The tragedy that struck Century 16 Theater in Aurora just happened last Friday morning and now one audience member, a Torrence Brown, Jr., is already looking for a handout. He’s filing a lawsuit against anyone he can think of with enough money to make him set for life. This is the new American dream.
Brown, who was not physically hurt, said he suffers from extreme trauma after one of his best friends, A.J. Boik died from a gunshot wound to the chest. He’s hired attorney Donald Karpel who’s going after three defendants. I’m not even halfway through this post and I already want to punch these two people in the face.
1. The theater. Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded. It’s widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket, propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.
The front “emergency exits” in theaters aren’t really emergency exits. They just help people get out faster. Doesn’t everyone know this?
2. Holmes’ doctors. Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications — prescribed by one or more doctors – at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.
If only the doctors took a closer look at Holmes. They would have realized he was a homicidal maniac. “The signs were right there!,” said the kid and his lawyer who probably have never even heard of the DSM-IV.
3. Warner Bros. Karpel says “Dark Knight Rises” was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action. The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie. Karpel tells TMZ, “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.”
Wow. I don’t even know what to say to that. I just want to go up to him and kick him in the nuts. First of all, YOU WERE THERE TO SEE THE MOVIE. It only became too violent when it suited your agenda. Second of all, this movie was PG-13. So were the other two Batman movies. Don’t know what PG-13 means? Here, let the MPAA tell you: “There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence.” Basically, PG-13 is 99% of the time implied violence and not even that much of it. “Rampant violence” makes the movie sound like it was the second coming of Natural Born Killers.
Let me get this straight. This kid willingly went to see the movie and made it out alive without a mark on him and now he’s exploiting his friend’s death for monetary gain. This kid sounds wonderful. The judge overseeing this case should just throw the book at both of them. Literally. Take a really heavy law book, throw it at their heads and tell them to GTFO.