“For the victims’ families and the victims and the first responders, it’s going to be what we call too much, too ugly, too similar,” he said. “It brings back that night on July 20 for everybody, even if they’ve processed it.”
CENTENNIAL | As the Aurora theater trial starts in Arapahoe County, city officials and volunteers are working to keep their focus on a memorial garden being built for the victims. The official memorial will be in the city’s xeriscape display garden at East Alameda Parkway and South Chambers Road. Officials say it will be a […]
“There’s a lot of folks looking around and saying ‘wait a minute, the sky didn’t fall,'” Morse said. “The more time goes under the bridge, the more these laws will stick.”
Pierce O’Farrill, who was wounded along with his friend, Carey Rottman, in the July 2012 shooting, said forgiveness and faith long ago gave him what others hope will come out of the trial: closure
“You can almost feel the community holding its breath,” Hill said.
“I think what we have passed seems to be working and has not taken away anybody’s gun rights as far as I know — and so I’m not in support of taking steps backwards on any of these.”
“My son never harmed anyone,” she wrote. “People think he is a monster, but he has a disease that changed his brain. … Praying for good men and women engulfed in psychosis and alone with their disease.”
“The most comforting thing for me was knowing he was a father himself. To know that he picked her up the same way he picks up his own kids and he carried her the same way he carries his own kids”
But that doesn’t mean Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes can look forward to similar privileges if he is found not guilty by reason of insanity, experts say.
Healing is a fluid process, and one that has taken myriad forms in the days, months and years following the July 20, 2012, shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora. For some, it’s solitude. After dozens of impromptu memorials popped up around the city and the country in the days following the massacre […]