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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Because all crime has been wiped out in Venice, LAPD motorcycle cop takes to blocking, harassing bicyclists. Fark: you'd think the LAPD would wise up to these camcorder things already   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 20
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2013-01-19 09:07:34 AM  
3 votes:
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© skating on the bike path to Harold Faltermeyer is a crime in this county
2013-01-19 09:56:27 AM  
2 votes:

Beerguy: serial_crusher: CalvinMorallis: Actually,. the way I read it, the biker DID, in fact, break the law, and the cop explained to him that, more or less, he probably wouldn't have been cited for it--for the law that he did break--if he hadn't been a dick. So, kind of like every traffic cop interaction ever, huh?

Officer: "the reason I'm giving you a ticket for unsafe speed is because you're arguing with me"
So, which law did he break?  was he speeding, because in that case shouldn't that have been the reason he was given the ticket?
Keep in mind this was after the cop already accused him of riding on the wrong side of the road, but for some reason decided not to make that what he was ticketing him about.

I'm the first to call out videos that don't show the whole story, but from the part we did see, that cop is at least a terrible communicator.

Don't forget that the guy was only driving on the wrong side because the Cop was blocking the guys direction to begin with.


Whenever a cop blocks the highway, I just jump on the opposite lane of traffic.
2013-01-19 09:38:51 AM  
2 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Deathfrogg: Felony arrests get them the promotions. Traffic citations do not.

I suggest you research the promotional system in the LAPD.

That being said, I'm sure the cop was assigned to patrol the bike path because of complaints and he was just trying to do what he was assigned to do. He stopped a violator and got an argument so he wrote an attitude ticket. I don't agree with attitude tickets so the cop was wrong in doing that, but I doubt this was as big a deal as it appears to be.


hey, do you cops have to wear weights to go swimming? must be hard when you walk on water all the time
2013-01-19 09:33:54 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-19 09:24:08 AM  
2 votes:
fark's he doin' in Italy?
2013-01-19 09:16:40 AM  
2 votes:
mmmmmmmm.....Gravey
2013-01-19 09:12:26 AM  
2 votes:
Cop-stache detected.
2013-01-19 02:13:44 PM  
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: Cop should have tazed his ass.
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That photo reminds me of the joy I felt at Pike's firing.

/schadenfreude...I haz it
2013-01-19 12:56:12 PM  
1 votes:

macadamnut: Slappajo: How is mouthing off to a cop (who was doing something completely unrelated to the bicyclist) as you go around him the "right" thing to do?

Saying "get out of the way, asshole" to some asshole who's in everybody's way is always the right thing to do.


I know right? Every time there's a traffic accident and the police have a lane of traffic blocked off and I have to merge into another lane, I always yell something at the cops.
2013-01-19 12:19:17 PM  
1 votes:
Unpossible! A cop abusing his power? Un-Fning-possible.
We all know pigs, er cops, never abuse their power.
Get a life moran!!1! I mean citizen!1!!!
2013-01-19 12:01:50 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-19 11:17:55 AM  
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: liam76: CalvinMorallis: Beerguy: 1. Block one direction of bike path.

2. Incense bicyclists who call you on it.

3.Ticket them because they are arguing with you.

4. City Profit!

Actually,. the way I read it, the biker DID, in fact, break the law, and the cop explained to him that, more or less, he probably wouldn't have been cited for it--for the law that he did break--if he hadn't been a dick. So, kind of like every traffic cop interaction ever, huh?

If that we're true why did the cop change his story as to what law was broken?


He was being a nice guy.

Crimals are the only citizens that do not trust the police.


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2013-01-19 10:05:27 AM  
1 votes:

RectalFury: Beerguy: serial_crusher: CalvinMorallis: Actually,. the way I read it, the biker DID, in fact, break the law, and the cop explained to him that, more or less, he probably wouldn't have been cited for it--for the law that he did break--if he hadn't been a dick. So, kind of like every traffic cop interaction ever, huh?

Officer: "the reason I'm giving you a ticket for unsafe speed is because you're arguing with me"
So, which law did he break?  was he speeding, because in that case shouldn't that have been the reason he was given the ticket?
Keep in mind this was after the cop already accused him of riding on the wrong side of the road, but for some reason decided not to make that what he was ticketing him about.

I'm the first to call out videos that don't show the whole story, but from the part we did see, that cop is at least a terrible communicator.

Don't forget that the guy was only driving on the wrong side because the Cop was blocking the guys direction to begin with.

Whenever a cop blocks the highway, I just jump on the opposite lane of traffic.


You are right, the guy should have just turned around and went back the other way. I am sure he didn't need to get back to his car or anything. Better yet, he should have just picked up the bike and walked onto the sand to get around the cop. Although, then he might have been cited for not using the bike path, so, I am not sure.
2013-01-19 09:27:14 AM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: Wait a minute, at what point does he start recording? If it's after he's been stopped by the officer, we're supposed to take his word that he didn't do anything wrong? Most police officers will give you a break if you're not a dick.


The ticket was cancelled so it sounds like it was the cop who was in the wrong. And just because someone's acting like a jerk doesn't mean they're breaking the law. Since when does wearing a badge means the cop is assumed to be in the right?

I hate this story because it makes me defend the bicyclist. I feel dirty over it.
2013-01-19 09:26:15 AM  
1 votes:

ZAZ: Welcome to equal treatment, two wheeled road-sharers.


Stop driving on bike paths.
2013-01-19 09:24:47 AM  
1 votes:
Here's my plan America.

So, we need stricter gun control. The gunsturbators need to feel like bad-asses.

Let's send a memo, all gun owners who wish to participate are allowed to "practice" on all these bike assholes - imagine them wearing red coats, coming for your liberty.
Once they're all gone, you need to turn in your gun.

It's a win-win.
2013-01-19 09:22:23 AM  
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Tat'dGreaser: Wait a minute, at what point does he start recording? If it's after he's been stopped by the officer, we're supposed to take his word that he didn't do anything wrong? Most police officers will give you a break if you're not a dick.

That doesn't apply to everyone, at all.


There are an awful lot of cops out there who will do practically anything to escalate a situation from a traffic citation into a felony. Felony arrests get them the promotions. Traffic citations do not.
2013-01-19 09:16:46 AM  
1 votes:
Wait a minute, at what point does he start recording? If it's after he's been stopped by the officer, we're supposed to take his word that he didn't do anything wrong? Most police officers will give you a break if you're not a dick.
2013-01-19 09:15:50 AM  
1 votes:
If everyone practiced open carry this would not have happened.
2013-01-19 09:12:23 AM  
1 votes:

JosephFinn: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, other people are breaking the law too, so you shouldn't ticket me! Waaaaaaaaaaaah, there are more serious crimes!

The dipshiat deserved his ticket for going out of his way to be a dick.


Waaaaaaaaah, you cannot ticket someone for NOT breaking the law, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
 
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