shocking police video

by OldRidgeback   April 30, 2014  

This is scary. I'll be happier when this nutter is caught. Be safe out there:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/10798431/Cycl...

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I saw this on the Manchester Evening News site. I am at least glad to see that the police recognise that the car was 'used as a weapon'. Hope they catch the driver.

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2951 posts]
30th April 2014 - 21:55

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Yep, it's an alarming incident. Luckily the victim wasn't badly hurt but it could've easily been very different. I'm sure a lot of people will be happier once the driver is found.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2132 posts]
30th April 2014 - 22:33

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The Telegraph article leaves out the background detail.

This story doesn't: http://manchestergazette.co.uk/2014/04/29/police-release-video-cyclist-h...

It's entirely possible this is someone who was targeted not because he was on a bike, but because of who he is.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7928 posts]
1st May 2014 - 0:02

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The comment "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury".

err no he is not, anyone who abuses a child is not an an innocent man. However taking the law into your own hands is not something i would recommend.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
1st May 2014 - 0:50

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stumps wrote:
The comment "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury".

err no he is not, anyone who abuses a child is not an an innocent man. However taking the law into your own hands is not something i would recommend.

Curious that the Telegraph piece left out the detail.

But vigilante action is a bad idea. If someone is guilty of an offence, there is a proper legal process.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2132 posts]
1st May 2014 - 9:02

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So........is a child abuser on a bike a cyclist?

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
1st May 2014 - 9:05

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Depends if he was targeted BECAUSE he's a cyclist.

Or whether he was targeted because of what he is and just happened to be on a bike.

Violence is not the answer, but it will do until we find out what is.

posted by TheHound [48 posts]
1st May 2014 - 9:54

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allez neg wrote:
So........is a child abuser on a bike a cyclist?

According to the Oxford dictionary " a cyclist is someone who rides a bike" but i get where your coming from.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
1st May 2014 - 10:25

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