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James Holmes, suspected ‘Dark Knight’ shooter, worked in 2008 at Jewish camp

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 22, 2012 | 9:17 am

Unlike with Phillip Markoff, I don’t suspect that many people heard the name James Holmes and immediately asked, “Is he Jewish?

But NBC reported yesterday that Holmes was, in fact, a counselor at Camp Max Strauss, which is run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles. Via Bloggish:

NBC 7 San Diego KNSD reported on Saturday that during the summer of 2008 the alleged shooter, James Holmes, 24, was a cabin counselor at Camp Max Strauss and was “responsible for the care and guidance of a group of about 10 children.”

The NBC story quotes a statement from Randy Schwab, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters, which runs Camp Max Straus, that says Holmes “helped [campers] learn confidence, self esteem and how to work in small teams to effect positive outcomes.”

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