Expatriate Owl

A politically-incorrect perspective that does not necessarily tow the party line, on various matters including but not limited to taxation, academia, government and religion.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Off the Wall, Off the Rails

Darius McCollum has impersonated New York City transit workers, and, in such capacity, collected fares, operated New York City subway and commuter trains and buses.  His rap sheet reflects more than 30 stays as a guest in the Big House as a consequence of such activities, most of his adult life.  Now, having been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, he is claiming an addiction and demanding treatment as an addict instead of further disposition in the criminal justice system (read "jail time).

An acquaintance of mine, an Asperger's person who is a group manager at a national accounting firm, isn't buying McCollum's addiction excuse.  I'm not buying it either, but one person who is putting his money down on that number is filmmaker Adam Irving, who is doing a movie called "Off the Rails" about McCollum.

The whole thing would be a comical farce if the lives and safety of so many people were not jeopardized.

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