Originally Posted by houghtam
And I would bet if you read the actual statements you would get about 75 different accounts of what they thought he wore.
That still does not address the issue at hand, which is the effect of low lighting, washout effect, panicking people, smoke and/or tear gas, confusion, the possibility of not even being able to assess the threat before it's too late, and, you know, the other 7500 pages of circumstances which tipped the scales in favor of the guy with a tactical uniform and semi-automatic weapons with large capacity magazines, not the 300 or so screaming people trapped inside the sold out midnight showing theater in such close proximity so as to make people complain about how little room movie theaters always have and how cramped they are, but all the sudden when they all hide or run or jump over seats or whatever they do when people start firing bullets at them
, they can take out the guy with no additional loss of life?
Bull. ****ing. ****.
Accounts I've seen of where they actually saw the guy are quite consistent: black clothing, gas mask. They weren't "trapped inside," they were running away from him either via the upper emergency exit or hopping over the stair wall on the opposite side. Aside from that, it seems that if a person is faced with imminent guaranteed death from a guy like Holmes approaching with intent to kill everyone in that room OR a resisting shooter who MAY accidentally injure or kill someone but who in the process stops Holmes from killing far more people... Is there even an argument which is the better trade-off?
Why are we even discussing this crap?!