A year after the attack, the Resilience Center — a partnership between Aurora Mental Health, the city of Aurora, Anschutz Wellness Center and Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance — opened in the basement of the old Hoffman Heights Library at 1298 Peoria Street offering free services for any Aurora resident — not just people who were in the theater.
The city needs $50,000 total to commission a sculpture and provide amenities such as benches and pathways for the memorial garden.
For some no amount of weeks, months or years will ever be enough to make the theater just another under-lit place to see a movie. It’s a place stained with too much tragedy, too much loss, too much heartache.
3:49 p.m. update: CENTENNIAL | Public defender Dan King made District Attorney George Brauchler’s closing remarks for the prosecution a key part of his closing argument on behalf of his client, Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. King began his closing speech, opting to use the courtroom’s lectern, by quoting Aldous Huxley: “Facts do not cease […]
“This was a terrible tragedy in which great harm was caused for large numbers of people. It’s virtually impossible to divorce that question of insanity from its context,” said Valerie Hans, a Cornell Law School professor who has studied juries and the insanity plea. “I really feel for jurors who have to listen to wrenching testimony and steel themselves and look at the law and see which legal option really is the best match.”
CENTENNIAL | They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don’t want him to die. But more than two months into his mass-murder trial, James Holmes has yet to turn around in his seat and acknowledge them. They called him Jimbo. […]
“The Conservation Challenge is a fun and easy way to remind people about all of the different things they can do to conserve, “ Mayor Steve Hogan said. “I had no doubt Aurora would win, because we have been wise water users for decades.”
“It’s clear we are getting positive attention that we have long deserved. But in the past we failed to step up and tell our own great story. With whole hearted Council support, we have now launched a branding campaign designed to change perceptions about our home,” said Hogan.
“This is not a game,” Samour said. “If you tell us you can be here and serve on the jury, we are going to count on you to be here and serve on the jury.”