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SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9/30/13 | Joe Kemp

Posted on 09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT by Nachum

The man’s Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday. One biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire. But when the driver stopped, several bikers began to damage his SUV. Cops are investigating.

A pack of bikers pummeled a driver in upper Manhattan on Sunday, after a wild chase that began with a fender bender on the West Side Highway, cops said.

The brawl erupted after the victim — who was driving his wife and their young child — became surrounded by a swarm of motorcycles on the highway and accidentally hit one of the bikes near W. 125th St. about 2 p.m., police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bikers; chase; copthugs; crime; driver; hollywoodstunts; hollywoodstuntz; motorcyclists; newyork; nyc; nypd; pack; roadkill; thugcops
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Looks like an average day in Manhattan.
1 posted on 09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

bikers aren’t usually vicious

maybe the driver flipped them off


2 posted on 09/30/2013 7:50:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

So, what happend to the driver?


3 posted on 09/30/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Nachum
For decades the MSM and entertainment industries assured us that this sort of thing only happens in flyover country. Throw in a powerless podunk sheriff and an intolerant local populace.
4 posted on 09/30/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum

I apologize, now that I have read it, the bikers are complete outlaws and all should go to jail


5 posted on 09/30/2013 7:51:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

The cager has the advantage over any number of marauding bikers, but he has to be willing to use it.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Nachum

Let’s see, a 4000lb SUV vs a bunch of 300 lb bikes.

The motorcyclists are lucky that it wasn’t other people driving. There are a lot of guys who would use the weight difference to their advantage.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 7:51:55 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Nachum; Travis McGee

Sounds like something out of a 3rd world country


8 posted on 09/30/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

More to this story than is printed. Me thinks the owner of the ‘’Range Rover”( a necessity in the city...../s) had an attitude about bikers and just had his attitude adjusted.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: Nachum

Too bad it didn’t happen in Texas.

These rice-burner idiots would be stacked up like cord wood.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: yldstrk

Mobs like that tend to get aggressive. But them together on a road with motorcycles and you are IMO asking for trouble.

You can see from the beginning of the video where the motorcyclist who stops in front of the car had been crowding right into the lane beforehand.

With his wife and baby in the car no wonder the guy was scared to death and tried to blast out of there to start. Might have helped if his wife had called 911 as soon as it started and they could have waited to meet some cops before pulling over.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 7:55:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum

With those helmets, impossible to be sure, but they might be a bunch of blacks. “Upper Manhattan” has several different populations, but a good bit of it is black, from Harlem on north.

I once was driving home on the West Side Drive fairly late at night, in Upper Manhattan, and a black guy on a motorcycle passed my car, swerved in front of me, and suddenly jammed on the brakes. There was at least one other black guy on a bike behind me.

Instead of stopping, I swerved left and took off. I had no interest in a confrontation with a black guy in a black part of town, and I figured maybe he wanted to rob me or steal my car.

Of course, this is purely speculative. A couple of faces look black in these photos, but that might just be the shadows of the helmets, and the photos are too small to see very well.


12 posted on 09/30/2013 7:57:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

I believe its all staged. No true biker would ever put his bike in danger. Its an attempt to discredit the 2 Million bikers that came to DC on 9/11 and to create the new equation in the press: bikers=bad.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 7:57:17 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: shadeaud

The dude had his wife and baby in the car and the motorcyclists had completely taken over the highway. Far too easy for some biker in a swarm like that to think a driver isn’t somehow being respectful enough and then start this type of mass criminality.

It’s likely a group of weekend warriors who lost control backing up such a tough guy or two in their group.


14 posted on 09/30/2013 7:58:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: yldstrk

depends on who the “bikers” are.If there on iridescent blue or red crotch/rice rockets they may be?


15 posted on 09/30/2013 7:59:26 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Nachum

I think the driver did fairly well up until he got caught in traffic.

Too bad he didnt have a gun to shoot the guy swinging his helmet at him. The bikers were obviously looking to cause trouble.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 8:00:14 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

That’s what firearms are for, to even out uneven numbers...he should’a been carrying.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 8:00:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: shadeaud

Didnt watch the video did you?


