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Old 02-22-06, 10:50 AM   #1
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TODAY (2/22): Bikes, the Police, and You - 6:30 Cardozo Law School

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
Room 206
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
unconstitutional arrests.

Moderator : Dave Rankin
Short Video Presentation
A few se ctions of CM footage

FREEWHEELS Critical Mass Update
Mark Taylor (FreeWheels)
HANDSCHU UPDATE
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
arrested bicyclists.

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
Committee
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:
www.bicycledefensefund.org
www.nlgnyc.org
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Old 02-22-06, 10:56 AM   #2
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wish i could make it out for this. sounds awesome. i hope it's well attended
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Old 02-22-06, 10:58 AM   #3
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will transcripts or recordings be available?
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i've thought of doing something like this for Mass and didn't know it was available in NY... got me thinking now. the president of the NLG is actually a prof at my law school so i'm sure he'd be able to help out. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 02-22-06, 11:29 AM   #5
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I'll be there. So should you.
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Hahah, I'm the AV guy there. I have to work another event during this one.

I can probably record it though if there is really interest?
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please record this....I'm not in NYC, but have been following the CM arrests and I'm interested in seeing what this is all about.
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I'll see what I can do. Can't promise anything. Video may be out since I have to work another event but I could definitely get it on audio and put up an mp3.

I'll have to get the participants to sign off on it though (since this is a law school and all).
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Headed out now. NYers should swing by. It's not the most exciting thing happening this week (CM+partaaayyy on Friday!!!), but it's always good to be on the up and up when it comes to bikes and the law.
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will transcripts or recordings be available?
+1 we've got a criticalmass here in RVA this friday (meet at 4pm in monroe park...ride starts at 5) and it's the first one in two years... the last one apparently ended with police officers pepper spraying entire intersections as cyclists rode through. soo it should be interesting
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Hahah, I'm the AV guy there. I have to work another event during this one.

I can probably record it though if there is really interest?

DO IT!
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so unfortunately i wasn't able to make it, but i'd love to hear the audio if it was actually recorded. I can also donate some bandwith for a day or two to host the audio files if needed.
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Drop me an email if someone has audio of the meeting hosted. I toss it up on the velospace tracker.

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+1 we've got a criticalmass here in RVA this friday (meet at 4pm in monroe park...ride starts at 5) and it's the first one in two years... the last one apparently ended with police officers pepper spraying entire intersections as cyclists rode through. soo it should be interesting
a friend of mine got arrested at that ride
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Please give us your synopsis of what was said. We're all interested.
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Simply awesome. Who knew that Lawyers could be so entertaining?
I just got back so I'm gonna settle in before I try to summarize the huge amount of information put out tonight.







oh, and the free food and booze was eeeeeeexxxxccelllent.
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I didn't get to record it, but at least one person audio taped it and another couple video taped it. I guess you could probably talk to those involved and find out who that was videoing it and request a copy/transcript from them.

And that free food and booze were for the concurrent IP conference that was going on downstairs. The mix of them with all the bike punx was pretty funny.

I sat through most of it, and in short it was a recap of the ongoing CM problems, info on the suits concerning the CM arrests and the constitutionality of 'parading without a permit', more specific information on what Free Wheels itself is doing, a broader scope picture on civil rights lawsuits and the long running fight about what the city can and can not do with regards to politcal and activist groups and some specifics about what you should and should not do if and when arrested.
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Simply awesome. Who knew that Lawyers could be so entertaining? .

yeah, everybody hates lawyers until you need one
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