Accused Colorado movie theater gunman charged with multiple counts of murder | The Lookout – Yahoo! News
James Holmes, the killer in the Aurora movie theater massacre, was just charged with two dozen counts of first-degree murder as well as more than 100 other violent offenses. This brings his grand total to 142.
Prosecutors have not yet decided if they will seek the death penalty in this case, but here’s hoping they do.
Yes, I am a liberal Democrat, but capital punishment is something I fully support. To me, if you take someone’s life in cold blood, then you should expect to sacrifice your own since let’s face it, that’s the only fair thing to do.
Granted, I don’t necessarily find it best to respond to one death by adding another, but sometimes you just can’t avoid it. And when someone like Holmes so flagrantly disregards the lives of his victims and their loved ones, I certainly feel the death sentence is warranted.
Or should Holmes be forced to live with what he did? There are some pretty good arguments for that side, too. And I can see it’s appeal.
I’m very curious to see how this case plays out. And this seems like a pretty good start. We simply cannot allow people like this to walk among us. The world is a dangerous enough place already.
Posted on July 30, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Aurora, Capital punishment, Colorado, commentary, current-events, death, first degree murder, james holmes, movie theater, murder, musings, news, perspectives, politics, violent offenses. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.