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4-Month-Old Baby Survives Colorado Mass Shooting

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Patricia Legarreta and Jamie Rohrs were two of the people who went to the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises, where gunman James Holmes open fired.

They brought their 4-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter to the showing and had originally planned on sitting in the front of the theater. In a last minute decision, they opted for seats in the back of theater and ALL survived the shooting.

Watch the interview with the couple (above) to hear their account of the event.

The couple and their children are extremely fortunate to have survived the senseless mass shooting…we cannot even BEGIN to imagine how utterly terrifying that must've been.

Horrible to think what was simply meant to be a trip to the movies resulted in such a horrific, devastating tragedy.

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168 comments to “4-Month-Old Baby Survives Colorado Mass Shooting”

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  1. 1

    who brings a baby and a toddler to a midnight movie???

  2. maggie says – reply to this


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    I can't believe these people brought their kids to a midnight movie! What the hell is wrong with these people?! Asshats.



  3. 3

    if i went to a midnight showing of the dark knight rises and someone brought their toddler and infant, i'd probably shoot the theater up too…



  4. 4

    One word: babysitter. Guess Batman was more important.

  5. Demmmi says – reply to this


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    Get a babysitter next time, maybe?

  6. CoolBeans77 says – reply to this


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    Who would bring a 4 month old baby to a loud packed movie theater at 1230am.
    I found more info on the killer.

  7. JT64 says – reply to this


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    Seriously… the guy goes "we were just going to see a movie with our kids…" Idiots.

  8. Angela says – reply to this


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    I'm glad they were all okay. HOWEVER, this is not a movie for kids. END OF STORY. What is wrong with people? Put your kids' needs ahead of your own for crying out loud.

  9. Laurbear says – reply to this


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    I'm very glad they are ok but as the mother of a baby and a toddler I was appalled to read this? I'm actually not as concerned about the 4 month old as I am the 4 year old. They are SPONGES!!! I would never ever ever take my 4 year old to this movie.



  10. 10

    why did you bring your kids to the theatre? you are 'those kind of people'. you just want to punch people that bring little kids out with them. the batman movies are NOT for kids. they cry during the movies, etc. RIP all those that lost their lives to that mentally damaged shithead.

  11. theBev says – reply to this


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    The first thing I thought when I heard about the tragedy was… WHO THE HELL brings a brand BABY to a midnight movie???? These people are MORONS!!!!



  12. 12

    Re: maggie – Agreed. Young people should NOT be allowed in late films and in R rated films. It is child abuse.



  13. 13

    Now that the kid's gonna live, call CPS and get them taken away from these idiots!

  14. Myllena says – reply to this


    14

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  15. 15

    These morons should have been shot.



  16. 16

    Agree with the rest of the posters, no one should bring a child and a toddler that young to a midnight movie, get a sitter!

  17. nicole579 says – reply to this


    17

    Get a babysitter. This is what is wrong with society, do not take a 4 month old baby to a midnight movie. Fucking idiots.



  18. 18

    Okay, I dont agree with taking yoir kids to late night showings, but you people are acting like these are the worst parents in the world. As far as we know, these people arent abusive, they just took their kids to a damn movie and people are crying for CPS. Im sure CPS has worse parenting cases they should attend to.
    There was a lady who brought her baby when I saw the Avengers at midnight and it slept in it's baby basket thing the whole time. Babies for the most part sleep. I don't know about the toddler though. I would imagine the toddlee would make more noise, due to being scared or talking.
    For the most part I agree, leave the kids at home. But they are for sure not the worst parents ever.



  19. 19

    Here is what I am appalled at….all you stupid assholes saying shit about these people. wtf is wrong with YOU people??????????????? It's clear none of you have children or if you do, you're the most sanctimonious bunch of people ever. Unbelievable the judgement, but I guess not really.



