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Innocence Lost in Colorado? For Whom?

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Dr. David J. Leonard

While the concern and unease are understandable, I ask why this moment compels national conversations about life and death, about guns, about safety, about mental health and about tragedy, when countless other horrific moments don't elicit similar sadness and outage.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Speaks Out On Aurora 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting

Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

In the days following the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., which has left 12 dead and 58 injured, another cast member of "The Dark Knight Rises," J...

'Suspicious' Packages Found At CU-Denver Harmless

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Hazardous material experts say two suspicious packages found at the University of Colorado's Aurora campus are harmless. Cautious un...

Dan Froomkin

Sacrifice For Security Skips Big Guns | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans have given up a lot in the name of increased security. Intrusive and expensive measures adopted since 9/11 have eroded privacy...

More Arrests Following 'Dark Knight Rises' Outbursts And Threats

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

-- At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring movi...

Warner Bros. Makes Donation To Aurora Victims

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — There seems to be very little of the blame-it-on-Hollywood backlash in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre that so often occ...

Families Of Shooting Victims Plan Final Goodbyes

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes spent a year in a small neuroscience doctoral program, surrounded by scientists and roughly three dozen classm...


Robert Walker | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Turn off the TV. Put down the newspaper. There is only one appropriate response to this horrific gun tragedy and all of its predecessors. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and, most importantly, tell your elected-Representatives in Washington, "Enough."

Sam Stein

How Barack Obama, Once A Vocal Gun-Control Advocate, Went Quiet | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of his first run for national office in 1999, then-state Senator Barack Obama held a rally at the Park Manor Christian Chur...

LOOK: Photo Of Clouds Said To Look Like Angel Over Movie Theater

Posted 07.25.2012 | Denver

Thousands of people gathered for a vigil on Sunday in Aurora to remember the 12 theater-goers who were killed and the 58 others who were wounded by a ...

Romney: New Gun Laws Wouldn't 'Make A Difference'

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman RENO, Nevada, July 23 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has backed gun control measures i...

Shooting Suspect's Mother Stands Behind Son, Disputes Media Reports

Rancho Bernardo Patch | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

The mother of the suspected Colorado Massacre gunman was referring to herself—not her son—when she told a reporter he had the "right person" when ...

Coloradans Pay Respects To Shooting Victims

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Voices and hands raised in prayer, mourners of many beliefs joined Sunday to remember the 12 killed in the early-morning mass shootin...

Until Something Different Happens

Ellis Dean | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver
Ellis Dean

The victims who lost their lives in Aurora were all young and seemed full of promise. But here is another promise. It is the promise that unless we do something, all of this will happen again. And no Tweets, tears, or teddy bears will change that fact.

Aurora Shootings: What Victims' Families Want to Tell Us But Can't

Nancy Cronk | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Everywhere we turn in Aurora, there are stories of heartache and despair. There is still much confusion, and many residents are in a state of shock. Let's all be the kinds of support we would want.

Chief Oates: 'We Will Convict Him'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates told NBC's Kate Snow in no uncertain terms that 24-year-old suspected Aurora shooter James Holmes will be convicted. ...

Accused Shooter Allegedly Rejected By Several Women On Sex Site

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

TMZ first reported that Police were investigating a profile on a sex website they believed could belong to James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12...

Obama Must Take Drastic Action to End Gun Culture!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I am a fierce 2nd Amendment supporter, but there is no earthly reason for anyone to own a semi-automatic military weapon except to murder someone else. It's not a sport. Money controls our democracy and public safety in our neighborhoods is one victim.

From the Great Outdoors to the Outdoor World

Patricia McGuire | Posted 09.22.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Humans can live in the wilderness quite safely so long as they don't provoke the wildlife. Sadly, in what we call civilization, we live in greater fear each day of an unprovoked human attack.

Shooting Victim Goes Into Labor While Husband Fights For His Life

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — It was a big week for Katie and Caleb Medley. Caleb, a 23-year-old aspiring comic, made it to the second round of a com...

Father Of Shooting Victim Stares Down Suspect In Court

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The father of one Colorado shooting victim sat staring at suspect James Holmes during hi...

Biden: 'We Weep' For Aurora Victims, Families

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

MANALAPAN, Fla. — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday the country weeps for the victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting, but that the st...

David Lohr

Suspected Colorado Shooter Appears In Court | David Lohr | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

The man accused of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 58 more in Aurora, Colo., last week made his first appearance in court Monday morning. James...

The Colorado Massacre

Tio Hardiman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

There should be a big push across the U.S. to introduce curriculum in schools to help educate people about violence, the same way we have effective campaigns to educate people about safe sex and the dangers of smoking cigarettes.

University Of Colorado Checking Its Role In Weapons Delivery To Holmes

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.22.2012 | College

AURORA, Colo. — University of Colorado officials were looking Sunday into whether James Holmes used his position in a graduate program to collec...