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The Aurora Theatre Shooting

The events of the horrific Aurora Theatre Shooting unfolded on July 20, 2012. The shooting transpired during the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises and ended with unthinkable losses. 


James Holmes, the sole perpetrator, initially entered the theatre and bought a ticket to the film, sitting in the front row. Approximately twenty minutes into the movie, Holmes exited the theatre through an emergency exit door. He propped this door open with a plastic tablecloth holder and proceeded to go outside to his car. Inside of his vehicle were protective tactical clothing items and multiple firearms. Holmes changed into the protective clothing, which included a gas mask, a ballistic helmet, a bullet-resistant throat protector, a load-bearing vest (which was not additionally bulletproof), bullet-risistant leggings, a groin protector, and finally a pair of tactical gloves. While at his car Holmes also retrieved the guns that he would use in the attack; a 12-gauge Remington 870 Express Tactical shotgun, a Smith and Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, and a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun. 


Holmes then reentered the theatre through the same door he had propped open and entered the auditorium, wearing headphones and playing “techno music” as to not hear the audience’s reactions. He first threw two canisters that discharged a gas or smoke. This smoke caused eye irritation and obscured vision, as well as itchiness to the skin and throat. After this Holmes fired his 12-gauge Remington shotgun at the ceiling, then at the audience. He additionally fired his semi-automatic rifle, but it soon malfunctioned. Holmes lastly fired using his Glock 22 handgun. 


Holmes began shooting at the back of the auditorium, then towards people in the aisles. Three people in a neighboring room were hit by a bullet when it passed through the wall, and that area was subsequently evacuated. This room was also screening The Dark Knight Rises. Meanwhile, back in the auditorium where the shooting was taking place, the fire alarm began to sound. The scene was in complete chaos, and some were hesitant to flee due to shouts of an additional shooter in the theatre’s lobby. The first calls to 911 were made at 12:39am, with police arriving in 90 seconds. Some individuals reported the shooting on Twitter rather than calling the police, but officers were already present at the theatre when these tweets were sent. 


A total of 76 shots were fired by Holmes in the theatre; six of these were from the shotgun, 65 from the semi-automatic rifle, and five from the Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun. When Sergeant Stephen Redfearn, one of the first police officers on the scene, arrived, he decided not to wait for ambulances. Sergeant Redfearn instead sent a number of the victims to the hospital in squad cars. At approximately 12:45am, Holmes was apprehended behind the theatre by Officer Jason Oviatt. He stated that Holmes was calm and “disconnected” during his arrest. 


12 people were killed in the Aurora shooting and 70 non-fatal injuries were reported. 10 victims died at the scene and two more died at local hospitals. Four of the victims, Jonathan Blunk, Matt MqQuinn, Alexander Teeves, and John Larimer, were killed while protecting their girlfriends. Two of the victims were active-duty service members. For a full list of the fallen victims, click here


Two federal officials had stated that Holmes had dyed his hair red and called himself “The Joker”, but authorities later declined to confirm that statement. However, three days later at his first court appearance, Holmes had reddish-orange hair. Authorities found a first aid kit, as well as spike strips, in his car. Holmes later claimed that he planned to use the spike strips if police chased him or shot at him. Police interviewed a grand total of 200 witnesses during the investigation. Holmes was first incarcerated at the Arapahoe County Detention Center under suicide watch. 


The Aurora Shooting had claimed the largest number of victims of any mass shooting in the history of the United States, but was later unfortunately surpassed by the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting in 2016, which had a combined total of 102 casualties. The Aurora Shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in the state of Colorado since the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999, which claimed 13 victims, not including the two perpetrators who committed suicide after their attack. 

Nobody noticed the mental illness at this early age. Why? Because he was getting straight A’s. And he was causing no problems. And he was a good kid.
—  Dan King, public defender, about James Holmes

emootakukpoplover  asked:

Do one where the reader is in too much pain from her period and Yoongi takes care of her; hot water bottles, chocolate, peanut butter, pads,/towels/tampons and is really worried about her. Thank you!