  20. 20

    Only selfish stupid parents take a 4 year old and a 4 month old to a PG-13 midnight movie! Little kids need to be home in bed, not dragged out in the middle of the night because their parents didn't get a babysitter. get a clue, and grow-up and be real parents! Nobody wants to put up with your kids, but selfish people never care about anyone else but themselves. Glad they all survived, but what crappy parenting!

  21. Leslie says – reply to this


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    Seriously, this couple is stupid. Why would anyone take a baby and a 4 yr old to a midnight movie? Those kids should be home in bed. I do hope the CPS take the kids from these crazy people and put them in a good home.

  22. stickrat says – reply to this


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    no need to even qualify it (time of day, type of movie)). no 4 month old child should ever be at a movie for many reasons. and unless it is a matinee of a pixar movie, there is no reason for the 4 year to be in a theater too.
    the whole tradgey aside, this is a couple morons who apparently have little business being parents. can dcfs check on the two clods.



  23. 23

    People are so weird. Babies and toddlers have no business at that movie. Babies especially. They can cry and disturb everyone else. Exactly why I don't go to theaters anymore. Good God. Is the Batman movie so important you have to take your baby? STUPID.



  24. 24

    Glad they are all ok, but what IDIOTS bring a 4 month old and a 4 year old to a midnight show? All children under 3 should be banned from theaters anyway.



  25. 25

    Re: light2you – Oh BS. Most people are smart enough and considerate enough NOT to take a baby to a theater. Selfish is what they are. The baby should have been home in bed.

  26. jazz says – reply to this


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    Seriously … 12 people died this morning and all you can bitch about is how a couple can take their kids to a midnight show!! A lot of people do this!
    How about WE FOCUS on helping the victims, survivors and family members! And stop bitching about something we cant change!!

  27. way worse says – reply to this


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    The guy DROVE AWAY from the theater leaving his children (and fiancee) behind!

  28. Momma b says – reply to this


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    Whike, I don't know if cps should be involved… My first thought was there was no way in hell either of those children should have been dragged to a midnight movie! I have a 1 and 2 year old and if we can't get a sitter then we don't go out! Your children come first!

  29. mktb says – reply to this


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    What is wrong with you people? Who gives a flying fuck? Newborn babies sleep through ANYTHING. & if they wanted to bring their 4 year old daughter, they can. I don't see what the big deal is. If it's a rated R movie, then the people who take the tickets should've said something. Everyone needs to calm the fuck down.



  30. 30

    These two need to grow up. Realize you have two small children and see this crappy movie at a matinee, and get a babysitter. No one wants to put up with your screaming kids, at upwards of 14 dollars per ticket.

  31. ABC says – reply to this


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    You people are completely ignorant and have no right to say anything and would be better off if you kept your mouths shut

  32. mktb says – reply to this


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    Dumb fucking ignorant people is what most of the people commenting are. Get a life. Who the hell says "They should've been shot!" You should get slapped for saying that.

  33. Perrine says – reply to this


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    It is scientifically proven that bringing an under 3-years old child to the movie theater creates bad permanent damage to its ear. In France, a law exists to prevent people for bringing their youngest children at the movie theater. 3 year-old is the limit. This couple has clearly no sense of responsibility!

  34. stickrat says – reply to this


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    Re: sick_girl – no one s saying the re the worst, but it certainly indicative of really poor parenting. (we have to prioritize seeing batman right away, like they couldn t wait a week or two and find a sitter for a few hours.



  35. 35

    These irresponsible kids need to have the children taken away from them, charged with child endangerment, and then sterilized so they cant reproduce again. A FOUR MONTH OLD IN A MIDNIGHT SHOWING? Really? We now meet the worlds most hated parents. Move over Casey Anthony these two are trying to one up you

  36. Mary says – reply to this


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    Okay, I will start by saying I am glad they got out uninjured, HOWEVER, who the hell brings a 4 year old and a 4 MONTH old to a freakin midnight showing of a movie (that is really not meant for children)?!?!?!? Why could they not wait 12 hours to get a sitter so they could see the movie as an afternoon date? Also how is a MOVIE more important than their kids' well being/rest? Okay, rant over.

