Politics, open government, and safe streets. And the constant incursion of cycling.

Another Point In Favor of Helmets

You never know when a cop is going to assault you:


Background here, where you can learn nifty little things like:

A representative for TIMES UP! tells us that the cyclist in this video was arrested, held for 26 hours, and charged with attempted assault and resisting arrest.

Update: NYT covers the story.


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  1. Amit

    craziness! just last week a very good friend of mine was hit on his bike in Northeast DC and ended up in the emergency room. the police never took a statement from him because of his injuries but ended up giving him the ticket regardless.

  2. MB

    Amit, if he feels like the ticket was undeserved (which I imagine it probably was) tell him to get in contact with WABA. They won’t play lawyer for him, but they can help him figure out how to cut the bullshit.

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