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Man pushed to his death under train in Queens
The New York Times ^ | 12/27/12

Posted on 12/27/2012 8:08:24 PM PST by Baynative

The woman walked behind the man along the platform, mumbling to herself, witnesses told the police, before shoving him into the path of a northbound No. 7 train just after 8 p.m.

It is the second time this month that a man has been killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: ny; nyc; queens; rail; subway; train
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Isn't it time for Mayor Bloomberg to ban subways and be done with this senseless slaughter of innocent life?
1 posted on 12/27/2012 8:08:31 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

At least keep them under ten cars. Anything more than that is an assault train.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 8:12:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

brilliant!


3 posted on 12/27/2012 8:15:02 PM PST by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: Baynative

What the hell ever happened to just throwing someone under the bus?


4 posted on 12/27/2012 8:15:09 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Baynative

Soon, it will be less important to be the first one in line....


5 posted on 12/27/2012 8:16:21 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Baynative
Every time I await a train in a NYC subway station I make a conscious effort to stay away from the tracks to avoid just such a fate.
6 posted on 12/27/2012 8:18:33 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Baynative

The poor guy.

When I used subways regularly I always stayed back against the wall until the train pulled in.

.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 8:18:40 PM PST by Mears
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To: Baynative

Have we all forgotten the fact that we can implement safety locks on these trains?


8 posted on 12/27/2012 8:19:13 PM PST by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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To: G Larry

I take the 6 train from 86th to 14th everyday. I’ve been hyper aware since the first one happened.

In fact, in Union Square, there are almost ALWAYS insane muttering people on the platform, I even saw personally, one push a random woman once. She was leaning on the post so she didn’t fall forward and there was no train coming though.

This is getting out of hand. Lock these freakin’ sickos up, pronto.

If not, people, like me, are just going to start punching these whackos out when they present themselves in dangerous situations, which in the city can be anything really. Even standing on the sidewalk; they could just push you into traffic.

Why there is a pandemic of these f’ing sickos going about trying to commit per-meditated murder is strange, though.

Scary times. Glad I’m moving back to the burbs in July after 10 years!!! Can’t come soon enough. LOOOOONG gone are the days of the pretty, safe, affluent, Rudy G., NYC.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 8:20:53 PM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: Baynative

Not again!

NYC is still the Concrete Jungle.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 8:21:38 PM PST by miserare
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To: Baynative
Tall fences on all subway platforms all over the country, with gates controlled by the train operator.
Mandatory, with huge fines for stations that do not comply or fences that don't meet federal and UN safety standards.
It does not matter how much it costs, it's for the safety of our children.
Only big government can save us.

(Do I have to add /s ?)

11 posted on 12/27/2012 8:22:15 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Baynative

A relative of mine works for the NY Metro. At subway stations or train platforms he makes a habit of not standing too close and then he faces away from the incoming train to make sure no cretin from hell tries such a deed.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 8:22:36 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Baynative

NYC subway users will now be required to press themselves against the subway station walls as the train approaches. Only after the train stops and the doors open can they rush to board ... this is a sick demented society. Really.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 8:22:58 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Baynative
before shoving him into the path of a northbound No. 7 train

It sounds like she was armed. I thought everyone in NYC was unarmed?

14 posted on 12/27/2012 8:25:49 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: BluH2o

True words. I can literally see it coming to that.

Lock up the crazies, NOW.

Lock up the crazies should be a campaign slogan.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 8:25:49 PM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: Baynative

Has anyone from Hollywood Tweeted?

Beyonce? Gwyneth Paltrow? Alec Baldwin?


16 posted on 12/27/2012 8:25:52 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Baynative

Shall I be the first to demand background checks and fingerprinting of all those purchasing subway tokens?


17 posted on 12/27/2012 8:26:55 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Jet Jaguar

What drugs was the woman taking?


18 posted on 12/27/2012 8:28:12 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Jet Jaguar

We will be hearing from celebrities soon saying how trains are bad and need to be banned..people don’t kill people, trains do


19 posted on 12/27/2012 8:28:38 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mears
The woman, whom the police described as Hispanic, in her early 20s and heavyset, fled and was being sought by all police officers in the area.

