I've posted this on "Advocacy," but am posting it here as well, since there are so many New Yorkers in this forum.
Bikes, the Police, and You
Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
February 22, 2006 - 6:30 PM
The New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and FreeWheels are
pleased to announce a panel on the last 17 months of police repression of
Critical Mass in New York City. It will be all you ever wanted to know
about the practical and legal struggles faced by 'cyclists. Since the
Republican National Convention, over 315 people have been arrested for
riding their bicycles on Critical Mass. Over 80 people have tried to fight
their charges to trial, come hear how they've faired.
In January, the Honorable Judge Harris ruled New York City's parade
permitting scheme is unconstitutional, but found all the riders guilty of
disorderly conduct. The City is appealing the ruling. Come hear why the
ruling is important. Learn about the City and the riders' appeal.
Each month the NYPD does something new and inventive to arrest people for
riding their bikes. Come hear a month by month break down on policing
tactics and an overview of the disproportional response by our City to a
peaceful bicycle ride. Come learn about what's happening on our streets.
Hear about last weeks victory in the City v. Time's-Up!
Come learn about why all those police officers have video cameras. Find
out what a TARU is. No, it's not something on a bike tire. Hear from
attorneys who are suing the City over their surveillance tactics and
Moderator : Dave Rankin
Short Video Presentation
A few se ctions of CM footage
FREEWHEELS Critical Mass Update
Mark Taylor (FreeWheels)
Marty Stolar (President of the New York City Chapter of the National
Lawyers Guild) - Handschu Attorney
CRIMINAL CASE UPDATES
Gideon Oliver (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney for a huge number of
CIVIL CASE UPDATES
Rose Weber (National Lawyers Gui ld) - Noted police misconduct attorney and
counsel for many bicyclists.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON A BIKE
Emily Compton (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney with the NYC Mass Defense
Q + A
FreeWheels is in the midst of raising money to help fund the fight against
the City's Appeal of the parade law ruling. If you can help, please click
through to: http://www.bicycledefensefund.org/donate.html. Really, click
through and donate money, we need it!
For more information see: