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Condition GREY

Wirecutter shares with us a tale of people in Condition GREY…

The passengers on a San Francisco light rail line were so absorbed in their phones and their tablet computers that no one noticed when a madman pulled out a handgun and waved it around several times before opening fire and killing a random commuter, police have revealed.

Nikhom Thephakaysone is charged with murdering promising San Francisco State University student Justin Valdez, 20, in cold blood, without provocation on a Municipal Railway last month.

Police say the CCTV footage from the rail car show that neither Valdez nor any of his fellow passengers saw it coming – even though Thephakaysone pulled out a .45-caliber pistol several times – even rubbing his nose with it in his hand once.

I used to hang with a shooter who said average people walk around inattentive (Condition WHITE), but those whose faces are buried in newspapers or magazines (the cell phones and tablets of the day) are even WORSE.  CONDITION GREY!

Don’t be GREY!



About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Condition GREY

  1. More like “Condition Opaque”, if you ask me. Sheesh … it seems the zombies are already here.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 10, 2013, 9:46 am
  2. Smart phones with DUMB people attached.

    I almost got run off the road yesterday by a dumbass that was texting…with 2 other people in his car! The only reason he didn’t crash my truck was because my head wasn’t up my butt and I hit the binders.
    Couldn’t hand the phone off to a passenger to read his all too important message to him? I bet they could even text a reply if he asked them. Grrrrr.

    Posted by KM | October 10, 2013, 11:45 am

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