'The Dark Knight Rises' Massacre: 3-Month-Old Left Injured — Report

Fri, July 20, 2012 10:32am EST by 27 Comments

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Kat

Posted at 9:12 PM on July 22, 2012  

I’m sorry, but saying it’s the parents fault that the baby was shot is like saying it’s a rape victims fault if they wore a short skirt.

This is not the result of children or babies being ‘out too late’. This is the result of a madman choosing to hurt them.

You cannot blame a blissfully unaware victim for someone else’s malicious choices.

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ChelseaCanuck

Posted at 9:11 AM on July 21, 2012  

What parent thinks it’s acceptable to bring a child to an extremely violent movie, under any circumstances? I don’t think it’s judgmental to ask ourselves why there were children in this theatre. My kids are several years older than that and I don’t take them places at midnight. Why would I? My role is to protect them. While there might be the occasional emergency that would warrant them being somewhere at midnight, I can’t imagine doing it because I’m so selfish I have to go see a movie. When you have young kids, you just need to accept that there will be things you can’t do anymore. You don’t just keep doing what you normally do and drag the innocent children along with you.

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krystina

Posted at 9:56 AM on July 21, 2012  

I couldn’t agree more

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smac

Posted at 9:59 PM on July 22, 2012  

While I don’t take my children out that late or to movies like that I don’t think its that big of a deal. They probably figured the baby would sleep duing the movie and they would get to do something relaxing together. Babies can be stressful, as I’m sure you know, and everyone handles it differently. Whats the difference if the baby is sleeping in his/her mother’s arm while on the couch watching a movie or in a theater?

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Melissa

Posted at 9:53 PM on July 20, 2012  

No one is taking away from the fact the baby is ok. Everyone is glad. And this BS about the parents going through enough trauma is ridiculous. Its plain selfish and irresponsible to take an infant to a movie at midnight knowing the movie wont end till 3am. Was it that important that you had to see Batman before everyone else? Have some respect and thought for your child. Hire a damn babysitter or get a loved one to take care of the baby while you go have fun.

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krystina

Posted at 9:57 AM on July 21, 2012  

Yo are SO right

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Nina

Posted at 8:53 PM on July 20, 2012  

For all the people who say they agree with taking a baby to a movie like dark knight at midnight…. here are my questions for you….. You don’t think the loud noises and vibration at the movie theater would bother your baby???? (specially, from a movie like this… I mean this is not tellytubbies’ movie we are talking about???? Wouldn’t it affect their hearing???? I’m no doctor or a parent but I wonder what actual parents/medical professionals think about this… Personally, if I ever become a parent…I’d die for my kid and giving up pleasures like watching a premiere would be nothing next to that… I would gladly sacrifice my happiness for the welfare of my baby and I would never let my baby ruin someone else’s evening either… If I can’t be responsible or sacrifice my ways for my baby, I’d never become a parent and I would directly go to an abortion center.

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smac

Posted at 10:04 PM on July 22, 2012  

I think your going a little overboard about the baby at the movies. Its not like a 3 month old, who I’m sure they know is sleeping during that time would remember the movie anyway. I’ve seen kids sleep through entire movies, and they are just fine afterwards. Babies can be very stressful and while its not ideal to bring a baby out that late its not harming the baby either.

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rick

Posted at 7:23 PM on July 20, 2012  

Charlee–you won’t take you children to the movies until they are 5 or 6–what kind of parent are you? get a life–my kids have been going to see ice age, toy story, etc since they were 2 control your kids–

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SRD

Posted at 6:41 PM on July 20, 2012  

Excuse me, but it is NOT your place to ask why the baby was there. Even if none of us, as parents, would take our baby, that does not mean that we can cast judgement on others. And we are in a time period when all the old rules have gone out the window. So let us put the focus where it ought to be: Whether you take your baby to a midnight showing of Batman or not, we have the right to feel safe. Unfortunately, I don’t think we can anymore. Thoughts and prayers to the victims.

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Desiree

Posted at 5:27 PM on July 20, 2012  

I think you guys are missing the point, who cares why the baby was there at the time. It no ones business to be judging anyone. SMH

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Teen mom

Posted at 4:08 PM on July 20, 2012  

Does anyone know if the baby is doing good. I hope the baby is.

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Shunz

Posted at 3:57 PM on July 20, 2012  

Why was a 3-month old at a midnight showing of a dark movie like Batman?

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Michelle

Posted at 7:04 PM on July 20, 2012  

Because at 3 months, the child will probably sleep through the entire thing and they won’t have to get a sitter. Or, maybe mom is still nursing and it is just more convenient for her. When they are that little it is really easy to take them anywhere.