Thank you for requesting darling! It may not be exactly the same but I hope you like it 😘

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You opened the door to your apartment and stepped inside, breathing a sigh of relief. Strangely, you weren’t able to concentrate at work today. You had been feeling nauseous and heavy the entire day. 

Walking forth, you turned towards your kitchen and kept all the groceries you bought after leaving work, on the kitchen table. You turned around to take some water out of the fridge when you suddenly felt a sharp pain in your stomach. It was so intense that, for a moment, you fell down on a knee. You got up, taking support by placing your hand on the chair. You knew what this pain was and now felt stupid for not realising why you had not felt good the entire day. 

Periods. 

You sighed as the pain diluted a little and reached for your purse where you always kept an extra tampon. Taking it, you picked up a towel from your room and went to your bathroom for a warm shower.   

                                                             ***

You stepped out of the bathroom, feeling a little better after taking a shower. You weren’t any less worried though. You knew your pain would intensify in a while, it always did. You decided that you would take a painkiller after having supper.

Wearing comfortable clothes, you stepped out of your room to hear your phone buzzing on the kitchen slap. It was a message from Yoongi. You quickly replied. 

You laughed a little as you put your phone down on the kitchen slap. You finished the sandwich you had made while texting Yoongi and kept one aside for him. You couldn’t help but feel relieved when you thought about your boyfriend coming over. His presence itself would help in taking your attention away from the pain that you knew would come in a while. 

The bell rang and you turned around to answer the door, knowing it is Yoongi. However, suddenly another jolt of pain hit you in the stomach and this time it was so intense, you fell there and then, knocking your phone off the slap in the process. You tried getting up but the pain became unbearable as soon as you moved and you couldn’t get up. You heard the bell ringing and a few seconds later, your phone started ringing. You struggled to reach your phone but you couldn’t. You let out an air of pain from you mouth as you brought your hand back on your stomach and turned your body into a fetal position.  

“Y/N!  What’s happening? Are you okay?” You heard Yoongi’s concerned voice on the other side of the door. 

You mustered up your strength to shout out one sentence. 

“IT HURTS, USE YOUR KEY!” 

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Yoongi didn’t waste time, he immediately fished around in his handbag for your apartment’s key. Taking it out, he put it in the keyhole and turned it. He opened the door and hurried inside to find you on the kitchen floor in a fetal position, clutching your stomach in pain and almost unconscious.

“Shit.”

He dropped his handbag on the floor and ran to you. 

“Y/N! What the fuck happened? Are you okay? Shit what do I do?!”

“I’m okay!” You tried to calm him down. “Just take me to my room, I’ll tell you what to do!” 

“Okay. Okay, I’ll do that.” Yoongi picked you up in his arms, bridal style, and took you to your room. He opened the door with one hand, and carefully placed you on the bed. “Okay, what do I do?” 

“Take out a tablet from the medical aid, it’s called ibuprofen.” You tried to explain through the pain.

Yoongi immediately turned around and went to your wardrobe, opening one of the drawers. He took out the medical aid and moved the tablets around in a hurry before taking out a leaf of pink coloured tablets. 

“This?” he asked you, holding up the tablet. 

You nodded your head. 

He took out one tablet and came to your side. He helped you sit up and put the tablet in your mouth. You gulped it down with water. 

“Okay, what the fuck is happening? Shouldn’t we go to the doctor?” Yoongi asked you in a worried tone. 

You shook your head slightly, “Periods.” 

“I figured that out, Y/N, but this was something else. I’ve never seen you in so much pain. Jesus, I thought you had been stabbed or something.” 

“It happens once in while. Don’t worry, I feel better now.”

Yoongi looked at you in a slightly suspicious manner before getting up and taking off his T-shirt. He threw it on the side of the bed and walked around it. He got on the bed and helped you lie down. He then took the blanket and pulled it over both of you, giving you his hand as pillow. 

You smiled and put your hands around him, snuggling closer. 

