James Holmes’ Psychiatrist: Critical Questions
–Richard E. Vatz
CNN within the hour: “Shooting suspect James Holmes was a patient of a University of Colorado psychiatrist before last week’s attack at a movie theater that killed 12 people, according to a court document filed by his attorneys.”
This fascinating news revelation requires the Howard Baker-type iconic question: “What did the psychiatrist know of Holmes’ intentions and when did she know them?”
If the psychiatrist had material knowledge of the impending massacre and, due to a false reading of medical ethics, withheld it, what will be the reaction of the criminal justice system?
This may be a significant component of the story of Aurora.
Professor Vatz is a winner of the Thomas Szasz Civil Liberties Award