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I Plead Insanity


LicensePublic Domain
Notes/DescriptionIn this hour of You Are Here, we explore the aftermath of the Aurora shooting. Last week suspect James Holmes walked into a crowded theater in Aurora, Colorado at the screening of new Batman movie and opened fired. He killed 12 and wounded 58 others. He is now on trial for those murders. Whether the story comes from Tucson, Columbine or Virginia tech, each time the aftermath of these tragedies are similar. Quickly stories of victims, questions about how someone could commit such brutality, and policy debates on what we can do to prevent such tragedies arise in the public conversation. New versions of the same debates emerge as we try to process what happened. We take a look at issues that have resurfaced in the aftermath of Aurora, including the insanity plea, gun control, media violence, and the public's reactions.
ProgramtitleThe Aftermath of the Aurora Shooting
StationWERS 88.9
HostAlyssa Edes
Air Date7/29/2012
Writer(s)Alyssa Edes