[*BCM*] MPLS biker tased, detained, framed, taken to trial--all based
eew at postmaster.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 08:30:58 EDT 2007
Two good points, however I think the best responce to have to any police officer is to reply "yes sir", and work from there. In this case had the cyclist suggested that the officer tell the airport people to put the sign in a more prominent position he could have got off the road, waited for the cop to drive off and then cycled home unharmed to then sue the police for enforcing inexistant laws from the comfort of his own home.
Facing up to motorists can be a good idea (as long as you have a clear avenue of escape) but is the wrong attitude with cops. Giving a cop attitude will not help in any subsequent legal case.
Not the way it should be, just the way it is.
>Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:17:56 -0700
>From: Jym Dyer <jym at econet.org>
>Subject: Re: [*BCM*] MPLS biker tased, detained, framed, taken to
> trial--all based on clea
>To: Boston CM <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
>Message-ID: <Jym.19Jun2007.46782bc6 at econet.org>
>> This comes to mind because, reading through the account, I
>> notice that Stephan describes his response as "calm but firm".
>> I feel that response is appropriate in some circumstances and
>> not others.
>=v= Perhaps, but this is not the most important issue here.
>Police enforcing nonexistent laws (in this case, banning
>a bicyclist from using a road) is inappropriate in ALL
>circumstances. Police using the taser as a torture device
>is inappropriate in ALL circumstances.
>=v= This is an encroaching police state violating our civil
>rights, not charm school.
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