That’s what these people need to realize. Good to be alert to what’s happening around you. Don’t let your device make you an easy mark. The robber might take your device just for a start!
 August 25, 2016 at 12:48am
You have a point. I’m thinking of all those people on the subway who would have been reading the paper a few decades ago.
 August 25, 2016 at 12:43am
I notice it in waiting rooms and lobbies. Everyone on a device. I do more listening to talk radio or podcasts with my phone, but I’m looking up, aware of my surroundings. I would definitely notice a guy in a viking helmet slipping into the room! Wouldn’t alert anyone hunched over on their phone, though. Wouldn’t want to miss seeing their reaction when they finally DID look up.
August 25, 2016 at 12:30am
Imagine if the driver closest to the person immersed in her phone had been immersed in their OWN phone! Talk about enough blame to go around. I’d like to hear the driver and pedestrian explain to the police how it happened.
 August 23, 2016 at 6:24pm
I got as far as “Leon County” and thought, “Damn! Did it HAVE to be FLORIDA???
 August 19, 2016 at 8:26pm
Well, if that’s true, then that would show who’s more compassionate between the two groups.
 August 19, 2016 at 6:34pm
Besides that, they’ll get their nice shoes all waterlogged and muddy! They might even drop their smartphones in the floodwaters!
 August 19, 2016 at 6:27pm
Black Lives Matter doesn’t show up for natural disasters, silly! You’re mistakenly assuming they care about ALL black lives. It’s not like they show up for just ANY old shooting of a black person. They ONLY show up if a black person is shot by law enforcement. You black parents who have lost a young child or adult relative to a drive-by shooting? Sorry, the loss of your relative doesn’t meet the criteria. Black Lives Matter has very specific standards, and all the blocks must be checked off before your personal tragedy warrants any attention from them.
 August 18, 2016 at 10:57pm
It’d be refreshing to see someone like the character Al Pacino played in that courtroom scene in “And Justice For All” as a spokesman for the administration.
August 18, 2016 at 10:48pm
Aw, Bravo Sierra!
 August 18, 2016 at 4:46pm
Okay, no hat (they smush my hair), but I will apologize for commenting on a related story saying this could be Rio’s first and last Olympics — because of the supposed robbery of the Americans.
Now it may STILL be their last because of the polluted water and the green pools, but that’s a different reason than the made up story. Lochte has now brought dishonor to America’s olympic teams. Guess it’s good he went home — probably wouldn’t have been allowed to participate in the closing ceremony. I don’t know what happened to HIS wallet, but it was interesting that their cell phones weren’t taken in the “robbery”. Someone mentioned that they could have been tracked so maybe that’s why.
Thank you very much for being rational and apologizing. I have been wrong on here before and immediately owned up, I doubt we agree on much politically but if more people admitted when they were wrong I think both political spectrums would be better off.
@moon: Agree with your comment 100%. Well stated beginning to end.
 August 18, 2016 at 4:12pm
Ooh, I hadn’t thought about the lost endorsements. Actually, I hadn’t thought about Lochte and endorsements at all, but I guess there might have been the possibility. So much for that. Ow.
August 18, 2016 at 2:43am
I knew someone would fix it. Yep, they only apologize after the backlash. Stupid to have edited it out,
 August 18, 2016 at 1:11am
Well, looks like Rio has had its first and last Olympics. Hope these guys can be released quickly. Good that at least one is in America to hopefully help talk to whoever he has to to get this resolved. Man, if the local POLICE have to worry about their safety there, what does it say for some Americans there for just a couple of weeks?
 August 15, 2016 at 3:30pm
I’d like to see rioters roll into Jackson’s or Sharpton’s neighborhood and THEN see if THEY still support rioters. Maybe those rioters in Baltimore should have been “allowed to destroy” in that MAYOR’S neighborhood. It’s okay until they roll into THEIR neighborhoods.
August 15, 2016 at 3:24pm
I didn’t mean to thumbs down you, Texan, I’m reading the comments on my phone, and my finger hit it by accident.
It was pretty obvious Hillary thought the hug should be over when she dropped her arms. She almost looked like she was trying to push him off with her right arm.
 August 15, 2016 at 1:49pm
I almost assumed he spent 15 years in prison too, but after I re-read the story, I saw it was only 11. Seems like a pretty light sentence for murder, or whatever it was upgraded to after the victim died from the blow to the head. Durham got what he deserved. He wouldn’t calm down and walk away, and he paid for that mistake with his life.
He was convicted of manslaughter, not murder, hence the lighter sentence.
 August 15, 2016 at 1:35pm
Apparently, losing his freedom for 11 years didn’t learn him nothin’. A bit of sweet justice for the family of the victim who was injured and died back in ’01. I’m glad Padgett was armed. He did society a favor, ensuring that this jerk will never pull this on anyone else. I only wish Giibs could have shot him back in 2001 and eliminated Durham from the human race back then.
First there were the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” shirts. Then came the “I Can’t Breathe” shirts. How long before the “We Need Our Weaves” shirts? That woman’s comment “We need our weaves! I don’t wear one, but we need ‘em” sounded more like a joke.