  37. tash says – reply to this


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    Re: WastedWorld – You are a idiot



  38. 38

    Re: mktb – the problem is these two Re: light2you – So you agree with bringing a newborn and a 4 year old to a movie? If its anything but a kids movie they have no business being there. No matter what time it is.

  39. stickrat says – reply to this


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    Re: mktb – no, they are typical selfish a holes who dont bother to think:
    it s altogether possible my infant or toddlers may start crying, seeing as how there is a thundering soundtrack, brutal fight sequences, an the kick ass visions of bane. so fuck the other two hundred people in here and i dont care if my kids have to stay up all night and be subjected to this assault on their sense. people like them and probably you, should have to pass an intelligence and common sense test before you get to keep a child

  40. nel says – reply to this


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    WTF, who brings a 4 month & 4 y/o to a midnight showing of a violent movie? WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. G says – reply to this


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    I can over look taking the kids to the movies, it was late and the kids would sleep through it. What I don't understand is how the schmuck of a father left his infant child on the floor and his fiance and other child behind. This was not an "Every man for themselves" type of situation. Those babies were helpless! The mother was the one that got them out of there! WTH?

  42. wow says – reply to this


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    Re: ParisIsBurning – you are a terrible human being.

  43. SpN says – reply to this


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    These parents did nothing wrong, and none of you have the right to attack them, they did not predict what was going to happen,it could have been a treat for their child to see a midnight showing of batman a superhero kids tend to look up too, I`ve seen plenty of people bring children into movies that aren`t age appropriate and do well at being quiet if they cry they leave the theater,and if its a problem staff have all the right to turn them away if they don`t fit the rating age. you don`t know their reasons,you don`t know how their child would behave or react to the movie, and you were not there and that means none of you have any right attack these parents and what they should have or should not have done. not all parenting is the same and your a idiot if you think you know everything there is about kids and it would be best if you shut your mouths



  44. 44

    Not abusive, just inconsiderate and fucking stupid. Who the fuck takes a baby to a movie like that? That's a good goddamned question. Regardless of this tragedy, I'm glad I can pay $16 so some 16-and-pregnant rejects can tote their crying baby along because they just HAVE to see the midnight fuckin' screening of Batman RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

    Babies have eardrums, right? Let's see how fast we can make this one deaf.

    What's worse is that someone brought what? 4-year-olds and such. Aww, they'll sleep through it. In an uncomfortable fucking chair dreaming of explosions and people being blown up (because Batman movies aren't at all violent). Fuck parents who pull this shit. Period. Can you be anymore selfish?



  45. 45

    I agree. I have no idea why anyone would bring babies and young children to a midnight movie premiere but that's not the point. God be with the victims and families of this senseless, heartless act of violence.



  46. 46

    Re: stickrat – Um, I said "people are acying like these are the worst parents". And they are, there are people commenting on this article that they think these parents should be shot. And calling them assholes. So yes, I think people are over exaggerating about these people's parenting.

  47. brackley says – reply to this


    47

    who are these idiotic parents???? A midnight show? With a four year old….the infant would sleep and I have seen this lots at regular timed shows, but did they actually take up a seat with the infant carrier for the baby to sleep….I am glad they are alright, but clearly these parents need some parenting skills…..

  48. Mingo says – reply to this


    48

    I totally agree with what everyone is saying…..why the hell would you bring young kids to this move but more than that….you have 4 month old baby still developing and you put the baby in a position of such loud…loud noise that their hearing could be damaged….not to mention the violence that the 4 year old was subjected to….for the love…get a clue you idiots….I hate what you went through and glad you survived but fu for being so selfish and stupid!!!!



  49. 49

    it's amazing that they were all able to escape with their lives, good for them! now those 'parents,' need a fucking slap and a lesson in parenting. Did it not occur to either of them that the loud noised coming fromt the BATMAN movie in a THEATRE would not only terrify a 4 month old but also hurt his ears. Good fucking grief. I hope they're awake now.

  50. Wynn says – reply to this


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    The part they didn't show in this video is that the father left the baby alone in the theater. He even said that he was afraid the baby's crying would draw attention to him. The mom found the baby and she got herself and her two kids out. Where was the dad? He drove away! Someone else helped her get out and she had to call him to come back. ABC News has more of the story on this couple. Bad enough they took the kids to a late movie, but he left the baby where he could have been trampled much less shot by the gun man. Father of the year!



  51. 51

    Re: SpN – how is it a treat to a 4 month old who should be in a crib sleeping. After the loudness of the movie and all the gun shots that baby will probably have permanent ear damage.



  52. 52

    bringing a 4 month old to a midnight screening?! Parenting FAIL!

  53. SpN says – reply to this


    53

    Re: donkey boner – I meant for the four year old, but the four month would have been more then likely completely fine and everyone is overreacting

  54. Sarahi says – reply to this


    54

    12:30 am? With 2 kids? In a PG-13 rated movie? People expose so early children to violence that at the end these children grow up insensible to others and probably to repeat violent acts. Shameful.

  55. mktb says – reply to this


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    Re: stickrat – So I guess it's impossible to take the child somewhere else if they start crying. Gtfo of here. How dare you ignorant pricks compare these two to Casey Anthony? You people disgust me. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this. The baby was most likely sleeping the whole time, and the parents were there if the little girl got scared, which she obviously didn't. There are people out there beating and killing their kids, but you choose parents who bring their kids to a movie eligible to call CPS? Pure ignorence.

  56. mktb says – reply to this


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    Re: SpN – THANK YOU

  57. Meghan says – reply to this


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    Wow these people experienced something truly tragic you all you people are worried about is bashing them because they made a mistake. I think you need to grow up. I would never take my kids to a movie that late but don't act like they are the ones that shot the movie theater up.

  58. Thyme says – reply to this


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    Re: light2you

    Here is the main thing. Everyone agrees that it is good neither of the little ones were hurt and they and their parents made it out safely. What people are surprised about is that a 4 month old and a toddler were brought to a movie that is known to have a lot of violence and mature content. Even without this horrible tragedy that occurred, why in the world would anyone take such small kids to a movie that is not even remotely family-friendly? I think that's what people are trying to say more than anything, no one is wishing death on the heads of these people or anything like that. I think everyone agrees that the fact they are still alive is a good thing.

  59. Tara says – reply to this


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    Too bad they weren't shot. Maybe then the kids could have been raised by someone with half a brain. Seriously, what kind of idiot takes a FOUR MONTH OLD baby and a FOUR YEAR OLD child to a MIDNIGHT showing of a PG-13 movie?!?!?!

  60. matt says – reply to this


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    what do you want to do tonight dear? hm well lets drag our young daughter and 4month old to a movie premier, because we are fucking retarded!

  61. Thyme says – reply to this


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    Re: donkey boner – If that were my husband, I would be filing for divorce. What kind of father leaves his family behind without even trying to save them? I would rather die trying to save my loved ones than live knowing I just left them to be killed.

  62. SLHartMom says – reply to this


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    SERIOUSLY?! This is a perfect example of why not EVERYONE should breed! CPS SHOULD be in that home and removing those kids because if those are the kind of decisions those IDIOTS make…God knows what they do when no one is around!! Can we PLEASE make it so you have to take a one year university level Parenting education (that covers EVERY aspect of parenting AND being an adult) with a year end exam you HAVE to take and score at LEAST 85% on BEFORE being ALLOWED to procreate?! And before anyone goes off on rights/privileges…if you abuse it, it should be taken away!!!



  63. 63

    Sadly they weren't victims. I pay good money to sit and watch a movie. But yet have to deal with crying kids because their parents can't keep them at home? No wonder so many people go on shooting sprees. So many inconsiderate asshats these days.