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Poopy

Posted at 3:54 PM on July 21, 2012  

The time of this movie does not matter to me, because all babies have various sleeping schedules. What does bother me is the damage being done to the developing nerves in the baby’s body every time an explosion happens on the screen and jolts the child awake. It is no different than if your infant falls asleep and you creep up to their crib and smash 2 frying pans together in their face, do you think that is a good idea? Will that help the infant’s nerves and development? No, it’s going to make them a jumpy, nervous wreck. Use some common sense and leave the baby at home in a quiet and relaxing enviroment.

 
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jerriblank

Posted at 3:05 AM on July 21, 2012  

Agreed, why was their baby taken to a midnight movie?!?! And why are they on every network giving an interview if they were so traumatized by the incident? I hope the state steps in and gives that child a good home!

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@jerriblank

Posted at 8:54 AM on July 21, 2012  

The State should step in and give that child a good home??? You ought to be ashamed of your self.. 3month old babies can sleep through anything if mom or dad is holding them.. how dare you say something like that?? Taking a child away from a mother because she went to a midnight movie is hardly abuse!! Especially when there are parents who do drugs and leave their kids with any tom dick and harry just so they can go out and have a good time. She could still be nursing or whatever.. You are obviously not a parent. It’s idiots like you that should not be able to comment on sites like this. No one knew what was going to happen.

 
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Charlee

Posted at 2:57 PM on July 20, 2012  

That was my first thought, really who takes a 3 month old to the movies and a mid night showing on top of that. I have yet to take my 2 year old to the movies and probably won’t until she’s 5 or 6 and it will not be a mid night premier either. However my heart goes out to the baby and the parents. I would never want to even imagine having to go through that. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by the shootings.

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Shaw

Posted at 2:35 PM on July 20, 2012  

yeah, because 3 month olds need to get out of the house too at midnight…they work just as hard…

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Shannon

Posted at 11:37 AM on July 20, 2012  

this is a huge tragity; and it’s because of things like this that there will come a day when we are all going to have to go through medal detectors just to see a movie!

my other question is what exactly was a 3 month old child doing at a midnight showing of Batman?

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Johanna Carreno

Posted at 12:18 PM on July 20, 2012  

I was just thinking the same thing… what kind of person takes a baby to the movies specially at MIDNIGHT!!!!!….that parent couldnt wait to see the movie at a normal hour…or for the dvd and watch it at home… r u such a fan that u couldnt think about your baby instead of you… when you are parent you always think about ur kid first!!!!…

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Rachel

Posted at 1:08 PM on July 20, 2012  

If you are not a parent, shut up. Why say this? The parents of this baby do nt deserve this nonsense. Maybe during those hours their baby sleeps soundly ..just shut up

 
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tim cole

Posted at 2:11 PM on July 20, 2012  

i have a 6 yr old, and my thought was, she wouldnt have slept in noisy theater at 3 months old. i personally wouldnt take her but im glad i have seen reports that the baby has been discharged.

 
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corrin

Posted at 3:17 PM on July 20, 2012  

I kinda have to agree with this one. Though it may seem to some that it’s not right or normal to have a baby out so late, it depends on the family. I just had a child, and she tends to sleep during the day and will be awake and active after about 9pm. Can’t do much to change their sleeping habits til they get a bit older. Don’t blame the parents who have just surely suffered the most tragic and heart wrenching night of their lives. We should all just be glad the little one is ok, and not one of the many victims who lost their lives.

 
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Daman

Posted at 4:37 PM on July 20, 2012  

I am a responsible parent and would never bring an any month old baby to a midnight movie. You shut up, white trash bring an infant to a midnight movie. Responsible adults watch the movie at home when it comes out.

 
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DanielleM

Posted at 2:15 PM on July 20, 2012  

Or a parent who couldn’t afford a babysitter. Or who was visiting from out of town and didn’t know one.

Once my husband was traveling for work during my birthday. He asked me to fly to meet him and bring our child so I met him and we went to dinner and brought our 2 year-old. He slept on my lap while we ate and then walked back to the hotel (which was down the block). Outside, a group of loud teenage girls began pointing and laughing at us, saying “who keeps a baby out at night?” It was about 10 o’clock. They may have been drunk…but I never forgot that night. In my mind, I knew he was safe with us but I learned that everyone has a different prospective.

 
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Sarah

Posted at 7:27 PM on July 20, 2012  

One of the first thoughts I had after they announced who was injured/killed was why on earth was there a baby and a six year old at this showing. I’m not saying anything against the parents, just so weird to me that children that young would be at that movie..

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