Friday, April 28th @ 6:30pm
Two bicyclists allegidly were involved in a moving violation at the corner of Stark and SW Broadway. According to Officer Christen, two bikers turned South on to Broadway Ave. from Stark St. without performing a complete stop. They were told to pull over (although some might say yelled at).
Reports at this point are very mixed. According to Christen the two bikers who allegidly ran the light and two other bikers in the area were being arrested for resisting arrest or interfearing with the officers. Most bikers who were on the scene agreeded that, "This shit is fucked."
One biker named Pinga took the opportunity to publicly demonish the cops.
"Shame on you! Each and every one of you! Shame! Shame! Shame!"
When asked by the cops to stop he responded in kind, "I am not going to stop! This is America! We are free to behave and express ourselves, and you should be ashamed of yourselves!"
When the ride continued just a couple blocks later Pinga found himself being pulled over. "They charged me with being in the street. Where am I supped to be?" The ticketing officer said that it is against the law to be standing in the street.
Apparently Pinga had stepped off his bicycle at a red light to talk to some people behind him. The light went green and he proceeded accross the intersection.
"The light was red. You are ticketing me for blocking traffic or something? What?!?"
I told the officer this was selective enforcement, that they were targeting Pinga for using his 1st Amendment rights and that their choice to enforce this law at this moment was highly suspicious.
he officer agreeded that he did not feel the biker was a threat to himself or anyone else, and that yes there were people who were breaking laws presently on the Interstate that very likely could end up in injury or even death. The officers committed themselves to enforcing those laws later Friday night.
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