You know those people walking down the street texting? You know how they meander right and left, making impossible any effort to veer out of their way before collision? You know the way that they routinely ignore anything else that should occupy at least a fragment of their attention, like their children, or their pets, or other pedestrians, or traffic? You know how they, through their texting, meandering, oblivious ways, routinely shove other people's children, other people's pets, and other pedestrians into that traffic (or into the bushes or walls or off cliffs on the other side)?
Let's say that one day one of those other pedestrians stops, yanks the offending phone out of the texter's hands, and starts beating the texter about the head and shoulders with said phone. Do you thing there is a cop anywhere who would arrest that incensed pedestrian or a jury who would convict her?
Take it away, Paul (and call me!):