  64. Kat says – reply to this


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    are you people even listening to yourselves? The parents are the last ones you should be trashing from this whole outcome,how about oh I don`t know the guy that shot up the place.
    and drop the whole taking the kids to a pg-13 movie they were four and four months they were not going to remember the movie all that well and they can always see it when they were older so really who gives a shit how old they were or what the rating was.
    they are not abusive,they are not casey anthony wannabes, they do not deserve to lose their children,they were not sitting in the theatre hoping for something tragic and making the news and all of you sound like complete morons when you suggest otherwise and I would just stop while your ahead because the only people focusing on the fact they went to a late night showing is you people everyone else has nothing but relief and sympathy for this family

  65. Kari says – reply to this


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    Re: Kat
    Nobody is blaming the parents for the situation they are blaming the parents for having their kid in a place where a situation like this happened. True nobody could have predicted this would have happened but any time you take your kids out AFTER MIDNIGHT you take the chance of something happening! There is no excuse why a 4 month old and a 4 year old were at a midnight showing they should have been in bed and if they really wanted to see the movie that bad the RESPONSIBLE thing to do as a parent is to take them during the day! I feel horrible that they went through this but the parents need to ask themselves why did they put their kids in harms way?

  66. Erin says – reply to this


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    This loser of a so-called man put the baby on the floor because he was crying and the dad was afraid the crying would attract the attention of the gunman. He then left the child on the floor and hopped over a railing and got out. ON TOP of that, he DROVE away. When the mom got out with the two kids she had to call him and he drove back to pick them up. Seriously?



  67. 67

    What idiots bring their 4 year old and 4 month old to a midnight movie??????? Maybe the parents should have been shot….

  68. Kat says – reply to this


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    Re: Kari – They had no idea that they were putting their children in harms way, and anything can happen at anytime of day not just after midnight, and fine maybe they should have been in bed or at home or whatever we don`t know their reasons but they do not deserve what most of these people are saying its tastless and immature

  69. MArty says – reply to this


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    Re: maggie – Maggie couldn't have said it any better



  70. 70

    Thank God! But, what was a baby doing in that kind of movie at MIDNIGHT! And, why were there kids there at all? Face it, society is falling apart and most people don't even see it. Unbelievable that any parent would bring ANY child UNDER 17 to that movie at midnight. Its almost like neglect.

  71. lilhrly11 says – reply to this


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    STUPID,STUPID, STUPID!!!!
    Who the hell brings their children to a midnight showing! I dont think they realize just how lucky their asses are. I say CPS needs to get involved adn take these kids away from these horrendous parents!



  72. 72

    unfortunately these idiots still with us …………



  73. 73

    My discussion on FB:

    Bryan Ramos
    9 hours ago via mobile
    First of all WTF! was a baby doing at a midnight screening? Ones's life must totally change after having a baby. One cannot live the single life they had before. It's not the parent's fault completely but It kind of is.
    Like ·
    Helena Patino, Wendy Marin and 2 others like this.

    Kerri Lukaszyk I don't care what time of day it is, if you want to go to a movie get a babysitter …
    9 hours ago · Like · 1

    Johnny Romero · Friends with Manny Martin and 9 others
    aye your so bitter.
    9 hours ago · Like

    Bryan Ramos It's not being bitter. A 3-month old baby should not have been at a theater at 12am. People need to grow up when they become a parent. Wear a condom if you still want to live the single life.
    9 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1

    Kerri Lukaszyk The person that brought a 6 year old to the theater at that time of night was no better.
    9 hours ago · Like



  74. 74

    Sylvia Avendano Hay BryanThat's not the point. Focus on the real issue that people lost their lives. You're obviously not a parent so don't judge. I wouldn't do that but everybody is different.
    9 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1

    Johnny Romero · Friends with Manny Martin and 9 others
    I'm sure the parents didn't go with the intention of being shot. But when you become and a parent maybe you'll understand a little.
    9 hours ago · Like

    Kerri Lukaszyk ‎@Sylvia, the three month old was injured during the melee .. I AM a parent, and I agree with Bryan's sentiments ..
    9 hours ago · Like

