Friday, July 20, 2012

Tragedy at Midnight Showing of The Dark Knight Rises

A mere 13 miles from the Columbine High School Massacre in 1991, yet another horrible mass shooting has taken place. This time at the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises

12 people dead 38 59 wounded. The youngest victim is a 3 month old that was wounded, but will be fine

James Holmes is the 24 year old shooter who rushed into the theater through an exit door during the movie's gunfight scene, threw a gas bomb, and started shooting people randomly. As of right now, investigators are trying to find out this sicko's motives for committing such a horrible crime.

At his apartment, police found that his place was booby-trapped and also contained buckets of more ammunition. Law enforcement is also looking to see if Holmes has any social media accounts or blogs, working to locate any sort of premeditated manifesto he might have posted. Police are pretty sure he's a lone gunman and any sort of group terrorism link has not be identified.

I'm sure we'll learn more about Holmes as the day continues. His mother, who lives in San Diego, was contacted by law enforcement, and she knew in her gut they had the right man.

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure this gruesome event will be politicized. And I'm also sure that the media will fill the airwaves with all kinds of stuff about James Holmes, as we all struggle to understand why. I refuse to post his pic on here. You're about to get bombarded with this evil person's image anyway.

With all of the crazy media buzzing around this story, let's not forget the people who were killed and injured in this shooting. I'm so saddened and angry right now, it's hard to type.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family and friends.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw that this morning. Just sickening.

Vero said...

O.O What a tragedy.

Julie Dao said...

Just awful. I saw this on CNN this morning. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragedy.

Brinda said...

This is horrible. I don't watch the morning news and hadn't heard. I am so sorry for the families.

Jay Noel said...

The irrelevant and tasteless politicizing has begun. The media is saying that there's a Denver Tea Party Member by the name of "James Holmes."

And of course, we're just starting to get the whole gun debate stirred up yet again.

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Pk Hrezo said...

Omgosh. I hadnt heard this. This is why I dont watch the news. Just horrible. Prayers for the families.

Anonymous said...

What a heart breaking tragedy.

Tiyana said...

I just don't get why someone would do that. I mean...this seems like something a villain in the Batman universe would do to get noticed and make a point, so on top of being horrible it's just really creepy.

M Pax said...

I saw a man earlier talking about his friend who was killed ... a writer. Sad and senseless violence.

Elizabeth Twist said...

The most intelligent responses I typically see about events like this come from the alternative research community / alt media community. When someone goes off like this, it is often the case that he has slipped through many, many cracks in the system.

This is very sad and condolences to friends and family of those who were killed and injured.

The Golden Eagle said...

I hadn't heard of the shooting until I came across this post. How horrific.

The Desert Rocks said...

Good reporting Jay. I guess he calls himself the Joker, but when he gets the chair, the joke will be on him. I agree that the emphasis should be on the poor victims and their families. Wonderful post.

Jay Noel said...

The politicizing is really disheartening. Just terrible. It's sad when The Onion is the only media outlet RIGHT ON TARGET with its reporting on how all of this is going to end.

Mr. Shife said...

I really leaned on this quote today because I am deeply disturbed, disgusted, and saddened by this tragedy.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Morgan said...

I've been away camping for the week, so I'm just hearing this now. So tragic... :/

Jay Noel said...

Shife: That's a great quote to keep in mind, man. Thanks.

Morgan: Sorry to bring you such bad news.

Callie Leuck said...

I've been trying to avoid all the political media crap that surrounds tragedies of this sort, but with little effect. I have managed to avoid seeing the shooter's picture, though, which is something. A true tragedy, and what I want to read is the one well-written feature story that will come out in six months or a year. And that's all.

the weirdgirl said...

How horrible! I missed this because, frankly, I haven't been watching the news and we cancelled our paper. I feel like I SHOULD be informed but I can't say I miss reading stories like this one. Those poor people.

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