Tuesday, July 29, 2008

He was clearly in the way!

This is the first time I've ever heard of something called the Critical Mass bike ride, but apparently it is a monthly celebration of cyclists over car drivers and goes through major US cities.

It all sounds horribly irritating to me as a pedestrian. Clearly when it went through Times Square in New York on July 25th it upset another pedestrian too. Only problem looks to be the uniform he was wearing whilst he was walking.

The really good news is that he arrested the cyclist too.
Note: This post is laced with deliberate sarcasm

Update: The officer in question has had his badge taken away. Meanwhile the NY Post thinks there is more to the story than what the video appears to show.

9 comments:

Centaur said...
29 Jul 2008 13:12:00  

Been going on over here in some places for years. And yes, it is immensley irritating.
And I say that as a cyclist.

Anonymous said...
29 Jul 2008 13:21:00  

Can't blame him for hating cyclists (as I'm sure any right thinking car driver does) but it does appear that he had to take an extra step in order to push him off his bike.

Blue Eyes said...
29 Jul 2008 13:49:00  

They do bike rides in London too, although I haven't seen a poster for some time now. They are supposed to "raise awareness" for cycling as preferable over driving - not to annoy peds.

Andy said...
29 Jul 2008 13:57:00  

What a cunt that copper is. I hope his kids get run over by a car.

dizzy said...
29 Jul 2008 14:22:00  

oops forgot to link it. fixed

Pc gonemad said...
29 Jul 2008 15:38:00  

I'm a motorist (disabled child to cart around) and have no axe to grind with either cyclists, the fuzz or pedestrians (all do stupid things ...none have any monopoly in virtue in transporting themselves in the course of their human activities)

BUT m'lud...

the cyclist was trying to avoid NYPD guy, NYPD guy ran at the cyclist and shoulder-barged him off his bike!!??

That is just by any standards WRONG.

Funny though he was caught on camera.

Y'know we should have more cctv in this country.

Justice Dread said...
29 Jul 2008 15:49:00  

In a swift reversal of fortunes:

Cyclist brings down NYPD officer...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/nyregion/29critical.html?ref=nyregion

Conand said...
29 Jul 2008 16:52:00  

That is absolutely 'bitchin' as our american cousins say.
The cop should get a medal. Militant cyclists are some of the most nauseating individuals on our planet.

flake brain said...
29 Jul 2008 22:27:00  

Yeah... he's on steroids AND doughnuts!

Seriously though, as a person who NEVER drives, I can't stand the Critical Mass mob... I wouldn't be surprised if these two had "met" previously.


 

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