    Johnny Romero · Friends with Manny Martin and 9 others
    Shame on you. Thats awful
    9 hours ago · Like

    Kerri Lukaszyk Shame on me??? Screw you!!! If you are a parent BE a parent .. You don't take a baby that small to a theater at midnight under any circumstances!!! If you can't find a sitter, then oh well, don't go to the movie.
    9 hours ago · Like · 1



  75. 75

    Sylvia Avendano The baby is fine. And like I said I wouldn't do it but to each their own. We should focus on sending prayers and positive thoughts to those who lost their lives and those in critical condition
    9 hours ago via mobile · Like

    Bryan Ramos Sylvia I was thinking of you when you didn't take monkey out within the first 6 months. It's heartbreaking that a baby was killed. But to see beyond what happened last night, what if the baby caught a cold and died of that Instead? The parents could have waited until Friday to see it or even found a babysitter and then seen the movie over the weekend? A 3 month old baby died not only because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but also because the parents made a poor decision. You and Alma's lives have changed so much and both of you put your children's lives and concerns before anything else, especially your social lives. These parents should have done the same thing.
    8 hours ago via mobile · Like · 2

    Lillian Giron Bryan I love you for having the balls to say it! No judgement though!
    8 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1



  76. 76

    Bryan Ramos I don't need to be a parent to understand. A baby has been killed because of a coward's action. I will never take my little sister or nephew or monkey to a midnight screening because first of all little kids should be asleep at this time of night. Now the parents must live with the mistake of putting a movie, that could have waited till the next day, before their child's safety. No one knows when a coward will shoot up a place but a 3 month old baby is still fragile to any environment.
    8 hours ago via mobile · Like · 3

    Kerri Lukaszyk The three month old was injured, Bryan, but thankfully survived ..
    8 hours ago · Edited · Like

    Sylvia Avendano The baby didn't die. It suffered minor injuries. I see your point
    8 hours ago via mobile · Like

    Bryan Ramos The news said the baby was a fallen-victim. Thank GoD the baby is okay. I don't like seeing, reading, or hearing children being victims.
    8 hours ago via mobile · Like

  77. Cyndy Nykyha says – reply to this


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    I'am so sickened over the shooting at the movie Dark Knight last night , my heart goes out to all that have been effected , as a mother of 4 , grandmother of 9 and a person who struggles daily with P.T.S.D I can say that these people well also struggle and I refuse to ever go and see the Movie or even purchase this flick until the people who gain so much revenue through people watching this movie give some of the dollars back to the fund that has been started for the victims and would suggest that all of you do the same . show the victims that you to , are totally pissed that the movie industry has made 30 million dollars the first night . to gain so much money in their personal pockets and not to even make a offer to support the needs of everyone who has been effected , this is so wrong in so many ways , sure , maybe this madman might have commited this crime anyhow , but , he didn't ! He choosed this Movie to make his point and then had the nerve to state he was the " JOKER " , well I ain't laughing !! I cry for all of you involved and pray you well find the strength needed in the days to come.
    All the profit makers - stop being so cheap - people have DIED



  78. 78

    Johnny Romero · Friends with Manny Martin and 9 others
    first all of Kerri I was even speaking you to but since when on that level SCREW Fucking you too. What I meant to say is that this is obviously a sensitve subject for a lot of people. For you Bryan to say something like that is just wrong. I mean we are techincally talking about people who passed away here. Show a little more respect dont you think? It comes down to this. If you have nothing nice to say, you dont say it at all. Who the fuck gave you authority to pass any judgment on any parent? I don't think the parents went with the intention of dying. We are forgetting that everyone was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm sure there was kids there were a few years younger that were there with their parents. Does that make them bad parents? stop passing judgements!
    8 hours ago · Like · 2

    Kerri Lukaszyk Johnny, Your post followed mine and you did not name the person you were aiming your comment at. I will be the bigger person here, and apologize for the misunderstanding. I may be from Jersey, but despite what people think of people from my state, we do have class and will admit to being wrong when we ARE wrong ;o)
    8 hours ago · Like

  79. dagt says – reply to this


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    Everyone keeps asking why these people brought their little kids, but why did the theater let them in with those two? I mean did they have to buy a ticket for the 4 yr old? Can you even buy a childs ticket to a movie like that??



