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    Thumbs down Suicide by train #2

    Article from Buffalo News Jan 4, 2008
    http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregio...ry/243401.html

    Woman sitting on tracks killed by oncoming train
    A 51-year-old Lancaster woman was killed at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by an eastbound CSX freight train while sitting on the train tracks off Town Line Road, Lancaster police said.
    Detectives late Thursday identified the woman as Wendy Reardon, of Town Line Road.
    Police are investigating the circumstances that led the woman onto the train tracks, but they said it appears it was an intentional act.
    This was in an article from Buffalo News on October 20,2007. I'm too cheap to pay the archive fee so it is only part of the article.

    Police identify man killed by train.
    Lancaster police have identified the man who was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train Wednesday night. Michael Kemnitzer, 49, of Depew, was struck by the westbound train off Aurora Street in the village at about 9:30 pm Wednesday.
    I fail to understand how anyone could leave their family and loved ones to have to cope with the thoughts of such a violent death. The person under the train was put out of their misery, only to leave everyone else in their life to have that miserable vision in their minds of that horrible death. God help those families. This is the second time in less than 3 months. Hope it does not become a trend.

    I don't condone suicide but there are more peaceful ways.

    Georgia L Schlager

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    They have NO compassion for the train crew !!

    These people that do these things never consider how that engineer is going to feel the rest of his or her life. Kind of like those that force a cop to kill them also. Why Kivorkian was condemned I don't know !! There are those in our society that truly wish to die and should be afforded that right and have it handled in a proper way but again the government steps in to confuse and strangle the process.

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    When a person gets to that stage, they can't see anything at all.

    If they could see past their own skin they wouldn't consider it.

    Looking at it from a halfway sane view (I say halfway)--they could plan it all out carefully so their family and friends would benefit from their deaths, but they're way beyond that.

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    Sucks to be the engineer.

    Suicide in most cases is a selfish act. Everyone has problems but they seek help not death. Death is easy. Once you try it you never go back.

    LONDON: A large number of Asian women in Britain are committing suicide by taking to railway tracks, a report has revealed. One third of the total suicides in Britain now happen on a particular stretch of track going through Southall, west London, which has a large Asian community, the Daily Mail reported here on Sunday, citing the report of First Great Western train company.

    Meanwhile, a women’s rights organisation, Southall Black Sisters, has claimed that domestic violence are forcing more and more Asian women in Britain to commit suicide on railway tracks.

    "The high instance of Asian women suicides is linked to abusive practices within Asian families. There is a correlation between these suicides and violence in homes. Psychiatric research has shown there are rarely cases of mental disorders in these cases, suggesting they are the result of social circumstances. These women are often isolated and find it hard to escape," Hannana Siddiqui from Southall Black Sisters, was quoted as saying.

    Even Muslim playwright Yasmin Whittaker Khan, who has written about the social problems affecting Asian communities, said: "They feel there’s no other way of escaping problems such as adultery, domestic violence and alcoholism."

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    Quote Originally Posted by speaker

    Looking at it from a halfway sane view (I say halfway)--they could plan it all out carefully so their family and friends would benefit from their deaths, but they're way beyond that.
    Benefit?
    The difference between taxes and robbery is the mode of coercion.

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    Originally posted by gonerail
    These people that do these things never consider how that engineer is going to feel the rest of his or her life.
    Yes, you're right. What a horrifying feeling it must be to see it coming and be powerless to stop it. Then review it in your mind the rest of your life.

    Georgia L Schlager

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