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Thread: Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested After He Was Caught on Video Ramming a Cyclist With His

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    Default Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested After He Was Caught on Video Ramming a Cyclist With His

    https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2800...paign=17202668

    It's not the action of the driver that was disturbing, but rather of the NYPD that speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaCynic View Post
    https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2800...paign=17202668

    It's not the action of the driver that was disturbing, but rather of the NYPD that speaks volumes.
    The driver's actions were disturbing too. Aside from repeatedly ramming a person with his car, speed cameras ticketed him 11 times for speeding in a school zone, and he was driving without a license. He is an example of why jurisdictions should be exploring ways to target additional remedial efforts at aggressive and reckless drivers that rack up large numbers of automated tickets.

    The Gothamist article linked in the bicycling.com story also provides a little more context on why the NYPD traffic enforcement officer didn't stop the driver ( https://gothamist.com/2019/06/08/fdn...ed_cyclist.php ). The officer in the video was an NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent, who is a civilian employee with less power than a police officer (e.g., writing parking tickets, directing traffic). Internet sleuths found a streetview image of Brauley De La Rosa's car, which had a FDNY insignia on the windshield and an "Active Firefighter" placard on the dash. The Gothamist notes no one knows yet whether the NYPD van had NYPD officers or just other traffic enforcement agents. None of that excuses the agent from not taking additional action.
    Last edited by dbehrend; 06-18-2019 at 02:57 PM.

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    This was probably another case that without a video, nothing would have happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    This was probably another case that without a video, nothing would have happened.
    If a tree falls in a forest and no one heard it...

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