[Marxism] The sort of audience attracted to "Lone Survivor"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 14 14:09:35 MST 2014

NY Times, Jan.14, 2014
Man Killed During Argument Over Texting at Movie Theater

MIAMI — An argument over texting at the movies ended in a cellphone 
user’s death, when a retired police officer in the audience shot him at 
a theater near Tampa, Fla., on Monday afternoon, the authorities said.

Two couples were among patrons at a matinee of “Lone Survivor” at the 
Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, about 20 miles northeast of 
Tampa, when one of the men, a retired Tampa police officer, got angry 
because the man in front of him was using his phone during the previews, 
despite being asked to stop several times, said Douglas Tobin, a Pasco 
County sheriff’s office spokesman.

A witness told local television stations that the offended man stormed 
out to get a manager, but returned without one. The man using the phone 
explained to the irritated man that he was simply texting his 3-year-old 
daughter, the witness, Charles Cummings, told Tampa’s FOX 13 television.

“Three seconds, four seconds later, the argument starts again,” Mr. 
Cummings told reporters outside the theater. “Their voices start going 
up; there seems to be almost a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn, 
I’m not sure who threw the popcorn, and, bang, he was shot.”

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