Wednesday, March 31, 2010
"Critical Mass" Settlement
As reported here by the NY Times, the City of New York has agreed to pay $98,000 to settle the civil rights claims of several cyclists involved in the "Critical Mass" bicycle demonstrations. Some of the claims settled involved aggressive actions taken by the NYPD against individual cyclists, a few of which were captured on video and posted online. The "Critical Mass" bicylists have clashed with police since at least 2004, when riders claimed that NYPD officers were harassing them during events leading up to and during the Republican National Convention.