theatre-shooting

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.

I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.

The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.

Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

—  Christopher Nolan

As police name James Holmes, the suspect in custody for shooting dead 12 people and injuring 50 others at the screening of the new Batman film in Denver, did he post a warning online about his intended actions? Police are currently investigating the reasons behind the shooting but some members of an online picture sharing site have reasons to believe the shooter had sent a warning yesterday.

Users of the popular memes website 9gag have surfaced a meme that was allegedly posted by a user called JamesHolmes124.

The photo shows a iconic scene of Nazis watching a film out of the film Inglorious Bastards. Across the photo is a message reading “Tomorrow I will kill everyone during the new Batman premiere in Colorado - People will die - for the glory of the Le 9gag army!”

The post has now been deleted but screenshots were allegedly taken when it was posted 1 day ago. The username JamesHolmes124 also doesn’t exist.

It’s possible 9Gag have removed the post to avoid causing offence or have been asked to do so whilst law enforcement agencies investigate. Because the post has been removed, it is very hard to tell from a screenshot if the post has been photoshopped. However, some online users of 9Gag have commented on the issue suggesting that the user was known on the forum and sent a warning a few weeks ago.

One user posted “A few weeks ago, a man by the username of ‘JamesHolmes154’ posted a thread on 9gag saying he was going to ‘shoot up’ a theater. He was clearly distressed and admitted he was suffering from PTSD. He said he was going to walk in and try to take as much lifes as possible. The whole 9gag community egged him on and give him tips on what to wear, etc. They give him tips on sharp-shooting and sent him messages on how to take as much lifes as possible.”


Update: “Don’t Fall for 9gag Theatre Shooting Hoax” http://mashable.com/2012/07/20/9gag-hoax/

If there is one thing I hope people get out of this tragedy, is to know God. This incident today is NOT something the Father smiled about and I pray that no one blames Him for this; a loving Father would not be in joy about this incident today. To see His children die and suffer because of sin and because of the devil, God's heart broke today and I believe more than anything He wishes He didn't promise to not let His wrath out on the world because of cases like this. It is because of His grace and Jesus' sacrifice that no one has to face His wrath. Be right with Him and learn about His amazing LOVE; don't listen to the devil who is the one who wants to see incidents like this happen every day.
To any and every person making jokes about the shooting...

 It’s not “too soon”… it’s not okay at all.  Several people are dead.  Several are injured.  It's sick to see websites and people making jokes about this shooting.

Specifically that Pwhateverthefuckwebsite that makes jokes about everything.  They left a note that said their hearts go out to the families, and right under it there’s a joke about it. WTF. 

It’s sick to hear people are actually like that. 

If you knew someone in that theatre you would not be making jokes.  Let’s try and have some fucking empathy…at LEAST some sympathy for these people and don’t be so fucking rude.

That is all.  

Prayers for Aurora, Colorado

12 killed, 38 injured in a theatre shooting on 7/20/12 at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. the youngest injured being only 3 months of age. this happened only 13 miles away from Columbine high school. 

it absolutely sickens me that we live in a world where people like this actually exist.