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.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

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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    what an idoit. it’s manifest. not manifold. manifold is what is on a car.

  • MainStreet

    Didn’t take long for the Democrat/Liberal/Progressives to try to use the Bin Laden info to try to increase government control over our lives. Schumer is an idiot or possibly sly as a fox. It would be so easy to find a remote spot to blow up a track that it would be insane to use a suicide bomber for that purpose. If Congress falls for this blatant attempt to rob us of more of our freedoms, they should all be sent packing.

    • Michael McPherson

      Main street, get out of the paradigm of Dem / Rep. Wake up America, before it has to turn bloody.

  • dc

    I thought it was already a known fact that nobody rides Amtrak; not sure why you’d need a list of most of the population. ;)

    Charles Schumer–another politician that just. doesn’t. get it.

  • Reality Check

    Mr. Schumer passed the Obama Care law and now all our health care problems are solved.

    Health Care is cheaper.

    More people have health care.

    And we all know what is in the Obama Care law.

    Insurance people can no longer deny people with pre-existing conditions.

    No more annual limits on Health Care insurance.

    What ???

    All of the above are false ???

    But Mr. Schumer passed a law and promised…

  • jerry

    That would be 95% of the ridership

  • Jon Weiss

    I suggest that we impose a no talk rule on members of congress who propose such stupid legislation.

  • Matador

    Hitler’s Germany all over again! Get your passports ready!

  • Reality Check

    Please Mr. Schumer, pass a law so we can all be safe all the time.

  • Jon Weiss

    Just another ploy by the liberals in government to rob us fo more freeedom. Isn’t it odd that the party who claims to be the party of “liberalism” turns out to be the party that takes all the freedoms. They put limits on speech, try to confiscate guns, restrict travel, etc,etc,etc. But these are allegedly the people who want more freedoms? It would appear that the only freedoms they are concerend about are the freedoms for minorities and special interest groups that keep them rolling in cash.

  • Roger Sunderlin

    seems funny they want to try this but yet we have a wide open border where anyone that wants to blow up a train can just walk over.

    • Jerry Stroud

      You got that right. Schumer is an open borders guy who wants to let terrorist walk across the border with the idea we can search and grope all the citizens here as a back up plan. Brilliant liberal thinking again!.

      • Bob W

        Yes, got to leave that border open. How many billions of dollars of drug money have two of our biggest banks been caught laundering? You see, there is always a reason why government does what it does.

  • Oren

    Nobody rides Amtrak, it goes through here virtually empty once a week. This is an expense that just isn’t worth it. Get rid of amtrak, better idea.

  • govtcheese

    Chuck U. Shumer, from New Yawk !

    Take a long hike !

  • Reality Check

    What about a no Mall list ???

    A no school list ???

    A no park list ???

    A no country club list ???

    Terrorists can blow people up at all these places now.

    Don’t the little children in school deserve to be kept safe by TSA as well ???

  • Gloria Martin

    First, Amtrack loses money and is subsidized by we the taxpayers. Unless a private business wants to operate it free of government interference, shut it down–no security worries. A private company running it can handle security. I know, all those union workers will have to work somewhere else or more efficiently for a private company! Second, it’s more likely that a bomb will be planted on the track somewhere rather than on the train, so all that screening is just going to make it so fewer people ride the money sucking train.

  • Jerry Stroud

    What a joke! Anyone can detonate a bomb at any point on a rail and safely take the whole train off the track. With thousands of miles of exposed tracks, how do you protect the tracks with a “No Ride list”?

    • Bob W

      Trouble is, he never would have thought of what you and Gloria wrote, that is a terrorist simply planting a bomb on the tracks and thereby derailing the entire train. That’s why the man is a US Senator. He’s a self-serving moron who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, but hasn’t a clue.

  • Lightrider

    Chuckie boy you are one dumb schmuck.LOLOLOLOL. Still a genuine fraud!!

  • George

    Some one asked “who elects the idiots like Schumer?” Stupid New Yorkers, that’s who

  • Hillary

    Let’s start that list with the S’s- Shmuck Schumer right at the top.

  • DJ

    We need a Congrsssional “Do Not Govern” list and put Chucky Schumer at the top of it.

