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:

https://twitter.com/_NeciKidd/status/227681082512920577

https://twitter.com/inVINCEble24/status/227632481233416192

https://twitter.com/lideeeyuh/status/227598233835302914

https://twitter.com/KarelisM_/status/227593988780199937

https://twitter.com/blw_3/status/227584688095633409

https://twitter.com/elsanyait_xo/status/227497947825311744

https://twitter.com/bye_hoe/status/227479905896632320

https://twitter.com/TeamPenguino/status/227507564567482369

https://twitter.com/EricaB143/status/227546673520467968

https://twitter.com/NayBaduu/status/227541480510746624

https://twitter.com/elsanyait_xo/status/227497947825311744

https://twitter.com/faalon/status/227490288590016512

https://twitter.com/NerdLifeApparel/status/227433919790870529

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.

https://twitter.com/JDivaDaPrincess/status/227480064659431424

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

https://twitter.com/TomTom_Lil/status/227534611742339072

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

https://twitter.com/inNate13/status/227434946288041985

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