Revealed: Aurora shooter James Holmes was taking prescription antidepressants and hypnosis drugs05/04/2013 21:45
(NaturalNews) Once again the alternative press is proven correct with the assertion that the No. 1 cause of violent shootings is mind-altering psychiatric drugs. New information has been released about the prescription drugs being taken by James Holmes, the mind-controlled Aurora Colorado "Batman" movie theater shooter, and it reveals he was taking two mind-altering prescription medications, including a generic version of Zoloft.
I publicly predicted this on July 20 of 2012, when I wrote, "it is highly likely that James Holmes has been on psychiatric drugs. Not only does he fit the classic definition of a person typically put on psych drugs -- young white disturbed male -- his actions in the movie theater almost perfectly resemble those of the psyched-out shooters in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold."
the LA Times now reports, "District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. reversed previous rulings on public access and made public the arrest affidavit and 12 search warrants."
Those search warrants reveal James Holmes was taking a chemical cocktail of psychiatric drugs, including:
• Sertraline, a generic version of Zoloft (antidepressant)
• Clonazepam, a benzodiazepine drug known to have "hypnotic properties"
These drugs cause violence, personality changes, amnesia and more
These two drugs produce devastating, dangerous side effects. For example, clonazepam causes increased violent behavior in individuals with schizophrenia. That's the conclusion of a 1982 study entitled "Clonazepam treatment of chronic schizophrenia: negative results in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial."
Withdrawal from the drug causes anxiety, irritability, tremors and seizures. While on the drug, people can experience hallucinations, memory loss and "personality changes."
What's really important to note here is that alcohol consumption radically multiplies the side effects of clonazepam. According to Wikipedia, "Use of alcohol or other CNS depressants while taking clonazepam greatly intensifies the effects (and side-effects) of the drug. Side-effects of the drug itself are generally benign, but sudden withdrawal after long-term use can cause severe, even fatal, symptoms."
According to the search warrants that have now been made public, police found "48 containers of beer and other liquor" in Holmes' apartment. This means he was almost certainly combining clonazepam with alcohol.
The side effects of sertraline, an SSRI drug, are also potentially deadly. Sertraline comes with an FDA-mandated black box warning stating that the drug causes suicidal behavior. Withdrawal from sertraline causes irritability, agitation, dizziness, headache, nervousness, crying, emotional lability, bad dreams and anger. This has been scientifically revealed in a 1998 study entitled Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation syndrome: a randomized clinical trial.
Two mind-altering prescription psychiatric drugs, alcohol and a gun... the media blames the gun
Nearly every mass shooting that has taken place in America over the past two decades is now linked to psychiatric drugs. This is why it was a simple matter for Natural News, InfoWars.com and others to predict that prescription drugs would eventually be revealed in the case of James Holmes.
The lying media, of course, rarely reports on the drugs. They focus on the guns, somehow not realizing that every gun must be operated by a human being whose limbs are controlled by a brain. When that brain is saturated with mind-altering prescription chemicals, bad things happen.
But rather than calling for guns to be stripped only from those who are taking psychiatric drugs, the gun control zealots attempt to blame all gun owners for the actions of one man... all while ignoring the psychiatric drug connections. The idea that psych drugs cause violent behavior has even been called a "conspiracy theory" even though the FDA requires these drugs to warn patients about precisely such side effects!
It's now clear that the courts were desperately trying to prevent this search warrant information from leaking out. There's no doubt another story in all this about the cover-up. Now that the facts have come out, by the way, the press is either ignoring or downplaying the story. Even when the LA Times got its hands on this information, it did not publish a headline saying something like "Confirmed: James Holmes was on antidepressant medications." If you want to read the real story that the LA Times should have published, you'll find it on InfoWars.com, where Paul Joseph Watson published a fantastic article on the subject entitled, "Confirmed: 'Batman' Shooter James Holmes Was On Psychotropic Drugs."
There, Watson writes:
Newly released court documents confirm that 'Batman' shooter James Holmes was taking the anti-depressant drug Zoloft before he conducted his massacre in an Aurora theater last July, underscoring yet again the prevalent yet underreported connection between psychotropic drugs and mass shootings.
Alternative media is the new REALITY media
What these developments prove yet again is that the so-called "alternative" media is now the REALITY media. We are the only ones reporting the truth on topics that the establishment wants to sweep under the rug.
Natural News predicted Holmes was on drugs, InfoWars predicted it, and CCHR even warned about it, along with countless other websites that dared to tell the truth about Holmes and his obvious use of psychiatric drugs.
Anthony Gucciardi also wrote in 2012, "Like virtually all massacre shooters before him, there is no doubt that the notorious Batman shooter James Holmes was taking hardcore pharmaceutical drugs."
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