Hickenlooper fails to understand that resorting to hiding humans is not only the wrong answer to the prison and prisoner safety dilemma, it’s the worst answer
Republicans long have complained about judicial secrecy. They cite the secret costs to taxpayers to prosecute and defend Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a 2012 attack at a suburban Denver movie theater
“I didn’t want any mistake that I was sensationalizing violence or romanticizing the killer in any way,” Sutton said. “There is no catharsis … you walk out of that movie still having to deal with the fact that an act of violence can happen at any time.”
The year saw a bevy of milestones, including a turnaround at the VA hospital, a wild election season, and a local chapter in the growing national controversy over how police interact with black residents
The Colorado Department of Human Services announced a new task force last week that will review the system and make recommendations about how to improve it.
State officials have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.
After being convicted last year of killing 12 and wounding 70 more in the July 2012 attack, James Holmes was moved from Colorado Department of Corrections custody to an undisclosed prison
Experts say the loss Thursday to Cinemark may also have hurt the chances of other survivors in the few remaining lawsuits stemming from the 2012 rampage
Lisa Teesch-Maguire, one of the prosecutors who handled the case, said she knows of at least three victims who have filed a complaint with the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice arguing the state’s decision to keep the gunman’s location secret violates the Colorado Victims’ Rights Act.
In a civil lawsuit in state court, 28 victims and their families say Century Theaters should have had armed guards at the packed opening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and alarms that would have sounded when James Holmes slipped into the darkened auditorium through an emergency exit and opened fire, killing 12