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Simon Leufstedt

This is how the US police treats bicyclists

A Critical Mass bicyclist is attacked by police in Time's Square on July 25th 2008. (Video)

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The NYPD now requires a permit for any public gathering, or 'parade', of 50 people or more. Section 1A of the city ruling defines a parade as "any march, motorcade, caravan, promenade, foot, or bicycle race, or similar event of any kind, procession or race which consists of a recognizable group of 50 or more pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, or other devices move by human power, or ridden or herded animals proceeding together upon any public street or roadway."

This "redefinition" is Explicitly Prohibited in 1st Amendment.

"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble ..."

This video shows how they intend to regulate free assembly while physically infringing upon the free press by following a typical monthly bike ride through Manhattan. ~ Critical Mass 3-30-07

http://www.glassbeadcollective.org/cm0307.htm

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This video shows how they intend to regulate free assembly while physically infringing upon the free press by following a typical monthly bike ride through Manhattan. ~ Critical Mass 3-30-07

The New York hardly represents the US! They are sort of a world unto themselves... Visited there several times, never saw any need go back.... Like living in a rats nest...

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Police state? :thoughtful:

NY might be in the running for "Police city", New York State has a lot of "country" areas that are a little more laid back than the city. The city has always had a high standard for the quality of corruption of officials and the police. ;)

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