Don't call it panic or overreaction to an isolated incident: call it a stimulus package, intended to create law enforcement jobs.
Last night at dinner I overheard somebody say "yeah, I still take the subway, in spite of the shooting incidents."
- You're a hero. A subway hero. Like Jared.
- Incidents? Plural? Only one dude got shot, and he knew the suspect. Last year a woman got shot in the leg on a subway train entering Spadina station, but that was a year ago -- the TTC moves 1.5 million people a day. If you're not consorting with people such as Curt John (above, sporting a Blue Jays cap in the modern style and a coat that looks warm and capable of concealing a weapon and which I rather covet), you should breathe easy, or move to London, where assailants prefer knives to guns.