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'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting Victim Stopped to Help Young Mother [abandoned by cowardly "fiance"]
ABC News ^ | 6/20/12 | Kevin Dolak/Stephanie Wash

Posted on 07/21/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by madprof98

A Colorado teenager who survived the mass shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora this morning helped keep a young mother, her young child and her 4-month-old infant safe even though he was injured himself.

Jarell Brooks, 19, has been released from Denver General Hospital and is now recovering at home after he suffered a gunshot wound to the leg after James Holmes, once a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, allegedly set off smoke bombs and opened fire on the unsuspecting audience, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 in the attack.

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While trying to get out of the theater, he saw a woman, later identified as Patricia Legarreta, struggling to get herself and her two children out. He said he crawled on top of Legarreta in an attempt to push her and the kids out the door but then couldn't get out himself.

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That's when Brooks said he felt a shot to his leg. Brooks said he was shot in the thigh, and fell to the ground.

Patricia Legarreta was also hit.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurora; banglist; black; hero; holmes; shooting
This is the family of the cowardly Jamie Rohrs (AKA Captain Underpants), much discussed here yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2908806/posts

Here's the hero:


1 posted on 07/21/2012 8:43:43 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Why was she there with her kids?

The kids should be at home and in bed.

She is irresponsible.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by moviefan8
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To: madprof98

Let’s be fair now. Zero would say ‘If I had a son he would look like him’. Flame away if you must.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: madprof98

Reminds me of the this Seinfeld episode:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fire_%28Seinfeld%29

This woman’s husband wasn’t running away. He was leading the way - showing everyone the way out. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 8:52:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: madprof98

What kind of morons take their infants to midnight showings of loud, violent movies? Having a baby enriches your life but limits your immediate options. Adjust to it. Find a babysitter or stay home and watch TV. Delay gratification until you can get the movie on Netficks, There is Darwinian element to this that no one is discussing.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: madprof98

God bless him.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: moviefan8

Saw the mother and father of these two unfortunate children on TV this AM. He has asked her to marry him after their harrowing experience. And of course, she said “yes” to this selfish loser who abandoned her and their children to save himself.

The teenager is a hero.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: sneakers

I agree. God bless Jarrel Brooks. He is a hero.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 9:17:07 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: madprof98

What a good man.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 9:20:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: moviefan8
Whys and ifs and should have are past all we can do is be supportive of the victims.
10 posted on 07/21/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: madprof98

um, the title is being presumptuous. The fiance was probably lost in the crowd and couldn’t find her


11 posted on 07/21/2012 9:25:51 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: madprof98

Hero bump!

Do ya think Obamy will say this good young man ‘could be his son???’


12 posted on 07/21/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: boomop1

It sure doesn’t take them long to come out here. Good for the kid that helped others any how.


13 posted on 07/21/2012 9:31:24 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: 4rcane

And he DROVE AWAY from the scene ASAP because he “couldn’t find her” even then—til she called on a stranger’s cellphone so she could get a ride to the hospital? Sorry, but some people are “victims” and some are just losers. A victim saved this family—and got shot for his trouble—while the loser Babydaddy got plenty of positive PR for his very, very belated marriage proposal.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 9:41:54 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98
"And he DROVE AWAY from the scene ASAP because he “couldn’t find her”

The Prince of Panic was probably "ridin' dirty" and didn't want to hang around with all the cops there.
15 posted on 07/21/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: madprof98

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16 posted on 07/21/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: madprof98

There is hope for that generation after all. Good job!


17 posted on 07/21/2012 9:56:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: madprof98

Sounds like the young lady would be better off dumping Rohrs and seeing Mr. Brooks, who displays far more character and more guts.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: madprof98

Here is the hero’s facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/jarell.brooks

Looks like he is working several jobs and going to school at the same time. Someone’s mamma raised him right.

Following back on his family account, it looks like his dad is a minister.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: La Lydia

Some people just shouldn’t be parents. Once you have a child, your wishes and desires should not be the priority - your child should.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: madprof98

good for him....anyone wonder why this woman brought such young kids to a midnight movie??


