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Why you need to wear a helmet while cycling in NYC

Posted by Philip James, Jul 30, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ

A really poor move by that officer and some bad publicity for NYPD

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 30, 2008.

Nice cross check. Maybe the Rangers can use him next season?

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Reply by SusieJ, Jul 30, 2008.

Woah, that looked completely unprovoked; the cop just stepped up to him and pushed him off the bike! One offficer was stripped of his badge, the other is on desk duty: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933...

As a bike commuter, I'm all for taking the lane, but as a pedestrian, driver and bike commuter, I've often wished for a super power something like "cause flat to cyclists that run red lights/bike on the sidewalk/bike the wrong way/cut in front of cars." Critical Mass is rather known for blocking traffic for up to half an hour by running red lights.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.

Is it any surprise that the cop played football in school?

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Jul 31, 2008.

What exactly was the biker doing wrong? If the cops were in the middle of an intersection, there may be an excuse.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.

Nothing that you can see from the video. However, maybe he was corking (blocking traffic so the pack of bikes could run a red light) off camera to the right.

That still doesn't justify knocking him over and then filing a false police report saying that the biker steered into the officer, knocking him over.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archiv...

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Reply by Philip James, Jul 31, 2008.

"corking"? thats really the term? How convenient...

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.

Now if only there were screwcaps too...

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.


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Reply by Chris Carpita, Aug 4, 2008.

Those corkers are all a bunch of screwcaps. Rather than go through the controversy, they should issue permits to tackle corkers, so Mr. 325lb. Butcher from Queens could keep our streets clear.

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 11, 2008.

The NY Times has a great article on the rising frustrations between cyclists and motorists:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/f...

Bikewars!!!!


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