James Eagan Holmes, the 24-year-old "alleged" shooter in the horrific theater massacre which occurred Friday, had his first day in court today. Holmes sat in court looking dazed and darkly clownish in his outrageously dyed red-orange hair. As I looked at Holmes on tv I became deeply disturbed by the realization that this evil man's face and name will become more well-known that those of his victims, which included 3 children (two injured, one killed). Perhaps that's just the inevitable result of the judicial process working itself out. After all, that process is public and should be. Grieving for and remembering the victims is private, and should be. Still, it seems like there should be some kind of way of acknowledging the victims' lives during the time that James Holmes will be in the public eye. Why should the victims die in obscurity while Holmes lives in notoriety? I don't have an answer to my own question. Perhaps there isn't one. Unless a victim is already famous, e.g.Sharon Tate, mass killers like Holmes just seem to end up more renowned than their prey. That's an injustice that not even the death penatly can rectify.
The devil came to court today. Damn him!!!!!!