A couple of guys set out to test police reaction time for a potential terror threat. One of many problems with this idea -- it's a guy in a bed sheet, striking poses with a toy weapon. How long will it take for the cops to show up?
Jacqueline Keavney Lader and her husband, Don Lader, were in the Aurora, Colorado theater watching the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises when alleged gunman James Holmes opened fire on the crowd. The couple, both active Marines, instantly recognized the threat when the first tear gas canister released, and ducked behind their row of seats.
Their harrowing account of the shooting is documented here, and it paints a vivid picture of the chaos and confusion of those precious minutes that early July morning. But in defiance of the incident, the Laders attended a full screening of the film only one day later, to help put their minds at ease and not let the actions of a "madman" control their lives.
Three out of the five hospitals currently treating victims of the Colorado theater shooting have decided to limit or completely waive the medical bills of the uninsured, and waive the co-pays for those with medical insurance.
There are several efforts, including a donation from Warner Bros., to help the victims financially, but the sheer volume of injured persons still means a lot of bills and a lot of big bucks.
Such a generous move from the hospitals should considerably aid these people in getting back on their feet, and moving forward.