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Cops briefly clash with naked bike riders
Associated Press ^ | Mar 10, 2008

Posted on 03/11/2008 12:44:18 PM PDT by kingattax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Police officers trying to control a mass ride of naked bicyclists decided against making any arrests after the confrontation intensified.

Roughly 100 bicyclists in various states of undress took part in the hour-long event that mimicked similar rides held in bigger cities around the world. Along the way, riders cheered, chanted and stopped traffic as they pedaled through the streets of Eugene.

Organizers of the Saturday night event did not alert Eugene police in advance, but officers quickly caught on. At one point, at least three patrol cars showed up near the main pack of cyclists.

When an officer grabbed one of them, several bicyclists surrounded the officer, shouting at him to let the rider go. After letting the first cyclist go, the officer grabbed another.

Cassandra Hurd, 21, then rammed her bike into the other rider's bike.

She told The Register-Guard newspaper she was trying to keep police from making an arrest: "We were making a statement; we weren't doing anything wrong."

An officer grabbed Hurd, who was wearing only panties, and put her on the ground, preparing to arrest her. Another officer trained his Taser on a naked man who approached the scene, but did not use the weapon.

The officers let Hurd go after the crowd chanted for them to leave her alone.

"We attempted to make arrests but the crowd turned on the two officers we had trying to handle the situation and they elected to disengage before someone got hurt," Eugene police Lt. Rich Stronach said.

Stronach said officers may not have gotten involved if the organizers had contacted police ahead of time and obeyed traffic laws.

Naked bike rides, most of them peaceful, have been staged in dozens of cities around the world in recent years. The purpose, besides fun, is to protest global oil dependency and celebrate cycling and the human body.

Portland has been host to such rides for several years. Last year's event drew more than 1,000 participants.

"It's just fun and it caught on as a novel thing to do," said Jonathan Maus, editor of bikeportland.org. "It's a sign of a good healthy bike culture."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: eeewww; yuck
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1 posted on 03/11/2008 12:44:19 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

TTIWWP!...........


2 posted on 03/11/2008 12:45:37 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: kingattax
"We attempted to make arrests but the crowd turned on the two officers we had trying to handle the situation and they elected to disengage before someone got hurt," Eugene police Lt. Rich Stronach said.

They mean before they got hurt.

3 posted on 03/11/2008 12:47:02 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: kingattax

They surrounded the officer and started verbally abusing him? They are lucky they weren’t maced and beaten senseless.


4 posted on 03/11/2008 12:47:38 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (I'm just here to mosh!)
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To: Red Badger
TTIWWP!...........

I was only able to figure out what that stands for because I was going to write out the same thing. :-)

5 posted on 03/11/2008 12:47:52 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: The Paucity of Hope)
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To: kingattax

“”We were making a statement; we weren’t doing anything wrong.””

LOL..um indecent exposure? Moron.

And I guarantee that these people really have no business ever being naked.


6 posted on 03/11/2008 12:48:06 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: kingattax

Why is it that only the fat ugly people want to prance around naked in public?


7 posted on 03/11/2008 12:48:40 PM PDT by Anonymous Rex ( For Rent)
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To: kingattax

She told The Register-Guard newspaper she was trying to keep police from making an arrest: “We were making a statement; we weren’t doing anything wrong.”

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Riding around nekkid is WRONG. The statement you are making is that you are a moron.


8 posted on 03/11/2008 12:49:16 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: kingattax
"Roughly 100 bicyclists in various states of undress..."

If they were in various states of undress, I'm guessing the police were confronting some jurisdictional questions.

9 posted on 03/11/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kingattax

Another officer trained his Taser on a naked man who approached the scene,.....


Would tend to make one stop approaching?


10 posted on 03/11/2008 12:49:35 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: kingattax

Another officer trained his Taser on a naked man who approached the scene,.....


Would tend to make one stop approaching?


11 posted on 03/11/2008 12:49:39 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: kingattax

Pictures please. I need evidence.


12 posted on 03/11/2008 12:49:57 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: kingattax

“The officers let Hurd go after the crowd chanted for them to leave her alone.”

the mob rules.


13 posted on 03/11/2008 12:50:12 PM PDT by weegee (I hold out HOPE that neither Obama or Clinton will get the office to push thru their Marxist plans.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Here! Here!

Pepper spray in the “privates” will send even a strong man running.

After being rammed (a threatening act as well as impeding an officer) these LEOs had good reason to at least put a spray can in their hands as a deterrent.


14 posted on 03/11/2008 12:51:57 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Red Badger
Photos HERE.
15 posted on 03/11/2008 12:52:08 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: kingattax
Cassandra Hurd, 21... "We were making a statement; we weren't doing anything wrong."

That all depends on what you look like nekkid.

16 posted on 03/11/2008 12:52:12 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: Cagey; Larry Lucido; MotleyGirl70; Rb ver. 2.0; Gamecock

KRAMER: I’m out there, Jerry, an’ I’m lllovin’ every minute of it!


17 posted on 03/11/2008 12:53:30 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: FoxInSocks; kingattax

18 posted on 03/11/2008 12:53:35 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: kingattax

“It’s a sign of a good healthy bike culture.”

I see.

