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Movie Theater Massacre in Colorado 12 people murdered and dozens more injured as they watched the Batman premier. What prompted such a senseless massacre of innocent people? Join us for discussion.


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Old 07-20-2012, 10:48 PM
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The Victims of the Colorado Shooting

interviewed Jordan Ghawi, brother of shooting victim Jessica Ghawi (Redfield-professional name-wanted to be a sportscaster) who explained he was doing interviews so the victims would be talked about rather than the killer. Anderson thereafter tweeted about not using the killers name as Jordan had said how upsetting it was that we always know the killers names but not the victims..

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We'll tell all we know of suspect, but I'll try not to use his name much. History should remember those who died, not their killer. @AC360
Retweeted by Jordan Ghawi
Jordan Ghawi has a blog and twitter site. his sister is the one who had narrowly escaped the Toronto Mall shooting...what are the chances?

https://twitter.com/JordanGhawi



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I hate all the attention the killer is getting.I often feel like these type of people,want all of this attention.Even if it is bad.His name is all over newspapers and internet and will be for years to come.A shy unknown is now all over the pages of google.I know this is the only way we can get justice,I just wish they could give him a different name and no face to go with it.I have plenty of alter names in mind,and they are not good.Do I think he feels remorse? Not at all. JMO
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:49 PM
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For Those Killed or Hurt in the Colorado Theatre Shooting

This is a thread to spread the word about the victims of the coward who recently killed 12 and wounded 70 at the theater in Aurora, CO.

Please list their names, something about them, photos and their status as reported. I will start with one who has really touched me for some reason: http://maximumnewsinformer.com/wp-co...otoblog600.jpg

His name is Alex Sullivan. Age, 28. Newly married and about to celebrate his first year anniversary on 7-22-12. 7-19-12 was his birthday. He was very excited to go see the Batman premier and wrote on twitter and FB, "This is going to be the BEST birthday EVER!".

There have been conflicting reports in the MSM as to his status. His father and all his family have been searching for him. http://maximumnewsinformer.com/?p=8929

(Many other missing people are listed in the above-linked article).
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:57 PM
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From Jessica Ghawi's hometown newspaper, San Antonio Express-News:

Sad day at KABB: Rampage victim remembered for her passion

With a tweet, a Seguin firefighter told the world a madman had killed his sister
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:08 PM
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*** from link above******

Matt McQuinn---missing
Samantha Yowler---Matt's girlfriend-- injured
Jessica Ghawl---reported deceased
Alex Sullivan--missing
Abdullah (son of Rosemary Ratcliff)--missing
John Larimer (US NAVY)--missing
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:11 PM
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Jessica Ghawi Redfield



From her Twitpic, Jessica and the dog she adopted 7 days ago....

http://twitpic.com/photos/JessicaRedfield

On her blog she wrote about her narrow escape from the scene of the Toronto Mall shooting:

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I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.
http://jessicaredfield.wordpress.com/

How sad she'll never realize her dreams. She sounded like a wonderful, warm, witty woman with everything to live for, including a loving family and her hockey player boyfriend.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:15 PM
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One more...Jessica's Mom asked

for her deceased daughters name to trend instead of the killers

#RIPJessica

https://twitter.com/search/%23RIPJessica

I know they are working on releasing the names of the other victims and we can help get all their names out there too when they're released...
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:18 PM
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This is the actual blog entry about the Toronto shooting Jessica escaped. The last two paragraphs are haunting. I just fell in love with her bubbly personality from reading her view of the world. It truly breaks my heart that she's gone from our world, but for some reason I can see her trying to communicate to us that she made it to the other side and she's alright.

http://jessicaredfield.wordpress.com...nter-shooting/

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:24 PM
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Many reminiscences from friends and former colleagues of Jessica Ghawi here, at Deadspin.
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Last year, Busted Coverage asked Ghawi why she used the professional name Redfield. She responded "It's my grandma's maiden name. She always wanted to be a journalist, never had the chance."
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Colorado shooting: Jessica Redfield was a passionate journalist—and a good friend

Jessica Redfield was going to be a sportscaster, and she was going to be a good one. She was sharp, funny, enthusiastic and had the kind of passion for sports and journalism that makes people succeed.
The world is a worse place without her after the movie theater shooting in Colorado that robbed all of us of a chance to see her reach her goals.


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http://www.businessinsider.com/jessi...og-post-2012-7

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Aurora Shooting: Alex Sullivan Confirmed Dead on His 27th Birthday

On a day that should have been marked for celebration, Alex Sullivan’s friends and family hadn’t been able to reach him.
The married bartender celebrated his 27th birthday by attending the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., with his co-workers.
“Oh man one hour till the movie and its going to be the best BIRTHDAY ever,” he tweeted.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...27th-birthday/
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:03 AM
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Victim names emerge in Colorado rampage

The family of Alex Sullivan issued a statement confirming his death. He died on his 27th birthday.
Twenty-three-year-old Micayla Medek was also among the dead.
Her father's cousin, Anita Busch, says the sad news at least brought peace to the family.
The brother of Jessica Ghawi previously confirmed his sister's death.
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Micayla Medek, 23, was also among the dead, her father’s cousin, Anita Busch, told the Associated Press.
Busch said the news, while heartbreaking, was a relief for the family after an agonizing day of waiting for news.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...6yW_story.html

