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 COMMENT 274218 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 05:56 PM

I knew that would happen ....so sad ...its not a real barrier for someone who really wants to die

 

 COMMENT 274222 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:09 PM

Is there an update? I hope that forlorn soul is safe.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:10 PM

Well I was writing this up the server was off..Police got there no one was there not even the white SUV I was going to mention. So either someone called in a phoney or the person was unable to climb over gave up and went home. So did anyone in Scanner land actually witness this?

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:21 PM

The SBPD in search of another suicidal person this one left a message on someones service that he was going to use the train as his escape.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:22 PM

One officer says he saw possible subject near Milpas and the tracks about a half hour ago..

 

 TWO ABBYS helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:27 PM

I saw the guy hop over the barricade where it is low at the southern end; called 911. I told the 911 dispatch that I had no idea how much of a drop off there was there but that I was worried he could climb along the outside of it.
So glad to hear that it was nothing.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:34 PM

Cool so you called it probley stopped him because they were going code 3 Lights and Siren passed my place on the freeway and I'm on South Milpas. I hope that they are close by at night because he will probley try it again...He is driving a white suv. The other guy in town SBPD checked the tracks all the way down has also notified Amtrak, still looking for him.

 

 COMMENT 274234P helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:38 PM

Re: suicide "barrier":

If you build it they will come...

 

 COMMENT 274239P helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 06:41 PM

^ Right, 234. That must be what drove or pulled someone there.

 

 TWO ABBYS helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 07:36 PM

Roger was the car they were watching near the RR at Milpas also a big recent model white SUV? That's what was stopped at the southern edge of the bridge with its door open.

 

 COMMENT 274250 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 07:43 PM

So let's get this straight. Caltrans spent $4 million on a "suicide barrier" that a guy was just able to "hop over?"

And then when he got bored with that, he drove to the train tracks on Milpas and attempted suicide there? Didn't the "experts" on suicide prevention tell us that wouldn't happen?

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 08:43 PM

No the feller down here near the tracks is a seprate person. There are many suicidal people around town.

 

 COMMENT 274298P helpful negative off topic

2012-04-23 10:38 PM

From now on, if somebody jumps over the barrier, after all the ruckus and $4 million wasted, the anti-suicide bleeding hearts MUST ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the death because their stupid actions brought it about. The blood will be on their hands.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 07:32 AM

Whom are you THE KING?

 

 COMMENT 274323 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 07:34 AM

I don't agree with the barrier either, but I just had to comment on 298p. HOW exactly is it the anti-barrier's fault if someone jumps off the bridge??? You make no sense.

 

 COMMENT 274222 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 08:12 AM

Roger, here is an easy trick. Replace whom with he or him. whichever makes sense tells you to add m or not. Like he is king vs him is king. Fun times with the english language. Love you Roger!

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 08:20 AM

Whom are you THE QUEEN?

 

 COMMENT 274382 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 09:03 AM

@323 The notoriety of the bridge was greatly elevated by the years of planning, talking, spending and finally building the barrier resulting in a surge of suicides right in that period. The classic governmental unintended consequences.

 

 COMMENT 274414P helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 09:52 AM

Agreed. Calling it a suicide barrier instead of a safety barrier was perfect siren-song marketing to folks up for one last challenge.

 

 COMMENT 274418 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 09:56 AM

4298P.... Being against suicide does not cause people to want to seek it out. No more than being against drugs is going to turn others into addicts.... a small thing called "personal choice" is at play here.

However the war on suicide does have parallels with the war on drugs.

 

 COMMENT 274423 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 10:12 AM

298P: Pure nonsense to think that creating the barrier created the problem. Read the news now & then, and then YOU can decide if you want to be the one driving UNDER the bridge when someone comes crashing down onto your windshield. People have been jumping off the bridge since they built it, and it breaks my heart every time I hear of one more.

The barrier is NOT all that unbearable to look at; I agree that someone who wants to kill themselves will do so by some means, however doing so on that bridge creates a dangerous situation for OTHERS in the process, both up top and down below.

I might add, it makes me feel comforted to know that one of the tailgaters on that road can't bump me over the side of the bridge in their zeal to get to their destination a couple of minutes sooner.

 

 COMMENT 274222 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 12:23 PM

Never offer Roger constructive ideas, he loathes them.

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 12:44 PM

Yes I love them all of them.

 

 COMMENT 274222 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 02:35 PM

Hi Roger. I helped a very sad woman yesterday to find her wallet. I told her maybe it is in the cart. She said she had not thought of that. What do you know, it was right there in the parking lot, still on top of the cart after twenty minutes. Woohoo! I believe I am in the minority of people who truly care about all human beings. And, no I am not perfect, not by a long shot.

 

 COMMENT 274604 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 08:59 PM

Roger for Mayor....

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-04-24 09:45 PM

No Way I aien't no mayor...You gotta be good at spreading manure to do that sort of thing. Right on @222 I do that sort of thing too. It's hard not to help and it's good to do so. It's nice to be able to give others hope. That is what life is all about..

 

 COMMENT 274222 helpful negative off topic

2012-04-25 08:23 AM

Now will you except me as your queen, my king?

 

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