Police Stats on Ride of the Century 2012

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Ride of the Century 2012
So you've seen the videos we posted today and think Ride of the Century was just a bunch of mayhem. Mayhem!

Now we can give you some official stats. This just popped in our Inbox from the St. Louis County Police Department.

Total Enforcement Numbers Relating to Ride of the Century 2012
 
Calls for Service: 76

Citations: 63

(click below for drug arrests, guns seized, and more!)

Arrests: 19 Arrests (two drug arrests, 1 warrant arrest, all others were traffic arrests)

Towed motorcycles: 18

Guns seized: 3

Drug Arrests: 2

Accident: 1

Also, this from the County cops:
In addition to the enforcement numbers, it is also important to note that no traffic fatalities, assaults or property damage crimes were reported to the St. Louis County Police Department related to the "Ride of the Century" activities.
Well good. 


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Nope
Nope

Yeah. So some of the group did some wheelies and burnouts. God forbid they act like hooligans. So to correct that we block the highway and a full out 400+ bike getaway ensues. Bikers driving backwards, evading police cars attempting to ram them, even those that have passengers on the back (which most likely would not have been stunting). Yeah. That sounds logical! Cops: where the real brains in society serve!

stunt636
stunt636

while those numbers are all fine and dandy, it doesnt list how many laws the officers broke in order to uphold the law as they say. lets start with illegal search and seizure. impounding bikes that were in trucks and on trailers, excessive use of force for using batons on moving motorcyclists, attempted vehicular manslaughter when a police car was used to ram motorcyclists, bogus ticketing such as bike was set up for stunting. pretty sure that law doesnt exist. i could continue on but i think thats enough for now. the police officers actually created more havoc and chaos than the ride itself did. read the last part of this article carefully, "In addition to the enforcement numbers, it is also important to note that no traffic fatalities, assaults or property damage crimes were reported to the St. Louis County Police Department related to the "Ride of the Century" activities." now lets think about how many individuals bikes were damaged by officers in the process of arresting them. they pulled them off the bikes and let them hit the ground, and on one occasion, flipped it over and let it smash the other side. that is thousands in damage alone. but that isnt mentioned. but i can promise you all of this is on video and in due time it will all be seen. ive have been on this ride several times and i can assure you that the police involvement has not made it any better, only worse. without the police involvement, the ride would usually only interrupt traffic for a small fraction of time, now it is causing massive backups of the highway from roadblocks. while people will argue that while the rider is performing these tricks, they are not in control of the motorcycle. i can assure you they are. more in control than 98% of the people on the highways every day. hence the no fatalities related to the ride this year or ever. the worst thing that has happened is an individual was run over by a driver not paying attention last year. the rider was not on his bike when it happened, he was retreiving his backpack that had fallen off. a minivan had come to a stop and put their hazard lights on to allow him to retrieve it safely but the driver of the f350 wasnt paying attention had the change lanes abruptly and then swerved back into the lane, hitting the motorcyclist. but that hasnt been printed either, just that a motorcyclist lost his leg. which is also untrue.i hope that everyone will realize that the stories being printed and shown by the news stations is now the entire story and sometimes very wrong.

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