I was reading this thread
Plain clothes bike cop + Moto to curb road rage
And felt its absolutely ridiculous to expect assistance from police. I also do not feel I want any more police around than necessary in the places I frequent. Also, frankly, they make me nervous, as a cyclist and as someone who has had negative personal experiences with police (unwarranted), and watched complete inactivity when cyclists around me were actually in need of assistance and law enforcement.
So I want to hear opinions from other cyclists. Would you encourage slightly more direct action against drivers who create blatantly/purposefully dangerous situations? I think a broken window, a dent in the door, or a missing mirror would probably teach them a lesson. A U-lock is a pretty solid instrument, I feel.
This isnt necessary advocating the tactic, but it does pose an interesting opportunity to enforce the law without getting tied up in red tape, witnesses, and unconcerned law enforcement.
Also, hi Adam. Thanks for telling me about the boards.