Twitter is a large place, where virtually all points of view have a voice.

This week, in some corners of the Twittersphere, there are people claiming that alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes is receiving lenient treatment from the criminal justice system and media due to his race.

If he were black, these Twitter users argue, no one would be raising the possibility that Holmes is mentally ill. Rather, Holmes would have been killed by police before he was taken into custody.

Yes, really, there are people who believe that:

On a related note, a few Twitter users appear to be claiming that Holmes himself is racist, despite the fact that most of the people he killed were white.

Of course, if Holmes is convicted, that will be construed as evidence of racism, too:

Still others wonder if the Aurora shooting was a false flag operation to divert attention from the real villain: