so tonight was another typical critical mass in milwaukee. we do our thing get a little way and then get busted. but the strange twist on this ride has me baffled. today we decided not to go onto the streets(if you dont go on the streets, how can you break traffic laws and get ticketed for them, right?) so we decided to take to the bike path. there were only about 30 riders so it wasnt anything big, and when oncoming traaffic came we moved over and gave them room to pass. heres where the funny/weird part comes into play. we were followed onto the bike path by the police, not on bikes mind you, but in their cars. bike path =bikes and peds right, at least thats what the prohibition signs say. we go about 2 or 3 miles on the bike path to the lake and end up out by the art museum. at this point in the path it becomes a big open field/ park. lights and sirens start blarring, and coming down a grassy knoll at about 30+ mph a cop in an SUV charges the bike path skids to a stop inches shy of the front three people. we are automatically told to get off our bikes and take out our ids. they start handcuffing people. 8 people, myself included, end up in the back of a paddy wagon. i and one other person are let go from the police custody, rest are sent to ditrict 5 for booking. only thing we were ticketed for was biking without a licence. (granted stupid for us to not have them) but if they stop us, why dont they stop anyone else.
what do you all think of this. any questions or suggestions