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    Strange, doesn't sound like she was anywhere near his lawn.
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    That struck me as kinda funny the way they I.D'd him. "Now here, put all this stuff on so you look like the reported perp so the witness can ID you."

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    He shoulda rode home, shaved and lost the bandana.
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    My guess is she almost side swiped him and did not even note she passed him (texting?) so thought he was ranting nonsensically. If so, maybe her cluelessness set him off. I mean it's bad enough to almost be hit, but the driver doesn't even remember she passed you, let alone almost ran you over, when you expect an "I'm sorry"? Still did not make his point, did he?

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    A point made inappropriately, are actions and words lost in translation. Agreed though, she was most likely a lil too close for comfort.
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    Wouldn't it be nice if there were allotted times throughout each day, where cars were prohibited from roads, so bicycle commuters could travel safely? It could be like "Adult Swim Time" where they blow a whistle and all the children have to evacuate the pool. Employers could schedule bicycle commuters appropriately to correspond with the new laws.
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    That guy would be shot or have his ass handed to him if he did that around here. He's also lucky the woman didnt try to run his ass over after that..

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    Another reason to run a camera on the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Another reason to run a camera on the bars.

    And not be a freakin idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    That guy would be shot or have his ass handed to him if he did that around here. He's also lucky the woman didnt try to run his ass over after that..
    Geez no wonder the US has a problem with gun murders...

    In general if the victim is not in fear of losing their life then deadly force is not permissable...


    When I read the article I did not get that level of fear....

    Nor did the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    And not be a freakin idiot.
    No kidding

    Unless she acutally hit him...and even then simple leaving an identifing the car with the license plate number and a clear description of the driver would be satisfactory to pursue leaving the scene of an accident charge.

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    ahh, the old "but I don't know anything that's going on around me so nothing is my fault" defense, that's not nonsensical! what is tho is the reporting and the police's description of the incident which is only one sided as if the biker isnt' allowed to speak. Was his life threatened with a 2 ton weapon, chances are yes due to unawareness or rage on the drivers part. I guess the biker could be an asylem escapee too
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    A bike lock isn't a gun and although this did happen in a state with a "make my day" NRA /ALEC law the assumed or detected "fear" qualifier doesn't really apply here. If your dumb enough to escalate the situation with a act of violence (cyclist) then your proving your willingness to accept the consequences of your decision b/c you CANT know what a person is capable of when their buttons are pushed.

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    A bike lock is a deadly/dangerous weapon. If it is possible to retreat (drive away), then that is a requirement in many states, and probably a moral requirement under most circumstances. If it is not possible to retreat (blocked in by traffic), well then Capt. RoadRage gets what's coming to him.

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