Thursday, September 08, 2022

Lessons Unlearned

From the national news:
A gunman who livestreamed himself driving around Memphis shooting at people, killing four and wounding three others in seemingly random attacks, was finally arrested after crashing a stolen car, police said early Thursday.

The hours-long rampage had police warning people across the city to shelter in place, locking down a baseball stadium and university campuses and suspending public bus services as frightened residents wondered where the man might strike next.
They shut the city down. Canceled a baseball game. Buses and trolleys stopped running. All for one dude driving around a metro area of over a million people and occasionally popping rounds out the window or carjacking a fresh ride.

The fact that this was possible was then broadcast across the nation by prime time national news, no doubt reaching the ears of any potential copycat who cared to take notes.

Oh, also, he had a switch on his G-lock. Didn't he know those are illegal?