Friday, January 18, 2013

Gun Control? How About Train Control? Deranged Man Tosses Woman Onto Subway Train Tracks In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a deranged man who tossed a woman in front of a subway train in Philadelphia has been arrested.

A Man who police say is mentally challenged was arrested Thursday for allegedly attacking a woman and throwing her on the tracks at a Center City subway station.

The attack happened Tuesday about 3:30 p.m. at the Chinatown station of the Broad-Ridge Spur at 8th and Race streets.

Surveillance footage of the incident shows the man waiting by himself on the northbound platform when a woman walks up and sits on a nearby bench. The woman reported the man asked to borrow a lighter.

Once the woman obliged, the man grabs her around the neck, punches her in the face several times, and violently grabs her off the bench. He drags her across the platform and throws her onto the track.

The 23-year-old victim was able to get up from the track before a train arrived and walk to the southbound track, where she climbed back onto the platform.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

You can also watch a WPVI TV News clip and video of the attack via the below link:

This is yet another case of a mentally ill person pushing a person onto train tracks.

We have mentally ill people using guns to harm people, so the knee-jerk reaction is to call for gun control.

And we have mentally ill people using subway trains to harm people. Should we also call for train control?

The issue ought not to be guns (or trains). The issue should be about how we deal with the mentally ill.

You can read Ann Coulter's column on gun control and the mentally ill via the below link: 

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