A letter to the editor from Woodbury resident Tom St. Martin.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
During a recent search for Patch political news, I came across your account of the Aurora Colorado shooting. At last count more than 600 comments had been posted in response to this article. I didn’t read most of them: I have better, more worthwhile things to read. My attention was, nevertheless, drawn to the polarized, strident, often rancorous “discussion” of the pros and cons of regulation. Polarized, strident because the remarks in question were posted by folks who seemed to think that governmentally imposed regulations were THE answer to, well, just about everything. Or, on the contrary, by folks who think that most, if not all, government regulation is harmful, oppressive or worse. That having been said, I recognize that this rather …
What do you think of the local theater’s decision?
Hours after news broke about the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., officials at the Woodbury 10 Theatre announced that security would be doubled over the past weekend. Woodbury police also conducted extra patrols in the area. On the Woodbury Patch Facebook page, people chimed in with their reaction to the theater’s decision: Krista: I think it would be terrible if people stop going to movies just because of this tragedy. I know my son and I talked about it and we plan to see Dark Knight Rises and at Woodbury 10 this weekend if we can get there... next if not! Rebecca: I bought tickets for tonight (Friday), I believe it honors those in CO by not letting fear prevail. David: So they've got two 14 year olds taking tickets, instead of …