Sounds like an Obama voter to me.

20 posted on 12/27/2012 8:32:34 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Baynative

What is going in in NYC. I have never heard of incidents like this in other major cities with subway systems.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by matt04
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To: Baynative

There is a reason public transportation never became popular in America. Thugs. America has a bumper crop and it is wise to isolate and avoid them or you will be sacrificed at the alter of socialism.

Don’t live in the city ghetto. Don’t travel with the ghetto on the bus or train. Make city politicans accept and accomodate private, safe transportation. If they don’t, refuse to work in their city.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 8:35:21 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

That’s the unspoken truth. I’ve seen the look of terror as people get on a bus or train and see the only seat(s) available are next to thugs. Especially young females. No wonder people won’t use public transportation.

I had one thug show me a gun on a bus 30 years ago. That was my last time on Greyhound.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 8:43:02 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Every time I await a train in a NYC subway station I make a conscious effort to stay away from the tracks to avoid just such a fate.”

I used to take the number 7 in the 70s. I stood away from the track with the same fear, but then there was the other fear...shoving your way into the train from the crowd that assembled around the two sliding doors and cramming up against the glass as it slammed back and forth down the track to queens...

‘anybody here from Queens? I’m from normal parents myself”.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 8:44:12 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Baynative

and my friends laugh at me because I won’t venture any where near NYC.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 8:44:34 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Baynative

What the hell - is Bloomberg incapable of passing legislation that declares subway platforms “Pushing-free zones”?


26 posted on 12/27/2012 8:49:03 PM PST by Stosh
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To: ConservaTexan

Don’t say it too loud - Bloomie is looking for ways to impede common sense. NYC, the financial capitol, and the mayor’s focus is on salt and big drinks. His focus is on health and nothing about the SAFETY of the millions who live there and the millions who come and go on a daily basis.

He’s safe - so he’s just another liberal where it’s all about him.

If Rudy didn’t do a whoop*ss job of cleaning NYC - I doubt he would have run for mayor. He would have stayed in his ivory tower with limousines at his disposal. He’s living off the successful job Rudy did, so he can live out his fantasy of telling people what to do. Put the shaker and big gulp down. What a freak’n wuss he is - fairy style!


27 posted on 12/27/2012 8:49:36 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Baynative

I use to ride the trains on the East Coast. I never understood the allure of standing near the edge of the platform.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 8:52:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Baynative

Let the filthy GD b*sta*d MODEL for us how to fall under a subway train when pushed.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 8:53:22 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Your comment reminded me of this scene from “Crocodile Dundee”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLS3RGesIFQ


30 posted on 12/27/2012 9:00:45 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: EinNYC

All the people who make decisions in NY ride around in limo’s and have armed bodyguards..they could care less about what happens to the little people.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 9:02:14 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Vigilanteman

>The woman, whom the police described as Hispanic, in her early 20s and heavyset, fled and was being sought by all police officers in the area.

Does this mean that witnesses did not apprehend this woman? Was she holding a weapon or are these witnesses really so effing cowardly and/or stupid to let her get away?

Any half healthy witness that did not apprehend this woman (if she was unarmed) needs to be locked up with the criminals themselves.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 9:05:34 PM PST by soycd
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To: Oldexpat

Well said! And that mini-monster is chief among them. He probably gave away packages of his own “odor-free” excrement as holiday gifts. And figured the recipients would be thrilled and grateful to receive them.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 9:07:11 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Every time I await a train in a NYC subway station I make a conscious effort to stay away from the tracks to avoid just such a fate.”

Me too!!!


34 posted on 12/27/2012 9:09:26 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Baynative

New convenience rules in effect immediately -

Trains must not exceed 2 mi/h within 1000 feet of any living creature or within 1 mile of a school building.

Also, passengers must be held in a waiting room until the train comes to a complete stop and has maintained that stop for 60 seconds. At that time passengers will be allowed to enter the platform area one at a time. No running allowed. The next passenger will not be released from the waiting room until the previous passenger is seated.

