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Warning Issued To Bicyclists In NYC: Gang Attacking Riders Along The Hudson (SOBs)
WCBS ^ | 9/3/2013

Posted on 09/03/2013 3:17:49 PM PDT by markomalley

The NYPD says thugs are beating and mugging bike riders on a popular Manhattan bike path.

The victim of one attack recently came forward to tell fellow riders to be on guard, CBS 2’s Don Champion reported Tuesday.

The bike path along the Hudson River is popular with New Jersey bikers who take the route and cross the George Washington Bridge to get home at night in the dark.

One victim told Champion he’s always on guard, but was not expecting what he got when he turned one corner.

“It’s a little surreal,” said Keith Cho, who had one eye swollen shut. “It was very traumatic. I’ve never been jumped before.”

A rope mark burned into his neck detailed the reason behind Cho’s newfound sense of insecurity.

“I’ve lived in this area for 35 years and for the first time in my life I feel unsafe to come to this city,” Cho said.

The attack happened on the night of Aug. 24, when he was mugged while riding his bike along the river on what’s called “the Greenway,” near 164th Street in Washington Heights.

It happened after he ran into a rope his attackers put up.

“The rope I saw at the last second, but it was too late. I was already clotheslined,” Cho said.

Moments later, Cho said he was punched with brass knuckles and beaten. The attackers not only ran off with Cho’s bike, but also his cellphone and cash.

He’s not alone. On Thursday, another man was knocked off his bike with a bat – and then beaten and mugged in the same area.

“The lighting is absolutely dismal and in this section you’re in pitch dark and really it’s a criminal’s paradise,” Cho said.

Investigators believe the attacks are connected. What’s even more troubling is that people Champion caught up with say they rarely see police in the area.

“If something happens, no one can see you. You could be there for maybe a couple of days in the brush and no one would find you,” Susan Hurse said.

“It’s scary to think that you can’t come out and ride your bike and have fun without worrying about being mugged,” Susan McMullen added.

Nearly two weeks after his attack, with his wounds still healing, Cho vowed to never bike on that path again at night.

“They could’ve just taken my bike and just went off. I was in no condition to chase them or go after them. I was totally discombobulated,” he said.

The NYPD said it has stepped up patrols in the area. Investigators said they think the attackers could be targeting people with high-end bikes.

Presently, officers only have a vague description of the men, who are described as being in their 20s.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New Jersey; US: New York
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1 posted on 09/03/2013 3:17:49 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Guess which kind of neighborhoods you have to ride by to get to the George Washington Bridge from midtown Manhattan.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 3:19:18 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: markomalley

Moron’s.

Who goes above 101st?

Not unexpected, not surprised...


3 posted on 09/03/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: OldNewYork

That’s were many people cross the bridge to buy hard drugs.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: markomalley

Race of attackers not mentioned. Why???


5 posted on 09/03/2013 3:22:44 PM PDT by libstripper (])
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To: libstripper

Guess.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 3:23:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: OldNewYork
Presently, officers only have a vague description of the men, who are described as being in their 20s.

No clue. Officers only have a "vague" description.

7 posted on 09/03/2013 3:24:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: markomalley

‘164th Street in Washington Heights’ My home address as a child. I don’t go by the name ‘heights’ for nothing. I now live in California.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 3:25:28 PM PDT by heights
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To: markomalley

Guess it must suck to be all law abiding and you can’t carry a gun to protect yourself from criminals. Might want to start asking yourself, just who are the politicians really protecting?


9 posted on 09/03/2013 3:25:35 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: markomalley

10 posted on 09/03/2013 3:25:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: heights
I now live in California.

I'm sorry.

/s

11 posted on 09/03/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: markomalley

Many bicyclists I have observed have a “nothing can hurt me” attitude, so.....


12 posted on 09/03/2013 3:27:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Doogle

Great movie. Bronson was the best.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 3:28:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Officers only have a "vague" description.

It was dark.

14 posted on 09/03/2013 3:28:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I wonder what kind of LEOtard you have to be to be able to discern an approximate age, but not a race....


15 posted on 09/03/2013 3:28:38 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Yup, I know.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 3:28:48 PM PDT by heights
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To: OldNewYork

Don’t need to guess. The article clearly says the cyclists were attacked by black gangs.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 3:29:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Because it doesn't mention race.)
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To: markomalley

Kids don’t play cowboys and Indians anymore.

Now it’s Morlocks and Elois.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 3:33:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley
The NYPD says thugs are beating and mugging bike riders on a popular Manhattan bike path.

Hey, NYPD! Can you tell us what the thugs look like so we can watch out for them, or should we let it be a surprise?

19 posted on 09/03/2013 3:34:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: FredZarguna

Point me to where in the article it says that, if you please.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: markomalley
Presently, officers only have a vague description of the men, who are described as being in their 20s.

When did "black" become vague?

21 posted on 09/03/2013 3:40:03 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
Well if they are only attacking the MAMITs then the attacks may be justifiable.

;)

22 posted on 09/03/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: SampleMan
When did "black" become vague?

At about the same time as "They all look alike" went out of fashion.

23 posted on 09/03/2013 3:44:17 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: markomalley

Welcome to Ybama’s “post racial” America.
Holder’s people are feeling invincible since they have their own in charge now.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 3:45:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OldNewYork
In the course of an entire article describing the time, place, manner and even the age of the perpetrators, there is no mention of their race.

This tells you unequivocally and beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt that they are black.

25 posted on 09/03/2013 3:46:03 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Because it doesn't mention race.)
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To: markomalley
It happened after he ran into a rope his attackers put up.

Perhaps now the mayor will finally announce a get-tough policy with regards to rope. Limiting rope purchases to a maximum of two feet at a time would be a good start.

