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(Chicago Trib)   Body found on train tracks in downtown Chicago; small group of pre-teen boys sent to investigate   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 95
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2013-01-14 10:50:30 AM
Quick, someone order up a fresh batch of underwear leeches!!
 
2013-01-14 10:54:00 AM
No img.fark.net tag?
 
2013-01-14 10:59:13 AM

cmunic8r99: No [img.fark.net image 54x11] tag?


Not until they identify his body.

RIP Will.
 
2013-01-14 11:43:42 AM
I think I just logged onto my inner-net!
 
2013-01-14 11:43:59 AM
Chopper!Sic balls!
 
2013-01-14 11:47:36 AM
She weighs over three hundred pounds! Supposed to be Hyboid Gland or something. Well, I don't know about any Hyboid Glands, but what a blimp! No shiat. She looks like a Thanksgiving turkey. And you know this one time...
 
2013-01-14 11:47:39 AM

shanrick: Chopper!Sic balls!


Two for flinching
 
2013-01-14 11:48:23 AM
heh, first R rated movie I ever saw.
 
2013-01-14 11:49:20 AM
Boys on the Tracks?
 
2013-01-14 11:49:35 AM
I figured it to be the Red Line.

/chi ref
 
2013-01-14 11:50:12 AM
a co-worker recommended I watch that movie this past summer. I give it a big "meh"
 
2013-01-14 11:51:48 AM

VvonderJesus: a co-worker recommended I watch that movie this past summer. I give it a big "meh"


You didn't even have friends like that when you were twelve, did you?
 
2013-01-14 11:52:27 AM
Too bad there is no law against dumping bodies on the track, that would have stopped this for sure.
 
2013-01-14 11:54:18 AM

VvonderJesus: a co-worker recommended I watch that movie this past summer. I give it a big "meh"


I probably would too if I just saw it today for the first time.  Sure as hell loved it when I was a kid though
 
2013-01-14 11:55:15 AM
"...who instead found... themselves.

And a dead body."
 
2013-01-14 11:57:39 AM
FTA: "a CTA conductor discovered a mangled body on the Blue Line El tracks"....."Preliminary reports suggested a person had been struck by a train...."

gee...ya think?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-14 11:59:44 AM
cdn.ientry.com
 
2013-01-14 12:02:36 PM

nekom: VvonderJesus: a co-worker recommended I watch that movie this past summer. I give it a big "meh"

I probably would too if I just saw it today for the first time.  Sure as hell loved it when I was a kid though


I saw part of it recently and all I did was get sad because it seems like that kind of a journey is impossible anymore... too many people everywhere.
 
2013-01-14 12:02:49 PM
i26.photobucket.com

/got nothing, this pic just makes me laugh
 
2013-01-14 12:03:18 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-14 12:03:45 PM

homelessdude: FTA: "a CTA conductor discovered a mangled body on the Blue Line El tracks"....."Preliminary reports suggested a person had been struck by a train...."

gee...ya think?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 180x135]


Until they cut him open, they can't be sure. It's easy to assume he got hit by a train, but he could also have been a victim of The Mangler and dumped on the tracks so that no one would know.

// the difference between "assumptions" and "forensic evidence"
 
2013-01-14 12:05:20 PM

VvonderJesus: a co-worker recommended I watch that movie this past summer. I give it a big "meh"


Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.
 
2013-01-14 12:06:45 PM
This happens all the time. Not news.

/chicaganchalance
 
2013-01-14 12:07:45 PM

Joe Blowme: Too bad there is no law against dumping bodies on the track, that would have stopped this for sure.


Just because a law might not stop a crime from occuring doesn't mean we shouldn't have the law anyway.
 
2013-01-14 12:08:54 PM

Hot Carl To Go: I saw part of it recently and all I did was get sad because it seems like that kind of a journey is impossible anymore... too many people everywhere.


It could still be done here.  My friends and I walked the tracks all the time, other than the odd coal trains going by, wasn't a soul to be seen between towns.  It's still like that.  Well, the only difference is that I'd imagine since 9/11 they've upped railroad security.  Railroad police are real cops and can and will arrest you for criminal trespassing.
 
2013-01-14 12:10:54 PM
ferretman, Onkel Buck, Englebert Slaptyback, and subby.

Looks like we all watched Adult Swim last night.
 
2013-01-14 12:11:08 PM
The last time the town I grew up in had a train was 80 years ago, but the old paths, with the rails long pulled out and probably reused, went on for miles, and we used to walk down them all the time.
 
2013-01-14 12:12:41 PM

Albert911emt: Joe Blowme: Too bad there is no law against dumping bodies on the track, that would have stopped this for sure.

Just because a law might not stop a crime from occuring doesn't mean we shouldn't have the law anyway.


Really? no way.

/woooooooosh!!!!
 
