Schumer Calls For ‘Do Not Ride’ List For Amtrak

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better rail security now that the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound has turned up plans to attack trains in the U.S.

“Anyone, even a member of al-Qaida could purchase a train ticket and board an Amtrak train without so much as a question asked,” Schumer said. “So that’s why I’m calling for the creation of an Amtrak no ride list. That would take the secure flight program and apply it to Amtrak trains.”

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Schumer said Sunday that he will push for the creation of a “do not ride” list for Amtrak. The list would be similar to the no-fly list that keeps those suspected of terrorism from flying into or out of the United States.

Notes and computer materials seized from bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan last Sunday showed bin Laden wanted to strike American cities again and discussed ways to attack trains.

Schumer is calling for increased funding for rail security in light of the new intelligence.

The New York Democrat says the U.S. must remain vigilant in protecting itself from future attacks.

How safe do you think the trains are right now? Tell us in our comments section below.

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  • Міша

    Papers, please!

    • Michael McPherson

      Ihre papiere bitte

  • Francis Kelly Jr

    Remember when our own native Americans were employed as “train terrorists”? Then we forced their kids into government schools, told them they couldn’t speak their own language, and emasculated an entire race. THAT’s what we should do to the American muzzies.

  • amplitude jones

    that worthless hysterical anti-freedom freak needs to have its neck tied down, draped over a train track, for at leas three long trains passing, then drape its abdomen over for three more trains. The remnants need to be buried in two different landfills, and a few parts strewn into the ocean. That pig is an evil freak. He needs to be tossed out of government from the 90th floor.

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

  • Jim Kress

    He’s the direct result of ACORN voting fraud, illegal aliens voting and, the Democrat staples, dead people and illegitimate absentee ballots.

  • Earnest

    What about the tracks Schiester they go on forever? Who do you fool other than New Yorkers? TSA Annie the Ballcrusher will be waiting at gate 5, all aboard.


    I have a better idea. Why not stop invading Muslim countries and infuriating these people? The days of the elite acting with impunity with no consequences are over.

  • Kay

    I rode a train from Orlando, FL to Raleigh, NC and I was surprised to find there isn’t any security – no one looked inside my bags or purse. They only checked to see if you have a ticket! Plus no security noted inside the depots.

  • Patrick Henry

    Once again proving his well deserved nick name: Schmucky Schumer

  • Bruce Toker

    Americans have more to fear from Democrats than they do from terrorists. More Americans have been killed by the illegal aliens that the democrats pander to, than by terrorists. 30 murdered Americans a day. Thanks to the likes of Piglosisi/Reid and Shumer the Maggot.

    • Rodin

      Americans have more to fear from the Religious Right than from Islamists or what you call “illegal immigrants”, a.k.a Mexicans, who are no more than a proxy for nutcase right wing fanatics like to vent their frustration at your inability to deal with Islamists who are, in the last instance the mirror image of the nativist Amerikkkan right.

      • Rodin

        I made my own comments at the beginning. This is a REPLY to the idiot above.

        Get the Difference or are you idiotic too?

      • brittany

        Rodin, Demonstrating you are a tad out of touch regarding debate, the subject is Chucky Schumer…not slander against against those you disagree with on the blog.

  • johnson

    Next comes the do not drive list, then do not leave the house list–house arrest for thousands of Americans without due process of law. Didn’t we fight a war against this??

  • brittany

    More drivel from Schumer’s mouth. Anything the guy says is always related to more power and control for the federal government. He is as dangerous as the rest of the dimocratic ilk.

  • Ben405

    What we need is a ban on politicians to run for office at all levels of government.
    What we need are statesmen.
    I “Lawyer’s need not apply” should also be a criteria.

    Statesmen do a job FOR you, politicians do a job ON YOU.

  • Bob

    Anyone that has paid attention to the remarks made by Schumer knows by now that he is a total nut case.

  • james r.

    I’am sure glad this american ‘Charles Schumer’ is now doing his best!, to bring everybody together?,not raising any alarms??, based solely on false pretense! after all that’s what???, he accused ‘GWB’ of dsoing for 8 years!

  • MikeP

    In my opinion, he is simply laying the groundwork for more money to be directed to his localities. By all means Chuck, lets throw more tax dollars at the corrupt organizations that love suckling on the public teat.
    Previous commenters have already stated it, but passenger security on trains is beyond pointless with the untold miles of unsecure track. Most any dufus could find a way to ‘terrorize’ a train without every having to go through ‘security’.

  • Steve

    Grandstanding wanna-be-fascist moron!

    Americans who died protecting freedom and the constitution are spinning in their graves….For SHAME!

