California Dreamin Trespassing Affects Commuter Schedules

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California Dreamin Trespassing Affects Commuter Schedules
Posted by samfp1943 on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:39 AM

Saw this artice this AM:  Linked @ 

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/04/16/cal-trains-running-even-slower-due-to-homeless-on-tracks/

article by Chris W.Street

FTA: "...California’s terrible commuter rail service speeds and on-time performance are growing worse, due to homeless camps near the tracks and transients wandering on the rails.

The Sacramento Bee reports that train engineers are warning system operators and passengers that homeless people wandering on the rails have been hit, and engineers have been forced to slow and make high-speed emergency stops to avoid hitting transients.

But even with Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor passenger service, which operates between Sacramento and Silicon Valley, combining with the Union Pacific Railroad freight service on adjacent tracks to report homeless encampments to law enforcement, California’s homeless have civil rights allowing them to nest on city sidewalks and near isolated train tracks. {emphasis added..SP}

 My thought was that this is the first mention I'd ever seen that "Trespassing" was a Civil Right.  

If this is the case, is it only out in California?       Or is it somehow, to be applied Nationwide?      WHERE or from WHOM has this Legal Opinion originated?  

Based on some of the Threads on this Forum, it possibly, can be a game changer. Rail Fans and Photographers would certain be among the first to be effected, IMHO.  Whistling

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:03 AM

Consider the news source for the linked article.

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Posted by diningcar on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:32 AM

I am sure the homeless are very welcome on the State Capitol grounds, or not??

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Posted by zugmann on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:54 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Consider the news source for the linked article.

I think I lost a few IQ points reading that crap.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, April 16, 2018 11:22 AM

zugmann
 
CSSHEGEWISCH
Consider the news source for the linked article. 

I think I lost a few IQ points reading that crap.

That seems to happen whenever you read something from Breitbart.

         

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Posted by Victrola1 on Monday, April 16, 2018 12:37 PM
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Posted by Euclid on Monday, April 16, 2018 12:56 PM

Victrola1

California Dreamin' 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQzujGd1hAI

 

 

That is an amazing video.

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Posted by samfp1943 on Monday, April 16, 2018 2:03 PM

[Note P.S.]   Due to the way the 'Program Works' on this Forum...I had attempted to put an apostrophe in the Title line, but it came back as almost unreadable..Grumpy

      The article I had linked was done in conjunction to an artilcle that was in the Sacramento Bee Newspaper    "Capitol Corridor trains have been running late. It’s not because of freight traffic"

Trains along the popular Capitol Corridor are running later than before, and homeless camps are partly to blame.

 

Rail officials say more people have trespassed on train tracks in the last year, forcing engineers at times to hit the brakes to avoid a possible crash – and at times tragically unable to. That’s left trains loaded with commuters or freight grinding to a halt in the middle of nowhere.

 

Capitol Corridor board chair Lucas Frerichs said the issue is foremost about human safety. But, it’s also a business problem..." 

So for the folks who did not like my first choice.. Maybe this linked article is more compatable(?)  Bang Head


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/transportation/article208599289.html#storylink=cpy

 


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/transportation/article208599289.html#storylink=cpy

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, April 16, 2018 2:20 PM

I had the Santa Fe side of the LA Terminal in the 1990's ... the only thing that has apparently changed is the size of the problem. Parts of LA were an open dump ... and the City badgers the living crap out of you to clean up after their finer invasive citizenry and turns their back on the source of the problem.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, April 16, 2018 4:13 PM

From the SacBee article:  "He isn’t interested in going to a shelter."

The article goes on to say that he likes his current hiding spot because it's close to a store...

I would suspect that virtually no program to deal with the homeless is going to be successful with someone like that.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:50 PM

tree68
From the SacBee article:  "He isn’t interested in going to a shelter."

The article goes on to say that he likes his current hiding spot because it's close to a store...

I would suspect that virtually no program to deal with the homeless is going to be successful with someone like that.

There are two kinds of homeless.  Those that really want someplace to call home; and others that have no desire to be 'trapped' in a permanent living location.

         

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:10 PM

BaltACD

 

 
zugmann
 
CSSHEGEWISCH
Consider the news source for the linked article. 

I think I lost a few IQ points reading that crap.

 

That seems to happen whenever you read something from Breitbart.

 

There are those who read Breitbart then there are humans.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, April 16, 2018 11:35 PM

BaltACD
There are two kinds of homeless.  Those that really want someplace to call home; and others that have no desire to be 'trapped' in a permanent living location.

Exactly.

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Posted by Victrola1 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:57 AM

Minneapolis and Green Bay have less of a problem with year round homeless camps. 

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-minneapolis-endures-second-snowiest-april-day-as-blizzard-rages/70004683

 

 

 
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Posted by mudchicken on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:51 AM

tree68
 
BaltACD
There are two kinds of homeless.  Those that really want someplace to call home; and others that have no desire to be 'trapped' in a permanent living location.

 

Exactly.

 

And you don't want any of them coming after you with dirty needles.

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Posted by zardoz on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:02 PM

charlie hebdo
There are those who read Breitbart then there are humans.

I thought that those who looked to Breitbart for actual information mostly looked at the pictures due to their inability to actually read any words of three letters or greater.

   

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:26 PM

I am reminded of the episode South Park did years ago about the homeless.  They had a song too:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XMdMYc8k_fc

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Posted by saguaro on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:46 PM

I took a Capitol Corridor train last week and it was on time and very nice. The interior of the double-decker cars reminded me of commuter cars in the Netherlands. Modern, clean and convenient. And I would not call any of the Caltrain commuter trains slow. They are fast and fun to watch.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:24 PM

zardoz

 

 
charlie hebdo
There are those who read Breitbart then there are humans.

 

I thought that those who looked to Breitbart for actual information mostly looked at the pictures due to their inability to actually read any words of three letters or greater.

 

 

Gee, Koko and other gorillas can do better than that, albeit with ASL or lexigrams!!

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