2013-01-14 12:13:34 PM
I heart this headline.
 
2013-01-14 12:14:51 PM
images.theage.com.au

/no reason
 
2013-01-14 12:16:37 PM
No railroads where I lived but we used to follow creeks, sometimes all the way to their head waters/springs. Lots of good times had looking for cray fish, minnows, swimming holes.

Leave after breakfast, return before dark. Summers used to rule for kids.
 
2013-01-14 12:18:00 PM
hit by train - meh...

hit by poo sock - Oh My God!

I love my city
 
2013-01-14 12:18:14 PM
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2013-01-14 12:19:28 PM

ArkAngel: shanrick: Chopper!Sic balls!

Two for flinching


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-14 12:25:05 PM

No Such Agency: [images.theage.com.au image 300x181]

/no reason


Thank you.

/was gonna post the same exact pic
 
2013-01-14 12:25:35 PM
We were here first!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-14 12:26:03 PM
No Rahm, just you.
 
2013-01-14 12:26:49 PM
I never had friends like I did then. Jesus, does anyone?
 
2013-01-14 12:27:11 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ArkAngel: shanrick: Chopper!Sic balls!

Two for flinching

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x255]


What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?
 
2013-01-14 12:31:03 PM
Pez. Cherry flavored Pez. No question about it.
 
2013-01-14 12:31:33 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: No railroads where I lived but we used to follow creeks, sometimes all the way to their head waters/springs. Lots of good times had looking for cray fish, minnows, swimming holes.

Leave after breakfast, return before dark. Summers used to rule for kids.


You and I had the same childhood it seems.

Also, winter was pretty good too. Because sledding.
 
2013-01-14 12:33:16 PM
That was, and still is, the most faithful Stephen King adaption ever made, rivaled only by Shawshank.
 
2013-01-14 12:33:56 PM

homelessdude: FTA: "a CTA conductor discovered a mangled body on the Blue Line El tracks"....."Preliminary reports suggested a person had been struck by a train...."

gee...ya think?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 180x135]


If everyone had a train this tragedy could have been prevented.
 
2013-01-14 12:36:29 PM
Biggest one in four counties.
 
2013-01-14 12:40:19 PM

busy chillin': Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ArkAngel: shanrick: Chopper!Sic balls!

Two for flinching

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x255]

What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?


No, Ace. Just you.
 
2013-01-14 12:40:59 PM

Dr Dreidel: Until they cut him open, they can't be sure. It's easy to assume he got hit by a train, but he could also have been a victim of The Mangler and dumped on the tracks so that no one would know.

// the difference between "assumptions" and "forensic evidence"


No, it was a train. Chicago murderers are not that patient to go through the machinations of reading subway schedules and waiting for the Blue Line so they can push somebody in front of one. As of late, NYC is the more likely place for that to happen. Whether he was murdered beforehand or not? Well that remains to be seen.

As far as the Mangler? That was a really bad Robert Eglund movie about an evil folding machine in a laundromat that I really need to see again.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-01-14 12:43:08 PM

pounddawg: busy chillin': Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ArkAngel: shanrick: Chopper!Sic balls!

Two for flinching

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x255]

What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?

No, Ace. Just you.


Suck my fat one, you cheap dime-store hood
 
2013-01-14 12:44:20 PM

homelessdude: FTA: "a CTA conductor discovered a mangled body on the Blue Line El tracks"....."Preliminary reports suggested a person had been struck by a train...."

gee...ya think?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 180x135]


Great show.
 
2013-01-14 12:45:49 PM
b.vimeocdn.com

got nutin...
 
2013-01-14 12:56:00 PM

homelessdude: Dr Dreidel: Until they cut him open, they can't be sure. It's easy to assume he got hit by a train, but he could also have been a victim of The Mangler and dumped on the tracks so that no one would know.

// the difference between "assumptions" and "forensic evidence"

No, it was a train. Chicago murderers are not that patient to go through the machinations of reading subway schedules and waiting for the Blue Line so they can push somebody in front of one. As of late, NYC is the more likely place for that to happen. Whether he was murdered beforehand or not? Well that remains to be seen.

As far as the Mangler? That was a really bad Robert Eglund movie about an evil folding machine in a laundromat that I really need to see again short story by Stephen King that is far better than the "Dollar Dandy" movie made from it.


We won't know until the forensic evidence has been collected. It may appear simple, but you can be damned sure they're going to look for (e.g.) train pieces embedded in the victim, a bruise pattern consistent with "train", eyewitness testimony (which is informative, but shouldn't be considered a lock by any stretch), and yes, the train schedule (or log-book showing when they passed the scene of the crime.

And even then, the official CoD will be something like "severe trauma consistent with that expected when getting run over by a train", not "got run over by a train" unless the operator says "Yeah - I saw that guy get hit by the train, and here's the video from the cow-catcher-cam".
 
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