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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter vigilante mob went after the wrong guy, after erroneously identifying him from a Strava ride. The cops added to this fiasco by initially posting the wrong date for the incident.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...bike-ride.html
    I'm not sure if Twitter is the cause of everything wrong with the world or is merely a symptom of it, but it is surely one of the two.

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    Ask yourself what the strong variable is in all this social fiascos..... (Hint: its not twitter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I'm not sure if Twitter is the cause of everything wrong with the world or is merely a symptom of it, but it is surely one of the two.
    Yeah, TWO mis-IDed riders were trending last week related to this incident. It was not Bike Twitter's finest hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter vigilante mob went after the wrong guy, after erroneously identifying him from a Strava ride. The cops added to this fiasco by initially posting the wrong date for the incident.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...bike-ride.html
    Massive and lethal abuses of power by police have us in the streets, yet here we are, relying on police to *properly and accurately* ID the suspect, Brennan. Two *mis-identifications* by us amateur detectives did not help.

    Yes I know we are all MAD AS HELL. I am too. Massive police reform is needed in many places to undo ingrained cultures of extreme prejudice. A few departments might need to be dissolved and reconstituted. The attitude of the Outrageous Man behind the black fence needs to be dealt with as well. His acolytes, enablers, and collaborators too. But I hope on this *one* occasion, Maryland-National Capital Park Police earned a small amount of trust for doing their job well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Yeah, TWO mis-IDed riders were trending last week related to this incident. It was not Bike Twitter's finest hour.

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    To be fair, twitter isnt the strong variable here.


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