Cyclists' rights on trial in LA

Discussion in 'Activism / Safety' started by djcyberlegend, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    A doctor in LA is accused of cutting off two roadies and braking hard in front of them, causing one of them to crash face-first into his rear windshield. His trial is now in the hands of the jury.

    Story here
     
  2. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Thanks for posting. Will be following to see the outcome.
     

  3. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    GUILTY on all counts

    Doc Thompson was convicted on all charges. This was Tweeted by RoadID about an hour ago. Full Story
     
  4. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Good to hear.

    Any updates on the health of the riders involved?
     
  5. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    One rider talked about what sounds to me like a mild case of PTSD, flinches at brake lights even when driving, but all involved attended the trial and sentencing. They APPEAR to be in good health.
     
  6. Chris516

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    I saw it on another biking website.

    That doctor has a prior history of doing that to cyclists. He has done it, two other times.
     
  7. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Any update on sentencing?
     
  8. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I was hoping that he would be fed to a pack of wolves.
     
  9. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth New Member

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    Do they still do that?
     
  10. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    I sure want to know
     
  11. Engyo

    Engyo Bent Newbie - old rider

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    I know he was found guilty, but I don't think he has been sentenced yet.
     
  12. CTD50

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    Wolves don't eat sh**; feed him to the coyotes!
     
  13. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    Road rage doc sentenced to 5 years in prison - a victory for cyclists, but probably still stirs up ire among motorists...

    Tweeted yesterday by RoadID

    Story
     
  14. TxCyclist

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    Glad to hear it wasen't short jail time and Probation like the other case.
     
  15. Tarukai

    Tarukai SMILEY CAR

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    thank god he got jail time for that. Honestly, I can't believe his attorney kept pushing the "it was only an accident" **** the whole trial.

    yeah, okay, slamming your brakes on intentionally (as said to the officer) is TOTALLY an accident, yep.
     
  16. CTD50

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    You know those old stories about our earliest predecessors, crawling up out of the primal ooze to take the land, evolve, and develop into us?

    Most lawyers are what's left behind.
     
  17. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I'm glad he got serous jail time. With good behavior he'll be back to it in 18 months, but still it's good to see he didn't just get a slap on the wrist.