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    NYPD sentenced to pay up $98.000 to cyclist.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...-lawsuit-25591

    Wed 31 Mar 2010, 5:00 pm | "While I'm pleased with the monetary victory for myself and the other plaintiffs, there will be no real justice until the higher-ups in the NYPD are held accountable for their actions, and it is not just the low ranking officers who are punished," said plaintiff Richard Vazquez.

    The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) CCRB reopened the case when an audio of Sgt. Horohoe's previous statement regarding the incident did not correspond to recent footage of the incident found on a (You Tube Video).
    Sgt. Horohoe testified before the CCRB that Vazquez rode into him. However the YouTube video clearly shows Sgt. Horohoe pushing Vazquez off his bike.

    "This validates our concerns over the years that the NYPD is wrongfully harassing cyclists, especially cyclists that choose to ride in groups," Barbara Ross from Times Up said. "We believe cyclist group rides are constitutionally protected if all the rules of the road are being followed."

    More than that, Ross sees this case as a victory for cyclists rights.



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    Critical Mass is often Bad News(tm) for both sides. Not to excuse the cop - perjury is inexcusable - but 'Bikers Gone Wild' never generates public sympathy for cyclists. The non-cycling public is, at best, indifferent to CM's antics. Fining NYPD $98 was a slap in the cyclist's face.

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    there's a better video clip from another camera on you tube.

    $98K? seriously? worth the wait I say!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    $98K? seriously? worth the wait I say!
    Sorry I mis-read the amount. In the U.S., a decimal is used to separate dollars from cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *****3nin.vend3t View Post
    "This validates our concerns over the years that the NYPD is wrongfully harassing cyclists, especially cyclists that choose to ride in groups," Barbara Ross from Times Up said. "We believe cyclist group rides are constitutionally protected if all the rules of the road are being followed."
    Kinda looks like the guy was running a red light. Hard to tell with the camera jumping around.

    On the other hand, not cool to push someone down for running a red light either.
    Last edited by mmerner; 05-07-10 at 01:18 PM. Reason: missing words.
    question everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmerner View Post
    Kinda looks like the guy was running a red light. Hard to tell with the camera jumping around.

    On the other hand, not cool to push someone down for running a red light either.
    Even if a cyclist runs a light a cop has no right to push him off the bike. What the cop did was illegal and he knew it, and he was a lying SOB on top of that. I find it really hard to respect NYPD recently. NYPD is full of ******** that enjoy their powertrips: parking in bike and bus lines or corners of busy intersections, running red lights without emergency lights on, total disregard for public convenience and safety are seen daily on NYC streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamdz View Post
    even if a cyclist runs a light a cop has no right to push him off the bike. What the cop did was illegal and he knew it, and he was a lying sob on top of that. I find it really hard to respect nypd recently. Nypd is full of ******** that enjoy their powertrips: Parking in bike and bus lines or corners of busy intersections, running red lights without emergency lights on, total disregard for public convenience and safety are seen daily on nyc streets.
    amen!!!

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