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Don't correct deadly drivers, they may be cops

2015-10-16 22:26:41.749943+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments [edit]

Cyclist Bangs On Police Officer's SUV in Bike Lane Dispute, Gets Handcuffed:

James Liu, an attorney who lives in Logan Square, was cited for disorderly conduct on North Desplaines Street Wednesday after he hit the swerving silver SUV with his hand, he told DNAinfo Chicago. A witness first reported his account of the ensuing incident on Chainlink.org, a community forum for Chicago bikers.

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#Comment Re: Don't correct deadly drivers, they may be cops made: 2015-10-19 13:43:59.855412+00 by: Larry Burton

"The best way to deal with this as a cyclist is not to bang on someone's window," she said. "It comes off as a threatening gesture."

If a car has moved close enough to me for me to bang on its window I find that to be a very threatening gesture in itself. I think the cop got embarrassed and arresting the person who embarrassed him was his way of rectifying his embarrassment. This type of personality doesn't need to belong to a cop.

#Comment Re: Don't correct deadly drivers, they may be cops made: 2015-10-19 15:34:23.064571+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit]

Yeah, in a just world the cop would be up on assault with a deadly weapon charges.

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