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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by method, Dec 4, 2012.
Stay classy ny post.
What I don't understand is everyone was screaming and watching and trying to get the train engineer's attention but nobody ran over to try and pull him up?
Did they catch the Scots-Irish/Norwegian who pushed him on to the track?
Sorry, it's a New York thing. You're either pushing a dude in front of a train or taking the time to pull out your camera or iPhone for a great Twitter post.
Either way, if you're the dude on the tracks looking for help, you're screwed.
RIP fella, sounds like you were trying to do the right thing.
That was my first thought as well.
When I read "frantically waved their hands and bags", I was expecting the next part of the sentence to say "to the guy for him to grab a hold of"... Not to just get the attention of the train.
They said he tried several times to get back on the platform, but just couldn't make it. No one was reported to have been trying to assist him, perhaps they were afraid to turn their backs to the pusher?
New York, Neeeeeeeeeew Yooooooooooooork!
New York mentality- "The government didn't help him!"
You'd be surprised how often and how many people just freeze up in public emergencies like this. I've personally witnessed it at least twice in my life where someone needed help in public with multiple people around and everyone but me and maybe 1 other person would even approach them.
That menace deserves to be hanged from a short rope til he expires.
Wonder what the details are that we're NOT getting, if any.
Feel sorry for the victim's family.
Tragic accidents and murders, especially if public, don't allow the victims to die with any amount of dignity.
I think that would be the hardest part to deal with if it were a loved one.
I heard it was a 80 year old Hasidic Jew.........?
With all the people there the perpetrator got away completely.
Ask me why the rest of the Country should care if a storm took out ALL of NYC? I wouldn't want any of them as neighbors.
The article did mention that people were running toward him, suggesting they were going to try and help.
These subway stations can be a block long and if you are at one end of the platform and someone pushes you right as the train is entering the station, it could take a a bit before anyone noticed and then started to run and help you.
Also, remember that it would be quite dangerous to try and pull someone out. You would be risking getting pulled in yourself as you would have very little leverage. It would take a coordinated effort by a couple of strong and brave people to do it that quickly. It also turns out the guy who died was drunk and a bottle of vodka was found on him.
Nope...a thirty year old black dude. Who would have guessed that?
I never been on a American subway train but stations in Japan have a gate that doesn't open until the train comes
surprised subway stations in America don't have it
There is absolutely nothing that could happen in NYC, or any city in this country, that surprises me. A few years ago a guy fell to the street when he had a heart attack. His shoes, belt, watch and wallet were stolem while a crowd of people stood there and watched it happen, the watched him die.
2 summers ago there was a rape in the parking lot of our local Walmart, on a Sunday afternoon. The newspaper report said that the security camera videoed 2 Walmart employees stop and watch, and then go back to chasing carts. At least 7 other people were taped walking up and watching, and then going into the store. Not a single one would make the effort to get on their cell phone to call 911, let alone attempt to intervene. But a couple did take pictures with their cellphones. Sick mother****ers.
And some people wonder why I carry a gun.
Def sign of a notorious Swede!
I think this is to keep people from accidentally falling onto the tracks becuase of their large crowds. The American subways I have been on weren't nearly as crowded as those in Japan.
When did they put those in? They didn't have them when I was there.
I would guess you said the same about New Orleans? Earthquake in LA?