Frances Robles, reporting for the NYT:
An argument over texting at the movies ended in a cellphone user’s
death, when a retired police officer in the audience shot him at a
theater near Tampa, Fla., on Monday afternoon, the authorities
The killing underscored the increased debate about when to use
smartphones in public.
On Twitter, Billmon writes:
When someone is shot in cold blood over texting, and NYT thinks
the issue is smart phones, safe to say we’ve gone completely nuts
as a country.
Update, 2:20a EST: The “underscored” sentence has been removed from the story. It got a lot of attention while it was there, though.
★ Tuesday, 14 January 2014