- Reporter's Notebook: Should People Be Worried about Freeway Shootings?
Five freeway shootings in recent days have left four men dead and another wounded. The Highway Patrol says the rash of shootings seem to be unrelated, but possibly the work of copy-cats emboldened because nobody's been arrested. How worried should motorists be? USC Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of Culture of Fear , says it's not uncommon to overlook what should concern us to focus on things that are out of our control.