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Three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez) | AP

JAMES HOLMES, who opened fire before the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” could not have seen the movie. Like many whose misery is reflected in violence, he may simply have been drawn to a highly publicized event with a big crowd. In cynical terms, he was seeking a publicity tie-in. He was like one of those goofballs waving in the background when a TV reporter does a stand-up at a big story.

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