Opinions on Tragedy

EDITORIAL: The timing is perfect for productive discussions about preventing the next Aurora movie massacre

EDITORIAL: The timing is perfect for productive discussions about preventing the next Aurora movie massacre

Too soon? Can’t Hickenlooper and others see that it’s too late for the 12 people Holmes slaughtered, the dozens more he injured, and the hundreds that he terrorized?

PERRY: Massacre trial judge fires off the hush heard ‘round the world

PERRY: Massacre trial judge fires off the hush heard ‘round the world

With all grudging respect due to Arapahoe County District Court Chief Judge William Sylvester, don’t you hush me.

PERRY: Even after a week of horror, some of us in Aurora are afraid to blink

PERRY: Even after a week of horror, some of us in Aurora are afraid to blink

No matter what your spiritual stance, I don't want to think that any divinity would want this.

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers must find the courage to enact reasonable lethal weapon limits

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers must find the courage to enact reasonable lethal weapon limits

Restricting some weapons will increase public safety. That’s reality.

Reflecting on the tragedy: scenes I'll never forget

Reflecting on the tragedy: scenes I’ll never forget

Six days after the seemingly non-stop coverage of the July 20 theater massacre, these are some of the scenes and accounts that will stay with me long after the world grows tired of this story: The car that careened into …

PERRY: Aurora's mass murderer by any other name is still James Eagan Holmes

PERRY: Aurora’s mass murderer by any other name is still James Eagan Holmes

Every person who is clamoring to strike his photo from news coverage of the tragedy couldn't take their eyes off his glowing-orange weirdness as he sat there in court like a bobble-headed troll doll.

COLE: Focus now on mental illness and care

Anyone brave enough to say mental illness doesn’t effect everyone now? There’s no question that the alleged gunman who killed 12 and injured 58 more was severely, very mentally ill. Stockpiling weapons, ammunition and the creation of a circus-like madhouse …

PERRY: President Obama, make Aurora's massacre the last one

PERRY: President Obama, make Aurora’s massacre the last one

For the sake of all that's sane, we have got to something so that deranged people can't put together a lethal arsenal of utterly destructive weapons faster and easier than you can get license plates for your car.

When horror hits home

When horror hits home

I knew this neighborhood long before I wrote my first story for the Aurora Sentinel more than four years ago. The Sentinel headquarters on East Alameda Avenue sits in the middle of too many childhood memories to count. As a …

Boy's sign a bright spot on dark day

Boy’s sign a bright spot on dark day

Even on a day filled with heartbreaking stories, the occasional bit of good news pokes through. As our photographer Marla Keown and I headed back this afternoon from Gateway High School — where we tried talk to people connected to …