General Chat

Snooth User: Philip James

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

Replies

244
772
Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 30, 2008.

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

16
19
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.

244
772
Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.

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

800
288
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.

244
772
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...

2031
3202
Reply by Philip James, Jul 31, 2008.

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

244
772
Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.

Now if only there were screwcaps too...

244
772
Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 31, 2008.


800
288
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.

2031
3202
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!!!!


Back to Categories

Top Contributors This Month

2107457 Snooth User: xiguai134
2107457xiguai134
164 posts
2107452 Snooth User: lplpipo2
2107452lplpipo2
129 posts
2107450 Snooth User: sfggergwwr11outlookcom
2107450sfggergwwr11outlookcom
91 posts

Community Activity

Categories

View All




Snooth Media Network