21 posted on 07/21/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: boomop1

It just shows the lack of ability to be a parent, which is extremely common these days.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 10:15:45 AM PDT by moviefan8
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To: moviefan8

Amazed at the takeaway some get from stories like this.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 10:16:58 AM PDT by dmz
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To: madprof98

In an ABC interview with the young mother and the Hero, you discover that the young woman’s boyfriend later proposes to her.

In the interview, she doesn’t mention him until the reporter asks her about the proposal. No mention of the cowardly boyfriend leaving her and the kids in danger.

She will be making a big mistake if she ever marries the creep.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 10:20:59 AM PDT by Tucson Jim
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To: 4rcane

Did you forget your /sarc tag or did you not read yesterdays post?


25 posted on 07/21/2012 10:22:35 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: 4rcane

No, I read the interview yesterday. He left them. He even set the 4 month old down on the floor because he was crying. He was in the car, driving away, before it hit him. Then he asked himself ‘what kind of man would leave his son?’ and went back.

I believe that that was the point when she was calling him for help.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 10:23:08 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: txrefugee

He sounds like an opportunist. Yes, a selfish loser, who never lets a good crisis go to waste.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: mnehring

I just dropped him a nice note. Seems like a good, clean-cut Christian boy. He won’t be single long.


28 posted on 07/21/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: madprof98

Three cheers for Jarell Brooks, a real man.


29 posted on 07/21/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: duckman

I Wonder if the fiance’ is related to George Costanza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueh_1PeJhaQ


30 posted on 07/21/2012 10:41:39 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Some people just shouldn’t be parents. Once you have a child, your wishes and desires should not be the priority - your child should.”

Someone told me when I was much younger, that you are not REALLY an adult until you have children. I did not agree with this...at first.


31 posted on 07/21/2012 10:58:14 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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Click.

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32 posted on 07/21/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: madprof98

This young man took a bullet for a stranger and her children. God bless him.


33 posted on 07/21/2012 11:16:55 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: madprof98

Thank you, Mr. Brooks. You are a hero.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:48 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: madprof98
He said he crawled on top of Legarreta in an attempt to push her and the kids out the door

Does this make any sense to anyone? How is "crawling on top" of someone going to help them do anything other than continue to lie where they are?

35 posted on 07/21/2012 11:22:13 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: madprof98

Is it too soon to ask where were the rest of the men in this theater?

Not the biologically male. The MEN.

At a midnight showing of a “Batman” movie, I’m guessing most patrons were men between 17 and 35.

Do you think a theater full of, say, World War II vets in their twenties would have panicked and cut and run like this? Or would SOMEONE have counterattacked the psychopath?

Doubt this will be debated by all the sob sisters crying for gun control.


36 posted on 07/21/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: eclecticEel

Maybe they were bent over walking— mom bent over the children and the young man bent over her? I am puzzling this myself. I am guessing it is just explained poorly because from reading the rest it appears they were walking, not laying.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 12:06:16 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Tucson Jim

they will sue the theaters, Warner brothers, the gunmakers, the gun shops, the Univ of Colorado, Holmes parents, and anyone else their lawyers can name

They will make what will seem to them to be a fortune

The lazy cowardly cod will blow it

The stupid she and the kids will end up on welfare

(No I am not the long Island psychic)


38 posted on 07/21/2012 1:43:15 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: moviefan8

True


39 posted on 07/21/2012 1:54:37 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: moviefan8

I have asked the same question, why are parents bringing infants or small children to a movie at that hour!


40 posted on 07/21/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 4rcane

No, the title is not presumptuous. The father is an absolute disgrace. His girlfriend, I mean fiancée, even tried to cover for his worthless rear end. He is the poster boy for slack jawed wimps, sissies and every other assorted girly man. RuPaul, Devine and every gay male looks manly compared with him. Every woman on earth, is more courageous than that cowardly cretin.

You need to get up to speed on things.

Here read this:

Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2908806/posts

The young man who actually did save this imbecile’s family is an actual hero. He stayed behind to help the woman and her children and he got shot in the process.


41 posted on 07/21/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: madprof98

Mr. brooks is definitely a hero ad sounds like he was raised right.


42 posted on 07/21/2012 3:42:19 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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