Monday, January 8, 2007

LIRR killing machine

now, let's start with the obviously sad news:

8th grader Ari Kraft was killed by an LIRR train in Queens while tagging signal boxes with his little 13 year-old graffiti spray paint cans.

now, the ridiculous news, from yesterday's Daily News:

"Ari's family has vowed to sue the LIRR and the city for failing to do more to block access to the tracks."

screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch!!!! that's the sound of trains grinding to a halt. they're going to sue? because their son went through a fence to spray paint signal boxes, on active train tracks, and got hit by a train and died (his remains were...scattered) because he couldn't run away in time? wait, let me get this straight, just so i can understand, Mena Sofir (family friend), you have the floor. "If there was no hole in the fence, his [Roger Kraft] son would be alive today."

Ah, i see. Ari Kraft died because there was a hole in the LIRR's fence! AHA! it wasn't because he was fucking painting on train tracks or trying to dodge trains. Tresspassing, covering shit in graffiti (note: i am a supporter of graffiti art, but it is illegal.), but it wasn't his fault. he would never have been trying to graffiti the signal boxes if there weren't holes in the fence (holes that he *definitely* didn't cut himself). now, maybe i'm wrong, and a racist self-hater, but jesus christ, is that not a typically lame jewish way to spin shit. oh, no, it's not OUR fault, no way. shift responsibility, blame others. everyone but ourselves. i hope the judge tells them to go home.

which he probably won't do, because, you know, there shouldn't be holes in the LIRR's fences.

via NYDN
via AM New York


Anonymous Ahrimahn said...

At least they are not accusing the train of being an anti-Semite. ;)

January 12, 2007 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Hank said...

Give that kid a Darwin Award!

January 12, 2007 at 12:06 PM  

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