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    NYC destroys nearly 100 ‘destructive’ and ‘dangerous’ dirt bikes

    NYC destroys nearly 100 ‘destructive’ and ‘dangerous’ dirt bikes

    https://nypost.com/2022/06/21/nyc-de...us-dirt-bikes/

    By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

    June 21, 2022 5:15pm Updated

    City officials crushed nearly 100 dirt bikes Tuesday, with Mayor Eric Adams saying he’s determined to eradicate the menacing vehicles from local streets.

    In all, 92 of the illegal rides were pulverized under a bulldozer at the Erie Basin Auto Pound off Gowanus Bay in Brooklyn — as Adams vowed to continue City Hall’s war on the unauthorized recreational machines.

    The bikes are not street-legal in the city.

    “The NYPD heard the call, and they did a Herculean task to get rid of these loud, intimidating and dangerous and illegal dirt bikes and ATVs that are on our streets,” the mayor said at a press conference. “For years, we’ve witnessed what happens when they go under control or we do not enforce. They continue to grow over and over and over again.

    “And I’m not going to give up on my promise and commitments to rid our streets of these bikes and make all of our boroughs a place where people can move about,” he said. “As you can see from the number of bikes here today, we are making good on our promise.”

    Adams said the NYPD has taken about 900 of the bikes and ATVs off the streets of the Big Apple so far this year — an 88% bump over last year.

    “Today, as we stand in the shadow of the Freedom Tower, we are freeing ourselves from these destructive piece[s] of machinery that’s on our streets,” Adams added.

    (Because NOTHING says freedom like confiscating the property of citizens and then destroying it in a public Marxist media organ press release circle jerk. - AF)

    “They will be crushed today so they can never terrorize our city again, each and every one of them,” he said. “They will be turned into scrap metal and eventually recycled."

    Adams said the vehicles were not resold to ensure they would not motor their way back into the city and wreak more havoc on the streets.
    "Truly, whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire



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    A few things to point out here:

    1 - Based on the pictures they used and the bikes they crushed, almost NONE were "dirt bikes".

    In this picture almost every single bike there is a street legal scooter or small motorcycle. They all look to be Chinese knockoffs, I don't see a single one that is a "name brand" model, except what might be a Honda Ruckus in the front there.

    Bikes like that get 80 to 100 mpg and afford cheap transportation for city folks who cannot afford the insane costs of owning a car in NYC



    2 - 92 scooters being crushed in a city of 8 million people, is not anything, other than government bloviating.

    3 - NOTHING says freedom like confiscating the property of citizens and then destroying it in a public Marxist media organ press release circle jerk.

    4 - Authoritarian pooh bahs love these displays of destruction of what was once the citizen's property. They figure it shows the Mundanes who's the boss, let's them puff and preen in front of the crowd as they crush a pile of guns or scooters or books or booze or "undesirable" people.

    They do provide a valuable metric for knowing what the regime you find yourself living under approves of though.

    Ask yourself what the reaction would have been if that was a bulldozer crushing a bunch of "pride" flags, CDs of queeer porn and college textbooks on queeer theory?

    5 - Every time I see one of these brass hats leading one of these dog and pony shows, I can't help but think of this guy:

    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 06-22-2022 at 10:45 PM.
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    Have you ever seen the actual dirt bike gangs in the inner cities? I've come across them in Baltimore going to the stadium. They are beyond reckless. Blocking traffic, speeding, blowing red lights, riding wheelies down the street, almost hitting pedestrians etc, no mufflers. Most of the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are stolen as well. I've seen it to a lesser degree in Philly as well.

    So I'm ok with efforts to stop them. Though I agree, lots of what is in the pictures doesn't look like the offending bikes.

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    If I'm not mistaken, this is a reaction to the East Coast equivalent of the side shows in California, where they block traffic, menace people, etc.

    Standard totalitarian leftist attempt at "solution". Destroy and ban the tools used by the criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    Have you ever seen the actual dirt bike gangs in the inner cities?
    I do my best to stay out of such places.

