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Old 02-16-06, 10:20 AM   #1
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NYC Vs. Critical Mass

Judge: Bike rides are not parades....


http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/artic...tory/1165.html
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Old 02-16-06, 10:24 AM   #2
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Now what are the odds that this will actually stop the city from cracking down on Critical Mass?
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Old 02-16-06, 10:32 AM   #3
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None, the City of New York will continue to harrass, intimidate and destroy the personal property of individuals exercising their first amendment rights and right to free assembly.

This Judge has clearly stated that the city's injunction is without merit, but in typical Bloomberg-ian fashion city hall will ignore the ruling.
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Old 02-16-06, 10:34 AM   #4
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Wah, Wah...If the judge is serious he'll force the city to comply...either way critical mass is bad for bikes...and this should probably be in the advocacy forum.
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NY Times article
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Bikeblog. They'll probably have a report back from the Times Up press conference that started half an hour ago.

Here's a PDF of the judge's actual ruling



As much as I'd like to think this is a victory, there've been plenty of victories. Every time this stuff goes to court, the judge says "City, you're an idiot. Stop harassing the bikers. I have deemed it illegal. And retarted" (paraphrased). But the city still does it.
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have any of the arrested riders or people who have had their bikes taken sued the city?
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I know a lot of people are taking legal action,
A friend of a friend is handling some of the critical mass lawsuits…I haven’t seen him in a while so I’m not sure if any progress was made.
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there's supposedly a suit in the works. my girlfriend still has her greasy, filthy, toxic clothes and shoes from pier 57 in a bag in case she or someone else involved in the case needs to get that stuff tested...
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im sure that city will simply arrest and harrass us for other charges other then the parading without a permit bs
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there's supposedly a suit in the works. my girlfriend still has her greasy, filthy, toxic clothes and shoes from pier 57 in a bag in case she or someone else involved in the case needs to get that stuff tested...
double-bag that ****! that toxic nonsense was vile! us streetmedics treated gross rashes, infections, and more ****ing nasty than i care to remember!
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im sure that city will simply arrest and harrass us for other charges other then the parading without a permit bs
discon and whatever cycle-specific nonsense they can come up with. they'll continue to arrest us for violations that they'd just ticket anyone else for.
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Not yet. It was stalled due to the imediate nature of the Time's Up suit. If the city's appeal fails, then the lawyers representing the four in Time's Up are going to move on to our case about bikes taken in March 05. I know, I am one of those people involved in that case.
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