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Dark Knight Rises Shooting

Accused Aurora Gunman Deemed Mentally Competent For Trial

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The former graduate student accused of gunning down scores of patrons in a Colorado movie ...

Hollywood After Aurora Murders: 'They Don't Want To Deal With It'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora...

Death Penalty For Aurora Shooting Suspect Is Tough Call To Make

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Crime

DENVER — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting on Thursday rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for av...

Aurora Theater Reopens 6 Months After Massacre

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 01.18.2013 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- One survivor had to pause on his way into the theater and pray. Another braced for flashbacks as he entered the auditorium where 12 p...

PHOTOS: Aurora Theater Reopens

Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

Billed as a "night of remembrance," Cinemark reopened the Century Aurora theater for the first time since the July 20th shooting where 12 were killed ...

Michael McLaughlin

James Holmes' Lawyers And Prosecutors Wage 'Public Opinion' Battle In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Crime

This week's hearing on the Aurora shooting was a legal formality that lawyers turned into a debate about the mind of a man accused of killing 12 and ...

Officer On Holmes Post-Shooting: 'He Just Looked At Me And Smiled, It Was A Smirk'

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Denver

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Poli...

Holmes Hearing Offers Glimpse Into The Horror Of The Aurora Shooting

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Offi...

Police Thought Holmes Was Officer At First

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Police officers who arrested James Holmes after the Colorado movie theater massacre described on Monday the suspected gunma...

Prosecution To Unveil Evidence Against Aurora Shooting Suspect

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl ...

Public To Get Its First Look At Evidence In Aurora Shooting Case

Posted 01.06.2013 | Crime

The public will soon get its first look at the evidence against Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes. Holmes' preliminary hearing begins on...

Judge Makes Decision On James Holmes Documents

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A judge has denied a request from prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting to redact court documents that already have b...

Alleged Aurora Copycat Charged

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three wea...

First Lady Visits Aurora Shooting Victims

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- First lady Michelle Obama has met with some of the victims wounded during last months' massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater an...

KISS & Motley Crue's Touching Gesture For Shooting Victims

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings. The bands said at thei...

Lawyers: Aurora Suspect May Be Mentally Ill

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug 9 (Reuters) - Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater...

Why Attention Must Not Be Paid: The Consequences of Obsessive Media Coverage of Criminal Suspects

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

Right now we are dangerously close to repeating earlier mistakes in granting so much airtime to notorious suspects.

Turning Killers Into Superstars? Are We Feeding Crime?

Nicole Glass | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime
Nicole Glass

Just hours after each of the heartbreaking shootings, Holmes and Page were on their way to becoming common household names. While locked behind bars, they become notorious Twitter superstars, dominating news feeds and television debates.

Aurora Survivor Calls For Suspect's Death By 'Firing Squad'

Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

A survivor of the "Dark Knight" massacre has publicly called for the alleged shooter to suffer the death penalty by firing squad. Carli Richards, w...

Victims With Gunshot Head Wounds Recovering

Posted 10.01.2012 | Denver

Aurora shooting victim Yousef Gharbi was reportedly the first patient to arrive at the University of Colorado Hospital shortly after the "Dark Knight ...

A Real Conversation About Solutions to Gun Violence in Our Nation

Daniel Gross | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

We want solutions that will save lives. We are willing to put aside our political differences to find them. We know we are better than this. Now we must hold our elected officials accountable to show that they are too.

On the Origin of American Gun Violence

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Science
Eric Michael Johnson

The hope is that if we can isolate the factor that pushes some people to murder their fellow citizens, perhaps we can alter our social environment and reduce the likelihood that these terrible acts will be repeated in the future. The only problem is, which one could it be?

Self-Preservation or Principles: A UK Perspective on the U.S. Gun Debate

David Miles | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
David Miles

One obvious question raised by the student campaigns to carry concealed weapons is whether the death tolls in any of these massacres would have been lower if the teachers, tutors or moviegoers had been able to shoot back?

Stand Your Ground

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are in a situation that demands objective scrutiny and attention. This focus can provide the impartial information that our elected officials and we need to arm ourselves and to stand our ground to defend our "inalienable rights" as citizens not just the right to bear arms.

What Should Be Done With Theater Site?

Posted 07.31.2012 | Denver

While makeshift memorials and candle outcroppings in Aurora continue to grow by the hour, the community is faced with the question: what to do with th...