UP: 1; Evil Old Man: 0

Metro Red Line Apr 10, 2013

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Sad story, but there seems to be a good ending. Hope the pup gets a good new home.
     
  3. Jim Wiggin

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    It always amazes me when I hear about how advanced and evolved mankind is yet there are still those who treat animals and fellow humans with cruelty. Glad the little guy was saved, hope he finds a good home. Is it just me or does he kind of look like Benji?
     
  4. TwinDad

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    I don't mean to start an argument -- partly because sadly I'm sure there are folks "in their right mind" who are sick enough to do something like this -- but did you catch the part in the article where the UP Agent declined to press charges because he thought the old man was possibly senile or otherwise confused and didn't understand what he was doing?
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    I realize you are responding to Jim here- But if we are going to ask questions, I'd also like to learn how and why he had the dog, why unsupervised and? There seems to be more in this story, which we do not know. Now that this has happened, he needs to be watched so as never again to have a pet.
     
  6. TwinDad

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    That, I can absolutely agree on. Clearly a sad situation. There are a lot of "Why" questions to be asked as to how things turned out the way they did... and "How" questions to make sure it doesn't happen again.
     
  7. Metro Red Line

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    Yes I read that. It's a tough call. Someone "not in his right mind" would probably throw a dog out of a window or in the trash can. No less cruel, but not as premeditated. But tying it to a railroad track takes a lot more energy and planning.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    I agree. It required some sort of motivation, thinking process, decision making. But, why?
     
  9. TwinDad

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    You make a fair point. I'm glad I don't have to make that call. I guess I'm wondering if he might have been in a mental state analogous to a suicidally depressed person. Able to go to considerable lengths planning out what is inherently a senseless act, but clearly "sick" and not "evil".

    Or, maybe he's evil.
     
  10. engineer bill

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    I work next to the tracks in Colton Ca. and have noticed that most of the transients now have dogs that travel with them. I always wonder how they can care for them. Its sad on so many levels, but maybe the only light in their lives.
     
  11. Primavw

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    Probably the same way they survive... dumpsters behind fast food joints, etc.
     
  12. Jim Wiggin

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    Yeah I "caught that part" and the reason I stated what I said, and still stand by what I said was because tying up an animal to the tracks requires thought, sick at that. Senile is forgetting he had a dog or forgetting he was outside. I'm sick of mass society feeling bad for people who do bad things. I call it as I see it, the guy was evil and gets everything he deserves.
     
  13. TwinDad

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    I can't really argue with that. His behavior, regardless of root cause or motivation, was extremely reprehensible.
     

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