here come the nut jobs

On Tuesday afternoon, a train engineer allegedly ran a locomotive through a barrier at the end of a track at the Port of Los Angeles in order to promote conspiracy theories about the presence of the hospital ship USNS Mercy. The Mercy is docked at the Port of LA’s cruise terminal to provide additional healthcare capacity for the region’s medical system during the COVID-19 crisis.

A California Highway Patrol officer who witnessed the incident told investigators that he saw the train hit “a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smash into a steel barrier, smash into a chain-link fence, slide through a parking lot, slide across another lot filled with gravel, and smash into a second chain-link fence.” Read on.