2010-04-29 – Cops Seizing Bikes Along Obama’s Motorcade – Gothamist

Video: Cops Seizing Bikes Along Obama’s Motorcade Route
The Gothamist
April 29, 2010
By John Del Signore


You’ve seen the photos and heard the NYPD’s half-assed explanation, now enjoy the Time’s Up video of cops nonchalantly sawing off bike locks and confiscating property last Thursday along President Obama’s motorcade route. Our favorite part is perhaps at the 45 second mark, where the woman shooting the video asks, “How come they don’t put up a notice, you know?” The response (silence) speaks volumes.

Was your bike seized? If so, did you get it back from the 7th precinct? At least one bike owner says he plans to sue, and if you’d like to join in, we know an attorney who would love to hear from you.