Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Real-Life Heroes: Heroism in Colorado

While there was a Joker, sadly, there was no Batman. But there were real-life heroes. Let us honor and remember them, and name them where appropriate.

From left to right: Jon Blunk, Alex Teves and Matt McQuinn were killed at a midnight movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., Friday while protecting their girlfriends from bullets. (Credit: CBS News/Personal Photos)

(CBS News) As the gunman fired into the darkened theater, one of the youngest survivors tried to save the youngest victims.
At a church in Aurora Sunday, pastor Michael Walker told a story of heroism, how a 13-year-old struggled to save the life of 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, the youngest person to die.
Pastor Michael Walker: "If you could imagine a 13-year-old giving CPR to a 6-year-old who is dying. It's a tragedy."
That 13-year-old is Kaylan.
"I'm still in shock. I don't think that it's hit me yet what I've been through," Kaylan said.
Kaylan's mother, Heather, asked us not to use their last name. They want privacy to recover, but agreed to share Kaylan's story.
"She was trying everything she could to save another human being," Heather said.

If you know of any one else who should be added to this list, feel free to leave a comment below.

Christian Bale visits Colorado Massacre Survivors

From Access Hollywood: "Christian Bale Visits Dark Knight Rises Shooting Victims"

AURORA, Colo. --
Batman star Christian Bale visited survivors of the Colorado theater shooting Tuesday, and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

Bale visited with little advance warning and also stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims near the movie theater that was showing “The Dark Knight Rises” when the gunfire erupted.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Words of Wisdom from George Takei

Words of wisdom from George Takei's Facebook wall on today's Batman/Colorado massacre. I am at a loss of words to express how I feel about all this. For better and for worse, this is more than just entertainment. This statement goes to show why Mr. Takei has won so many fans from all sides of the spectrum. Thank you.

The Dark Knight Rises/Colorado

A moment of silence.