Opinions on Tragedy

EDITORIAL: Access to Aurora theater shooting trial doesn't jeopardize fair proceedings

EDITORIAL: Access to Aurora theater shooting trial doesn’t jeopardize fair proceedings

The sheer scope of the massacre and these trial proceedings themselves have taken the characteristic of a war crimes trial. Holmes admittedly unleashed so much pain and suffering, the only questions left deal with whether he was psychologically incapable of stopping himself, how that could happen, and how is it he remained at large and able to pull off such an attack without others stopping him

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

As the one-year anniversary of Aurora’s worst day looms, the costs of the shooting — both emotional and financial — are only now coming into focus

EDITORIAL: The lack of real change since massacre is a milestone of sadness

EDITORIAL: The lack of real change since massacre is a milestone of sadness

Colorado must wade into the dilemma of how much personal freedom to sacrifice in order for the state to detect and act on those who create such a danger to the public.

PERRY: Holmes slaughtered innocents, but we murdered reason after theater massacre

PERRY: Holmes slaughtered innocents, but we murdered reason after theater massacre

It’s a chilling idea, allowing a government agency to look at us under a microscope and determine whether we’re just interested in guns and blowing off a little steam, or whether we’re the next James Holmes

EDITORIAL: Death penalty poll shows what Coloradans need to know, not what lawmakers need to do

EDITORIAL: Death penalty poll shows what Coloradans need to know, not what lawmakers need to do

Just as important is the fact that so many Colorado residents are under the erroneous assumption that the death penalty is applied evenly and fairly here. It most certainly is not.

EDITORIAL: Sheriffs shoot themselves in the foot in being selective about gun laws, all laws

To make their case, several of these rogue sheriffs announced earlier this year they won’t enforce Colorado’s new laws because they don’t like them or think they won’t be effective in keeping people from shooting each other.

EDITORIAL: Colorado can get realistic results from gun control and mental health changes

EDITORIAL: Colorado can get realistic results from gun control and mental health changes

What would improve public safety would be a massive increase in programs that prevent and treat mental illness, as well as programs to educate the public on when to intervene in the lives of those who are dangerously mentally ill, and especially those who have access to weapons

EDITORIAL: Gag order is no joke: Court needs to rule effectively on Holmes case

EDITORIAL: Gag order is no joke: Court needs to rule effectively on Holmes case

Telling officials they can release what they want until Simon says, “wrong move,” is a much greater threat to a fair trial than is a few well-worded orders that let government officials talk about already made-public evidence

EDITORIAL: Aurora does have unmet needs from shooting, but ‘resiliency center’ doesn’t address them

EDITORIAL: Aurora does have unmet needs from shooting, but ‘resiliency center’ doesn’t address them

Like so many Aurora residents, city officials clearly feel the need to do something in regards to the terror inflicted by James Holmes last year. But this center isn’t what Aurora is asking for, nor is it what the community needs.

EDITORIAL: Mental health pitch only a starting point for a safety

EDITORIAL: Mental health pitch only a starting point for a safety

A host of Colorado lawmakers irresponsibly gutted mental health programs during the 1990s in an effort to reduce the size of Colorado’s government.