01
Aug
08

Man gets knocked off bike – ouch :o(

Man gets knocked off bike – discuss ?

Peter :o)


16 Responses to “Man gets knocked off bike – ouch :o(”


  1. 1 Asad_Babyl
    August 1, 2008 at 17:03

    hahaha sucks to be that guy!

    If you illegaly interfere with road movement, disrpupting public order and aggravating traffic problems, then expect to be dealt with the same degree of contempt with which you treated the public upon deciding to participate in these bike rides.

  2. 2 nelsoni
    August 1, 2008 at 17:07

    What was he thinking?

  3. 3 Julie P
    August 1, 2008 at 17:43

    Everyone thinks they own the road.

  4. 4 steve b - uk
    August 1, 2008 at 19:11

    what is this post all about then?

  5. 5 Nick in USA
    August 1, 2008 at 21:27

    This comes as no surprise to me, since I’m from Chicago. I’ve seen police do so many unjustified things there and nothing is ever done about it. I’ve filed a number of formal complaints because I’ve seen a friend choked by a police officer for no reason. I have a list of stories that goes on and on. I’ve also seen a policeman trying to push a bicyclist out into the intersection with his police cruiser and laughing about it. One of my friends was celebrating mardi gras in New Orleans and he and another friend ended up getting beaten with a nightstick for about 15 minutes after they tried to return to a club through the exit door. He is now a lawyer. The police in these big cities are glorified mafia. I’m sure we’re all familiar with this little piece of news from March:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,260288,00.html

    The video is on youtube if you’d like to see it. These guys are meatheads. They just beat up a female bartender because she wouldn’t serve them. Not the people I want protecting my family. They continue to recruit this personality type. We need fewer, more well educated, and higher paid officers out there.

  6. 6 Jack Hughes
    August 1, 2008 at 21:43

    I am a regular cyclist and the biggest problem for me is cars and vans driven by dopey unaware drivers, who maybe see you but don’t recognise you as a road user, or badly underestimate your speed, or maybe subconsciously see you as a child at the side of the road.

    A second, but smaller, group is other drivers who are antagonistic – they clearly see you but just drive on across your path anyway like the school bully.

    A lot of these cycling protesters are going to inflame these second groupers and reinforce their attitudes. Ditto for cyclists who run red lights or make illegal moves on and off the pavement.

  7. 7 Dennis
    August 1, 2008 at 23:53

    I am hopeful that the cyclist is ok….and i hope that police officer is found guilty because he is should be accused of assaulting that cyclist.

    Dennis
    Syracuse, New York

  8. 8 ZK
    August 2, 2008 at 01:16

    I agree with Dennis. That is an assault which could have badly injured the cyclist. The officer should be suspended fully (I heard he’s ben ‘reassigned’ to desk duty) and charged.

  9. 9 Asad Babyl
    August 2, 2008 at 02:37

    @Jack Hughes

    “I am a regular cyclist and the biggest problem for me is cars and vans driven by dopey unaware drivers…”

    What about dopey cyclists who are always out in the middle of the road riding at 7 mph?

    If you do not have a motor, use a sidewalk. And if you don’t want to use a sidewalk and interfere with traffic, don’t whine and complain when someone in a hurry accidentaly injures you.

  10. 10 Jack Hughes
    August 2, 2008 at 11:17

    @Asad Babyl

    It’s against the law to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk.

    “…don’t whine and complain when someone in a hurry accidentaly injures you.

    Says more about you than it says about the story here.

  11. August 2, 2008 at 16:19

    That officer needs to be charged with assault, plain and simple. Though I doubt the officer will receive any such charges. Did he not know there were people filming or something? What an idiot!

  12. 12 Dennis
    August 3, 2008 at 22:26

    As always in New York City Police Department, and the courts there…
    This officer, will be charged and the jury will NOT convict him, because
    of reasons that are unknown…

    Probably, because the police officer, is a protective force of the
    society!

    Dennis
    Syracuse, New York
    USA

  13. 13 Pangolin-California
    August 3, 2008 at 23:42

    The police in the US largely function as just another gang with special exemption from the courts for all their actions. The one thing police officers hate to see most is a video camera in the hands of citizens or, god forbid, be required to wear head-cams themselves and be held accountable. They hate to death the cameras that get put in their cars.

    Just try and get a policeman to show up and investigate bicycle theft, burglary or car theft in the US and you will find out that they are not there to help the average citizen.

    If you are a policeman or know a policeman and wonder why your buddy was shot at random by some pissed off citizen watch this video again and again until you get it. When one of you does this many of us will see ALL of you that way.

  14. 14 Gretchen Eldrich
    August 5, 2008 at 14:44

    The bike in the video is clearly swerving to the curb to avoid him, either the cop thought he was going to be hit and started running forward, which only made the situation worse, or the cop actually ran forward 3 steps so he could knock over the bike on purpose.

    I live in the US and the recent history of policing here leads me to think the latter. If he had continued slowly walking or stood in one place, clearly the bike had no intention of ramming the cop. Also it looks like the bike had already changed course to avoid, before the cop decided to start running forward, so the cop’s argument that “it looked like the bike was going to ram me/biker was trying to ram me” doesn’t hold water.

    Search YouTube and you can see cops in many cities kicking the crap out of Critical Mass riders.

  15. August 20, 2008 at 06:22

    The cop was completely in the wrong. There was no previous contact or provoking by the cyclist. It’s a classic case of a poor officer making an even poorer decision to boost his bravado.

    @ Asad Babyl

    You’ve got to be F)*&king kidding me. There is probably a multitude of resons why you should not be part of society. You posted the biggest douchebag response I have EVER read. I don’t even feel sorry for how misinformed your life must be.

  16. August 23, 2008 at 02:10

    i reckon the police officer should be banned from driving for 3 years charged for assult put away for 5 months and 100 hours of community service

    lewis hampshire united kingdom


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