26 posted on 09/03/2013 3:46:48 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: OldNewYork

... and, please check the tagline in the post to which you replied ...


27 posted on 09/03/2013 3:47:23 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Because it doesn't mention race.)
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To: Leaning Right
Perhaps now the mayor will finally announce a get-tough policy with regards to rope. Limiting rope purchases to a maximum of two feet at a time would be a good start.

He might want to do that anyway, for his own protection.

28 posted on 09/03/2013 3:48:18 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: markomalley

Please note. I am and have been for over 30 years a bicycle commuter.

Most bicyclist deserve this. They have allied themselves with the hard left in many cases. The left is all about feeling ,morally superior and rather than take the position that automobiles are not going away they majority of bicycle groups have a very anti-car agenda disguised as a pro-environmental issue. They have in many cases alienated the people they should be working with (Drivers)because of a common interest (Each being able to reach their destination) have refused to publicly denounce dangerous practices should as riding fixed gear track bikes that have no brakes on city streets.

Leftist never believe that bad things will happen to them.
Maybe having to ride in fear of thugs ambushing them on trails will make them wake up.

They use trails that they do not really pay for unlike motorist that pay road taxes when they purchase gasoline and then complain about the lack of upkeep and saftey on the trails.

There is a rather easy way to solve this or at least mitigate the problem. Bicycle commuters, including me if i live in that area should have to pay a licensing fee and trail /road/ bike lane tax. They should be regulated like a driver. The infrastructure for this already exist in the state DMV’s. The funds generated would go towards better trail/lane/route and having police patrols in those areas.

This would also integrate the bicycles into the traffic flow better and help to discourage the few (10% - 15%) cyclist that that give the rest a bad name.


29 posted on 09/03/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: markomalley
thugs are beating and mugging bike riders

Thugs just doing what drivers wish they could do..........LOL!

30 posted on 09/03/2013 3:48:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Leaning Right

No “high capacity rope,” either. No cables, towing cord, rough twine ... only velvety smooth rope for kiddie projects.


31 posted on 09/03/2013 3:49:38 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Dental floss is too rigorous under the new standard.)
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To: markomalley

The only solution is to start shooting them.


32 posted on 09/03/2013 3:50:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley

“What’s even more troubling is that people Champion caught up with say they rarely see police in the area.”

You left wingers best start realizing that liberal cops in big cities have two major objectives:

1. Get home safe at night.

2. Live to collect their pensions.

They will not risk those primary goals to protect citizens. You’re nothing more than cows who are being milked via taxation to provide comfortable retirements for liberal cops who won’t protect you. If you want protection, elect a conservative mayor who will appoint a conservative police chief who’s not afraid to kick criminal butt and hire police to carry out the task. Until then, take your beatings and act as our canaries in the coal mine, you 70 IQ liberals.


33 posted on 09/03/2013 3:50:23 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: markomalley

Hmm. Gangs vs. Manhattan cyclists (who are generally the most rude and reckless group in NYC and think they own the streets and the sidewalks
).

No good guys in this fight. I’ll take a page from Sarah Palin, on Syria, and let allah sort it out.


34 posted on 09/03/2013 3:51:34 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: markomalley

“Presently, officers only have a vague description of the men, who are described as being in their 20s.”

Cowardly, BS report!


35 posted on 09/03/2013 3:55:06 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

I bet the problem is that the ferals don’t have free sodas and skittles at the midnight basketball.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Fai Mao

most deserve it, or just 10 or 15%?


37 posted on 09/03/2013 3:58:04 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: heights

My dad grew up in Washington Heights. ‘Course he’d have been 100 last year.


38 posted on 09/03/2013 3:58:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

“Men in their 20’s”

That description is both sexist and agist!


39 posted on 09/03/2013 3:58:50 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Isn’t it funny, you can use ‘gender’ and ‘age’ and that’s NOT profiling. Use ethnicity or race and just watch out!


40 posted on 09/03/2013 3:59:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: markomalley

NYC is a GUN FREE ZONE is it not? The mobs have NOTHING to fear.


41 posted on 09/03/2013 4:07:04 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: markomalley

But think of all those carbon credits they got before they were mugged. That should give them a warm feeling of superiority.

Pray for America to Wake Up


42 posted on 09/03/2013 4:08:52 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: EDINVA

My parents and grandparents lived there. So, you never know.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 4:18:51 PM PDT by heights
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To: babble-on

“most deserve it, or just 10 or 15%?”

About 10%-155 of bicyclist are the ones that drivers have problems with. But as a group or voting block they tend to be rather far left of center.

As hard as it is to say I think it very often does liberals good to come face to face with the monsters they have helped create. I am not advocating they be murdered, just the old adage a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged


44 posted on 09/03/2013 4:22:32 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: markomalley

Perps


45 posted on 09/03/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: markomalley
Attention NYC Bike Riders:

Pack your heat!!

(Oh, I forgot, NYC is a "gun free" municipality)

46 posted on 09/03/2013 4:56:37 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: markomalley
vague description my arse....

hey Asians....maybe its time to starting supporting somebody other than you're typical soft arsed liberal democrat....maybe you might some real law enforcement....

47 posted on 09/03/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: markomalley

“Presently, officers only have a vague description of the men, who are described as being in their 20s.”

Right. No mention of the spilled Skittles or Arizona Watermelon drink?


48 posted on 09/03/2013 5:44:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I wonder if that is a 3 or 4 beer “Vague”? No mention of spilled Skittles or Arizona Watermelon drink?


49 posted on 09/03/2013 5:46:58 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: markomalley

Amish running wild again


50 posted on 09/03/2013 8:06:03 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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