    But scooters are the best transportation for such places and Cars are the congestion themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    A few things to point out here:

    1 - Based on the pictures they used and they bikes they crushed, almost NONE were "dirt bikes".
    They are all assault bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    Have you ever seen the actual dirt bike gangs in the inner cities? I've come across them in Baltimore going to the stadium. They are beyond reckless. Blocking traffic, speeding, blowing red lights, riding wheelies down the street, almost hitting pedestrians etc, no mufflers. Most of the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are stolen as well. I've seen it to a lesser degree in Philly as well.

    So I'm ok with efforts to stop them. Though I agree, lots of what is in the pictures doesn't look like the offending bikes.
    Almost none of them look like the "offending bikes"

    Your attitude is why we get pictures like this. You ask for government tyranny? That's what you are going to get. And it's not going to look the way you want it to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    In this picture almost every single bike there is a street legal scooter or small motorcycle...
    Bikes like that get 80 to 100 mpg and afford cheap transportation for city folks who cannot afford the insane costs of owning a car in NYC

    I count about eight actual dirt bikes. Which is enough to hide the rest, if they had put them in the first few rows, closest to the cameras.

    That's the really grating thing about all this tyranny lately. They announce this crap, and let the press post it with pictures that prove to anyone but complete morons that it's all lies. It's like they're daring people with brains to point out the lie.

    They're proud of how they're misusing power. They're rubbing our noses in it. They're like high school bullies. Yeah, what I'm doing is just wrong. What are you going to do about it?
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    democrats are a death cult bent on destroying ALL LIFE AND FUN ON THE PLANET

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    Have you ever seen the actual dirt bike gangs in the inner cities? I've come across them in Baltimore going to the stadium. They are beyond reckless. Blocking traffic, speeding, blowing red lights, riding wheelies down the street, almost hitting pedestrians etc, no mufflers. Most of the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are stolen as well. I've seen it to a lesser degree in Philly as well.

    So I'm ok with efforts to stop them. Though I agree, lots of what is in the pictures doesn't look like the offending bikes.
    My pearls were clutched just reading this!

    The cops up there harm and “almost” run into a lot more people doing their horrible jobs than all the dirt bikes in NYC. Stop them.

    Edit: it’s like asking a psychopath to take care of your neighbor’s junk problem. Overkill to say the least.
    Last edited by Slave Mentality; 06-22-2022 at 11:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    I do my best to stay out of such places.

    But scooters are the best transportation for such places and Cars are the congestion themselves.
    I haven't been to those areas in almost 10 years. My personal experince with this crap was we were walking to Camden yards to see a game with the kids and a whole pack of the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers came down the street breaking just about every traffic law.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Almost none of them look like the "offending bikes"

    Your attitude is why we get pictures like this. You ask for government tyranny? That's what you are going to get. And it's not going to look the way you want it to.
    If by tyranny you mean enforcing existing long standing traffic laws, then yes please. I would suspect most the impounded bikes were either unlicensed, unclaimed or stolen.

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    The only thing dangerous and destructive from what I can tell is NYC policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    They are all assault bikes.
    BAN ALL ASSAULT BIKES


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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    What are you going to do about it?
    I don't really care that much about some motorcycles. It could be somebody's livelihood in some cases, which is sad, but they'll probably overcome.

    The balls-out, dick-wagging bullying, however, will end. It will stop or it will be put to a stop, bullies' choice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaytonB View Post
    The balls-out, dick-wagging bullying, however, will end. It will stop or it will be put to a stop, bullies' choice.
    Sounds good. But the thing in which they seem to be rubbing our noses is the sheer number of people who either believe every ridiculous thing they say, or pretend to in order to avoid making waves.
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    The answer is of course, a clean electric bike that is more polluting than these awful dirt bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    A few things to point out here:

    1 - Based on the pictures they used and they bikes they crushed, almost NONE were "dirt bikes".

    In this picture almost every single bike there is a street legal scooter or small motorcycle. They all look to be Chinese knockoffs, I don't see a single one that is a "name brand" model, except what might be a Honda Ruckus in the front there.

    Bikes like that get 80 to 100 mpg and afford cheap transportation for city folks who cannot afford the insane costs of owning a car in NYC



    2 - 92 scooters being crushed in a city of 8 million people, is not anything, other than government bloviating.

    3 - NOTHING says freedom like confiscating the property of citizens and then destroying it in a public Marxist media organ press release circle jerk.

    4 - Authoritarian pooh bahs love these displays of destruction of what was once the citizen's property. They figure it shows the Mundanes who's the boss, let's them puff and preen in front of the crowd as they crush a pile of guns or scooters or books or booze or "undesirable" people.

    They do provide a valuable metric for knowing what the regime you find yourself living under approves of though.

    Ask yourself what the reaction would have been if that was a bulldozer crushing a bunch of "pride" flags, CDs of queeer porn and college textbooks on queeer theory?

    5 - Every time I see one of these brass hats leading one of these dog and pony shows, I can't help but think of this guy:

    So....a black mayor is banning a cheap and energy efficient source of transportation used by a lot of black people. With friends like this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Sounds good. But the thing in which they seem to be rubbing our noses is the sheer number of people who either believe every ridiculous thing they say, or pretend to in order to avoid making waves.
    Numbers mean nothing.

    I repeat: Numbers mean nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    So....a black mayor is banning a cheap and energy efficient source of transportation used by a lot of black people. With friends like this....
    "Public servants" are out to enslave us all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    Have you ever seen the actual dirt bike gangs in the inner cities? I've come across them in Baltimore going to the stadium. They are beyond reckless. Blocking traffic, speeding, blowing red lights, riding wheelies down the street, almost hitting pedestrians etc, no mufflers. Most of the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are stolen as well. I've seen it to a lesser degree in Philly as well.

    So I'm ok with efforts to stop them. Though I agree, lots of what is in the pictures doesn't look like the offending bikes.
    That's the EXACT same logic driving the gun control debate. "Gang bangers and mass shooters use scary looking guns. So....ban them all." That's where it's headed.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    They are all assault bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Almost none of them look like the "offending bikes"

    Your attitude is why we get pictures like this. You ask for government tyranny? That's what you are going to get. And it's not going to look the way you want it to.
    Regular bike...




    Assault bike..

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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    I count about eight actual dirt bikes. Which is enough to hide the rest, if they had put them in the first few rows, closest to the cameras.

    That's the really grating thing about all this tyranny lately. They announce this crap, and let the press post it with pictures that prove to anyone but complete morons that it's all lies. It's like they're daring people with brains to point out the lie.

    They're proud of how they're misusing power. They're rubbing our noses in it. They're like high school bullies. Yeah, what I'm doing is just wrong. What are you going to do about it?
    EXACTLY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    EXACTLY!!!

    "Stop hitting yourself dude...stop hitting yourself dude"

    Until WE decide enough is enough it will continue. And get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Destroy and ban the tools used by the criminals.
    But do nothing to stop criminals from actually getting their hands on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    EXACTLY!!!

    "Stop hitting yourself dude...stop hitting yourself dude"
    Stop Resisting..

    The two boy cats in the house,,"Smokey" (Solid Grey) and my bubba "Scooter"

    Smokey always sounds like he is getting beat up,,when he is the aggressor and on top.

    "Help help"

    Scooter is the gentle giant,,and shakes it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertasbella View Post
    But do nothing to stop criminals from actually getting their hands on them.
    And do nothing to punish the crimes and criminals themselves.

    (Granted, taking away their bike is a punishment, but destruction of the bikes is just vindictive and wasteful.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    And do nothing to punish the crimes and criminals themselves.

    (Granted, taking away their bike is a punishment, but destruction of the bikes is just vindictive and wasteful.)
    The Broken Window Fallacy. Except the Fallacy is doubled down, because these particular "windows" are only made in the Orient.
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