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Join Bikeside at CicLAvia for Coffee, Politics, LAPD and Bikes!

Join Bikeside at CicLAvia for Coffee, Politics, LAPD and Bikes!

Bikeside Speaks at CicLAvia! Join us Sunday, 11 am – 2pm at the Bikeside Stage, located between Spring and Main on 1st St. Coffee + Politics + Bikerowave + 1000 watts of sound = Trouble.  Good thing we’re on LAPD HQ’s front lawn! We’ll have streetside pro-cycling political stumping that hasn’t been seen since preachers [...]

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Officer Training, Wilbur Ave enforcement & Backbone focus top LAPD agenda

Officer Training, Wilbur Ave enforcement & Backbone focus top LAPD agenda

Last Thursday, the Cyclist LAPD Task Force met once again (agenda, pdf) to discuss law enforcement and biking in Los Angeles. The Cyclist LAPD Task Force was created last January by Chief Beck and bike activists as a way to begin collaborating, after years of boisterous and acrimonious conflict. So far the Task Force has [...]

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Shawn Patrick Fields Kills a Seventeen Year Old While Driving Drunk

Shawn Patrick Fields Kills a Seventeen Year Old While Driving Drunk

A teenager was killed by Shawn Patrick Fields last Friday. Daniel Marin was riding back home that night and was violently struck by Shawn’s vehicle. Daniel was later declared dead from his injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, “(Shawn Fields’s car) threw the boy and his bike across the intersection”.

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Cuffed and Ticketed for No Front Light, 2010 Edition

Cuffed and Ticketed for No Front Light, 2010 Edition

“I turned left on to a one way street (the correct way) and a cop started yelling at me while I was catching up to the ride. He drove over, started yelling, didn’t allow me to say anything really and then handcuffed me.” – Chris That’s what you get for riding bikes Chris. “When I [...]

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Judge Elden Fox to Mahdavi: Don’t Drive Without A License, 90 days community service for maiming

Judge Elden Fox to Mahdavi: Don’t Drive Without A License, 90 days community service for maiming

“She shouldn’t drive unless she has a valid driver’s license.”  That was Judge Elden Fox’s message today to Celine Mahdavi, the women who clobbered Louis Deliz into 49 days of hospitalization. Lindsay Lohan will likely serve 14 days of the 90 day sentence in County jail she began today.  She violated the terms of her [...]

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Undiscovered Country: LACM & LAPD

Undiscovered Country: LACM & LAPD

Tonight, while executives and lawyers and lobbyists and assistants wined and dined and worked the room, while producers and directors and agents and actors made war and contracts with blackberries and iPhones, while all of them struggled mightily to meet in the middle, two men from two worlds crossed the gap to shake hands and [...]

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Los Angeles Police Protective League – Hollywood bike incident statement

Los Angeles Police Protective League – Hollywood bike incident statement

Los Angeles Police Protective League For Immediate Release Contact: Eric Rose (805) 624-0572 or Paul Haney (626) 755-4759 Hollywood bike incident statement LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2010 Today the Los Angeles Police Department notified the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) of an incident that occurred in Hollywood on May 28, 2010 involving LAPD officers [...]

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“Los Angeles Police Department Investigates Complaint of Use of Force Against Bicyclist”

“Los Angeles Police Department Investigates Complaint of Use of Force Against Bicyclist”

Los Angeles: Hollywood Area LAPD bike officers are involved in an incident that results in a complaint filed by representatives of the LA biking community. On May 28, 2010 around 9:30 PM, LAPD Hollywood Area bike unit officers were patrolling the Entertainment District in Hollywood, at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Highland [...]

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