!

760 days ago
84.

Kathy    

F'n TMZ, man! Will you stop posting info on this stupid idiot James Holmes! All we need to know is what a deranged ******* he is! We dont need to know what summer camp he went to or see his high school yearbook picture or what toilet paper he uses

760 days ago
85.

GLaDOS    

TMZ.. covering the stories that nobody else cares about.
So far from TMZ we've learned that he was using the internet to try and get laid and now that he worked at a camp! Wow!
You mean to tell me he did some normal things in his life that didn't have anything to do with killing a bunch of people? That's pretty amazing, TMZ!

760 days ago
86.

Peter Whitney    

So, TMZ promotes the shooter? Cause really all these pictures and stories about him do nothing but shine a huge spotlight on him and tells people that if they go on a shooting spree they too will be headline news and be famous

760 days ago
87.

Cazz8203    

are you guys about done helping this psycho become a celebrity?

760 days ago
88.

kitty    

SDS = small dick syndrome

760 days ago
89.

tony    

why one white person kill so man people and one day smh? i think most what people need some of real help

759 days ago
90.

TMZer    

If you don't like reading about Holmes then don't read it!!!! Like the rest of the world, I'm interested in knowing more about this guy...his childhood, his pasts, his hobbies. Maybe if we learn more about him we can bring awareness to mental illness and stop future massacres. There are always red flags and if someone had only stepped in sooner to get this guy some help then this wouldn't have happened!!!!!

Again, don't like what you read? THEN DON'T READ IT!!

759 days ago
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