VinoVelo

Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Monday, May 02, 2005

Friday's Critical Mass

I was walking past Union Square on Friday evening and was shocked by the number of police that were present. As I walked home, they were bussing in extra cops. It all seemed quiet enough, but with the level of police presence, a completely peaceful event seemed very unlikely. According to the NY Times, there were 18 arrests. Hard to be impartial over this, especially when it starts to bleed beyond bikers. According to the Times, "Soon after the ride began, a freelance reporter for The New York Times, Colin Moynihan, was standing on a sidewalk at Sixth Street and Avenue A interviewing people when he was briefly detained and handcuffed. He was later released by the police without charges." Good to see the boys in blue defending our constitutional rights then...