Friday, July 20, 2012


WHEN GUNMAN OPENS FIRE: 'THIS IS REAL' - A heavily armed gunman tossed tear gas into the darkness of an Aurora, Colorado movie theater Friday and then sprayed the audience with gunfire during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, killing 12 and wounding 38 others, authorities said. One of the injured was just 3 months old, according to hospital workers. Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, said Frank Fania, a police spokesman. 
The gunman, who is in custody and has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd. "He did not resist," Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said. There was no evidence of a second gunman, and FBI spokesman Jason Pack said it did not appear the incident was related to terrorism. President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama were "shocked and saddened" by the shooting and pledged the administration's support for victims of the shooting.

"As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family," it said. Chaos broke out during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater when the shooting began, police and witnesses said. Police said the gunman "appeared" in the front of the theater and threw a smoke bomb before opening fire. A federal law enforcement official told CNN the smoke bomb described by witnesses was tear gas. 
It was unclear how the man got into the theater, but witnesses told CNN affiliate KUSA that he came in through an emergency door. The shooter used at least four guns - an "AK type" rifle, a shotgun and two handguns, authorities told CNN. One movie-goer, said the gunman was wearing a gas mask. Some people in the audience thought the thick smoke and gunfire was a special effect accompanying the movie, police and witnesses said. Cell phone video taken by someone at the theater showed scores of people screaming and fleeing the building. Some had blood on their clothes.

A lone gunman went on a real-life rampage at a midnight showing of the “The Dark Knight Rises” outside of Denver USA yesterday, killing 12 people and wounding 40 others.  A 24-year-old suspect, identified as James Holmes, was in custody. The gunman burst into the theater through an emergency door 30 minutes after the movie started, set off a canister that emitted tear gas and opened fire, authorities and witnesses said. The progress of violence, madness and disregard for the lives of others is increasing.

The present-day world appears to be running fast towards destruction. As per Indian scriptural evidence, the conditioned souls are enveloped by Lord’s illusory energy consisting of three primal qualities - Sattva, Rajah, and Tamah.  ‘Tamah’ indicates tendency to commit vice or to inflict injury.  In fact, Tamah tendency has now engulfed the whole world and is spreading over like fire and showing its most monstrous destructive ugly appearance. ... Practically it is demonstrated now that the human beings have become the greatest enemy of their own species. They are causing unnatural deaths without considering the innocence of the killed - whether they are children or women, whom the killers have never seen and who have never done any harm to the killers. It is the greatest shame of such human beings to claim the false vanity of being the best amongst created beings.

Śrīla Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Mahārāja :
“Human’s Sins will Never be Spared”
Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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