Batman Shooting

How We Can Prevent Another James Holmes

Marvin Ross | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

It is regrettable that almost all the information that people get about schizophrenia occurs when someone with this disease commits a violent act. And most perpetrators, if not all, are untreated. It is now coming out that James Holmes, the alleged Colorado shooter, had been seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in schizophrenia. No one knows his diagnosis, if there is one, but he seems to have all the hallmarks of someone with active psychosis.

How to Help Black Youth? Expect More of Them

Tianna Dowie-Chin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada
Tianna Dowie-Chin

Due to the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto there have been numerous discussions about how best to address this problem. I firmly believe that low and negative expectations are at the heart of what leads many black youth down paths that are lined with little more than underachievement, impoverishment and predatory violence.

Batman Massacre is a Crime Unique to Democracies

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

There are several reasons why America hosts most of the recent mass slaughterings. While such incidents can happen anywhere, they are most prevalent in free, or democratic countries. In autocratic or repressive regimes, mass killings by explosives are for political reasons - Chechen terrorism in the Moscow theatre bombing or the Beslan school massacre. But not random, mindless slaughter. There is no logical way to prevent such massacres in a democracy.

Jessica Ghawi, Aspiring Broadcaster Who Died In Colorado Theatre, An Inspiration To Us All

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

I never met her in person, but I feel as if I knew her. Jessica Ghawi, known professionally as Jessica Redfield, was a Denver-based hockey blogger and aspiring sportscaster. She died in the Colorado theatre shooting, in which 12 people were killed and 59 people were injured. She was only 24 years of age.

Don't Blame the Shootings on Guns

Ike Awgu | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

There must be reasonable accommodation made between the robust ability of citizens to maintain arms and screening mechanisms to limit the purchase of weapons by criminals and the unfit. The overriding problem in Toronto and Aurora, Colorado this past week were madmen with guns, not guns in the hands of men.

The Week That Was: Making Sense of The Senseless

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

In the wake of the "Dark Knight" shooting, there is the inevitable and understandable desire to seek an explanation -- to make sense of the senseless. Somehow this monstrosity might have been averted -- if gun laws were different, if someone who knew the killer could have stopped the crime in advance, if social welfare programs to treat such sociopaths were improved, if movies didn't encourage such violence. And those thoughts may feel even more urgent to Canadians as our week began and ended with horrific shootings -- on Monday, two people were killed and 24 injured at a Toronto block party.

Canadians Still Headed To Movies After Shooting

CP | Melinda Maldonado, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The shooting rampage at a Batman premiere in Colorado doesn't seem to have made Canadian moviegoers jittery about catching a movie this week...

Colorado Massacre Victim Escaped Eaton Centre Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada

UPDATED: Canadian Press has identified Jessica Ghawi's boyfriend as minor league hockey player Jay Meloff, from Markham, Ont. Ghawi was in Toronto...

Chilling Tweets: 'Oh God, I Don't Know What To Do'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada

"Oh God, I don't know what to do." It was a tweet sent out by a woman named Caitlin in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a "Batman" movie premier...