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Old 09-09-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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A man pulls a woman from her car, seconds before it is hit by an oncoming train in Glenview, Illinois.

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Old 09-10-2007, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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LOL! I heard that kid's accent and thought to myself, "this HAS to either be in Chicago or Wisconsin..." and sure enough, the caption reads, "A man pulls a woman from her car, seconds before it is hit by an oncoming train in Glenview, Illinois."

"Ma'am, yeh GAAHHTA geit ahhhta dis vehicle! Oh, and by da way... DA BEEEARS!"

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Hats off to that brave young man!

And yes, his Bears got thumped yesterday...
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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What a fine young man. I'd be interested to hear the back story on that one, (and so many other train/automobile collisions.)
Actually, I found the video right after that one much more compelling, though.
A suspicious bank teller calls 911 on an unarmed man, who is mistakenly arrested. His girlfriend was cuffed and put in a squad car.
I know our society is overly litigious, but man does that guy have a reason to call a lawyer.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What a fine young man. I'd be interested to hear the back story on that one, (and so many other train/automobile collisions.)
Actually, I found the video right after that one much more compelling, though.
A suspicious bank teller calls 911 on an unarmed man, who is mistakenly arrested. His girlfriend was cuffed and put in a squad car.
I know our society is overly litigious, but man does that guy have a reason to call a lawyer.
And here's what the lawyer is going to tell him: "The state has sovereign immunity, and therefore, as long as the officers were operating in good faith and within accepted legal and procedural guidelines for the situation as they believed it to be, you don't have a case against them. You might have a case against the bank, but unless we can establish that the teller acted maliciously, your case against the bank is pretty weak too. I'd be glad to take your case, but based on the initial review of the facts, I would advise that your prospects of a successful outcome are not very high."
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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He's a hero !
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:02 AM
 
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Why didn't she know what was going on? Why did she stop on the tracks?
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