18 posted on 09/30/2013 8:00:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Haiku Guy

>> The cager

“cager”... that’s new to me. A somewhat pejorative term for an automobile driver. Similar in etymology to “breeder”, as used by homos to reference heteros. Not that I’m equating bikers and homos, mind you. :-)


19 posted on 09/30/2013 8:02:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: yldstrk

Alternate headline: Gang of Santa Claus lookalikes on motorcycles attack family’s car with canes and walkers.


20 posted on 09/30/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: JimRed

>> he should’a been carrying.

In Manhattan??!? Hell, he can’t even carry a Big Gulp to throw on ‘em, let alone a firearm.


21 posted on 09/30/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Jonty30

My weight advantage comes 125 grains at a time.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 8:03:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: shadeaud

You didn’t watch the video.


23 posted on 09/30/2013 8:04:03 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Nervous Tick

Kinda strange since almost all “bikers” drive a 4 wheeled vehicle as well.

You seem some idiots on the ninja bikers here in Florida but you sure wouldn’t see them doing this. Wayy to likely the driver is armed.


24 posted on 09/30/2013 8:04:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

Feral punks on wheels. I hope the law is making good use of this video.


25 posted on 09/30/2013 8:04:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: JimRed

shoulda taken biden’s advice and swung a double barrel out the back window. Probably cause a pile up behind the car as brakes are synchronously engaged.


26 posted on 09/30/2013 8:04:33 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Cicero
With those helmets, impossible to be sure,...

No doubt at all about the one that bashed in the window with his helmet.

...but yeah, a white man will find no friends on 178 Street unless he is buying drugs.

27 posted on 09/30/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Nachum

The video footage was posted on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ukdkgLYYbw#t=60

The driver initially stopped,
but fled after the group of bikers began to damage his vehicle.

Police say the bikers caught up withe the driver, beat him up, and slashed his face.

The driver of the SUV was the only injury reported.

He was taken to Columbia University Medical Center, where he received stitches for the face wound and was released.

No arrests were immediately made, police are still investigating the incident.


28 posted on 09/30/2013 8:05:37 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Nachum

This should be an interesting thread, pro-bikers, anti-bikers and just about everyone in between will have some malformed opinion about this.

Suffice to say, that I rode motorcycles of almost every type for close to 30 years, until I gave them up for my “health” (ran off the road too many times to count).

Yesterday, driving back from a Scout hike in the Sierras on the US395, dozens of bikers...Harleys, imports, etc. No matter what type...all riding like complete A$$holes.

Cutting drivers off, passing in no passing zones, passing on the shoulder, forcing drivers to make decisions they shouldn’t have to, and on and on it went. Even when I, as an ex-rider gave some room for riders to get around me, I got the finger and was cut-off for my courtesy as a “thank you”.

Why do I share this anecdotal evidence? Because there’s a “new breed” of rider out there. One I don’t want to be associated with.

So the riders will bitch about the cagers and the cagers will do likewise about riders. The age old yarn about who is more evil than the other still goes on.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 8:05:57 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Cicero

The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUV’s window was black.


30 posted on 09/30/2013 8:06:45 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Ah the wonderful self denial of the “true’ identifier, a circular argument as well..

“true bikers” would never do this.. there fore they were not “true bikers” expect that they were on bikes with all the gear etc.. Sorry have seen too many “bikers” do things on road that are just plain dumb (1 wheel etc).

Yes people in cars do dumb things too.. but not often do they get to have the wonders of group think/pack mentality to reinforce the bad decisions .. racers being the exception of course.


31 posted on 09/30/2013 8:07:07 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: t1b8zs

There’s video at the bottom of the article.. most bikes appear to be what you mentioned.


32 posted on 09/30/2013 8:07:25 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Nachum
"One biker apparently intentionally cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire."
33 posted on 09/30/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Nachum
Looks like a scene from MAD MAX.


34 posted on 09/30/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 9YearLurker

NYC used to have a huge Hells Angel club in lower Manhattan. They were responsible for a lot of violent crime and a few mini -riots.


