Television station KSWO reports criminal intelligence officials at Fort Sill received an intelligence bulletin warning about a possible shooting on Oct. Christopher Grey, chief of public affairs for the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command, told The Associated Press officials are "not aware of any information indicating a specific, credible threat to a particular location or venue. Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the movie, some relatives of victims of the Aurora shooting asked distributor Warner Bros.
'Joker' movie prompts mass shooting threat at theaters
Aurora shooting survivors on edge; warning issued ahead of ‘Joker’ movie release
The film has been celebrated by some critics , with Mr. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers or the studio to hold this character up as a hero. Historically, movie-theater violence has been rare, given the vast number of attendees: 1. The debate about a link between movie violence and real events is a perennial one, however, with independent studies repeatedly finding no firm connection between the two. The letter asked Warner to end political contributions to candidates who take money from the National Rifle Association, to lobby for gun reform, and to give money to survivor funds and gun violence intervention programs. Sandy Phillips, whose daughter was among the 12 killed in Aurora in , signed the letter and spoke more pointedly in an interview.
The Joker Didn’t Inspire the Aurora Shooter, but the Rumor Won’t Go Away
James Eagan Holmes born December 13, is an American mass murderer responsible for the Aurora, Colorado shooting in which he killed 12 people and injured 70 others 62 directly and eight indirectly at a Century 16 movie theater on July 20, Holmes was arrested shortly after the shooting and was jailed without bail while awaiting trial. Following this, he was hospitalized after attempting suicide several times while in jail.
Families whose loved ones were killed in the Aurora theater shooting are urging Warner Bros. The gunman who killed a dozen people and injured 70 more at the Aurora theater reportedly told authorities that he was "the Joker" — something that was later refuted in testimony at trial. The families wrote that when they found out that the titular character in Joker , played by Joaquin Phoenix, would be given "a sympathetic origin story, it gave us pause.