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RAAAAAGE!!!

They are gonna have soooo many lawsuits on their hands because of this:

NYPD Confiscated hundreds of Bicycles on Earth Day For Obama Visit http://bit.ly/9tEgZv

”citing security concerns that bikes might be secret pipe bombs, NYPD officers clipped the locks of hundreds of bikes along Houston Street this morning in preparation for President Obama’s speech at Cooper Union. The bikes were unceremoniously put in the back of the truck. Onlookers were not given information as to what would become of the bikes. Happy Earth Day!”

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elven_ranger
Apr. 24th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
*jaw drops*
laplor
Apr. 24th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
Why not collect the street signs? There could be bombs buried under the pavement so it should be dug up. Oh, and manhole covers!

Where will it end?
tlttlotd
Apr. 25th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Because bombs built into bicycles have seen a lot of success in the past forty years. They're cheap and easy to make and result in a lot of antipersonnel shrapnel.

I wish I'd been up there, I've always wanted to grab one of the US Secret Service tamper-evident seals they put on manhole covers for my laptop.
ysabetwordsmith
Apr. 24th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm...
Property theft can be an effective way to discourage people from owning (or using in public) a particular type of property. Of course, if the department sells the stolen bikes, as is done with some other goods, then a financial motive may apply.
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