Bikes, the police and you.
Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
February 22, 2006 - 6:30 PM
The New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and FreeWheels
are pleased to announce a panel on the last 17 months of police
repression of Critical Mass in New York City. It will be all you ever
wanted to know about the practical and legal struggles faced by
'cyclists. Since the Republican National Convention, over 315 people
have been arrested for riding their bicycles on Critical Mass. Over
80 people have tried to fight their charges to trial, come hear how
In January, the Honorable Judge Harris ruled New York City's parade
permitting scheme is unconstitutional, but found all the riders guilty
of disorderly conduct. The City is appealing the ruling. Come hear
why the ruling is important. Learn about the City and the riders'
Each month the NYPD does something new and inventive to arrest people
for riding their bikes. Come hear a month by month break down on
policing tactics and an overview of the disproportional response by
our City to a peaceful bicycle ride. Come learn about what's
happening on our streets.
Come learn about why all those police officers have video cameras.
Find out what a TARU is. No, it's not something on a bike tire. Hear
from attorneys who are suing the City over their surveillance tactics
and unconstitutional arrests.
Moderator : Dave Rankin
Short Video Presentation
A few sections of CM footage
FREEWHEELS Critical Mass Update
Mark Taylor (FreeWheels)
Marty Stolar (President of the New York City Chapter of the National
Lawyers Guild) - Handschu Attorney
CRIMINAL CASE UPDATES
Gideon Oliver (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney for a huge number
of arrested bicyclists.
CIVIL CASE UPDATES
Rose Weber (National Lawyers Guild) - Noted police misconduct attorney
and counsel for many bicyclists.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON A BIKE
Emily Compton (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney with the NYC Mass
Q + A