Posts tagged "aurora shooting"

Aurora, Colorado Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison

James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado was convicted Friday evening on 24 counts of first-degree murder, two per victim, as well as attempted murder in the wounding of 70 more people. Holmes entered an Aurora movie theatre in 2012 and opened fire resulting in 12 deaths and several wounded theater goers.
He plead insanity to the murder…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

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