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About Micayla

My name is Micayla, but everyone usually calls me Cayla. I'm a simple independant girl who's just trying to get her life together while still having fun.

https://www.facebook.com/caylacaroli...acaroline/info

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Aurora Shooting: Alex Sullivan Confirmed Dead on His 27th Birthday

On a day that should have been marked for celebration, Alex Sullivan’s friends and family hadn’t been able to reach him.
The married bartender celebrated his 27th birthday by attending the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., with his co-workers.
“Oh man one hour till the movie and its going to be the best BIRTHDAY ever,” he tweeted.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...27th-birthday/
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http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...ns-fire/nPzQ4/

In the chaos of one of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history, one local woman’s brother and her boyfriend shielded her. She suffered a bullet wound to the leg, her brother escaped physically unharmed but her boyfriend was killed.

Siblings Samantha and Nick Yowler — both former St. Paris residents — were watching The Dark Knight Rises at a theater in Aurora, Colo., with her boyfriend Matt McQuinn when JH reportedly kicked in an exit door, released canisters of pepper spray and opened fire.


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Wounded teen helped another badly hurt man out of Aurora theater
Doctors tell Prodeo Patria that the pain throbbing near the bullet lodged in his side will fade away. But the memory of a terror-filled night when he was one of 70 people shot isn't likely to leave him.
The 14 year-old Overland High School student sat with his mother, father and another couple at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," when JH allegedly threw a gas cannister and started shooting.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...eater-shooting

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I never knew him but I feel I will never forget Alex Sullivan. Ever.

I wish we could refrain from using the murderer's name on this thread. It makes me sick to hear or read his name. To me, he is the coward or the murderer.

I hope everyone forgets his name but that the people he killed are made known to the world.
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http://www.jordanghawi.com/blog/

Read his blog posts about his sister, especially the one marked 1015 AM. Totally emotionless. That is not the way someone talks about the murder of thier loved one. That is the way an EMT talks to thier supervisor, or the language a cop uses when filling out a report. He's speaking as a first responder, not a grieving loved one, like he's on autopilot. I know I spoke and wrote like that when discussing my mother while she was dying a slow death from cancer, and I was not a very nice or safe person to be around in the weeks after she died.
That is just my opnion, I certaintly don't have any psychological training, just a feeling I get from him after working EMS for 5 years. I truly hope this poor guy can speak to someone, counselor/clergy or what have you, before he goes back on the job.
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I never knew him but I feel I will never forget Alex Sullivan. Ever.

I wish we could refrain from using the murderer's name on this thread. It makes me sick to hear or read his name. To me, he is the coward or the murderer.

I hope everyone forgets his name but that the people he killed are made known to the world.
Me either. Sadly, Alex has become the example of what this POS has done. He murdered this guy on his birthday, days from his 1st anniversary????

I always tell people, becareful what you do because you can't take it back.

RIP Alex
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Police pushing list back to 2 pm
Only 5 confirmed dead so far...
John Larimer
Matt McQuinn
Alex Sullivan
Micayla Medek
Jessica Ghawi Redfield
10:03 am per CNN
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An 18-year-old man who was shot in the head, leg, arm and chest told friends he felt as if he’d been “punched in the head” and his “arm … blown off” after he was hit by gunfire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater Friday morning.
Louis Duran, 18, was released from the hospital and is recovering at home, said his high school friend Jahlil Hall.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...d-in-the-head/
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/21/us/col...ims/index.html

Matt McQuinn was one of the 12 killed in the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
McQuinn was attempting to provide cover for his girlfriend when he was hit, said a family attorney, Robert L. Scott.
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Another of the fatal victims was John Thomas Larimer, a servicemember in the Navy who was serving at his first post, said his father, Scott Larimer.

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On Saturday, an Air Force spokesman confirmed the death of another servicemember, Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress.
Childress was an Air Force reservist on active duty with the 310 Force Support Squadron.

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Victim Died On His Birthday

Movie massacre: Shock, sadness, a search for clues
By THOMAS PEIPERT and P. SOLOMON BANDA, AP
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AURORA, Colo. — Investigators looking for clues to the motive behind a deadly shooting rampage inside a movie theater sought once again Saturday to enter the suspect's elaborately booby trapped apartment, warning it may mean removing trip wires that could detonate the explosives, as the Denver suburb grieved for the dozens of victims.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department said there was no information indicating more shooting sprees were planned at movie theaters around the country, according to an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press.

Twelve people were killed and 58 were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed Aurora theater outside Denver. A few of those suffered injuries not by gunfire but in the chaos that ensued as the audience tried to flee the smoke-filled theater in a panicked dash for the doors, authorities said. Among the wounded, 11 were listed in critical condition...

...Besides Medek, relatives confirmed that Alex Sullivan and Jessica Ghawi were among those killed, Sullivan on his 27th birthday...

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