To be honest, I don’t understand this situation at all. My mind can’t grasp the reason why a man would choose to destroy the lives of so many people. As it stands now, I’m sure everyone has heard about what James Holmes has done. Frankly, I don’t even know what to write, because his actions don’t make any sense to me. All I know is, while it didn’t seem possible to me before, Holmes has successfully made the world feel a little less safe.
Adding it all up, there were 70 victims in this incident, with 12 dead and 11 others in critical condition. The saddest part of it all is the 3-month-old baby who was injured in the melee. Add to that the fact Holmes made his apartment a walking deathtrap with all of the trip wires and incendiary devices, now you have a man causing unspeakable chaos for God knows what reason. Due to the random nature of his crime, I’m not shocked Holmes had red hair and was calling himself the Joker when he was captured. While I’d like to know what drove him to this ridiculousness, in the end, it doesn’t really matter when it comes to punishment. This fucking guy needs to be put away for the rest of his natural life in the general population. I’m sure some people are hoping for the death penalty, but I can guarantee, those other inmates will teach him the real meaning of justice. It’s the least he deserves.
Finally, while we’re on the subject of atrocities, I’m overjoyed by what the NCAA did to Penn State. If you haven’t heard, PSU has been hit with a $60 million fine, banned from bowl games for 4 years, only allowed 15 scholarships per year over the next 4 years, put on a 5-year probation and their wins have been vacated from 1998 until now. In addition, that $60 million will be used to help Jerry Sandusky‘s victims. Seems harsh? Good. When a school covers up such evil in order to protect their football program, they should lose that same damn program. At this point in time, if you’re one of those assholes who’s still defending Joe Paterno, I truly wish the worst for you. That’s not right to say, but that’s exactly what you deserve. Being an apologist for an apologist of a rapist is one of the worst things you could possibly be. PSU faithful need to be ashamed of themselves.