Following the shooting in a Rock, Colorado, supermarket on Monday, leaving 10 dead including a cop, the local area of this liberal mountain town are in a condition of stun and skepticism, encountering the really regular character emergency experienced by so numerous American urban communities in the wake of a mass shooting.
"I've called this local area home for the greater part of my life, and I've shopped at that Ruler Soopers commonly," Colorado's lead representative, Jared Polis, said on Tuesday early daytime during a question and answer session.
Accolades paid to casualties in Rock grocery store shooting
"Rock is a little local area, and we're all taking a gander at the rundown contemplating whether we know individuals. These were people who began their day with a morning paper, mug of espresso, maybe preparing their children, possibly making a minute ago spring break plans, none of them expected that this would be their last day here, in the world. A basic run for milk and eggs prompted a total misfortune."
Both broadly and in Colorado, Rock has gained notoriety for being a reformist perfect world, described by flower child cooperatives of the 1970s and 80s, the Allen Ginsberg-established Jack Kerouac School of Bodiless Poetics, and ground zero for the ultramarathon running world. The individuals who live there regularly discuss the "Rock bubble", like it's a world liberated from the social diseases that plague the remainder of the country.
Jared Polis, Colorado's lead representative, talks at a question and answer session on 22 Walk.
Jared Polis, Colorado's lead representative, talks at a public interview on 22 Walk. Photo: Chet Abnormal/Getty Pictures