Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sad state of Affairs. People too absorb with gadgets, they didn't notice a gunman

In my hometown, the local paper, the SF Chronicle just publish a news report about a gunman yielding his gun on a crowded rail train, Muni. Everyone was so consumed with their smartphones and tablets, no one even notice the gunman. The surveillance camera picked up the gunman.

Here is a quote from the article:

He raises the gun, pointing it across the aisle, before tucking it back against his side. He draws it out several more times, once using the hand holding the gun to wipe his nose. Dozens of passengers stand and sit just feet away - but none reacts.
Their eyes, focused on smartphones and tablets, don't lift until the gunman fires a bullet into the back of a San Francisco State student getting off the train.
Investigators say this scene was captured by a Muni camera on Sept. 23, the night Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, allegedly killed 20-year-old Justin Valdez in an apparently 

Such a sad state of affairs that our generation is oblivious to the dangers around them.


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