Ok, I was mistaken – I have one last thing to say about the Tucson shooting today.
We are rapidly becoming a fully-connected society, in that one will find smart phones, cameras, and video recorders almost everywhere, at almost any time; and, predictably enough, when major events transpire, it is not long at all until a horde of various people’s own recordings of the event are broadcast, posted, or otherwise disseminated on the Internet.
I can understand that Safeway’s video surveillance was almost immediately taken as evidence for the authorities, but where are the private citizens’ recordings of the impromptu Town-Hall-style meeting Representative Giffords was giving? Granted, it was unannounced and quite spur of the moment, so people probably would not have digital camcorders and the like, but darned near every smartphone on the planet has a camera on it capable of taking video, and we social creatures are all about sharing our experiences with important folks.
(Note: This post is not an attempt at starting or perpetuating a conspiracy theory or some kind of “cover up” nonsense – I am just asking a question that occurred to me while shaving.)