Monday, October 31, 2005

Another Cyclist Killed

This comes off nyc.indymedia's news wire from NYCbr:
QUEENS: RESTAURANT WORKER KILLED IN CRASH A busboy bicycling home from work was killed by a drunken driver in Flushing on Saturday night, the police said yesterday. The busboy, left, identified as Angel Quizphi, 24, of Corona, was struck by a blue van as he traveled west on Northern Boulevard near Prince Street shortly after 11 p.m., the police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Yung Choe, 37, of 45-51 156th Street in Flushing, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter, the police said. Mr. Quizphi's fiancée, Nancy Lazo-Padilla, 26, said he had immigrated from Ecuador five years ago. "He always comes home, he never stays out, that's why I was worried," she said.
Michael Wilson (NYT)

October 31, 2005 03:18AM EST [general.addtranslation] Download Article (PDF)
Calling all Cyclists!

October 31st: Today is call-in day.

By nycbkr

FreeWheels urges you to call your councilmember today to demand that the NYPD stop arresting and harrassing cyclists.

Keywords: Government, Culture, Alternatives, Local, Critical Mass, Elections, Law, Global Warming, Space, Activism, Police & Prisons, Civil Rights,

Tell your City Councilmember and the Mayor (Mike "Ride your bike to work!" Bloomberg) that we demand accountability from our elected officials! Demand that they ease up, stop arresting cyclists, and start accounting for their behavior over the course of the past year and change. CALL YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER on October 31st. You can find the Councilperson for your district by going to and putting in your address.

Go to WWW.BICYCLEDEFENSEFUND.ORG for more details.


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