Read about it here, you have to read a way before they say it. Makes you proud doesn't it, to think that police officers were riding in the group and apparently took no action at all to stop the group of bikers nor to stop the beating received by the SUV driver:
"At least three police officers were riding with the pack during the incident — one of whom as been placed on desk duty while NYPD’s Internal Affairs investigates, CBS News reported. It is unclear if the other two who have come forward witnessed the attack." Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/06/motorcycle-melee-suspect-to-appear-in-court-sunday/
According to a report I heard yesterday, on WCBS radio news, the officer who was suspended was a member of the biker-group, was reportedly at the scene when the SUV driver was pulled from his vehicle, and reportedly witnessed it as the SUV driver was beaten by other biker-group members. The officer reportedly took no action and reportedly was suspended for not reporting it to his superiors. Imagine that he has been suspended for not reporting it as opposed to for not taking police action to stop it. Remember the police have no legal duty to protect us or so they keep reminding us.
Have not seen this in the national news yet, just locally. If it is true that three cops were in the group and that at least one witnessed the beating and did nothing to prevent it, or then to stop it, while an unarmed civilian had to step in to stop it, well all I can say is I believe that they need to be fired, charged criminally and departmentally. I also think the guy who was beaten should receive a huge cash award and an apology from the city of New York. I also think the cops ought to be ashamed of themselves, riding with scum like that let alone possibly not lifting a finger to prevent that mess; of course as I said, they should have to face dire consequences too.
Then again, if citizens in NY City and NY State could be reasonably armed for self defense (like the police are armed for self-defense cause it sure isn't to defend the rest of us), then this likely would not have happened. As it was, those bikers thought they had nothing to fear. They were right along those lines in one way, they did not have to fear that the police would show up in time to prevent the SUV driver from being beaten by them, even with cops in their midst.
All the best,
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