A local 'news item' is making headlines around the world tonight...
some complete whackjob on a Greyhound Bus heading to my city suddenly stabbed the passenger next to him and then decapitated him.
HERE is the horrifying story.
Since 911, travelling by Bus is prolly the only method of transportation that hasn't enforced some measure of security. That ended today.
I used to take the bus on this very same route back in the early 80s when I lived in Brandon and got my first job out of College as a TV commercial writer/producer. Every once and a while I got tired of driving my Truck to Whateverpeg and just hopped on the bus after work on a Friday. It was cheap and I could relax and sleep for 2&1/2 hours which was awesome especially in the Winter when it is dark by 5pm and driving on an ice covered Trans Canada Highway sucks.
Now we all know that this demented f*cking nutjob will get off with a lesser penalty because he is obviously crazy. I resent that. In the following days the identity and background on this sonofabitch will be splattered around the world.
The Bus Lines will announce the implementation of metal detectors on passengers and we will all wonder how and why this happened...and people will continue to blame the other passengers for NOT intervening.
The victim was sleeping with his head against the window..
just like I did.
For the next several years as this case crawls through the legal system at a snail's pace, our Government will waste $80,000 a year housing, feeding and medicating the 40 year old 'suspect' while paying for psycho-analytical professionals to evaluate his chances of re-entering society.
Arbitrary random acts of mindless, savage, violence make my blood boil and my skin crawl....