New documents released by Amtrak in response to a FOIA request shed more light on the 2017 panic and stampede at New York’s Penn Station that injured at least 16 people. While several eyewitnesses claimed panic was as a result of a police Taser being mistaken for gunfire, the officer who discharged the weapon blamed the incident on a mystery bystander yelling “ISIS ATTACK.”
As these Amtrak complaints show, government cover-ups aren’t always a matter of life and death. Unless you ordered the tuna salad. Then you should seek immediate medical attention.
In response to reports by baffled Amtrak riders of news and movie streaming websites blocked on the rail line’s WiFi, Michael Morisy requested for a list of blacklisted websites. Surprisingly, included on that list among YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu was a social network for amateur hypnotists. What happened next will reaffirm your belief in the power of public records.