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Sat May 5, 2018, 07:22 PM

A person Treated like Trash, and a person working with the 'crew' on this route for the company

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A death. A cover-up. An immigrant meets a terrible end in the Bronx.

by Kiera Feldman, Voice of America, special to ProPublica May 4, 9:30 p.m. EDT

This story was co-published with Voice of America.

The body of the young man lay in the middle of Jerome Avenue beneath the elevated train tracks, the scene lit by the neon blue sign above the shuttered El Caribe restaurant. A garbage truck sat mid-turn at the otherwise deserted intersection in the Bronx.

Emergency medical personnel arrived, records show, and pronounced the young man dead at 5:08 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2017.

The police came, too. Officers taped off the scene, and interviewed the truck driver and his assistant, according to records and interviews. The driver and helper, according to the police report, said the dead man was a stranger who had inexplicably jumped on the truck’s passenger side running board, lost his grip and was run over. The initial police report left blank the spot for the young man’s name.

Within hours, a Bronx News12 reporter said neighbors thought the victim was “a homeless man that they’ve seen in the area.” By afternoon, he was “a daredevil homeless man” in the Daily News.

https://www.propublica.org/article/treated-like-trash

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Reply A person Treated like Trash, and a person working with the 'crew' on this route for the company (Original post)
turbinetree May 2018 OP
salin May 2018 #1
turbinetree May 2018 #2
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turbinetree May 2018 #4
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salin May 2018 #8
turbinetree May 2018 #10
turbinetree May 2018 #9
irisblue May 2018 #5
WhiskeyGrinder May 2018 #7
dalton99a May 2018 #11
salin May 2018 #12

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:07 PM

1. Important, though extremely disturbing, to keep up front among the stories. Important. K&R

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Response to salin (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:15 PM

2. Your welcome

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:52 PM

3. If this thread bounces off the GD page before it hits 5 recs (then hitting the greatest page)

and thus getting greater visibility, I encourage you to repost - but to slightly adjust the title to include that this is a person treated as trash. On the weekend, when there isn't new breaking news, sometimes folks are reading more lightly, dipping in briefly and then pick and choose based on the title as what to read.

This is incredibly disturbing, and a very serious story. If it doesn't catch more readership try adjusting the title so something like - "a young life - on the job - then treated like trash". Not trying to suggest clickbait title is needed, but adding the point that this was related to a fatality and a coverup - which is central to the story (not click bait, but reality).

Thanks again for posting this, but want to make sure that it is read/seen.

Peace,

Salin.

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Response to salin (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:11 PM

4. Peace.......................thank you

I thought when posting you had to post what was being reported and that's the first time I read the word clickbait






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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:43 PM

6. When posting in the Latest Breaking News (LBN) forum, yes

you have to use the post/title of the story. In this forum, General Discussion, there is a little more leeway - but if you over hype the thread/opening post in a way that doesn't match the story - there can be some blow back.

But in this forum, you can include a details that bring immediate attention to the story - as in this case - it was a person treated as the trash, and a person who was working with the 'crew' on this route for the company.

Perhaps even our exchanges on this might keep the story up in the forum long enough to get the five votes to get it to the greatest page which will garner more eyes reading it.

Again, thanks for posting this story - it needs to be read.

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Response to salin (Reply #6)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:53 PM

8. Follow up - as I close out for the night - your post has now

hit the greatest threads. Hopefully that will garner more eyes and more attention.

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Response to salin (Reply #8)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:03 PM

10. Goodnight...................I also am closing out

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Response to salin (Reply #6)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:53 PM

9. I will use your example .............it was a person treated as the trash

Thanks again and I will change the entry title on this disturbing story

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:24 PM

5. Kicking

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:51 PM

7. K&R. This is not an isolated incident.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:21 PM

11. The other article is also worth reading

https://www.propublica.org/article/trashed-inside-the-deadly-world-of-private-garbage-collection
Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:53 AM

12. an a.m. kick.

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