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WEST SACRAMENTO: Teen arrested in attack on train engineer - Youths allegedly beat him with rocks
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/19/7 | Michael Cabanatuan

Posted on 04/19/2007 8:00:04 AM PDT by SmithL

Amtrak police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of assaulting a Capitol Corridor engineer who was dragged from his train and attacked with rocks and bottles.

Vernae Graham, an Amtrak spokeswoman, said the boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was caught shortly after the attack and arrested Tuesday. Another juvenile who was also held for questioning was released, she said.

The engineer was attacked after a group of youths stood on the tracks and halted the train Monday around 10:15 p.m. The engineer opened a door when a conductor was threatened by the group, authorities said.

Amtrak police are continuing to investigate the attack and are searching for four to six more suspects. The motive for the assault remains under investigation, Graham said.

The attack occurred as Capitol Corridor train 546, which started in San Jose, passed through West Sacramento and was nearing the end of its run in Sacramento. The train was running slowly because of reports of trespassers on or near the tracks as it approached the I Street Bridge across the Sacramento River.

The engineer stopped when he saw five to seven juveniles standing on the tracks, and the conductor stepped off the train to clear the tracks, Graham said. When the engineer saw the crowd threatening the conductor, the engineer went to help and opened the train door. He was dragged from the train and attacked, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: amtrak; culturalentropy; yutes
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1 posted on 04/19/2007 8:00:06 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

illegal aliens?


2 posted on 04/19/2007 8:03:05 AM PDT by pissant
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I think it’s funny that this kid is old enough commit felony assault, but not old enough to be named.
3 posted on 04/19/2007 8:04:39 AM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: pissant
Preemptive thread hijacking?
4 posted on 04/19/2007 8:05:48 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: pissant

What is next, ban rocks and bottles?


5 posted on 04/19/2007 8:06:06 AM PDT by elpinta (Tagline temporarily out of service)
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To: SmithL
Hmmmm, is a remake in the offing???


6 posted on 04/19/2007 8:06:47 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: pissant
Occurred in my old neighborhood, Broderick, yea could be illegals but a lot of hobos ride the rails sleep and camp along the river there. Not the best of areas.
7 posted on 04/19/2007 8:06:50 AM PDT by FlatLandBeer
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To: SmithL
I was on Amtrak in Dec, headed to LA. Around El Paso, I heard a couple of bangs under my car and then the side. Later I was told that kids threw something under the train and rocks at the side. A lady that rides the train a lot told me that it happens more frequently than people know. Coming back, we had so many pit stops. An employee would have to get off the train, and check the tracks and then he would get on as we passed and walk back to the front. People wonder why the train can’t stay on schedule.
8 posted on 04/19/2007 8:07:07 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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the boy, whose name was not released because of his age

This practice needs to stop..........

9 posted on 04/19/2007 8:08:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: FlatLandBeer

It sounds like punk kids/ gang members to me. Join the NRA. Are we victims in our own land? I think not.


10 posted on 04/19/2007 8:09:53 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SmithL

Those are electric diesels, correct? GE makes a fine mini-gun, that I’m sure could be adapted to fit a locomotive. This should present a few problems to any troublemakers on the tracks.


11 posted on 04/19/2007 8:10:30 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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in a more enlightened era, they would have been shot as train robbers.

12 posted on 04/19/2007 8:10:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: pissant

The politically correct term is “French youths.”


13 posted on 04/19/2007 8:11:26 AM PDT by BinaryBoy
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"What is next, ban rocks and bottles?"

Shame on you for suggesting such a thing - however I do believe rocks and bottles should be registered....../ sarc

14 posted on 04/19/2007 8:16:25 AM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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To: SmithL

Those wacky yutes.


15 posted on 04/19/2007 8:22:10 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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How absurd these kids can commit savage acts of violence but they need to be “protected” by not having their names released.

This is a scary story. I don’t understand though if this wasn’t a regular stop, how could a conductor have been threatened. I thought all the train doors were kept closed. When it began to look like an attack, they should have just taken off. Maybe the conductors and engineers ought to start carrying tasers at least.


16 posted on 04/19/2007 8:31:11 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: SmithL

Thugs. They should be treated as such. Welcome to jail.


17 posted on 04/19/2007 8:32:22 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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It’s the Engineer’s fault for getting in the way
of those innocent rock throwing young people
were simply out to have a good time. / sarc


18 posted on 04/19/2007 8:34:31 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: SmithL

Hmmm...if the train had kept moving at, say, 5-10 mph, I bet the “yutes” would’ve gotten out of the way!


19 posted on 04/19/2007 8:37:18 AM PDT by pelicandriver
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To: CindyDawg

I rode a train from Boston to Florida a few years ago. It was hell. the crime on the train and around the train was unbelievable. Took me through the lousiest parts of every city too.

Funny in Maine recently I heard that the Portland to Boston run is an unqualified success. The entire thing is supported by grants and federal monies and would be dead on the vine with them.

It competes directly with immaculate buses in our area that go directly where a passenger wants to arrive, the airport or South station.

Sometimes leftists make no sense with my moneies.


20 posted on 04/19/2007 8:41:15 AM PDT by Chickensoup (.The Muzzies are hanging us with the rope we paid out to the leftists.)
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