We all awoke Friday to the terrible news coming out of Aurora, Colorado in which a lone gunman opened fire on a crowded movie theatre during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises. Chuck Murphy from “The Denver Post” joined The Morning Sports Page Tuesday to detail the accounts of the massacre and the effect it has had on the Denver community.
Murphy states that there is still not a lot that has come out about the case. From what he knows, a specific motive still has not been established. However, Murphy insists that the calculation and precision that went into the planning suggest that the judge and jury will not accept insanity as a motive.
Murphy also suggests that there is a definite feeling of despair, anger and confusion around the Denver community. They want to know why. Why there? Why them? What have they done to deserve this…again?
As many recall, the Denver area was rocked by the horrendous Columbine massacre in 1999. But as Murphy suggests, it doesn’t end there. The Denver area has been rocked by a mass shooting at a middle school and a local area church. And former Denver Bronco cornerback Darrent Williams was also shot and killed outside a nightclub in the Denver area. In one of the cleanest, most beautiful areas to live in the entire country, the people have had to endure tragedy after tragedy.
Although the event was one of the most deadly and unspeakable events that has happened in recent memory, Murphy insists that there have been a number of good things to come out of it. Families have been brought together by acts of heroism too great to put into words. Men jumped in front of bullets to save their wives, girlfriends. Adults who fully knew what was happening in front of them, risked and in many cases gave their lives to shield children from the gunfire And local police responded to the destruction in a matter of minutes – probably saving dozens more lives from being taken away.
Take a listen to the incredible interview and if you would like to help the people of the Denver area get their lives back to normal donations can be made to GivingFirst.com