CA - Justin Valdez, 20, SFSU student, slain on Muni train, 23 Sept 2013

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...police_rail_commuters_on_phones_didnt_no-ap-2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young man, just 20, stepped off the train. Another man followed him, pulling out a gun. There was a single shot, startling the preoccupied commuters. Justin Valdez fell, gasping and screaming for help as he died, a bullet to his head.......

    And what those videos also show, authorities say, is that the suspect Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, had already pulled out his gun three of four times while aboard the crowded car, but the dozen passengers aboard were so hypnotized by their phones and tablets they failed to notice; not when he pointed the .45-caliber pistol across the aisle, nor even when he wiped his nose with the hand holding the gun......

    Gascon said that while he's not suggesting if people had been more aware, the shooting could have been prevented, the incident highlights the dangers of increasingly living in a virtual world, with less human interaction......

    New York psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert, who is increasingly seeing issues related to digital devices, is even more blunt: "Texting and reliance on devices has bred a culture of social retardation."......

    More in 4p. article....
     
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    http://goldengatexpress.org/2014/12/02/valdez-murder-pleads-not-guilty/

     
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