2010-10-13 - Friendly Officers - New York Times City Room

Friendly Officers, Gambling Birds and Future Gods of Guitar
New York Times City Room
October 13, 2010
By J. David Goodman

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/friendly-cops-gambling-birds-and-future-gods-of-guitar/#more-231635

Time’s Up, the bicycling advocacy group closely linked to the city’s monthly Critical Mass rides, wants everyone to remember that the police and cyclists weren’t always antagonists. Indeed, as a video the group posted on Monday attests, police officers used to help clear the way for Critical Mass rides back in May 1999. On bikes!

“I’m going to ride right along side you,” one officer tells the group in the video. Many of the bike police shown appear not to be wearing their helmets. What a difference 10 years makes.

Youtube video referenced in article:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPBSwWT9AOk&feature=player_embedded