Wednesday, October 17, 2007
"An Indiana University law student suspected of firing shots outside of an apartment building on Bloomington's southwestside today is in custody, police said.
Jesse Sneed, 27, Wood River, Ill., is charged with criminal recklessness with a weapon. He was arrested about 8:15 a.m. when he tried to sneak out of the building and drive away in a vehicle, police said. Police officers secured the scene about 11:30 a.m.
According to sources in the local prosecutor's office, Sneed was shooting his law books, with an automatic rifle."
--Above the Law Blog
I fear it's only a matter of time before someone like this shows up on one of the document review sweatshops. Combine someone who is emotionally unstable and debt-ridden with stressful, crowded, 80 hour a week working conditions, and you have a real recipe for disaster. Whenever I land in one of these sweatshops, I always make sure to be near an exit - if it's not locked by management, that is. If someone loses it and snaps (which is becoming increasingly likely with tuition/debt loads skyrocketing and hourly wages stagnating), I want out.