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DC police vehicle involved in another fatality of a citizen on a motorcycle - May 6, 2018, 09:06 PM

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May 6, 2018, 09:46 PM

idiot had it coming.

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idiot had it coming.

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Agreed. Natural selection working its process


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May 7, 2018, 01:38 AM

oh okay. So yall support death as the penalty for a minor traffic violation?

the city is about to pay out millions yet again

I'm sure DC's residents (who have to pay for this) will start to speak out
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oh okay. So yall support death as the penalty for a minor traffic violation?

the city is about to pay out millions yet again

I'm sure DC's residents (who have to pay for this) will start to speak out
Now that is an interesting way of spinning things around, hahahaha.

It's sad that he passed away from HIS ACTIONS, but being HIS ACTIONS I highly doubt the city will have to pay off anything. Unless of course the cop car purposely hit him dead on. Then again if you wouldn't be illegally driving the wrong way at an illegal speed on an illegal vehicle...


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oh okay. So yall support death as the penalty for a minor traffic violation?

the city is about to pay out millions yet again

I'm sure DC's residents (who have to pay for this) will start to speak out

I think Leo hit it however,

Being killed in an accident and being sentenced to death are false equivalents.
Minor traffic violations and riding the wrong way at a high rate of speed are also false equivalents.

Using this logic, Jeffery Wayne Price is pulled over going 35mph in a 25mph zone and is sentenced to death by lethal injection.


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May 7, 2018, 08:47 AM

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. The idiots that do this in cities such as DC are a menace to society. No loss there.


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Now that is an interesting way of spinning things around, hahahaha.

It's sad that he passed away from HIS ACTIONS, but being HIS ACTIONS I highly doubt the city will have to pay off anything. Unless of course the cop car purposely hit him dead on. Then again if you wouldn't be illegally driving the wrong way at an illegal speed on an illegal vehicle...
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I think Leo hit it however,

Being killed in an accident and being sentenced to death are false equivalents.
Minor traffic violations and riding the wrong way at a high rate of speed are also false equivalents.

Using this logic, Jeffery Wayne Price is pulled over going 35mph in a 25mph zone and is sentenced to death by lethal injection.


Wow, I can't believe yall believe what the police said. Like did yall even look at or watch the video? Wrong side of the road? At the crash point, the bike was on the CORRECT side of the road, the cop was on the WRONG side of the road. The cops lied just like they lied when they killed sterling. The bike would have hit an oncoming car head on if he was riding on the wrong side, smh. The bike crashed into the passenger side of a police truck in HIS lane!!

No payout? The city paid out millions when they killed sterling. The police car broke the same police policy yet again in this case: using their car as a battering ram AND chasing motorcycles.

The cop purposely darted out at the intersection at the last minute, again, just look where the police car is located. The cop basically committed vehicular homicide. They learned NOTHING from the Sterling case.

This is not a case of a bike riding recklessly, this could have happen to ANY of of motorcyclist if we are riding down a road and a cop purposely tries to kill us. Please actually read and examine this case
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May 7, 2018, 09:45 AM

Did you watch the video? The skidmarks clearly show the rider was on the wrong side of the road and crossed back to the right side, and the rider clearly broadsided the police car. A loss of life is always tragic, and regardless of circumstances this is a horrible outcome. I do not however, with out additional information, think the police intentionally intended to harm or kill the rider.


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Did you watch the video? The skidmarks clearly show the rider was on the wrong side of the road and crossed back to the right side, and the rider clearly broadsided the police car. A loss of life is always tragic, and regardless of circumstances this is a horrible outcome. I do not however, with out additional information, think the police intentionally intended to harm or kill the rider.

The cop was in the oncoming lane. At what point, or what good reason would the police car be perpendicular to bikers lane, the correct lane on the road, going down the hill? Why would a cop's front windshield be facing the curb of a lane of oncoming traffic? Where was the cop going facing the curb? should he be going in the direction of traffic?????

The cop clearly cut the biker off killing him.

Just like when they killed Sterling, the truth will all come out. They lied at the beginning of that case too about what actually happened. Cops have done the same here
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Question: Would he be dead if he wasn't running from the police and traveling at a rate that is at least 2-3X the speed-limit?

Answer: No

If the cop cut him off and entered the lane of traffic to use his vehicle as a battering ram, I am not okay with that...but lets not get it twisted. His choices created a ripple event of choices that led him down that path.

If the police do not attempt to intercept the fleeing vehicle and he plows into a bus stop, you can bet the police are going to be in the shit at that point. Rightfully so as well.

Seeing as we don't know anything at this point, we should probably withhold judgement.

What I do see is a cruiser that was struck in the reverse lane of traffic. That said, I also see skid marks of some significant length that indicate a high rate of speed and that the motorcyclist was traveling down the wrong lane of traffic as well.

That would seem to indicate that they were playing a bit of a game of chicken. Bad choice in that case when you are on the bike vs. the car.
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Question: Would he be dead if he wasn't running from the police and traveling at a rate that is at least 2-3X the speed-limit?

Answer: No

If the cop cut him off and entered the lane of traffic to use his vehicle as a battering ram, I am not okay with that...but lets not get it twisted. His choices created a ripple event of choices that led him down that path.

If the police do not attempt to intercept the fleeing vehicle and he plows into a bus stop, you can bet the police are going to be in the shit at that point. Rightfully so as well.

Seeing as we don't know anything at this point, we should probably withhold judgement.

What I do see is a cruiser that was struck in the reverse lane of traffic. That said, I also see skid marks of some significant length that indicate a high rate of speed and that the motorcyclist was traveling down the wrong lane of traffic as well.

That would seem to indicate that they were playing a bit of a game of chicken. Bad choice in that case when you are on the bike vs. the car.
That's quite reasonable. I suppose we should wait until the complete story is shared


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I'm kind of conflicted about this. It's not like someone deserved to die, but how is an LEO supposed to stop a fleeing vehicle if not by barricading escape routes?

A cruiser shouldn't be used to run a biker down, but I'm guessing that pulling in front of a fleeing vehicle is one of the standard methods to apprehend. The old "you can't outrun a radio" saying implies that the police may not be hot on your tail, but you can bet that they'll be waiting down the road trying to block your path.

We'll have to wait and see if any dashcam footage emerges, but it seems like they didn't run him down as much as they followed procedure to stop a fleeing vehicle. That's what they would have done if he were in a car. Unfortunately for the young man, it looks his decision to flee on a a bike is what lead to the outcome, given the predictable response of the police trying to stop him.
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This is not a case of a bike riding recklessly, this could have happen to ANY of of motorcyclist if we are riding down a road and a cop purposely tries to kill us.
But it didn't, it happened to a motorcyclist that was riding recklessly.

Complain all you want about the actions of the officer but it carries little weight unless it's happening to innocent people.


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