PensFanInDC wrote:I'm sick of hearing from all these people defending the bikers by saying that (during the initial stop, not the final one that resulted in the drivers beating) they were just trying to get the guy to stop and wait for the police since he had hit someone. I'm sorry but not only did the crotch rocket astronauts break numerous laws by messing with other vehicles on the road, they were boxing this guy in and hitting the brakes. It failed. You got hit. Then you proceed to surround a vehicle that contained a FAMILY and I'm supposed to believe the words they used were, "Excuse me kind sir. Would you please wait here whilst we contact the authorities to take care of this in a quick and lawful fashion?" Give me a break.
I also heard from a friend of the guy who had the camera on his helmet this morning. He not only thinks that the driver of the SUV got what he deserved (a beating in front of his family and a mob of people trying to break into the car that held said family) but that the battery in the camera went dead just before the beating took place. Yeahhhhh, like I'm supposed to believe that.
Shyster wrote:Liveleak has posted a bunch more videos from the guy who recorded the alternation (which the poster has since removed): http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3cd_1380579664
The videos have to total close to an hour, and it's like a video catalog of traffic violations. I see:
- Running red lights
- Turning without signaling
- Illegal lane splitting
- Driving on the shoulder
- Driving on sidewalks and in bicycle lanes
- Cutting off other cars
- Unlicensed motorcycles (or otherwise without license plates)
- Non-street-legal vehicles (since when can you drive ATVs on the highway?)
- Blocking traffic
- Reckless driving (wheelies, etc.)
- Driving in oncoming lanes (even splitting oncoming traffic!)
It's amazing there was only one incident out of all of that. I would also bet that with all of the lane splitting and cutting off cars, a lot of people got dings, dents, scratches, etc. from those riders, which we never heard of.
And it's the SUV drivers fault according to the mom and he is getting off because he is rich.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:ExPatriatePen wrote:Yes
what is the vibe in NYC?
newarenanow wrote:ExPatriatePen wrote: I thank god that the couple in the SUV weren't white.
I know that sounds bad, but this would have quickly become a huge racial thing, and may still.
I actually agree with this.
PensHckyFan79 wrote:I'm surprised the cops did not respond faster. As soon as he peeled out from the gang he should have been dialing 911 and getting cops to come to him or meet him somewhere.
pecky wrote:I'm surprised the cops did not respond faster. As soon as he peeled out from the gang he should have been dialing 911 and getting cops to come to him or meet him somewhere.