[*BCM*] Atlanta Critical Mass - Police
Eric A. Stratton
estratton.apple at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 09:54:31 EDT 2008
Figured I'd share this with everyone. The Atlanta Police Department
appears to have taken an interest in Critical Mass there.
"After many months of peaceful coexistence, Atlanta police decided to
pursue and ticket the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. While other
cities have had much more confrontational episodes between police and
Critical Mass, Atlanta has usually been a very hospitable town for
this loosely organized pro-bicycle demonstration. After an article
about Critical Mass appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after
last month's ride, there was a sudden, visible shift in APD policy. A
phalanx of police was waiting for the riders at Centennial Olympic
Park and dogged them all the way through Midtown, Virginia-Highlands,
Little Five Points, and the Old Fourth Ward for an hour. While things
didn't get particularly ugly between police and the Mass this time,
the sudden interest of the law may mark the beginning of the end of a
long-standing friendly (and peaceful) coexistence."
More info at the links below, as well as video
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