NYPD bullys bikers for no apparent reason, lies about it
Not that I have any particular affection for whatever these bike-riding protesters were advocating (to be honest I have no idea what they're protesting), but this video is a display of unethical cops (a) using excessive force and (b) lying like rugs on police reports. The actions of these police officers earned a riot, and they are damn lucky they didn't get one.
- man bodily thrown off his bike by police officer (seriously)
- woman wrestled to the ground and (illegally!) arrested
- guy with camera-bike dragged 30 feet while exclaiming "you're hurting me"
And that, my friends, is why I will never allow a police officer in my home without a damn good reason or a warrant, and why I will comply only with the minimum necessary of their requests. Most are not lying scuzzbags, but unless you can tape your interactions with them (which they illegally and forcibly discourage), their word is accepted as truth as to what happened. I'll keep my interactions with them civil, but short. I know my rights, and they don't get to violate them just because they have shiny badges, spiffy uniforms, and lethal weapons.