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Old 04-28-09, 11:35 AM   #1
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Video of police stopping cyclists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWF4x01MkzE&fmt=18

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Old 04-28-09, 11:51 AM   #2
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What's with the hugging?

And why do they let some cyclists pass helmetless but not others? Bizarre.
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So the cops were giving out helmets? I guess I don't see anything wrong with that myself. I think everyone should wear a helmet, but it doesn't look like that's required in whatever country the video was taken. Was that Italy?
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Old 04-28-09, 12:03 PM   #4
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I think it was Denmark. From my understanding they don't require cyclists to wear helmets but there was a campaign about awareness where they would give a hug and free helmet to those that weren't wearing one.
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That's awesome. I'd love for someone to give me a hug on my ride to work.
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Old 04-28-09, 01:25 PM   #6
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That is awesome i agree i'd be totally happy if someone did that. But they wouldnt, i wear a helmet. And they get free helmets?! Cool video.
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Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
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They were wearing helmets. He should have stopped them anyway haha
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Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
I'll bet it's because the women might feel threatened by a stranger, (even a policeman) giving them a hug.
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Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
Fear of a sexual harassment complaint, I suspect.
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FYI, there's already a thread for this vid.
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They were wearing helmets. He should have stopped them anyway haha
No they weren't.
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Old 04-28-09, 04:35 PM   #13
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Very nice gesture... but why didn't they give any women helmets??? And they only gave guys hugs! Women need hugs and helmets too!
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Women need hugs and helmets too!
Just not usually at the same time.
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Such a difference between policing over there and in America. Over there, the police are respectful when enforcing the law.

On the other hand, mandatory helmet laws are a surefire way to keep women off bikes. They care too much about their hair. Helmets make biking very unpractical for women.
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They need to do that over here. I'm too cheap to buy a helmet.
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What's with the hugging?
They're practicing Italians!

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Very nice gesture... but why didn't they give any women helmets??? And they only gave guys hugs! Women need hugs and helmets too!
There was one woman they gave a hug and helmet to. For some reason they passed on the first two.
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kinda cool
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Just not usually at the same time.
Some guys are pretty clumsy around a small-framed woman... So I'll take my hugs with a helmet on. Thank you very much.
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I liked the helmets.... how long will it take to ride there from FL?
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Someone should REALLY REALLY email this to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle!!!!!!!!
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Cops can be nice? Surely Denmark is a land of fairies and care bears?
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Well, I already got my helmet. Where's my hug!? ><


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