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(ABC7 New York)   Bad news if you were hoping to retrieve your confiscated illegal dirt bike from NYC. Good news if you wanted a replica of Clark Griswold's trade-in   (abc7ny.com) divider line
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2021-09-16 11:34:51 PM  
Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.
 
2021-09-16 11:36:30 PM  
Boy thats sad. On a busy weekend around here thrre are dirt bikers everywhere, not so much now cause the forest is closed til the 22nd.
 
2021-09-16 11:46:22 PM  
Those guys from Creed are going to be so bummed.
 
2021-09-16 11:55:02 PM  
What if it's an insured, registered, out-of-state vehicle? I've seen some dirt bikes and side by sides around town with license plates.
 
2021-09-17 12:03:01 AM  
That's kind of a dick move. Just impound them, then auction them off outside the city if no one comes to claim it.
 
2021-09-17 12:07:01 AM  
So the pro-tip here is apparently to do it on a bigger bike.
 
2021-09-17 12:27:41 AM  
They call them dirt bikes because they are not street legal to ride anywhere. No registrations, no insurance.
 
2021-09-17 12:32:08 AM  
How are you supposed to catch those guys? They just zip through traffic, run red lights and boom they're gone at the first sign of the cops. Not seeing how the dirt bikers are easily stopped.
 
2021-09-17 12:35:54 AM  
"A lot of the bikes are stolen, but even if you can prove ownership, it's illegal to ride a dirt bike in New York City."

To ride perhaps, but surely it's not illegal to own one. Tons of people own dirt bikes and ATVs that don't drive them down the street.
 
2021-09-17 12:35:57 AM  
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The L.A. PD thinks this is a progressive policy
 
2021-09-17 1:01:47 AM  
I see people doing stupid shiat like this and it makes me hope for world wide destruction. Famine, Plagues, Wars.

Both parties are being dumbasses. Bike riders and bikes being crushed. There's no winner here.

I'm actually looking forward to the destruction of this civilization.
 
2021-09-17 1:03:07 AM  
1.  Those were not "large" bulldozers.  Medium to smallish.

2.  A number of the bikes getting crushed were street bikes, not dirt.  I have to assume that re-titling a seized bike is a nightmare in New York State.
 
2021-09-17 1:16:51 AM  
Yeah, this is stupid.  Why not auction these?  Just a publicity stunt by the police.  Pointless.
 
2021-09-17 1:42:08 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "A lot of the bikes are stolen, but even if you can prove ownership, it's illegal to ride a dirt bike in New York City."

To ride perhaps, but surely it's not illegal to own one. Tons of people own dirt bikes and ATVs that don't drive them down the street.


"Finders keepers." - Bastard Cops
 
2021-09-17 2:10:03 AM  
In some police warehouse in NYC:
Hey Joe, this is the pile of broken bikes right?
Quit biatchin', I got a bike for your boy and nephew right over there. What, you think you're the only one around here.

Seriously, don't police have serious work like getting rid of cigarette dealers and shooting people locked out of their apartment to take care of?
 
2021-09-17 2:54:29 AM  

wax_on: How are you supposed to catch those guys? They just zip through traffic, run red lights and boom they're gone at the first sign of the cops. Not seeing how the dirt bikers are easily stopped.


Half of the people on them crash them. Once spring hit in Chicago, they're everywhere, by September  all of them been crashed.
 
2021-09-17 3:34:19 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: What if it's an insured, registered, out-of-state vehicle? I've seen some dirt bikes and side by sides around town with license plates.


Yeah if you have mirrors and signals and a stand I'm sure you can insure one here.
 
2021-09-17 4:49:09 AM  

MythDragon: Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.


That's right. They are wasting so much money. If you auction them off then there is money to help the poor or fix things in the city. I guess that just makes sense and we all know thanks t the government deplores making sense.
 
2021-09-17 6:23:23 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: What if it's an insured, registered, out-of-state vehicle? I've seen some dirt bikes and side by sides around town with license plates.


Then it's a road legal motorcycle and this does not apply. It would be no different than owning a dual sport.
 