  • cluelessinky

    Would this include the monorail at Disney World? Schumer you are, and will always be a buffoon. The citizens of New York should be embarrased voting in this clown

  • Stan

    Amtrak’s poor service has just about placed everyone on the “I don’t want to ride the train” list. I mean no offense to the riders but have you noticed that most are elderly because they are not in a hurry or those afraid to fly. Does one think the ones who are afraid to fly will actually be brave enough to strap explosives to their body and then have the where-with-all to detonate them?

  • John Galt

    I’d rather ride the John Galt line

  • Danbury

    What we REALLY need is a “Do not allow near TV camera list for politicians.”

    Would we have to report to the subway two hours before boarding for our government approved feel-up?

    Somebody get Chucky back on his meeds as soon as possible.

  • Dan

    I wonder if it ever dawned on Schumer that anyone with a small amount of explosives could detonate it along the rail track using a cellphone with little chance of being hurt or caught?

  • ibquiet

    Schumer is your typical moron nothing more nothing less.
    You can’t say much more about him. The people that vote
    for this socialist nitwit are the larger problem.

  • Mitch

    The only two losers that should be on the no ride list are:

    Chuckie Shummer
    Joey Biden

    These are the two that should not travel anywhere.

    I am suprised that they can fit onto a train anyways with how large their HEADS and EGO’S are.

  • Mark M

    Where does it stop? Should Macy’s,starbuck’s,or any other retailer develop a no shoppers list. And on and on and on !!

  • David

    I’ve never seen such a bunch of antisemitic racist nazis in my life!

    Don’t you schmucks realize that the Honorable Senator Schumer is a Jew? A member of the Chosen People!

    The only people who might possibly have any right at all to criticize Him are other Jews, and I hear no criticism coming from that Sector.

  • Dennis

    he’s a reflection of the people who had their votes purchased

  • bevus

    I wonder when Schumer rode Amtrac? the list should start with Schumer, then Biden, and Pelosi, and Reid. Amtrac, USPS all stand for gov. union payoffs, and welfare. Obamacare is another welfare program in the making.

  • dennis

    Hey! Go to a bus station and look at the security(?) at these places. You buy a ticket someone just throws you stuff under the bus and you go.

  • Kevin

    The more feminized and nanny-state like this FORMERLY free nation becomes, the closer we are to having absolutely no freedom. But as long as women and feminized men “feel” safe all will be wonderful, right?

  • citizen

    This is just a continuing of the reactionary, shortsighted solutions to potential threats put forth by our government. It leads to more sacrifice of personal freedom and privacy. How do they not see that the enemy wins when these are taken away?

  • Joey Schmoey

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety!

    [Benjamin Franklin]

  • Joey Schmoey

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

    [Benjamin Franklin]

  • SemperFiFl

    What the heII? I thought GW Bush destroyed our infrastructure already?

    What we need is more gimint money to make my trains safe!!

    Or we could save money, and stop subsidizing Amtrak, and just shut them down. Then there will be no train worries as it relates to terrorism!

  • SamVaughn

    Obama administration has proposed a national mileage tax. Pay by the mile tax on your car. When the technology is installaed they can monitor your every movement. Next step a “do not drive” list. Wait till you belong to the “wrong” political party and your opponent trumps up some “hate” speech charges and put’s yoiu on the “restricted party list” (RPL). Look it up. There is not due process to be put on this list, once accused, guilty or not, it’s almost impossible to get removed. People like Schumer have another agenda and it has nothing to do with our safety

  • Jim Brown

    The government can’t make you 100% safe but it can make you 100% enslaved.

  • Bob W

    Never miss an opportunity, do you Mr. Schumer. Many of our politicians hate the American people and hate freedom. It’s a shame that when we vote one out we just get another shill to take his or her place. In the New Amerika, Salvery = Freedom. Time and time again, we have seen that Congress is no respecter of the US Constitution. Today it would rather report to the United Nations, the big banks or big business — anything except the American people. We are looking more like a police state every day. Maybe Alex Jones is right after all.

    • Michael McPherson

      While he may have some real stupid rants, he is usually very close to the truth on many things.

  • C

    Yeah we cut off the head but the heart lies with US. Unless we stand to defend our liberties even as every bone in our body screams to sacrifice them on the altar of “security” Al queda wins

  • Buck Keely

    This is always the government’s solution, all this will produce is making the freedoms we have suffer loss.
    Heirloom Seed, “How God plants His garden.”

  • Renee

    TSA ensure we have a horrible experience at the airports, now Smuckie Schumer wants us to be felt up at the train stations, too. It’ll take you an hour to get on the friggin’ train, for God’s sake. Your papers, please! They are trying to take away our right to travel. Just like China.

  • Geordie

    There has to be a reasonable limit to everything. Try taking on the NYC mass-transit system — 400-some-odd subway stations, 24 lines, all the buses, the ferries. Try screening eight-and-a-half million passengers a day. Then take it to its next logical (ad absurdam) step — screen the sidewalks. Do I really need to be groped four or five times going from W 33 St to E 52 St? Do I need a bleeping passport just to go to Queens? Is Brooklyn now more inaccesible than Mars? I don’t suffer from insanity — I enjoy it.

