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Name: James Holmes
Occupation: prison bitch
Last Seen: Aurora, CO
Bee-otched For: turning from a good kid into The Joker
This past weekend was probably the saddest weekend in Hollywood history.
No famous actor, actress, producer or director died. Instead, 12 innocent moviegoers who attended the Midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at Cinemark's Century 16 megaplex in Aurora, CO were shot to death and 58 others were wounded. As the crowd was watching the movie that night, a gunman appeared from the exit door, dropped tear gas on the floor and opened fire at the patrons. Most of his victims were under 30, including a six-year-old girl.
Police identified the perpetrator as 24-year-old James Holmes, a PhD student who was a straight-up good kid growing up. He had good grades in high school and attended college. However, Police have discovered lots of Batman paraphernalia in his once-booby-trapped apartment and thousands of dollars worth of guns and ammo purchased both online and at the local Gander Mountain.
The victims of the horrific disaster in Colorado have had tons of support. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called them at the hospital, and even President Obama visited them as well. On Sunday night, he talked about one of the survivors of the incident, a 19-year-old girl who was shot in the neck. Her best friend quickly ducked her to the ground, covering her neck.
There were many true heroes of this tragedy, mainly the boyfriends who took Holmes' bullets instead of the girlfriends sitting next to them. There were some who ignored theatre cell phone policy and immediately called 911 as Holmes was blasting away at the patrons. And yes, the brave police and EMS crews who worked their hardest to keep people alive.
Since the incident, Warner Bros. has kept the weekend estimates for the film from going public in respect to the families involved. However, it's reported that The Dark Knight Risesmade $160 million, a record for a non-2D feature.
Look, there are fans and there are fanatics. I like Howard Stern. This very website was devoted to him originally. I listen to his show daily and watch America's Got Talent. I even have a lithograph of a painting of him given to me by a fan who thought that I'm connected to the show. But, I'm no fanatic. I don't own his books, I don't watch his Howard TV shows and I don't care. If he reads this site, it'll be a miracle. If I ever meet him, let it be. However, yes, there are the fanatics who stalk him and make his life miserable, and I'm not one of them.
All I can say is that I hope the people of Aurora will overcome this nightmare and will live their lives normally like the rest of us. I know that the state also gave us Columbine, and to this day, people still hurt from it. However, dwelling too much about the past doesn't help. Worry about the future.
And speaking about future, Holmes will be in court this morning, where he's expected to face dozens of charges. Although being for the death penalty is a risky issue, I'm for it in this situation. Holmes took the lives of 12 people, the state should take his.
Why? Dropping the soap too much just isn't enough.
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