  • p3orion

    I’m in favor of a list that would keep Chuck Schumer from riding anything that goes to Washington DC. Or toward a microphone, for that matter.

  • Ares

    It’s time for Schumer and the rest of the Jews in this country to be kicked out of power before they drag us into another war and take away another set of our freedoms here. I wonder if all the nutcases who have been screaming “I support Israel” for the past 10 years still think it is worth it.

    • Ares

      The problem in this country is the Jews. They are the reason we are at war in the mideast and the reason we were attacked here. If America would go back to protecting American interests instead of Israel’s interests, most of this chaos in the world would start to subside.

      • Bob W

        It’s ironic that a Jewish man — and an alleged liberal — favors security tactics commonly used by fascist states. Read history much, Mr. Schumer?

    • p3orion

      The problem isn’t that he’s jewish, it’s that he’s an idiot, and that New York voters don’t mind.

  • Shun_evil

    We need a “do not govern list” for idiot politicians who take an oath to the constitution and then walk all over it by their actions while “governing”…

  • R. D.Lawson

    We can always count on Extremist Senator Schumer to come up with another unconstitutional, anti-freedom, “law”.

  • ricardo4max

    Anyone else find this idiot as annoying and irritating as I do? He is the epitome of the whiny New Yorker. Ever been tot he Catskills? LOL! How in the heck does this creep ever get elected?

    • Bob W

      He gets the New York City vote. Most people in Upstate NY think he’s a putz, a yutz and a schmuck.

  • John Fiorella

    We NeedJohn Galt in the White House…

  • Dan

    What a waste. I was on Amtrak in California. Cars are designed to hold 80 people and there were 5 cars. There were only about 6 or 10 people in each car for the entire length of the run. An example of government subsidy allowing an operation at a horrific loss. John Galt 2012!!

  • Joel

    Zionists just love to create terror and false flags ops.

  • John Fiorella

    We need a John Galt in the White House.

  • KoshofVorlon

    Shumer isn’t stupid! He’s stupid like a fox!!! What he and his party want is for the government to control all individual travel. He wants it so that no one can travel anywhere without government permission.

    But first, they need to gain full control of access to the modes of travel.

  • Bill for NY

    Chuck Schumer feeds off of the ignorant NYC population and promotes a pro government, welfare state.

    Even a story this serious, is 100% political for Chuck. Keeping voting for him NYers. Comprende?

  • Bob Ho

    kinda like the no colored’s signs of old. The more it changes the more it stays the same.

  • Pouncekitty

    Schumer is such a dolt. No ride list, indeed. He sticks that finger out and lectures and hectors and blathers. What idiots vote for this fool every time? They’re the ones who should be on the don’t ride list. DONT RIDE TO THE POLLS, morons!

  • wayne

    greedy newyorkers want more money!pigs at the troth

  • Rick

    Sorry New York, you keep re-electing this idiot.

  • Kim

    If the TSA hired Hooters Girls would any of you complain about groping, cavity searches etc. I don’t think so……..

  • Honest Abe

    And what about those people who may be wearing explosive vests? They could set off bombs in crowds. What we really need is a “Do not walk” list.

  • fordpaul

    here is an easier more effective method.

    Ban ALL muslims from being in America.

    Either kill them all or deport them ALL !

    • p3orion

      Aw, c’mon, they’re not all bad. 90% of Muslims give the rest a bad name.

      • Michael McPherson

        And before anyone bitc… about this comment…. Why is it we do not hear muslims screaming and crying out loud in America about how wrong the so called “terrorists” are? If Christians started doing sh.t like this I would be howling at the top of my lungs… But nooo, they quietly approve of it from all accounts I have seen.

  • Roger Dowd

    The biggest danger to Americans is getting between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera or a microphone.

    • Rodin

      “…is like getting between a schnauzer and his lunch bowl. He may not bite you, but you are going to smell his breath.” ~ ALAN FEUER

  • 14401

    If we already have a list, which this article intimates, then why the hell aren’t we doing something about the people on the list. We are officially the dumbest people on earth. We have all the intelligence and not a single person in charge who is willing to do anything.