“I made a sandwich for you. You should go eat it, you must be hungry.” You said, half asleep. The medicine was starting to take effect. 

“I’ll have it later. Go to sleep.” He said pulling you closer. 

                                                           ******

You woke up to see your boyfriend missing from your side. You sat up on your bed, yawning. The pain was there but it had diluted to being bearable. 

You got out of the bed to change your tampon. Heading to your drawer, you stopped dead in your tracks. 

“Fuck. I don’t have tampons.” 

You rushed out to the dining room to call Yoongi. He appeared to be out, you could tell him to bring some tampons. You hurriedly dialled his number and was about to press the call button, when you heard the main door open and in walked your fabulous boyfriend. 

You cursed to yourself, you were too late. 

Yoongi gave you a weird look and went to the kitchen to put down the stuff he had bought.“What happened? Is it paining again?”

“No, no.” You gave him a guilty look. “I..uh..forgot to buy tampons. I don’t have any.”

Yoongi came out, giving you a poker face. 

“I know, that’s why I went out to buy some.” He said handing you the packet. 

Your mouth hung open. You got up and gave him a tight hug. 

“Min Yoongi, have I told you that you are a fucking genius? 

“You don’t have to tell me love, I already know.”


“Just change quickly and come out. I got some stuff.”

You nodded your head as you took the tampons from him and went to the loo. “Gimme half a moment.” 

You came out and went to your lounge, knowing Yoongi is there since the television was on. You were right, he connecting the T.V. to the home theatre. 

“Shoot, what stuff do you have?” You asked, walking towards him. 

“Ice cream, for one. It’s in the freezer. The chocolates are in the fridge. The peanut butter sandwich is in the microwave. The movie, is right here. 

“I love you.” 

He laughed. “I love you too, baby.”

You went to the kitchen and took out the sandwich from the microwave, all the while thinking how lucky you were to be able to call that man your lover. You never imagined that he would be so sensitive towards your..well, your periods. No one ever was. 

A smile formed on your face as you took you sandwiches and ice cream tub into the lounge. You set it up on the floor and sat next to Yoongi. 

“So, what are we watching?” 

“Conjuring 2″

“Fantastic.” You smirked. 

You both dig horror movies and watching them with him was always more fun. 

“Thanks for making the sandwich baby, here’s yours.” 

He shook his head. “I’m eating the one you made.You can have that.”

Your heart melted. You quickly reached out and turned his head towards you and gave him a peck. Then you settled on his side, putting your head on his shoulder. 

“Thank you for being here, Yoongi. I can’t tell you how much I love you.”

You thought he was about to give a sarcastic remark but were pleasantly surprised when you heard him say,

“Always.”


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so that’s that. leave it to me to turn periods into a sob story(in my defence, i could relate so hard my periods are hella painful as well)

I hope yall like it and KEEP SENDING IN REQUESTS! 

much love, 

INFERNO-LOOP

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.

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Crime scene photo of evidence outside the Aurora movie theatre where mass murderer James Holmes killed 12 people. The gas mask pictured caused a lot of controversy due to the fact that Holmes himself was found wearing a gas mask (he set of gas and smoke canisters before he started shooting in the packed theatre), the presence off another gas mask was thought to be a clue that Holmes was not operating alone and that he had an accomplice. During the trial of James Holmes it was revealed that police officers had dropped their own gas masks in the rush to enter the theatre. 

John Russell Houser, aged 59, has been identified as the perpetrator of a shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana on the night of July 23, 2015. He used a .40-caliber handgun, firing 13 rounds, which resulted in the deaths of two females. One was pronounced dead on scene, while the other died upon arrival at the hospital. Of the nine people who were injured, two have left the hospital and one remains in critical condition. Authorities discovered wigs and glasses in his motel room, which he had been staying at for several weeks, as well as a swapped out license plate on his car, and they attribute this to an initial plan for him to flee the scene. However, due to the fast police response, police say Houser’s attempt to leave was halted, and he committed suicide inside the theatre.

