To the Editor:
We heard from our teacher about a very weird incident involving a peaceful group of bike riders and the "PoPos"! A Portland and Beaverton police officer impounded fifteen "Zoobomber" bikes that were locked on a bike rack at SW 10th and Oak Street, claiming that the bikes were an "obstruction." We always thought that bike racks were for bikes, but that's just us. We also learned that the police threatened the bikers with a taser just for asking why the bikes were being taken. We've always been told that we live in a democracy, but this doesn't sound very democratic.
This incident was only reported on a website that not many people read (Indymedia), so not many people know this happened. But we think it's important that everyone knows about this.
Mr. Baroff's 6th grade Social Studies Class
ACCESS Program at Sabin School, Portland