There will be no standing inside of cars. If any passenger stands during the boarding process, the boarding process will be halted until the standing passengers has been arrested and removed from the premises.

These new rules have been instituted by Mayor Bloomberg for your convenience. Thanks for riding with us!


35 posted on 12/27/2012 9:15:12 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BitWielder1

What we really need is to make all the subways train-free zones. There is no reason to allow these dangerous trains to run rampant through the tunnels of the city, just waiting for some innocent victim to hit.

Sure, some will say that trains don’t kill people, crazy people on platforms do — but we know the truth, that if there was no train on that track, nobody would be getting hit by a train.


36 posted on 12/27/2012 9:19:09 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Baynative

Obamacare doesn’t sound so good now, does it libs?


37 posted on 12/27/2012 9:19:48 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: Baynative
"The woman walked behind the man along the platform, mumbling to herself,....."

Here is another article on a man mumbling to himself then stabbing a woman.

Woman stabbed on Greyhound

It used to be when people were mumbling to themselves you KNEW they were crazy. Not anymore. When I am about to get away from a mumbling person I then see that little microphone in their ear

38 posted on 12/27/2012 9:20:38 PM PST by Spunky (We lost so now I am thinking of joining them and getting an Obamaphone.)
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To: Baynative

Ban soda and salt, that will help.


39 posted on 12/27/2012 9:23:05 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Baynative
Investigators were unable to immediately determine much about the victim beyond his gender, Mr. Browne said. “The body is very badly damaged and making it difficult to make those kind of judgments,” he added.

Should they ever find the perp, will the punishment fit the crime? I sincerely doubt it.

40 posted on 12/27/2012 9:32:34 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: Spunky
Yeah, man you see guys
walking down the street
pushing shopping carts
and you think they're talking to allah,
they're talking to themself.
Man, no they're talking to ELVIS!
ELVIS! ELVIS!

Mojo Nixon - Elvis is everywhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_hkIN38qnY

41 posted on 12/27/2012 9:32:58 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

If it’s rush hour and you stand against the wall, you’ll never get on the train. Sometimes there’s only room for two or three more people on the train, so that’s why people stand near the edge. They want to get to work on time.


42 posted on 12/27/2012 9:38:01 PM PST by firebrand
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To: matt04
What is going in in NYC. I have never heard of incidents like this in other major cities with subway systems.

I remember one of these in Phila, probably around 20 or 25 years ago. I used to commute by train there all the time, and that incident taught me to always be aware when I'm on the platform.

43 posted on 12/27/2012 9:38:01 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Baynative
Forty years ago my Aunt and Uncle, both Blind, rode the Subways without incident.

One time my Uncle, who could only see shadowy movement, ventured too close to the end of the Platform with my his Wife, who is completely Blind, right behind him.

My Uncle tumbled on the tracks, letting go of my Aunt’s hand before she followed him off the edge. She knew what happened, don’t know how, but she knew and started screaming for help.

In an instant, two MEN jumped in after him and lifted him back onto the Platform, saving his life. I shudder to think what would have happened to my Uncle in today’s Society.

44 posted on 12/27/2012 9:55:06 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: Baynative

Years ago on a Bill Cosby album there was a story titled “A Nut In Every Car”. He was talking about the NYC subway system. Youtube I think has it LOL.


45 posted on 12/27/2012 10:04:25 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Baynative

Again? What a horrific way to die! Prayers for his loved ones.


46 posted on 12/27/2012 10:09:07 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Baynative

The Hispanic woman who did this acts like someone crazed on drugs.


47 posted on 12/27/2012 10:16:16 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: umgud; neverdem

“What the hell ever happened to just throwing someone under the bus?”

smh...

winner of the first 20...


48 posted on 12/27/2012 10:23:33 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: cva66snipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0TsOAhn8IY


49 posted on 12/27/2012 10:31:28 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 4Runner

What I don’t understand, the more heinous the crime the more
likely the suspect will be judged insane and sent to some
asylum. To me if he/she is able to do a crime, they must
have a working brain. They are the most dangerous of all
criminals. They should be the first to be put to sleep.


50 posted on 12/27/2012 10:38:46 PM PST by cliff630
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