Bikes, the Police, and You

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Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
February 22, 2006 - 6:30 PM
Room 206

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 they've faired.

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' appeal.
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

Gideon Oliver (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney for a huge number of arrested bicyclists.

Rose Weber (National Lawyers Guild) - Noted police misconduct attorney and counsel for many bicyclists.

Emily Compton (National Lawyers Guild) - Attorney with the NYC Mass Defense Committee

Q + A

FreeWheels is in the midst of raising money to help fund the fight against the City's Appeal of the parade law ruling. If you can help, please click through to:

For more information see:

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Carol Wood (not verified)

Should be pretty interesting, in light of Judge Stallman's ruling denying the city's injunction. Maybe I'll have to skip class that night.

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Regina (not verified)

Any chance there will be another opportunity for this? I think it is a great idea!

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Carol Wood (not verified)
I'll bring a tape recorder

The recording might be a little fuzzy, but you can borrow the tape if you like. If so, send me an email.

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mike pidel (not verified)

it was a very informative meeting.

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Withheld (not verified) that was insightful

Anyone have anything deeper than this to add?

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