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Old 01-15-09, 08:00 PM   #1
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"teach them a lesson"

A Brentwood physician who allegedly injured two cyclists last summer by slamming on his car brakes in front of them on Mandeville Canyon Road pleaded not guilty today.

A repeat offender, folks.
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Old 01-15-09, 08:03 PM   #2
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"Thompson, 59, allegedly told police during the July 4 incident that he stopped his red Infinity sedan in front of the cyclists to “teach them a lesson.”

Hope he gets extra time for being a moron too.
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An excerpt from the first comment below the article: "My sympathies are with the doctor..."

What the f***?
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Old 01-15-09, 08:29 PM   #4
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Slamming your brakes and injuring another person isnt teaching them a lesson. Thats Assault with a deadly weapon.

Teaching them a lesson is sneaking up behind the ******* with a little bell who almost ran you off the road 5 minutes earlier and hitting your air horn.
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Old 01-15-09, 08:30 PM   #5
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It would be an honor to shoot ignorant people like this.
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Old 01-15-09, 08:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to Los Angeles...*sigh*
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Old 01-15-09, 08:32 PM   #7
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Just Once?
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Old 01-15-09, 08:47 PM   #8
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What happened to "do no harm"?????? This idiot deserves not only a jail term but to lose his medical license forever. This guy's a felon, plain and simple.
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Let's get 'im.
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No, no, no.

Death by:

a) Belt sander

b) Soldering iron

c) Flaying

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What happened to "do no harm"?????? This idiot deserves not only a jail term but to lose his medical license forever. This guy's a felon, plain and simple.
I was about to say...I thought this was against the Hippocratic Oath
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I was about to say...I thought this was against the Hippocratic Oath
only during billable hours
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**** I remember when this happened, glad to see it's getting some publicity, welcome to my local roads :/
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Sure, out of a cannon, 20 feet in front of a brick wall. With spikes on it.

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Where's the "d) All of the above" option?

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I'll enjoy the comfort of my trainer more now, I think.

There was an old lady in my county that ran over 3 riders, a few years ago, and then backed up and ran them over again. She said she wanted to teach them a lesson too.
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When drivers are bitter they're fat they take it out on cyclists...I mean when cyclists are bitter they're fat all they do is buy Ergo 2s and Cervelos, phsss and we're the ones being vilified.
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+1...street justice.
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No, no, no.

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Nope, all three, no choice
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"Thompson, 59, allegedly told police during the July 4 incident that he stopped his red Infinity sedan in front of the cyclists to “teach them a lesson.”
I believe it was also reported that he didn't offer any medical assistance to the injured riders.
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Somebody should teach him a lesson in "pound you in the ass" federal prison.
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I have an uncle whom I love very much even tho he calls me a two wheeled organ donar who thinks I should ride my bike on the sidewalk. Amazes me how many people believe cyclist have no rights not just to the road but life.
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We need billboards all over the country that say:

HIT A CYCLIST, GO TO JAIL.
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I used to ride Mandeville once or twice a week. When this happened it was the straw that broke the camel's back. Far too many people I know or have ridden with up that road have had altercations with motorists who don't understand that they don't need to do 50MPH on a curvy residential road with absolutely no shoulder and littered with blind driveways.

Damn shame, cuz it is a great road and a great moderate 5 mile climb...
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No, no, no.

Death by:

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b) Soldering iron

c) Flaying

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If I had to chose, it would be belt sander, closest to road rash those two guys got. But all of the above would be the appropriate option.

This is older news but it's awesome that it's getting more publicity.

I've been up Mandeville Canyon plenty of times and it's probably one of my favorite areas to go up riding. Correct me if I'm wrong this guy is out on bail, my guess back in his house on that road. Scares the crap out of me when I go up there wondering if I'm going to be this guy's next victim.

The scarier part is I almost went on that ride. July 4th holiday ride. I probably wouldn't have seen anything though. Those two guys would have dropped me in a heart beat. As for those in the area, does anyone know when the next court date is supposed to be held? I'll definitely try and make it.
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the scarry thing is all the moronic replys that agree with the ass hat dr. there are some frightening people out there. its funny they call us pretentious because we wear spandex. and then they go put on their eyesore golf attire. wtf!!! we are arrogant because we excersize our right to ride our bikes on their streets. man talk about self inflating ego's!
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