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Carnage à Aurora

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The gun ownership and gun homicides murder map of the world. The Aurora Movie Theatre Shooting and American Gun Culture. The murders—it dignifies them to call them a “tragedy”—in Aurora, Colorado, have hit us all hard, though the grief of the friends and families of the victims is unimaginable. Still, it hits home, or someplace worse than home, for any parent who (as I did, as so many did) had a kid at one of the many midnight screenings of the new Batman movie last night, they having gone to see it the moment it opened.

Once again, as so often before, the unthinkable news is disassembled, piece by piece, into its heartbreaking parts. After the Virginia Tech shooting, the horrifying detail, as I wrote at the time, was that the cell phones were still ringing in the pockets of the dead children as their parents tried to call them. In Colorado, you can’t expunge the knowledge of the sudden turn from pleasure to horror that those children experienced. Only in America. The horror is touched, inflected, by the way that the killings now intertwine with the everyday details of our lives. Trayvon Martin and America’s Gun Laws. Just after seven-thirty on the morning of February 27th, a seventeen-year-old boy named T.

Trayvon Martin and America’s Gun Laws

J. Lane walked into the cafeteria at Chardon High School, about thirty miles outside Cleveland. It was a Monday, and the cafeteria was filled with kids, some eating breakfast, some waiting for buses to drive them to programs at other schools, some packing up for gym class. Lane sat down at an empty table, reached into a bag, and pulled out a .22-calibre pistol. He stood up, raised the gun, and fired. Russell King, a seventeen-year-old junior, was sitting at a table with another junior, Nate Mueller. Ever since the shootings at Columbine High School, in a Denver suburb, in 1999, American schools have been preparing for gunmen.

At Chardon High School, kids ran through the halls screaming “Lockdown!” From the cafeteria, Frank Hall, the assistant football coach, chased Lane out of the building, and he ran off into the woods. Moments later, four ambulances arrived. Danny Parmertor died that afternoon. Pourquoi Internet ne nous a rien appris sur James Holmes, le tueur de Denver. - Capture d'écran d'une recherche Google sur James Holmes - Avec Internet, on a été formé à supposer que chaque détail intime de la vie des gens doit forcément être sur le Web, là, quelque part, à attendre que nous entrions la bonne recherche Google ou que nous pêchions dans le bon réseau social. La nouvelle du massacre à la projection de Batman à Aurora, dans le Colorado ce vendredi matin, a envoyé un millier de journalistes (et de «journalistes citoyens») sur leurs navigateurs, se faisant la course pour être le premier à découvrir le détail qui nous apprendrait quelque chose sur le suspect.

S'avèrerait-il que James Holmes a, comme Jared Lee Loughner, le tireur de Tucson, avoué sur un forum de jeux vidéo être agressif «24h sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7»? Et s'il avait écrit un manifeste politique en ligne, comme le Norvégien Anders Behring Breivik? Publicité Peut-être. «Holmes semble être un tel fantôme en ligne, je ne m'en remets pas.» Au moins, Lance Ulanoff n'a rien trouvé. Will Oremus. Carnage d'Aurora: le bon père de famille et les marchands d'armes. Darrenmcmullen : Cannont believe the ad at...