In Brooklyn, NY 18-year-old Kendale Robinson has been arrested for the alleged execution-style murder of a 16-year-old girl as reported by Joe Jackson and Jonathan Lemire for the Daily News:
Kendale Robinson allegedly put a gun to the head of Al-Taya Coners, 16, and pulled the trigger even though the terrified teenager screamed "No! No! No!" and begged for her life, police said. * * * As Conyers tearfully asked to be spared, the do-rag wearing gunman shot her in the head, chest and stomach, witnesses told police. * * * Robinson has a lengthy rap sheet with 16 prior arrests, as well as convictions for assault, drug possession and drunk driving, according to records.
Meanwhile, "research presented at the conference of the Association for Psychological Science found that today's college students are far less empathic than their counterparts 30 years ago" as reported by Christie Nicholson for Scientific American:
[A] study of 14,000 college students found that today’s young people are 40 percent less empathetic than college kids from 30 years ago. * * * Researchers analyzed data from studies conducted between 1979 and 2009, and found the sharpest drop in empathy occurred in the last nine years. For instance, today's students are less likely to agree with statements like, "I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective" and "I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me."
Perhaps this is why the emotionless sound and nihilistic lyrics of Lady Gaga are so popular today.