Three days before the shooting Lanza wrote an email about mass shooters and said that he didn’t understand why the Aurora movie theatre shooting was considered a big deal.
—  jesus christ adam omg

anonymous asked:

So I have headcanons that they all do some form of dance/theatre so I'm gonna shoot. Tom: hip hop and jazz and once he starts he'll get so into it and he'll just get lost and give it his all. Tord: Jazz, tap and hip hop like I can just imagine him in tap shoes and just dancing out his anger Matt: musical theatre, contemporary, ballet and he also sings like this boi is multi-talented Edd: drama and musical theatre like he doesn't dance too much but he's an amazing actor.

I Have Spent Over A Year Lurking In The Columbine Tag And Related Fandoms-Here's What I Saw

1: Insults aimed at a fifteen-year-old child who took her own life.

2: Jokes made at the expense of Craig Scott.

3: A pair of girls visiting the site of the Sandy Hook shooting, in the middle of the night, without proper authorisation, and taking selfies there.

4: More jokes, made about the victims of Sandy Hook.

5: Endless protestations that Eric and Dylan were victims too.

6: Harassment of Dave Cullen on Twitter, whose only crime was to write a book which didn’t paint the shooters in a forgiving or positive light.

#7: Making light of an incident in which Brooks Brown, a former friend of the killers, propositioned an underage girl on this very website.

8: Memes made about the Colorado theatre shooting, e.g. THE PEOPLE IN COLORADO PAID FOR A FULL MOVIE, BUT THEY ONLY GOT A FEW CLIPS.

9: Rampant cyberbullying, allegedly perpetuated by a woman married with children, directed at a schoolgirl.

10: A toxic general online environment, where suicide is, at best, treated as a viable option.

11: A fanfiction wherein Eric Harris molests a ten-year-old James Holmes. (It also had a sequel.)

11b: A fanfiction wherein Eric Harris rapes his grandfather.

11c: A fanfiction in which Harris and Klebold, aged thirteen apiece, participate in distinctly adult foreplay.

11d: A fanfiction in which Eric Harris is raped by an army sergeant.

11e: An online fanvid, made with Sim avatars, in which Dave Cullen is stated to be sleeping with the seventeen-year-old Dylan Klebold.

11f: A fanfiction (which was later find-replaced to remove any Columbine connotations and can be bought on Amazon) which depicts an abusive relationship between Harris and Klebold and tries to pass it off as true love.

12: A woman seen on a community video, holding up her hand to the camera to show the loveheart doodled there and saying, “I’m forty-six….and I love you!” It’s unclear whether she’s addressing Harris (eighteen) or Klebold (seventeen).

13: A real-life incident in which a fully-fledged Columbiner named James Gamble, who took his own life to avoid going through with a Columbine-inspired attack in Nova Scotia.

14: A few Tumblr blogs, which appear to be run by middle-aged women, extolling unhealthy sexual thoughts and feeling towards Harris (eighteen) and Klebold (seventeen).

There will be more. There will always be more. This community is by far the worst that I have ever seen on the surface web. If you need links, please message me and I’ll tell you which blogs to visit.

When did you write that sonnet and did it replace a previous speech that you had planned?

No, I hadn’t written anything going into today, and I hadn’t heard about today’s events until after our Tony rehearsal. I’d always kind of had this time between rehearsal and tonight to sit and think about what I would say if I was lucky enough to be called up, and it sort of informed all of it, obviously. We live in this world where beautiful and horrible things exist at the same time and sometimes on the same day, so you can’t let that go by–you can’t let that moment go by, particularly when theater is the cornerstone of—theater doesn’t exist without the LGBTQ community. It’s the cornerstone of our industry. So it’s heavy in my heart today.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
on his acceptance speech for Best Score for
Hamilton
2016 Tony Awards backstage Q&A
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Girl's view on guns

I see a lot of discussion around the topic. I live in a country where owning a gun is legal and getting permit isn’t hard. Yet there isn’t many guns around since it’s not exactly a part of our society. You want a gun? Fine, as you wish. It just isn’t relevant to your social status or anything. To put it bluntly, people here just don’t care. And that is how it should be in my opinion. However, not every country is like that and the topic of guns is a very heated topic. I would like to offer my view of the problem.

