We've all read the gory details about Tim McLean's senseless death on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba July 30. Vince Weiguang Li, who immigrated to Canada from China in 2004, apparently beheaded and cannibalized Tim McLean. In court yesterday, Li had one, simple request that will not be fulfilled. "Please, kill me."
Bizarre and grotesque news stories like this have legs. That's partly becaues it's so rare but it's also because most of us have difficulty comprehending such rage. They say no publicity is bad publicity, but this is an exception to that rule.
Greyhound was in the process of launching an ad campaign with the slogan "there's a reason you've never heard of bus rage." The ads are already here in Toronto but are now wisely being removed.
We've now, unfortunately, all heard of bus rage.