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NYPD to Tighten Movie Theater Security in Wake of Colo. Shooting

Increased NYPD presence meant to prevent copycats, ease fears, after "Dark Knight Rises" shooting, says Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The NYPD will be increasing security at New York City movie theaters following an overnight shooting at a Colorado showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in which 12 were killed and at least 50 injured.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly issued the following statement Friday morning:

"As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing in the five boroughs."

According to the Associated Press, a gunman threw tear gas into a midnight showing of the new film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, before opening fire on the crowd.

Gregg July 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM
@Parksloper: Yeah, but having the gun makes it so much easier, doesn't it? Give me ONE good reason why assault-type weapons should be available for sale to the general public? Just one!
Patti July 25, 2012 at 06:30 PM
It is my opinion there are no good reasons for the general public to own assault-type weapons. The NRA should straighten out their thinking.
Sara July 25, 2012 at 07:26 PM
AGREED
Parksloper July 25, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Because it's their right and nobody's business. Lots of people own assault rifles and don't go around shooting up people. Stop getting caught up in the Bloomberg anti-gun hysteria and using these deaths to push his/your agenda. Gun control kills people as they're left defenseless like those poor people at Ft Hood for instance.
Parksloper July 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Gee Patti if I remember correctly you are also against people drinking whatever size soda they want. One good reason is self defense. Google the 71 year old man in Florida who saved the people at an internet cafe when 2 guys burst in swinging bats.

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