posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 04:52 AM
Another case of, an apparently mentally disturbed person, pushing an innocent person in front of an on-coming NY subway train.
A mumbling woman pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such
nightmarish fashion, police said.
The man, who wasn't immediately identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8 p.m. when he was shoved by the
woman, who witnesses said had been following him closely and mumbling to herself, New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne said
The woman fled, and police were searching for her. She was described as Hispanic, in her 20s, heavyset and about 5-foot-5, wearing a blue, white and
gray ski jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.
Maybe it's just me. But I don't turn my back on anyone who is wandering around behind me, obviously mentally disturbed, making senseless ramblings.
And I certainly wouldn't stand near the edge of the subway tracks in front of said person knowing what I know today.
136 people in 2010 died on NYC subway tracks (statistic includes accidental deaths).
I don't even live in NY nor do I ride the trains and I know better. Isn't it required for passengers to pay first and have a ticket to access the
Here's a few tips, (in an older posts by Jason88), on survival tips should you find yourself in such a situation.
Among the more high-profile cases was the January 1999 death of aspiring screenwriter Kendra Webdale, who was shoved by a former mental patient.
After that, the state Legislature passed Kendra's Law, which lets mental health authorities supervise patients who live outside institutions to make
sure they are taking their medications and aren't threats to safety.
So, to make it look like serious action is undertaken, a law was passed to supervise mental health patients who walk among us to make sure they are
not a threat to anyone. So is there one supervisor assigned to a hundred patients that they are expected to follow around and 'supervise' every day
Really, why spend the money on that when, in the long term, spending it on a simple rail system
like this would pay for itself:
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