|Canada's parliament, the morning after the rampage|
Some years before that, I was involved in an incident very similar to the one that faced Hernandez's victim. I swore at a motorist that was following me dangerously closely down a street in Brixton,
"We'll be coming for you with a gun next time," one shouted as they drove off after I took shelter on the pavement (sidewalk, American readers).
|The temporary press pass that got me into parliament in|
Ottawa. I heard unequivocal condemnations of Martin
Couture-Rouleau's behaviour - of a kind I'd be surprised
to hear for Jose Henriquez's similar act.
|Pedestrians cross the 1st Avenue bike lane, with the light.|
I'd like to think I'd never again cut off a pedestrian crossing
late - but I fear I might.
|The floral tributes by Canada's Cenotaph sum up the horror|
at the events I covered. Politically-motivated violence
retains - rightly - a capacity to shock that deliberate
traffic violence seems to have lost.
|A speeding BMW driver hit and killed Nicholas Soto, 14,|
at this corner in Red Hook in June. It wasn't terrorism
and wasn't deliberate. But it surely wouldn't have happened
if the driver had fully recognised Nicholas' humanity.