The Under-Appreciated Casualties of Aurora, Colorado

The appreciated casualties are manifest: 12 dead, 58 injured -- all shot.  This occurred 20 July 2012 at the Century 16 Theater, operated by Cinemark, at the Town Center at Aurora.  Thanks to the internet, we were kept abreast of every detail of this tragedy as it unfolded.  So immediate was the delivery, it was not unlikely watching a real-time broadcast of a baseball game.     The same internet also imparts fame with equal real-time velocity.  On 19 July 2012, James Holmes was simply an unknown medical-school flunky, orange-haired randy, and serial loser on Adultfriendfinder.com.  A few hours into 20 July 2012, he was a Wikipedia entrant and a worldwide curiosity.  The perpetually plugged-in media has been freely profuse in eulogizing James Holmes' victims.  To be sure, the victims are much more deserving of their 15 minutes of fame than James Holmes is.  Through no fault of their own, they are lost forever, and in a...(Read Full Article)

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