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Dark Knight Shooting 2012

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...

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.

Politicians Hammered by the NRA

Charles Garcia | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Charles Garcia

No politician, including the most powerful man in the free world, wants to pull the trigger on solving the complex issue of gun control.

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 ...

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...

Mother Of Youngest Victim Will Be Paralyzed

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 09.29.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The Colorado woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be p...

David Lohr

Read The Criminal Complaint Filed Againts Aurora Shooting Suspect

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime

Formal charges were filed Monday against James Holmes, the man suspected in the fatal shooting of 12 moviegoers during a recent screening of "The Dark...

David Lohr

Suspected Colorado Shooter Formally Charged

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime

Prosecutors filed formal charges on Monday against James Holmes, the lone suspect in the fatal shooting of 12 moviegoers during a screening of "The Da...

Man Arrested For Bringing A Gun Into Theater

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Denver

Thornton Police arrested a 48-year-old man after he alarmed movie goers and theater staff for openly carrying a gun into the theater complex. Jam...

Colorado Shooting Suspect To Face Formal Charges

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes appeared just as dazed as he did in his first court hearing after the deadly Colorado movie theater massacre. ...

Assault Weapons Ban: It's Common Sense

Larry Hirsch | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime
Larry Hirsch

With all of the important issues dominating the political debate, the economy, health care, International Affairs to name a few it had slipped my mind...

I Want to Believe This World Is Not Evil

John Buffalo Mailer | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
John Buffalo Mailer

In times of national fear and existential questions, we need to open up our hearts and minds and really start listening to each other about the world we want to live in, and how to make that world our reality.

21 News Organizations: Unseal Shooting Case Documents

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A group of 21 news organizations is asking a judge to reverse his order sealing court records in the case against James Holmes, the man accu...

Aurora Shooting Suspect Was Seeing Psychiatrist

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime

DENVER -- The former graduate student accused in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university wher...

Arthur Delaney

Was The Aurora Shooter Collecting Unemployment Insurance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

Had the suspected gunman who allegedly killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater been collecting unemployment insurance? A wire story dis...

Bloomberg: How To Break NRA's Grip On Politicians

Bloomberg | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

It has been a week since the massacre in Aurora, Colorado. The two major U.S. presidential candidates spent the past week avoiding the subject of whet...

'He Had A Heart Of Gold'

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

PHOENIX — An Arizona man who was among the Colorado movie theater shooting victims was cremated this week, as his father remembered him as havin...

'True Heroes Come With Badges, Not With Capes'

Posted 07.26.2012 | Denver

Aurora Police, first responders, FBI agents and firemen gathered at the victims' memorial site across from the Century 16 movie theater Wednesday nigh...

Nugent Unloads On Feinstein, Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent weighed in Wednesday on last week's mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., giving some colorful comments on both Twitter and radi...