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On Saturday, July 21st, the day after the shooting, Don and I returned to another Aurora-area theater to finish watching The Dark Knight Rises. While we experienced some very difficult, tense moments during the showing, we made it through together. In order to move forward, we needed to experience watching the movie again. Adding to our sense of safety was a very visible and active uniformed police presence at the theater; every time an officer stepped in to check on the house, we both breathed a sigh of relief.
These two survived the ‘Dark Knight’ shooting in Aurora, Colorado and actually went back to finish the film the next day. They didn’t want the gunman to win.

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The first photos are coming out of the Colorado courtroom where ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes appeared before a judge this morning. His hair was orange, he was wearing a jump suit, and he appeared dazed.

Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and he could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations.”

on suspicion

he did it, just say it, he did it.

He appears dazed, does he? Some sympathetic language for a mass murderer! Have ANY of you managed such sympathy for nonwhite killers?

Whoa, relax. That the killer appeared “dazed” is simply fact here. How in the world does this become a racial/media issue in reporting that?! Let’s not do that. This case is already too much to handle as it stands. Also, “on suspicion” is necessary. That whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing is a pretty important piece of our democracy, no matter who’s in the courtroom. 

(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)

The first photos are coming out of the Colorado courtroom where ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes appeared before a judge this morning. His hair was orange, he was wearing a jump suit, and he appeared dazed.

The first photos are coming out of the Colorado courtroom where ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes appeared before a judge this morning. His hair was orange, he was wearing a jump suit, and he appeared dazed.

Celeb Boutique went there.
Update! They said sorry.

Celeb Boutique went there.

Update! They said sorry.

Here’s video of two eyewitnesses detailing the events inside the theater and immediate aftermath. Seems like they’re talking to a TV reporter.

I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.

I feel like I am overreacting about what I experienced. But I can’t help but be thankful for whatever caused me to make the choices that I made that day. My mind keeps replaying what I saw over in my head. I hope the victims make a full recovery. I wish I could shake this odd feeling from my chest. The feeling that’s reminding me how blessed I am. The same feeling that made me leave the Eaton Center. The feeling that may have potentially saved my life.

Jessica Redfield (real last name: Ghawi) was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in Toronto.

We’ll be helping the editors on the site with coverage of the ‘Dark Knight’ Aurora, Co. shooting, so not many updates here at the moment. Truly devastating news to wake up to, you guys. If you’d like to help with our reporting, follow our Storify we’re building out and send along any notable tweets, photos, videos you find that tell the story of what happened last night.