35 posted on 09/30/2013 8:09:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: Bidimus1
Ah the wonderful self denial of the “true’ identifier, a circular argument as well..

LOL! Yeah - it is a circular argument - yet I have to wonder, why all the press for this incident and so little press for the 2M bikers to DC. Who has to gain for a negative biker story? With this administration, I've learned that nothing is as it seems.

36 posted on 09/30/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: driftdiver

>> You see some idiots on the ninja bikers here in Florida but you sure wouldn’t see them doing this. Way too likely the driver is armed.

Ditto here in Texas, and for the same reason. The throngs of bikers I occasionally see here are all well-behaved. (heh... if they took off their helmets, I’d probably see my doctor, my attorney, my CPA...)


37 posted on 09/30/2013 8:11:16 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nachum

What I find interesting is that the video is from a helmet cam of one of the ‘bikers’.


38 posted on 09/30/2013 8:11:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Nachum

Love it!


39 posted on 09/30/2013 8:11:52 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Nachum; yldstrk; shadeaud; MrsEmmaPeel; 9YearLurker
Let me tell you folks about this yearly biker event that takes place in NYC. Thousands upon thousands of bikers descend on the outskirts of NYC at certain meeting points. Then they all ride into Manhattan and cause absolute chaos. Traffic laws lose all meaning. And they do it on purpose. I read their social media posts as part of my job.

This particular incident involved a Range Rover that didn't pull over fast enough and let them pass. So they surrounded him and forced him to stop a number of times. He had to run over a couple bikes to escape. They finally got him to stop in traffic, smashed his car window with a helmet, and slashed him with a knife in front of his wife and kid.

These bikers are savages and this is a planned yearly lawless event. Please keep that in mind if you're defending these bikers. If Obama had a son who was a biker, they'd look like this.

40 posted on 09/30/2013 8:12:02 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SZonian

Been riding since 1970. I am with the cager on this one.


41 posted on 09/30/2013 8:12:55 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: JimRed
he should’a been carrying.

In NYC? He'd be buried under the jail if he used a firearm to defend himself. Only the cops are allowed to shoot people in NYC (And apparently their allowed to shoot anyone they want)

42 posted on 09/30/2013 8:13:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: skeeter

“The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUV’s window was black.”

So were the three other dudes with him.


43 posted on 09/30/2013 8:13:41 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: 9YearLurker

I was set upon by a mob once. My own fault. The result of a series of really bad decisions on my part. But once the rocks started to fly, I transitioned from “I don’t want any trouble” to “I’m getting us the heck out of here” mode. I was fortunate in that I did not have to hurt anybody to extricate myself and the person I was with, more due to dumb luck than anything else. But once you get into a situation where your life is in danger, pretty much any use of force is on the table.

Getting off the highway was a mistake, here. The guy should have held the center lane and his speed. Giving up on mobility gave away his only advantage. Speed = Life. He should have stayed on that road until the calvary arrived or he ran out of gas.

PS. Never run out of gas. Fill your tank at a quarter.


44 posted on 09/30/2013 8:13:49 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: skeeter

>> The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUV’s window was black.

Don’t you figure maybe he was the token black biker gangbanger in the otherwise all white biker thug gang? :-)


45 posted on 09/30/2013 8:14:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SZonian; Nachum
I believe that people in general are becoming more aggressive believing that others "dissed" them and they have a right to even the score.

This story really has very little to do with bikers and a lot to do with the moral character of our society.

46 posted on 09/30/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum

The article clearly does not contain the full story. The article says the bikers surrounded an SUV and then a “biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire.”

But if you watch the video, it looks like the bikers are already chasing the SUV before the biker slammed on his brakes and got bumped.

Something happened before the video begins that started all of this.


47 posted on 09/30/2013 8:15:07 AM PDT by caligatrux
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To: UCANSEE2

That is what I was thinking. What the guy needed was a Mustang Mach III, nitro booster, and a sawed off shotgun.


48 posted on 09/30/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: caligatrux

See Post 40.


49 posted on 09/30/2013 8:18:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: thefactor

Is it likely that anyone will be arrested?


50 posted on 09/30/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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