''Put That Dude In Colorado Under the Jail Forever''
4:30PM ET July 20th, 2012
Contributor : Chris G.
A Rocky Williform Company
Early this morning (July 20th), a young man reportedly opened fire inside a packed Aurora, CO movie theater during a showing of the new blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises. The suspect is 24-year-old Aurora resident James Holmes, and he is believed to have shot at least 14 people dead and wounded dozens more--as many as 71. He was arrested in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters; he claimed he had explosive devices in his apartment, which led to evacuation of buildings in the area.
After the horrific story made national headlines, several in the hip hop community voiced their condolences and outrage.
"Not happy about the babies being lost. Toronto, Chicago, & Colorado!," tweeted Ghostface Killah.
Superproducer Just Blaze shared his disgust, as well. "Don't believe in the death penalty," he tweeted. "But put that dude in Colorado under the jail forever with nothing of the pics of those he killed."
"Incident in Colorado movie theater is crazy! And very sad. Pray for the victims and their families," Masta Ace tweeted.
President Barack Obama issued a statement on the tragedy.
"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado," the president's statement reads. "Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come."