  • J. Smith

    They, use the word terror and terroriist like the boogie man, look at who benefits from the aftermath of Terror real and contrived. The Private Military industrial Complex has made billions from this so called War on Terror, Where no enemy is actually named and objectives are never clear. We all know that if someone is set on hurting someone they are going to do it, Government is not going to be able to stop it. Why did they kill O.B.L the Mastermind terrorist ” Which According to their story.” with all of his knowledge of all of the inner workings of AL-Queda, which upon extracting would be much more useful then a no ride list. From a Security standpoint it is the most botched capture in the history of are government, these people are professionals they know better than that. And that is if you believe their official botched story, which I don’t.

  • Andy

    Schumer has his eye on the wrong target. The “trains” the terrorists will go after are the mass transit trains in NYC, Chicago, etc. We could screen all passengers using NYC subways but at what cost?

  • expertskier

    Guess Joe “bite me” Biden won’t be getting to work any time soon …. great news …

  • Jim Crane

    What a facist ‘kncklehead’ This ‘slip &fall’ attorney is also anti-2admendment. ps nice ‘plugs’.

  • American Patriot Soldier

    What will be the ultimate Government Nazi Fascist “Do Not List”? “DO NOT LIVE LIST”! There predecessors in Germany and all over Europe already ran this agenda, primarily focused on Jews – We have seen where this Nazi fascist agenda leads – To FEMA concentration camps for the “Blue list” and extermination for the “Red List” and the “You can exist and ride public transporttion and fly on planes (so long as you “Zeit Heil” and goosestep to the corporatist/fascist/statist government and their goons. THIS IS COMING – IT’S NOW BEING ROLLED OUT IN THE OPEN! Kruschev was 100% correct: “We will conquer you wtihout firing a shot.”

    • Rodin

      Now the Jews, who learned from the best at it, are running it on Palestinians.

      BTW, it’s “Zei-G” not ZeiT. Guess you don’t have to know much to be a “Patriot.”

  • lizzie

    Sen. Schumer and these other liberal democrats are worried about their own hides, and safety, but not about the safety of Americans citizens on our southern borders. Where are the border wall on our southern borders?

    • truth

      the sleeping giant is about to wake up!

      • teaisstronger


        He sees Sarah Palin and Ben Laden hiding in shadows. As a child he use to vigourously play with himself for years and is now almost blind in insane. Schumer now beleives he is the reincarnation of Ted Kennedy.

      • joshbot

        The only reason you haven’t been killed by terrorists is because the US govt. and media protect you. The real danger is owning a gun or doubting your masters because then you could be the terrorist. Obey. DO NOT watch Terrorstorm on youtube to learn about the declassified history of govt sponsored terror.

    • Alfred E. Neuman

      Indict Schumer, Napolitano and the rest of these perpetrators of treason under the guise of “security” and “terror”. Indict them!

    • KT
      • sadie

        Soooo if your a terrorist we wont let you on a train inside our boarders. If we know who they are why are they moving around our country freely?? I’m just saying.

      • joshbot

        I signed. Return the favor and watch Fabled Enemies and let me know what you think.


    • ladyl

      A border wall isn’t what you need. It’s in end to the drug war. The fighting and violence isn’t about borders, its about drugs.

      • Ted

        “It’s in end to the drug war” and of course you know how to end it.

  • patriot4life


    • tyrannynot

      The terrorists are our own government!!! Who voted this communist in? READ THE BIBLE, PRAY & WATCH!!!!!

      • Pete Sagi

        Exactly. Their ultimate objective is a microchipped population. And when it comes down to that, expect the big push to come from the sold-out-to-the-government pulpits in America, with pastors telling their parishoners to line up and take the chip implant because “its not the mark”.


  • Larry


    • Lee

      They have millions a year in the northeastern united states. Where most of the cities on the east coast are? New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Providence, Newark, Washington. Perhaps you’ve heard of these places? Much easier to get from one to the next by train then to drive or fly.

      • Richard E. Poulin Jr.

        Then you in the Northeast pay for your Amtrak trains. In the south we’ll just pay for our pickup trucks and guns!

  • decora

    there’s a big hole in the ground in oklahoma city whose visitors would beg to differ

    • Leavemealone

      Actually, there is a plethora of evidence that suggests that muslim/arabs were involved in OKC bombing.

    • da troot

      The fact that you have to go back about 15 years to find a civilian attack not planned by Muslims hurts your point more than it helps.


      “A” big hole only- but many blown up buildings and sawed off heads all over the place that pretty much says what MUHAM means!!!

    • haha

      The one with a train in it?

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