A disturbance at a suburban shopping plaza has everyone talking about how shocking it is that something that crazy could happen “in the own backyard”. It’s rather amusing that they consider it to be an isolated incident. The only thing unusual was that it happened to be in the news. Around here, “safe” places aren’t really as safe as believed and “dangerous” places aren’t really as dangerous as believed. The main difference is really just people’s perceptions. And their perceptions don’t match what’s really happening. But, as in other situations, perception becomes its own reality.