So we noticed with some interest today that a former New York police officer named John Clifford was aquitted on charges that he acted too aggressively toward fellow passengers on the Long Island railroad.
Clifford took offense to other passengers talking on their cell phones and making too much noise on the train. He said he was standing up for his right to be let alone.
His fellow passengers view him as domineering ... even abusive.
Do we have a right to not be included in the grim details of other people's lives which they so carelessly share with us during their cell phone conversations?
The judge said yes.
And that is a victory for civilization.