[*BCM*] Cop attacks Boston Critical Mass cyclist in Central Square: Follow up...
ykurland at gmail.com
ykurland at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 16:54:05 EDT 2010
Attached is the police report.
I will update later tonight with the developments of yesterday and this morning. They're all good news.
I'm also planning to write the complaint against the officer tonight and submit it tomorrow. I'll email a draft to the list when I complete it.
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From: Galen Mook <gmmook at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 17:53:35
To: Yoni Kurland<ykurland at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [*BCM*] Cop attacks Boston Critical Mass cyclist in Central Square: Follow up...
I'm glad this will be an article -- though expect a ShitStorm of online comments from Globe readers. They will be aggressive and degrading and one-sided and probably extremely inflammatory so Seriously, don't take them too hard and keep in mind the solidarity of cycling in this city. We have created a "spontaneous" parade for bikes and I'd like to keep the beauty of what we do away from the trolling hands of nasty internet bloggers.
ha, that said this has also turned into a thread on BostonBiker.org so keep your eyes on the press.
as Nicole Freedman, the Boston bike-czar signs her emails; "keep smiling"
(this message was sent from a mobile Internet communication device, please pardon any typos)
On Aug 30, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Yoni Kurland <ykurland at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for your support in this matter. I wanted to send out this email simply to say that I am still here and reading all the responses.
> I spoke to Brian Ballou (sp?) at the Boston Globe for the story that should run tomorrow.
> As for further actions, they are somewhat up in the air, though I have no desire for a lawsuit against CPD, nor would I desire any involvement with the ACLU.
> In the past hour, I have received some conflicting information regarding the actions CPD plans to take, so I am currently awaiting clarification and completely panicking at the same time. I may send out an update when I know more, depending on the results of the clarification (sorry for the vagueness- don't want to spread any rumors).
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Danny Piccirillo <human at thesilentnumber.me> wrote:
> I spoke to the ACLU today and they were very professional. They
> assured me that 100% of information you provide them is kept
> completely confidential. The only people who would have the
> information is the person you speak to, and the attourney who reviews
> it. They seemed very interested, so if you decide to call them, i'm
> sure they can help you. They might even have know-how on getting the
> surveillance footage to make this case rock-solid.
> I hope you are not feeling guilty for not obeying the erradic
> officer's unwarranted order to stop. You said you knew in your heart
> that you didn't stop, but you should also know that he had no right to
> assault you either way and also no grounds to order you to stop. Here
> is a good quote: "The first issue--whether cyclists must obey the
> orders of law enforcement officers--was central to the "motion to
> dismiss" hearings for Tony and Ryan. As the Court held, if the cyclist
> hasn't broken a traffic law, then the cyclist can't be lawfully
> arrested, and the order to pull over is itself unlawful. Therefore, if
> the order is unlawful, the cyclist is not required to obey the order,
> and can't be arrested for failure to comply."
> - http://www.bicycling.com/news/advocacy/when-cop-says-stop
> I hope you are doing well, and that things haven't been overwhelming.
> -Yoni Kurland
> ykurland at gmail.com
> AIM: sinmosTaza
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