A guy in NYC filmed himself getting a $50 ticket for not riding his bike in the bike lane. The cop doesn't even get out of the car in the rain, dodges all his questions, and refuses to acknowledge that SOMETIMES, in the ridiculously busy streets of NYC, the bike lane is not necessarily the safest place to be riding your bicycle. The video humorously shows all the ridiculous things obstructing some of the bike lanes, including a cop car.
Guy gets $50 ticket for riding a bike NOT in the bike lane. Then he makes a video of crashes into various obstructions. Funny. Wants a refund too. He did a nice job of using his video phone to record the interaction with the police.
The Fredericton Police issued a ticket to the activist and blogger Charles Leblanc on Tuesday for violating noise bylaws but the blogger told the police that he intended to keep on protesting. He was protesting a ticket he received for riding his bike on the sidewalk in Fredericton.
Man riding E-Bike is detained by what looks like the entire local police force. More and more extremely bored cops, that have evidently already solved all the local robberies and crimes, are called in for backup and arrive at the dangerous crime scene. Watch the hilarity ensue in this classic video from 2009.
A 17-year-old on a bike was chased by a police officer in a cruiser. When the boy refused to stop, the officer aimed his Taser out the driver's window and fired. The boy fell off the bike and the cruiser ran over him, killing him. A video, taken from the dashboard of another officer's car, recorded what happened in the minutes before the discovery: Three officers squatted next to Ard's car, looking under it at Victor. Ard unlocked the passenger side of his car and got something out. The object is light-colored and floppy, but isn't clearly visible.
Constable Andrew Vanderburgh was “harassed and berated” by fellow officers because on Nov. 28, 2009, he arrested and charged an off-duty police constable with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams, according to an internal police disciplinary ruling. Some officers also allegedly called Vanderburgh a “rat,” Justice Paul Reinhardt wrote in a pre-trial ruling.
With a quota driven system that forces cops to meet summonses and arrest numbers, I fear that unarmed motorist will be shot by inexperienced rookie cops that are trained to shoot first and ask questions later. These constant interactions between people and police are a recipe for disaster and will cause far more harm than good as nervous cops with guns converge on cars that approach this intersection after dark.