“Operators of the Aurora theater where 12 moviegoers were slain this summer had no security guards on duty the night of the shootings,” denverpost.com reports, “and no plans for keeping anyone from sneaking out of or back into the theater, according to two new lawsuits filed Friday.” So the victims of the midnight movie massacre are suing Cinemark for not protecting its patrons from a crazed spree killer. “Readily available security procedures, security equipment and security personnel would likely have prevented or deterred the gunman from accomplishing his planned assault on the theater’s patrons,” judge turned ambulance chaser, I mean attorney Christina Habas asserted in a press release. And that meant . . .
Any person who wished to make a surreptitious and unauthorized entry into the theater could easily determine that the lack of security personnel and lack of any alarm on the door at the right, front by the screen of (the) auditorium would allow them to leave the theater, and re-enter without fear of being discovered, interfered with, monitored or stopped.
Not mentioned (as far as I can tell): the fact that Cinemark is a gun-free zone.
Writing for foxnews.com, John “Death by Stats” Lott recently highlighted the fact that “out of all the movie theaters within 20 minutes of his apartment showing the new Batman movie that night, [Cinemark Century 16 Theater] was the only one where guns were banned.”
It would be something of a legal stretch to suggest that banning guns from private property constitutes criminal negligence but I sure as hell would like to see someone try.