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July 20, 2013
One year later: On this date in 2012, a heavily-armed gunman walked into a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and opened fire, killing a dozen people and injuring 70 others, paralyzing some of those victims. This week, Aurora, Colorado honored the victims, along with the other victims of gun violence since the Newtown shooting in December, reading off more than 5,000 names. Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, who represents the district, says that both she and the community she represents have struggled to come to grips with the incident. “It hasn’t fully mended after a year,” she said. (photo by Hyoung Chang/via USA Today)

One year later: On this date in 2012, a heavily-armed gunman walked into a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and opened fire, killing a dozen people and injuring 70 others, paralyzing some of those victims. This week, Aurora, Colorado honored the victims, along with the other victims of gun violence since the Newtown shooting in December, reading off more than 5,000 names. Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, who represents the district, says that both she and the community she represents have struggled to come to grips with the incident. “It hasn’t fully mended after a year,” she said. (photo by Hyoung Chang/via USA Today)

14:58 // 1 year ago
June 4, 2013
James Holmes’ plea change (from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity) has been accepted by Judge Carlos Samour, a change which gives the state of Colorado a great deal more freedom to investigate the mental well-being of the accused shooter. Holmes will now be transferred to a mental health facility in Pueblo, where he could remain for several months, and may now be given one or more “truth serums” as part of the state’s investigation of his mental stability. The change also led Judge Samour to admit into evidence a notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist in the days before the shooting, stating that the defendant’s insanity plea waives his right to doctor-patient confidentiality. (Photo via Andy Cross/Denver Post) source

James Holmes’ plea change (from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity) has been accepted by Judge Carlos Samour, a change which gives the state of Colorado a great deal more freedom to investigate the mental well-being of the accused shooter. Holmes will now be transferred to a mental health facility in Pueblo, where he could remain for several months, and may now be given one or more “truth serums” as part of the state’s investigation of his mental stability. The change also led Judge Samour to admit into evidence a notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist in the days before the shooting, stating that the defendant’s insanity plea waives his right to doctor-patient confidentiality. (Photo via Andy Cross/Denver Post) source

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January 9, 2013
The courtroom artist behind the big cases. With a major murder case taking place this week, Bill Robles, who has spent five decades capturing moments big and small in courtroom cases you might have heard about, is back on the beat. His career is more interesting than about 98 percent of people’s. Anyway, we didn’t want this post to get reblogged by one of those creepy James Holmes fandom Tumblrs, so we used a picture of Kevin Federline instead.

The courtroom artist behind the big cases. With a major murder case taking place this week, Bill Robles, who has spent five decades capturing moments big and small in courtroom cases you might have heard about, is back on the beat. His career is more interesting than about 98 percent of people’s. Anyway, we didn’t want this post to get reblogged by one of those creepy James Holmes fandom Tumblrs, so we used a picture of Kevin Federline instead.

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August 30, 2012

Are donations going to Aurora shooting victims? Colorado governor is on the case

  • $350,000 distributed to 70 victims of the July 20 Aurora, Colorado shooting
  • $5 million donated in total to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund via GivingFirst.org source

» It gets worse: According to the families of 11 victims, the first $100,000 disbursement wasn’t even given to the victims or their families. It went to 10 local non-profits, at the direction of the Recovery Committee created to manage the donations. “We’re certain that everyone who donated their hard-earned wages intended for 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the victims,” said Tom Teves, who lost his son Alex that night, adding, “Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case.” Gov. Hickenlooper told reporters that he was unaware of the issues with the committee, and “had not heard that some people had received nothing.” He also said his office would take a more proactive approach to monitoring the Recovery Committee going forward.

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15:35 // 1 year ago
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17:00 // 2 years ago
August 21, 2012
As Aurora moves forward after the tragedy of July 20, it is our hope that the entire community will participate and benefit from the citywide healing process. Many people have asked about the future of Aurora’s Century 16 theater. We want to know your thoughts. Please take a few minutes to tell us your thoughts. These comments will be shared with Cinemark for consideration in their decision making process.
A message from the City of Aurora, Colo. • Asking what the city and theater owner Cinemark should do about its movie theater — where, just a month ago, a deadly shooting changed it forever. Options on the table include tearing the theater down and replacing it with a memorial, or re-opening it under a new name. For comparison’s sake, a 1984 shooting at a California McDonald’s restaurant led that company to raze the building and build a new location nearby. A memorial was eventually placed where the fast-food restaurant was initially located.
19:30 // 2 years ago