  80. 80

    A N D T H E F A T H E R O F T H E Y E A R IS………………

  81. Redint says – reply to this


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    Re: Snookietoes – child abuse…really?

  82. redint says – reply to this


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    Re: ParisIsBurning – No, your comment is what is moronic!



  83. 83

    1. Midnight viewings were not created for kids under 14.
    2. You don't take kids to a first night release because it's busy, really busy.
    3. Hopefully this couple will learn to be more appreciative of their children because of this.
    4. Hopefully this couple will make better parental choices regarding where they take their kids.

  84. redint says – reply to this


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    What these parents did is not child abuse and does not qualify for CPS to get involved. Whether or not you think it is appropriate for a child to be at a movie this late or not…that is a decision for a parent to make. Not every parent that has taken their child to a late movie or action movie qualifies as an idiot or moron staus. Many children out there are unaffected by attending such movies. Saying these parents deserved it is heartless and uncalled for. It is not uncommon for parents to take their kids to movies. Many sleep through it. It may be a judgement call that they regret for the rest of their lives, but does not make them horrible parents. Does not mean they abuse their children. and just because you may have had a bad experience in a theater with kids…does not mean that this was the situation in this theater. they did not deserve to be shot at for any reason.

  85. Goodgolly says – reply to this


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    People who bring babies to adult oriented movies are complete ignorant idiots who don't care if they spoil others who likely got babysitters for a night out. Stupid parents everywhere.

  86. des says – reply to this


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    literally i can't believe you pigs are complaining about this couple bringing their children to a movie.. like are you fucking kidding me?! these parents didn't expect there to be a shooting they were just trying to please their son who obviously wanted to see the movie. you all are disgusting heartless individuals who should not be slamming any of the victims involved. [

  87. des says – reply to this


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    Re: GoodgollyRe: The Eric – you're an ignorant idiot for bashing people who were apart of this tragedy. stupid people everywhere.

  88. godiva de maus says – reply to this


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    Re: sick_girl – A) the movie is PG-13, which means parental guidance recommended and no child unaccompanied under 13. Which means while they "can" bring their children to this movie, it is questionable that any parent could be able to provide sufficient guidance to a 4 year old so that they can process the amount of violence and adult concepts depicted in the film. B) the movie is at midnight, WHICH MEANS, the people attending expected to be able to see the film absent crying babies, talking children, like you would expect at a matinee showing. C) the movie is at midnight. A child of 4 years of age and a baby of 4 months would be expected to be in bed, they require more sleep and a parent who puts the needs of the child before their own would know that. A parent that wanted to attend a late night viewing (a responsible parent) would arrange for a babysitter so the children would not disturb the other patrons and could obtain the sleep they need at these ages. Some theatres that show family friendly films ("G" rated) have rooms where parents with crying babies can view the film in a sound proofed room and not disturb the other patrons. All this being said, both parents look like they are extremely young and from the things they said, they didn't seem to have a great deal of common sense.

  89. roseauthor says – reply to this


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    Why did these parents have small children OUT this late?

  90. No Tolerance 4 Stupid says – reply to this


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    IDIOTIC of those who keep commenting on why people on THIS thread are focusing on the parents and not the victims…. fucking DUH!!!!! This POST was about the parents and NOT the fucking victims… the mourning of victims comments are for another post. These parents are MORONS. not everyone deserves to breed and they're definitely one of them. If you are a parent you know how sensitive to noise/sounds infants are. a 4 month old has NO place in a LOUD ass theater… esp at midnight. But then again, looking at them I wouldn't expect them to tgo know any better. Their own parents needs to keep them with a damn babysitter.

