I hate to see anyone hurt.
I really hate to see someone hurt intentionally.
But I really, really hate to see someone who is supposed to protect the public, intentionally injure a person. So sad…
Check out this YouTube Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ) of a N.Y.C. police officer intentionally tackling a bicycle rider who was participating in a large group bicycle ride. What would motivate a cop to do this?
Read the great post from The Connected Lawyer blog below regarding the absolutely ridiculous explanation provided by the officer. Unbelievable! He has the gall to say the cyclist ran into him when it’s clear that he ran into the biker blasting the bicyclist to the ground. Thank God for the video or most folks would probably believe the lying officer…..
Thanks for reading,
via The Connected Lawyer by Bryan on 7/29/08
If you have not seen the video of the NYPD Office and the Critical Mass rider, (in which the bicyclist has been charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct) watch it below:
According to the New York Daily News, the police officer described the above incident as follows:
Pogan [the officer] said he saw Long weaving in and out of lanes and obstructing traffic before he ordered the cyclist to stop. The cop claimed Long deliberately drove his bike into him, sending both of them falling to the ground. Pogan claimed to have suffered cuts from the impact.
Given the prevalence of cameras in almost every handheld device as well as the ease at which a video such as this can be added to You Tube, we now live in a world in which we no longer have to wonder whose story to believe. We can watch the video and determine for ourselves who committed the crime in this instance.
Plus, I have a pretty good suspicion that this video will end up as excellent evidence in a 1983 action against the NYPD.