Guest, it's not that you're wrong, because you aren't wrong. You're just rude and seem to have the personality of a bully. It's true that clueless yuppies have no business trainhopping. It's also true that people who have no respect for others encourage everyone around them to want to pull their plug. Do hardasses exist on the rails? Of course they do. They bleed red just like everybody else, and their bad attitude just makes everybody else want to hurt them.
If if you decide to catch out, learn what you're doing before you go. Keep your eyes open, don't trust strangers, don't be naive, and be prepared to defend yourself. But everybody you meet is not going to be the Railroad Killer Boogeyman. On the other hand, there are plenty of jackasses out there who imagine that they can rob, steal and rip off other trainhoppers without any negative consequences. "Wrong."
What allows yeggs to take advantage of others is the presence of the police. Honest people are reluctant to give the scumbags what they deserve because they are afraid of going to jail. But out on the rails, guess what? "The cops ain't around." So the bad guys don't get the protection of the Law, because the Law is not there. If you behave like a prick, you get treated like a prick. If you behave like a mark, you get treated like a mark. If you have never been in a serious fistfight, you probably will not do well on the rails. LEARN HOW TO FIGHT, and I don't mean in one of those BS liberal how-to-defend-yourself-against-a-mugger classes. I mean how to really fight. Just knowing how to defend yourself will usually be enough to make having to do so unlikely, but the best of all possible self-defense tactics is to avoid situations where you are likely to be at risk. If you are forced to defend yourself, "fight to win." There is no such thing as a fair fight, so don't expect any mercy, and don't give any, either. The last fight I got into, I knocked the guy down, and then beat him like a drum while he was on the ground. He did something that really pissed me off, he had an arrogant, entitled attitude, and it got him his ass kicked. I used my fists, but if I had had a stick or a bottle or whatever, I would have used that. All anyone has to do to avoid me beating the crap out of him is leave me alone. I don't harm anybody else, I don't steal, I don't rob anybody, but if somebody starts any shit with me, they are going to get what they asked for. Bullies, creeps and predators are constantly hunting for people that are vulnerable. Don't be vulnerable. "Let those who desire Peace prepare for War."