Self defense

I am slightly above average height girl that is fit and strong. I am trained in martial arts and I was unlucky enough to actually be in a situation where I had to defend myself. Simply run away just wasn’t an available option. I can tell you this much - street thugs and aggressive violent people in general love martial arts so I have no advantage there. However they are more experienced in using it in real situation, they are also usually bigger, heavier and stronger. Being a bit faster, isn’t actually that much of an advantage. And believe it or not, while man may just give up his earthly possessions, girl who surrenders might suffer a fate a lot worse than just losing wallet and a mobile phone.

So what options does an average girl really have?

A knife! - that actually helps against single attacker. Carry one with you every time you will go anywhere alone. Girls were raped during a daylight hours too. Single attackers tend to ambush from behind using surprise as a main factor. Tackling you and getting into a brawl before you can run. Having a short blade in a sleeve or in the thigh pocket is a great help. If you have long hair - needles to pin it down are useful too. Actually works better than a gun in this particular scenario. But once there is more than one person it’s useless.

Call for help! - ok now that is a joke. Unless you are a police bait and your unit is just around the corner it will most likely not do any good. Criminals usually don’t pick spot to commit their crimes on the places where it would help you and even if they do, it is rare that someone would respond to it otherwise than maybe calling a police. I know that from experience. Even in the urban area, that might take several minutes. And that is in a situation where seconds matter.

Pepper spray! No, not really effective. You have to be within very short range and when you are, time opponent needs to jump to you even if you have it drawn is too short. Threat of a spray is low (meaning you wont scare them away with it) and if there is more of them - it is entirely useless. Also, doesn’t have to work on everyone, especially narco addicts might not even register it. In a situation where assailant has already hands on you (ambush from behind etc.) you will disable yourself just as well.

Pull a gun - now we’re talking. If you are weaker, less prepared and in a disadvantageous situation (you always are, attacker is the one who picks time, place and a victim) while still have some space (common gang mugging scenario) gun can scare them off and if needed it can be an effective weapon even against multiple opponents. You may still go down but you at least got a chance.

Gun accessibility

Biggest and most common anti-gun argument. If we allow people to buy guns criminals will get them. I can understand the sentiment, but the truth is, there is a big black market of guns. Wishing it away is not an option. Organized crime will always have guns, people with some connections to underworld too. Thugs, street gangs. All of those will have guns if you want it or not. When my country was occupied by Nazis, they issued ban on guns of any sort and if you didn’t give your weapon up you would be executed without any legal process. The police state and army oversight was as harsh as you can imagine in occupied state. And yet, there were hundreds of thousands of guns. Taking means of self defence from the law abiding citizens means only giving an edge to the criminals. Which btw. takes me to “no gun zones”.

USA, you are crazy. Seriously. If someone wants to slaughter a bunch of innocent kids in the school or people in the theatre - he will not stop before a “no guns beyond this point” sign. But it will assure him that he will not be stopped by anyone. That is how the guy picked the theatre for a shooting spree on batman première. If someone wants to kill as many defenceless victims as he can than “no gun zone” is a huge invitation for a psychopath. And if you think no guns at all in the hands of public would solve this particular problem - let me remind you that in Germany was a mass murder in school done by a home made spear. 10 victims dead, 22 wounded. Oh and there was one with a knife in china that was stopped by a citizen with a gun.

Also, there was a questioning among inmates and about 70% of those confessed that at least at one occasions they decided not to attack because the victim might had been armed. So just ability to own means of self defence on itself is decreasing crime rate.

TL;DR

Girls, old people and generally everyone not a young well trained and fit male, needs a way to defend themselves. Gun is an effective way that does not rely on physical prowess and have a very high threat (meaning you can scare people off with it).

If you feel like leaving a comment, sure, go ahead.