BJ'S BLOG 07/23/12 "James Holmes"
On Friday Aurora, Colorado was struck with Tragedy while many Batman movie fans were gunned down by a man named James Holmes during the midnight premiere.
Now I don’t want to talk about why James did what he did or see the videos of the aftermath, I want to talk about what should be done to prevent this from happening again.
James Holmes is obviously severely disturbed and many people knew about it but nothing was done.
We’ve heard too many stories where the family members of a mentally unstable person asked the government to try to put said person behind bars or back on medication and they were ignored until tragedy happened. Another example of this is Ian Stawicki and the Café Racer shootings.
Can’t the government step in and do something about all of the sick people running around? President Obama and Mitt Romney are just focusing on going back and forth with their ridiculousness in attempts to get elected yet ignore big issues like this.
We need to set up a program where people who have signs of mental illness can get the proper evaluation so they can be set up with the correct medication and treatment.
If the government can change laws so that banks can screw us over, why can’t we change the laws to make sure that sick people get the attention they need?
I just hope that this doesn’t leave anyone with a bad tasted about any certain genre of movies or entertainment. It wasn’t the movie’s fault; it was the government’s fault for not taking actions to prevent this from happening in the first place.
The saddest thing is that this could have been prevented; this should be priority number one.