- Posted August 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Colorado movie theater shooting
How to save a life ?
The Batman movie massacre in Denver changed the lives of many people. Nothing and no one will return the life of twelve victims, nothing will make victims’ family forget about the loss and pain, but there are more victims than we think - James Holmes is suspected of committed crime is one of the victims. One may ask how? He went to the movie theater, and killed so many innocent people, so how can you call him a victim?
James Eagan Holmes is a 24 - years old student from the University of Colorado. He is the son of a registered nurse and mathematician scientist. James is described as a quiet, shy and intelligent young man.
He reportedly had problems in relationship with other people, but this is not confirmed.
A few days before the shooting, James made two profiles on dating portals, like match.com and adultfriendfinder.com
He described himself as 5’11 “ athletic guy, who drinks occasionally, don’t smoke or take drugs. In a typical Friday night he likes to watch TV series, for example, ’ How I met your mother ‘or just drinking beer with friends, than to go to the bar. When we read this, we imagine a quite, normal, regular guy like many others.
On his another profile on okcupid.com, we can read, for example, that he prefer dogs than cats, that he is looking for not only sex, but also friends, long-term and short-term dating.
A few days later this guy went to movie theater and opened fire to people.
I am sure that in your environment, there are several people such as James. Imagine that on his place could be your boyfriend, school friend or a mate from college or work. Is it he only guilty? When I read about the fact that his psychiatrist warned the University about his problems, about the fact that hooker, who meet him a few days before the crime, said that the he behaves strangely, that she was scared, about the fact that a person from shooting club, said that he looked weird, like a mentally unbalanced person, I was really upset. Each of these person, every person who knew him, they could help him.
We live in a selfish and foolish society. There are a lot of people around us every day, at first glance, the usual, normal, maybe a little weird, set aside by others, but quite normal. Ok, let’s look at how many people are cut themselves, committed the crimes, become addicted, have mental illness or committed suicide? Is it possible to save the person before he will do something wrong ?
Yes. Why are we really didn't notice small and sometimes serious symptoms?
James Holmes had probably mental illness. Why no one really noticed a strange behavior of him? Why no one help him?
Maybe let’s answer to the question, how to save someone’s life ?
Please look carefully around you, maybe someone need a little help, a little small thing that will save him.
And please, treat people the way you want to be treated.