So...going to work naked would be indicative of...a good healthy economy?

I must say, the logic of the man’s assertion escapes me.

Oh well, it is Oregon, after all.


19 posted on 03/11/2008 12:54:16 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Red Badger
TTIWWP!...........

Careful.....we're talking tree huggers and hippies.

20 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:02 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Heller: The defining moment of our Republic)
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To: Rio

“Photos HERE.”

Embed a few please? Stupid SonicWall filter.


21 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:12 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Up against the wall... and, uh ... spread ‘em.”


22 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:14 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Rio

Guilty AND convicted. Yuck.


23 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:24 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand
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To: kingattax

And the naked people are never the ones you would want to see naked....


24 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:38 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: kingattax

This was a job for the Fire Department. A fire hose would have changed their attitudes.


25 posted on 03/11/2008 12:56:21 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: kingattax

“Another officer trained his Taser on a naked man who approached the scene, but did not use the weapon.”

The naked man approached the scene, but did not use the weapon??

Throw the cow over the fence some hay.....

Militant


26 posted on 03/11/2008 12:56:43 PM PDT by militant2 ("From time to time, the tree of Liberty must be nourished with the blood of tyrants!")
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To: RexBeach

Well, it would tend to keep anyone from either riding or stealing your bike...


27 posted on 03/11/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand
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To: kingattax

The epitome of liberal culture: “look at me....look at me”


28 posted on 03/11/2008 12:57:31 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Kozak

That’s the real issue. It’s always the people who look like a sack of dead cats that want to run around nekked.


29 posted on 03/11/2008 12:57:57 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: uglybiker
May be a pic of her here (.pdf warning)

Not bad, if it's her....

30 posted on 03/11/2008 1:00:16 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: beltfed308

We must examine the evidence closely before making any rash judgments.......


31 posted on 03/11/2008 1:00:17 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

Where is a mid-March blizzard when you need it!


32 posted on 03/11/2008 1:00:31 PM PDT by Sertorius (A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
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To: cmsgop
Isn't this in your neck of the woods?

A tad chilly for this kind of thing huh?

33 posted on 03/11/2008 1:01:06 PM PDT by Dog
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34 posted on 03/11/2008 1:01:44 PM PDT by rottndog (The Ides of March, they approach....)
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To: Red Badger

ooops sorry wrong thread - bye bye


35 posted on 03/11/2008 1:02:47 PM PDT by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: Dog

Seattle has it’s own Naked Cyclefest, for more info see washingtonstatedemocrats.com........


36 posted on 03/11/2008 1:04:07 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Spitzer .."Yes I Can" !!!!!!)
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To: Slapshot68

37 posted on 03/11/2008 1:05:00 PM PDT by rottndog (The Ides of March, they approach....)
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To: kingattax
Sort of sounds like the streaking craze from the 70s.
38 posted on 03/11/2008 1:05:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PeterPrinciple

“Another officer trained his Taser on a naked man who approached the scene,.....”


Nude front and back? I would think that pepper spray may be very effective if used correctly, especially on women, it would make for some fun video of the effects.


39 posted on 03/11/2008 1:06:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (Ronald W. Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr., both were U.S. Army veterans.)
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To: rottndog

Man, he better not hit a pothole.


40 posted on 03/11/2008 1:07:14 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Red Badger
We must examine the evidence closely before making any rash judgments.......

While I appreciate the need for a fair and honest review of the evidence. Post 34 has just confirmed my fears.

Enjoy :>)

41 posted on 03/11/2008 1:10:02 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Heller: The defining moment of our Republic)
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To: Mr. Brightside

ELAINE: He took ... ahem ... it out.

JERRY: It?

ELAINE: It.


42 posted on 03/11/2008 1:10:04 PM PDT by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your money)
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To: Slapshot68

nothin like a good naked bike rider thread...its like tossin red meat to freepers....lol


43 posted on 03/11/2008 1:12:54 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax
What a noble thing to do protesting oil dependency.
Don't know exactly what that means, is it drilling for more oil supplies or going with a slow down economy into a recession to save oil?
China, India, Russia, and others will laugh all the way with their corresponding expansions.
44 posted on 03/11/2008 1:14:29 PM PDT by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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To: Slings and Arrows

/mark


45 posted on 03/11/2008 1:24:50 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Rio

Gee thanks. I just saw some nasty naked hippies after clicking on your link.


46 posted on 03/11/2008 1:26:58 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes)
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To: kingattax

So, if one person resists arrest, they get additional charges.

But if you get enough people to help you, then the law doesn’t apply to you anymore.


47 posted on 03/11/2008 1:27:22 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kingattax

I do not see why this is wrong. Dukhobours, a Proud Christian Sect, have been protesting by nudity for hundreds of years. There is a tradition of this, and really nothing wrong with People as God made them. There is a lot of prudity on this thread.


48 posted on 03/11/2008 1:31:52 PM PDT by Diapus in Corn (I've fallen with a touch of gront.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Pepper spray,lots of pepper spray.Aim low.


49 posted on 03/11/2008 1:35:57 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Rio
There really is something for everyone on the internet! Who would have guessed?
50 posted on 03/11/2008 1:41:53 PM PDT by engrpat
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