[dc-critmass-list] Fw: Critical Mass in NY gets the gavel.
armtherhythmic at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 17 20:49:20 EST 2010
Manhattan riders have dealt with some shit for a looooong time. Going there, I could see how rides have adjusted. They are pretty organized with watchers keeping an eye out for police traps at intersections and getting the mass to stop at intersections where it looks like police are waiting to pounce. Meet up points have been promoted before rides, so if the police really break up the gathering, there is a regrouping to look forward to. There area lot of cameras. Still in the hundreds, the Manhattan Critical Mass is a lesson on how many have endured through years of harassment. A lot of New Yorkers worked hard to keep it alive and fun through a loud and rude nypd presence. It's actually weird how many resources nypd dedicates to harrassing a monthly party on bikes.
From: "jonathan at dcsma.org" <jonathan at dcsma.org>
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Subject: Re: [dc-critmass-list] Critical Mass in NY gets the gavel.
As I understand it, one goal of Critical Mass is to raise issues related
to cycling. Police bias against cyclists is one such issue. This seems
to be getting a lot of discussion on-line right now, along with the usual
cyclist-motorist conflicts, which also will not be fixed without an ongoing
The NYC CMers who have kept riding through all the harassment have my thanks.
Quoting Mick Dillon <mdillon14 at gmail.com>:
> NYC cops have always harassed CM rides, this will only five the
> bastards more fuel for their hatred.
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Ben Kracke <bkracke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hope this ruling doesn't head down Hwy 95.
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