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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

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To: matt04

It happens in Toronto occasionally, IIRC the last such incident was about 20 years ago. Same scenario- a mentally disturbed individual shoved a woman without warning. Fortunately there was no train and she got away OK.


51 posted on 12/27/2012 10:57:00 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

How dare you speak about my mother that way! She has just as much right to be in Union Square as you do.


52 posted on 12/27/2012 11:33:03 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

How dare you speak about my mother that way! She has just as much right to be in Union Square as you do.


53 posted on 12/27/2012 11:33:20 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Baynative
Bloomberg , Obama and Fienstein and other democrats should also ban the ground as 1000’s of Americans fall on the hard ground and die each year( that's more than are killed by mass shooters who are seeking the fame and immortality the media gives them). All people should now crawl as standing might cause falling /s
54 posted on 12/28/2012 12:23:08 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Baynative

“If only one life can be saved.....”


55 posted on 12/28/2012 4:14:31 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: Baynative

on a serious note, is this because of the release of many mental asylum people in the 80s?


56 posted on 12/28/2012 4:14:58 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Go Gordon; Mears; Individual Rights in NJ; tflabo; BluH2o; Beowulf9
in Hong Kong and Japan, due to the number of suicides, they have glass walls that separate the platform from the tracks until the train comes in -- the doors in the glass walls exactly match the doors of the train and these open simultaneously.

I think in the 80s there was a general release of mental asylum folks and now most are just sent home with meds unless they are "violent" -- and that seems to be unless they kill..

57 posted on 12/28/2012 4:25:00 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Baynative
Isn't it time for the Democrat party to do something about mental illness in this country? How many more people have to die?
58 posted on 12/28/2012 4:27:30 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Cronos
It all started here: JFK's Community Mental Health Act of 1963
59 posted on 12/28/2012 5:22:55 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Beowulf9
If it’s rush hour and you stand against the wall, you’ll never get on the train...

I don't live or work in NYC so few of my subway trips are during rush hour.But I would think that standing away and then approaching...cautiously...as the train is slowing to a stop would be a plan.

My basic attitude toward NYC was nicely summed up by Lilly Tomlin on Saturday Night Live..."New York is always knowing where your purse is".

60 posted on 12/28/2012 5:50:22 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Gay State Conservative; Beowulf9
During rush hour on some lines, a line of people is basically formed right where the doors stop. Just along the edge of the platform on either side of the door. Usually the train is full and the last few people in “line” don’t get on. I’m talking “full full”, where people’s faces are inches from armpits.

You’re never getting if you stand against the wall unless you cut the “line” when the train comes and risk being attacked by some crazy. Plenty of homeless crazies on the subways with nothing to lose.

I’m thankful every day that I don’t have to take them anymore. Rush hour down there is a zoo.

61 posted on 12/28/2012 6:36:25 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Baynative
"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."

So she wasn't too stoned or crazy to understand exactly what she had done.

62 posted on 12/28/2012 7:27:13 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"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."

Today, a jeering, laughing mob of Obama voters would surround the area, taking pics and videos of the whole thing to post on Youtube.

63 posted on 12/28/2012 7:30:12 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I have ridden the NYC subway a few times years ago and I wondered why there wasn’t some kind of railing or a 4 foot wall along the side of the platform and a gate across the opening where you enter the train. The platform edge is a scary place.


64 posted on 12/28/2012 7:36:50 AM PST by Ditter
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To: BluH2o
"... this is a sick demented society. Really.

The more we cram people into urban areas in pursuit of Agenda 21 goals the more this will become the norm. In the country we seldom see this disregard for fellow humans.

65 posted on 12/28/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

I am surprised this type of thing doesn’t happen more frequently.


66 posted on 12/28/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Baynative

I am surprised this type of thing doesn’t happen more frequently.


67 posted on 12/28/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Baynative

Ban Bloomberg!


68 posted on 12/28/2012 11:41:48 AM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: matt04

“I have never heard of incidents like this in other major cities with subway systems.”

While these stories are horrible, they reinforce my believe that NYC is a dirty sh!thole that should be avoided at all costs. I’m 10 miles west of NYC, and haven’t been there in a over a decade; I spend too much money trying to get away from the denizens of that toilet.


69 posted on 12/28/2012 12:44:58 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SaraJohnson

“There is a reason public transportation never became popular in America.”

Absolutely; I rode buses for years in college, and it was great motivation to study hard and get a decent job. You don’t even need to look at hi-tech gadgets or PCs to see the divide in this country; some people are just completely incapable of passing a driving test, maitaining insurance/registration on a vehicle, etc., and their personal flaws that put such things beyond their reach are probably the same reason they fail at other things.


70 posted on 12/28/2012 12:49:45 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Cronos

That’s incredible——and look how clean it is.

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71 posted on 12/28/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by Mears
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