  • August Dunning

    Tiberuis Franklin 3minutes ago

    Well, now that the TSA is squeezing your balls looking for terrorists let’s look at the evidence of an al queda 911

    Is there any repetitive events on that date?

    yes there is!

    september 11 1776 – Franklin tells British adm. Howe, we will not rescind our declaration of independence on Staten Island, 4 days later Howe attacks Gen Washington BY SURPRISE on manhattan island at the battle of Manhattan. a year later we take staten island from the british at the battle of fresh kills.

    september 11 1812 – British sink american ships and start the war of 1812, raid our coastlines, burned the whitehouse

    september 11 1864 – british financed union troops burn atlanta to the ground – the capital of the american merchantile trade – their global competitor

    september 11 1912 – british rhodes scholar Edward House, meets with JP Morgan, Sam Chase and Goldman to plan the jekyll island secret meeting to put wilson in the whitehouse, and bring in graduated income tax, a right to work, a demand for cataloging all the living resources animal and human.

    september 11 2001 another SURPRISE ATTACK on trade buldings on top of the location of the battle of manhattan in 1776, and the dead are buried at fresh kills garbage dump on top of the location of teh battle of Freshkills in 1777

    now really people, copy and past this and spread it around. We are at war with a banking RICO orchestrated out of the central banks and the Bank of London, the majority share holder of the Federal REserve Bank of New York.

    It seems clear to me that we should now start paying attention to the fact that 50,000 FEMA officers have been hired, the entire military is out of the country, concentration camps have been built by Halliburton – are empty but manned with guards, the fox is in the hen house

    and the TSA guy just put his fingers up your wifes vagina…

    Now is the time to act, we may never get a better chance to bring back our republic for our ancestors; Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Washington…and all those that died to protect our freedoms from the likes of TSA, the Banks and the Democracy turd we have as a ruler, not a government.

  • Gunny G Alz

    Dear NY’ers,

    QUIT ELECTING THIS IDIOT! He is a progressive and ANTI FREEDOM!

    Here is his LATEST bill in the Senate.

    It allows King Barry the Lame to appoint WHOMEVER he wants to WITHOUT Senate approval!

  • HST

    Schumer is the terrorist.

  • Karen

    OK, Senator Grandstand, we’ll have security check-ins on the train. Now you’ve just turned that 30 minute trainraide into a 5 hour slog (b/c you have to check EVERY idea at EVERY stop).

    And now they target the NYC subway or the DC metro (which, to maximize terror is what you WOULD target — a major metro mass transit system in the heart of the city, not the commuter rail out to Long Island).

    So you have to check IDs there.

    Now it takes you three hours to take the subway from Times Square to Greenwich Village….

    Here’s an idea, genius: try CONTROLLING THE BORDERS, not letting everyone into this country and then trying to find them in the interior….

  • Michael Wolfe

    Up Chuck Schummer should be on the no fly, no train, no auto, no job list.

  • Berto

    Looking at the stupidity, naivete, and venomous bile of most of the ill-informed comments posted above, not to mention the barely disguised anti-Semitism of some of them, is enough to make one sick.

    • Michael Wolfe

      Please go puke Up Chucks office.

  • Reality Sandwich

    What a complete moron. The terrorists were planning to derail a train. You don’t do that from on board. This idiot couldn’t find his butt with both hands and a funnel. How did this fool get elected?

  • Kim

    Chuck U. Schumer – Bite Me

  • akw

    Your turban’s too tight, Ernst. Maybe we should put you in Gitmo with KSM and let him tell you first hand who did 9/11…

    • joshbot

      One things for sure, KSM has no idea. Watch Fabled Enemies on YouTube and you’ll know what I mean.

  • gman

    If they cross our border they are to be welcomed, fed, housed, and clothed for free no questions asked. If they walk into a polling station they are to be allowed to vote with no questions asked. But if anyone boards a train, whoa nelly, that’s where the line gets drawn!

    Tell me again, just who is running this country?

  • Jim Kress

    I call for a “No More Schumer” list. It would be a list everywhere in the world Schumer would be forbidden to go. That list would include every location outside his home. Inside his home he would be forbidden to use any bathroom.

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