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Homeless people in New York committing suicide?

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July 15, 2011 7:08:10 AM

I overheard a conversation between some people today about how homeless people in New York city are committing suicide by laying down on the train and subway tracks and then getting cut in half as the train runs over them. Allegedly, they are even lining up on the tracks by the dozen!

I thought New York has a strict city ordinance which bans homeless people from being able loiter in the subways.

What an ghastly and terrifying way to die!

Is this really true?
July 15, 2011 7:20:47 AM

Wasnt it true that a while back like 10-20 years ago people were committing insurance fraud by buying life insurance for homeless people that were on the verge of death and then collecting the payouts?
July 15, 2011 11:24:26 AM

We shoudl ask oldmangamer to investigate .. he is our resident expert on the homeless.

July 15, 2011 12:39:42 PM

After searching NYC and national media outlets, I can't find a single story that supports the OP claim.

So no, not true.
July 15, 2011 12:40:38 PM

Dont they say man is the most dangerous game?
July 15, 2011 1:41:45 PM

wanamingo said:
Dont the say man is the most dangerous game?



Is that a complete sentence?
July 15, 2011 1:46:03 PM

His hands are sore from trying to strangle you last time ... take it easy on him.

/tasers mingo for botching the assassination job.
July 15, 2011 2:05:39 PM

Just because wanting see doctor Cox and Garey Busey hunt down Ice T gets me so excited I have trouble with wurds.

July 15, 2011 2:28:58 PM

Link not working for me ...

Now I am having trouble understanding you.

Please use the software program we sent you previously ...

http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/
July 15, 2011 2:59:41 PM

The poetic story of surviving the game involves a group of wealthy avid hunters(Garey Busey, Rutger Hauer, John McGinley AKA Dr. Cox from scrubs) lifting a homeless man(Ice T) out of poverty and inviting him on a hunting trip, I think you can see where this is going.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111323/
July 15, 2011 3:01:32 PM

^^ I remember that movie! LOL! Nice one mingo.
July 15, 2011 3:03:39 PM

Not the first of the genre.
July 15, 2011 3:04:01 PM

Perhaps I should have made a reference to thunderdome.


2 homeless enter 1 homeless leave!
July 15, 2011 3:06:32 PM

jsc said:
Not the first of the genre.



I believe this is what you are looking for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Dangerous_Game_%2... The original hunting humans movie.

The most dangerous game hence the reference in my initial post. But ahem back on topic I do believe this is a fictitious problem. No homeless people are killing themselves in this way. This is the same scare as bankers jumping out of windows during the great depression, I believe there are only 2 reports suicides on Wall Street and neither of them had to do with money.
July 15, 2011 4:06:27 PM

Forgive me ... missed the connection there Mingo.

September 12, 2011 4:26:49 PM

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