I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this. Most cops I’ve seen already treat cyclists like a second class citizens, but at least this cop, after he hit a 61 year old cyclist with his car, gave him a tissues for a broken nose. No police report, no ambulance call, not even a lift to the hospital…By the way, this cop was going in a wrong direction on a wrong side of the street?
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Ok, I’m not going to trash Obama or blame him for this type of stupidity, I did vote for him. But what the heck:
Citing security concerns that bikes might be secret pipe bombs, NYPD clipped locks on hundreds of bikes along Houston street in preparation for president Obama speech. No notices were given and no information was given to the crowd on what would happen to those bikes. I’m starting to think NYPD hates bike riders. Was there maybe a better way of approaching this “security” problem?
According to a report in the New York Times, a trial is now underway for a NYC police officer who body-checked a cyclist during critical mass in July of 2008.
Patrick Pogan, 24, who has since resigned from the NYPD, stands charged with assault and falsifying documents, after allegedly body-checking a cyclist during critical mass, then signing and submitting a false report of the incident. A video of the assault, which is shown after the break, surfaced after a tourist uploaded it to YouTube, and it became clear that what Mr. Pogan had written in his report of the incident was a far cry from what actually happened. After an investigation into the matter, the district attorney dropped charges against the cyclist and brought assault charges against Pogan, who had been on the force just 11 days at the time of the incident. He was assigned to desk duty and resigned shortly thereafter.
Krillz and Stoned Tone are throwing what looks to be one of the best alleycats of the summer. It’s a two part race, with stops in Shaolin, the Brooklyn Zoo, and Manhattan – all specific to Wu-Tang and their history. Enter the thirty-six chambers and get a chance to win a set of Hold Fast straps, and plenty of other goodies.