Skip to comments.San Francisco rail commuters on phones didn't notice gun before killing, police say
Posted on 10/09/2013 5:02:37 PM PDT by Flag_This
SAN FRANCISCO The man drew the gun several times on the crowded San Francisco commuter train, with surveillance video showing him pointing it across the aisle without anyone noticing and then putting it back against his side, according to authorities.
The other passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice the gunman until he randomly shot and killed a university student, authorities said.
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self-absorbed libtard bliss. nothing bad will ever happen to me.
Yep not shocked. I see alot of people texting and walking they don’t bother to look up until they fall. Also people on buses all they are glued to are their stupid IPhones and Tablets and they ignore everything around them. How did we ever survived before the iphone and tablets came into existance. People are so dam glued to their electronic they might as well have one attached to their ear or face. I do not own any of those gadgets nor do I care to. I am happy with my little Tracfone for emergency but to blah blah like the world will end if I don’t.
I thought the trains were gun free zones.
another black feral killing another human being....there is no story....
I can believe it.
There were some young men in my neighborhood today selling something door to door. I left the neighborhood around 6:30pm to pick up the wife unit at the airport. Three of the youngsters were sitting in the grass at a stop sign, probably waiting for their ride...all three were absorbed in their phones...never looked up at me as I pulled up to the stop sign.
I don’t have one either. I look at them as remote controls.
The killer, Nikhom Thephakaysone, is Thai. The description of his actions and the photos of his expressions would lead me to believe he is mentally living in another world than you and I. He and his eventual victim were both college students. The shooter lived with his family.
The passengers, adsorbed in their cell phones will likely be only a part of the equation here. Why didn’t his family notice anything wrong about him. Why did the man he first threatened by sticking a gun in his back wait until getting home before calling the police. What was his drug level at the time of the attack and was he on any anti psychotic drugs. This wasn’t your usual thug of the day murder, it was likely worse in its implications.
Is it morally wrong to use a tablet?
Before tablets did anyone bury their faces in tabloid newspapers?
Or did everyone spend their commutes constantly scanning the length of the cars checking to see if any murderous lunatics were on the train?
Luckily lots of people on this thread have just enough technological savvy to make really stupid comments.
when we visit our son in Boston we ride the T. I love the people watching. I usually take the opportunity to do a decade of two of the Rosary (silently) and watch and love on the people and wonder who they are and pray for them. Makes the time pass quickly and holds down my huge anxiety from being on a train with strangers.
I see them all the time.
I pull over to use my bottom dollar tracfone.
Only if it gets you killed.
Would it be more acceptable if he had been reading a paper?
Or if he had fallen asleep?
Or if he had a pen and a book of sudoku puzzles?
Blaming a tablet for a murder is as idiotic as blaming a handgun.
The lunatic is at fault. Not the innocent victim.
It’s about situational awareness, which is a key part of self defense. Tablets, etc are not immoral as such, but our culture was built on a premise of self reliance, including accepting responsibility for the safety of self and family. As a matter of practiced discipline, one should always keep a watchful eye on one’s surroundings.
BTW, this message is being typed on my htc android. At home. On my couch. Where my biggest threat is my 4yr old granddaughter. As far as I know ...
My older daughter is always looking at her phone and I am always reminding her to pay attention and I tell her about the people smashing you in the face to get your phone.
She gets mad at me but I don’t care I will just keep reminding her.
A trainload of people are so oblivious that no one notices a nut job waving around a .45 and you don't think that's slightly remarkable?
Cell phone zombies.
People often say “Didn’t his family know he was crazy?” and the answer is yes, they probably knew, they probably knew very well, but there is very little you can do with a crazy adult who doesn’t want to be treated longterm.