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    Re: redint – Again, you are right that it is the decision for the parent to make, but it's a stupid and uninformed decision. "Parental guidance" means the parent is guiding the child to process what they are seeing on the screen. There is no way a child of four can be guided, even with extremely exceptional parents to emotionally process the adult concepts and violence appearing on the screen in the Batman movies (or other PG-13 films). To believe that you can, is ignorant. Permitted yes. Good parenting? No. The other issue at hand is one of consideration for the other people who spent $16 to attend a late night premiere, ostensibly to be able to watch the film free from the noise and disruptions that children invariably provide. That's why people don't go to matinees. A parent who goes to a midnight showing with children of tender age is being inconsiderate. Nobody is blaming the parents in question for what happened. No one wanted these parents or their children to be injured. But many people are questioning that their children were even in the theatre in the first place.

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    When i heard there was a 4month old baby in the theathers I was shocked!!!!! What kind of parent are u? Or maybe that's the problem, you don't know how to be parents, think about ur kids first not urself Thank Godu were not hurt, but I can't imagine the pain you would have felt if smeone in ur family was shot that night all for a movie? Really? Please next tm find a babysitter….or learn ur priorities!

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    Re: SpN – You have no idea what you are talking about. Very young children have no way to process what is depicted in these films even with the best of parental guidance. A four year old, even of genius level IQ, still wouldn't have the emotional tools to process what is shown on the screen. A four month old and a 4 year old both have more sensitive hearing on the volume levels in such a film would not be good for the hearing of either. The people who pay $16 for a midnight viewing do so with the expectation that they would do so absent the crying and talking that young children and babies tend to do, particularly when kept up beyond their bedtimes which, at midnight, if it wasn't past the bedtime set by their parents, should have been. So even if you take the tact that there's nothing wrong in the parenting, there is a distinct lack of consideration for the fellow patrons that was exhibited by their move. That being said, we are all thankful that the young family survived the melee. No one I know, despite their criticisms of the decision of these young parents, would be happy for them to have suffered harm.

  94. nicolle says – reply to this


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    welfare people, movie more imporatnt then kids being babysat,

  95. bbb says – reply to this


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    Wow you people on here are a bunch of fkn regards. Obviously you have no idea what its like to have children. You should burn for the crap you have said about these parents.

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    Re: Erin

    Do you have a link or any supporting evidence of this? Or are we just going by 3rd party stuff or better yet, just making it up?

    That's some pretty damning stuff to say, just want to make sure there's a legitimate report of it.



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    Re: bbb – I'm sorry, please let me pay $16 so you can let your fucking brat scream during the movie, piss all over himself, and run up and down the aisle. While you're at it, ruin him/her for life by introducing sound decibles that fuck with adult's ears (not to mention a child's). All because you HAVE TO GO TO A FUCKIN BATMAN MOVIE. YAY FOR YOU. You or your woman squeezed a child out of a vagina and that makes you the entitlement fairy for everyone who wants to be a shitty parent.



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    I applaud these parents for not leaving their children home. More than likely they would have slept, children can sleep through almost anything. I remember my parents occasionally taking my brothers and I to friends or just a family outing that kept us up way pass midnight. I remember those times and appreciate the fact my parents did not just dump us. Never did this cause mental or physical harm. Maybe these parents are not comfortable with leaving their children home with sitters, we do not leave ours, ever. I see these parents as caring and loving toward their children, no harm done, other than having pyschos on the loose. For all you that are so concerned with these late hours, why not protest Disney World, some of the parks do not close till 2 in the morning. I have been there several times , so many parents stay and close the park, these kids are exhausted, hot, and crabby.



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    Movie theaters should deny entrance of parents with small children, its crap that just because they are with an adult that they are allowed in.

  100. CamilaP says – reply to this


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    Re: ParisIsBurning – Well, shit…that was totally uncalled for. They made a stupid mistake and even though I completely agree that the kids should have stayed homethere's no need to say something like that. You look like a grown, decent woman and it makes you look like a 5 year old when you say something like that.

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