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Colorado Shooting

A couple of years ago I was very shaken up when patrons at a Shaker Heights movie theater were clubbed and robbed. I'd been to that theater many, many times. I cut school one day to stand in line to see The Exorcist back in the seventies. Fond memories, etc. :) It's a beautiful theater in a old, beautiful area.

Since that incident, I haven't been back.. Of course, that's ridiculous. Attacks like that can happen in any theater. But just the idea of the people who were sitting there that night, enjoying a movie, munching popcorn--and suddenly clubs are swinging, skulls are cracking, etc....well, I knew I could never sit in that theater again. An attack out of the blue on unsuspecting folks in a pitch-black theater was one of the worst things I could imagine.

It still is: 12 people murdered and 38 wounded in an Colorado theater by some loathsome POS who, no doubt, will plead insanity--never mind that he planned the attack down to the smallest detail: tear gas, four guns, plus a bullet-proof vest and a gas mask for himself.

The youngest victim is only three months old.

"We don't have a motive yet," is what I'm hearing on the news.

Motive?

First of all, does anyone care about a motive? Second of all, how could there be a motive for an atrocity such as this?

EVIL doesn't need a motive.

And this man is pure evil.

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onegrapeshy
Jul. 20th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
I simply cannot wrap my mind around this.

There was also a shooting at a Cracker Barrel in Cleveland several months back. The entire family was annihilated by the father who then killed himself. The family lived only a few a blocks from me. I pass their house (which is now abandoned, in a sad state of disarray) nearly every day. I'm still dealing with the idea that something like that can happen so close to me, though I know no one is exempt from evil no matter where you live.
Patrick Dilloway
Jul. 20th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
Whenever something like this happens I can't help thinking that if you're going to shoot someone, why not just turn the gun on yourself and save the rest of us a lot of trouble? Whatever this guy uses as an excuse--Allah, the devil, violent video games, rock music--you still have to be accountable, especially for something so meticulously planned.

I just hope we don't have to start going through metal detectors and patdowns to go to the movies though because of a wacko like this.
onegrapeshy
Jul. 20th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I think it's only a matter of time before we'll be doing exactly that. :(
goldiebug
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm with ya
so shocked and saddened that this happened. Movie theaters are one of my favorite places to be, and now I feel like the sanctity and the safety of that has been shattered forever. Just sick about it.
onegrapeshy
Jul. 20th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm with ya
Me too.
edgyauthor
Jul. 22nd, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
This is tragic. And horrendous. I can't fathom how anyone can ever possess the evil necessary to commit crimes such as this. Yet they happen. I feel so sorry for everyone affected by this....
onegrapeshy
Jul. 23rd, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
I hate that the news refers to it as a "tragedy" when a better word would be "atrocity."
edgyauthor
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it definitely was atrocious....
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