The "Holmies," a group of James Holmes supporters, are using Tumblr and other social media to change the public's mood about the accused Dark Knight gunman.
There are now dozens of Tumblr and Facebook fan pages, offering encouraging words to the Batman shooter while he's in prison, and praising his despicable actions.
According to some Holmies, they pity the former PhD student because of his degraded mental state. Others identify with this lunatic, and urge people to write friendly letters to the accused killer.
According to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson, inmate mail is inspected by staff, unless it is correspondence related to the defense.
Holmes is one of the most hated people in America right now, so it's a bit of shock that so many people are supporting him on Tumblr. But, most of the Holmies are probably teenagers, who are too immature to understand the gravity of what the former PhD candidate at the University of Colorado-Denver has done.
Sometimes the Internet resembles the Wild West, where there is an "anything goes" attitude. The James Holmes fan pages are ridiculously distasteful. After all, this is a man who is responsible for the massacre of 12 innocent people who were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. But what's the alternative? Censorship?