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4 Dead In Aurora, Colorado, After Shooting

Another shooting with multiple fatalities in Aurora, Colorado: Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, after an hours-long standoff, reports the Denver Post. Details are still sketchy, but SWAT teams surrounded a townhouse in the Denver suburb after neighbors reported hearing gunshots about 3am. Denver’s 9News reports that police entered the home and shot the gunman after…

Newser / January 5, 2013

Doc Warned University ‘Threat Team’ About James Holmes

The psychiatrist for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned about his state of mind that she alerted members of the University of Colorado’s “threat team.” But they did nothing because Holmes soon dropped out of school, just six weeks before the shooting rampage in a local theater, reports ABC News. Psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, who was treating…

Newser / August 2, 2012

Dane Cook Slammed For Joking About Colorado Theater Shooting

On Thursday, Dane Cook joked about last week’s deadly Colorado cinema massacre during a stand-up gig at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.
He told the audience, “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie… And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty…

Starpulse / July 27, 2012

The Soapbox: The Aurora Shooting & The Myth Of Men’s Obligation To Be Heroes

In the days, weeks and months following a national tragedy, myths settle into our national consciousness. Myths are not falsehoods, per se. Rather, myths are the stories that we repeat to explain a complex and unnerving topic and make sense of the confusion — to label something “good” and “evil,” to finger the “bad guy”…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2012

Today In WTF: WSJ Columnist Wonders If Women Saved By Their Boyfriends In Aurora Were “Worthy Of The Sacrifice”

Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto thought it appropriate to question via Twitter if the three women who were reportedly saved by their boyfriends in last week’s “Dark Knight Rises” shooting in Aurora, CO, were “worthy” of the three men’s sacrifice. Samantha Yowler, Jansen Young and Amanda Lindgren’s boyfriends all died protecting them from James Holmes’ gunfire.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2012

No, Just No: An Aurora Massacre Thong

Well, that didn’t take very long. Some tasteless asshat made thongs reading “Aurora 7-20-12″ for sale on the CafePress web site. They appear to have been taken down by now, but The Cut captured a screengrab. What is wrong with some people?  []…

Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2012

The Soapbox: Hey, Patricia Legarreta, Seriously, Don’t Marry Jamie Rohrs

It is usually not my style to meddle in other people’s relationships, but I’ve got to join the chorus of those advising — in internet comment sections, duh — Patricia Lagarreta not to marry Jamie Rohrs. Legarreta, Rohrs, and their two kids were among those at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2012

Father Who Left Family In “Dark Knight” Theater Shouldn’t Be Blamed

By now we’ve all read about the young Aurora, Colorado couple who had just moved to town and made the fateful decision to take their two young children to the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Many have gotten in their judgy comments about  whether two young children should have been in the theater that night. And now…

The Stir / July 23, 2012

James Holmes Had A Profile

And, considering it has been sent to me, like, 10 times today, I suppose I should write about it, even though every time I try and think of an annnngle or a point of viewwwww or a spinnnnnn, I feel sick to my stomach. So I am not going to say anything other than James Holmes,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2012

Online Retailer Takes Advantage Of Aurora Shooting To Sell Dress Of The Same Name Via Twitter

Today in completely classless, whoever runs the Twitter account for (which sells celeb-inspired clothing) thought it would be ingenious to use the #Aurora hashtag on Twitter (trending because of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado early this morning) to sell their Kim Kardashian-inspired “Aurora” dress. Either the person is A) a moron and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012

Gunman Kills 12, Injures 50 At Midnight Showing Of “The Dark Knight Rises” In Colorado [UPDATED]

Absolutely horrifying news to report this morning: early this morning, at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, a gunman shot and killed 14 12 people and injured 50 more. A suspect, identified as a 24-year-old male, was apprehended in the theater parking lot and was taken into custody.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012