2021-09-17 6:47:45 AM  
I almost crushed a couple of them a few weeks ago . They seemed quite surprised that I was not going to stop or slow down for their " show " .  Anyways Friday is here .  Seriously keep your kids at home tonight . It would be a real $hame if your  " good boy " was in a street dirt bike accident tonight .
 
2021-09-17 6:59:30 AM  

azxj: Yeah, this is stupid.  Why not auction these?  Just a publicity stunt by the police.  Pointless.


Do you feel the same way about confiscated firearms?

They will just become another cheap link in the chain of assholes. Limit the supply.
 
2021-09-17 7:02:30 AM  

TheYeti: azxj: Yeah, this is stupid.  Why not auction these?  Just a publicity stunt by the police.  Pointless.

Do you feel the same way about confiscated firearms?

They will just become another cheap link in the chain of assholes. Limit the supply.


False equivalence.

Firearms are made to kill.

Dirtbikes are made to ride off road.
 
2021-09-17 7:07:15 AM  

TheYeti: azxj: Yeah, this is stupid.  Why not auction these?  Just a publicity stunt by the police.  Pointless.

Do you feel the same way about confiscated firearms?

They will just become another cheap link in the chain of assholes. Limit the supply.


Let's ask Joey how he feels.
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2021-09-17 8:05:02 AM  

MythDragon: Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.


They are not New Yorks to sell.  Which is why I believe they charge the owner for the cost of crushing.  If they are like most places.
 
2021-09-17 8:07:05 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: That's kind of a dick move. Just impound them, then auction them off outside the city if no one comes to claim it.


No.  Dirt bikes and ATVs are a pox on nature.  They are not quit as bad as global warming, but everytime an owner takes one out into nature he is causing environmental damage.

They should be illegal everywhere.
 
2021-09-17 8:20:08 AM  

MythDragon: Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.


And when they take illegal guns off the street why don't they give them a serial number and sell them?
 
2021-09-17 8:38:55 AM  

winedrinkingman: We Ate the Necco Wafers: That's kind of a dick move. Just impound them, then auction them off outside the city if no one comes to claim it.

No.  Dirt bikes and ATVs are a pox on nature.  They are not quit as bad as global warming, but everytime an owner takes one out into nature he is causing environmental damage.

They should be illegal everywhere.


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2021-09-17 8:54:13 AM  

MythDragon: Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.


Exactly.  I'm sure the nice ones go home with the cops.
They expect 3000 crushed this year, at even $500 each that's 1.5 million and they can sell them upstate on consignment.

Crushing is not more of a deterrent than saying your not getting it back
 
2021-09-17 8:55:26 AM  
"they've led to countless accidents and even deaths."

People not getting vaccinated against COVID when they're able to have led to way more deaths in NYC (and elsewhere of course).  Can we round those people up and crush them?
 
2021-09-17 9:35:59 AM  

2wolves: 1.  Those were not "large" bulldozers.  Medium to smallish.

2.  A number of the bikes getting crushed were street bikes, not dirt.  I have to assume that re-titling a seized bike is a nightmare in New York State.


I noticed that as well.  Some of them had lights and turn signals, just like a normal street-legal bike.  Seems like the only issue was that of registration, maybe?  Seems pretty petty to me, unless you're going to do that to all the unregistered cars you find as well.  But then, they'd need a bigger dozer, since that one could barely make it up onto a dirt bike.
 
2021-09-17 10:00:34 AM  
We have a bunch of kids that ride them on the street, in our small, quiet neighborhood.  My kids are afraid to go to the park bc they could get run over.  Ironically, we're surrounded by woods, so it's maddening that they don't ride there.

I want to get in one of those bulldozers and flatten them too
 
2021-09-17 10:37:33 AM  

Oliver Twisted: MythDragon: Why crush them?  Seems a waste.  At least sell them and buy a homeless guy a meal and some shoes ffs.

And when they take illegal guns off the street why don't they give them a serial number and sell them?


Probably because they are untrustworthy pieces of crap? Big difference between a  DYI zip gun and a Kawasaki dirt bike.
Though if the police wanted to sell a nice confiscated Sig Sauer at a good price, I'd buy that too.
 
2021-09-17 12:22:46 PM  
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