Newbie here, but this is a very interesting forum so I thought I chime in. First of all, I'm a Colorado native and live about 10 miles from the
Century 16 Theater. I was also in College about 40 miles away from Columbine when that happened. Its all very surreal to be going through this again,
but so much of the same stuff is going on...lots of false information out there and a lot of unecessary illogical things being said to try and explain
it away. Having been through this twice I can say with absolute certianty that the various witnesses and victims of this horrible incident no doubt
were traumatized beyond belief and that being said surely were not in their right state of mind. There have been studies upon studies about how people
in absolute calm situation will see different things given their POV for various reasons. I'm not saying anyone is lying that was there, but I am
saying that we need to make sure we remember that based on the situation not one of us can expect any of them to be crystal clear on all the details
and should expect variances on their POV...for example, the alleged white and blue accomplice could have been due to confusion.
When this happened, I was 800 miles away in San Diego and unexpectedly woke up around 1 am MST, could not go back to sleep, turned on the TV and saw
this breaking news. To be honest, the fact it was in Aurora (and well before we knew the extent of the situation) my husband and I tounge in cheek
said we couldn't believe it happened in Aurora. For those that don't know the area its...well, lets just say more prone to crime and stupidity.
After watching for a few minutes and seeing the extent of the carnage I tuned into Aurora on my police scanner to listen in.
I listened until about 5 am MST - it was during a shift change I finally got offline - and I can tell you for a fact that the Aurora PD was
coordinating a sweep of the entire Aurora mall across from the movie theater. I wondered for a long time why if they were so certian he acted alone.
They were doing this with help from Arapahoe County, Adams County and Jeffco K-9 units which struck me as particularly odd because though I'm by no
means an law enforcement tactical expert, I'm pretty sure that those dogs are used to look for drugs, bombs and PEOPLE and by this time the suspect
had been in custody for well over four hours.
I can also tell you that at around 4 am MST Aurora dispatch was looking for any Englewood officers on scene and said she had information she was going
to call the officers with as she did not want to release the information over the air. Another odd moment.
My final thought I will leave this board with is regarding the rear of the theather, the gas mask and the lack of CCTV footage released to date. First
of all, it is entirely possible that the suspect was walked from the rear entrance to the side of the theater an put into a marked car at that point.
Secondly, it has been documented on various sites that there were calls to dispatch that officers asked for rescue at the back of the theater for
casualties, that could easily explain the blood out the back door and the foot prints towards the curb. Lastly, none of us are are entitiled to see
that CCTV footage as it was and no doubt remains part of an active investigation. We are free to speculate, but just because we saw the Zimmerman
footage early on doesn't mean anything other than Aurora is doing thier job better than Sanford did.
TLDR: I live in Colorado, I listened to the police scanner on Friday morning and heard some interesting things and we aren't necessarily entitled to
review the crime evidence in this case at this point.
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