Dark Bilious Vapors

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08/19/2005: Horrible....

Well, this is gonna be one of them alternate Fridays... not the TGIF type of relief Friday - But more of the "OH MY GOD...It's FRIDAY" Friday...

I just got home after my husband called me for a rescue mission to pick him up at a Metra-train Station stop [one stop up the line] headed into Downtown Chicago. The train was halted because some IDIOT apparently decided to commit suicide by throwing themselves under an oncoming Metra-train full of morning commuters on this Fine Friday in August.

What a horrible thing to DO. My opinion (harsh and unsympathetic as this might be) is if you wish go kill yourself...Fine - Jump off a Cliff. Ram your vehicle into a pylon. Drive it and yourself off a cliff. Or if trains is your thing...how about a empty freight train at midnight?

But don't involve other people and take them with you.

Or consider this woman Driver did not intend to kill:

"... Jeanette Sliwinski, 23, made her first court appearance since she was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the July 14 automobile collision that killed Michael Dahlquist, 39, John Glick, 35, and Douglas Meis, 29.
Prosecutors have alleged that Sliwinski intentionally drove her Mustang at a high rate of speed into the Honda in which the three men were waiting at a red light at Niles Center Road and Dempster Street. They said she crashed into the car in an attempt to take her own life. The men lived in Chicago and worked for Shure Inc. in Niles...."

Her lawyer contends she did not "intend" to kill, only to take her own life -- But the story goes she ran off after some argument with her mother. Drove 80+ miles per hour; down a busy congested city street, and crashed her car into the vehicle carrying her victims.

Of course she lived. They all died.

She's been charged with murder - But this where you get into the legal hairsplitting of "intent" nuances to kill people and whether she ought to be held accountable for murder or something less. But If I were one of those family members, I'd want to help her along to her original goal or perhaps kill her myself. If she'd really wanted to just harm herself...there are telephone poles, embankments, brick walls she could have driven into. Not another car full of people going about their lives.

And I don't yet know all the details of this incident that happened between Villa Park and Lombard with a suicide via the commuter Metra-train, as it just occurred a few hours ago. But what a horrible thing to do to other people and their lives.

Karen on 08.19.05 @ 09:46 AM CST

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